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Google to Block Firearm, Ammunition, Gun Accessory Ads
Breitbart.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 06/28/2014 10:29:26 PM PDT by dbehsman

Beginning in September, 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."

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Further from the article:

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."

1 posted on 06/28/2014 10:29:27 PM PDT by dbehsman
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To: dbehsman
I think I'm getting sick and tired of Google. Maybe I'll drop them a line and let them know I'm calling it Quitsville with them.
2 posted on 06/28/2014 10:31:46 PM PDT by dbehsman (Attention liberals and liberaltarians, Judgment Day is coming. You've earned it!)
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To: dbehsman

public company blocking services of those it disapproves of

can we do the same?

what if i owned a Christian cake shop and 2 homos wanted a wedding cake? would i be forced to make it?

of course i would. what was i thinking.

they should form a class action and sue google


3 posted on 06/28/2014 10:32:15 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: All

“to keep people safe “

thank God that the people in the inner city can now be safe from gun violence.


4 posted on 06/28/2014 10:34:58 PM PDT by willywill
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To: dbehsman

“Dangerous Products or Services”

Guess that includes lying media...ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, NYT, LAT, etc...

I think they still fall into the category of “services”?


5 posted on 06/28/2014 10:39:42 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: dbehsman
Duck Duck Go
6 posted on 06/28/2014 10:40:08 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: G Larry

Or anti-depressants?

All the mass-shooting cranks took them.


7 posted on 06/28/2014 10:43:44 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: dbehsman

wil they stop ads for virtually all drugs, planned parenthood, auto ads, pools, bathtubs, lithium ion batteries, regular’batteries, etc etc? soda? fast food chains? sugar items? transfat items? violent music?

f@cking hypocrites.


8 posted on 06/28/2014 10:44:26 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Thank you!

I think I’ll use Duck Duck Go from now on.


9 posted on 06/28/2014 10:45:33 PM PDT by dbehsman (Attention liberals and liberaltarians, Judgment Day is coming. You've earned it!)
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To: dbehsman

I use DuckDuckGo


10 posted on 06/28/2014 10:45:59 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: dbehsman
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."

They best block all truck, car and suv ads also...............Just saying...........Statistics wise.............Just saying :)

11 posted on 06/28/2014 10:48:10 PM PDT by The Cajun (Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert....Nuff said.)
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To: dbehsman

IMHO, Google is on a slippery slope. Good luck to them /s. In the mean time I’ll continue using search engines other than Google:

Start Page

Duck Duck Go

Dog Pile

Ixquick

Etc.


12 posted on 06/28/2014 10:49:35 PM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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To: dbehsman

every company that finds its business website blocked should join in Class Action lawsuits against Google .
Google is very wealthy , there are countless billions of $ to be squeezed from them over this one . Bring it on ...ca-ching!


13 posted on 06/28/2014 10:57:34 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: upchuck

Yep. Screw google. i haven’t used them in years.


14 posted on 06/28/2014 10:58:26 PM PDT by broken_clock (Do it Sarah! Cut the ties that bind.)
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To: dbehsman

Google should have been sued in to oblivion early on unless they PAID every web site they indexed $$$ for their property. They built their company on other peoples sweat.


15 posted on 06/28/2014 10:58:30 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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To: upchuck

Bing?


16 posted on 06/28/2014 10:59:04 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: dbehsman

Bad enough they spy on us, now they what actively our thwart arms?

Its time to black.


17 posted on 06/28/2014 11:05:52 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Vince Ferrer

Agreed


18 posted on 06/28/2014 11:07:30 PM PDT by mylife
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Yeeesh...

Thwart our arms....?


19 posted on 06/28/2014 11:10:00 PM PDT by mylife
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Go Black


20 posted on 06/28/2014 11:11:06 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Vince Ferrer
DuckDuckGo advanced search operators
21 posted on 06/28/2014 11:17:36 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: mylife
When a company this strong becomes aware, they Can become a threat. Google is well
on it's way to become broken up much like the oil companies of our past.

The traitors of our Constitution may very well become imprisoned for subversion of the Constitution. How dare they regulate us, they do not have that elected authority. And I don't give a crap
what anybody might have to say about free enterprise! My pre answer ro you is simply,

The Constitution isn't a suicide pact! And google does not have state rights and authority.

22 posted on 06/28/2014 11:19:09 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: G Larry
“Dangerous Products or Services”


23 posted on 06/28/2014 11:20:19 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: dbehsman

Isn’t pimping homosexuality the same thing as “supporting dangerous services”. You know, that AIDS thing.


24 posted on 06/28/2014 11:24:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: dbehsman
Question, “what does Google gain by this fascist action”? I cannot think of any benefit.
25 posted on 06/28/2014 11:27:25 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: MaxMax

Gotta watch these aholes


26 posted on 06/28/2014 11:28:49 PM PDT by mylife
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To: Vince Ferrer

I’ve been using this for a while.


27 posted on 06/28/2014 11:37:44 PM PDT by gattaca (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: dbehsman

Maybe Google should ban ads on homosexuals. Homosexuals support aids, they run cover for dangerous homosexuals (they never shame the dangerous ones), and they promote these activities for children.


28 posted on 06/28/2014 11:39:18 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: dbehsman

>I think I’m getting sick and tired of Google. Maybe I’ll drop them a line and let them know I’m calling it Quitsville with them

Yep. I have a gmail account; I’m going to move my name to another provider. “Don’t be evil” has definitely become “we will decide for you what is good and what is evil.”

Maybe it’s a byproduct of the aggregation of everyone’s online life, or maybe it’s the *point* of aggregating everyone’s online life; that’s their problem. My choice is ‘yes’ or ‘no’ and I’m opting for ‘no.’


29 posted on 06/28/2014 11:43:47 PM PDT by No.6 (www.michigansuibukan.com)
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To: sten
what if i owned a Christian cake shop and 2 homos wanted a wedding cake? would i be forced to make it?

I was going to ask a similar question.
30 posted on 06/28/2014 11:49:25 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: dbehsman

I guess anything that promotes homosexual sex right?


31 posted on 06/28/2014 11:50:42 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: upchuck

“Start Page

Duck Duck Go

Dog Pile

Ixquick”

Tried them all and quickly rejected them as they don’t do the job for me. I spend too much time looking up technical data and Google/Bing give me a better short list of hits because of the way they ‘learn’ from my searches.

I’ve been using Bing for a year or more. Yes, it’s MS but less PC than Google (I’m not going to get into an argument over that - if you disagree, so be it).

Results (hits) are just about identical.

For private stuff, which now includes Paypal after the post here a few days ago about their new (lack of) privacy policy, I use virtual machines - a technology that anyone interested in decreasing their internet footprint should get familiar with. It’s not complex anymore.


32 posted on 06/29/2014 12:01:38 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: dbehsman

Use ixquick.com


33 posted on 06/29/2014 12:21:07 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: upchuck

I know there are other search engines out there besides Google. Bing is one. I have stayed away from BING b/c they don’t have their own email setup. Then, there are these three;
Duck Duck Go, Dogpile, Ixquick.
I have not been attracted to these three for what may seem to be a very silly reason; I don’t like the way the names sound. All three of these search tools have a short or minor sound to their vowels. Google has the long sounding vowel of O as in; GOO-Gal
DuckDuckGo = Sounds irritating, Ixquick = Not at all melodious, and hard to spell or remember, Dogpile= Makes me think of guess what? Something repulsive i.e. A pile of Dog waste.

If Google continues reshaping itself to serve the needs of Obama and the other Socialists in the world, I may just have to get used to those other sites, whether I enjoy the sound of the name or not.


34 posted on 06/29/2014 12:22:06 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: LeoWindhorse

Google isn’t going to block search results or websites, they’re simply not going to place paid ads for guns or gun related items.


35 posted on 06/29/2014 12:23:59 AM PDT by AnAmericanInEngland
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To: MaxMax

They are probably allowed to avoid certain types of taxation,
and are able to speed up their ability to learn about and patent many of the new APS now available. Advantages one would expect to be bestowed on a tool of the government. Google is probably not feeling heavy pressure to pay their employees more, or interact with Labor Unions more. It’s what they used to call ‘Favorite Son’ status. Google has climbed into bed with the White House Czars. Better watch your assets, google!


36 posted on 06/29/2014 12:32:16 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: isthisnickcool
Google should have been sued in to oblivion early on unless they PAID every web site they indexed $$$ for their property. They built their company on other peoples sweat.

That would apply to any search engine, not just Google. Other people's sweat has no value if you can't find it!

You're a blithering idiot!

37 posted on 06/29/2014 12:45:33 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: dbehsman

Red diaper grandbabies

Detestable


38 posted on 06/29/2014 12:48:18 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: MaxMax

The broke up the Bell System for a fraction of the threat Google is

Course techies weren’t the flaming progressives back then most appear to be now

Bell was traditional values and patriotic


39 posted on 06/29/2014 12:50:33 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: AnAmericanInEngland
Google isn’t going to block search results or websites, they’re simply not going to place paid ads for guns or gun related items.

It's a slippery slope. I don't give a 'Rats ass if they don't carry ads for dangerous products. By and large, I don't care about ads, anyway, unless I'm actively shopping at the time.

But how long until their do-gooder-ness extends to search results? That's the point at which they become worthless to me!

40 posted on 06/29/2014 12:54:09 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: dbehsman

What about cigarette ads ?


41 posted on 06/29/2014 12:54:24 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: dbehsman
Just another reason I will never knowingly use Google or buy any of their products or services.

I have not used Google in years.

42 posted on 06/29/2014 12:59:39 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: OneWingedShark

How could you forget the most dangerous of them all

IRS


43 posted on 06/29/2014 1:03:42 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I also recommend www.duckduckgo.com for a primary search engine. I have been using it for several years for both professional and personal needs. Not only is duckduckgo a non-tracking service, it also gives way better results than google with way less spam and other crap.


44 posted on 06/29/2014 1:07:23 AM PDT by Hootowl99
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To: cynwoody

With all due respect his post did not warrant that level of attack

I mean really......he’s a blithering idiot for saying that?

I’d hate to see you really pissed at a truly blithering idiot.

I know its tuff living behind enemy lines.....aren’t all Yankee conservatives moving to Texas?

So be nice.

Funny thing....right wing non southerners might be all can stop Texas from going Dem with the brown wave streaming in


45 posted on 06/29/2014 1:12:09 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: wardaddy
I just cannot see google going through with this. It will cost them hundreds of millions the first year.
Whomever thought this up isn't going to be liked by 75% of America. Just plain ignorance. Oh and their shareholders!
46 posted on 06/29/2014 1:17:39 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: wardaddy; isthisnickcool
With all due respect his post did not warrant that level of attack

Maybe not.

But his post indicated he doesn't have the slightest idea of a search engine's role in the internet ecosystem.

The fact is, if you put something out there, and a search engine indexes it, you have received a free service! If anything, you are beholden to the search engine, not the other way around!

In any case, the First Amendment grants Google and all other comers, foreign and domestic, the right to index the internet without having to pay lawyers $$$!!!

Of late, the biggest complaint against Google has been that sites previously highly ranked in search engine results have dropped down, resulting in ruination for the site owners, who depended on people finding their sites by searching. This appears mostly to be collateral damage resulting from Google's imperfect efforts to curtail spammers, who try to interpose their worthless pages into the results in order to rake off clicks from bewildered search engine users. I'm behind Google in this, because, being an especially lazy search engine user, I find it annoying to search for something and then have to manually filter through the garbage hits.

But the irony is, we have parties aggrieved because Google didn't index them high enough for free, not that Google didn't pay them for the privilege of indexing them! LOL!

47 posted on 06/29/2014 1:35:40 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: All

Good for them!!!

Why do people, that know what it (guns and the Second Amendment) is all about, need to be reminded with annoying pop ups and other retail, money making advertisements???

I do not fault people from wanting to make money, but this transcends above and beyond the issue a lot of people are falling on this private companies decision...

Let them live or die by it...

Do we need to be able to have unsolicited internet “pro-gun” information pop up on us here???

I think our ability, as gun owners,(i.e.: activists, hunters) or just plain exercisers of this Right to Keep and Bear Arms, as WE see fit, to communicate just fine by conventional means, word of mouth, print, trade shows, etc etc etc...

We already pass down, if it is needed, all the legacy we need...If it (community) grows, good for us...

If it goes un-passed down from generation to generation, who is really to blame for that???

People could pass gas, and I could make a million dollars on Google selling air freshener...

Ok, can I make the million dollars on some other form of means of communication??? Sure, anyone can...History proves that everyday...

The important thing is to not allow the legacy to go unprepared or not communicated to future generations within YOUR sphere of influence...

Just my opinion...


48 posted on 06/29/2014 2:20:39 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: G Larry

I do not watch those sources for anything, other than the occasional entertainment programs, and ignore the advertisements and products/information in between...

You mention these sources, but I know you probably do the same...


49 posted on 06/29/2014 2:25:13 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: Salamander

“All the mass-shooting cranks took them.”

Literally all?


50 posted on 06/29/2014 2:29:33 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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