Arizona Gun Club Offers Santa Pictures

    This undated image provided by the Scottsdale Gun Club shows people posing with Santa Claus and several guns at the Scottsdale, Ariz. club. Ron Kennedy, general manager of the gun club, says the business got the idea for the photo op last year when a club member happened to come in dressed as Santa and other members wanted their picture taken while they were holding their guns. He says people have used the photos for Christmas cards and Facebook posts. (AP Photo/Scottsdale Gun Club, Gordon Murray)

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    This will certainly stand out on the refrigerator. A Scottsdale, Ariz., gun club is offering a chance for its members to create holiday cards for which children and their families pose with Santa—and a cache of pistols and other military-style rifles. One image shows a sitting Santa with snowflakes and a Christmas tree behind him, flanked by an $80,000 machine gun and a tripod-mounted rifle. Ron Kennedy, the general manager of the gun club, said it got the idea last year when a member came in dressed as Santa and other members wanted a photo taken while holding their guns. “Our members have been looking for a fun and safe way to express their holiday spirit and passion for firearms,” Kennedy said.

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