Colorado Sheriff’s Office Blasted After Tweet Showing Santa Getting Handgun Permit

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A Colorado sheriff’s business uncovered itself desperately backtracking pursuing a furious reaction to a tweet exhibiting Santa Claus receiving a concealed handgun permit.

It was ample to influence parents to rethink permitting Santa occur down the chimney.

A assertion from the El Paso Sheriff’s Office environment Friday insisted there was no intent to be “insensitive,” but it is December and they preferred to contain Santa Claus in their tweet.

The timing of the stunt was significantly painful simply because it transpired just days following four college students were fatally shot—with a handgun — in however a further university assault.

Area people — and observers from as considerably away as Australia — were not amused.