Gun-Slinging Santa Wishes You A Merry Christmas

By Susan Jones | July 7, 2008 | 8:04 PM EDT

( - Imagine a Christmas card where Santa Claus makes a pre-emptive strike on terrorists, by firing a fully automatic firearm mounted on a reindeer-powered sleigh. Santa's target: militant, Islamist, suicide terrorists.

That's the gist of the Christmas card that gun lobbyist John Michael Snyder said he is sending to Members of Congress, the Bush administration, and others this year.

Snyder, the public affairs director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, issued a statement describing his card.

"We've known since childhood that Santa puts coal under the Christmas trees of bad children," said Snyder in the press release. "It's just another stretch of the imagination to consider Santa delivering multiple doses of hot lead to wicked terrorists."

Snyder said his card shows armed, bearded terrorists, with explosives strapped to their waists, scurrying about in an effort to escape the hail of bullets from Santa's machine gun.

The card includes the following verse from St. Paul's letter to the Ephesians: "Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm against the tactics of the devil."

The card also offers "best wishes for the Christmas season and a victorious New Year."