By now I’m sure that almost everyone with an internet connection has heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, in which people are dumping buckets of ice water over themselves and donating money to support research for a cure of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
My family has done the challenge, as have most of our friends. The challenge has become incredibly viral across social media, and has raised millions of dollars.
It was just a matter of time before people decided to try to start “one-upping” one another—my neighbor’s friend in New Jersey used a front-end loader—and a Bearing Arms reader passed along this firearms-related for shooter variant… which I strongly advise that you refuse to do.
I think Youtuber PoBoSpecial has his heart in the right place in wanting to raise money for ALS, but intentionally numbing your shooting hand in a bucket of ice water for 60 seconds before picking up a firearm is an invitation to a negligent discharge.
Do not try this.