A rural car dealership in Alabama is giving away a Bible, a 12-gauge shotgun and an American flag to buy a new or used vehicle as part of its July 4th sales promotion.
Chatom Ford, a dealership in Chatom, Ala., Became viral for his campaign "God, Guns and Freedom," which runs until July 31st. The general manager of the dealership, Koby Palmer, speaks in a Facebook video about the offer, which now gives more than 60,000 views. In the video, Palmer holds his rifle in one hand and a bible in the other as he stands in front of a pickup truck with an American flag hanging over the tailgate.
Palmer said the sales team came up with the promo to align with the values of his city. "It's a safe community, they are very proud of their country and almost everyone here likes to hunt," he said, insisting that the July 4th campaign should be patriotic and not political.
"We do not want anyone to get the wrong idea," the 29-year-old told Newsweek Partnership with Certified Arms Dealers in Alabama and Mississippi. When a customer buys a vehicle, he receives a certificate, which he then forwards to a weapons dealer, who then performs a background check. Once the background check is complete, the customer must also present a purchase contract when buying the car to get the weapon for free.
"This only shows support for our local community," he told USA Today. "Anyone who does not agree 1
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Palmer said customers are not forced to make their freebies when they want to buy a car from the dealership.They must be at least 18 years old to legally use a weapon in the state, according to USA Today To own Alabama.