Poetic justice was caught on video after a punk decided to take his illegal, sawed-off shotgun out for a test run. Let’s just say it didn’t go according to plan, and he quickly realized just how big of a mistake he’d made.
A young punk, wearing a hat with the depiction of a few marijuana leaves, was recorded on video while taking his sawed-off shotgun out for a little bit of fun. Although it’s unknown when the incident actually took place, it appears to be during the winter months, as there is snow on the ground.
Of course, rifles or shotguns with shortened (or sawed off) barrels are illegal. However, there is a loophole:
Sawed-off shotguns – shotguns with barrels cut off to less than 18 inches – are illegal in Canada. Get caught with one at the wrong place and time, and you’re looking at serious time in a federal penitentiary.
But if a shotgun comes from the factory with a shortened barrel, even as short as 8½ inches, you’re in the clear – they are completely legal in Canada with no special restrictions.
If a factory-produced shotgun has a barrel less than 18 inches, it’s legal so long as its overall length is greater than 660mm, or 30 inches, and the action is hand-operated, like a pump-action.
As can clearly be seen, that isn’t the case for the firearm in the video below, as the gun is approximately 15 inches in length, meaning that wherever he was in North America, this gun was illegal – period. But, that was actually the least of this guy’s worries.
The gun seems to belong to the man recording the incident, as the shooter asks shortly after the video begins where to shoot it. The cameraman only suggests that he “hip fire” the gun, meaning it would be at about waist level at the time of discharge.
This is where things go wrong – oh, so very wrong.
Ignoring the warnings of the gun’s owner, the nitwit raises the firearm to face level, but there’s just one problem – the gun doesn’t have a stock. As would normally be the case, the force of the weapon firing (recoil) would transfer through the stock and into the torso of the shooter.
Without this stabilization, the gun is forced back with only the hope that the hand of the man firing the gun can control it. Unfortunately for this “gangsta,” that wasn’t the case – not by a long shot.
As one would imagine, upon discharging the firearm, the gun launches backward and slaps the man in the face with quite a bit of force, leaving him whimpering in a similar fashion to that of a dog. In the end, the impact left the shooter crying in agony and the owner of the weapon only able to utter, “See, I told you.”
It’s all too easy to get caught up with what we see in the movies, and that was apparently the case here. Anyone who has fired a shotgun before knows that it comes with a hefty kick. As for this guy, he just thought it was going to be a little “pop.” This is proven by where the thug held the gun just prior to firing. You see, the stock is a very important part of the firearm, and when you don’t have one, especially on a shotgun, it makes it just about impossible to keep steady.
So, when this guy got hit in the face, it was his own fault, seeing how he didn’t leave the proper amount of room to accommodate the full brunt of the recoil. Instead, he caught it with his face. It just goes to show, you always need to have some background knowledge before firing a weapon of any kind. If not, well, you could end up making a complete fool of yourself like this moron.
This is why gun safety is so important and why more people need to take it seriously. Morons like this only give gun-grabbers more ammunition when it comes to trying to take away our guns. Be smart – don’t be this guy.