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.