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    Christmas ain't Christmas without firearms

    Once again, putting the hard-working satirists of The Onion out of work, one American whackjob at a time.

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    Republican Michele Fiore, a member of the Nevada Assembly and infamous for publishing a Christmas photo featuring her heavily armed family, is in the news again.

    This time it's for claiming guns are great Christmas gifts and that even her young grandson should be trusted with a Walther P22 pistol.

    "That five-year-old grandson of mine has total trigger control," Ms Fiore told Fox News, referring to the picture which has drawn criticism and support as America's gun culture comes under deeper scrutiny.

    Ms Fiore's pro-gun Christmas family photo was released days after a radicalised couple killed 14 people and wounded 21 others in San Bernardino, California, with a cache of legally bought weapons.

    In the Fox News interview, Ms Fiore defended her grandson's knowledge of gun safety learned from a National Rifle Association child gun-safety program. She said the gun was unloaded and her grandson, Jake, could recite the safety songs promoted in the program.

    "Christmas is a family affair," she said.

    "I think getting firearms as a present and giving firearms as presents is a great present, and I think again because Christmas is a family affair, our ultimate responsibility is to protect and make sure our family is safe."

    The Brooklyn-born politician made headlines in 2014 for backing a Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in a stand-off with US federal agents.

    "Don't come here with guns and expect the American people not to fire back," she said at the time.

    Ms Fiore's comments come as the toll of daily mass shootings in the US becomes a source of controversy. Since the Sandy Hook school killing in Connecticut in 2012, there have been more than 1040 mass shootings in the US, defined as shootings involving multiple victims – but not necessarily ending in death.

    Ms Fiore also posted a photo of herself holding a gun the day after the shooting.
    Maybe it isn't fair, but this is where non-Americans get the idea that Americans might have a little bit of a gun culture.

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    Would be cooler with blacks in the photo instead. Or Muslims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metaphor View Post
    Once again, putting the hard-working satirists of The Onion out of work, one American whackjob at a time.

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    Republican Michele Fiore, a member of the Nevada Assembly and infamous for publishing a Christmas photo featuring her heavily armed family, is in the news again.

    This time it's for claiming guns are great Christmas gifts and that even her young grandson should be trusted with a Walther P22 pistol.

    "That five-year-old grandson of mine has total trigger control," Ms Fiore told Fox News, referring to the picture which has drawn criticism and support as America's gun culture comes under deeper scrutiny.

    Ms Fiore's pro-gun Christmas family photo was released days after a radicalised couple killed 14 people and wounded 21 others in San Bernardino, California, with a cache of legally bought weapons.

    In the Fox News interview, Ms Fiore defended her grandson's knowledge of gun safety learned from a National Rifle Association child gun-safety program. She said the gun was unloaded and her grandson, Jake, could recite the safety songs promoted in the program.

    "Christmas is a family affair," she said.

    "I think getting firearms as a present and giving firearms as presents is a great present, and I think again because Christmas is a family affair, our ultimate responsibility is to protect and make sure our family is safe."

    The Brooklyn-born politician made headlines in 2014 for backing a Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in a stand-off with US federal agents.

    "Don't come here with guns and expect the American people not to fire back," she said at the time.

    Ms Fiore's comments come as the toll of daily mass shootings in the US becomes a source of controversy. Since the Sandy Hook school killing in Connecticut in 2012, there have been more than 1040 mass shootings in the US, defined as shootings involving multiple victims – but not necessarily ending in death.

    Ms Fiore also posted a photo of herself holding a gun the day after the shooting.
    Maybe it isn't fair, but this is where non-Americans get the idea that Americans might have a little bit of a gun culture.
    It's about the only culture we have... that, the Super Bowl, and Black Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by repoman View Post
    Would be cooler with blacks in the photo instead. Or Muslims.
    Black Muslims?

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