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Google has decided to block all gun, ammunition and knife advertisements from their shopping channel. These changes are effective July 1, but have been going into practice, much earlier. A search on the shopping channel for the keyword, “firearms”, yields no results as of today.

Searches for ammunition or knives and a sampling of manufacturers’ names, likewise yielded no returns. However some products have slipped by the filter and are still in the channel’s inventory. It is only a matter of time before Google pits its deft army of offshore programmers against them, so this Examiner will not reveal any names.

Searches for firearms, knives and ammunition are still permitted on Google web search, but the advantage of the shopping channel allowed prospective buyers to compare prices on screen immediately. It is expected that rival search engines such as Bing and Yahoo will follow suit with their shopping channels.

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