Buy a car – get a gun for FREE!!

This story, that didn’t make the US headlines (why would it?), was on BBC. A Missouri car dealer has quadrupled his sales by offering a free handgun with every auto purchased. This could only happen in the US of A.

Customers can choose between a gun or a $250 (£125) gas card, but most so far 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.”

Muller, reaching under his sagging belly to scratch his balls as he spit out a wad of chaw, said that he’s sold 30 vehicles in the last 2 days and every customer except one guy from Canada has chosen the gun over the gas card. And where did this marvelous idea come from?

“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.”

Well, of course you do. What with those terrorists just itching to invade Butler, Missouri what choice do you have? Hell, if they buy a car from Max Motors you can carry two or ten or a thousand guns! Goddammit, this is Amer’ca.

Your constitutional rights aside, it’s a little bit of a stretch to use Obama as an excuse to distribute more firearms, especially off of a used car lot.

What’s really offensive here is not Obama’s remarks. It’s the fact that we live in a country where a car salesmen can give away handguns like gift certificates and no one cares. It doesn’t even make the news. (I wonder if they’re packin’ even when they march into church each Sunday to show what good Christians they are)

I’m sure Butler is a nice, quiet little town and I’m sure the population’s average IQ is well over 70. But I just have a funny feeling that I won’t be visiting them any time soon.

Author’s note: This marks the 500th post at World Gone Mad. I thought perhaps I should do some kind of  special post but this one is as good as any.

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6 Comments on “Buy a car – get a gun for FREE!!”

  1. Buffalo Says:

    You may be mildly interested to know that both Buffalo, (that’s me), and Robert Heinlein were born in Butler, MO.

    As far as offering a pistol as an inducement for buying a vehicle – why not? The recipient will have to pass the usual screening. In Missouri, last time I checked which was about 3 years ago, in addition to the federal screening a permit has to be issued by the county Sheriff.

  2. expatbrian Says:

    I certainly am interested and am not intending to disparage your home town. But is Butler such a dangerous place that “everyone has to carry a gun? You and I will probably always disagree, respectfully, on the proliferation of handguns. Somehow though, if Butler is such a place, it doesn’t sound to me like that sheriff is doing his job.

  3. Buffalo Says:

    Butler is a little farming community about half way between Kansas City and Joplin off Interstate 71. It is a very low crime area.

    There’s carrying a weapon and there’s carrying a weapon. The majority of folk in a farming community don’t make a practice of carrying a pistol unless they’re going to do some plinking. You do see a whole lot of pickup trucks with a gun rack and a rifle or shotgun in that rack.

    In that part of the country you grow up knowing how to handle a firearm. Hunting is part of the culture. When I was a kid it was mostly guys, but girls knew how to shoot also. From what I hear now days the ladies go hunting as much as the men.

  4. expatbrian Says:

    “There’s carrying a weapon and there’s carrying a weapon”… good point and I understand the rifles and the hunting. What I find a little unsettling is the handguns, especially giving them away as incentive for anything. Kel-Tec .380’s? Not exactly a hunters weapon of choice.

    Oh well, I’m certainly not going to worry about it one way or the other. The bottom line is, the number of people who get shot, accidentally or on purpose, in Singapore is exactly zero. I can live with that.

  5. Buffalo Says:

    The number of country folk that get shot by accident are way down there too.

    I remember one deer season; my buddy and I had stopped off at the greasy spoon for a cup of coffee and a roll. A guy carrying a semi-auto Remington 30-06 came up to me to ask how to unload his weapon. He had a full magazine, one in the hole, and the son of a bitch wasn’t on safety.

    In case you’re wondering, he was a city boy.

    I absolutely believe that gun safety should be taught in school from a very early grade. That includes shooting.

  6. Mocking Bird Says:

    Buy a car and get a gun for free? This would certainly fuel incidents of death caused by road rage.

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