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Thoughts on Youtube's new gun policy?

Erik Haar

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I personally think it's a pretty stupid move on Youtube's part, and I think there will be quite a bit of backlash from it. Their new policies on guns are:
  • Intends to sell firearms or certain firearms accessories through direct sales (e.g., private sales by individuals) or links to sites that sell these items. These accessories include but may not be limited to accessories that enable a firearm to simulate automatic fire or convert a firearm to automatic fire (e.g., bump stocks, Gatling triggers, drop-in auto sears, conversion kits), and high capacity magazines (i.e., magazines or belts carrying more than 30 rounds).
  • Provides instructions on manufacturing a firearm, ammunition, high capacity magazine, homemade silencers/suppressors, or certain firearms accessories such as those listed above. This also includes instructions on how to convert a firearm to automatic or simulated automatic firing capabilities.
  • Shows users how to install the above-mentioned accessories or modifications.
Let's be honest; Youtube is gonna go much farther than this. They won't stop at instructional videos or advertisements. They're gonna go on to banning any video that shows a gun in a positive light, especially the infamous "Assault Rifle Mark One-Five." Also, what about videos that demonstrate simple gun maintenance, like cleaning and repair videos? Are they going to classify those under "manufacturing/assembly" simply because you need to put the damn thing back together after you take it apart and clean it? What of channels that show larger guns, such as Pak's and Howitzers, and old tank barrels? Are they gonna ban those in case someone tries to shoot up a school with a 155mm? The shooter probably cants even pick up a shell, much less turn the winch to aim it. From what I've heard, a popular gun youtube has already moved to Pornhub. I visit E6 far more than I visit PornHub, but we'll see if that changes soon.
 

Zashisuru

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If Murdoch would have his way every video on YouTube would fall under "offensive or hate speech" just because he doesn't like how big google is. (Murdoch is the one who owns the Wall Street Journal and many other news publications that have been ripping YouTube's ad system apart as of late).
 

Argus Mcloud

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It is death by a thousand cuts.
Every restriction youtube outs up is merely less contebt for viewers, who eventually will get squeezed out for content and move to another platform.
 

Blade Maverick

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"Intends to sell firearms or certain firearms accessories through direct sales (e.g., private sales by individuals) or links to sites that sell these items." Well shit, there goes advertisement income for youtube....morons......

"Provides instructions on manufacturing a firearm, ammunition, high capacity magazine, homemade silencers/suppressors, or certain firearms accessories such as those listed above. This also includes instructions on how to convert a firearm to automatic or simulated automatic firing capabilities." Ah, so I can't look up how to properly make a gun, and potentially NOT kill myself in the process.....good to know.

This is stupid, some people's jobs are revolved around guns, what happens if the US military makes a video showing how to train soldiers in basic fire training? Ban that video? What about if I want to watch the creation and assembly of a tank, ban those videos? This is getting to communist levels of censorship, and I don't like it.