Google Censors Guns, Removes Shopping Results

Authored by Douglas Stewart via,

It appears that Google may have silently joined the ranks of one side of the gun control debate.

On February 26, Twitter users LADowd and Xavier Dreyman noticed that results in the most-used search engine in the world were returning nothing in the “Shopping” tab when any query included a gun part, model, or manufacturer.

His first result was for the rather broad term of “rifle scope”. This netted zero results while providing just two sponsored results below the main search. Curiosity must’ve taken over and he continued on looking for “remington razor” which also netted a whopping 0 results. Turns out, the problem was that Remington is most known for firearms.

Twitter users became even more curious. Myself and others decided to test this and any shopping result for anything related to “Remington”, “Glock”, and “Colt” turns up nothing. Twitter user “Stigcicle” found a more concise list that includes censoring “Steyr”, an Australian town has the misfortune of sharing the name with a gun manufacturer. This includes shopping for parts for your Dodge Colt; if you still have one it is likely in need of many parts anyway.

In order to verify, I took a video of the search results to confirm. Sure enough, it returns 0 results.

In the wake of the Marjory Douglas Stoneman shooting that left 17 dead, renewed calls for gun control are center stage. So are the demands for consumers to boycott the NRA; companies that have business relationships are also facing mounting pressure from consumers and activists.

However, Google’s actions in the wake of the this tragedy are not a surprise given the company’s known political stances. What is surprising is the action was taken in silence. In a time when so many are proud to announce their disagreements with the NRA, one cant help but wonder if this is Google’s way of testing the waters. After all, if it backfires, they can easily claim it was the mistake of some unaccountable department with nameless employees. If it wins, they claim victory. It almost looks strategic.


sonoftx 2ndamendment Tue, 02/27/2018 - 20:05 Permalink

I have been looking at buying a LaRue Tactical MSR for quite some time. After the new year looking more seriously. I have been to their website numerous times over the last 6 weeks. This weekend I searched LaRue Tactical and there was no link. NO link. At first I though that I needed to send them an email that something was wrong with their website. Before I did this I went into history and and BAM ther was LaRue Tactical. Nothing wrong with their website. 

It might not BS now but this weekend it was true. There was no way from GOOGLE to connect with LaRue. I have not tried today. 

The search results are not as refined on DDG but it is time to change.

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DillyDilly The_Dude Tue, 02/27/2018 - 15:55 Permalink

Mine too... but lo & behold, I'm not a commie!


But fuck me if I don't have an admirable stash of 7.62×39mm Eastern European made rounds in chocolate brown tin boxes, just waiting for the sardine can key to open if the government that's supposed to 'REPRESENTIN' me decides to go full Zion retard...


The same stash of 762X51's have had mixed results firing from .308 Winchesters... But I guess I'll take it if TSHTF...


Anyway ~  Nuff said... I don't need no fucking JOOGLE anymore because I saw this coming a long time ago...


At 100 yards ~ You do the math

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WillyGroper NoDebt Tue, 02/27/2018 - 15:52 Permalink

i have to wonder exactly what yt's community guidelines really are.

so, folks channels bonked left, right & center.

gun related censorship, yet they have no qualms whatsoevah of literally showing a guy shooting a watermelon...not with the 1 for killing but the 1 for fun.

upside down world indeed.


on another note, where is earacheschitt hiding?

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Chupacabra-322 NoDebt Tue, 02/27/2018 - 15:56 Permalink

@ NoDebt,


No worries.  Been watching Old Hickok45 for years. 


Sure I’ll watch him again on another platform like


I’ll use as I’ve have for well over five years to search for him.


Then get my news from Sibel Edmonds at


Alternative Systems will be their downfall.  

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HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 Chupacabra-322 Tue, 02/27/2018 - 16:32 Permalink

I agree. They must beleive their own PR. What is that saying, never smoke or use the drugs you are selling? Same thing! I remember Netscape and My Space. Long gone. Like they taught us: creative destruction.

There is only one rule when it comes to entertainment: never, ever insult your audience. Google and YouTube failed to understand that rule. They will pay the price. Same for the freaks and perverts in Hollyweird. Oh well. Not my fucking problem as they will not get one thin dime from me.

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