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Celebrating Christmas with a bang: Americans pose with guns they were given as gifts
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 26 December 2012

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: banglist
Full title of article: Celebrating Christmas with a bang: Americans pose happily by the tree with guns they were given as gifts despite wake of deadly shootings
1 posted on 12/27/2012 2:26:10 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

I see a lot of young women holding those AR-15s. And that’s a good thing.


3 posted on 12/27/2012 2:30:08 PM PST by Disambiguator (Liberalism is the abomination that causes desolation.)
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To: Lorianne

Dear Lorianne,

We will all benefit if you keep your finger off the trigger until you’re ready to fire your weapon.


4 posted on 12/27/2012 2:33:42 PM PST by KingLudd
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To: Lorianne
Wish I lived in a free country!

One of the comments attached to the article.

5 posted on 12/27/2012 2:37:06 PM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Lorianne

Third picture down is not an AR, and the 5th pic is of a .22LR look alike.


6 posted on 12/27/2012 2:38:22 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Lorianne

The Horror! The Horror!!


7 posted on 12/27/2012 2:39:22 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: Lorianne

If I ever owned a gun, I would never post pictures of them on the interweb. Especially not with what is coming.


8 posted on 12/27/2012 2:39:22 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Lorianne
posing in front of their Christmas trees with the same assault rifle used by the gunmen in three recent bloody killings.

Which three shooters used AR's?

9 posted on 12/27/2012 2:43:22 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Lorianne

I love it. That definitely put a smile on my face.


10 posted on 12/27/2012 2:45:11 PM PST by RC one (From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: Lorianne

The zebra pajama is nice.


11 posted on 12/27/2012 2:48:00 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Lorianne

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 . . .


12 posted on 12/27/2012 2:49:20 PM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: Lorianne

I’d love to own a Black Widow AK47 with a 100 round magazine...


13 posted on 12/27/2012 2:49:49 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: Lorianne

My husband, son, daughter and daughter in law are shooting one right now as I type with a 20 round clip. Love it!!


14 posted on 12/27/2012 2:54:04 PM PST by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: Lorianne

Not a single AK in that collection. Interesting.


15 posted on 12/27/2012 2:58:04 PM PST by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: Lorianne

most of the recipients are female!


16 posted on 12/27/2012 3:00:09 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

yeah Sandy Hook was with a pistol I thought


17 posted on 12/27/2012 3:01:13 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Lorianne

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.


18 posted on 12/27/2012 3:02:48 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Lorianne

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.


19 posted on 12/27/2012 3:07:28 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: gaijin
They have to start the gun’s paperwork with the KNOWLEDGE AND FULL COOPERATION OF THE END USER.

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.

20 posted on 12/27/2012 3:13:19 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: ConservaTexan
Once a nation gets 100 million gun owners it's kind of reached a crossover point where the leftwingtards are going crazy and they'll never get possession.

I think it's best they all be invited to EMIGRATE back home ~ and GIT OUT THE WAY

21 posted on 12/27/2012 3:15:27 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: gaijin

Here in PA, it is legal for a firearm to be given to an immediate family member (who is not otherwise prohibited). So the buyer could fill out the paperwork and give it to his wife.


22 posted on 12/27/2012 3:17:31 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: gaijin
There are tens of millions of Americans for whom it is customary to provide offspring with firearms as they reach the age of 12 ~ or close to it.

I look foward to the day we get the federal government out of the business of dictating personal behavior and customs.

23 posted on 12/27/2012 3:18:57 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I think it’s a good idea to get an anti-gun retard liberal to the gun range and teach them how to shoot.

In most cases, you will have produced someone who loves guns and target shooting.


24 posted on 12/27/2012 3:21:17 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: SoothingDave

I recall Gordon Liddy stating that it was illegal for him to own a firearm, so he was happy that Mrs. Liddy had such an extensive collection...


25 posted on 12/27/2012 3:33:21 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: USARightSide

My oldest (9) got a high powered BB rifle and his younger brother got a wrist rocket ... Mommy was not overly pleased but she’ll get over it.


26 posted on 12/27/2012 3:49:21 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: Lorianne

Well, I beat Santa this year. I refinished a 20 gage I inherited from my dad and gave it to our daughter on her birthday late in Nov.


27 posted on 12/27/2012 3:55:30 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: Lorianne

I’m jealous.


28 posted on 12/27/2012 4:14:32 PM PST by gotribe
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To: gotribe

red neck heh, heh, heh


29 posted on 12/27/2012 4:24:00 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Lorianne

Someone must have gotten a nice gift for Christmas down the road from me. They opened up about 9:00 this morning and fired about 7-8 shots.

It was definitely not a .22 rimfire. Scared my poor dogs something terrible.


30 posted on 12/27/2012 4:32:49 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (REOPEN THE CLOSED MENTAL INSTITUTIONS! Damn the ACLU!)
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31 posted on 12/27/2012 5:56:05 PM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: Lorianne

Hopefully, they also bought a large amount of pmags and ammo or those AR’s will be expensive paperweights.


32 posted on 12/27/2012 6:56:48 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: thirst4truth
My husband, son, daughter and daughter in law are shooting one right now as I type with a 20 round clip.

OK (sigh) Don't say "clip" though, when you mean "magazine". Start talking like you know something about firearms...

Thank you!!

33 posted on 12/27/2012 8:38:55 PM PST by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There they are, right next to the potatoes!)
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