Last year, much of the Web's post-Christmas ire was directed at Twitter users who, like ungrateful brats, complained that Santa brought the wrong color iPhone or failed to deliver a car. This year, Internet denizens are upset that some people are bragging about their new guns — on Twitter and Instagram.
In the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., gun control has once again become a topic of national debate. Yet the controversy isn't preventing those who are excited about the firearms Santa brought from joyfully posting about them on social media.
No matter which side of the gun control debate you're on, these images — first noticed by the Verge's T.C. Sottek and the Atlantic Wire's Rebecca Greenfield — could make you uncomfortable. There are plenty of men and women — some who appear to be teenagers — who appear to be disregarding the NRA's three fundamental rules of gun safety, particularly keeping fingers away from triggers, and pointing the guns only in safe directions. It's especially problematic since these posts are often accompanied by the #NRA hashtag.
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