Yes it can.
I would clamp the arbor itself in the vise and position it such that the recoil sheild is resting on the jaws of the vise. I would pad the top of the vise jaws such that the recoil shield does not come into contact with the metal jaws of the vise.
The guy who did that case knows what he is doing.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. Thomas Jefferson