Well, the other day, I went on CTD to show a friend some rifles. He wanted advice on a rifle purchase. Much to my chagrin, they no longer had a hyperlink to “Firearms”. Weird, I said. When I clicked on a previous day’s bookmark, it took me to the page for the rifle
I’m buying I was going to buy before my conscience overwhelmed me. Right there, in big bold red letters, it said “Cheaperthandirt.com does not sell firearms. ” < --- Take a look. I was absolutely gob-smacked. No mention of process or procedural reviews, just a company who has made tens-of-millions of dollars on firearms and their accouterments, growing a vajayjay. To think, one of the largest purveyors of ATG (all things gun) would punk out at the first sign of liberal outrage... I felt like they slapped me in face, personally. Well, they posted on their Facebook page that they were reviewing their procedures and process, "temporary suspension"... Bullcrap! They went all weak-kneed, like a 7th grade girl at her first dance at a time when the 2nd Amendment needed the support of every person who could speak.
Earlier this week CheaperThanDirt!, one of the larger firearms accessories and ammunition retailers, suspended its sales of all firearms following the Connecticut shooting. The move prompted a MASSIVE internet backlash, with the number of “likes” of their Facebook page plummeting and groups springing up to promote a boycott of a “fair weather gun dealer.”
It was seen as a sign that the firearms-related retailer was not as staunch a supporter of the Second Amendment as they appear to be and led to some serious hate in the comments of their Facebook posts. It now appears that they’ve decided to re-start firearms sales, most likely in an attempt to regain some of the 2A cred that they lost in the last few days. CTD employees were still unavailable for comment at time of publication.
So, what to do, what to do? Do you punish the turncoat for a lapse in judgment and withhold your dinero? Or, do you say, screw it – I want cheap stuff and any behavior is acceptable, so long as I get my goods cheap? Hmmm…