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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:10 AM

All I want for Christmas - an AR-15

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/12/look-all-these-guns-people-got-christmas/60306/
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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 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 trees with their brand new guns.

These folks are sick

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Reply All I want for Christmas - an AR-15 (Original post)
malaise Dec 2012 OP
LP2K12 Dec 2012 #1
quinnox Dec 2012 #2
TheCowsCameHome Dec 2012 #5
Whovian Dec 2012 #12
onehandle Dec 2012 #3
BlueStreak Dec 2012 #4
Shadowflash Dec 2012 #6
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #7
Matt_in_STL Dec 2012 #8
renie408 Dec 2012 #9
malaise Dec 2012 #10
99Forever Dec 2012 #11
former-republican Dec 2012 #13
Floyd_Gondolli Dec 2012 #14

Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:15 AM

1. Well...

Neither has their finger on the trigger and they aren't pointing the weapon at the person holding the camera. That's a step towards being properly educated at least.

Side-note: Anyone calling a firearm a toy needs to be reeducated on what a firearm is used for.

And, thanks to Instagram, we get to see that manifestation, as these new owners post photos of their new toys on the Internet today.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:16 AM

2. "right wing moron" is written all over their faces

 

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Response to quinnox (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:37 AM

5. "moron", not necessarily righ wing, though.

There's plenty on this side.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:00 PM

12. "righ wing" Okay.

 

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:17 AM

3. Freaks. nt

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:24 AM

4. I see a murder-suicide in their future.

I hope they don't breed.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:40 AM

6. Baby Jesus must be so proud.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:41 AM

7. Maybe next year they can get nice 40mm grenade launchers, it's the latest fad for the sick kids ...

Like why fool around with an AR-15 when even better can be had.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:45 AM

8. It looks like all of the photos are geo-tagged

Probably not smart if you want to keep the bad guys from checking out your house for guns to steal while you are out. More guns on their way to the street.....

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 09:49 AM

9. If you think that is gross, somebody on my FB wall

gave their 9 year old daughter a pink rifle for Christmas....YEA!!!

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Response to renie408 (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:51 PM

10. They are deranged

I'll avoid them all

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:58 PM

11. Endorsed by...

... both, Good Ol' St Nick and da Baybeeeee Geeebus themselves!



Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaw!

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:01 PM

13. Pardon the noise it's the sound of freedom

 

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:01 PM

14. We are a nation of imbeciles

 

And it's times like this when it's clear we have not evolved very far as a culture over the last 300 years.

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