Gersh Kuntzman is getting quite a bit of attention lately. TTAG immortalized the anti-gunner in the article The Dumbest “I Shot an Assault Rifle!” Article in the History of the World Ever. After that debacle, which The People of the Gun made viral, The New York Daily News journalist decided to pen a second article in which he claims gun control is a gender issue because of the names he was called after admitting an AR-15 “bruised his shoulder.” Kuntzman’s original article says:
The recoil bruised my shoulder, which can happen if you don’t know what you’re doing. The brass shell casings disoriented me as they flew past my face. The smell of sulfur and destruction made me sick. The explosions — loud like a bomb — gave me a temporary form of PTSD. For at least an hour after firing the gun just a few times, I was anxious and irritable.
After being called out by the pro-gun community for his obvious over exaggeration of the recoil on an AR-15, he wrote another article. The thin-skinned liberal had a hard time being criticized for his writings. Perhaps it’s time he chose another profession. His newest article — To gun lovers, you can’t even have an opinion on assault rifles — unless it’s theirs. Here’s the proof — is Kuntzman complaining about the gun community calling him out. He starts by making it a gender issue: “The gun debate is also a gender war.” (Try not to “lol”.)
As a female gun owner who has built my share of AR-15s, and bought a few, let me say something about Kuntzman…
Making this a gender issue is probably not a good idea. I am not the only woman that could fire an AR-15 all day and not end up with a sore shoulder. I have many female friends that are tougher than Kuntzman. He had the opportunity to learn something about a rifle he still knows little about, and instead of doing so, he found an anti-gun gun store owner who patted his metaphorical backside and told him exactly what he wanted to hear. Now he’s upset that men called him a “pussy.”
Well, I’m a woman, and while I won’t use that term, I would agree that Kuntzman is a bit of a whiner. Don’t make this a gender issue, Kuntzman. Because I can shoot an AR-15 without getting disoriented and sick or giving myself PTSD. I can also write an article (as I’m doing now) with the understanding that I will most likely get at least some that disagree or have something in the form of an ad hominem attack to sling my way. It’s the nature of the beast.
Yes, I’m a wimp. I simpered because my experience with the AR-15 bruised me, body and spirit. -Kuntzman
Say what you want, but don’t drag me and all other gun owning women down. We know more about the AR-15 than you ever will, and claiming this is a gender issue just shows how thin-skinned and ignorant you actually are. Don’t deflect blame to gender. And thanks for admitting what we already knew.