YouTube’s jihad against videos with bump fire stocks has taken a new turn. The world’s second largest internet search engine is busy deleting bump fire stock videos and giving channels with said videos one “strike” per deleted video. Just like baseball, three of those and you’re out. Permanently out. But that’s not all. Tim Harmsen of the Military Arms Channel reports . . .
that YouTube deleted one of his bump fire videos, gave him a strike and removed his ability to live stream. Mr. Harmsen has reclassified all his remaining bump fire videos as “private.” He’s contacting his YouTube rep to appeal the decision. “How can they punish me for a four-year-old video that wasn’t a problem when it was first published?”
Not to mention the fact that there was no prior notice, bump fire stocks are, at the moment, a legal product, and YouTube allows videos with machine guns to remain public and unmolested. At least for now . . .
YouTube’s censors seem to be working their way through firearms-related video producers by the number of subscribers. We can confirm that 22Plinkster shared MAC’s fate, as well as BigShooterist. TTAG has removed three bump fire videos and dodged the ban hammer’s first strike.
They say foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. But there’s no consistency here. Slide Fire’s promotional video is still up. As is the CBS report on bump fire stocks which includes our Jeremy S firing a bump fire-equipped AR.