Happiness Is a Warm Gun for Kansas Homes Buyers

It's not unusual for banks and other businesses to offer some kind of rebate or "inducement" to get customers to open a new checking account or make some other business transaction.

Ben Edsall, a real estate broker based in Kansas City (not pictured), has apparently taken things a step further, offering a Buy a House, Get a Gun coupon. According to Examiner.com, Mr. Edsall himself is not immune to gun-based incentives, having bought his own truck from a local car dealer that offered either a free tank of gas or a free hand gun.

A Texas-based broker offered Glock handguns to buyers in 2006, and Michael Moore documented a bank that gave away rifles to those open new accounts in the movie, Bowling for Columbine.