Google wants you to know that it is thinking of your "safety" as it announced that anything to do with firearms on its Google Shopping service is forbidden. 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 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.
HamLund was told that starting July 1 (today) Google has implemented the new policy. The letter says:
"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."
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 during his first four years in the Oval Office, Barack Obama has been absent on gun control issues.
But that doesn't mean he intends to stay mum on guns. 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 Democrats mention gun control on the stump and only crime-ridden Chicago is still looking for sly, un-Constitutional ways to ban firearms.
Obama appears to be setting the stage for gun control in his second term. Fast & Furious was supposed to be, in part, a gun control scheme. The Fast & Furious operation intended to ship secretly thousands of American guns to Mexican narco-terrorists. When those guns were used to kill Mexicans and Americans, the "evidence" of gun violence would support an effort to crack down on guns sales in the US.
However, once Obama doesn't need to worry about re-election, he'll can be "more flexible" on the second amendment. Consequently, we could see a more aggressive effort to restrict the right to keep and bear arms.
And Google? They are just trying to anticipate their favorite President's second term campaign against the Second Amendment.