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Our own Tom Jacobs recently reported compelling findings that liberals are more likely to stereotype conservatives, than the reverse. This week we’re seeing anecdotal evidence for why that might be so.
Below, some selected results from a Twitter search for “Cheaper Than Dirt.” If those words don’t ring a bell for you, you’re probably not a gun owner. CTD, as enthusiasts call the shop, is one of the largest and most successful online gun dealers in the country—the Amazon.com of firearms, including controversial assault weapons like the AR-15 used in the Newtown massacre. Earlier this week, the company announced it was suspending all firearms sales to review its procedures. Somewhere, someone is surely praising the decision—but their voice is certainly drowned out by the voices of dismay from customers and firearm enthusiasts, who have an active online presence—and probably like a deal as much as the next person. A selection of responses from the past few hours:
— Coulter Salmon (@HaroldCoulter) December 19, 2012
Wow….. Not a lot of details about this, but this is really something. Cheaper than Dirt suspends online firearm sales twitter.com/WellArmedWoman…
— The Well Armed Woman (@WellArmedWoman) December 19, 2012
— Phil Elmore (@Phil_Elmore) December 19, 2012
Purchase your Guns and Ammo ELSEWHERE!No gun control and they’re already caving….no more CTD for this gun… fb.me/1OPnXcbDM
— CONSERVATIVE DIVA (@ConsrvativeDiva) December 19, 2012
— clintorious (@cpaulenka) December 19, 2012
Time 2 shop Cheaper than dirt 4 mags ammoman rounds Obama gun salesman of decade!! Awesome
— Richard Butler (@NEKsceptic) December 19, 2012
More:And so the shooting world says ‘Good riddance’ to Cheaper than Dirt thegunwire.tw/UEsZoy
— thegunwire® (@thegunwire) December 19, 2012
Compare that to responses from about the same time, to an identical decision by Dick’s Sporting Goods, a retailer that’s better known outside the gun community.
What’s the opposite of boycott?Promote and buy from Dick’s Sporting Goods for discontinuing many lines of firearms. #dickssportinggoods
— Steve Poppe (@spoppe) December 19, 2012
— Eduardo Ramirez™ (@sexi_mexistatus) December 19, 2012
Dick’s Sporting Goods pulling semi-auto guns from shelves. Say thank you:facebook.com/dickssportingg…
— Kathy Harbaugh (@Kamgirl47) December 18, 2012
High five to #DicksSportingGoods for pulling “Modern” (really assault) rifles off the shelves. These are weapons of war, not for protection.
— WhenRightIsWrong (@Right_All_Wrong) December 18, 2012
Two Americas? Hard to say. Two Twitters, at least.