Thacker Jewelry Store in Lubbock is offering a “Shotgun Wedding Sale.” Buy a diamond engagement ring, and the store will give you a free shotgun or bolt-action rifle.
Store owner Joe Thacker told KXAN the sale is a winning combination. “Who doesn’t want to get a shotgun or a rifle and in the process capture the love of their lives?” Spoken like a true-blue Texan.
Thacker says his store has been offering the deal for three years. Most of the folks in town grew up hunting, ranching and shooting guns, so it’s a natural fit.
The sale is a play on the phrase Shotgun Wedding, in which both parties are hurriedly married for unpleasant circumstances. Thacker says customers have been having fun with the sale.
Would you bring your free gun to the wedding ceremony?