Google Expands Anti-Gun Policy

Editors Note: Google has for many years prevented law-abiding websites, like AmmoLand Shooting Sports News, from displaying Google Ads and profiting from those same ads because of their discrimination against the right to keep and bear arms.

Google Bans Guns
Google Expands Anti-Gun Policy

Charlotte, NC –-( Internet giant Google has adopted a new and discriminatory policy with respect to the advertising of firearms, ammunition, and related products.

The change affects the firm’s “Google Shopping” function.

For years, Google has refused to sell preferred advertising to sellers of these goods. That means Google search results don’t show those products in featured positions, such as at the top of the page or on the right side of the screen. The products do show up among the regular search results.

Until now, gun-related items also appeared in Google Shopping results, which allow easy comparison of prices and shipping charges. Google has now changed its policy so that “guns, ammunition and knives” do not show up in Google Shopping results.

This appears to be a calculated political statement by Google at a time when most other large online retailers and search services are increasing the level of information they provide and the number of gun-related products they offer for sale.

Fortunately, with so many other options available to consumers, Google’s attempt to limit information about legal and constitutionally protected products will likely prove futile.


Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit:

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Brad Black

I’m using Chrome and all the way from top to bottom are gun ads. So wheres the bane?

Dr. Strangelove

I use IE and don’t have that problem.


Its not the browsers. Its the search engine that is built into every browser. By default, Bing and Google are the search engines for IE.
Saying you run IE so this wont bother you is like saying I drive a Ferrari so American speed limits don’t apply to me.


thanks Google – glad they try to limit guns – maybe folks in the country can have their rifles but no city dweller should have any

brian gertsch

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