We know the left hates guns. We also know that tech companies tend to lean very far to the left. You can safely assume that these companies are spending huge sums of money on anti-gun lobbying, but as long as the American people continue to speak loudly with their votes, lobbying won’t make much headway in Congress.
The problem is that these companies can do a lot more than just lobby, and they do. These are the efforts of some of the top tech companies in the world to inhibit your 2nd Amendment rights.
It’s hard to say which tech company is the most overtly anti-gun, but Facebook is certainly trying to take that crown. For many years, they have made headlines for their obvious bias and thinly veiled efforts to curb gun sales and pro-gun conversations. This has grown to a new height in the past month when they announced an update to their advertising policy.
Before the change, Facebook already banned paid advertisements that included any type of firearm or ammunition sale. They also required any gun-related ads to only target consumers over the age of 18. That latter factor isn’t the biggest problem since most sales can’t be done under the age of 18 anyways.
With all that in mind, here are the changes. Facebook is now banning all advertisements for accessories that link to firearms. This includes optics, holsters and magazines. Even more extreme, it includes any belts made by tactical gear outfitters and the like. Let that sink in. Facebook is banning ads for belts because they’re so anti-gun.
The only reason Facebook isn’t the undisputed champion of anti-gunness is because Google still exists. In case you missed it, they thoroughly embarrassed themselves earlier this year by killing searches and links to anything that sold “guns.” Pay attention to the quote marks. Google’s efforts ultimately prevented consumers for searching for water guns, glue guns and even the Indianapolis Colts.
They faced their chagrin and fixed part of the problem, but it highlighted their true effort. They are using their power within the internet to prevent Americans from finding and making legal firearms-related purchases. They aren’t just anti-gun. They’re anti tactical equipment and self-defense in general.
Of course, that’s actually the smaller half of Google’s accomplishments in the field. Their even more infamous efforts are all on YouTube. For a few years now, they have been systematically flagging, demonetizing and outright banning all gun advocates. At this point, you’d be hard pressed to find a single pro-gun content provider who is still capable of receiving ad revenue.
Of course, this witch hunt has almost exclusively targeted law-abiding citizens who have never once breached YouTube’s terms and conditions. This is a simple case of Google pushing their own political agenda on the masses.
The third name in the heading should make this obvious. Name changes and consolidation aside, Comcast is the single largest provider of internet services in the United States. Holding such a position of power, they, like the companies above, have abused their station to try and prevent users from finding links to gun retailers. They ban any and all advertisements that can be linked to guns, and they flag and track gun-related web activity. This is not something law enforcement has asked them to do. They take it upon themselves to build a digital database of gun sales and activity. If that doesn’t chill you to the bone, nothing will.
These are just the top three tech companies participating in the game. Even companies that want to stay out of the fray are being dragged into partisan politics by the extreme left. Amazon, for instance has tried really hard to remain neutral on the topic, which is a reasonable approach for a giant retailer. Unfortunately, they’ve been forced by injunctions and leftist pressure to pull more than a handful of firearm retailers. Still, we can at least acknowledge their refusal to completely capitulate and devolve to virtue signaling.
Ultimately, these companies wield a lot of influence, and they are devoted to using that influence to make it harder for you to find and buy firearms. They don’t care about the law, and they resent your God-given rights. As every instructor will constantly remind you, your best defense against these nefarious efforts is to stay vigilant.
~ American Gun News