YouTube is making policy changes that puts the kibosh on certain firearm content that can be viewed on its platform.

A post on Full30’s Facebook page says an email from a Google/YouTube rep informed Tim Harmsen (MAC) of some serious changes to YouTube’s content policies.

Here’s the post: 

As stated on YouTube’s policy page, “YouTube prohibits certain kinds of content featuring firearms.” And they go on to list the type of content you can expect to be banned from the platform after the policy changes.

YouTube states they specifically won’t allow content that:

  • Intends to sell firearms or certain firearms accessories through direct sales (e.g., private sales by individuals) or links to sites that sell these items. These accessories include but may not be limited to accessories that enable a firearm to simulate automatic fire or convert a firearm to automatic fire (e.g., bump stocks, gatling triggers, drop-in auto sears, conversion kits), and high capacity magazines (i.e., magazines or belts carrying more than 30 rounds).
  • Provides instructions on manufacturing a firearm, ammunition, high capacity magazine, homemade silencers/suppressors, or certain firearms accessories such as those listed above. This also includes instructions on how to convert a firearm to automatic or simulated automatic firing capabilities.
  • Shows users how to install the above-mentioned accessories or modifications.

Image courtesy usar.army.mil

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