TTAG reader Mike writes:
“I was roped into taking my wife to our local (central Florida) Kohls department store today. While my wife shopped I searched for and ultimately found a cozy spot and proceeded to fire up my laptop. My first internet stop was TTAG of course. What??? Can’t be!!! Your TTAG domain is blocked on Kohls’ complimentary Wi-Fi due to gun content. My waiting time was ruined. Yet another reason to despise Kohls. Just thought I would pass this info along in case one of your wordsmiths gets bored.” Many public Internet providers have a blanket policy blocking “weapons-related” websites, including TTAG. If you come across a ban, please email the provider a polite protest. [Cut and paste version after the jump.] It’s not about our bottom line; the bans don’t have a significant impact on our readership stats. It’s about your gun rights. Thank you . . .
I recently attempted to access the website www.thetruthaboutguns.com at XXXXX while using your free Internet service. Your service blocked access to this site.
The Truth About Guns (TTAG) is a pro-Second Amendment website exploring the ethics, morality, business, politics, culture, technology, practice, strategy, dangers and fun of guns. It does NOT encourage or enable any illegal activity. As people who do not wish to read TTAG will not enter it into their browser, there is no good reason to block this website.
I respectfully request that you reconsider your blanket ban on and allow users to access www.thetruthaboutguns.com and all other pro-Second Amendment websites at XXXX. If you can’t honor this request, I would appreciate an official explanation for this decision.
Thank you for your consideration.