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“It Felt To Me Like a Bazooka”

So says this Daily News article that has been making the rounds. That’s funny, because that’s pretty much the opposite reaction I’ve gotten, even from women and children. He even goes so far as to say the first shot gave him PTSD, and insult to people who have gotten PTSD from experiencing something far far worse. This guy is a tool. To me, the bigger story is who enabled the Daily News to come up with this hit piece: Frank Stelmach of Frank’s Double Tap Shooting Range at 4730 Blakiston St, Philadelphia, PA:

“There should be expanded background checks — extending into your family, friends and associates,” he said. “And there should be a mental health screening. In Europe, if you want to buy a gun, you have to see a doctor (for a psychiatric examination) to see if something’s not right.”

Something to keep in mind if you patronize that establishment. Psych evals? Really? At whose expense? Not just believe that stuff, but willing to say so to the media, and cooperate with the media to make gun owners look bad! I don’t really give a crap what you think as an individual, but the game changes when you announce as much to the media in a hit piece to a paper you know is doing a hit piece.

I would note that Classic Pistol is only 12.7 miles further if you live in The City. Pistol People is only 4.6 miles, and 10 minutes. Ready Aim Fire, 11 miles or 18 minutes. So really, you have no excuse.

Notice in the update the author apologized for his hyperbole about firing an AR-15 giving him PTSD. I’m glad to see our folks getting their Alinsky on: make them live up to their own standards.

UPDATE: Double Tap responds that their words were twisted by Kuntzman, and they do not in fact support any of the things the article claimed they supported.

9 Responses to ““It Felt To Me Like a Bazooka””

  1. David W. says:

    Yeah apparently the reporter lied a bunch

    https://www.facebook.com/doubletapshootingrange/posts/1146174612105699

    That’s the gun shop.

    • Bram says:

      Their last line was exactly what i was thinking – that pants-wetting reporter is full of crap.

      They should have started him off with an M1 Garand or a Springfield, then demonstrated how the 5.56 generating about 1/3 the energy. Of course the Nancy would have ignored it and still had his little fainting spell.

    • Archer says:

      And another example of why, if you are going to speak to the media, you should record everything yourself.

      Myself, I would have LOVED to see the video of the snowflake (both intellectual and physical) bruising his shoulder on a nearly recoil-less rifle.

      And then handing him a .30-06. “For comparison,” of course. ;)

    • Brad says:

      He effed up. The gun store owner trusted a reporter to tell something resembling the truth about guns.

      D’oh!

  2. great unknown says:

    When, exactly, did this SJW fire a bazooka for comparison purposes. And BTW, a bazooka has very little, if any, recoil.

    But then, the NY Daily News has little, if any ethics or honesty.

  3. Zermoid says:

    “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 form of PTSD. For at least an hour after firing the gun just a few times, I was anxious and irritable.”

    WTF???? Is he serious???

  4. CarlosT says:

    I haven’t shot a ARs too much, but I remember the recoil as a sharp pop. No shove to speak of.

    Now the boom from the guy firing his .500 S&W one lane over? That was something.

  5. TS says:

    Isn’t a bazooka recoilless? So yeah, I guess it felt kind of like a bazooka.

  6. Chas says:

    The political left engages in exaggerations that are so extreme as to be ridiculous, but they truly believe those exaggerations, and what’s worse is that they mean to act on them.
    The AR really is a fully automatic, weapon of war, used by the military, and was designed purely to kill the maximum number of people in the shortest amount of time – in their minds, and they are acting on those beliefs. There is no reasoning with those immersed in the leftist groupthink – it’s a psycho/social disease. The only treatment I know of is a relentless insistence on the truth.

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