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Google Declares War on the Firearm Industry
Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2014 | Michael Schaus

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, don’t 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 we’re talking about cops, or Bloomberg’s body guards. Those guys are obviously special. The rest of you commoners, however, aren’t responsible enough to be exposed to an advertisement for a hunting scope from Cabela’s while surfing the interwebs.

So, what’s the solution? Boycott Google?

I’m 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 there’s 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 can’t 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 don’t expect to cut Google out of your life completely.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go add the text of the Second Amendment to my automated signature in Gmail.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: banglist; bigbusiness; google; guncontrol; gunrights; liberalism; secondamendment

1 posted on 06/29/2014 7:26:12 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I can’t believe anyone is still using Google. Must be those very low information, ‘RAT voter types keeping Google alive.


2 posted on 06/29/2014 7:27:24 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: Kaslin

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.


3 posted on 06/29/2014 7:29:28 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Kaslin

“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.


4 posted on 06/29/2014 7:30:42 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Kaslin

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.


5 posted on 06/29/2014 7:31:39 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: Kaslin

Time for a new search engine giant.


6 posted on 06/29/2014 7:33:03 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Kaslin

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.


7 posted on 06/29/2014 7:35:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Kaslin
.... The solution is simple really ...... move that that Google declare war on "SEX VIOLENCE" (Especially against Women) by curbing the proliferation of Porn and associated promiscuous sites which encourage deviation. Heck .... Why would a corporation put a preference upon curbing one and not the other?

..... we need to use legal Psy-Ops against the opposition.

8 posted on 06/29/2014 7:38:15 PM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: Kaslin

So I suppose they will not allow any promotion of the left’s ideology that insists upon abortion...


9 posted on 06/29/2014 7:42:15 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (There's only one reason for authorities to take the arms of good people.)
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To: Kaslin
IF Google cannot handle our CONSTITUION, they need to get the F! out of America!
We also have a 1st Amendment that some say kills. Will they ban that also?

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.

Just Stupid.

10 posted on 06/29/2014 7:44:23 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: mrsmel
I use also Bing and Duckduckgo The search engine that doesn't track you.
11 posted on 06/29/2014 7:45:09 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
I would support a BILL that strips Google from all Copyrights and Patients here
in the USA if they do not comply with our Constitution. They are NOT a state, and do not
have state rights and we do not have the luxury of addressing their changes in Congress.
But, Congress sure the hell does have the right to strip them of their Rights here for abridging OURS!

If you do business in America you should comply to the Constitution, even if you don't like it!

12 posted on 06/29/2014 7:49:19 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Kaslin

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.


13 posted on 06/29/2014 7:55:44 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

so what do you use? I do use alternatives, such as are
known to me, but I’m always interested in more


14 posted on 06/29/2014 8:01:02 PM PDT by cycjec
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To: Kaslin

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.


15 posted on 06/29/2014 8:01:26 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Kaslin

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.


16 posted on 06/29/2014 8:11:03 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM . . .$$$ grab all planned by this "handlers")
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To: Kaslin

Don’t use gaggle.
Use:

https://www.ixquick.com/


17 posted on 06/29/2014 8:27:47 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Kaslin; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj
I just a search on google for ‘assault rifle sale price’

and here's one that came up: Atlantic Firearms (shipped guns site)

Looks like some pretty good guns for sale, thanks Google!

18 posted on 06/29/2014 8:28:55 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: Kaslin

So no car ads?


19 posted on 06/29/2014 8:34:13 PM PDT by 48th SPS (Not Republican. Not a Democrat. I am an American)
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To: Kaslin

M4L


20 posted on 06/29/2014 8:40:13 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Kaslin

I use https://www.ixquick.com, the world’s most private search engine.

I highly recommend it.

I can’t completely eliminate Google FRom my life, but I am working on it!


21 posted on 06/29/2014 8:44:10 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: Kaslin

Although I find Google’s action pathetic, we must remember that they are a PRIVATE COMPANY.

If one truly believes in a free market society (as I do), one would support their right to run their business as they please.

One can protest or use a different search engine, but Google has a right to do this. It’s disappointing, but they have a right. They’ll definitely lose customers because of this, but unfortunately they’ll survive.


22 posted on 06/29/2014 9:02:52 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: Kaslin

How to change the default search engines used by Firefox

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/software/3447281/edit-default-search-engines-on-firefox/


23 posted on 06/29/2014 9:10:55 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: cycjec

I use Bing.


24 posted on 06/29/2014 9:13:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Breitbart appears to be way off.

http://bearingarms.com/breaking-google-really-change-gun-advertising-policies/


25 posted on 06/29/2014 9:35:26 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

The world’s most private search engine

https://ixquick.com/


26 posted on 06/29/2014 9:42:48 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: MaxMax

I propose a law that will limit Google to operating one hour per day. Any further than that shall incur a fine of 1,000,000,000 per minute.


27 posted on 06/29/2014 10:05:53 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Kaslin

Who needs China to muzzle Google...


28 posted on 06/29/2014 11:28:54 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Kaslin
Wanna buy a Barrett M107? Click your choice:

Mountain View

Redmond

Moscow

29 posted on 06/29/2014 11:51:32 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: mrsmel

There is Dogpile.


30 posted on 06/30/2014 2:19:07 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Use Dogpile.


31 posted on 06/30/2014 2:45:41 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: R_Kangel
..... we need to use legal Psy-Ops against the opposition.

Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel.

32 posted on 06/30/2014 3:14:58 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: cycjec
so what do you use? I do use alternatives, such as are known to me, but I’m always interested in more

How do we know the 'alternatives' are not really Google® wearing a mask?

No one knows you're a dog on the 'net...

33 posted on 06/30/2014 3:17:02 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: cycjec
so what do you use? I do use alternatives, such as are known to me, but I’m always interested in more

How do we know the 'alternatives' are not really Google® wearing a mask?

No one knows you're a dog on the 'net...

34 posted on 06/30/2014 3:25:12 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie
The account known as 'ELSIE' has been terminated.





35 posted on 06/30/2014 3:27:23 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Kaslin

“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”

There is not a single liberal that knows the difference between a hammer and a screwdriver.


36 posted on 06/30/2014 3:31:34 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Kaslin

soooo,
just do not use google.


37 posted on 06/30/2014 4:54:52 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: mrsmel

Duck duck go. No tracking and great search engine


38 posted on 06/30/2014 11:53:48 AM PDT by Rainbird352
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To: cycjec

IxQuick
DuckDuckGo
Bing
StartPage
Qwant

I’m sure there’s more.


39 posted on 06/30/2014 1:50:39 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: jsanders2001
Time for a new search engine giant.

Agreed.

40 posted on 06/30/2014 1:52:19 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: Kaslin

I’ve been using Bing more and more. This makes it simpler.


41 posted on 06/30/2014 3:24:11 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Tagline deleted at the request of an offended FReeper.)
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To: Biggirl

I used to use that site. Kind of forgot all about it.
Thanks for the reminder.

What I like about ixqick is that they don’t record any user information, as far as I know, unless you search for something highly illegal (I’d guess).


42 posted on 06/30/2014 6:27:34 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: OneWingedShark

*** thank you ***

often I’m on lynx I forgot several of the ones you named.


43 posted on 06/30/2014 10:41:21 PM PDT by cycjec
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To: cycjec

You’re welcome.


44 posted on 06/30/2014 10:47:42 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: Kaslin

VIDEO: Man Uses 3D Printer To Make Handgun: GUN COMPLETED WITH PARTS ORDERED ONLINE
http://spacecoastdaily.com/2014/07/video-man-uses-3d-printer-to-make-handgun/


45 posted on 07/06/2014 10:43:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Kaslin

- Hmmmmm -

…married Google exec with 5 kids is given fatal heroin overdose by a prostitute who previously allegedly did the same to another “John”…

- Hey Bloomberg - have we got the perfect lady for you!


46 posted on 07/10/2014 9:27:23 PM PDT by devolve (-Tell VLADIMER after my ERECTION I have more 90% more FLEXIBILITY - pre-1899 Colt SAA frames needed)
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