'Now there's one less.' I cant live knowing that my gun is out there and it could one day possibly commit a horrific act like the other day in Florida'.
"So I've decided today that this weapon will never be used to take a life, the barrel of this gun will never be pointed at someone".
"Think about it - is the right to own this weapon more important than someone's life?" he says.
In a video she posted on Facebook with the hashtag #onelessgun, Meyer said, "I'm not going to let the Second Amendment anymore be used as an excuse for considering children as collateral damage". "Yes they are fun to shoot, but seriously is that fun worth the risk that the wrong person could get a hold of that weapon?" Is that right (the right to own guns) more important?,' he said in the video.
His decision follows the latest deadly school shooting, which saw seventeen people murdered in Florida last week.
Pappalardo says in his video before cutting the gun into pieces with a power saw.
Image Mr Pappalardo used an electric saw to cut up the rifle. Pic Scott Pappalardo Facebook
"So when do we change, when do we make laws that say maybe a weapon like this isn't acceptable in today's society?"
He then adds that although mental illness, violent video games, and bad parenting can contribute to gun crime it's ultimately "a gun like this one that takes away the lives".
"The barrel of this gun will never be pointed at someone", he said.
"Just because gun violence in this country is getting out of control and there's really no need for people to have semiautomatic weapons", Meyer said. "I don't think I could", Pappalardo said.
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