(Scotchtown, NY) -- A video of a Hudson Valley man destroying his AR-15 rifle is going viral. Scott Pappalardo of Scotchtown posted a video to his Facebook page that has gotten more than 12 million views. Pappalardo says he bought his gun 30 years ago and is a licensed gun owner and supporter of the Second Amendment. And, while he's never used the gun to hunt or kill anything, he says he enjoyed using it for target practice.
But after seeing the faces of those killed in last week's mass shooting at a high school in Florida, Pappalardo decided he had had enough and decided to destroy the weapon so it could never be used to take someone's life. The video ends with him using a buzzsaw to destroy the gun.
Copyright © 2018TTWN Media Networks LLC
Photo: flickr, Mitch Barrie