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Old 03-29-2011, 01:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If watching television makes you want to go out and shoot something (preferably something made out of clay and legal to shoot), then Radio Shack might have an offer that's right up your alley. A Radio Shack Super Store in Hamilton, Montana has decided to offer a free gun to qualifying customers who sign up for new Dish Network service.

According to ravalirepublic.com, qualifying customers have the choice between a Hi Point 380 pistol or a 20-gauge shotgun. Radio Shack itself isn't stocking these items, instead handing out gift certificates good at a place called Frontier Guns & Ammo. Background check (also free) is required.

Since running the promotion, the Radio Shack store has tripled its business, and it's not just guys coming in. "You'd be surprised how many women are interested in guns," said Steve Strand, store owner for about seven years. Strand also said he's had many women in their 60s and 70s come in to learn about the promotion.

Strand wanted to follow up the promotion with another similar one with DirecTV, but the satellite service was having no part of it.

"DirecTV is absolutely not following suit with the Dish Network promotion and immediately denied the request for such a promotion the moment it was brought to our attention," a company spokesperson told CNet.

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I recall some banks doing this some time ago. As the article said, you still have to undergo a background check to obtain a gun. There isn't a freebie bin in the store...
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Michael Moore mentioned the bank bit in Bowling for Columbine. It not only generates positive press just from the offer itself, but it also most certainly brings in new customers
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Almost thought this was a Texas joke for a second.
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Almost thought this was a Texas joke for a second.
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Only in America.
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Only in America.
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A car dealer did this too. Had people coming from almost every state.
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In some sections of the country you need a gun. I see wildlife in my backyard all the time, I've even seen a bear. I carry a pistol quite often.
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