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Some states say they have the right to dictate what you can carry and why, simply because you have chosen to live there. Now there seems to be a heated discussion about what your allowed to see. Thats right, pictures of "weapons" such as a SAK knife are no longer your choice to see LOL
Google Adwords has long taken the stand that folks that sell guns cannot advertise with them. Then it was companies that incorporated the word KNIFE in their business name. Yes even a site where we simply talk about them. Now they have come to the conclusion that anything outside of kitchen cutlery is deemed a "weapon". This is not in their search engine but in their ads, which effects a companies position in the line up of the search engine.
Don't not get me wrong, this is not about google as they are not the first company to take this stand. It is about the rising trend/panic happening. Free enterprise is what we are still striving to see happen in this country, how is it possible that an entire sector of entrepreneurs are being told their businesses and products are not worthy of being seen by the American public? Trust me, I know many dealers advertising freely in other countries and doing a good business in Europe. Is that what we wanted to see? US Companies bringing the manufacturing home to the USA only to be told they cannot advertise their wares here? Am I missing something?
WHERE DO WE TAKE THE FIGHT? HOW DO WE MAKE A STAND? These are private enterprises and cannot be forced to accept business. I understand that, I dont accept all that want to advertise here.
Anyone have the knowledge to start a search engine that does not rely on google for the searches? Plenty of money to be had out there if we can start one that is based on being able to advertise knives/guns freely without prejudice. Is that the answer to free enterprise? Do it ourselves?
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