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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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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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Guns & Ammo Circulation Continues Decline

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I owe Guns & Ammo what I am today.  When my mother would drag me to the Acme grocery store, I’d often wait at the magazine rack, and just like you’ll find today, gun magazines were displayed on the bottom rack… right where a curious boy could gawk and dream about owning a gun one day. My family wasn’t anti-gun …

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All Content is Now Against YouTube TOS

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As all YouTube partners know, YouTube is constantly changing their TOS regulating what types of videos can and cannot get monetized.  I’ll be honest- most gun channel guys have felt our days have been numbered ever since Google banned all forms of weapons advertising after Sandy Hook. An outright ban on weapons-related content might have finally come, but it sure …