Tim Harmsen of YouTube’s Military Arms Channel writes: YouTube has recently began a campaign of directly attacking content creators they do not agree with philosophically or politically. Firearms channels have been one of the hardest hit by these rapidly changing “policies” . . .
YouTube’s new firearms specific policies are above. The Do No Harm media company’s widened their prohibition from anyone posting video that sell certain scary (to them) firearms-related accessories to anyone who . .
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.
YouTube informed me that the media giant defines a “high capacity magazine” as any magazine that holds more than 30 rounds. And yes, any video that simply shows a bump fire stock or “high capacity magazine” is “showing users how to install” one.
YouTube reps have told content creators that the new rules will be applied retroactively. We have 30 days to comply. (A change from the previous bump stock video ban that was implemented without warning, leading to dozens of gun channel bans.)
This will force us to delete all of our videos that do not comply with their new regulations. In my case this covers 10 years of work. I have hundreds of videos will be deemed no longer suitable for YouTube.
I have to remove every video that shows a magazine capable of accepting more than 30 rounds and every video showing the installation of a legal silencer on a firearm or my channel will be deleted by Google.
The likelihood of me accidentally missing some of these videos in my forced purge of content is very high. If I miss three and one or more of their 10,000+ moderators — many hired from the left-leaning, anti-gun rights Southern Poverty Law Center — will catch them.
If so, YouTube will issue three account strikes. The Military Arms channel will be permanently removed. I will forever be banned from the YouTube platform.
The new regulations are clearly designed to force firearms channels off of YouTube.
The anti gunners in charge of the world’s first and second most popular search engines know that pro-gun rights social media voices are loud and strong. They need to silence us because we have the power to stop their political agenda.
Editor’s note: The Military Arms Channel currently welcomes over 690k subscribers. You can also find MAC’s work and the videos of other pro-gun videographers on www.full30.com.
Mr.Harmsen respectfully requests you click here to get to the YouTube policy page, click on NO under “was this article helpful” and tell them to rescind their policy.