(CNN) – Like many Americans, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley chose to share what she got for Christmas via social media.
Santa’s gift for the first-term Republican? A semi-automatic pistol.
“Our family had a wonderful Christmas together! I must have been good. Santa gave me a Beretta PX4 Storm,” Haley said in an Instagram post that included a photo of the weapon.
Haley has an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association, and hasn’t been shy about her fondness for guns in the past, including by test-firing a fully automatic machine gun at a state firearms manufacturer over the summer. Her husband is a member of the Army National Guard.
Haley announced over the summer that she is seeking a second term in her conservative, GOP-leaning state.
Hickey Nailey is a disgusting embarassment to my great state. Her days in office are numbered. Good riddance.
I think being pleased to get a handgun on the birthday of Jesus Christ says all anyone needs to know about both the governor, and the state of South Carolina.
and went through the full background check...
We should be embracing firearms.
Embracing it well show where improvements need to be made.
There needs to be more education about firearms.....instead of the perception given to most people via movies and news media reports who have never fired a gun in their real life.
1. People are not told how to properly hold a gun (finger off the trigger pointing the gun down)
2. What is behind your target...in case you miss.
3. Know whether or not the chamber contains a round
Merry Christmas Governor Haley!
You'll shoot your eye out, kid!
My only words for the Governor. You are just disgusting while making a modery of all the gun violence in our country.
It must be election time in the city
Ring a ling
Hear them sing
Soon it will be election day
Here are the stats on S. Carolina – I will probably never go there, and a mayor who makes an advertisement of her gun ought to consider the link between lax guns laws and high gun violence. S. Carolina's stats should an embarrassment and a shame:
6. South Carolina
> Firearm homicide deaths per 100,000: 4.95 (7th highest)
> Firearm aggravated assaults per 100,000: 127.88 (2nd highest)
> Violent crime rate per 100,000: 571.9 (3rd highest)
> Need permit to purchase handgun: No
> Governor: Nikki R. Haley (R)
Not really news, but the irony of receiving a weapon for Christmas is mildly amusing.
Not against the law, just extremely bad taste. Christmas (the celebration of the birth of Christ), is about peace, love and understanding.
Any of you idiots saying what's the big deal must have no clue about what Christmas is about.
And those you blaming the media, really, how naïve (i.e. stupid) are you? SHE obliviously "announced" this to make points with the right wing guns nuts.
I have a gun, can understand it as a gift, but Christmas? Come on. Just very sad politics.
Merry Christmas folks. Peace on earth, good will toward men....
Well, yeeee haaaaaw, Nikki! And don't forget to update your myspace page too!
Guessed it was either South Carolina or Arizona.
You go girl, the rights to bear arms.
This is really scraping the bottom of the barrel.
I got a Glock19 Gen 4 9MM and I'm really happy.
And Beretta got a governor.
Very nice. Congratulations. Merry Christmas.
Crime control, NOT "gun control"!!!! Having a firearm doesn't automatically make anyone a criminal. Illegal use of one does. THERE'S where our society should focus it's energy.
I am soooo envious!! What a great gift. Somebody really loves her by making sure she can protect herself. There's some real crazy, dangerous people out there-desperate because of the wacky policies of the present occupant of the White House. As for TKO-not worth wasting time on a response.
Oh no what are we going to do?, a pistol was given as a present? The shame off it all,,,,,
How do you liberals ever get down from such high horses? If it makes you feel any better I've been gifting guns to my son on Christmas and birthdays,, to date my 12 Yo has 2 .177 rifles, 2 . 22s, a 12 gauge shotgun, a mosin nagant, a compound bow , he too loves SANTA... As you see we too have been teaching our children about their 2A rights,, you libs are laughable.
give me a real gun not a pea shooter i would like one atleast made in USA
You just made that up , state of Vermont ( Democratic state ) has the most lax gun laws in the Country , Louisiana is not even close to Vermont , Alaska , gun laws and Vermont has the lowest crime rate in the Country .
Think again ,
Nope it is not NRA nor Tea Party , gun legislation failed in the Democrat controlled Senate because Dem. Senators from pro gun states voted NO ,
Also that statistic is made up , question as do you support background checks is not same as do you support gun registry , also it is done on 1001 person in NYC and San Francisco not exactly gun friendly places .
True poll is 100 million gun owners who wrote , emailed and called their representatives telling them say no to gun control
You liberals make me sick. I got a gun for Christmas too and am a practicing catholic. Where's the article on me?