South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) showed off a gun she got as a Christmas present on Thursday.
“Our family had a wonderful Christmas together! I must have been good Santa gave me a Beretta PX4 Storm,” she wrote on her Facebook and Instagram page Thursday.
She posted a photo of the pistol with that caption.
According to the gun manufacturer’s website, that particular gun costs $575. One version can hold a magazine capacity of up to 17 rounds of bullets.
She was seen firing automatic machine guns to test them during the tour.
South Carolina law has relatively loose gun laws. No resident is required to have a state permit in order to possess a handgun, rifle or shotgun. Residents are required, however, to obtain a concealable weapons permit before carrying a handgun that’s concealed or unconcealed. Carrying a firearm onto a private or public property is also illegal without permission. It’s illegal to possess a machine gun.
Haley did sign legislation the South Carolina legislature passed this year that strengthens how people with mental health issues interested in purchasing firearms are tracked in a database.