Published: Fri, June 28, 2019
Markets | By Erika Turner

Vehicle dealership gives away American flags, bibles and shotguns with each purchase

Chatom Ford in Alabama is giving away a free bible, American flag, and 12 gauge shotgun to anyone who purchases a new or preowned auto from now until July 31.

Ward said a few customers have already taken advantage of the deal and that he gets several Facebook inquiries a day.

Chatom Ford launched the campaign God, Guns and Freedom last week, with general sales manager Koby Palmer telling USA Today that it helped them sell 5 vehicles in just 3 days.

In order to receive these add-ons, a customer must be 18 years or older, have a valid ID, can legally purchase a vehicle, and must "pass all checks associated with owning a [firearm] in state of residency". The special ends on July 31.

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The Fourth of July promotion is meant to be patriotic and not political, Palmer said.

Chatom Ford posted a video on Facebook saying each vehicle sold comes with a Bible, 12 gauge shotgun, and an American Flag.

Palmer placed a Bible upon the top of the tailgate of a truck that has an American flag draped across the tailgate. "It's a safe community". If a customer wants the free gun, they can get a certificate to take to get the gun affiliate and get a background check. Palmer said the dealership has partnerships with firearm affiliates in both MS and Alabama, so the new auto owner would get a certificate to take to get the gun affiliate, who performs the background check.

"Let's say someone wants a smaller gun, then they can get a 20-gauge if they want", Palmer added.

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