Google Caught Selling Bump Stocks Via Google Shopping

Feb 26, 2018 • 7:51 am | comments (4) by | Filed Under Google Ads (AdWords)

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There has recently been a lot of talk around bump stocks since the Florida shooting, and even well before it, mostly about how the government has been dragging their feet in not blocking the sale of such devices. Bump stocks are used to make a semi-automatic rifle to mimic a fully automatic weapon.

The other day, if you did a search for [bump stock] in Google shopping, you were actually able to buy them. I was not able to replicate back then, nor am I now but it was confirmed to be an issue not just by the searcher but by Google's very own Danny Sullivan.

Here is a screen shot of what the searcher saw and posted on Twitter:

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When I search for it, I get nothing, which is what should be the case with Google's ad policies:

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Here are the tweets:

I am not sure how these snuck through, but I personally do not see them anymore.

I am glad Google does take these seriously and removes stuff from their search results which are against their policies.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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