A search for ‘guns’ (including water guns) on Google’s shopping page returns bupkis

A search for ‘guns’ (including water guns) on Google’s shopping page returns bupkis

Bupkis, for the uninitiated, is Yiddish for “nothing.”

Last evening, Ted Slater of our tech support team, emailed us this heads-up:

Go to the Google Shopping page:


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Type in anything related to guns or gun brands. There will be no search results. Nothing for gun, handgun, shotgun, ar-15, ar15, sig sauer, rifle, etc. I do see that you can search for ruger and a few others that Google’s engineers must have missed.

If you type anything else — missile, rocket, grenade — you’ll get search results.

Peculiar that Google is specifically disallowing search results for items protected by on 2nd Amendment.

Since that time, Breitbart has picked up the scent, and is now reporting that the search page has eliminated results for any product that contains the word gun in it, including the band “Guns and Roses” and even the color “burgundy” from its shopping section. (Since that article went to press, the Google elves have been back to work rectifying the hypercorrection, which means you can once again shop for Guns and Roses t-shirts, though not albums.

A few other banned terms have been restored, such as sig sauer.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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