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Sam Adams has choice words for the handful of companies/people wilting under Newtown hysteria

Written By: Bob - Dec• 18•12

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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

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4 Comments

  1. Expat says:

    I think we can turn that Adams quote towards our own ranks as individual gun owners. You state, \”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.\”

    We may be buying everything off the shelves as fast as possible before the next ban comes along. Great, I got mine before it\’s too late! I\’ve been noticing some folks wondering where or, outright lambasting the NRA, for their temporary silence. Well, what about the rest of us?

    Are we willing to publicly stand-up, organize, and make a show of solidarity with one another that shows the rest of the country that we are a substantial and respectable part of our communities and constituencies? Or, will we continue to sullenly skulk around in the shadows, thankful we got that last Bushmaster before it was too late?

  2. Rich says:

    I keep hearing about this killer AR-15… that was left in the car. Why are we helping to perpetuate the lie?