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By AWR Hawkins

Google Bans Guns

Google to Further Block Firearm, Ammunition, Gun Accessory Ads

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AmmoLand Gun News

Washington DC - -(  Beginning in September 2014, Google plans to block firearm, ammunition, and gun accessory ads.

According to Google Support’s “Dangerous Products or Services” page, the company “[wants] to keep people safe both online and offline, so [they] won’t allow the promotion of some products or services that cause damage, harm, or injury.”

Included in the dangerous products for which ads will be blocked are “Guns & Parts.” This covers “functional devices that appear to discharge a projectile at high velocity, whether for sport, self-defense, or combat.”

Also included is a ban on ads for “any part or component that’s necessary to the function of a gun or intended for attachment to a gun.” This covers “gun scopes, ammunition, ammunition clips or belts.

The ban will also halt ads for “dangerous knives… throwing stars, brass knuckles, [and] crossbows,” among other things.

Google Support says the ads that will be banned “are subject to change.” 

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  • 10 User comments to “Google to Further Block Firearm, Ammunition, Gun Accessory Ads”

    1. Anonymous on July 1, 2014 at 2:24 PM said:

      And automobiles?
      And swimming pools?
      And steak knife sets?
      And scissors?

    2. Lee Vest on July 1, 2014 at 5:47 PM said:

      That is unAmerica

    3. dachu3 on July 1, 2014 at 5:54 PM said:

      Operation Chokepoint continues…

      Meanwhile, Google with Facebook are pushing to for amnesty and increase in H1B visas.

      This way, there are more people in USA that don’t get 2A and will vote dem.

    4. dachu3 on July 1, 2014 at 5:54 PM said:

      Operation Choke Point continues…

    5. Janek on July 1, 2014 at 7:52 PM said:

      Google my middle finger!

    6. Janek on July 1, 2014 at 7:55 PM said:

      Google this ..!..

    7. The End Game on July 2, 2014 at 3:29 AM said:

      The 2nd Amendment is not a crime. One of the first steps of Martial Law is disarming the public. Google bootlickers are marching in lock n step.

    8. Ranchman on July 2, 2014 at 4:44 AM said:

      We don’t have to use Google,we can use other search engines. We need to all BAN GOOGLE! Stop using the service immediately! Once we realize that there is great strength in our numbers, we will be able to accomplish great things!

    9. I have been having an extended correspondence with Google Adword support. It is worth it. My latest reply,

      “Thank you for passing on my feedback. Following up on Google’s proposed new policies where you state “ that we are on the side of caution, with something that can affect human life” I would like to know will Google then be restricting Adwords for such items as power saws, skillsaws, chain saws, lathes, drills, other assorted machine tools, construction and heavy construction equipment, automobiles, hangliders, ultralight aircraft of all types, electrical devices and supplies, swimming pools and equipment, and the biggest entity on the planet that affects human life, governments, to name just a few. Any of the items above by themselves create far more injuries and deaths each year than firearms by themselves let alone bb guns, paintball guns and firearm accessories like sights and scopes whose injury count is near zero. This is nothing more than flagrant absurd hypocrisy by Google in selecting a few items that fit their now-surfacing apparent political agenda. By its choices Google is clearly attempting to change the culture within the United States at least and that is chilling for all liberties and should be outlawed.

      I respectfully ask you do not go forward with these prejudicial policies.”

    10. i have used ixquick for a couple years…google has not been our friend for a long time…i don’t want to sound all foil hat but don’t they have WAY too much clout in our current society?…are they part of this new world order we hear about?

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