• Jul 19, 2009
Last year, Max Motors in Butler, MO gave away free handguns with the purchase of a new vehicle. The promotion was such a success that the dealership is at it again, but this time with a more Russian flair. Buy a new truck at Max Motors, and you'll receive a voucher for a free AK-47.

Max Motors owner Mark Muller has generated all kinds of media coverage for his bombastic deal, even appearing on CNN to defend the promotion. Muller explains the dealer isn't simply passing out AKs to anyone who purchases a truck. Instead, truck buyers receive a voucher that can be redeemed at any reputable gun shop, where proper background checks must legally be run, etc.

God, guns, guts and American pickup trucks is Max Motors' motto, and Muller says the firepower is needed in MO due to a persistent Meth problem that has contributed to a high crime rate. For more, follow the jump to view Muller's recent CNN interview.

[Sources: USA Today; CNN]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Sweet deal. I've been looking at trucks that can handle the large loads of sulfuric acid, toluene, and ammonium I have to bring to my trailer out in the woods every week. Now I can get a gun to shoot at the law too? >.>
      dwalke777
      • 5 Years Ago
      It makes me wonder how we have come from world where Walter Cronkite reported the news, to todays media that will brow beat the people they interview to try and make the news?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @dwalke777
        You mean reported the news with it being based upon his opinion. He is the grandfather of our so called 'news.' He wasn't some great anchor people make him out to be. He was self absorbed and he looked out for what he wanted to report. No different than todays 'reporters.'
      • 5 Years Ago
      perfect for guys who need big trucks and a gun to compensate for their lack of manliness.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What happen to the saying its not gun that kill people, its people that kill people. Hahaha so how come not all US states have legal gun law? Hm..for example New York City big city with many people what if everyone there have gun? gosh that's going to be interesting, stressed because they discriminate you? just go postal and shoot everybody, stress because the rent go up again? oh don't worry just shoot people here and there that will relieve some of your stress too right? Over worked and underpaid? Just grab yer arms and visit the nearest bank (aka your personal ATM). Why does India, China and most countries with high population strict with guns?? and the govt really tough on people who get those illegal guns? Even a small country like Singapore and Europe also have tough laws on guns, If everyone have guns they gonna start gonna be a hero or cowboy and take law into their own hand. Who need cops? Everyone can be Judge Dread and do what they think its right.

      All this everyone can own gun thingy is all because of arm manufactures have a great lobby with the govt that is why America LOVE to go into many many wars because it generate profit to arms dealers, manufactures. Well if American people are smart they should realized all this and know that British are not gonna invade anymore. The worst enemy is yourself.
        • 5 Years Ago
        lol NYC is not a state, it is a city. The NY State has gun laws that are very similar to the rest of the nation.

        The really unusual gun laws belong to the following states in our nation: California, Maryland, Massachusetts.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Here's a few remarks that might help people form an opinion:

      There are lots of guns in the EU too (privately owned guns/people ratio in my country where firearms are very strictly regulated: 20%, while gun crimes are still rather rare). If I'm not mistaking, the EU is one the largest producers of small arms.

      Guns are easily available to criminals, often directly from the production line with all traceable serial numbers removed. Strictly controlled military weapons (export license required per sale) have been found all over the world.

      Guns nor gun-control make crime rates fall. Abortions do (unwanted kids are far more likely to become criminals). Read Freakonomics for details on this.

      Guns are in the US constitution so that the US government would not dare become a dictatorship. Remind you, democracy has only been widely accepted as the best form of government after the second world war, well over 150 years later. Given the advance in military technology governments have access to (armed armoured vehicles, combat aircraft, etc.) and the general public has not, this argument has somewhat become obsolete.

      • 5 Years Ago
      America (those in the middle especially) are the world's dumbest people period.

      I suppose meth, pseudo education, brainwashing, junk food and dumb tv shows are to blame.

      Thank God I live in the UK
        • 5 Years Ago
        If u live in Uk how do u know if these people are the dumbest. Funny thing is about these people you say are the dumbest, I am sure 90% of them have better teeth than you idiots across the pond.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Then you maybe part of the second dumbest population after posting comment like that. If it wasn't for those "dumb people" from America (those in the middle especially) that gave their lives for your country you would goose-stepping your way through through life.

        Get a life.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Anybody that is afraid of law abiding citizens in America owning guns can move North to Canada. We fought for our rights and no one will ever take it away from us. I shoot all the time, I reload, I carry a pistol every second I'm outside my house, and maybe someday I'll have to defend you or your family from an active shooter. We shoot .50BMGs, and so far I haven't shot down a single airliner. We shoot fully automatic rifles, and haven't shot up a single school yet. We carry our guns with us everyday, and so far I haven't murdered a single person. Feinstein, Reid, Pelosi, and VPC would cringe in their shoes if they knew what we legally own, but I GUARANTEE you they would enjoy it. There isn't an anti-gun lib I've ever met that didn't enjoy shooting once they finally went with us.

      Giving away an AK isn't meant to have Josh Sugarmann come by a truck from you, it's meant to give law-abiding people who do appreciate guns a reason to buy a truck from you. If you honestly think people shouldn't have guns, find a responsible gun owner to take you shooting and show you the side of gun ownership that isn't covered on the 6 o'clock news. It will change your life and give you the chance to say hell no you won't be a victim, ever.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hmmm I wonder what kind of receiver they are built on and if the internals are new manufacture or from some parts kit....I'd rather have an AR-10, a FAL, or the new Barret 6.8mm built on the AR platform.The .223/5.56 is too small. I saw too many dudes get up even after taking 4 or 5 rounds from an M4/M16 in the sandbox.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't really care for the promotion but the debate that if nobody had guns everything would be 'super'!

      First of all the bad guys with guns are not buying them from a dealer and registering them. They're comming from the black market, being sold from the trunks of cars and homes. Secondly, say nobody had guns I would be willing to bet people will still die from violence. Does it matter if someone dies from a gun versus a knife or a rock or a club?

      The gun is nothing more than a tool used to commit violence not the cause of it. Bad people will do bad things. Period.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It takes more to make a man than a truck and a gun...
      Can't believe this!
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ pmbard:
        Thanks for your support!

        @Oh Really:
        Just hang on to your sweaty armpits because you think the ladies love that smell...
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Landy
        You know you can do better than that, you must have been doing your nails and didnt have much time.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Let me guess, hair gel and a manacure
        • 5 Years Ago
        I believe Landy was referring to a man's ability to keep his word, how he treats his family, his work ethic, etc. Too many men define themselves by what they own or with symbols of manhood without any substance. But if it makes you feel any better "Oh Really" you can keep thinking that anyone without a truck and a gun is a frenchified sissy and that anyone owning those totems was formed out of John Wayne's rib.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So not only is a hill billy dealership offering a firearm with a 'truck' for those rednecks without enough guns already, but it's a semi automatic rifle, and there are members here who actually think this is a cool idea?!!? hahaha, what a country.

      Speaking of which, it's not very redneck to offer a foreign weapon with a US truck purchase, so why not go all the way with the blinded-just-because American 1st amendments and make it an 'American' weapon? Any corn bread mix included with this patriotic promotion? An American Flag perhaps?
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is the perfect package for the road raging people. You got to love it!
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