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Santa is Packing! Shows Off Rifle at FW Gun Store

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FORT WORTH -- 'Twas a few weeks before Christmas and all through the state, folks are busy decorating for the holiday date.

A lot of decor involves lights and trees, but a gun store in fort worth was too good for these.

“We’ve got Santa Clause on the roof holding an AR 15,” said Fort Worth Gun owner Dewayne Irwin.

Well, that didn't rhyme, but you heard right. A Fort Worth gun store decided to heat up its holiday display with a gun toting Santa.

“It's a custom made deal. We put it up Monday and so far 100% positive comments about it," Irwin said. "And you know we don’t do it to piss anybody off. It's just festive."

That gun slinging Santa doesn't seem to have dampened any Christmas spirit. Irwin says the only thing folks have gotten fired up about is his stance on Christmas.

“We've got a sign on the door that says, We say Merry Christmas.Let's put Christ back in Christmas," Irwin said.

And what better way to do that than give Santa a loaded AR-15? So is business booming?

Well, on Black Friday the FBI reported it did more than 175,000 background checks for gun ownership, which broke the U.S record. That's one gun sold every three seconds.

So, if Santa is packing heat this year, just remember you better watch out.

“If someone is messing with the reindeer, he could defend the reindeer," Irwin said. "You know jacking with the elves he can take care of business."