MIAMI (WSVN) - In the wake of the terror in Orlando, one man’s video that showed how easy it is to conceal a semi-automatic weapon has become an eye-opener on social media.
The video shows 28-year-old Rob Buckles walking around his living room before he pulls a full-sized semi-automatic rifle out of his pants.
“It’s a semi-automatic AR-15. The standard AR that you hear about in the news every day,” said Rob Buckles who made the gun video. “I guess one of the most talked about weapons right now.”
The weapon is the same kind used in the Orlando Pulse massacre.
The Marine Corps veteran spoke with 7News via Skype from his home in Las Vegas about the video. “Actually, it was kind of on a whim. I saw a bunch of posts on Facebook about people saying that it couldn’t be done, that you couldn’t conceal a weapon of that size, and so I’ve got one here at home, so I thought, ‘Well, let me get dressed and see if I can conceal it.'”
Viewers watched in shock as he loaded the AR-15 with seven magazines in total, which were all concealed in his pants and pockets. “It wasn’t taped or anything. I just slipped it right in there,” Buckles said. “The jeans were loose fitting, but the waist band was just the proper sized waist band.”
Buckles then also pulled out a handgun, which was also tucked into his pants and the ammo for it. “I had seven magazines for the AR-15, and then I had a glock with one magazine already inside the pistol and two magazines in my hip pockets,” he said.
All in all, he had a total of 264 rounds for both guns. Since Buckles posted the controversial video it has generated more than 17 million hits online.
When asked if he was trying to teach viewers anything from the video, Buckles said, “If you’re going to be in a crowded situation, it’s good to be keen to your surroundings. Always pay attention to people around you. If you see the guy that doesn’t have his shirt tucked in, maybe he’s wearing some loose fitting clothing, keep an eye on him. If there’s something bulging, you know, you can never be too comfortable.”
The Iraq war veteran said he hopes his video will teach people that in this day and age, hidden dangers can be found anywhere.
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