I remember a while back having a discussion with someone after the 2020 election about social media platforms silencing their users. That person was totally okay with social media platforms silencing individuals because they’re a “private business.”
On one hand, I agree that a business should be able to run itself however it wants. On the other hand, social media companies continually cross the fine line that skews their private owner status.
I believe they gave that status up a long time ago as we see over and again that the social giants acquiesce to the political demands made by leftists.
Social media silences users on behalf of government:
One of the ways this is constantly skewed is when they work on the behalf of politicians who make demands to silence certain groups of people.
More and more companies have been doing things that violate the rights of the People, and it has to stop.
Because, while a private company can run however it wants, the moment it starts doing the bidding of the government, it is no longer a private company running how it pleases. Instead, it is an arm of the government violating the First Amendment.
We’ve seen it on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and the rest.
Read: How social media posts can land you in jail
Politicians request YT videos be banned:
The most recent iteration of this comes in the form of a letter that a few anti-gun democrats sent over to YouTube asking for certain videos to be removed.
The videos in question were a handful about making guns from 80% and other completions. We all know that YouTube is incredibly anti-gun. While they have walked back some of their restrictions due to algorithm updates, they are known to be anti-freedom.
There is no disputing this because most of the gun channels out there have experienced it firsthand on more than one occasion.
For example, my channel has been monetized and demonetized four different times, and I still get random videos that won’t allow me to monetize on a regular basis, for no apparent reason.
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The problem with this is threefold, as far as I can tell.
- It has always been legal to manufacture your own guns in your own house. You just can’t sell them when you’re done. When it’s your gun you have to keep it, or destroy it when you’re done with it (per the modern asinine law, which wasn’t always the case). When I say it has always been legal, I mean that Paul Revere Made cannons and it was considered as normal colonial behavior to make your own arms if you had the skill to do so. It is a tradition that goes back at least that far, and further.
- Free speech is a thing. A very important thing, in fact. It’s so important that the founders decided to make it the First Amendment. The government cannot silence the people. It really is that simple. People seem to be okay with it because they’re using a private company to do the silencing. Only, it’s not okay. They’re attacking free speech, and it doesn’t matter how they do it. Those democrats are traitors to the People.
- The right to keep and bear arms is another very important thing that is foundational to the rights of all Americans. This one is so important that they made it number 2 on the list. For them to say that we cannot manufacture our own guns is technically an infringement of that right because we have the right to keep and bear arms. Seriously? How are people so stupid that this doesn’t make sense?
Something that politicians seem to have forgotten along the years, is that the Constitution is a document that limits the government’s ability to hurt its citizens. The Bill of Rights was put in place to protect the People, not limit them in any way.
At some point in time politicians have forgotten that simple fact. And, as we all know, facts don’t care about feelings.
Speaking about facts, we have the next gem.
Ghost guns rarely contribute to crime:
The indisputable fact that is inconvenient for these anti-gun and anti-freedom politicians is that so called “ghost guns” have been found to very rarely contribute to crime.
Yes, they are sometimes used to hurt people. I get that. But they aren’t used anywhere near as often as they make it seem. And there are reasons for this.
First and foremost, finishing a gun, while simple, is not actually easy to do correctly. In fact, I stopped trying to make them because I screwed them all up to the point where they didn’t work when I was done and I had to destroy them.
Well, I made one that sort of worked. But it was not reliable and was so bad that I would never trust my life to it.
So, it makes zero sense for the criminal who has even less mechanical ability than I do to go through multiple attempts at making a gun work right when he could just go steal someone else’s gun.
Can it be done? Yes, absolutely. Is it cost effective when you just want to hurt people? Probably not. But, then again, I don’t think like a criminal.
By the time he’s done buying and screwing up parts he could have just saved his hold up money and bought something else with it.
Here is a link to the letter they sent to YouTube.
Let me know what you think about this nonsense in the comments below.