This summer, Google will launch Google Shopping, which promises to be a new online shopping experience. But if you’re looking to buy guns, ammo or accessories, you’ll have to hunt elsewhere. Google won’t allow weapons or related products to be sold.
Previously known as Google Product Search, Google Shopping vows to deliver “the best answers for people searching for products and helping connect merchants with the right customers.” Companies must pay Google in order for their product to come up, but Google is making it clear that weapon suppliers are not allowed.
“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 site said in an email to HamLund Tactical.
Google added: “Our policies are often more restrictive than the law, because we need to be sure we can offer services that are legal and safe for all users.”