Cheaper That Dirt! has yet to explain or apologize for its post-Newtown decision to remove firearms from its website. I guess they figure their stonewalling worked, leaving them free to buy their way out of their PR problem. To that end, the on-line retailer has been busy transforming itself into a flag-waving supporter of the Second Amendment; they recently sent the Second Amendment Foundation a big ol’ check. Funded, in part, by the company’s post-Sandy Hook inflated prices. And now CTD’s attempting to further sanitize their image amongst gun rights guys and gals by “partnering with [the NRA] by offering discount membership rates and added incentives.” The NRA pays recruiters a commission. Is it cynical of me to look for a statement from CTD about forgoing that commission and wonder about the fact that I can’t find one? A quick mea culpa would do just as well . . .