Sunday, March 27, 2011

Just When You Think You've Heard It All...

According to the AP - A RadioShack in Hamilton, Montana is offering would-be satellite television customers some real bang for their buck. Qualifying customers who sign up for some Dish Network packages have the choice between a Hi Point 380 pistol or a 20-gauge shotgun.  Those not interested in the gun offer can pick a $50 Pizza Hut gift card. Store owner Steve Strand said that it took some haggling to get Dish Network to go along with the promotion but that it has tripled his business since it started in October. The sign outside the business is pictured below.  When I first saw this, I thought it was a spoof piece from The Onion.  I actually feel bad for The Onion in some ways, reality is far surpassing any parody they could come up with.  On the other hand, I can't really blame folks for rejecting a $50 Pizza Hut gift card either! 
All joking aside, this is a pretty sad example of the mentality in this country.  Over 2400 gun deaths since Gabrielle Giffords shooting.  We haven't learned a damn thing.

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