A Season of Peace and Guns

Arizona Gun Club Santa PhotoSometimes a photo requires little explanation. Suffice it to say that the Scottsdale Gun Club in Arizona is offering seemingly delighted members a chance to “Get your holiday picture with Santa & his machine guns.” The festive mood in these photos appears to not be dampened by the events of January 8, 2011 in nearby Tucson. On that day, nineteen people were shot and six died as a gunman attempted to assassinate U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords.

Note: In 2010, crime statistics reveal that firearms worldwide killed 100,693 individuals. Of these deaths, 9,369 occurred in the USA, as compared to 144 in Canada and 14 in the UK. The USA is beat in the number of gun related homicides only by the countries of South Africa, Colombia and Thailand.

by William Repicci

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