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Merry Christmas! From Your Toddler, Santa, and a Machine Gun

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Nothing says happy holidays (in Arizona, anyway) like Santa, your toddler, and a machine gun -- and you can celebrate the holidays by getting a picture of all three at the Scottsdale Gun Club next month.

According to the club, "Santa's back with his bag of goodies" -- which happens to include an arsenal of machine guns -- and on December 10, it will give families the opportunity to have their pictures taken with Santa and his guns.

Even children will be allowed to be photographed while holding the weapons, the club says.

Arizona doesn't exactly have the best reputation when it comes to firearms -- the Tucson shooting, the fact that guns are allowed in Arizona bars, and "Operation Fast and Furious" certainly haven't helped the state's image. So it only makes (gulp) sense to arm children with high-powered machine guns for family Christmas cards.

The club didn't immediately return our call for details about the event, but bills it as "a one-of-a-kind opportunity to be photographed next to Santa while against a backdrop of a stunning $80,000 Garwood mini-gun and SGC's coolest belt fed machine guns including the M60, M249 and M240."  

Arizona's not the "Colt Single-Action Army Revolver State" for nothin' --Yee-ha!

If you want to have your picture taken with Santa -- and his machine guns -- you can do so at the Scottsdale Gun Club on December 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $5 for club members, and $10 for the general public. Click here for details.

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