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Several Gun Channels Receive Second Strikes, At Risk for Termination

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Sootch00, James Yeager, and Bigshooterist YouTube channels have each received a second strike for Community Guidelines violations.  This prevents these channels from uploaded new videos for two weeks.  A third strike within a three-month window will result in termination of the channel outright. In each case, the second striketwo s was for a video several years old, which is a …

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Dem Leadership Wary of Gun Votes

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According to The Hill, Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer is pressing his colleges to avoid gun control legislation and debate under the Republican controlled Congress.  Citing next year’s midterm elections, Schumer wants Democrats to stick to the budget and healthcare, two issues strong with their base that tend not to alienate independents. Gun control groups are badgering Congressional Democrats nonetheless, …

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ATF Association Tells Congress to Change Law or Leave ATF Alone

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The ATF Association is an independent association of BATFE employees, both current and past.  Last week, they sent an open letter to Congress reminding them that the ATF ruled appropriately when finding no law empowering them to regulate bump fire stocks, which they call “bump slides.”  The association takes offense at how the ATF has been used as a scapegoat …

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SHOT Show Organizers Call on ATF to Review Bump Fire Stocks

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The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) released a joint statement with the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) requesting ATF review of bump fire stocks, something the ATF has already done a reported four times.  Each of those reviews resulted in the ATF determining that bump fire stocks violate no laws regardless of their purpose or effect.  However, that …

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Will SHOT Show Be Cancelled?

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I just got off the phone with a friend in Las Vegas who said local news reported this morning that SHOT Show might be cancelled.  I have been unable to confirm this in any way, and it might’ve been conjecture on the part of reporters in the first place.  However, the real news is that gun shows in the area …

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NRA Opposes Legislative Ban on Bump Fire Stocks

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The National Rifle Association came out against legislation now in both the House and the Senate that would nominally ban the use of bump stocks with wording that could also outlaw many ordinary accessories, such as match triggers or lightened bolt carriers.  This is after several days of NRA officials stating publicly that the organization supports additional regulation for bump …

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YouTube Changes Community Guidelines, Creates “Gunpocalypse”

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I had previously written about YouTube deleting bump fire stock videos from well-known gun channels combined with the doling out of Community Guidelines strikes.  Many asked how videos that were not against the Community Guidelines could get strikes.  The answer?  YouTube changed the guidelines, and as usual, gave no prior warning. The new guidelines are even more vague than the …

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YouTube Deleting All Bump Fire Stock Videos, Awarding Strikes to Publishers

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YouTube has begun deleting all bump fire stock videos from the platform with no notice given to publishers.  Some are also receiving a Community Guideline strike.  This process seems to be a manual one as many bump fire stock videos remain on YouTube, though the number is steadily shrinking.  So far, the Military Arms Channel, 22Plinkster, and BigShooterist each report …

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DC Now “Shall Issue” for Concealed Carry Permits

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DC has declined to appeal Wrenn v. District of Columbia after their US District Court of Appeals struck down the “good cause” requirement of their concealed carry permitting process.  This means that their permitting process is now a “shall issue” process in which anyone who can pass the background checks will receive a concealed carry permit. This is a “lose …