US Car Dealer Offers Free AR-15 Assault Rifle With Every Car

We’re living in a country where assault rifles are not just easy to buy, but given away as door prizes and given away as publicity stunts. Ban them now!

A New Hampshire car dealer is offering everyone who buys a car a free AR-15 assault rifle, a type of weapon similar to the one used in the Orlando LGBT nightclub massacre.

Mike Hagan owns Hagan’s Motor Pool Auto Repair and Sales in Rochester. He says he’s given away four AR-15s and one 9mm handgun, an option for buyers who don’t want the rifle.

Hagan told NH1-TV that he has partnered with a nearby gun store, which runs the required background checks.

5 Comments

  1. These weapons exist for one reason, and one reason only: to kill as many humans as possible, in as short a time as possible. That’s it. That’s their ONLY purpose. They are useless for hunting. A pistol is just as effective for home defense. Assault rifles kill people, period.

    Anyone who thinks otherwise is an imbecile. And yes, it really IS that black and white. There are no shades of gray here.

  2. lots of FUD here. they’re not handing them out like candy, they’re handing out vouchers, they’ll still need to go through the background check and whatever other local requirements there are.

    To McGee, why do you think an AR is useless as a hunting rifle? The AR is the first thing most hunters go to.

    “Assault Rifle” is a cute turn of a phrase, but it’s meaningless. There are no rifles that are officially classified as “assault”.

    1. To McGee, why do you think an AR is useless as a hunting rifle? The AR is the first thing most hunters go to.

      I might be ignorant, here, but all of the hunters I know (admittedly, about eight) use .308 or higher caliber when hunting. Is .223 really that popular for game hunting, or are you more talking about varmint elimination?

  3. The AR15 is simply a semiautomatic rifle that is highly customizable. In it’s usual configuration it shoots a relatively small round which was designed to stop the enemy (killing was deemed unnecessary) in Vietnam while allowing a soldier to carry enough ammunition for a long patrol.

    I would not hunt deer or other large game with an AR-15 in stock configuration because the .223 round doesn’t have the stopping power to humanly kill a deer. But you can modify the gun to shoot a larger round appropriate for hunting.

    The AR15 is a preferred platform for long range shooting enthusiasts because it is highly customizable. The gun is actually just the part with the serial number stamped on it (in the eyes of the law), which in the case of the AR-15 is the receiver (small piece in the middle containing the trigger guard). So in this case the barrel, and most parts can be swapped out. This makes it an excellent platform for shooters who like to play with options to improve performance at the range.

    None of that is what makes the gun excellent for killing large numbers of people quickly. That comes down to magazine capacity and the semiautomatic fire rate (on shot per trigger pull, and auto rechambering of the next round). Many less scary looking hunting rifles could be just as deadly in the hands of a shooter. So I see all this focus on “Assault Style Rifles” as misdirected and ultimately ineffective for your goals. You should be focusing your efforts on the prohibition of semiautomatic weapons. Maybe entirely, or maybe for rounds above a certain muzzle energy (don’t focus on caliber because that’s not what determines a round’s danger). That would take us back to bolt action or lever action rifles and revolver style hand guns. Put a restriction of 6 rounds in a magazine and you might reduce the number of deaths by guns, at least in the relatively rare cases like SandyHook and Orlando. I doubt it would cut the gang related shootings much at all, but I could be wrong.

  4. None of that is what makes the gun excellent for killing large numbers of people quickly. That comes down to magazine capacity and the semiautomatic fire rate (on shot per trigger pull, and auto rechambering of the next round).

    As a too-many-gun owner (I really need to pick favorites and sell the rest), I agree rather a lot with what you’ve said, though I’d say that the customization CAN lend itself to making it better for killing large numbers of people quickly. The AR-15 is the firearm equivalent of the Honda Civic. Because so many aftermarket parts are available, there is very little opportunity to really monitor everything that is out there. It also means that there are a number of “make your own high cap mag!” tutorials simply because there’s an audience for it. You don’t see many dual drum mags for the Czech vz. 24, though I’d be willing to bet someone would make one if that’s the only gun they had access to, and they wanted to do some killin’. I think the AR is particularly attractive in the field of “kill lots of folks tout de suite” at least in part because of the ready availability of high capacity mags (which you address, of course), and the options for shortening it similar to how some of the AK/WASR variants run. Hell, I have a folding stock WASR-10 just for giggles, they’re so cheap. On the flip side, I do seem to remember at least one or two (I’m sorry, I can’t recall the exact shootings) where the shooter’s AR jammed up on them, and they clearly hadn’t practiced for it, leading to, at the least, a swap to a less lethal handgun, so I suppose we should be glad people aren’t choosing more AK variants. Of course, a crappy WASR-10 with a stamped receiver, milling chunks left inside the action, and garbage import ammo would probably get off fewer shots than the AR, but I’ve just realized that I’m rambling.

    As a former competition hand gun shooter (IPSC, IDPA and Steel Challenge / AHGWSO etc), and someone who (for some reason) has 30 round mags for his CX4, I would give them all up in an instant if it would cut down on 10% of the gun crime or save one school shooting. Perhaps someone here should just tell me to do that, and I’ll find myself about $15k richer tomorrow after a trip to my local gun shop 😛

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