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Women Pose With Assault Rifles They Got for Christmas (PHOTOS)

by Jennifer Lawinski on December 26, 2012 at 7:38 PM

guns for ChristmasIn the wake of the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, semi-automatic weapon sales have skyrocketed, specifically for AR-15 rifles, the same gun that shooter Adam Lanza used to murder 20 children and six adults on that horrifying day. Gun shops can't seem to stay stocked, and there are even reports of long wait lists for the military rifles. In an even sicker twist, a lot of those weapons seem to have been given as Christmas gifts, and the recipients have been posting photos of themselves, posing with their new assault weapons. And a lot of them are women. Women. Holding assault rifles. WTF?

Why anyone needs weapons like this who isn't, you know, stationed in Afghanistan, is beyond me. But also, who gives someone else an assault weapon for Christmas???

This type of gun was not just used in the Sandy Hook shootings. It was also the weapon of choice oguns for Christmasf accused Aurora, Colorado movie-theater shooter James Holmes last summer and Jacob Roberts, the shooter identified in the Portland Mall shooting earlier this month. One was also used by William Spengler just a few nights ago on Christmas Eve. Spengler murdered two firefighters and shot two more as they tried to fight a fire he started. 

And now ammunition is apparently flying off the shelves as well. "This week, the world's largest firearms dealer said it has sold 3.5 years of magazines for the AR-15 -- in just three days and were struggling to meet the demand," according to The Daily Mail.

WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? Who give guns as Christmas presents? I mean really. I'm asking in all seriousness. Because not only is it in incredibly poor taste to post a photo of yourself holding the same weapon that's been responsible for four of the most heinous crimes in recent memory ... it's just kind of sick. Merry Christmas! Here's my assault rifle! 

What does it say about us as a country that people give each other weapons for Christmas? Nothing good, I think. Nothing good. And guns for Christmasthat people are so boastful and enthusiastic about receiving killing machines on a holiday that's supposed to be about love and family and joy. Not the kind of joy in the face of this woman, baring her midriff and aiming her big gun. I don't get it.

Do you think an assault weapon is an appropriate Christmas gift?

Images via lizabajew/Instagram, MitchellRayJ/Twitter, and reg_bottoms/Instagram

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  • bills...


    December 26, 2012 at 7:42 PM
    They are not assault rifles. And what business of it is yours of what they get for Christmas?
  • bills...


    December 26, 2012 at 7:44 PM
    And that guy shot and killed 27 people not 26.
  • Badge83


    December 26, 2012 at 7:49 PM
    I got a brand new Remington 870 for Christmas and couldn't be happier. Oh, and my husband also bought me a new holster for my off-duty PPK.
  • Karma...


    December 26, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    I agree with Billsfan on both comments. Adam killed 20 kids and *7* adults. Also it's not sick for them to post the pics of them with their new rifles. That is them telling you that you aren't taking away their guns. They are proud gun owners and have the right to be. If you don't like the pictures, simply don't look. If you don't want to own a gun, then don't own one. I don't but many in my family do and have, it's their right.

  • lovem...


    December 26, 2012 at 8:02 PM
    Keep in mind the man who shot the firefighters was a felon and therefore subject to gun control. Meaning he wasn't supposed to own guns or live in a house where guns are kept. I agree with the other posters. It doesn't mean these people aren't sensitive to what happened but as of right now these guns are legal so they are doing nothing wrong. By your logic no one should post pictures of anyone holding a glass of wine or a beer because so many drunk drivers kill people every year. Also I didn't like how you had to say women with assault rifles WTF? Why can't a woman be interested in guns? As far as who would want one for a gift? I love trap shooting and have asked my husband several times for my own over under shotgun.
  • RMB2011


    December 26, 2012 at 8:08 PM
    I'm not understanding why women with guns is somehow more offensive to you than men with guns. Smh and how it is sick that people are exercising their right to bear arms? How about this one, I'll keep my guns and you can stay out of my business. Deal?
  • RMB2011


    December 26, 2012 at 8:10 PM
    Oh and I hope you're not too disturbed by that fact that I bought myself a late Christmas present. A Smith and Wesson .380.
  • Chris
    -- Nonmember comment from


    December 26, 2012 at 8:23 PM
    I think this aricle set back women and humanity about 50
  • WCURi...


    December 26, 2012 at 8:42 PM
    I just spent my Christmas money on a Sig Sauer P250. I couldn't think of a better thing to buy with my Christmas money! I figured I better go get myself a bigger caliber semiautomatic handgun before fear mongering idiots like you take away my right to do so. And trust me, if there had been one on the shelf and I'd had enough money, I would have bought an AR-15 instead!
  • Cynthia
    -- Nonmember comment from


    December 26, 2012 at 8:48 PM
    It isn't for you to decide why someone "needs" an assault rifle. My dad got an assault rifle for his business partner and actually got one for himself too. The special thing about it was that he had their business logo etched on the gun. It was actually pretty cool. So people like my dad collect guns and then use them for target practice. And everyone in my family took turns shooting targets. It was fun. It does not mean we don't understand the tragedy of Sandy Hook. But we weren't doing anything illegal, so why would we be ashamed? These women didn't do anything wrong.
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