Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

No Russian

At the time it was released, the level “No Russian” from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was one of the most shockingly violent video game scenes ever created. In the scene,  the player is a U.S. Army Ranger who undertakes a deep-cover mission for the CIA, infiltrating an ultra-nationalist Russian terrorist group. The player […]

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Newtown father: “From my cold dead hands”

This is the father of a fifth-grader at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 students were gunned down in cold blood. She survived; the younger sister of one of her friends did not. Like all American gun owners, he is deeply saddened by the actions of an evil man. Like any rational American, he realizes […]

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Dick’s Sporting Goods screws over their customers and their suppliers

After the Newtown tragedy, Dicks Sporting Goods—which presumably entered the modern sporting rifle (MSR) market purely for financial gain when it saw other sporting good stores selling them by the truckload—screwed over hundreds or thousands of customers. It cancelled the rifles they’d ordered, as if they were criminals. DSG’s respect for their customers was and […]

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After Newtown, politicians and media suffer a vote of “no confidence” from the public

On December 15, 2012, Pete Wiliams of NBC News was emphatic that multiple police sources told the network that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter used four handguns in this rampage through the school, and was equally confident that the AR-15 rifle was recovered from the shooter’s car. It never made it into the school. […]

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

[tweet https://twitter.com/cheaperthandirt/status/281089049815556096] 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 […]

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