Academy, Cheaper than Dirt, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Walmart are reacting to the Newtown tragedy, where a legally-purchased AR-15 was stolen after its owner was murdered and then used to killed 20 children and six adults at an elementary school, by an evil 20-year-old, who failed a NICS background check attempt to purchase a firearm of his own, by suspending sales of these and similar firearms.
I think Founding Father Samuel Adams expressed the contempt I feel for these corporate entities—and “sunshine patriots” in general—in the most eloquent way.
If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.
Americans are arming rapidly in the wake of the Newtown shooting, making the post-election buying sprees of late 2008 and 2012 look tame, according to early reports.
The prohibitionists are feeling powerful, some murderously so. Stay frosty, folks