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#1 dudeone

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

US gun owners show off their Christmas 'toys'
  • Gun lovers pose with Christmas presents
  • Many given semi-automatic weapons
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  • December 27, 2012

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http://www.news.com.au/national/us-gun-owners-show-off-their-christmas-toys/story-fndo4eg9-1226543962179


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This man's Yuletide celebrations involved him obtaining a large weapon. Picture: Instagram Source: news.com.au


CHRISTMAS was good for gun owners in the US even after the Newtown school massacre with gun owners posting photos of themselves on social media with their new "toys".

The Perch: No accounting for bad taste


The trend of showing off guns on social media was noticed by The Verge and reported by The Atlantic Wire.


Despite widespread horror after the massacre of schoolchildren in Connecticut and calls for stricter gun laws, Christmas Day was a gun fest for many US citizens who happily posed for photos with their weaponry under the Christmas tree.







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A woman poses with the powerful weapon she received for Christmas. Picture: Instagram


200 Utah teachers flock to concealed gun training instruction


Thanks to Instagram we see people standing in front of Christmas trees with their brand new guns. There were also a plethora of pics to be found on Facebook and Twitter.



Firearm sales in the US have sky-rocketed since the Newtown school massacre, as debate over gun control rages and enthusiasts fear certain assault weapons and high-capacity magazines could be banned.

A semi-automatic Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifle was used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in which a disturbed local young man shot dead 20 young children, six adults and his mother before taking his own life.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:01 PM

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:01 PM

May they all burn in hell?

No really... Is that what we're supposed to think? This story has been milked dry.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:04 PM

The inbreeding is strong with these ones.

The fact that someone would go out and buy a bushmaster after hearing that it was the gun used to slaughter children, is just sick.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

This isn't even news, it's just... "Look at these stupid Americans with their guns".
Good piece, news.com.au!
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

This is pretty disgusting.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

Watch these people all sue now...
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:08 PM

And I bet those losers can't even fire those things properly. Then again you don't need to when you're blowing away a bunch of unarmed civilians.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:11 PM

Back in my day we only got rifles for Christmas.

And they were hand me downs.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:11 PM

Hmm, should everyone that owns an assault rifle not be put on a terrorist watch list?

After all, they have the ability to commit mass terror, the same as anyone with a bomb strapped to them. How do we know one of these people isn't a religious extremist, or just a nutball?
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:12 PM

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why would she need a gun making sandwiches?
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:14 PM

Rednecks love guns, more at 11
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:15 PM

why would she need a gun making sandwiches?


When there's no clean knives. sometimes you gotta use your machine gun to cut them.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:16 PM

why would she need a gun making sandwiches?


Maybe she needs to go hunting for the meat first. We all know that you need to use an assault rifle for that.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:18 PM

What does one do when makin' san'wiches and the Swiss cheese don't have no holes in it? .. assault that mother!!!
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:18 PM

Honestly, i wouldn't mind owning a gun like that.

The added security of knowing that you can holdout for awhile in a seige or knowing that you can probably take over your neighborhood is a huge perk.

'Hey, look at my new beamer! '

'Hey, look at my new AK! When the time comes, i'm takin' that new beamer, bud! Hyuk...'
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:27 PM

Why the frack do they need huge guns like that?!? Seriously, for frack sakes...
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:49 PM

Why the frack do they need huge guns like that?!? Seriously, for frack sakes...

The coming Zombie Apocalypse?

Or preparing to fight the takeover of 'Murica by the UN troops implementing the New World Order.

Edited by Wetcoaster, 30 December 2012 - 05:59 PM.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:13 PM

"You'll shoot your eye out kid."
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:32 PM

The only gun I own is a .22, doped up bears are no laughing matter...

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:32 PM

"You're going to get what you deserve
And not a bullet less
Hey Sammy, ain't you heard?
Only killers call killing progress"

Edited by Mountain Man, 30 December 2012 - 06:33 PM.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:14 PM

The coming Zombie Apocalypse?

Or preparing to fight the takeover of 'Murica by the UN troops implementing the New World Order.


The sad part is probably the majority of American's believe in one of the two things would probably happen.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:43 PM

They look really really happy for just having recieved items that have no useful application whatsoever aside from killing people.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:03 PM

The only gun I own is a .22, doped up bears are no laughing matter...

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:04 PM

Good for them. :)

Hopefully they more enjoyed time spent with friends/family than getting an item.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:05 PM

They look really really happy for just having recieved items that have no useful application whatsoever aside from killing people.

Perhaps happiness is a warm gun??

According to John Lennon, the title came from the cover of a gun magazine that producer George Martin showed him: "I think he showed me a cover of a magazine that said 'Happiness Is a Warm Gun.' It was a gun magazine. I just thought it was a fantastic, insane thing to say. A warm gun means you just shot something."

Somewhat ironic, eh?

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

Those things can't be cheap. Pretty lucrative gift.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:37 PM

Those things can't be cheap. Pretty lucrative gift.

You can buy a Bushmaster .223 Remington SuperLight Carbine Semiautomatic Rifle for $699.00.
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Less than some top end hockey skates.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:42 PM

why would she need a gun making sandwiches?


In case someone tries to steal her apron duhh!
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:49 PM

why would she need a gun making sandwiches?


Because during the Holidays there could be Zombie attack???

Remember defend first then take care of your pies afterwords...



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