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Arizona gun club offers photo with Santa and his machine guns

November 29, 2011 |  7:38 pm

Women pose with Santa at the Scottsdale Gun Club

Arizonans better watch out. They better not cry and they better not pout:

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.

“Our members and guests enjoyed the concept and we are delighted to bring it back again this holiday season,” Kennedy said.

The next photo session is Dec. 10. 


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Photo: Women pose with Santa Claus and a variety of firearms at the Scottsdale Gun Club. The Garwood minigun peeks out from behind the woman standing at top left. Credit: Scottsdale Gun Club