Skip to comments.Google Declares War on the Firearm Industry
Posted on 06/29/2014 7:26:12 PM PDT by Kaslin
Google is taking a Bloomberg inspired step toward curbing gun violence. Once again demonstrating the level of ignorance that is prevalent in liberal corporate settings, the software company has decided to expand their ban on firearm-related content. Breitbart reported:
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."
Right. Google (ya know, the company that tracks your every move online) is trying to keep us safe. God bless those left coast liberals who are suddenly embracing the manipulative power of big business. Of course Google seems woefully ignorant of the fact that such dangerous items, actually keep many people safe every day. . I understand it could be chalked up to a difference in corporate culture, but I would encourage Google to promote safety and concealed carry classes if they are serious about keeping people safe offline.
The tech giant also decided that such a ban would be ineffective if utilized exclusively against firearms Which is why they have embraced the idea of expanding their policy to include accessories, ammunition, magazines, clips, scopes, attachments, slings, et al.
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."
Whew I know I feel safer, dont you? I mean, clearly the lack of advertising on firearm-related accessories will cut down on all those Chicago drive bys. Right? Apparently, this is the culture of California Leftists and liberal corporatism Guns are bad. The only use for a firearm is to promote inexplicable violence and oppression. Those who own, handle, or carry firearms are merely psychopaths waiting for an excuse to unleash a wave of bloody violence at unsuspecting victims
Well, unless were talking about cops, or Bloombergs body guards. Those guys are obviously special. The rest of you commoners, however, arent responsible enough to be exposed to an advertisement for a hunting scope from Cabelas while surfing the interwebs.
So, whats the solution? Boycott Google?
Im generally not a fan of boycotts. Besides, Google is a pretty intuitive and helpful product. I mean, sure, I find it kinda creepy when my phone alerts me to head out for work because theres some traffic issues (I never told it where I work, or what route I like to take It just picked up on those details while it spied on me through my android phone). But, overall, the company has opened the web to limitless possibilities. The dissemination of information is in a renaissance never before seen in human history; and companies like Google are largely responsible for the facilitation of such an environment.
And yet, Google manages to be that neighbor who has every tool you ever need while still being the most obnoxious human being in the cul-de-sac. He might have that reverse-thread bolt, specialty vice grips, or that silly tool used to remove oil filters but you just cant quite get past his Obama bumper sticker and inappropriate political jokes about John Boehner (actually, some of those are kinda funny). So the question is, how much do you really need what Google has to offer?
Google has declared a war on gun owners, the firearm industry, and related self-defense products. Because, obviously, a defenseless population will be much safer, right? Bing, on the other hand, has no such restrictions. So, go ahead Bing away. But dont expect to cut Google out of your life completely.
Now, if youll excuse me, I need to go add the text of the Second Amendment to my automated signature in Gmail.
I can’t believe anyone is still using Google. Must be those very low information, ‘RAT voter types keeping Google alive.
I already use Bing, started a couple of years ago when I got fed-up with Google’s annoying stupid PC banners, and absence of ackowledgent of patriotic events. But I’ve come to think that Bing isn’t much better, as far as the PC baloney goes.
“And yet, Google manages to be that neighbor who has every tool you ever need while still being the most obnoxious human being in the cul-de-sac.”
Google is like the “friend” that would steal your wallet and then try to help you find it.
I don’t use google and never have. They probably have homo searches where the aids rate is much greater than the gun crime rate.
Time for a new search engine giant.
As me pappy sez - stuff Google and the horse it rode in on. I have stripped everything I could find on my computer of Google. Don’t want them don’t use them.
..... we need to use legal Psy-Ops against the opposition.
So I suppose they will not allow any promotion of the left’s ideology that insists upon abortion...
Google will lose hundreds of millions even from people who don't own guns
because those who do will not CLICK anymore. That's their revenue stream.
This hurts every business who uses Google to advertise. The small minority
who oppose firearms will not make up the small business losses.
If you do business in America you should comply to the Constitution, even if you don't like it!
Thanks, I will check that second one out.
I switched to Bing because I was told, wrongly, that they are a Christian-backed SE. They are most decidedly not, as far as I can tell. I wish there was such a thing.
so what do you use? I do use alternatives, such as are
known to me, but I’m always interested in more
Here’s what I do if I use Google to find something that might actually involve me spending money: I use google to find the sites using Chrome. I then cut and paste the site’s URL into Firefox and shop there.
The connection to the search is lost.
And yet homosexuals kill more people than “gun violence”
1.1 million HIV infections in USA alone. MAYBE 10,000 homicides with guns per year.
Don’t use gaggle.
and here's one that came up: Atlantic Firearms (shipped guns site)
Looks like some pretty good guns for sale, thanks Google!
So no car ads?