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Youtube Bans Gun Demo Videos From Platform

The social justice crusade of Susan Diane Wojcicki continues — this time targeting evil gun owners.

In spite of guns being legal in America, providing you have a license, Youtube is banning all videos that show rural fuckheads firing their guns. Understand something redneck hillbilly bastards, your days are numbered and the coastal elite are coming for you. We will strip you of your guns, pistol whip your faces off, and then imprison you for life.

YouTube will ban videos that promote or link to websites selling firearms and accessories, including bump stocks, which allow a semi-automatic rifle to fire faster. Additionally, YouTube said it will prohibit videos with instructions on how to assemble firearms. The video site, owned by Alphabet Inc.’s Google, has faced intense criticism for hosting videos about guns, bombs and other deadly weapons.

For many gun-rights supporters, YouTube has been a haven. A current search on the site for “how to build a gun” yields 25 million results, though that includes items such as toys. At least one producer of gun videos saw its page suspended on Tuesday. Another channel opted to move its videos to an adult-content site, saying that will offer more freedom than YouTube.

“We routinely make updates and adjustments to our enforcement guidelines across all of our policies,” a YouTube spokeswoman said in a statement. “While we’ve long prohibited the sale of firearms, we recently notified creators of updates we will be making around content promoting the sale or manufacture of firearms and their accessories.”

YouTube has placed greater restrictions on content several times in the past year, responding to a series of issues with inappropriate and offensive videos. Most of those changes involved pulling ads from categories of videos. Google is more reluctant to remove entire videos from YouTube, but has been willing to do so with terrorism-related content.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation, a gun industry lobbying group, called YouTube’s new policy “worrisome.”

“We suspect it will be interpreted to block much more content than the stated goal of firearms and certain accessory sales,” the foundation said in a statement. “We see the real potential for the blocking of educational content that serves instructional, skill-building and even safety purposes. Much like Facebook, YouTube now acts as a virtual public square. The exercise of what amounts to censorship, then, can legitimately be viewed as the stifling of commercial free speech.”

The new YouTube policies will be enforced starting in April, but at least two video bloggers have already been affected. Spike’s Tactical, a firearms company, said in a post on Facebook that it was suspended from YouTube due to “repeated or severe violations” of the video platform’s guidelines.

“Well, since we’ve melted some snowflakes on YouTube and got banned, might as well set IG and FB on fire!,” Spike’s wrote on Facebook, where it has over 111,000 followers, referring to the social network and its Instagram app. A YouTube spokeswoman said the channel has been reinstated after it was mistakenly removed.

InRange TV, another channel devoted to firearms, wrote on its Facebook page that it would begin uploading videos to PornHub, an adult content website.

“YouTube’s newly released released vague and one-sided firearms policy makes it abundantly clear that YouTube cannot be counted upon to be a safe harbor for a wide variety of views and subject matter,” InRange TV wrote. “PornHub has a history of being a proactive voice in the online community, as well as operating a resilient and robust video streaming platform.” PornHub didn’t immediately return a request for comment on the matter.

Youtube feels it has a responsibility to the public to restrict information from appearing on its network because said information could be used for malevolent purposes. This is a very slippery slope, but I am sure Susan Wojcicki is smart enough and good enough to be America’s Mother, protecting her children from the evils of the world that infiltrate us via gun videos.

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23 comments

  1. gappingandyapping
    gappingandyapping

    Who is required to have a license to own a gun? Down here in non-socialist land we have nothing of the such, its only where people can’t control themselves do such things exist.

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    • Dr. Fly

      Here in the north east, guns are illegal.

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      • ferd

        Not all of the northeast.

        In MA, I had a concealed carry ..very rare and tough to get. Moved to even more socialist Vermont two years ago ..and the first time I bought shells I was surprised to find that there was no id, no nothing needed – other than money.

        Most everyone outside of Bernie’s Burlington has guns here ..yet the lowest violent crime rate in the nation. Our guns are friendly.

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        • traderconfessions
          traderconfessions

          Concealed carry is for pussies…

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          • sarcrilege

            LOL. You never disclosed you’re marching around your kitchen in your underwear w/ an AR15/AK47 (or similar) over your shoulder and/or a S&W resting in a low hanging holster.

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          • traderconfessions
            traderconfessions

            Dude.. keep your sexual fantasies to yourself.

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          • i_am_nemo

            You must be a very large, powerful man. Concealed carry is an equalizer. Especially for the weaker sex.

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    • sarcrilege

      Second Amendment is inapplicable to Indian tribes. There’s only a few tribes that rotect the right to bear arms — Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and the Nottaweseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi constitutionally protect the right, whereas the Navajo Nation includes the right to bear arms in its statutory
      Bill of Rights, 15 which functions similarly to a constitutional
      provision.
      https://tinyurl.com/ybdlgywp

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      • gappingandyapping
        gappingandyapping

        Luckily my tribe honors the constitution and all state issued CCW permits as well as open carry.

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  2. Cricket

    If this is to be applied fairly, YT must also ban Hollywood/Netflix/Prime/Fox etc etc movie/TV trailers that display guns as well. Basically everything the MSM produces.

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    • gappingandyapping
      gappingandyapping

      That is a very good point. Don’t forget video games too.

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  3. Cricket

    The only thing left to watch on YT will be clips of Stormy’s TaTas from 60 minutes. No thank you. Bye Bye GoogleYouTube.

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  4. indie

    Drain the swamp!

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  5. sarcrilege

    You need to understand that these filthy jewish bolsheviks masquerading as pacifists are criminals belonging to the mass media cartel which is a subpart of the larger jewish run global criminal mafia. Do yourself a favor and understand how the pyramid works,
    https://tinyurl.com/y8kz5c7h

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  6. infinitezuul

    Break up Google. Break up Facebook. Regulate Twitter. Break up Amazon.

    Private Companies my ass. They are monopolies that work together to create impossible to climb barriers to entry. They are the market. Break them up.

    And any regulation should be tantamount to “If we see you censoring, you will get a gigantic fine.”

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  7. TJWP

    That must be why cities like Chicago and Baltimore are such safe havens and not thirdworldesque shitholes. Those clever Northern folk really know how to run cities.

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  8. moonshot

    What if the trading opportunities? Don’t gun manufacturers see massive spikes in sales every time the gun control nuts come out in force?

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  9. moonshot

    I even saw a 4chan post from a supposed google employee claiming he is part of a group who develops AI social media bots to sway public and political opinion and push Google’s political agenda. Bots on Twitter, Facebook, etc. will detect a gun control thread and jump in with their gun control narrative, and then a swarm of other bots will chime in agreeing and liking the narrative to swing public opinion and momentum.

    He specifically said they are doing it with gun control right now.

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  10. stringtheory

    Just cancelled my youtube Red sub…that’s about the 3rd subscription I’ve cancelled due to companies trying to be shitbird activists. I’m not a gun nut and don’t own any, but I won’t be giving my money to companies that pull stunts like this. I just hope Amazon doesn’t start being an activist. It would be hard to give up that convenience.

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  11. cancel19

    Guess the YT head bitch wanna make us all conforming pussies watching kitty cat videos. LOL dream on!

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  12. oldmantrader

    With all of the censorship being offered up by the likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube etc I am surprised that viable competitors have not come forward. I think Gab is a competitor to twittter. Maybe Trump can close his twitter account out and move to Gab.
    Then all of the reporters of course would follow. The number of users dropping would definitely get their attention.

    Just a thought.

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    • Cricket

      Youtube’s revenue has been increasing, but they are reportedly losing money. Now important traffic feeders like Facebook and Twitter are implementing their own services. My guess is that in 5 years YT will have transitioned to some form of subscription service (or a hybrid) with professionally produced commercial content that can compete with the likes of Netflix and Prime.

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