Man Shoots Down Christmas Tree With Shotgun [Video]

As the country continues to debate gun control rights in the wake of last week’s school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, one man is showing the world why it is absolutely necessary for every single American to own a shotgun. I mean, how else would we cut down Christmas trees?

Youtube User HickOK45 writes:

“That time of year again!!!! I still hear about people who actually use an axe or chainsaw to cut down a Christmas Tree. Seems so violent to me, when an ample supply of 00 Buck will accomplish the same task! :-)”

The man in the video is using a Border Patrol 12 Gauge Shotgun from Wilson Combat. The gun is reportedly used by US Border Patrol agents who need a gun that operates in the “harshest conditions a firearm may encounter.” You know, like when a dangerous Christmas tree attacks you in the middle of a serene forest.

Wilson Combat advertises the gun, writing: “Unequaled quality and relentless reliability are the minimum requirements demanded of a firearm for it’s mission – and the Border Patrol Model has met the expectations for years.”

Surprisingly, there’s no mention of the fact that the shotgun can cut down a tree in just 7 shots.

Here’s the video of a man shooting down a Christmas tree with a shotgun.

So the next time someone asks you why you have a gun, just tell them that Christmas tree hunting season is right around the corner. And don’t worry, if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you can still find plenty of uses for your gun, like carving a Halloween pumpkin.