London, Jul 20: A car dealer in America has found a unique way to boost its vehicle sales by offering a free Kalashnikov assault rifle with every truck, whether new or used.
Mark Muller, the owner of Max Motors near Kansas City that boasts the slogan "God, Guns, Guts, and American Pick-Up Trucks", says that he had been overwhelmed by the response.
"It's extremely successful. There is a lot of worry about crime, we have a methamphetamine problem around here and people just want to protect themselves," the Telegraph quoted him as saying.
"And what could be better than supporting American products in these troubled times?" he added. Muller, who only sells American vehicles, is offering a gift certificate - only to be used at a licensed dealer - for a Kalashnikov AK-47 worth 450 dollars.
The guns are made by IO Inc in North Carolina, the only company in the US, which manufactures the robust, durable weapon.