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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:24 PM

Pics) Look At All These Guns People Got for Christmas

I weep for America's soul.....
That increase in gun sales following the Newtown shooting might have had a little bit to do with Christmas season, as a lot of people are flaunting their new firearms on social media today, a trend first-noticed by The Verge's T.C. Sottek. As the AR-15 is a popular rifle of choice these days both for consumers and murderers, we decided to take a look at all the brand-new owners of that make of semi-automatic. Some have suggested the increase in sales had to do with fears that gun control will soon take these makes off the shelves. Or maybe all the talk about Bushmaster and guns inspired these Christmas gifts. No matter the motivation, as Sottek notes, the "sales boost appears to have manifested under the Christmas tree." And, thanks to Instagram, we get to see that manifestation, as these new owners post photos of their new toys on the Internet today. So without further ado, we present pictures of people standing in front of Christmas tress with their brand new guns.

couldn't post pics, they are so creepy & offensive, this is truly a sick society. We are the silent majority, and must speak up.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/12/look-all-these-guns-people-got-christmas/60306/

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Reply Pics) Look At All These Guns People Got for Christmas (Original post)
sasha031 Dec 2012 OP
bongbong Dec 2012 #1
MotherPetrie Dec 2012 #2
sasha031 Dec 2012 #4
RedCappedBandit Dec 2012 #3
onehandle Dec 2012 #5
Zoeisright Dec 2012 #6
CTyankee Dec 2012 #16
Spider Jerusalem Dec 2012 #7
sasha031 Dec 2012 #8
Initech Dec 2012 #9
Demo_Chris Dec 2012 #10
renie408 Dec 2012 #11
LP2K12 Dec 2012 #12
renie408 Dec 2012 #14
LP2K12 Dec 2012 #15
Waiting For Everyman Dec 2012 #13
datasuspect Dec 2012 #17
farminator3000 Dec 2012 #22
datasuspect Dec 2012 #25
farminator3000 Dec 2012 #27
datasuspect Dec 2012 #28
Heywood J Dec 2012 #18
RC Dec 2012 #29
yardwork Dec 2012 #19
Rex Dec 2012 #30
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #20
Third Doctor Dec 2012 #21
farminator3000 Dec 2012 #24
slackmaster Dec 2012 #23
Turbineguy Dec 2012 #26

Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:28 PM

1. Reasons

 

Besides the usual reason for the Precious-stroking (abject pants-wetting terror at facing the world without a gun), the Delicate Flowers also have four more years of somebody they've been ordered to hate (Obama) in charge.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:43 PM

2. Creepy and offensive indeed -- truly obscene the way they lovingly fondle their death machines.

 

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:48 PM

4. I remember a sweet time, when people were delighted to get a guitar

for Xmas and had dreams of being a rock star.
What has happened to this country....

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:47 PM

3. Jesus would be so proud

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:57 PM

5. Asses. nt

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:41 AM

6. What a bunch of impotent losers.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:50 AM

16. I have an idea what these folks look like...ugh...

as my mother used to say "pretty is as pretty does" but with these folks it is "ugly is as ugly does."

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:51 AM

7. I got a .22 rifle for Christmas when I was nine.

My father taught me to shoot, and was very serious about instilling the basics of gun safety. I was taught to always treat a gun as if it were loaded; never ever under any circumstances point a gun at another person, even as a joke, always make sure the barrel was pointing at the ground with my finger off the trigger when carrying, and to never chamber a round until ready to fire (at targets, at first, although I was taught to hunt later). I'd kind of like to think I was trained to be responsible. And I don't really, honestly, think there was anything "creepy" about it. (And I do favour reasonable restrictions on firearms, personally.)

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:40 AM

8. Those are AR15's in the link

same gun used in the slaughter of little children in Newtown.
As I said in the above post, more than creepy....
This country has a ((serious)) problem with people in the mental health department as well with the culture of violence.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:44 AM

9. All I want for Christmas is my .22, my .22, all I want for Christmas is my .22...

So I can ask "Do you feel lucky punk"???

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:05 AM

10. Most people do not see...

 

The connection between THEIR weapons and tragedies like we have experienced -- and for good reason. There are hundreds-of-millions of guns in this country, and only a small percentage are ever used in any violent crime, let alone in some mass murder. There are about 50 million gun owning families in America, including a good number who read and post here. They are not all psychopaths, they just like guns.

Some of these folks got guns for Christmas and they are happy about it. That's all it means. They aren't sipping Egg Nog out of puppy skulls, they are holding up their VERY expensive Christmas presents and enjoying the day. And that's all.

If this issue were easy we would have solved it decades ago, but it's not. And we cannot even begin to solve it until we stop demonizing the average folks on both sides of things. Until we manage that much no real progress is going to be made. Before we can talk we have to stop yelling.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:06 AM

11. My daughter's Best friend's 21 year old brother got a Glock

pistol for Christmas.

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Response to renie408 (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:11 AM

12. One of my friends

got a glock from his parents as well. He's in training to be law enforcement and his parent's are for stricter gun laws.

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Response to LP2K12 (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:32 AM

14. This kid has experience with law enforcement, too.

Only from the other side.

His father is just a big redneck. This is the LAST kid you would want to have a gun. My husband and I are now in a quandary over my daughter going to their house.

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Response to renie408 (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:43 AM

15. That's unfortunate...

I'm sorry to hear that. I wouldn't want my children in that situation either.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:18 AM

13. I can't think of anything that could be more wrong than this.

Whatever happened to "peace on earth, goodwill toward men" this time of year?

And none of those people look responsible enough to have a gun. What could go wrong?

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Response to Waiting For Everyman (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:01 AM

17. what's funny:

 

your pearl clutching about guns whilst having a HUNTER S. THOMPSON quote in your sig.

yee haw.

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:15 PM

22. ever read one of his books?

ever read this? yes, he said he didn't believe it would work, that was 9 years ago. and umpteen massacres ago.

he said he personaly would give up a frivolous weapon, and i say he might think it would work today considering how f'd up we are about guns in the present

Salon.com: Yes, I understand you're a gun enthusiast, to put it euphemistically. But do you support more restrictive gun laws? Do you support a ban on assault weapons?

HST: I have one or two of those, but I got them before they were illegal. In that case, if I were sure that any tragedies and mass murders would be prevented, I'd give up my assault rifle.
But I don't really believe that. Do I have any illegal weapons? No. I have a .454 magnum revolver, which is huge, and it's absolutely legal. One day I was wild-eyed out here with Johnny Depp, and we both ordered these guns from Freedom, Wyo., and got them the next day through FedEx. Mainly, I have rifles, pistols, shotguns; I have a lot of those. But everything I have is top quality; I don't have any junk weapons. I wouldn't have any military weapon around here, except as an artifact of some kind. Given Ashcroft and the clear blueprint of this administration to make everything illegal and everything suspicious -- how about suspicion of being a terrorist sympathizer? Goddamn, talk about filling up your concentration camps. But, yeah, my police record is clean. This is not a fortified compound.

edit: and if you read his sig it actually describes what is going on right now. odd coincidence, no?

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Response to farminator3000 (Reply #22)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:07 AM

25. he was a dopehead drunk who ate a shotgun sandwich

 

i don't put too much thought into popular culture dilettantes.

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Response to datasuspect (Reply #25)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:26 PM

27. eat a shit sandwich!

or your comments

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Response to farminator3000 (Reply #27)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:31 PM

28. i'll share it with yer mom

 

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:07 PM

18. I can't help but be reminded of one of the Bushmaster ad photoshops...

"They'll never laugh at your small penis again!"

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Response to Heywood J (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:48 PM

29. I know this isn't it, but...

 



It'll do for here.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:08 PM

19. What Gun Would Jesus Buy?

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Response to yardwork (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:53 PM

30. He would use a carbine.


This is an old picture someone posted on DU2 that I saved in my photobucket colllection.
Which I could remember what the topic was back then - oh yeah, Columbine High School.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:18 PM

20. Even us non gun fetishits know the problem with some of those photos

I invite gun lovers everywhere to look for the problem... (hint, trigger finger)

These people scare me for that reason alone.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:21 PM

21. I've said it before

and I'll say it again. GUNS ARE NOT TOYS!!!!! They play with the life enders as if they are tinker toys.

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Response to Third Doctor (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:16 PM

24. exactly!

what ever happened to don't point a gun inside your house?

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:16 PM

23. Those striped pajamas are an abomination

 

I wonder if those were also a Christmas present.

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Response to sasha031 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:22 AM

26. It seems the gun nutters are missing something here....

What about Easter? Easter is about death (OK, the Resurrection, but never mind). What better time to buy a gun? We could have two gun buying seasons. One to celebrate the birth of Christ and the second to see if this resurrection thingie actually works!

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