Florida Store’s Christmas Sale Offers Free Gun With Jewelry Purchase

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A Florida jewelry store is offering an unusual promotion for Christmas shoppers: a free shotgun with jewelry purchases over $450. The Downtown Goldsmith Jewelry & Engraving and 2nd Amendment Firearms store in DeLand said its annual “Fire and Ice” sale offers customers who purchase more than $450 worth of jewelry — or “ice,” as diamonds are sometimes known — a free 12-gauge shotgun, the “fire,” worth about $270.

“We kind of took the take off the shotgun wedding and twisted it a little bit so more people could get involved,” store owner Jessie Czerok told WKMG-TV. Czerok said this is the third year of the annual promotion. “Get something for your wife, [and] you get a shotgun for free,” Czerok said. “[It’s] a little incentive to buy some jewelry for their wives.”

She said the gender roles don’t hold true for all customers. “We’re had a lot more women coming in this year, either buying themselves a piece of jewelry and giving the gun to their husbands or buying men’s rings and keeping the gun for themselves,” she said. The store owner said anyone seeking a free gun has to pass a background check. “If they don’t pass, they don’t get a gun,” she said. “We don’t just let anyone walk out of here with a gun.”

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