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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Is Operation Choke Point Behind Google's "Increased" Restrictions on Firearms and Accessories?

Over the weekend Breitbart reported that Google was about to put forward increased restrictions on firearms, ammunition and firearm accessory ads.  Tom Gresham also mentioned it on his Gun Talk Radio program.  But as Sebastian and Bob Owens noted, these "increased" restrictions are not really much different than what they are already doing.  On Sunday night's broadcast of Armed American Radio, Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation wondered if Google's announcement of a policy change that isn't really a policy change is driven by Operation Choke Point.

For those not familiar with Operation Choke point, it is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Justice to put a whole host of industries, including firearms and ammunition manufacturers and retailers, on a "high-risk" list and urged banks to pay close attention to those industries.

So,  as Gottlieb asked, is Google making a big deal about it's policy change which isn't really a change in policy to make a point that it should not be targeted by Holder's DOJ goons?

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