'Rattled' reporter compares shooting an AR-15 to a 'meteor' strike: 'It was exhilarating'

Reporter Kevin McCallum is making headlines for his recent story for Vermont's Seven Days, in which he described his very first experience at the state's first indoor shooting range.

In the article, the self-described "not a gun guy" detailed how he was "rattled" when he first shot an AR-15, a moment he described as similar to a meteor striking the earth.

What are the details?

McCallum began the article by admitting the last time he used a firearm was more than 35 years ago when he "squeezed off a few rounds from an old .22 rifle at summer camp."

"Nor have I felt the impulse to own a gun for personal protection, whether due to privilege or delusion or both," he wrote. "I've also figured, rightly or wrongly, that owning a gun — statistically speaking — would tend to make my family's home less safe, not more."

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