Our friends at the Military Arms Channel have discovered that Google-owned YouTube (remember: don’t be evil) are memory holing anything to do with bump fire stocks.
In case it’s too hard to make out from the screen grab above, here’s the first part of YouTube’s explanation of why a video titled ‘SSAK-47 Bump Fire Stock for the AK by Slide Fire Solutions’ ran afoul of their community guidelines:
In certain circumstances, YouTube blocks certain content in order to comply with local laws in certain countries. Please note that no penalty will be applied to your account.
YouTube doesn’t allow content that promotes violent or dangerous acts that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death. For example, it’s not okay to post videos of drug abuse, underage drinking and smoking or bomb making.
Good to know. A couple of problems though.
First, bump fire stocks aren’t illegal (much to the chagrin of many in Congress). Second, shooting them isn’t any more dangerous than shooting an actual machine gun…of which there’s no shortage of videos still on YouTube.
So the real reason the wizards who run the world’s largest video repository have taken down bump fire videos is because at least one of the ATF-approved accessories was apparently used in the Las Vegas massacre. Which is strange because there are still hundreds of thousands of videos featuring trucks on YouTube despite the fact that the Nice terrorist attack — which resulted in more deaths than in Las Vegas — was perpetrated using…a truck.
Huh. Wonder what’s behind the apparent contradiction.