Rob Beschizza at 7:43 am Mon, Sep 24, 2012
ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING!
Upon reading the headline and seeing the jewelry stores sign (must have cost at least $.50), the first thought that popped into my mind: “they let you hunt with Hi-Points in Georgia?”
Seriously though this is just a gimmick. If the diamond buyer can legally own a gun, then he/she is really just getting a directed rebate/discount. Its not like the jewelry store is handing out guns.
Selling the problem and giving away the solution? Classic.
There have been many “buy X and get a firearm” promotions in the US. Because the media are reliable and will stretch your promotional dollars exponentially if you do it.
Yeah, wasn’t it Bowling for Columbine where Michael Moore opened a bank account and got a free gun? These promotions have been around for ages.
I have more of a problem with the diamond than the rifle.
Give the diamond to your sweetheart, in a case engraved with the message:
If you ever leave me, I will gun you down.
“Hey Joe, where you goin’ with that pear-cut 1.25 carat solitaire in your hand…”
If it was a set of golf clubs, it wouldn’t be news.
When I’m with a pistol, I sparkle like a crystal,
Yes I shine like the morning sun;
But I lose all my luster when with a bronco buster –
Oh, you can’t get a man with a gun.
Ironically, since the govt-hating red state of Georgia is barter country, the only “currency” accepted for this offer is a $2,600-value diamond.
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