U.S. truck sales tactics: buying a new car to send an AK-47 (Figure)
Data Figure: AK-47 assault rifle
People July 18 hearing the economic downturn, the motor vehicle dealers throughout the United States have come up with a variety of promotional methods to increase performance. Which, in Missouri, a truck shop even launched a “send a car gun” policies. Specifically, it is all in the store to buy a truck customers can get an AK-47 assault rifles.
“USA Today” reported that car dealers in this web site, people can see a cartoon character in front of American flag waving rifles to you “tribute” scenes. It is reported that, after the introduction of the promotional tools, auto shop, this high popularity, but also attracted a lot of people’s strong protest gun ban.
owner, said that if the customer does not want guns, you can get a $ 250 fuel ticket. In particular, he stressed that they are not “gun dealers”, so those who want free guns to customers, can shop with coupons issued to a nearby gun shop inside the “gun leave.”
gun market, according to Blue Book 2009 to reflect the United States, the U.S. market AK-47 rifle on the average market price of around $ 700. Some financial experts suggest that even in the purchase of large quantities of arms, and that this is much better than money market or time deposits, can double their investment within a year. The manufacturer, store and investors bid up, the U.S. gun stocks substantially reduced, the performance of some large gun store, Obama’s election has increased by 30%.
Today there are 32 states in the United States without any background checks on individuals can buy guns, gun sellers and some do not even see the purchase of the gun’s identification. The second amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: “People have the right to keep and bear arms inviolable.” According to statistics, with 300 million people in the United States, the number of privately owned guns has reached more than 200 million. Frequency of recent shootings and the United States the lack of effective firearms control measures.
since the latter half of the 20th century, American society and even some support for gun rights, gun against gun control a national organization, such as the American Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America organization. American Rifle Association, Members of Parliament in each constituency organization has branches, well-organized, easy to mobilize, once the gun control legislation was first mooted, was immediately used all means at the national and state governments on the level of extensive lobbying.
reported that only the United States Rifle Association a year spent on lobbying activities in more than $ 1.5 million. Thus, while the majority of U.S. public opinion survey, the public advocate strict gun control but supports gun rights organizations louder, the intensity of lobbying activities is greater. In addition, American society does exist an extremely strong tradition of supporting gun rights forces, which greatly increased the difficulty of the work against the proliferation of firearms.
Basically, people in the United States on the issue of firearms are two factions, one advocating citizens the right to own firearms, it is mainly based on the second amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which set and prepare the right to bear arms. Are those who advocate restrictions on firearms, mainly in order to prevent criminals commit crimes with guns.
those interested in firearms traditionally live in rural areas and small towns. U.S. Northwest, Southwest and Southern states are traditionally supported the right to place the gun. The support for gun control to be where some large cities and major industrial areas, but these areas are more recent immigrants, and its political influence in the United States and say conservative ideas are often not the same deep-rooted compared to rural and other areas.
with this, the political parties, and in general, with Democrats than Republicans are more reluctant to support gun control policy. More importantly, the gun rights were also received support for the U.S. Supreme Court justice. 2008 United States Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller case decision, the Second Amendment to the Constitution as a basis, claiming that individuals have the right at home in possession of a firearm weapons, saying the absolute prohibition of guns is not consistent with the United States Constitution.
Analysts noted that with the shooting incidence in the United States, it is increasingly threatening to the Americans and the lives of foreigners in the United States, the U.S. government and Congress can not avoid the sharp contradictions. (H Yi Jun)