University of Texas senior and founder of UT Students Against Guns on Campus Zachary Stone, in the New York Times, deploys the classic liberal urban Jewish argument against Americans’ gun ownership rights: “I’m an incompetent idiot and a pussy, but the Constitution and the State of Texas actually allow me to have a gun! Obviously the rest of America is as effeminate, useless, cowardly, and lame as I am.”
[I]t was time to prove our shooting proficiency. We drove to a field with some silhouette targets lined up. â€œStandard B-27s,â€ the instructor told us.
â€œLoad five bullets in the magazine!â€ the instructor shouted. My neighbors easily slipped five bullets into their magazines. I struggled with the Glock Iâ€™d rented from the store.
â€œReady your weapon!â€ The others all put their magazines in their guns, pulled back the slides, and aimed. I put the magazine in the gun and then fumbled with the slide. Eventually, I got it. I looked at my neighbors to figure out how to hold the gun.
I shot. The gun flew back. My neighbors each hit the center, but I missed a foot too high.
I didnâ€™t realize Iâ€™d have to shoot again so soon. I hadnâ€™t taught myself how to aim yet, and I wanted a few seconds to learn from the first shot. I also hadnâ€™t learned how to deal with the recoil. Anxiously, I pointed and shot â€” a few seconds after my neighbors. I still missed.
Thatâ€™s when the instructor yelled at me. â€œYou need to line up your sights!â€ I had no idea what that meant. He explained that for me to aim properly the dot at the front of the gun needed to be inside the post at the back of the gun.
That was remarkably useful information.
My next shot hit the center â€œX.â€
After five shots, the instructor told us to remove our magazines. I tugged on the magazine. It didnâ€™t move, so I pulled harder. I pulled as hard as I could, nervous to put so much force on a gun â€” empty or not.
I called out to the instructor. â€œMy magazineâ€™s stuck!â€
â€œShow me. Try to pull it out. That really shouldnâ€™t happen.â€
I pulled on the magazine for the instructor. â€œYou need to push the release,â€ he said.
â€œWhatâ€™s that?â€ I asked.
I pushed something.
â€œNo. The button,â€ he said.
That did the trick.