Guinness refuses shooting record due to 'danger posed to the general public'

The Guinness World Records organization declined to give a nod to an event in which 1,000 shooters fired all at once in celebration of gun rights.

As previously reported by, in celebration of the Second Amendment a legion of 1K participants stood shoulder to shoulder, picked up American-made Henry rifles and fired twice as part of the appropriately named “1000 Man Shoot” event last week.

The fundraiser for the National Rifle Association, which took place at the Ben Avery Shooting Range in Phoenix Arizona with the support of Winchester and Henry Repeating Arms, was a tribute to the right to keep and bear arms.

However, Guinness turned over their glass and refused to accept the record.

Their statement:

Guinness World Records recently received an application from the National Rifle Association regarding an event that took place earlier this month at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

Guinness World Records does not monitor mass participation records that, each time the record is broken, increase the danger posed to the general public or environment. As the activity proposed by the NRA is not one we feel can be safely monitored on a global basis, we unfortunately are unable to recognize it as a record.

The comments on Guinness’ page were not kind.

Guinness currently has pages of “gun” records on file including for the largest Nerf gun, largest display of soldering guns (626), most times to unholster and holster a gun in one minute (44) and most spears caught from a spear gun underwater in one minute (14), all of which sound perfectly safe.

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