Buy a truck and get a gun Nov 1, 2006 8:21:52 GMT -5
Post by Metal Angler on Nov 1, 2006 8:21:52 GMT -5
Heres a interesting article im sure the hunters of the world are gunna be happy
More power to them !!!
Keep on huntin and fishin!
Buy A Truck, Get A Gun
Promotion Has Residents Up In Arms
(CBS 3) ELK TOWNSHIP, Pa. Buy a truck, get a free shot-gun.
That's the new promotion at one Chester County auto dealership, and it has some resident's up-in arms.
They want it stopped, and similar promotions banned for good.
Anabella Hampton says the promotion goes beyond irresponsible with the Nickel Mines shooting fresh on people's minds.
"I was disgusted with the fact that somebody would actually offer a weapon as an incentive to purchase anything let alone a car," said Hampton.
Hampton fears the guns could go into the wrong hands and hopes a petition she started encourages lawmakers to ban the practice.
"This is not the direction I want my community or country to going," said Hampton.
But Country Dodge Chrysler and Jeep General Manager Gordon Atkisson says the promotion started in September and that it's to target a certain group of buyers during deer hunting season.
"Hunting is big. School is still closed in the beginning of hunting season and kids go out with their dads and it's a way of life out here," said Atkisson.
Atkisson says buyers don't leave with car keys and a gun. Instead, at nearby Cameron's Hardware they submit to a government background check first. And not all are interested.
Of the 25 that bought vehicles:
"Only eight people so far have come in to apply for the free shotgun," said Robert Stemple, Cameron's Hardware.
"I just see no use as to why anybody would think that this is an incentive," said Hampton.
A hunter sees it differently.
"Hunting and shooting is a wide spread hobby in the area that would certainly draw business for both the hardware store here and the dealership," said Hunter Ryan Winer.
The shotgun ad ends October 31st. Managers will then determine its effectiveness, before deciding to run it again.