Most crowdsourcing platforms ban anything and everything even peripherally related to guns. Here are some examples from the big guys:
Here’s one of the prohibitions from Kickstarter:
-Weapons, replicas of weapons, and weapon accessories.
Gofundme also excludes any campaign that includes:
-knives, explosives, ammunition, firearms, or other weaponry or accessories;
Right along the same lines, Indiegogo is a nono if you want to make something that goes on a weapon, they restrict:
-Weapons, ammunition, and related accessories
And this is exactly why Gun Dynamics was started in the first place. Read on:
Gun Dynamics® was formed out of the need to launch a revolutionary 1911 trigger and evolved into a calling against the hypocrisy that some in this great Nation of ours have towards the gun industry. Our intent is to create a place where gun-related entrepreneurs can freely launch their projects and gun enthusiasts can back and buy the latest technologies from companies large and small. We live in such a magical time where a good idea developed in someone’s garage can be the next big thing. The fact that gun-focused products can’t compete on mainstream crowdfunding sites, as other products, is a travesty, but at the same time, an opportunity. So as opposed to complaining, we here at GD got to doing. Over the next year, we will be rolling out a variety of gun-related content that we hope you will find enjoyable. If you have anything that you would like to see, please contact us.
Of course, just because it’s weapon-related doesn’t mean it’s awesome; you’ll find laughable products right alongside great ones like any other crowdsourced site–but it is someplace you can go if you have a widget you need funding for. There’s scant more American than starting a successful business from your basement, and Gun Dynamics at least gives you a chance.