In what owners called a “promotion near and dear to our hearts,” a South Carolina car dealership is throwing in something extra with the purchase of a vehicle: a Bible, American flag, and a voucher for a gun.
The Carolina Ford dealership in Honea Path, South Carolina, said it would give away the Bible, flag, and a “Smith & Wesson AR” with all vehicles purchased in October or November.
Derrick Hughes, the dealership’s general manager, told WHNS-TV that customers would be given a $400 voucher for the firearm to be redeemed at a nearby gun store. The store would run background checks on anyone who wishes to use the voucher, according to WHNS.
And if someone declines the voucher, the dealership will deduct the price of the gun from the vehicle sale, Hughes said.
“We love America, we love God, and we like to hunt,” Hughes said. “We live in a small town where a lot of people like to hunt. [The promotion] appeals to our demographic.”
The Carolina Ford dealership touted its promotion on social media, but it appears the Facebook posts have since been deleted.
“Gods Guns and America!” the post said, receiving mixed reactions, according to The State.
“Love this promo,” one person commented.
But another individual had a different take: “Can’t wait for the lawsuits when your company is held liable for a shooting!”
According to the Index-Journal, the advertisement has reached people from out of state as well. One man reportedly came from Georgia to purchase a vehicle at the dealership.