Jun 19, 2016 11:59 AM
Rochester auto dealer gives away free guns with car purchase
ROCHESTER - An auto dealer is giving away free AR-15s and 9 mm guns with the purchase of certain cars.
Mike Hagan, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, told The Union-Leader the promotion has been popular with customers, but there has some backlash on social media from people outside New Hampshire. Those who buy certain vehicles receive either a free Del-Ton DT Sport Light AR-15 or a Smith & Wesson SD9 VE 9 mm.
Hagan told the newspaper he checked with members of the community before launching the giveaway and there was great support. However, people who have seen his posts on social media have expressed concerns, especially in light of last week's mass shooting in Orlando, Fla.
Hagan said he reaches out to those with concerns directly and even if they can't agree, they can come to a place of mutual respect. He believes that is exactly what needs to be done in order to move the country forward following Orlando.
"Having these conversations is going to advance our country, and is what makes us great here," Hagan said.