4 years ago
“You know, they make fun of my saying about use a shotgun if someone’s invading your home – guess what, use a shotgun someone invading your home and you don’t kill your kids – use an AR-15, it goes through your wall and it can kill your kid in the bedroom.”
Now I point you to Box O’ Truth concerning shotguns and rifles through drywall. I’ll let you read the whole thing, but the bottom line is that rifle rounds and shot penetrate drywall. To be clear, my opinion is that if this had been tissue (or ballistic gelatin), the AR-15 rounds would have begun to fragment because the drag coefficient is so much higher. They are after all frangible rounds and they are designed to do this (except for steel core such as PMC green tip and similar rounds). But if you miss, drywall is no protection regardless of what you’re shooting – handgun, rifle or shotgun.
Know you backstop. Use of a gun anywhere is dangerous, and you must observe the rules of safety. It is a gun. It is dangerous by definition. And for heaven’s sake, don’t listen to the court jester concerning anything.