“Beginning in September, Google plans to block firearm, ammunition, and gun accessory ads,” breitbart.com reports, forgetting to mention the policy only affects Google AdWords. And that they’re proposed plans. Anyway, “According to Google Support’s Dangerous Products or Services page, the company ‘won’t allow the promotion of some products or services that cause damage, harm, or injury.'” Some? But not others? The guns & parts section bans AdWord ads for . . .
“functional devices that appear to discharge a projectile at high velocity, whether for sport, self-defense, or combat.” Appear to? Talk about setting a low bar. Also verboten: “any part or component that’s necessary to the function of a gun or intended for attachment to a gun” including “gun scopes, ammunition, ammunition clips or belts.”
FWIW Google won’t let firearms websites use AdWords. I’m thinking there ain’t gonna be any change there. [h/t DrVino]