Ford Motor Co. has told a Ford dealership in Alabama to stop giving certificates for free 12-gauge shotguns to anyone who buys a brand new or used car.
The automaker advised the dealership late Wednesday that the promotion was inappropriate after three individuals died Tuesday night throughout a mass taking pictures at a California Ford dealership. There, a person who had been fired from his job on the dealership within the San Francisco Bay Space fatally shot two workers, then himself, in line with native media experiences.
Chatom advertising offered a shotgun, a Bible and an American flag with a car purchase. The supply drew thousands of calls from throughout the nation, including Michigan, from people wanting to purchase vehicles to get the shotgun.
From the beginning, Ward was overwhelmed by the response he received from the promotion that he and a friend devised earlier this month. Some gun control advocates objected, but Ward insists the supply was not intended to offend anyone. He solely wished to sell more cars within the tiny rural city of Chatom.
A video that Ward posted on Facebook, referred to as “God, guns and freedom,” went viral.
In a promotion that was due to run till July 31, Ward was giving prospects a $200 present certificates for a 12-gauge shotgun good at any gun retailer, in addition to a Bible and an American flag with a brand new or used car buy.
One buyer requested Ward for “a different kind of flag” and Ward provided him an Amazon reward card of equal worth to select what he wished.