As noted by The Verge “While the debate over gun control and gun culture has gripped the nation following a series of high-profile shootings this year, leading some groups to momentarily step out of the spotlight, scores of firearm owners have taken to Twitter and Instagram on Christmas day to show off their new lethal hardware.” ANIMAL has compiled our own set of controversial shots, albeit less lethal ones. Is there a political agenda behind these pics? You can be the judge of that.


@mariahhleee96 “Dylan on Christmas Eve”


@kyronnewton24 “Merry Christmas!!”


@thisissamiam “#redneckChristmas”


@graciepatten “Last night #party #weirdbrother #toyguns #christmaseve”


@nbailey15 “He’s a very excited boy #christmas”


@taylor_coxsey “Family Christmas Party :)”


@antsgoodtimes “All I want for Christmas is a shit load of guns. Lol”


@thocse “Nerf gang :P”


@jessbrailsford “I’ll be calling him uncle soon! #family #fun #guns #best #christmas #ever”


@katie12x “The boys Christmas Day #delighted #santa #guns #policemotorbike”


@smattb “Christmas nerf gun battle with the fam jam! Kids won! #christmas #guns #family #nerf #kids #goodtimes”


@reganolsonx “#sister#and#cousin#playing#with#nerf#guns#evil#faces#orange#and#blue#wooh#christmas#day”


@aznbe3 “I tried my best. They were playing sigh***** so difficult to get a pic. No I was not in twilight. #nephews #xmastree #toyguns #asian #people #twilight #guy #lookalikeass #alongwitheveryotherasian”


@tasha_balfour19 “#me#cousins#stupid#silly#nerf#guns#such#a#kid”