What is it like to fire an AR-15? It’s horrifying, menacing and very very loud is, without question, the dumbest article I’ve ever read about the AR-15-style rifle. Especially the bit where the nydailynews.com writer implies some knowledge of firing an AR-15 in “fully automatic” mode. Here are the money shots . . .
It feels like a bazooka — and sounds like a cannon….
I’ve shot pistols before, but never something like an AR-15. Squeeze lightly on the trigger and the resulting explosion of firepower is humbling and deafening (even with ear protection).
The recoil bruised my shoulder. 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 case of PTSD. For at least an hour after firing the gun just a few times, I was anxious and irritable.
Even in semi-automatic mode, it is very simple to squeeze off two dozen rounds before you even know what has happened. In fully automatic mode, it doesn’t take any imagination to see dozens of bodies falling in front of your barrel.
All it takes is the will to do it.
Forty nine people can be gone in 60 seconds.
All it takes to see the fail here is the will to do it. I doubt nydailynews.com readers have it.