It has all the hallmarks of a traditional Christmas: an ornate tree piles of presents and a pair of lovingly clasped machine guns.
A gun club in Arizona is cashing in on its members fondness for their weaponry by offering them the chance to be photographed holding their armaments and their loved ones.
Visitors to the Scottsdale Gun Club can pay $5 – $10 for non-members – to be pictured with a pair of heavy weapons and a slightly nervous looking Santa Claus.
In the backdrop of the photos is a Garwood Minigun, which can fire up to 6,000 rounds per minute…
The club’s website exhorts readers to “Get your holiday picture with Santa & his machine guns!”
Several of the example pictures include young children either holding guns or sitting in Santa’s lap as their parents pack heat.
This is not a joke, folks. I know that our readers around the world – especially those who have suffered the pain of war, the invasion of their homeland by political criminals like Hitler, will wonder if all the citizens of the United States are as irresponsible, demented and foolish as this lot?
The answer is – enough of them to be dangerous.
Sadly, they have the political support of the Republican Party – and the cowards in the Democratic Party are such opportunist wimps they haven’t the courage to stand up in opposition.
I’ve been a gun owner most of my life. There have been periods when I truly enjoyed handgun hunting – though I don’t hunt anymore. I have always supported registration, licensing and legitimate questions associated with gun purchases. The kind of thing these nutballs never approve of.