I’ve always been for firm gun control. Growing up, guns were used to hunt and shoot clay pigeons. They were never to be toted around as some form of intimidation and you never pointed one at a human, even unloaded. Then I went to architecture school. A very left-wing architecture school where guns were to be destroyed. Living in NYC for the past 6 years, I can see why there’s such strict gun control laws. Hell, I don’t want people walking around with guns. They get in fights over Metrocards and stupid sports games.
Then I moved to Austin for the winter…
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Lauren and I went to Red’s Indoor Range with Katie and Ryan. It was “ladies’ night” and the girls wanted to fire off some big guns.
It was the first time I had been in a legit firing range. Other times, it was in the woods, or in someone’s basement.
It was also my first time shooting an AK47 and an AR15. The only other rifles I’d shot were 22’s and shotguns. Maybe a hunting rifle.
Here’s Lauren with the AR15, which felt like a toy after blasting a dozen rounds with the AK47.
I loaded the magazine.
Emptied the clip.
And this is the result from 50 yards. The AK47 was a beast. You really could “feel” it work. I was amazed at how simple it was and frightened at the same time. If it’s this easy and legal in Texas, Lord knows what idiot is carrying one around!
The girls had a great time. They shot pistols and rifles. Here’s Katie observing the color-coordination law.
Lauren was proud of her kill and I had my fill. As always, there are more photos at my Flickr!