Friday, May 23, 2008

Guns n' Rovers

Totally off topic, but I just had to comment on this story on the BBC today. Max Motors, a car dealership in Missouri, is offering a free handgun with every vehicle sold. Said owner Mark Muller: "we're just damn glad to live in a free country where you can have a gun if you want to". Quite. The offer is working though - apparently sales have quadrupled. It seems that Mark came up with the promotion after taking offence at recent comments by 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." Armed religious nutjobs? Now that is really scary.

8 comments:

  1. Victor Dewsbery23 May 2008 13:15

    This time, I can summarise my comment on your last 2 sentences in one word:
    Amen!!!

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  2. :-) I knew I'd get you round to my way of thinking! ;-)

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  3. What worries me is that some of these people are not only armed... they believe that the wine / wafer is the blood and body of Christ....

    How many potential criminal offences are these people up for?

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  4. Yep, I'm sure the OFT will have something to say about that...

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  5. I don't know how true this is, but apparently some banks in America were giving out free rifles if you opened an account with them. :)

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  6. Android is right - my sister lived in North Carolina for 2 years and was offered a free gun when she opened a bank account - it was quite a common offer for people buying 4x4's & 'trucks', too.

    (She also used to get congratulated quite often at how good her English was - usually followed up,wehn she explined that she was, in fact, English, with a question about whether people in England spoke English...

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  7. :-) Yes, I remember years ago my sister teaching at a summer camp in America. The children had no idea where England was...

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