A video of Ohio Senate candidate Tim Ryan visiting a gun range has caught the attention of fellow Twitter users.
The Daily Caller reports, in the 15-second ad, Ryan fires at targets at close range, with one camera angle capturing a shell falling to the ground. Ryan concludes the video by saying, “Not bad for a Democrat.”
As noted by The Blaze, Ryan’s form and lack of confidence left many viewers recoiling in horror.
Ohio Republican challenger for Senate J.D. Vance was quick to take aim at Ryan’s form, responding to a re-tweeted still shot from Ryan’s video.
“I’m sorry but this is awful form,” Vance said. “This is how a person who has never shot a gun before stands. He’s leaning away so hard I’m surprised he didn’t strain his back.”
The NRA commented with their own analysis of Ryan’s shooting stance. “Symptoms: Awful grip, stance, & grouping,” the gun rights advocacy group tweeted. “Diagnosis: Likely never shot a gun before,” the tweet continued.
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted, “I remember my first time shooting. Just like everything else that you’re faking and pretending to be… if you or anyone on your team knew anything about shooting, firearms, or the second amendment they wouldn’t have let you post this video.”
Currently serving as a congressman in Ohio, Ryan briefly ran for the party’s presidential nomination in 2019.
Based on the RealClearPolitics polling average, Vance has a steady lead of about 7.5 points.