Chances are you've heard of, or maybe even attended, a shotgun wedding at some point in your life. In the following photos, you'll meet groups of people who took the concept of "shotgun wedding" very literally. Whether they appear to be Mafia or deep South types, these are the families where everyone appears to be packing heat.
While it's unclear exactly what any of them were thinking, history proves it's generally best not to ask too many questions of anyone holding a loaded firearm. These shotguns weddings came together through the efforts of people who forever held their peace - and their piece.