This isn’t a news story. It’s pure entertainment in the SMH vein. The genius in the NSFW video above calls himself “40 Glocc.” No, that’s not his SASS nickname. It’s his rap alias.
One would think that if one sports the handle “40 Glocc” that one’s core competency would be shooting .40 caliber polymer pistols, mainly Glocks.
Yet, it becomes abundantly clear based on the footage that 40 Glocc has no idea how to safely handle nor shoot a firearm.
In addition to muzzle sweeping bystanders, 40 Glocc literally misses his target numerous times and then blames it on the cameraman.
“Why you keep coming up in my face like that?” the rapper asks the cameraman.
“I’m trying not to get shot,” replies the friend. “You shooting the ground man, there’s shit flying up.”
Ugh. After a few more attempts at the target, 40 Glocc asks the cameraman if he hit the target.
“I think it fell over,” says the cameraman. Not from a hit, though. Most likely it was knocked over by a gust of wind.
There’s no doubt that rappers celebrate gun ownership. They write about it, rap about it and sing about it. But for most, that’s where their interest ends.
The majority of rappers, it seems, have no handle on what it means to be a responsible gun owner, what it means to store guns properly, what it means to follow the rules of firearms safety, what it means to practice basic shooting techniques covering stance, grip, trigger control, sight picture, etc.
It’s a shame, too. Because like it or not rappers have a significant cultural influence on younger generations. Were they to act more responsibly with their treatment of firearms, it would probably carry over to their fans and followers who would, in turn, be more inclined to treat firearms with respect as opposed to toys to be waived around and carried and fired recklessly.
But I suppose expecting rappers to act responsibly is like expecting politicians to tell the truth. It just ain’t going to happen.