The Google-owned video hosting giant YouTube announced on Wednesday that some previously allowed firearm content would be banned from the site, putting the future of popular firearms content creators in jeopardy.
From Conservative Tribune:
For the moment, the change is mostly focused on accessories like bump stocks and high capacity magazines, even though those are currently legal at the federal level and in many states.
“YouTube will ban videos that promote or link to websites selling firearms and accessories, including bump stocks,” reported Bloomberg News.
One of the biggest problems is the vagueness of the new guidelines. For instance, popular YouTube creators like Hickok45 often mention sponsors or acknowledge gun stores who have provided firearms and accessories to be reviewed. These partnerships would seemingly be off limits under the new rules, but nobody seems to know for sure.
YouTube’s official restrictions do not shed much light on what is allowed and what is prohibited. As an example, the rules define “high capacity magazines” as “carrying more than 30 rounds,” and then declare that they will ban any video which “shows users how to install the above-mentioned accessories.”
Will a video that simply shows a 33-round magazine being inserted into a firearm violate the rule? How about a 50 round drum magazine?
Remember, such magazines are legal federally, and fairly common … yet simply putting a legally-owned magazine into a legally-owned firearm would apparently be banned under the new rule.
While we are watching, the left is coming in and they are taking our guns. At this point, maybe not physically, but it’s slowly happening. The ball is rolling in that direction, and it needs to be stopped.