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Santa Claus takes photos with families, guns
abclocal.go.com ^

Posted on 11/20/2012 6:57:42 AM PST by marktwain

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (KABC) -- Families in Scottsdale, Arizona have the opportunity to take holiday portraits with Santa Claus and a machine gun.

Every year, the Scottsdale Gun Club hosts a photo opportunity, including Saint Nick and some serious fire power.

Rory Collins and his wife Kaprice Collins posed with a machine gun for a family photo with their 2-year-old twin boys.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: az; banglist; christmas; scottsdale
Americans celebrating Christmas and the Constitution. I love Arizona!

Full disclosure: I am related to the owner of Scottsdale Gun Club. He credits my early instruction with stimulating his lifelong interest in guns and shooting, ultimately resulting in the fabulous Scottsdale Gun Club!

1 posted on 11/20/2012 6:57:44 AM PST by marktwain
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I own a gun. Support not only 2nd amend but “shall issue” carry laws as well-but...

I believe I have a right to toilet paper too but I’m not going to pose with Saint Nick during Christmas with it-just not appropriate.

(Flamesuit on)


2 posted on 11/20/2012 7:03:40 AM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: marktwain

I just hope that here in Wisconsin he doesn’t have his reindeer with him for another week. It’s hunting season.


3 posted on 11/20/2012 7:08:45 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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...but I’m not going to pose with Saint Nick during Christmas with it-just not appropriate.

That is your opinion. As long as you don't impose it on others, I have no issue with you.

4 posted on 11/20/2012 7:10:39 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: icwhatudo

Yeah, this is a bit bizarre.


5 posted on 11/20/2012 7:11:28 AM PST by youngidiot (God help us.)
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To: youngidiot

Want bizarre?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0QVJOEwXac


6 posted on 11/20/2012 7:17:03 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: youngidiot

“Yeah, this is a bit bizarre.”

I respectfully disagree. Considering it’s being done at a gun club it makes perfect sense to me, it’s not like it’s in the middle of a shopping mall.


7 posted on 11/20/2012 7:17:50 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: marktwain

8 posted on 11/20/2012 7:18:02 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: icwhatudo

I’m guessing that for the most part, the people who have pictures taken with guns aren’t those who actually own and use them. It would be as pointless as me taking pictures with my hammers.


9 posted on 11/20/2012 7:28:06 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: icwhatudo
I believe I have a right to toilet paper too but I’m not going to pose with Saint Nick during Christmas with it-just not appropriate.

A "right" to toilet paper? Our Founding Fathers were indeed prescient men - somehow knowing that one day, we'd move beyond corn cobs.

10 posted on 11/20/2012 7:37:26 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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I can't see the FIRE/SAFE control in the picture, but I bet $10 that ain't a machine gun, but a regular semi-auto AR-15.

So sick of the communist media that hates everything I am, everything I love, and everything I want for myself and my family.

11 posted on 11/20/2012 7:39:37 AM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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To: Last Dakotan; All
It would be as pointless as me taking pictures with my hammers.

Craftsmen are often pictured with their tools.

I try to include a gun or knife or other implement in most personal photographs. When I digitized my parents lifetime of family photographs, it became apparent that including an implement made the photos much more valuable and interesting. The least valuable were landscapes. They were pretty meaningless without a person and implements to give them context.

Vehicles work pretty well as implements. They are interesting for context and help date the picture, though with digital photography, date/time stamps are usually included and are extremely valuable.

12 posted on 11/20/2012 7:43:11 AM PST by marktwain
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To: backwoods-engineer; All
I can't see the FIRE/SAFE control in the picture, but I bet $10 that ain't a machine gun, but a regular semi-auto AR-15.

You might lose. Scottsdale Gun Club is a licensed Class III dealer and rents real automatic and suppressed weapons at their several indoor ranges. No doubt the firearms are made available for photographs as well.

The odds are in your favor, though. Why pay more to obtain a photgraph that does not show the difference?

13 posted on 11/20/2012 7:46:56 AM PST by marktwain
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The Night the Reindeer Died...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0QVJOEwXac


14 posted on 11/20/2012 7:53:42 AM PST by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter")
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Those photos are obviously a game for wannabees. Based on stances and the way they are holding those weapons, it's apparent that those girls have never even touched one before.

However, kudos to the range owner, who obviously coached them on trigger finger discipline before allowing them to handle the "unloaded" weapons...

15 posted on 11/20/2012 7:56:50 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

My favorite movie trailer of all time. :)


16 posted on 11/20/2012 8:09:51 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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Merry Christmas!
17 posted on 11/20/2012 8:12:17 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. ItClimate change! is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: icwhatudo

I have to agree with you.


18 posted on 11/20/2012 8:41:19 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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19 posted on 11/20/2012 4:14:24 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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"The Scottsdale Gun Club admits to receiving plenty of criticism from people who feel uneasy about seeing children near machine guns."

And guess what? They don't care!

20 posted on 11/21/2012 12:02:50 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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And guess what? They don't care!

Correct. And they should not! This is an excellent way to "normalize" the gun culture against the MSM.

21 posted on 11/21/2012 7:33:41 AM PST by marktwain
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