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US man receives death threats after publically handing in guns

"I'm one less civilian that has guns."

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US man receives death threats after publically handing in guns

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In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting an Arizona man is facing social media backlash after posting a photo of himself turning his guns into police on Facebook.

Jonathan Pring said when he posted photos of himself going from current gun owner to former gun owner, the feedback started positively, but it wasn’t long before the response turned negative and even included death threats.

Pring said he didn’t expect the post to go viral, and just wanted to get his weapons off the streets.

“I would hate for that (being involved in the Las Vegas shooting) to happen to my family and it suddenly made me think how ridiculous this whole gun debate is in America, so one immediate thing that I could do was hand over my guns. I’m one less civilian that has guns,” he said.

Pring, who is a dual citizen of the US and Britain has since taken down the post but says he still doesn’t regret giving up his guns.