YouTube Bans Bump Stock Videos

In response to the massacre that took place in Las Vegas earlier this month, YouTube has become more aware of the firearm content posted to its platform.

The shooter used a bump stock on that horrific evening, which allowed his semi-automatic weapon to become fully automatic, allowing him to shoot more rounds into the crowd in a shorter amount of time. If an individual wants to go on YouTube, and find out how to modify his firearm like the shooter did, they will no longer find tutorials of this nature.

 

“In the wake of the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, we took a closer look at videos that demonstrate how to convert firearms to make them fire more quickly, and we expanded our existing policy to prohibit these videos,” a YouTube spokesperson has stated.

This doesn’t prevent all firearm related videos from being upload to the video platform. The site’s original policy stated that it would only remove content that could incite violence or encourage actions that are illegal. YouTube recently has been cracking down on videos promoting white supremacy too, as white supremacist rallies and propaganda seem to have run rampant in the last couple of months.

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