The heat is here. I just got this as an email a few minutes ago.
Note that at the bottom of their "Chronicle", there are three links. Click the left one and you will be unsubscribed from their email list. I guarantee that someone high up in the company is getting a report on the numbers of the unsubscribers. I unsubscribed.
As you may remember, I quit doing business with CTD because of their predatory shipping policy. The company has several different "warehouses", and if your order may not ship from just one of them. Each "warehouse" shipping to you charges a full shipping and parcel charge, so as I put together my last order, I noted a total shipping charge of over $60 on items which didn't weigh much, and started to read the fine print, discovering this little pirate's trick, which, apparently no other outfit uses. I canceled that order and haven't been back.
Yesterday, without notice, CTD announced that they were canceling online gun ordering. They were just one of several outfits to knuckle under yesterday to the latest attempt by the gun-banners to deny our Second Amendment civil rights. A rumor swept the gunnie world that the death gun the perp used was bought legally by the perp's mother, but bought from CTD. Dono if that's true, since the CT State Police haven't released may details yet.
Anyway, CTD reacted in what could charitably be called a knee-jerk manner by ending gun sales, giving great support to the civil-rights deniers.
CTD now sends out a notice that just has to be phony. "Policy changes"? What policy changes? If you are a gun dealer, you are either doing it right according to law, or the FBATFE shuts you down, and CTD hasn't been shut down or they wouldn't have just announced that they will soon resume gun sales.
This is an educated guess, but what happened to CTD is that they ran out of AR-15s. Yep, they were embarrassed by running out of ARs, so some hosehead in their sales management decided to try to blame this one on the Feds, which is what their "policy change" notice is all about, shifting blame. In TX, a large gun store running out of guns is at least as bad as a Baptist advocating drinking liquor. Look, unless you have been under a rock since November 6th, you know that there have been huge sales of ARs. In my citeh, gun shops have run out, and even the big local gun show ran out, while doing their biggest-ever weekend. There isn't an AR, AK or clone to be found anywhere. NICS had huge delays this past weekend, and many dealers in states with no "waiting period" had to ask customers who got the last of the ARs to come back later to complete the sale.
You took the advice of a few folks with foresight, such as this blog, and got your AR and your 5.56 NATO ammo for it before now, or you got crushed in the buying frenzy.
Next time, read your better gun blogs.