Jewelry store offers shotgun wedding sale: Buy a ring, get a gun

LUBBOCK, TX (KXAN) — One Texas jewelry store is trying something different to attract couples and gun lovers tying the knot.

It’s called the “shotgun wedding sale.” If you buy a ring, you get a free shotgun or rifle.

“Who doesn’t want to get a shotgun or a rifle and in the process capture the love of their lives,” asked Joe Thacker, the owner of Thacker Jewelry Store.

Thacker started the shotgun wedding sale three years ago at his Lubbock jewelry store. He teamed up with a gun store to make the deal happen.

“Most guys grew up hunting. Or at least exposed to hunting if not by their family, but by their friends, or social groups. So it’s something that’s pretty natural for all of us,” said LSG Tactical Manager, Steve Burns.

“Farming, hunting, ranching it all intertwined. So it’s just a natural fit for Texas,” said Thacker.

Folks who buy a wedding ring at Thacker’s store will get a gift certificate for either a shotgun or a bolt action rifle. The sale is through this weekend, Oct. 27 through 29. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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