A Radio Shack owner in Montana has upped foot traffic at his Hamilton store by offering free guns for new satellite television subscribers, according to a local paper.
Fear not, those opposed to gun ownership and those who might fail background checks. You can have free pizza instead.
The sign says it all: “Protect yourself with Dish Network. Sign up now. Get free gun.” (The real marquee has no periods, so I took a little punctuative license.)
Owner Steve Strand told the Ravalli Republic that the promotion “really, really fits the Bitterroot Valley,” while manager Fabian Levy told the newspaper that the gimmick had “been really successful.”
Strand said the promotion, which began in October, has tripled his business and lured hundreds of people curious about the sign. Only one person who “didn’t understand how it works” has reacted negatively, he said.
“We have people literally stop in to take pictures of the sign,” Levy added.
Simply sign a contract, purchase certain equipment, set up an installation date and congratulations! You could be the proud owner of a Hi-Point .380-caliber handgun or a 20-gauge shotgun from Frontier Guns & Ammo, which is just north of town.
If you don’t want a gat or can’t pass the background check (which the Republic reports is also free with the satellite TV subscription), you can still have a $50 Pizza Hut gift card.
Strand told the newspaper that other Radio Shack owners in the state were too scared to follow his lead. Even Dish Network had its doubts but agreed to the idea after months of talks with Strand, the newspaper said.
“They've never had a gun promotion before, so they're a little nervous about it,” Strand said. “It's been an uphill battle with Dish.”
Hell yea! ide take the pizza tho ide probab ly shoot myself in the leg!
Why would you do that? Are you an irresponsible under educated gun owner?
Only in Montana.
The pizza's a good choice for you then. If you can shoot yourself in the leg with a pizza, think of what you'd do with a gun.
SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WISH THEY WOULD DO THAT IN MINNESOTA
Take the guy then go rob pizza hut.
I know! How cool is that?!
Are they licensed to sell fire arms. I dont want either, I guess if you dont like the pizza you can always shoot the Chief , bad joke sorry , but coulnt think of anything else to say. THis is just another sign of the times that were are living in, crazy.
He's not selling guns. He's giving away a certificate to go to the gun store and pick up the gun.
You could be the proud owner of a Hi-Point .380-caliber handgun or a 20-gauge shotgun from Frontier Guns & Ammo, which is just north of town.
So I doubt the Radio Shack has the firearms themselves in the actual store, probably a voucher like the pizza
I have enough pistols already and the one shotgun I have is sufficient. Now, if the voucher can be used toward something different, I'd either get some custom work done or replace one aging pistol for a higher end model.
But, as I don't live in Montana, that isn't going to happen.
U still can shoot the cheif , just takes a lttle longer to get the gun to do it
the word is spelled "Chef", why don't you spend more time obtaining a second grade education and then come back and make a post.
You're an idiot too. You didn't captialize the " t " in " the " at the beginning of your sentence. I guess you and Jazz will be sitting next to eachother in the grammar class in summer school. Not everyone can be perfect.
To the person who took my name , I was at work sorry I'm NOT perfect , I was speaking my mind as u have. Sigh , wish I could be perfect ALL THE TIME BUT I'M NOT so lay off. Sorry but I only got 2hrs sleep last night and am frustrated about something. Have a perfect life buddy.
Just feel free to punch the space key to separate EACH & OTHER next time you type the word "eachother".
The glass house you have been living-in has just been shattered, where did you get the stone?
But in-fairness, you're right..at least in the last sentence of your post. But why did you throw the stone?
Just say Hi to Jaz7 and the one sitting next to her/him for me. I think I could no longer attend the class. I'll just enroll for a remedial next sem.
All I got with my Dish was a hard one in the behind. I feel shafted!
That must be the type of gun they're talking about here too!
Take the gun, then hold up the store to get the pizza. Who says you can't have it all.
De dum dum (cymbals)
@AI: Good point. Multi-tasking at its best!
@banasy: hi. @Jazz: Hi. @JJ: Hi magget
This makes sense, since the cheapest Dish package shows FOX news, and the religious channels, and not CNN or Disney. They can get the White Trash Dish Package and a free gun.
My mom taught me to never stereotype or generalize... hopefully your kids learn from their Mom's mistakes.
Too bad for you there are far more Democrats who are white trash than Republicans.
But James, how do you teach your kids not to behave like white trash unless you point out to them what white trash behavior is?
I don't compare deplorable behavior to one race because EVERY single race is capable of it.
@Mom, you're spot on!!
@Herbert: Hi @ Bansay: Hi @jj: you like maggets ?
What's the big deal?
Free gun. It scares the lib turds. They're afraid of a lot of things. It's a wonder they ever leave their house...
We are not as scared as those people who feel the need to carry a gun everywhere they go. Who is the scaredy cat?
What is your deal? It sounds like you are truly terrified of anyone owning a firearm. I own 3 guns, and have a permit to keep one in my car at all times. How does this affect anyone? It doesn't. You are a perfect example of how ignorance and fear go hand-in-hand. No one is forcing you to go pick up a gun, but signing up for a network isn't going to get you a weapon easier than going to the store and picking up one yourself. If you read the article you would have noticed that they don't allow anyone to pick up a weapon without passing a background check. All of your comments on this article so far have been brash, presumptuous statements about what you think is right. The beauty of our country is the freedoms it allows us, including the right to bear arms. If you don't like it then you are more than welcome to leave.
im a democrat and i see absolutely nothing wrong with this im for more rights to the people and that includes guns!
Groovygoober, I'll bite. It's funny how the right likes to paint liberals as a bunch of "pansies" or "p*ssies". The truth is just the opposite. The right wants you to fear the black man who is your neighbor, fear the terrorists on every street corner, fear the Mexican man who came across our border, fear god and the end of the world. Arm yourselves! We require guns to feel safe! Be afraid like us! I will say again, it is the right who are the biggest wimps of all.
What are you basing this statement from? Your experiences as one person interacting with a fraction of a political party? What is your definition of a "wimp?" Someone who is physically weak? Someone who lives in fear? It's so easy just to go back and forth with statements like "rethuglican" and "dumbocrat" it's all just the same finger pointing rhetoric that makes this country so divided. IMO, people are shaped by their experiences, not fear or lack of power. I've always enjoyed hunting with my family, or going out shooting with friends. I own guns because I like to hunt, and go target shooting with friends and co-workers.I don't go to church, but I do believe in God. Does this make me afraid? I'd like to think not.I work with a multicultural team of brilliant people, and one of the nicest guys at my work is a Muslim. I live in a state where most people on the east coast would say is full of a bunch of gun-wielding, racist, republicans which is hardly the case. Brash generalizations won't get you anywhere.
Chris - What a bigot you are! I don't fear God, because I don't believe in God. You, however, do exist. What scares me the most is that you might be registered to vote.
paranoid cowards feel the need to carry a gun every where.
oh yeah, schizoid too.
No wonder the rest of the world rolls their eyes and giggles at America when stuff like this hits the news.
All I can hope for is that there's an entire new chapter dedicated to this folly in the newest edition of "The Darwin Awards".
Yeah, God knows all those people out there that might choke on their pizza...geesh. Scary just to think about it.
But I bet you'd think twice about living in those countries that laugh at America.
Warhammer, you mean every other country on earth, and not just the chaotic ones that everyone knows you're referring to, right?
warhammer, since teabaggers have become prominent every country laughs at the U.S.
And when the signal goes dead, you can shoot the dish off your house.
Hi-point .380 is a piece of junk. I wouldn't take one for free. Your much better prepared to protect yourself with a hot pizza. Now a Sig? I would get Dish Network for a P220.
Oh yea, heck, I'd get Dish and vote Democrat for a P220.
Oh he llz no!!! It would take a whoooooole lot more than a P220 to get me to vote dumbocrat...
I dont know whats worse, guns or Pizza Hut
Depends on the gun.
We already know pizza hut sucks.
So, it would seem...the pizza, fer sure.
Is there a better place that provides stuffed crust? That's the only reason I ever get pizza hut.
Guns don't kill people. Fast food pizza does.