Alert! Everytown Urging Youtube to DePlatform Pro-2A Contributors! 

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The Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety is, once again, urging YouTube to crackdown on pro-gun contributors.

This week, the organization’s Support Fund released a report (see above) that aims to draw explicit connections between the Buffalo supermarket shooter and YouTube content producers that upload firearm-related videos, including basic training videos that improve a responsible gun owner’s ability to protect herself and her family. 

Everytown claims the goal is to “disarm hate.”  

“For too long, companies like YouTube have given a platform to content that goes far beyond practical and safe firearms training for gun owners, and instead, provides instructional content to illegally modify weapons, build ghost guns, and train in offensive firearms tactics” said Justin Wagner, senior director of investigations at Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. 

“Social media companies must do their part to disarm hate and that starts with enforcing their own firearm guidelines on their platforms,” he added. 

The main problem with Everytown’s hypothesis is the internet is a very big place.  YouTube isn’t the only video hosting platform with 2A-related content.  Supposing that YouTube scrubbed all the gun vids on its servers tomorrow, determined killers would still have plenty of places to learn about firearms. 

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So, Everytown’s sweeping call for censorship has nothing to do with public safety and everything to do with attacking and de-platforming our favorite Tubers.  It’s a way to hit them in their pocketbook and destroy their ability to make a living.  Because while there are other places to post a video on the Internet, YouTube is still number one in terms of driving traffic and commerce.  

To this end, Everytown is asking YouTube to continually move the goal posts with respect to what constitutes objectionable content.  

Consider these recommendations in the report:

  • Clarifying the Community Guidelines to make clear that videos showing how to modify a weapon to increase its rate of fire, evade a state or federal regulation, or otherwise make the weapon more dangerous, are not permitted on the platform.
  • Amending its Community Guidelines to ban content related to body armor.
  • Amending the Community Guidelines to ban content that goes beyond practical defense training and instead provides tactical live-fire instructions on how to inflict the most damage.

If one puts an optic or a laser on a firearm, does that not make it more accurate for the user?  Does that mean it’s more “dangerous”?

Everytown doesn’t say. 

Body armor saves lives!  Why is this objectionable?

Everytown doesn’t say. 

“Inflict the most damage.” WTF?  Do they mean drills that teach one how to put rounds on target in a dynamic situation, like the Mozambique Drill, which might help stop a tactically-outfitted mass killer at a mall or supermarket?  

Everytown doesn’t say. 

What is clear though, is that Everytown’s insatiable appetite for banning lawful firearms is not to be outdone by its appetite for censoring 2A content producers.  

What was also fascinating is that Everytown took a proverbial shot at white American male veterans.

“All of the most shared channels in these YouTube circles have a consistent host or central ‘character’ that are similar in that the individual(s) who present the content have military experience in combat arms roles, and often served in ‘elite’ military units that specialize in small arms combat engagements,” Everytown observes.  

SEE ALSO: Lawmakers Pen Letter to YouTube Instructing It to Censor Gun-Related Content 

“They are all white American men, with decades of collective experience in the firearms industry, either through their YouTube channels or working as instructors or consultants with firearms manufacturers, after having already served in the United States military,” it continues.  

It appears Everytown wants to put these veterans out of work and prevent them from sharing their skills and knowledge with law-abiding citizens.

Time will tell whether YouTube caves to the pressure.  It has in the past, which doesn’t bode well for our favorite pro-2A Tubers.

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  • Big Al 45 August 23, 2022, 1:12 pm

    I’m adding to my earlier post, Brandon Herrera on YouTube is great too, and one funny dude!

  • Brian August 22, 2022, 11:29 am

    Typical of the one party rule the anti-gun libs espouse, they are now attacking the 1st Amendment along with the Second. They are only in favor of certain Constitutional rights when it fits their twisted Democratic agenda of total control over every aspect of your life.

  • Clint W. August 19, 2022, 11:33 am

    Can’t you get a lot of the basic skills and procedures necessary for effective firearm use by just getting really good at some of the shooter video games out there? And where did Marty get his six gun skills? The 7-11. The learning curve from seeing and doing for basic shooting skills for many is not that great. The lefts total disregard for the input and indoctrination children get from some of the shooter games, is the height of hypocrisy.

  • John Boutwell August 19, 2022, 10:43 am

    So why would anyone that has seen the aftermath of a school shooting want even more people unarmed?

  • krinkov545 August 19, 2022, 10:29 am

    “Disarm Hate” yet you lefties clearly hate lawful peaceable gun owners and you want to silence our objections to Biden’s tyranny and his unjust war against legal gun owners? Hypocrite much delusional bidenbots? Silly lefties! Carry on with your strong delusions! Come the end you pure evil lefties will lose everything and we gain the world!

    • Big Al 45 August 21, 2022, 10:11 am

      Yep, their hypocrisy and ignorance is on full display, and astounding.

  • Charles August 19, 2022, 9:30 am

    Where will the new IRS agents get firearm training?/ Downtown Saturday night Chicago of course!!

  • Kane August 19, 2022, 7:44 am

    Of course the left wingers primary target is the 2A but the 1A is often a threat to such types.

  • Fal Phil August 19, 2022, 7:43 am

    I hope they are successful. I want the vast majority of sane people to get off youtube and move to non-woke platforms, and hopefully youtube will help bankrupt it’s parent company.

    • Big Al 45 August 21, 2022, 10:17 am

      YouTube is full of ‘other’ stuff, so I don’t see your claim as legit. For example, there are a massive number of YouTubers that post great historical documentaries ( Mark Felton is fantastic) as well as re-enactors of WW 2 stuff. (Paralax Worx is another great one)

  • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment August 18, 2022, 5:53 pm

    errrrr….aaaa….so where are those new IRS agents going to get training????

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