In gun-obsessed American society, it’s not enough for guns to be merely legal and widely available, we must apparently also throw them around like carnival prizes and Halloween candy, forsaking the seriousness of the weapon even as mass killings rise.

There have been quite a few stories recently about politicians and businesses raffling off AR-15’s as a fun, murderous prize. The most recent of these involves a roofing business in Colorado who decided to advertise, “Buy a roof, get a gun.” The company promises each customer that if they purchase a roof from the company, they will get a complimentary weapon of mass murder – how fun!

You may be wondering what the heck a roof and a firearm have in common?

Weatherproof Roofing owner James Webb explained,

“We help people protect the outside, and now we empower people to protect the inside.”

I wonder if Webb offers free repairs if one uses the complimentary gun to shoot a hole through the roof? Seems only fair.

Watch the report from KDVR:

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at