Why Did Gunmen Attack Gersh Kuntzman
Of course, when we say “Gunmen Attack Gersh Kuntzman” we are referring to an intellectual and mocking attack, not a physical attack. In a June 2016 article, Gersh proclaimed that he tried shooting an AR15 to, “better understand the firepower of military-style assault weapons and, hopefully, explain their appeal to gun lovers.” Had this been a true statement, and if he had tried out shooting an AR-15 and then wrote a piece saying he did not like it and honestly describing his experience, gunmen and women and children the world over would not have attacked him.
In fact however, Gersh walked into the experience not having an open mind, having already decided that only governments and their agents should have effective combat tools. He wrote a “gun violence” propaganda piece that did not honestly describe his experience firing the AR-15. In his article, he described the experience in such a dramatic and ridiculous way that shooting enthusiasts the world over simply had to mock him. A series of memes soon made the rounds:
Oh my Gersh, even in his “make things right” post at the bottom of his piece, after being attacked by firearms enthusiasts, he was unable to be intellectually honest.
“UPDATE: Many people have objected to my use of the term “PTSD” in the above story. The use of this term was in no way meant to conflate my very temporary anxiety with the very real condition experienced by many of our brave men and women in uniform. I regret the inarticulate use of the term to describe my in-the-moment impression of the gun’s firepower, and apologize for it.” – Gersh Kuntzman
“In-the-moment impression.” Are you kidding me? Like most journalists, Gersh did not have his laptop on the firing line. He left the firing range, went home or to his office or his favorite place to write. He put digit to key to write a piece for one of the largest egalitarian publications in the world. Those that read that paper are ignorant of many things, just as the readers of most mainstream “news” are ignorant of many things. He thought out his words to best appeal to the emotions of gullible readers that had never had the pleasure of firing an AR-15 modern sporting rifle.
We don’t take political stances….
…. that is not the place of a business. We do however point out propaganda at times. “Military style assault weapons” is an absolutely subjective and misleading phrase, and he uses it to pound gun violence propaganda into his listener’s heads. Gersh is not an intellectually honest reporter, and his article is a huge embarrassment to the NY Daily News. it is unfortunate and unethical. The Jackson Hole Shooting Experience invites Gersh to visit them for a complimentary shooting experience, and see if he agrees with all of their past clients. It is likely that he will never open his mind to new ideas, however they would enjoy helping him learn more about firearms.