A Florida roofing firm expects to choose up extra enterprise this month after launching a promotion Wednesday providing an AR-15 and a turkey to anybody who buys a roof.
Roof EZ President Jason Pauley mentioned in an interview that the corporate’s “Roof and Gobble” promotion is for patrons to guard their properties with a roof, carry their households collectively over a turkey and shield them with an AR-15.
“Everybody ought to have an AR-15,” Pauley mentioned. “Everybody ought to have the means to guard their properties and households. This does not actually cater to any individual, any nation, any political standpoint, or something like that. It is all about security.”
After two enterprise days, the Cape Coral firm had bought eight roofs and obtained about 50 inquiries concerning the promotion, Pauley mentioned. Throughout a standard month, the corporate sells between 30 and 50 roofs, however Polly hopes the promotion will assist promote 60 to 100 roofs.
Polly mentioned firm legal professionals mentioned the promotion was authorized. He confirmed that Roof EZ is working with a gun store in Cape Coral.
Anybody who buys a roof due to the promotion should wait till it is accomplished to choose up the gun, Pauley mentioned. Clients with a hid carry allow can get an AR-15 value about $500 instantly, he mentioned. If they do not have a allow, they should wait three days or the time it takes to move a background examine, in line with state regulation.
He added: “You must undergo all the suitable channels earlier than you possibly can escape with a weapon.”
Nobody working on the gun retailer with EZ Roof may very well be instantly reached Thursday afternoon. Police in Cape Coral additionally didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
The AR-15 semi-automatic rifle may be very in style amongst Individuals. It is usually usually one of many weapons utilized in a few of the deadliest mass shootings within the nation’s historical past.
Pauley mentioned he hopes the gun retailer, which additionally runs a taking pictures vary, will present free taking pictures coaching to anybody who will get a gun by the promotion.
He added that the promotion pertains to primary constitutional rights.
“If somebody has the means to purchase a roof, they’ve the means to purchase their very own firearm,” Polley mentioned. “They’re simply shopping for a roof and so they assist our Second Modification. I assist everybody’s First Modification. … They’ll reciprocate and respect my Second Modification rights.” “