The National Rifle Association (NRA) ambitiously tried to establish a record recognized by Guinness World Records but their committee did not approve reported Fox.
The NRA wished to establish the recognized feat by having 1000 people simultaneously fire two rounds.
NRA spokesman Jason Brown said Guinness World Records emailed him to say the organization did not have such a record—and had no plans to create it. Still, he told USA Today it wasn’t too big a deal, saying the NRA was the ultimate authority on gun-related record-keeping.
“There’s something that just seems right about making history today,’’ NRA board member Pete Brownell said at the special event in Phoenix, called the “1000 Man Shoot.”
During the event at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, 1000 shooters representing 16 states, stood shoulder-to-shoulder at the outdoor range. The men and women participating took aim then fired. Two minutes later they duplicated their effort to cheers all around.
Jack MacDougall, a retired Navy officer and police officer, drove from Florida to be with his daughter, Julie Ann Gould, who drove from San Diego with her 13-year-old son. They were among father-daughter and father-son combinations at the event.
Guinness World Records did not give a public response.
“To fire for our Second Amendments rights, you can’t explain a better feeling,” Melissa Howe, who traveled to the event from West Virginia, told KPNX.
The president of the company that supplied the guns said he expected the event would raise $1 million for the NRA.