All I want for Christmas is uzi: gun range offers photo with Santa and firearms

These children really had better watch out – after having their photo with a GUN-WIELDING Santa.

The bizarre event offered a unique photo opportunity with Father Christmas who was packing more than just presents.

Among his arsenal of weapons that both children and adults had the chance to be snapped with were an AK-47, AR-15 and FN-SCAR-17.

All the guns pictured with the unarmed St. Nick were deactivated

All the guns pictured with the unarmed St. Nick were deactivated

The charity event, which took place at Sandy Springs Gun Club and Range, near Atlanta in Georgia, USA, was held on Saturday.

All guns were deactivated and this was the first year the event has taken place, the range confirmed.

Despite having more than 1,000 members the event was targeted more towards the greatest of gun enthusiasts.

This Santa was packing more than presents

This Santa was packing more than presents

For parents uncomfortable with their children being around weapons there was also the option of being photographed with an unarmed St. Nick.

All proceeds from the event went to the Sandy Springs Community Assistance Center.

As well as helping visitors get in the Christmas spirit the range claimed the photo opportunity was also a chance to educate people about gun safety.

Merry Christmas and a trigger happy new year

Merry Christmas and a trigger happy new year

Robyn Workman Marzullo, co-owner of Sandy Springs Gun Club and Range, said: “The response has been tremendously positive.

“We had people from ages six to 76 taking photos with Santa – many of them with their favourite firearm.

“Safety is our number one concern. We made three of our firearms available for photos and all these pieces were unloaded, inspected and deactivated.

“We handle all our firearms very seriously.”

Children have the chance to be snapped with an AK-47, AR-15 and FN-SCAR-17

Children have the chance to be snapped with an AK-47, AR-15 and FN-SCAR-17