It's almost time for Santa Claus to make his annual trip around the globe to deliver presents for all the good little boys and girls. However, before he gets started, he's blowing off some steam at the range with a bunch of silenced rifles, shotguns, handguns, and machine pistols.
Or, at least, that's how the latest ad from SilencerCo depicts things.
The video features Santa and Rudolph shooting a variety of silenced firearms out in the snowy North Pole.
"My name is Saint Nicholas," Santa says in the video. "Most of you know me as Santa Claus. My job definitely comes with a lot of stress, but we all have our own ways of relieving that stress."
"I used to have some pretty boring hobbies like whittling, baking, but then in the 9th century a magical thing happened: the Chinese invented a little thing called gun powder," he says.
Santa then bemoans the fact that centuries of shooting guns without silencers has negatively affected his hearing. He says silencers are the only thing that keeps what's left of his hearing intact but adds he is upset at how heavily regulated they are.
"Unfortunately, the ATF have regulated them so much I can't give them out to all the good little boys and girls," Santa says.
The video is part of SilencerCo's efforts on behalf of the Hearing Protection Act. That legislation would remove silencers from the purview of the National Firearms Act and greatly reduce the paperwork and cost associated with purchasing one. Activists believe it will be near the top of the agenda for the next Congress.
"It would be fantastic to see suppressors removed from the NFA," Santa concludes at the end of the video. "If that happens, you can bet my sack's gonna to be filled to the brim with shiny new silencers and the world is going to be a lot quieter."