This is a video letter from Suart Mills, a member of the family that owns the Mills Fleet Farm chain of stores in the upper Midwest to Minnesota Congressman Rick Nolan, and Senators Amy Klobucher, and Al Franken. This video proves that a duck hunting shotgun is more destructive and lethal than a Huldra AR-15 modern sporting rifle. However, don’t mistake that the author of the video is trying to say that shotguns should not be banned while AR-15s are allowed. On the contrary, he is merely demonstrating and educating the unaware public of the reality of what both weapons actually do. Be sure and pass this along to the uneducated.
The point of the shotgun vs. modern sporting rifle demonstration is in the (so called “gun-free”) environments these mass shooting have taken place, the 12-gauge shotgun is more lethal than a MSR.
We were not trying to create a debate around shot sizes, effective long-range distances, choke tubes, etc. A skilled and practiced sportsman can feed a shotgun magazine tube somewhat comparably to a boxed magazine change. The quick feeding of the tube of my Remington 1100 20-gauge was a skill that I mastered at 15. The 12-gauge shogun is certainly effective for home defense, however it is by its very design a scattergun and may not be suitable for a situation where a precision shot is called for, and thus is not my preferred choice to deal with a defensive situation.
The entire point literally spelled out in black and white at the end of the video is that one gun is not morally superior to another and trashing our Constitutional rights is counter productive to ensuring our children’s safety. The best and only way to protect our children is to do just that, protect them!