Christmas Conflict Art: Not

I noticed the gun industry getting into the spirit of Christmas at the Scottsdale Gun Club in Arizona in the photo below. Hunter S Thompson would love it.

What would Jesus do? My vicar friend Benny has just suggested the answer to this question is St John Chapter 11, verse 35: ‘Jesus wept

I am reminded of a  sign on a strip mall outside Atlanta, Georgia, which I read as ‘Church of Christ Guns‘ though they were actually two buildings next door: a church and a gun store and they were unrelated, though juxtaposed. Presumably folk could pray and then load up with weapons? ‘Praise the Lord and pass the amunition?’ 

Father Christmas with a couple from the Scottsdale Gun Club in Arizona

From the UK conservative Daily Telegraph: by Raf Sanchez

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!”

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About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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2 Responses to Christmas Conflict Art: Not

  1. Kyrie Eleison says:

    Regarding Jesus and guns, all I can think of is a phrase made famous by the Terminator: “I’ll be back.”

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