Google Ads Launches Anti Second Amendment Campaign

Google Ads Launches Campaign Against Second Amendment
Conner Drigotas | @cddrigotas

Google Ads, the world’s largest ad delivery platform, has now taken a stand against the Second Amendment.

In their updated terms of service, emailed to all program participants on September 30, 2019, Google Ads announced that they will be throttling ad revenue to pages that relate to “Guns, gun parts, and related accessories.”

As a result, gun-related websites that rely on ad traffic will see decreased revenue.

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71R’s Conner Drigotas on the Coalition Talk Radio with Pat Ford

Conner Drigotas | connerdrigotas.com

71Republic Contributor Conner Drigotas appeared on The Coalition Talk Radio with Pat Ford to discuss new media outlets like 71Republic. He argues that social media is in the process of decentralization. However, this will result in more unhealthy echo chambers. Outlets that promote dialogue and debate, like 71Republic, are essential to our national cohesion.

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Overly Complex Federal Law Could Make Us All Felons

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Conner Drigotas | connerdrigotas.com

I have never been imprisoned. I have never been arrested. But I am probably a felon, and so are you. There are so many laws, too many for even the government to count, and the punishment for being a felon is crushing.

Some felonies might sound scarily familiar: taking a sick day when you aren’t sick, telling your friends about a bad company, or getting lost in the woods.

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The Eight Flawed Factors Used to Red Flag Your Gun Rights

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Conner Drigotas | connerdrigotas.com

From local officials to members of Congress to the President of the United States, plans are in motion to make Emergency Risk Protection Orders (ERPO’s), commonly called Red Flag Laws, the national norm.

An ERPO order allows for the confiscation by force of all firearms an individual owns. An individual served with an ERPO would lose their firearms for a period between three months and one year.

In Pennsylvania, Red Flag Laws are under serious consideration: even the state’s Republican Senator, Pat Toomey, supports them. In a recent article for the Pennsylvania Post, reporter Ed Mahon listed the eight factors a “judge or hearing officer would be required to weigh” when issuing an ERPO. Each has problems, but taken together they amount to one fact: without committing any crime, ERPO’s allow a judge or hearing officer to strip American citizens of a fundamental and constitutional right.

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Gun Control Is Dead, And So Is the Debate

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Conner Drigotas | connerdrigotas.com

We live in a post gun control world, and most of us don’t even know it. The current debate over gun control is simply a waste of time. The modern gun ownership landscape is misunderstood by the lawmakers, and by most of the media discussing it. We all want to decrease gun violence, but it feels like the solutions are all the same.

In the wake of national tragedy in Texas and Ohio, we have seen more of the same talking points from all the same talking heads: Common sense gun control. Mandatory buyback programs. Red flag laws. Bans on assault weapons.

There are deep flaws in each of these, but more importantly, none of these are realistic. We need to look at other solutions because guns are here, and they are here to stay. 

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