Over the last couple of years, it has become increasingly difficult to monetize a gun-related YouTube channel. Then, last month, YouTube further cracked down on gun channels with restrictive new policies. While not everyone has taken YouTube’s shifting policies well, the gun community is branching out and creating alternative video hosting solutions. So color me surprised . . .
. . . when I saw this in my inbox. I literally did a double take at the subject line, having read it the first time with a ghost “not” interjected as the fourth word.
Though I did not request a manual review on this video — and, in a feeble attempt to fly under YouTube’s radar, have thus far chosen not to request one on any videos demonetized by the company’s algorithms — this one crossed their desk for whatever reason. Despite demonstrating the functionality of an NFA-restricted short barreled rifle and a silencer, including the repeated installation and removal of said silencer, YouTube has found my CMMG BANSHEE 300 BLK SBR Range Review (TTAG review here) worthy of advertisement.
So…uh…good? I guess? My YouTube revenue barely covers the video creation cost — and only if I don’t put any value on my time — but it’s fun. Approved video or not, I’m still be moving to another website soon.