Friday, May 23, 2008

"Buy this car and I'll throw in a FREE PISTOL!"

Max Motors in Butler, Missouri, have decided to give away a handgun with every car purchase. And it's all Barack Obama's fault, or at least that's what owner Mark Mueller says: "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."

I mean, let us ignore the fact that this sorta demonstrates Obama's point. But, man, am I the only person who finds handing out pistols with cars is kind of like handing out quarts of Jack Daniels with cars?

Mark suggests a Kel-Tec .380 pistol, which he describes as "a nice little handgun that fits in your pocket". Because, you know, what a great idea! A gun that fits in your pocket! Because, you know, needing a pistol in your pocket at all times is not clinging to your guns because of your ignorance.

Missouri has the 14th highest murder rate in the Union, which is the 27% percentile for murder. Good going, guys! Exactly what a state like Missouri needs, more people carrying guns in their pockets.

The depths of this irresponsibility stagger me. Unlike Obama, I don't think that they should be pitied. I think they should be stopped. Before they kill again.


grey_max said...

F.Y.I. most gun related murders don't happen with registered weapons, so taking guns away from people who acquired them legally doesn't really help the problem. And if you have ever been to Missouri, you'd know the biggest factor in violence there is all the junkies.

Chris Bradley said...

*bzzzzz* Thank you for playing.

Most homicides and suicides in the US are committed with registered firearms.

ADDITIONALLY, where do unregistered guns COME FROM? They come from guns that were initially purchased legally and then sold illegally or stole from their legal owners. Get rid of the registered guns and you also get rid of most of the unregistered ones.

And, BTW, where you stop people from all the killing isn't the guns, it's the ammo. If ammo sales were restricted, illegal firearms would be largely useless very swiftly.

Seriously, all the pro-gun reasons are stupid or evil or both.

somefguy said...

So whats marksmanship as a sport to ya? Stupid evil or both?

grey_max said...

Paragraph in point being:
"According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF), 93 percent of the guns used in crimes are not obtained through lawful purchase..."

And on the subject of where unregistered guns come, and first most I admit I can not say what percent this accounts, many types of guns (Sub-Machine guns, guns with extended clips and guns of higher calibur)are illegal to varying degrees through out the United States. As such, they need to be imported from other countries.

Additionally, I find it a bit childish to label any argument that conflicts with your own viewpoint as evil or stupid. I only meant to make a point, not insult you.

Chris Bradley said...


Marksmanship as a sport doesn't require firearms ownership. Sorry. Use a pellet gun. Join a gun club. There are a dozen models I could use.

Marksmanship is not the issue. Gun ownership is.

Chris Bradley said...


First, I went and checked the root. You're drawing information off a right-wing website. You MIGHT say they have an "agenda". Excuse me for not caring to read your right-wing nutjob website.

Of course, you MUST ignore the fact that no guns start off illegal. All "unregistered" guns started out as registered ones.

Even if your stats are legit, and I don't think they are, I mean, c'mon, unsourced quotes from a partisan website? Ugh. *rolls eyes*=

Danny said...

I would've preferred a Kel-Tec 9mm myself. I also think it's silly to be giving away guns with car purchases.