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Lynch Hummer dealership in Chesterfield, Missouri – Click above for image gallery

You've heard of art imitating life? Well how about life imitating war? That's another story entirely, but not so far fetched when it comes to the Hummer. The sport-'ute that met the public eye during Operation Desert Storm has all but completely gone through its entire life cycle in the intervening years: first as a military-only vehicle, the original model became available to the public, then GM bought the rights and started churning out pickup-based H2s and H3s, the U.S. armed forces went back Iraq, the original H1 was discontinued and now GM is preparing to wind down the brand entirely. But not before one last pistol-shootin' hoorah, courtesy of the one dealership that arguably sees the truck for what it is more than any other: Lynch Hummer.

The St. Louis-area franchise made headlines last year when they started filling their emptying showroom with gun racks, selling firearms to make up for dwindling sales in the gigantic SUVs. Now the dealership is connecting the dots with a one-of-a-kind promotion: Buy a Hummer, get a free shotgun.

The Browning Citori White Lightning is worth $2,000, and one will be given away with each purchase of a new Hummer. Fortunately, the same legal measures apply to the promotion as they would to anyone buying a new firearm, but if you're looking for a one-stop shop to jump-start your own private militia, Lynch Hummer is clearly the place. Details in the press release after the jump.

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Dealer Sending Hummers Off With a Bang!

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Lynch Hummer (http://www.lynchhummer.com/) is giving away a Browning Citori White Lightning Shotgun with every new Hummer purchased. Lynch Hummer, who first made headlines for "Guns and Hummers" when they added Adventure Shooting Sports (http://www.adventureshootingsports.com/) to their Hummer showroom, has teamed up with Browning to make this offer. The Browning Citori White Lightning is a premium over and under shotgun with a retail value of $2,000. "There is now real reason to believe that the current inventory on hand at dealers may be the last of the new Hummers, we wanted to send them off with something memorable," says Hummer dealer Jim Lynch. "Browning and Hummer are prestigious brands and American Icons - bringing them together is a natural fit."

Lynch Hummer has been recognized in the past for being the highest-volume Hummer dealer and for having the highest customer satisfaction in the nation. Last summer Lynch Hummer added guns to the products they offer in their upscale suburban St. Louis location. "Hummer inventory got so low we had to add another product to make up for lost sales. The guns have been a huge hit with our Hummer customers and now we are taking the 'Guns and Hummers' concept one step further," said Lynch.

Jim Lynch has been a Hummer dealer since 1994: "My hope is that someone will come in and rescue the brand. The right buyer with the right vision could do very well. It will be a real shame if the brand doesn't survive."

Lynch Hummer buyers will be bound by the same legal requirements as any gun purchaser before they will receive their Browning Citori. Offer good while supplies last. Lynch Hummer and Adventure Shooting Sports can be reached on the web (http://www.gunsandhummers.com/) or by phone at 1-800-HUMMER-9.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, no wonder other countries think we're all rednecks. I thought that they would be giving away a free "pump" to the people who buy Hummers. Because we all know that people who buy Hummers need to buy a big suv to make up for something small.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is old news. Lynch Hummer has been around quite a while now. Autoblog "we obsessively cover the auto industry". lmao. The really nice thing about blogs.... anyone can have one, there are no educational requirements, and anyone can be anything.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They would.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Between this and the blinged out rims, it's plain that Hummer's demise was self-induced.

      There's simply no better way to illustrate the enormous difference in attitude between the rural south and midwest and the rest of the country. Where I live, guns aren't for hunting, they're for drive-bys on teenagers and innocent babies.

      Good riddance Hummer.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Someone who walks into a Starbucks while openly carrying a weapon in a holster attached his belt is not there to rob the place. Here's there to pay for an overpriced cup of coffee and a stale pastry. Someone whose intent is to hold up a Starbucks won't let anyone around him know he has a gun, until he pulls it out of his underwear.

        Yup. Guns DON'T kill people. Criminals kill people. The possession of a firearm does not a criminal make. You should be upset with CRIMINALS, not firearms.

        But I get the differences in attitude towards firearms. What happens if you put a loaded gun in a room full of monks? Not much. What happens if you put a loaded gun in a room full of people with criminal records and pants belted below their butts? You get the picture.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm sorry you can't get past your own narrow world view. I know this won't mean anything to you, but take comfort in knowing that there are places outside LA (most places, actually) where guns can coexist with happy children, cotton candy, and rainbows. It's a wonderful world outside of LA.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Nope. I live in LA. Nice part too. But culturally, guns aren't a big draw here. I grew up shooting skeet but now I don't know a soul who'd own one. Even my family got rid of theirs.

        It's a different world here to where hunting is popular. Loose laws in those places translate to a serious murder rate here. To me, Hummer and a dealership showing off a wall of automatics is mocking that fact.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Baseball bats, hammers, screwdrivers, butter knives, wooden kitchen spoons, axes, are used in more killings and assaults than firearms. Read the FBI's Uniform Crime Stats. Become informed before you speak.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm not aware of any blinged out rims option on any of the Hummer models. 20s are available on the H2, but that's far from blinged out by today's standards. Dodge has offered 20s on the Ram for years, and 20s are pretty standard fare for upgraded wheel packages on tons of SUVs, trucks, and CUVs now.

        You can thank your Cali rappers and sports stars for Hummer's blinged out rep.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Quote: ""There's simply no better way to illustrate the enormous difference in attitude between the rural south and midwest and the rest of the country. Where I live, guns aren't for hunting, they're for drive-bys on teenagers and innocent babies.""

        You're projecting.

        Unless you live in San Francisco I doubt most people where you live are as panty-waisted, paranoid and ignorant about firearms as you are personally.

        Baaahhh...Baaahhh...guns are Baaahhddd? bleet the liberal sheeple.

        • 5 Years Ago
        I used to live in CA. Then I grew up, came to my senses, and got the f--- out. A guy walks into a Starbucks in L.A. with a gun strapped to his waist and everyone flips out. A guy does the same thing here, people hardly notice. No one cares. Everyone moves on with their lives. That's the way it should be. People that propagate an irrational fear of firearms are the ones that are ruining it for places like CA.

        /tangent, i know
        //as long as they follow the law, good for this dealership
        • 5 Years Ago

        I definitely agree that there is a difference in attitude towards firearms depending on which part of the country you're in.

        As a fellow SoCal resident however, I have a different view about ownership (yes, I also live in a nice area but I still hoard ammo just in case)

        Not trying to change any minds but it's better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Honestly, the anti-gun laws/arguments are getting tiresome. Everyone knows that imposing stricter gun laws on law-abiding citizens is idiotic-- since they don't abide by the law, while non-law-abiding citizens don't care about the law anyhow.

        If Arnold signs sb 962, they'll be outlawing internet sales of ammo and require thumb prints to purchase significantly higher priced ammo at only authorized dealers. California is a beautiful place to live, but this is starting to get ridiculous.

        Luckily I have all the reloading equipment needed for my hand guns/rifles.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Cadillac is all about blinged out rims too, and somehow Cadillac still survives.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Perhaps, you should move......
        • 5 Years Ago
        Darwinian Reject

        "A guy walks into a Starbucks in L.A. with a gun strapped to his waist "

        Except that in L.A., the guy who walks into the Starbucks with a gun, is going to pull it at the cashier and ask for cash.

        But you're gonna tell me "guns don't kill, it's the people". Right? Right.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Luckily I have all the reloading equipment needed for my hand guns/rifles."

        LOL you really don't notice that there might be something insane with that? Tell me, what the hell you're planning to do with your stack of hand guns and rifles?

        Is it for the "armed uprising" against "big govt" that Glenn Beck encourages on dummy-TV on a daily basis? People like you are a threat to society.
        • 5 Years Ago
        See, exactly what I said, the same old idiotic NRA slogan "Guns don't kill!"

        F --- yeah guns kill, they're part of the equation!

        "You should be upset with CRIMINALS, not firearms." Oh yeah, in your mind there's 2 kinds of people "normal people" and "criminals". One can't become the other...noooooo

        Thousands of people get shot in heated arguments with their spouse or friends, and these people wouldn't die if they didn't have firearms handy.

      • 5 Years Ago
      That is a nice freakin' dealership. Wow.

      But guns? Really? There's no need for that in a car dealership. The last thing I want to run into when going down the road is someone with a bad case of Road Rage and 12 Gauge.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It is a nice dealership. I thought that they shouldn't of built a new dealership when I saw that they had moved. I thought the old dealership was good enough, and I'd been there before. The new one is a lot bigger, but may not get all the use it was intended.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's a nice dealership because its in a nice/wealthy part of STL. It's almost directly across from the Bentley/Maserati/Lambo/RR dealership where the dude was taking the cars for high speed runs.

      • 5 Years Ago
      "Clitori" is really the name of the gun?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Citori. There's no "l".
      • 5 Years Ago
      I call shotgun!
      Mike G
      • 5 Years Ago
      The rifle is for use at the gas stations., if you know what I mean. What do they get about 2 miles per gallon. lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      ...am i the only one who finds it ironic that the dealership is LYNCH Hummer?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I was waiting for that reference.. LOL.
        • 5 Years Ago
        man, i have to go to the second page of comments to see someone mention this. you can't get much more redneck-white-trashy than that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The incentive should be, 'get a hummer for buying a hummer!' HA!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want a an original Hummer (I have a Jeep) but I'll be happy if they give me a way to shotgun ants out of my house! Sheeesh!
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