These pictures of Americans showing off their "new toys" are truly terrifying

Photographer captures gun owners at the firing range the day after Christmas

By Peter Cooper
Published January 4, 2016 8:45PM (EST)

Whether naughty or nice, guns made the list.

Photographer Patrick Hall spent the day after Christmas at the firing range taking portraits of gun owners showing off their "new toys."

Gun manufactures had a very profitable year in 2015 — Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger both saw stocks nearly double. Gun-related background checks reached an all time high in December of 2015 hitting over 3.3 million. This was up 43% when compared to December 2014.



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