Is This The Best Gun Culture Christmas Tree Ever?

gun christmas tree

Courtesy Dean Weingarten

My far-ranging missionary friend was in Northern Wisconsin a few days ago when he noticed this, um, unique Christmas tree.

The book is John Lott’s much-loved, little-read More Guns, Less Crime. The belted ammunition appears to be 7.62 NATO linked blanks. Probably left over from a National Guard exercise.

No live trees were harmed in the creation of this display. It’s a good, environmentally friendly, responsibly sourced way to celebrate Christmas.

[This post originally ran in 2016]

©2016 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included.

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  1. avatar John says:

    OMG! The poor children!//SARC//

  2. avatar unknown says:

    No live trees were harmed in the creation of this display. It’s a good, environmentally friendly, responsibly sourced way to celebrate Christmas.–Good; hate to see trees wasted

    1. avatar Cliff H says:

      No live trees? I see a lot of long guns with wood stocks under all those garlands.

      1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

        My first thought, too.

        And isn’t that what trees are meant for, anyway, lol?

      2. avatar LarryinTX says:

        Those trees are long dead. Uh, from natural causes?

    2. avatar Victoria Illinois says:

      Just plant a couple of trees. You’re good. Your “carbon sin” is forgiven.

      1. avatar arc says:

        Most Christmas trees are already pre-planted stock.

        1. avatar Victoria Illinois says:

          True, at least the ones in Wisconsin & Michigan. It’s a crop….and better for the soil than vegetables. No cultivation and erosion or agent orange spray. Tho, things may change now that marijuana can be a cash crop.

      2. avatar SGSG666 says:

        That’s right. I just helped my friend plant 486 trees of different varieties on his farm up in Michigan. First time I used a dibble bar, but it works very well, as long as the ground isn’t concrete hard.

  3. avatar jwm says:

    Moist nugget(merry xmass, Ing) makes a hell of a tree trunk.

    1. avatar Ing says:

      Those moist nuggets just keep popping up, don’t they.

  4. avatar NorincoJay says:

    I see some wood stocks on those there firearms. Sorry to burst the green bubble.

  5. avatar Rick the Bear (now in NH!!) says:

    Looks good!

  6. avatar strych9 says:

    One certainly appears to be an M44 Nagant. I can’t ID the rest.

    Norinco beat me to pointing out that all those wood stocks didn’t come from algae.

    Pretty cool though. I’d chuckle seeing it IRL.

  7. avatar former water walker says:

    Well I love it! Merry Christmas!??????

  8. avatar Kyle says:

    Oh wow, do not let the Moms Demand Action see this, they’ll have attacks.

    1. avatar MamaLiberty says:

      And that would be a bad thing? 🙂

      1. avatar Geoff "Bah, Humbug!" PR says:

        RIP Mamma Liberty, you certainly are missed… 🙁

        1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

          Just noticed the dates. I remeber her posting something about health, sad I didn’t notice ahe had passed. Lost a co-worker to cancer this mornong.
          Not many of us left here at TTAG that have been around this whole decade.

  9. avatar LHW says:

    Bloomie’s new Christmas tree?

  10. avatar Docduracoat says:

    I am going to set on of these up now that I see how it is done!

  11. avatar Kap says:

    I want one from Santa for next year!

  12. avatar gargoil says:

    i wish i could do that, its kind of hard to make a tree out of an AR and a pistol 🙁

    1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

      You can make the Charlie Brown Christmas tree of the gun world!

      HA! I Haz A Great Idea! 🙂 🙂

  13. avatar RGP says:

    Northern Wisconsin, outstanding place for missionary work. I’ve heard there are tribes there who know nothing of the outside world.

  14. avatar LifeSavor says:

    May I clip that photo for next year’s Christmas cards?

    Merry Christmas, all!!

  15. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    It would be nicer if the belts had live ammo feeding into something classy.
    Cool. Now I’ve got an idea for next year!

  16. avatar biofire says:

    You’ll put your eye out!

  17. avatar Chicken Wing says:


  18. avatar MLee says:

    It needed little look-alike figurines of our favorite Democrats like….Feinstein, Pelosi, Schumer and so on hanging on the tree by little nooses. They could hang right along side the candy canes and little bubble lights we had back in the 50s and 60s

    1. avatar Geoff "Bah, Humbug!" PR says:

      Why spoil a good tree?

  19. avatar Chris T in KY says:

    Now I have Lever Guns!
    Ho Ho Ho

  20. avatar Victoria Illinois says:

    One thing about the gun-friendly crowd. We sure have a great sense of humor. We can laugh at ourselves and life in general. Something the anti’s don’t understand. (Which is why you can watch re-runs of Fraiser and still laugh-out-loud at all the embarrassing situations of the stuck-up doctor/brothers and all the double entendre. Same with Desi and Lucy.)

  21. avatar Dan says:

    Needs grenades.

  22. avatar Jamal says:

    LOL at you honkies and your guns.

  23. avatar More b.s on the same planet says:

    That’s beautiful, tried to pick one up at Lowe’s but they ran out.

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