Google, Big Obama Donors, Bans Firearm Accessory Sales in Ads

Second Amendment, Schmecond Amendment. Google wants you to know that it is thinking of your “safety” as it announces that it has banned anything to do with firearms on its Google Shopping service. That’s what they’ve told HamLund Tactical, a Texas-based company that deals in ammunition and firearms accessories, anyway. Further, firearms customers have recently found that Google Shopping won’t give them any search results for firearm-related products anymore even though the change over isn’t supposed to fully take effect until July 1.

The folks at HamLund Tactical posted the letter they received from Google on a gun enthusiast’s message board called 68forums. In that letter, Google informs dealers in firearm accessories and ammunition that they will no longer be allowed to sell their wares through the Google service.

Starting July 1 Google has implemented the new policy, HamLund was informed. “We do not allow the promotion or sale of weapons and any related products such as ammunitions or accessory kits on Google Shopping. In order to comply with our new policies, please remove any weapon-related products from your data feed and then re-submit your feed in the Merchant Center,” the letter says.

This goes for knives as well as firearms and related products.

News of the Google decision ran through the firearms community and related Internet message boards and blogs like Obama going through campaign cash.

Speaking of campaign cash, Bill Vollono of Townhall thinks he might have an idea of just why Google has decided to ban sales of guns and accessories on Google Shopping. Google and its owners are huge Obama campaign donors not to mention recipients of Obama largesse.

Vollono notes that Google and its various employees and owners have donated over $608,000 to Obama’s reelection campaign.

Skeptics will point out that thus far, in his first four years in the Oval Office, Barack Obama has been absent on gun control issues. This point is a fair point to make, too.

Obama has surprised everyone concerned with the Second Amendment — both pro and con — with his near complete lack of interest in gun control issues even though for the very short time he was a State Senator in Chicago and a U.S. Senator in Washington he was one of the most virulently anti-Second Amendment pols around.

But that doesn’t mean he intends to stay mum on guns. Obama played this game smartly, after all. Second Amendment supporters have had the upper hand over the last decade and Obama knows this. Every state but one, for instance, now has some sort of shall issue law on the books and gun supporters have succeeded in taking the issue away from Democrats almost entirely. Few Dems mention gun control on the stump any more and only crime-ridden Chicago is still looking for sly, un-Constitutional ways to ban firearms.

As to the smart game he’s playing, Obama seems to have tried to set the stage for gun control in his second term. After all, Fast & Furious was supposed to be, in part, a gun control scheme. Obama and his politicized lackey at Justice, AG Eric Holder, intended to secretly ship thousands of American guns to Mexican narco-terrorists so that when they were used to kill Mexicans and Americans, Obama could then point to this rampant criminality and claim we need to clamp down on guns here in the USA to prevent the murderous reign due to “loose” American gun sales.

We can also look to his last open mike error to see his attitude on a multitude of issues. Once he’s past the need to worry about voter’s concerns, he can be “more flexible.” Consequently, we might easily expect Obama to once again become as zealous an anti-gun pol in his second term — after he no longer has to worry about elections — as he was in the lower offices he held.

And Google? They are just trying to anticipate their favorite President’s second term campaign against the Second Amendment.

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  • GarandFan

    It’s a private company. They can set their own policies, and suffer any consequences the buying public might offer in return. Like moving to other search engines.

  • SCSIwuzzy

    I don’t agree with their choices, but I have to concede that they are their choices to make.

  • Well, that’s a shame – but I tend to buy any firearms related stuff from Amazon anyhow…

  • jim_m

    They are entitled to make their own decisions. I make mine. I use Bing for my searches.

    • True, but they’ve undoubtedly pissed off quite a few people with this decision.

  • 914

    Well, Barry’s donors support running guns to Mexico but are Gung ho on banning internet sales. What do these 2 things have in common?

  • 914

    In other news, the worst President in history triples down on stoopid and taxes the American people into another universe.

    • jim_m

      I’m still in favor of taxing all foreigners living abroad.

      • jim_m

        You know, if we just taxed every man, woman and child on the face of the earth ~$2000 we could retire the entire National debt. I say why not?

  • ackwired

    NRA advises to buy more guns and ammo today because the government wants to take them away tomorrow.

    • jim_m

      The reality is that the government want to take them away today.

      • And 0bama’s Justice Department will kill as many foreign nationals and U. S. LEO’s to get that accomplished as they deem necessary.

    • 914

      ‘This’ government wanted to take them away yesterday..

    • Vagabond661

      correction. this government wants to sell them to the Mexican drug cartel.

      • 914

        ha ha ha ha

        • ackwired

          Most successful marketing campaign of the 20th century.

  • retired.military

    Looking at the comments on this thread exemplify the difference between right and left. The left scream and yell and piss and moan (take the donation cutoff to Planned parenthood from the foundation for instance). when something doesnt go their way.

    The right says “They are a private business. I shall just not do business with them because of X”

    • TomInCali

      Uh, except you ignore the fact that this entire post was one big scream, yell, piss, and moan from the right about how Google is going to violate the 2nd Amendment or something.

  • LiberalNitemare

    Just a few Interesting examples of the items that you can buy on Google because they are “safe”

    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&tbm=shop&q=water+bong&oq=water+bon&gs_l=products-cc.3..0l6j0i5l4.1895.4103.0.4489.11.9.1.1.1.0.81.569.9.9.0…0.0.hQG0kx73zgg

    Cleaned out the second one, before I get someone fired.

    • Dude. Okay, first off, your first link goes to “water bon” for some reason. And you gotta warn people about that second one. My internet filtering program went into conniptions when I clicked it.

      • LiberalNitemare

        Sorry – fixed it

  • So since Google also owns the Blogger service, how long until they ban gun-themed blogs?

    • jim_m

      They were more than happy to restrict the freedom of speech of their Chinese at the behest of their government, I am sure that the executive management of Google would be happy to sell our rights out if the right ideological pressure were applied.

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