Background checks. Truck purchases. Free AK-47s.

Background checks are all that stand between buyers of a new truck and a free AK-47, according to a Florida dealer's promotion.

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    A sign offering a free AK-47 assault rifle with every truck purchase is taped to the inside of a window in the showroom of the Nations Truck auto dealership in Sanford, Fla., Nov. 15. Buyers have to pass a background check to get the $400 voucher, which is good for any gun or cash.
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A central Florida dealership trying to drum up business is offering an unusual perk for potential used-truck buyers: A free AK-47 assault rifle.

General sales manager Nick Ginetta says that since the promotion was announced on Veterans Day, business has more than doubled at Nations Trucks in Sanford.

Customers would have to pass a background check before using the $400 gun shop voucher. They also have the option of using the money toward other firearms, or they can request a check in that amount instead.

The dealership has fielded some complaints about the deal, which Ginetta acknowledges is controversial. But, he adds: "My buyer is absolutely a gun owner, no question."

The promotion runs through the end of November.

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