Missouri Car Dealer Offers Free AK-47 With Purchase of New Truck
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Mark Muller, the president of Max Motors in Missouri, is offering a gift certificate for a Kalashnikov AK-47 rifle to anyone who purchases a pick-up truck. Muller, whose business slogan is " God, Guns, Guts, and American Pick-Up Trucks," said the response to the offer has been very strong. "There is a lot of worry about crime, we have a methamphetamine problem around here and people just want to protect themselves," said Muller. The UK Telegraph notes that there may be other dynamics at play:
Never before, however, has the AK-47 been used to sell cars in Missouri. For all its gimmickry, the interest in Mr Muller’s newest promotion reflects rising concern among gun owners that President Barack Obama will eventually seek to tighten the rules on ownership, despite his promises to the contrary.
Faiz Shakir is the Research Director at the Center for American Progress and serves as Editor of ThinkProgress.org and The Progress Report.