California Man Claims He Destroyed His AR-15 To Stop Mass Shootings

By Tom Knighton

The nation is a little on edge regarding firearms. It’s also primed for people who want to pretend to be heroes to the anti-gun zealots, which may account for a recent news report from Riverside, CA. That’s where Chad Vachter decided to destroy his AR-15…and do it all in front of the camera.

Gun owner destroys AR-15

WATCH: Fed up with the number of recent mass shootings, a gun enthusiast decided to destroy his AR-15. “I can’t have something in my house that so easily could become a part of another situation like that, and I’m not going to be desensitized to it.” FULL STORY >> bit.ly/2zP65J6

Posted by WFLA News Channel 8 on Saturday, November 18, 2017

From WFLA:

One of Chad Vachter’s prized possessions was a thousand-dollar AR-15 assault rifle. After seeing the growing number of mass shootings in the country, Vachter said he was fed up and decided to take a hammer to his gun, destroying it.

“I can’t do it,” he said. “I can’t have something in my house that so easily could become a part of another situation like that, and I’m not going to be desensitized to it. I refuse to.”

Last month, 58 people were killed in a mass shooting at an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas. Earlier this month, a gunman opened fire inside a church and left 26 people dead in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Earlier this week, police say a gunman killed several people during a shooting rampage in several different locations in northern California, including an elementary school. Vachter says the incident hit close to home, and he had enough.

“The other night, when I read the thing about the school in northern California, I cried and I haven’t felt good since,” he said. “And although I’m still sad for Click to see the original article