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.


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

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

  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?

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

  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. :)

  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...

  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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