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Santa Claus brings out the big guns

Nothing says Christmas like Santa and an array of machine-guns, at least for the Scottsdale Gun Club in Arizona, where the jolly fat man paid a visit toting a goodie bag of lethal weaponry.
A family poses with Santa and assorted weapons at the Scottsdale Gun Club in Arizona. (Scottsdale Gun Club/Facebook)

Nothing says Christmas like Santa and an array of machine-guns, at least for the Scottsdale Gun Club in Arizona, where the jolly fat man paid a visit toting a goodie bag of lethal weaponry.

Club members and their children paid $10 on Saturday to pose with Santa, who handed out machine-guns for the festive occasion while a photographer preserved the moment for family holiday cards.

A high-calibre holiday card, courtesy of Santa and the Scottsdale Gun Club. ((Scottsdale Gun Club/Facebook))

Among the toys from Santa's workshop was a belt-fed Garwood minigun, a military weapon capable of firing 4,000 rounds per minute.

"I think it’s going to be all in fun for those who support the Second Amendment, and for those who don’t," club member Richard Jones told Fox News in Phoenix. "Whether you’re a gun advocate or not, you should have a lot of fun with it."

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The Scottsdale facility offers 24 air-conditioned shooting lanes, a tactical shoot house, and a collection of handgun, rifle and shotgun rentals.

"Machine-gun Adventures" start at $54.95 US, the club says, and no experience is necessary.

Santa will be back again on Dec. 10 for another shoot.