Saturday, May 24, 2008

Car dealer offering free guns 'did it for Obama'

A US car dealer says sales have soared since he started offering a free handgun or a petrol card with every purchase. Max Motors, a small Butler, Missouri dealership that has as its logo a grimacing cowboy wielding a pistol, has sold more than 30 cars and trucks in the past three days, far more than its normal volume. And owner Mark Muller credits his decision to start offering buyers their choice of a petrol card or a credit at a gun shop.

"This thing has taken off. Sales have quadrupled," said Muller. The store sells both used and new vehicles including General Motors and Ford products. Every buyer so far "except one guy from Canada and one old guy" has elected to take the gun, Muller said. Muller recommends his customers select a Kel-Tec .380 pistol. "It's a nice little handgun that fits in your pocket," he said.

Muller said the promotion was inspired by presidential hopeful Barack Obama. "We did it because of 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," said Muller. "I've got a gun in my pocket right now. I have a rifle in my truck. "We've got to shoot the coyotes out here, they're attacking our cows, our chickens."

"We're not clinging to nothing. We're just damn glad to live in a free country where you can have a gun if you want. This is the way it ought to be."


What? Obamessiah now sells himself to rural Pennsylvania as the pro-gun candidate?

Post below recycled from Michelle Malkin. See the original for links

The gall of this man. Here's a clip from my post from Thursday, where's he's talking tough on guns for urban Democrats in Philly and Pittsburgh:
"I am not in favor of concealed weapons," Obama said. "I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations.

But then Politico looked at Obama's strategy to woo blue-collar pro-gun voters in rural PA:
Barack Obama did not hunt or fish as a child. He lives in a big city. And as an Illinois state legislator and a U.S. senator, he consistently backed gun control legislation. But he is nevertheless making a play for pro-gun voters in rural Pennsylvania. By highlighting his background in constitutional law and downplaying his voting record, Obama is engaging in a quiet but targeted drive to win over an important constituency that on the surface might seem hostile to his views.

You know, sometimes I start to suspect that liberals think we're stupid. `Yeah, I'm tough on guns, and.a great fan of the Second Amendment! Hope! Change! Arugula!' Alas, apparently, we're not:
Melody Zullinger, the executive director of the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs who received the Obama campaign e-mail on his gun record, said Obama sounds like he is "speaking out of both sides of his mouth." "I was at one of our county meetings last night and I mentioned this to [federation members]," Zullinger said Friday of the Obama outreach. "Everyone basically blew it off and weren't buying it."

They also quote a pro-gun Democratic state legislator who's all ga-ga for Obama and trying to tell everyone who'll listen what a great Second Amendment advocate Obama is. His name's Dan Surra, and I'll bet this really hurts his credibility. His constituents now know that his long commitment to gun rights is for sale when the Obamessiah turns on the charm.

Conn. Man Found Not Guilty In Boxer's Killing: "A jury acquitted Juan Antonio Pena Thursday of the murder of an up-and-coming boxer. He was charged in the shooting death of Gregory Cuyler, 23, who was killed outside a Hartford nightclub in April 2005. Ballistics experts testified that three guns were fired at the scene but none of them was ever found. Pena was convicted on weapons charges. Pena was arrested about two months after the shooting when he was featured on the TV program "America's Most Wanted." When testimony began earlier in May, a prosecution witness said Cuyler, who had a chance to train for the Olympics, was killed during a dispute over a drug deal. However, the defense claimed that Cuyler was an active participant in a shootout that left him dead. Pena's lawyer said the shooting was self-defense." [More details here]

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