My YouTube channel just received a warning that one of my videos has violated their firearms content policy terms. The video in question is one that had a demonstration on the SHOT Show 2020 show floor from a company called Defense Distributed.
The above screenshot is from an email that the company sent to me. They said that the video violated their policy.
To be clear, I never linked to the company website, which is a violation of their firearms content rules, nor did I attempt to sell them for the company.
The video was merely a demo on the Ghost Gunner 3, and how it worked.
Here is more of the email:
They’re going after ghost guns:
It should be no surprise that they, and when I say “they” I mean anti-gun law makers and their cronies in big tech, are going after ghost guns.
The simple fact that the average criminal would rather just steal a gun and lacks the ability and/or intelligence to make his own makes zero difference.
So why are they doing it? Because it’s low-hanging fruit and it’s easy for them to lie about the numbers.
My stance on this:
YouTube is incredibly anti-gun and anti-freedom so this is no surprise to me, and is not the first time they’ve taken issue with my content, though never to the point of removal. Though, something like half of my video content has been permanently demonetized for no reason.
I’ve bent over backwards trying to comply with their rules, to the point where I no longer even upload videos minus those that are recorded at SHOT Show.
And now it seems that even those aren’t safe from their monopolized holding over video content platforms.
Only time will tell what else they take issue with.
Two videos were ultimately removed.
Sadly, the one video was removed by them, and I ended up pulling down the other one from 2022 because it was just a matter of time before they did it, and I’d rather remove my content on my own terms than be stripped of it, punished for a second violation, and have my YouTube channel removed entirely.
That said, citizens making their own firearms has always been a right of the People within the United States, and is a tradition that goes back before our Nation’s founding.
To be clear, I will always support the right of the American People to keep arms, bear them wherever the hell they want, and make them in the comfort of their own home if they have the capability to safely do so.
It seems like the ability to buy the stuff to make an 80% gun is going away, along with the tradition of building your own guns at all. Sad days ahead.