” 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.’ “
- These Americans got AR 15 assault rifles for Christmas (liberalconspiracy.org)
- You’ll shoot your eye out: on Christmas, Americans flaunt their new firearms online (theverge.com)
- Christmas rifle photos in U.S. stir online debate (cbc.ca)
- A Look at Military-Style Semiautomatic Rifles (abcnews.go.com)