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Looking for a new truck and a gun? Head to Lumberton

Posted August 20

— In the market for a fully-loaded pickup truck and a fully-loaded handgun?

Head to Lumberton, as in Lumberton Ford Lincoln to be exact.

The dealership is offering a $350 gift certificate to Rhudy’s Gun and Pawn Shop in Fayetteville for anyone purchasing a new Ford F150 pickup truck.

And yes, a background check will be required.

"Without getting political, there's probably a lot of people who feel some of our constitutional rights are being infringed upon, and I've been one of them,” said Jim Drost, sales manager. “And we thought it was a decent place to draw a line and show our support."

The dealership hasn’t received any local or national backlash, but people are talking about it. The National Rifle Association did a radio interview with the dealership’s general manager.

More than 20 certificates have been handed out so far.

The promotion lasts until Sept. 1.

“It generated a little stir, which is what we like,” Drost said.

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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Aug 25, 12:12 p.m.

    GOOD JOB LUMBERTON FORD ! LOOK AT ALL THE FREE ADVERTISING !! FREE FROM THE LIBERAL NEWS HEAD... View More

    — Posted by travisu65

    liberal news? LOL You do realize that WRAL is reporting, and therefore promoting, this... View More

    — Posted by JustOneGodLessThanU

    They are reporting on it because they know some people will see this as controversial and will... View More

    — Posted by 68_dodge_polara

    So, they're not liberal? Maybe someone can give us a live stream of their mind-reading feed...so we can see what news folks are thinking too. ;-)

  • Lightfoot3 Aug 22, 11:12 a.m.

    No, mulitple gun owners don't shun registries because of owning illegal guns. That's silly and anti-gun fantasy. They don't like registries because they fear it will be used for future confiscations.

  • bji Aug 22, 9:58 a.m.

    Unbelievable that this kind of thing is allowed, but I suppose there are a few yahoos dumb... View More

    — Posted by A cold, hard dose of Hans

    "Unbelievable that this kind of thing is allowed"

    Why? This isn't East Germany, yet...

    — Posted by 68_dodge_polara

    Those type of comparisons are just foolish!

    — Posted by bji

    So why is that? Truth hurts?

    — Posted by 68_dodge_polara

    As usual, you are in deep left field and no game is actually happening. Just comparing it to E. Germany makes you irrelevant, and a fringe lunatic!

  • bji Aug 22, 9:56 a.m.

    "Liberals, FYI. Conceal Carry permit applications are at a record high. Yes, that's right, it means many more people you pass on the street will be armed and you'll likely never know it. There's already more than you may feel comfortable with, especially if your comfort number is zero. Hopefully none of these people will never need to come to your rescue, but if needed, I'm certain they will without reservation no matter your political viewpoint."

    And hopefully they don't shoot an innocent bystander which is much more likely to happen. If cops can't even shoot straight, how are we supposed to trust someone else to shoot straight if they can't even think straight?

  • teleman60 Aug 21, 4:36 p.m.

    I just called many gun stores in the Raleigh area to get an idea of what they do with the 4473 forms filled out by every gun purchaser. They all indicated that the forms were retained for the ATF for inspection ONCE EVERY 5 YEARS.

    They all also said that in their opinion, as in my own, that the reason gun-owners are resistant to gun registration is because, in their words, nearly EVERY MULTI gun owner has AT LEAST ONE GUN that would be considered ILLEGAL - whether acquired from a family member, friend , on the street - basically THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE IT - OR SOMEONE ELSE is the registered owner of that gun!

    That's what this is all about! For years guns have traded hands with MANY BEING STOLEN and gun owners have not been held to account for these guns! Some are the guns that are being used EVERY NIGHT to injure and kill on the streets of NC.

    Lawful gun owners have an option - to proudly display the possession of every firearm you have - yearly, like we do cars. We can CHANGE!

  • teleman60 Aug 21, 4:03 p.m.

    Liberals, FYI. Conceal Carry permit applications are at a record high. Yes, that's right, it... View More

    — Posted by jeffjohnson123

    And the one that have ended up killing people? Any one stupid enough or so paranoid that they... View More

    — Posted by Grand Union

    Thank you - I'm a former FFL and gunsmith and I feel the same about seeing/hearing people brag about gun ownership. Sounds very like cowboys, a mentality from a distant era that sane shooters often shy away from. The guys that taught me were all WWII vets that really to a man kept their gun avocation on a quiet side since they had all ACTUALLY fought and killed people with guns. Their gun ownership was pretty much to shoot target and be glad to have survived their wars.

  • jeffjohnson123 Aug 21, 4:00 p.m.

    "OK lets meet in the middle." - Grand Union


    Describe your middle. And if reasonable, will you... View More

    — Posted by Lightfoot3

    .How about this.....
    all existing legally held guns to be "grandfathered" in but have to be... View More

    — Posted by Grand Union

    I think this is too restrictive. Confiscating a firearm because it isn't registered if no crime ... View More

    — Posted by johnrmccray

    Some will argue that 'well regulated' would mean 'trained' or 'disciplined' which would mean something other than registering firearms but rather the training and education of those wiedling firearms. Reasonable people will not protest firearms training but registration will not be well received.

  • Grand Union Aug 21, 3:59 p.m.

    You mean like how the gun lobby makes silly claims like "guns don't kill people" and "my 2nd... View More

    — Posted by jeffjohnson123

    Its a quote by, IIRC, "joe the plumber"

  • jeffjohnson123 Aug 21, 3:54 p.m.

    This is just a bad idea, period. It's really sad that this guy buys into the *"WE'RE LOSING OUR... View More

    — Posted by teleman60

    Integrity in the election process is not denying anyone their voting right. We all have the same rights when it comes to voting. Stop telling that liberal lie.
    Women's right to choose is so overworn. No one asks the fetus what they want, nor the father (it does take two components to impregnate).
    As for gun laws, anything infringing is unconstitutional and should be ruled as such by unbiased judges.
    My suggestion... become a citizen, concieve a child, and buy a gun! If that's not for you, stop trying to prevent me from doing it!

  • johnrmccray Aug 21, 3:45 p.m.

    "OK lets meet in the middle." - Grand Union


    Describe your middle. And if reasonable, will you... View More

    — Posted by Lightfoot3

    .How about this.....
    all existing legally held guns to be "grandfathered" in but have to be... View More

    — Posted by Grand Union

    I think this is too restrictive. Confiscating a firearm because it isn't registered if no crime is committed is a bit much. Liability for something that is done with a stolen weapon is also bad precedence. Next step would be holding people liable for damages caused by someone stealing a car from you, crashes committed by people driving with stolen cell phones, stores responsible for damages caused by people shoplifting alcoholic beverages, etc. Verifiable security requires law enforcement to enter the home...no thank you. I'm not a criminal, but I should be free to have a certain level of privacy.

    As far as infringement of the 2nd Amendment here is its text: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    Registration is actually implicit in the right by the phrase "well regulated."

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