Skip to comments.Celebrating Christmas with a bang: Americans pose with guns they were given as gifts
Posted on 12/27/2012 2:26:03 PM PST by Lorianne
Santa Claus came to town - and he was packing heat - as numerous Americans were seen on social networks posing in front of their Christmas trees with the same assault rifle used by the gunmen in three recent bloody killings.
Grinning from ear-to-ear, those who received AR-15 assault rifles took to sites like Twitter and Instagram, posting photos of themselves with their brand new toys.
One Twitter user posted: 'I got just what I wanted. An Armalite semi-automatic AR-15 rifle. It's like the Christmas Story, but I'll shoot more than my eye out.'
The post was in reference to the cult classic holiday film, which follows the life of a young boy who wants nothing but a BB gun for Christmas.
'Furs & guns, yes, it was a redneck Christmas,' said one jubilant Instagram user.
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I see a lot of young women holding those AR-15s. And that’s a good thing.
We will all benefit if you keep your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to fire your weapon.
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Third picture down is not an AR, and the 5th pic is of a .22LR look alike.
The Horror! The Horror!!
If I ever owned a gun, I would never post pictures of them on the interweb. Especially not with what is coming.
Which three shooters used AR's?
I love it. That definitely put a smile on my face.
The zebra pajama is nice.
Our 12 year old granddaughter and 10 year old grandson in CO got really nice looking BB guns from their 24 year old brother.
Granddaughter’s is pink - - -
They’re on their way . . .
I’d love to own a Black Widow AK47 with a 100 round magazine...
My husband, son, daughter and daughter in law are shooting one right now as I type with a 20 round clip. Love it!!
Not a single AK in that collection. Interesting.
most of the recipients are female!
yeah Sandy Hook was with a pistol I thought
The “recipients” looks delightfully surprised, BUT HOW.? They have to start the gun’s paperwork with the KNOWLEDGE AND FULL COOPERATION OF THE END USER.
MUCH more likely that this stuff is airsoft, or relatives of people who bought the gun for themselves.
Santa brought me a Glock 26, and Mrs. Yo-Yo a Ruger SR-22. I asked Santa for an AR, but he said he was flat out of them.
Not universally true - it is possible to purchase a firearm as a bonafide gift with only the giver's info being on the 4473. Alternatively, the firearm could have been bought from an individual and in a state that does not require that type of transaction go through an FFL, i.e. no paperwork required.