• May 21, 2008

In a move certain to generate both controversy and publicity, a new and used car dealer in Butler, Missouri, is offering his customers a choice between two sales incentives with their vehicle purchase: $250 in gasoline or a free semi-automatic handgun.

"We got high gas prices, theft, carjackings, innocent people getting hurt," Walter Moore, from Max Motors, told KMBC-TV. It seems the resourceful dealer is offering car buyers a solution for it all -- and the gun is proving to be the popular choice with 80 percent of his customers choosing the firearm over free fuel. As expected, not everyone is happy. Considering most of his customers already own guns, Moore doesn't understand why people's feathers are getting all ruffled. Customers who choose the semi-auto pistol over the gas are handed a certificate that must be redeemed, after the requisite forms and background check are complete, at a local gun shop. This, of course, keeps the local police much happier. Thanks for the tip, mccreery!

[Source: KMBC-TV]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Guns aren't the problem, they never were, and they never will be. People are the problem, and that's that, period. End of story.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It really shows where the concerns are in Middle America: gas prices vs homeland security.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is a very good idea. Of course this wouldn't work in those states run by those wet behind the ears, pants pissing liberals. They'll ban pocketknives once they have stolen all of your firearms. Makes you want to puke.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Amybe, but remember they aren't GETTING a gun, just a $250 coupon. If they can't qualify that's their loss..plus, getting a gun is not getting a carry permit...I know lots of people that own guns but do not carry..they just hunt and/or target shoot.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it..but $250 doesn't buy much in semi-autos...hopefully you can use it as credit toward a more expensive handgun. :)

      I'll take an FN Five-Seven please........
        • 6 Years Ago
        Seriously, $250 won't buy you crap, add a couple more hundred onto that and get a little kel tec.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That was my reaction- a free semi-auto, valued at $250 (according the them...)- I'd rather have the gas and put down a bit more of my own money for a nicer hunk of metal.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Dibs on a Luger (though that might get me the grip and little else....)
        • 6 Years Ago
        "The majority of which end up injuring family members or owners?"

        What an assinine statement. THAT is exactly the kind of anti-gun rhetoric that the anti-gun liberals feed to the unassuming public. Out and out lies that piss people like me (the informed) off. There are 80 MILLION guns in America..not including military weapons. Less a tenth of a percent which are involved in accidental deaths...get some numbers and stop drinking the koolaid.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ Eddy

        The majority of which end up injuring family members or owners?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Note to self: Don't travel to Missouri.

      If the media would stop flogging the hysteria about high gas prices and the "new rise" in crime because of them, the world would be a better place.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Here we go.... que the self righteous suburbians telling people in rural Missouri how they should live.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good to know that I can satisfy my need for both guns and cars in one stop if I ever decide to go down to Joplin.
      • 6 Years Ago
      John, i support your comment and refuse to put down other people's comments. I agree with what you said. now is the time to buy more guns and ammo to defend ourselves from extremists around the world, on the streets, and in the government.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hahaha! +1! Very funny!
      • 6 Years Ago
      God Help us we all all going to die now! For crying out loud ya know the best thing that could happen to the crime rate would be for everyone eligible to carry. Are you going to go into a mall and start blowing people away if you know that around 80% of the customers are packing heat? Are you going to think twice about carjacking someone or holding up a gas station if 80% of the town population is carrying a weapon? When Australia banned handguns a couple years ago the violent crime rate jumped by about 40% the fallowing year. Why? because the people who generally commit crimes with guns typically don't care if having it is illegal. Outlaw guns and all law abiding citizens turn in theirs while the criminals stay armed and think "Oh yeah now I don't have to worry about someone packing heat when I rob that store, carjack someone, mug someone, or rape a woman." The police are no real immediate deterrent because it will take an average of 10 minutes for police to arrive once they are notified.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I wouldn't put a foot on the street if I know that 80% of the people is carrying a weapon!!! And I never did anything Illegal!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Over 99% percent of people have to fists yet many people are still mugged, beaten, and raped by others. Guns are not the great equalizer they are purported to be. If everyone had them, only a small portion of the population would know how to effectively use them. Gun violence would increase as people were shot for their guns so that criminals could now kill with weapons not registered to them.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Excellent. I recommend a Glock .40 for most.
        • 6 Years Ago
        CDNN used to be swimming in very decent police trades and former soviet bloc imports in the $200 range.

        After this administration got through with the dollar, not any more.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That $250 will get you about half way to a barebones Glock 22 or 23 (chambered in .40 S&W). And Glocks are fairly cheap compared to other wellbuilt semi-autos. This is why I have my doubts about a $250 semi automatic pistol...
      • 6 Years Ago
      gad damn you're stupid. Talk about keeping your views to yourself, why dont you practice what you preach. Also, maybe try doing some research. States with less gun control have less crime. Here in TX for instance, there is no law against carrying a concealed weapon. Very low crime rate (relative to places where there are laws).
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well, just to clarify your statement:

        There is a system in place to allow people to legally carry concealed, which is a bit different than saying there is no law against it. If there were no law against it, anyone could carry, but that is not the case.

        Think about this: It is PERFECTLY LEGAL to carry a loaded long gun (shotgun, rifle) down the street in Texas...there is no law against it. That is not to say that people aren't going to come talk to you, but as long as you don't point it at anyone (aggravated assault) you are not breaking any laws.

        In the state of Texas it is also perfectly legal for a person with a conceal handgun license to carry their weapon in the state capital building. EVEN in the balcony area above the legislature WHILE THEY ARE IN SESSION. THAT is how much they trust their population. Could you imagine Congress allowing that?

        Had my Texas CHL for 6 years and counting.
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