CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WNCT) – A billboard in Charlotte is causing controversy for showing Santa Claus with an assault-style rifle.
The sign reads “Santa knows what you really want” as an advertisement for the retail store Blackstone Shooting Sports.
The shop provides training and customers can also go to their shooting range there. The billboard was recently put up on Interstate 77 in Charlotte.
The image of the gun-toting Santa focusing on a target has many people in the area shaking their heads.
Blackstone Shooting Sports has reportedly not commented on the controversy surrounding the billboard.