The holiday season was a winner for gun shops and dealers this year in the U.S.
The FBI reported that there were 175,000 gun background checks on Black Friday alone, noted NBC News.
According to Mashable, comedian Joe Mande noted the many tweets that adults and children posted on Twitter about their brand-new guns on Christmas Day.
One young man tweeted, "I got a GUN for Christmas... So there's that."
A woman added, "My fiance got me a gun for Christmas!!! keeeeeeperr."
A college co-ed wrote, "[M]y Christmas this year- a gun & dorm stuff."
Another young woman tweeted, "[M]y brother got a gun for Christmas & asked if I would be his first target."
One recipient stated, "I got a machine gun for Christmas and Idk why."
A young woman said, "I JUST GOT AN AR 15 FOR CHRISTMAS OH MY GOD I COULD CRY."
Gun celebrations were not the only tweets. There were also postings by gun advocates who attacked Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts after she mentioned that the NRA had blocked her on Twitter on Dec. 26.
According to AddictingInfo.org, some of the pro-gun tweets directed towards Watts included:
"@shannonrwatts why are you a c---?"
"@shannonrwatts I think if you allow me to get some alone bedtime with you I can make you less tight a------ and you may start liking guns."
"What's wrong with calling a lying c--- a c---?"
"@shannonrwatts could get it if she wasn't such a communist corrupted t---."
"@shannonrwatts why are you such a piece of s---. You should own a gun and use it on yourself @NRA."