Ho, ho, oh! Arizona gun club offers pictures with Santa and his machine guns
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.
Revellers have a range of hand-held guns to choose from including pistols, assault rifles and the odd grenade launcher.
The club's website exhorts readers to "Get your holiday picture with Santa & his machine guns!"