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Welcome to Santa's gun club

Friday, December 02, 2011 - 01:10

Dec. 2 - The Scottsdale Gun Club in Arizona puts a twist on the traditional Santa photo. Alicia Powell reports.

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If you can't find Santa in his workshop, you might want to check the shooting range. The Scottsdale Gun Club in Arizona is offering a twist to the traditional Christmas photo. Visitors can pose with Saint Nick next to hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of guns. Ron Kennedy, the General Manager of the club, says people have different ways of expressing their enthusiasm for the holidays. SOUNDBITE: Ron Kennedy, Scottsdale gun club general manager, saying (English): "Well, it's designed to be a holiday-themed event, where people can express their passion for firearms and their holiday spirit. Not too many times people can come in and actually be posed in front of Santa with the $80,000 Garwood Minigun behind them, and a selection of other firearms." The club's first "Santa and Machine Guns" event brought in roughly 500 people. This year the store expects to double that number. Each snapshots costs five U.S. dollars for members and 10 dollars for non-members. Oh, and none of the weapons are loaded. Merry Christmas! Alicia Powell, Reuters.

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Welcome to Santa's gun club

Friday, December 02, 2011 - 01:10