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Gun-toting Santa billboard spurs controversy

Posted at 12:28 PM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 12:28:30-05

(WCNC/NBC) A controversial billboard in North Carolina shows Santa Claus as he looks down the barrel of an assault rifle.

The billboard for the Blackstone Shooting Sports store reads, "Santa knows what you *really* want!" and shows jolly St. Nick with an eye on his target.

It's the type of thing that has some smiling and others upset.

The manager of Blackstone responded to a request for a statement by saying, "Santa Claus is synonymous with the holiday season. We thought that the ad would be amusing and that our customers and potential customers would get a kick out of it."

Courtesy: NBC News Channel