2017-10-10 04:42:18 UTC
Better check it out quick, though, because there's no telling how long the
censors at YouTube will allow the video to stay up.
See, our betters at Google-owned YouTube (remember: don’t be evil) are
memory holing anything to do with bump fire stocks.
Their explanation for deleting these videos off users' channels:
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
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
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?