Gun club offers photo with Santa and his machine guns

(credit: L.A. Times)
“Arizonans better watch out. They better not cry and they better not pout,” as the L.A. Times reports.

“Santa Claus is coming to town –- and he’s got guns.

“The Scottsdale Gun Club is offering a rather unusual Christmas card photo opportunity this holiday season.

“For $10, those who are so inclined can have their photo taken with jolly old St. Nick –- and a high-powered rifle.

“Jingle bells … shotgun shells?

“Santa poses in front of an $80,000 Garwood minigun. In last week’s photo shoot, families, including children, could choose from an arsenal — pistols, semi-automatic AR-15s, and grenade launchers, said Ron Kennedy, the gun club’s general manager, in a statement.

“This is the second year the gun club has offered the deal. Hundreds of people reportedly lined up to get their photos taken last year.

I found more details here, at the Gun Club’s website. It’s $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

10 thoughts on “Gun club offers photo with Santa and his machine guns”

    1. Close Steve, but not quite. There are no high school age teen moms with newborn babies or pregnant teens in the photo, and Ruduloph the red nosed reindeer would be a wall mount in the background.

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