Skip to comments.Google bans gun sales on US shopping center
Posted on 07/01/2012 5:01:05 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
Google is banning the sale of weapons and ammunition within its shopping center, causing firearms owners to second guess their use of the search giant.
The company announced on May 31 that it would be changing its product search policies for Google Shopping.
All of the items in your feed must be in compliance with Google Shopping policies, the company said on the sites support center. In particular, all items have to be family safe.
Google now has a worse policy than ebay, wrote The Firearm Blog, which posted the email on its blog Thursday.
The eBay policy allows the sale of some personal defense items, such as pepper spray and mace, BB gun ammunition, non-military issued body armor and weapons manuals.
Shame on you Google, said The Firearm Blog.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
Few things are more family friendly than passing down the love of guns.
Google seems to be too ideologically stupid to realize what good money is to be made in gun sales. Conservative money won’t flow into Liberal pockets, so no loss for us.
I buy locally or from CheaperthanDirt.com.
Noticed that today when I wanted to compare prices on a Remington 870.
Freepers should avoid Google and its products. Its search engine is a data mining operation. The Chrome browser and its Gmail service are spyware. They read your mail, look at your web use, and generally invade your privacy. The only thing worse than Google is Facebook.
I use Microsoft Bing for search and Microsoft for email. They’re not perfect, but their business is selling software and services, not data mining.
My reloading supplies come from midwayusa.com and cabelas for everything else. I have the Cabela’s Black Visa which gives me 5% off all purchases at Cabela’s. And this can be used in conjunction with sales, which adds up quickly.
Would love to see how many criminals purchase from Cabela’s. Criminals steal guns......Google, like all leftists, do not understand that simple fact.
It’s no big deal. You can still google ammo and it will still lead you to all the online sellers.
I log out of my email account and use ixquick.com while searching. Supposedly, they don’t store your search results.
The only Cabela’s near us is in Mass, and I’m not heading down there any time soon for gun related purchases (I’m in NH).
I don’t trust Google, don’t know what a google shopping center is a never surf the net using it anyways. I guess this would be a good reason for my mistrust.
Did they ever reveal what’s wrong health-wise with Larry Page?
I never go to google.
Dont feed the Beast!
I ditched Google over their role in the Egyptian uprising.
Do Google shopping search for "dildo".
Their family must be a lot more screwed up than mine if they think sex toys are ok for "family" use but .22lr isn't.
I’m betting GonasyphherpaAIDS...
Perhaps. Or perhaps they are legally cautious. Google's an awful deep pocket if some clever lawyer finds a sympathetic judge and a way to do a class action suit.
A search for “shotguns” returns results.
I have on occasion used Google for shopping. Never again.
Could be. I know Walmart rolled over here in NH when someone got shot with a shotgun, the media made a big deal out of it, and Walmart stopped selling shotguns except for one store in Concord. The thought was that they could limit their liability somehow by limiting their shotgun sales to one location. So, that situation has been in place for a few years, but they announced earlier this year that they would be expanding sales locations again for shotguns. Go figure. NH also took a big turn Right in 2010, and we’ll probably get a Republican gov this fall also.
“In particular, all items have to be family safe . . . “
I can think of few activities better suited for families than recreational shooting. And safe? Safety comes from training and familiarization. The family that shoots together is the one with children who know how to handle guns safely. The people who run and hide (Google, for example) are the ones who are unsafe with guns.
Your search - shotguns - did not match any shopping results.
Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
Try different keywords.
Try more general keywords.
Nail on the head post!
No results are there.
Your search - shotguns - did not match any shopping results.
I thought it was gun accessories.
Google has a store? Who knew.
I will say this, though. Guns ARE family friendly. They can be used for self defense, acquiring food, and fun. What is this family friendly nonsense they spout? What about knives, amonia, and all the other stuff that can kill accidentally, or used as a weapon?
I don’t do this much but I thought this is something you should see.
I only use Gargoyle.com when I want to piss them off by searching for “Hussein Øbama homosexual” or “Barak Øbama illegal alien”...stuff like that ;-)
They still give results for Mosin-Nagants, Holland and Holland and Makarovs.
It seems that they are only censoring American manufactured guns.
The Google 'shopping' shotgun search is working for me.
Our Walmarts have AR15s now. Still no handguns or grenades and no claymores yet either. I wonder where those gun runners for the ATF bought all that stuff?
I just go here: http://xtremegunsandammo.com
There’s a Cabela’s up here in Scarborough ME. Also if you come up you may want to try Kittery Trading Post right off Exit 3 off 95 when you come through. Take a look at their website to help you decide
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In particular, all items have to be family safe.
Wanna bet they have homo stuff and porn for sale?
Do you really believe that?
Google and Facebook are tentacles of the Democrat Party.
Anyone who uses them or let’s them have your information is.... well, it’s not for me.
Depends on the servers your search goes through. They take time to update changes like this, going server by server so they don’t disrupt their entire site while updating. Try again now/a few hours and it likely won’t work.
“Did they ever reveal whats wrong health-wise with Larry Page?”
I’d assume a guy who can afford his own 767 AND 757 is surrounded by gun toting security 24/7.
Make sure you add Ghostery as well.
Even FR has Google trackers.
They're banning the democrat party?
I’m sure he thinks that he NEEDS armed bodyguards for his own protection. We are expendable so we don’t NEED to be armed.
I’m no fan of Microsoft. Anyone that’s been around here for long will have seen my pro-Linux posts. That said, I think Bing and/or Yahoo just became my search engine of choice.
I was just thinking we need Claymores for the Bearcats that NH townships have been buying. /half kidding.
Google isn't selling anything. It's displaying information.
google is too invested in Obama’s dislike of those god guns and country people in flyover country.
the hold of silicon valley needs to be broken. That will diminish the california wakadoos.
information is power.
I hereby cut all ties with Google.
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