Oregon car dealer offers free gun with purchase

ROSEBURG, Ore. – A Roseburg car dealer has come up with an unusual sales gimmick – "Buy a car, get a gun." The sign went up in front of Earnest Auto Sales last week, the same day 200 people rallied at the Douglas County Courthouse in support of the Second Amendment. Anyone who purchases a car from the lot will be given a certificate that can be exchanged for a pre-selected firearm from the Roseburg Gun Shop. The value of each firearm averages around $300, the News-Review reported. If the customer is ineligible to receive a firearm under federal, state or local laws, then the certificate will be forfeited. Only one certificate will be given per purchase, made out to the vehicle’s owner, and it’s non-transferable. Customers must be 18 years or older to participate and the customer is responsible for all background fees, taxes and additional costs. Owner Jeremy Magar said he thought up the idea three years ago, but only decided to go ahead with it after hearing about the rally. He hopes the attention increases discussion about gun rights, something he feels is being threatened. "It’s not just a sales gimmick," Magar said. "It’s to raise awareness that people are going after our gun rights." Magar worked on the sale for weeks before finalizing it and putting up the sign. He spoke with the Oregon State Police and several attorneys before approaching Roseburg Gun Shop with the intent to do a limited-run sale. Preston, an employee […]

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