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Buy a Car, Get a Gun

The dealer says every buyer has selected the gun, “except one guy from Canada and an old guy”

By Paul Westcott
Clear Channel Online

A Missouri car dealership is offering a free gun with every car purchase. Max Motors is offering customers the choice between a $250 gas card or a hand gun. Most have chosen the gun.

Owner Mark Muller said: “We’re just damn glad to live in a free country where you can have a gun if you want to.”

The dealership sells used and new cars mostly GM models and has a logo of of a cowboy holding a pistol.

In the past three days the dealership has sold 30 cars and trucks, an increase which the owners say is due to their promotional offer.

Muller recommends a Kel-Tec .380 pistol, which he describes as “a nice little handgun that fits in your pocket”. He added that the promotion was inspired by recent comments from one of the Democratic nominees for the presidential election, saying: “We did it because of Barack Obama.

“He said all those people in the Midwest, you’ve got to have compassion for them because they’re clinging to their guns and their Bibles. I found that quite offensive. We all go to church on Sunday and we all carry guns.”

The website advertisement for the offer, which continues until the end of the month, mentions that an approved background check on gun ownership is required.

See Max’s site.

I see the Obamessiah really did offend a lot of people in flyover country. There have been a number of similar giveaways I’m aware of, but the ones I can remember here in Tucson have usually been a Marlin lever-action rifle or something similar, not a handgun suitable for concealment.

All I can say is, I bet the firearm industry is looking at this election with a combination of hope and fear. If the Democrats win, their sales will likely skyrocket.

For a while.

Also, there’s a survey! “Do you think offering a free gun with the purchase of a new car is a good idea?” Of the 4600 people who’ve responded so far, 65% say “Yes.”

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