“It portrays to the kids that it’s OK for Santa to be carrying a gun, and therefore, its OK for them to be carrying a gun,” local resident Monica Sliva told Californnia’s WLS-TV. Needless to say, the ABC affiliate forgot to find any local yokels willing to voice their support for Tracy Tree Farm’s pistol-packing Santa. So I turn to you, TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia, for your thoughts on the touchy subject of a Coca-Cola-inspired icon’s pistol-packing predilection. How does Kris Kringle deal with all those local, state and international regulations regarding open carry? What’s Santa’s tag line? “Looks like you’re not on the nice list. Again.” While you mull over this and other conundrums I regret to inform you that Tracy’s caved on the Claus carry front; the display is now busy gathering dust. Where’s the holiday spirit in that?