Full Censorship, YouTube’s Purge Of “Gun Videos” Begins

YouTube, the video streaming and upload service owned by Google, is going after lawful gun owners and companies by taking down channels. The company argues videos of individuals shooting firearms violates terms of agreement and promotes violence.

This week, YouTube went after Florida based AR-15 manufacturer Spike’s Tactical and terminated their channel without warning.

But it turns out, Spike’s Tactical isn’t alone and a number of firearms companies and channels owned by Second Amendment enthusiasts have been banned.

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“YouTube’s announcement this week of a new firearms content policy is troubling.  We suspect it will be interpreted to block much more content than the stated goal of firearms and certain accessory sales.  Especially worrisome is the potential for blocking educational content that serves an instructional and skill-building purpose.  YouTube’s policy announcement has also served to invite political activists to flood their review staff with complaints about any video to which they may proffer manufactured outrage,” NSSF released in a statement

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