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`Buy a truck, get a free AK-47`

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 13:12

New York: `Buy a truck, get a free
AK-47` -- that`s an unusual promotion launched by a used auto
dealership in the US.

Nations Trucks in Florida has introduced the scheme
of a complimentary Soviet-style AK-47 assualt rifle with every
purchase to help it through the sluggish US economic recovery,
`The Daily Telegraph` online reported.

The dealership has more than doubled sales since the
offer was announced last week, according to Nick Ginetta, the
general sales manager.

A poster in Nations` office window proclaims "FREE
AK-47" above a large illustration of the gun, which is by far
the biggest-selling assault rifle of all time.

Ginetta said rather than handing out the guns itself,
the firm has been giving truck buyers a US dollars 400 voucher
which could be redeemed for an assault AK-47 rifle at a nearby
firearms shop.

"I don`t think it sends the wrong message,"
said Ginetta, who insisted the dealership was merely allowing
customers to assert their rights under the Second Amendment of
the Constitution.

"You don`t need to buy a truck to go and buy an AK-47.
You have the right to do that as long as you meet all state
and federal laws. So it`s just a promotion," he was quoted as
telling a local television.

Ginetta claimed that under the scheme, which runs
until the end of November, all customers would be subjected to
background checks before being able to obtain a firearm.


First Published: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 13:12

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