US Hummer dealer offering free shotgun with every purchase - again
19 March 2010

A Hummer dealer in the US is once again trying to drive sales by offering a free shotgun with every purchase.

Lynch Hummer is offering buyers a Browning Citori White Lightning premium shotgun, with a retail value of $2000 (£1300).

The St Louis dealership hit the headlines last year when it filled its showroom with firearms, in a bid to make up for dwindling Hummer sales.

"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," said managing director Jim Lynch.

"Browning and Hummer are prestigious brands and American icons - bringing them together is a natural fit.

"The guns have been a huge hit with our Hummer customers and now we are taking the 'Guns and Hummers' concept one step further."

All prospective buyers are bound by the same legal requirements as any gun purchaser.

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19 March 2010

'All prospective buyers are bound by the same legal requirements as any gun purchaser.'

which in the case of shotguns as I recall, is actually very little - walk away with it with no background check. nice.

perhaps the guns for the owner to top themselves with when they find out how much their hummer is worth this time next year...

19 March 2010

Lets hope Hummer, their dealers and the owners are history asap

19 March 2010

First of April already!, only in America would this happen, this right to carry a gun nonsense is probably why people get shot, it doesn't scare most Americans to see guns in public places i've even seen his and hers designer pistols(pink for gals and blue for dudes).I thought guns were just for sport (target shooting) or hunting, but obviously i'm missing the point, if one of our American readers woud care to enlighten us as to why they carry guns it would give an interesting vue from the other side of the fence.

Peter Cavellini.

19 March 2010

Well, if someone made me a drive a new Hummer, at least I'd have a handy method to hand of taking the gentleman's way out.

19 March 2010

I want to try and add a witty quip, but I think this little article is the witty quip and completely and perfectly sums up the United States.

19 March 2010

While out for lunch I noticed this.

19 March 2010

Jesus Christ. :-|

19 March 2010

[quote underdog] perfectly sums up the United States[/quote]

Not sure it does really. As we are in the UK, only the truly outrageous stuff that happens over there is deemed newsworthy over here, all the normal mundane stuff that happens over there, stays over there. So all the ill informed have got to form an impression of the US is the crazy stuff from the news.

Additionally, ok, so they are giving out free shotguns. BUt in reality, the kind of guy who buys a $50,000 Hummer probly isnt the same guy who goes round robbing people so I'm not sure its really of any threat to public safety. The gun'l probably be displayed in a nice cabinet in their probably huge house.

And not to start any political war, but I would far rather US laws on Property protection than our lame laws. At least there (in many states) you are allowed to take down somone who breaks into your property. Over here, you get warned by the pollice if you even wave a knife through the window. I don't think I stand alone on that.

19 March 2010

[quote Peter Cavellini]... if one of our American readers woud care to enlighten us as to why they carry guns it would give an interesting vue from the other side of the fence.[/quote]

It's freedom, you idiot. Freedom! Don't you get it? Freedom rules!

America! Yeah!

19 March 2010

[quote Peter Cavellini]I thought guns were just for sport (target shooting) or hunting, but obviously i'm missing the point, if one of our American readers woud care to enlighten us as to why they carry guns it would give an interesting vue from the other side of the fence.[/quote]

Well Peter let me take a crack at it. People own guns in my country for different reasons, some to hunt, some to collect, some for self protection, and of course some for less than lawful or sane reasons. Now I would ask, if a prospective Hummer customer lived in say Montana in a very rural area with poor or no roads at all and liked to hunt, would you think his purchase of this dealerships offering out of line? I would say no, as a matter of fact he would be silly not to because the vehicle makes sense for the terrain and he gets a beautiful over/under shotgun to boot for weekend hunting trips. Accordingly the same package does not make a lot of sense for someone who resides in say LA or Manhattan. It’s not any more ridiculous than special edition Land Rovers chock full of Weatherbys cruising the African veldt, pull that same .460 Weatherby Magnum from the back of that Land Rover in London town and I’m sure you would invoke more than a little panic from the citizens. Oh and in case you don't know, a .460 Weatherby Magnum is big rifle gun for shooting big animals in Africa, a once popular British pastime.

Although I gave up hunting many years ago, I wouldn’t mind owning a Browning Citori, it’s a beautiful shotgun made for hunting…

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