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Good ‘Ol Boy Crashes Kids Birthday Party With A Gun – Because Not Enough Cake and Ice-Cream!

By Aussie Pete, June 13, 2011 1:49 am

Y’all didn’t save my kids no damn ice cream and cake.

 
WTH???!!!

Now I’m definitely not going to state my opinion on the gun laws in the US! I’ve already been beat up online enough for that in the past… ‘right to bear arms’ and all that – from the US Constitution – which is interpreted in many different ways.

What I do want to highlight though, is an incident that occurred at a childrens’ birthday party in a southern part of the United States on Saturday night… Clementine, in South Memphis to be precise.

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When a father found out this his kids didn’t receive any birthday cake and ice-cream at the party, what the good ol’ boy did would have made his righteous shooting buddies proud.

According to police, Joseph Hayes was angry that his children didn’t get any treats, so he went home, retrieved his firearm and returned to threaten the host.

Mr Hayes became extremely upset and, with the gun in his possession, began yelling at the victim, “Y’all didn’t save my kids no damn ice cream and cake.”

He faced court in Memphis, Tennessee today, after being arrested and charged with aggravated assault, and was held on a $30,000 bond.

Somehow I don’t think that his kids will get all that many birthday party invitations in the future!

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Source: Aussie Pete Legacy Blog

Only In America – Buy A Truck, Get A Free AK-47 Assault Rifle! (Brainless)

By Aussie Pete, November 18, 2010 2:12 am

Living in Singapore, we get to see our share of (sometimes very strange) sales promotions… in fact, here gift vouchers of all varieties are the rage, with people prepared to queue for hours to get their hands on the freebies!!

But only in America, where the crazy liberal gun-laws are already the reason behind some of the largest ‘murder by firearms’ statistics on the planet (under the cloak of ‘the 2nd Amendment), would you see a truck dealership offering up a free AK-47 with every purchase of one of their vehicles.

The slogan on their website, “Buy a truck, get a free AK-47″, is obviously targeted at a particular clientele, but it doesn’t make it any the less scary.

According to management - we are merely allowing customers to assert their rights under the Second Amendment of the Constitution

According to management - we are merely allowing customers to assert their rights under the Second Amendment of the Constitution

By all reports in the US media, although this is not the first time such a crazy idea has been floated, this unusual promotion launched by ‘Nations Trucks’ in Florida (an auto dealership in the US) and set to run until the end of November, is to help the company through the tough and slow US economic recovery.

And guess what?? It’s working – the dealership has sold more than double it’s usual number of trucks since the promotion was announced just last week!!

The complimentary Soviet-style AK-47 assault rifle is, by all accounts, the highest-selling assault rifle of all time.

One of the used trucks for sale in the campaign - the 2009 Sierra

One of the used trucks for sale in the campaign - the 2009 Sierra

Nations Trucks are defending the campaign to some degree, by announcing that instead of handing out the guns to customers directly, the proud truck buyers are given a $ 400 voucher which can then be redeemed for the AK-47 rifle at a firearms shop located nearby the dealership.

2nd-amendmentAccording to the company’s sales manager, Nick Ginetta, “I don’t think it sends the wrong message… we’re merely allowing customers to assert their rights under the Second Amendment of the Constitution… You don’t need to buy a truck to go and buy an AK-47. You have the right to do that as long as you meet all state and federal laws. So it’s just a promotion…”

Well “no sh*t, Sherlock”!! – I wonder if Mr Ginetta will be around to console the families of one of the kids who end up getting shot and killed as a result of one of the most brainless ideas in marketing history??

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