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Friday, May 23, 2008

Clinging to Their Guns and Steering Wheels

posted by on May 23 at 13:37 PM

First Brad’s post about Clinton staying in the race just in case Obama gets gunned down, and now this:

A US car dealer has seen his sales soar after he launched a promotion offering customers a free handgun with every car.

Max Motors, a small car dealer in Butler, Missouri in the US Midwest, has seen sales quadruple since the introduction this week of a scheme offering customers either a $250 voucher for a gun or the alternative of a gas card.

Mark Muller, the owner of the dealership, said that he had sold more than 30 cars and trucks in the past three days but only two customers had opted for the gas card.

We did it because of Barack Obama,” Mr Muller said, referring to the Democratic presidential hopeful. “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.”

Good thing he’s got “the best protection in the world.”

Thanks to tipper NaFun.

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cute, but a handgun has a peak effective range of around 40ft. like the Brady incident, you would have to be close enough to stab to shoot someone with a handgun, assuming the secret service is around.

Posted by meanie | May 23, 2008 1:57 PM

So shouldn't they be handing out vouchers for either guns or bibles, then?

Posted by Ben | May 23, 2008 1:58 PM

If he finds the "guns and bibles" comment offensive, then I find him defensive.

Posted by Mahtli69 | May 23, 2008 1:59 PM

Our society can only progress as fast as our most ignorant elements will allow us.

Posted by Bub | May 23, 2008 2:14 PM

@1 huh?

A peak range of 40 ft?

Posted by Reality Check | May 23, 2008 2:17 PM

Those pragmatic Midwesterners are just getting ready for the coming gas and food shortages.

Posted by laterite | May 23, 2008 2:23 PM

stay ignorant, dumbfuck. its easier.

Posted by max solomon | May 23, 2008 2:25 PM

On the topic of guns, protection, and Barack Obama: Strangely, some of Obama's rallies have been protected by TSA. See discussion of a Louisville rally at FlyerTalk and of an Oregon rally on the TSA blog.

A bit out-of-scope for an organization that is supposed to ensure travel safety, huh?

Posted by Phil M | May 23, 2008 2:46 PM

Well, when the value of your full gas tank approaches $300.00, you'll want something to protect it, too.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | May 23, 2008 3:00 PM

Yawn. Some car dealer in TX did this years ago, but with rifles.

Posted by Tiktok | May 23, 2008 3:10 PM

Wonder how many of these customers will be first time gun owners who otherwise couldn't afford a firearm, and who still now can't afford any training to go with it.

Posted by lostboy | May 23, 2008 3:12 PM

@1 is right. Most qualified people can't hit much past about 10 to 15 meters with a handgun.

Best advice if someone has a handgun? Stick your car keys in their eyes and run into a crowded store and yell FIRE!

Posted by Will in Seattle | May 23, 2008 4:20 PM

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