Last month, we posted a story about gun promotions that included an offer to customers by Castle Rock, Colorado roofing company. The business has now taken the idea one step further, offering AR-15s as an incentive to attract new employees as well.
James Webb, owner of Weatherproof Roofing, said he’s in the middle of his busy season. After his “Get a Roof, Get a Gun” campaign over the summer, sales have been, well, through the roof.
“We just don’t have the staff to keep up with it,” Webb said. “So now we’re giving it another shot with ‘get a job, get a gun.’ ” He added that he has four sales positions that he needs to fill immediately.
But there are some requirements that must be met before the new salesperson can collect his or her AR-15. They must first book 10 roofing jobs to qualify and, of course, pass a background check.
While there has been some enthusiasm displayed by applicants, there are those that are in opposition to the tactic.
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence voiced its disapproval about the campaign with the absurd argument that adding guns to an already hazardous work environment “only increases the likelihood of an accident or altercation.”
I have seen a lot of roofers in my day, and the only gun I have ever seen any of them bring to the job site is a nail-gun.
So, in the words of the immortal Bard of Avon William Shakespeare, the CSGV protest is “Much Ado About Nothing.”