Wyoming Roofing Company Offers AR-15 to New Customers! Can You Guess Who’s Outraged Over This?
When we talk about the Second Amendment and states that staunchly support it, thereâs a general rule of thumb: the farther west or south a state is, the more likely it is to be one conservative and two not very fond of gun control â that is unless you are talking about the west coast itself.
And so, itâs not surprising when states like Texas rise up against newly proposed gun laws and expose them for what they are, which is unconstitutional in most cases.
But for some reason, we donât usually hear much about the other western and southern states doing the same. To be sure, they do.
Take, for instance, Arizonaâs recently passed laws that forbid local law enforcement from carrying out newly imposed gun laws on the federal governmentâs behalf.
Although it doesnât come from a state government, another prime example shows precisely what the citizens of the western state of Wyoming think about firearms and Bidenâs administrationâs push to take them from Americans.
Enter Wiggins Construction, a roofing company located in Powell, Wyoming.
The company has recently begun offering customers new and existing one hell of an offer. When you order a new roof through them, you donât just a thank you card but a new complimentary AR-15. And before you ask, yes, the deal is entirely legal.
Wiggins Constructionâs marketing director, Matt Thomas, recently told the Cowboy State Daily itâs simply a way to thank their customers for their business and welcome people into their community.
Thomas said, âPeople are moving into Wyoming to get out of the cities and to get away from the regulation and to get away from living in fear. Weâre just offering it as almost like, for the people that are recently moving to Wyoming, as a âWelcome to Wyomingâ gift, and for the people that are here, locals, just a âthank youâ for doing business.â
And what a way to say thatâ¦ Most companies give out a thank you card, possibly a discount on your next purchase, or maybe even a gift card to a local restaurant or something.
But an AR-15? Let me just say, thatâs awesome.
Now, of course, not everyone thinks that. As Thomas told the Daily, the company has gotten âquite a bit of flack from it.â
As you well imagine, news of a deal like this, especially in such a controversial time like this, has spread far and wide. And for more than a few in liberally-held blue states, they arenât exactly thrilled with the idea.
Thomas says, âI donât know how this storyâs gotten to New Hampshire and to Chicago, Illinois, and central California. But we are getting phone calls, voicemails from people saying all sorts of negative stuff about us, you know, stuff like âbaby killers,â and weâre distributing weapons of mass destruction to the public.â
I have just a few problems with people who do this.
For starters, did they really just call gun-loving conservatives âbaby killersâ when their party is the one endorsing abortion?
Secondly, they must not be very familiar with AR-15s or guns in general, for that matter.
If they were, theyâd know that an AR-15 isnât a âweapon of mass destruction.â As the Cowboy State Daily points out, AR doesnât stand for âassault rifle,â as so many on the left presume. Instead, it initials âArmaliteâ rifle, a specific small arms engineering company that initially created the AR-15 and AR-10 designs.
However, since this creation, the name has come to refer to all like weapons, much like the terms âband-aid,â âzipper,â and âescalatorâ are actually specific brands that are now used to describe any brand of similar products.
Another thing to note is that nearly no one who owns one does so because they plan to take it to a school or crowded shopping center.
In fact, most use this weapon for varmint hunting, as it can be configured to shoot several different types of ammo and the accuracy needed for hunting big game like whitetails, which is most often hunted for its meat, is not a must for shooting animals like coyotes and raccoons.
As for the locals, Thomas says, they love the idea, as well as the âtangibleâ gift. âWeâve got probably three voicemails this morning from people like, âHey, we donât need a roof, but we saw your adâ¦ and we just want to say that itâs awesome, and we really support what you guys are doing.â