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Posted on May 23, 2008
God Guns Gas

Automobile purchasers are offered either a free gun or a free $250 gas card. Only a Canadian and an “old guy” have opted for the card.

A car dealership in Missouri has found its sales quadrupled after the introduction of an offer that gives customers a free gun with the purchase of any used or new vehicle. The promotion, which is said to be a response to Barack Obama’s recent comment on Midwestern voters who “cling to guns or religion,” continues until the end of the month.

The BBC:

A car dealership in the United States is offering a free handgun with every vehicle sold.

Max Motors in Butler, Missouri, says sales have quadrupled since the start of the offer.

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.”

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By Obama your mama, December 23, 2008 at 9:00 pm Link to this comment
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I don’t care about politics left, right, or real.

People need to understand that POLITICS never does much for anyone…

Safety is Peoples responsibility, and Accountability is joined with responsibility.

Buy a gun.
Educate your children with one…
Teach them safety first, and responsibility.
Its a lesson that can out live generations…
Go Liberty!

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By ed duval, May 28, 2008 at 1:47 pm Link to this comment
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Hey, did you see the Political site these guys have? It’s at [url=][/url]. Pretty crazy stuff, I’d say they’re not voting for Clinton either.

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By hippy pam, May 25, 2008 at 8:25 am Link to this comment

What went wrong?the criminals DO NOT Get them LEGALLY.
While I went thru ALL THAT and extra for range time and safety classes…only to have my home invaded and my gun taken along with the shells….Even so-I AM SORRY IT IS ON THE STREET….BUT I sincerely HOPE THEY ARE USING IT TO SHOOT EACH OTHER…..

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By cyrena, May 25, 2008 at 8:06 am Link to this comment

Well now Hippy Pam…there are options. (I understand what you’re up against there in Flint) Seems like Michael Moore said he was able to get one of these handguns by opening a savings account in a bank in your area.

Yeah, I know that most of the youth there carry guns. It’s like that in other places as well, though maybe not quite as bad. Then again, I haven’t done any demographic studies lately.

Now, I know this stems way, way, back..and maybe it only ever applied in California. I’m from California, so that’s why I know of this old ancient policy regarding handguns.

Way back in ancient times here in California, (might even still be the case occassionally) if one wanted to obtain a handgun, (ah…by purchasing it from an established merchant) then one went through a bureaucratic process. (yeah, yeah, I know…who wants to bother with such inconveniences these days)

Anyway, it required appearing in person at the ‘place’ where one planned to purchase the thing, and then filling out some paperwork. The purchaser would then submit the paperwork, and pay for the gun, and obtain a receipt.

THEN, in SEVEN DAYS, the purchaser would return to the established merchant, and EITHER, get their gun, since the merchant had by that time, been able to run a background check, and all of that stuff. OR, get their money back, either because they hadn’t ‘passed’ the background check, or because in the seven days that had passed, they’d decided they didn’t want the gun after all. (like maybe they decided they wouldn’t shoot whomever it was they were so pissed off at when they decided to buy the gun in the first place.)

Now back in the day, this seemed like a real good plan. Actually, in my humble opinion, it STILL seems like a real good plan. Wonder what went wrong?

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By Leefeller, May 25, 2008 at 7:35 am Link to this comment

Having six toes and a gun may mean belonging in the community of Missouri.

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By Gary Sargent, May 25, 2008 at 5:54 am Link to this comment
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Come November people will still have the gun; the gas card will only be a memory. Ain’t Bushonomics wonderful.

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By Hemi*, May 25, 2008 at 5:09 am Link to this comment

Not a bad promotion at all, kind of makes sense.  When driving that new car gets too expensive with soaring gas prices you can just shoot yourself.  American ingenuity!

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By Stephanie, May 24, 2008 at 11:58 pm Link to this comment
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I think all us commie, long-haired, queer lovers should get us some guns too. That way we won’t be sittin’ ducks when the sh—hits the fan. I want to go get a hand gun and teach my kids how to shoot down at the range. How ‘bout it?

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By Matthew, May 24, 2008 at 10:30 am Link to this comment
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See, already…little by little…Obama’s economic recovery plan is already starting to work.

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By Dave Raithel, May 24, 2008 at 9:41 am Link to this comment

This is what’s both so hilarious and embarassing to me, a native Missourian still in Missouri: [Re 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.”

Yep, to confirm Obama is to disprove him. Consider the alcoholic who counters: Your accusation I drink too much so upsets me, I need a drink ....

If not for the harm to innocent bystanders, I’d say people like the car dealers in Butler deserve whatever another Republican administration would do to them.

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By hippy pam, May 24, 2008 at 6:52 am Link to this comment

I live in FLINT,MICHIGAN…How am I to protect myself
when the MAJORITY of the youth CARRY GUNS???Oh-Yeah-I’ll call a cop…....................

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By cyrena, May 24, 2008 at 12:37 am Link to this comment

“How often do you use a gun in comparison to your pick-up? Economic pragmatism, people.”

Aegrus, I had to chuckle at this. You are simply far too sensible. The gun makes ‘em FEEL GOOD. It means they’ve got ‘rights’. That’s all that matters when you ain’t got a damn thing else.

(It does make me wonder how they were able to afford the cars though).

The other thing to remember of course, is that these are the same folks who voted for George Bush. Now if they’d offered say free school tuition for a year, for every buyer, or a gun, or the gas, how many of them do you think would have chosen the free schooling?

Maybe one. Probably a skinny black kid. (they wouldn’t give him or her the gun anyway).

All of the rest…that’s who Hillary’s pandering to. She wants them to all be perfectly OK with the fact that they’re uneducated,and easily pacified with Guns.  She has a plan for them all…I’ve heard her pander to them specifically, in conjunction with calling Obama an elitist. Anything to stir up resentment, and once we’ve got that nice and seething, give ‘em some guns with their trucks…and just wait for the destruction.

Michael Moore mentioned’s the same as giving somebody a bomb, knowing full well that they’re gonna throw it at someone or something. Oh well.

So, have gun, will travel…in the truck, or on foot…If ya got it anyway, might as well use it, eh? At least that’s the mentality.

And, they ARE handguns by the way. So, we’re not talking about food hunting instruments, unless one is a cannibal.

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By tyler, May 23, 2008 at 4:41 pm Link to this comment
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thats awesome!  i’m still laughing!

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By Thomas Billis, May 23, 2008 at 3:29 pm Link to this comment

The dealership also offer directions for the perfect drive by shooting.This mindset of small penused men who must have a gun and hate gays is what gave us George W Bush.These divisive issues that the Republicans know how to play like virtuosos keep us divided and cuase us not to come together on issues that really do matter.We fight and they steal.Sounds like a perfect system if you are in the “they steal"class.

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By psmealey, May 23, 2008 at 2:58 pm Link to this comment

Curious that while Obama is reviled as an elitist, latte drinking liberal, the enterprising good folk out in the heartland have no problem with putting blasphemy (“God, Guns and Gas”... kyuk kyuk) on their advertising collateral to drum up sales.

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By psmealey, May 23, 2008 at 2:55 pm Link to this comment

If you lose your job (and your income), you can always use your gun to get gas.  It pays for itself.  That’s better than any liberal entitlement program!

Yes… I am kidding.

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By Andros, May 23, 2008 at 2:33 pm Link to this comment

The gun inflates the ego. It makes some people feel bigger and more powerful. It’s no accident that the car industry has been emphasizing the power of the vehicle instead of anything else!  Of course, it’s an identity thingy.

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By Aegrus, May 23, 2008 at 12:20 pm Link to this comment

I had read about this before, and couldn’t believe more people opted for the gun rather than the free gasoline. How often do you use a gun in comparison to your pick-up?

Economic pragmatism, people.

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