Reporter Tola Brennan visits Westside Rifle & Pistol Range in midtown Manhattan to learn how to shoot a rifle. Watch him take his first shot and get introduced to gun culture.
Produced as part of five video project called Point Blank: Close-up stories about guns in New York City.
About the project:
Gun fatalities in New York City have steadily declined over the last decade. Most New Yorkers will never fire a gun, thanks largely to strict gun control laws.Yet gun violence impacts the lives of many residents – from young witnesses to gang members – particularly in neighborhoods disproportionately wracked by shootings. Point Blank aims to tell stories of what it’s like when guns are a part of life.