Our family had a wonderful Christmas together! I must have been good Santa gave me a Beretta PX4 Storm. http://t.co/QtRbyFU6CT
— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) December 26, 2013
The concealed-weapons permit holder is familiar with this type of gift.
Haley received the gun from her husband, Michael, who returned recently from a year-long military deployment to Afghanistan. her office said.
The PX4 Storm “delivers concealed carry handling with large frame firepower,” according to the Beretta website. The $575 gun can hold up to 13 rounds of ammunition.
The present’s presentation by the governor led to some strong reactions in social media.
Congratulations (“Another reason why I love South Carolina”) were mixed with pleas for gun safety (“I will say a prayer for your family”).
S.C. Democrats fired away at the Lexington Republican seeking re-election next year against state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, a Camden attorney.
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— BERETTA (@Beretta_USA) December 26, 2013