Is YouTube still going to allow firearm education videos?

What’s happening with YouTube and gun safety, firearm vid reviews? Is YouTube making some policy restriction changes unto the channels? As this news report below seems to share?

What nice presenters and persons, Mark and Maggie are:


I saw this earlier in January. ???

We can no longer show safe usage of firearms on YouTube due to new policies. Here’s the new normal. - YouTube


It appears to me that both presenters in the two linked videos above are overstating thes Youtube firearms policy. What YT has moved to is not good, but it is not as bad as either of the presenters says in those videos. Plese go read the actual revised policy at
YouTube Firearm Policy.
You wll see that all of the restrictions are based on videos selling firearms, manufacturing firearms, or selling or demonstrating parts and processes that would require some form of FFL to handle, including silencers.
My interpretation is that YT is reacting to (and in favor of) the recent ATF rule on pistol braces. The policy bans demonstration and use of manufacturing, installing, and modifying firearms that make them have suppressors, or rapid fire emulating machine guns.
The restriction on showing handling, operating, live fire, or transport apply only to live streams. If you think about the mass shooters who used livestreams as they perpetrated their crimes,in order to gain notoriety and “fame” this may not be a bad policy. Think about the Christchurch, New Zealand, mosque shootings in 2019.

The rules are, I agree, mostly ridiculous, but do not forbid videos showing loading, unloading, operating, or firing firearms.

This may well be a camel’s nose move by YT, but the revised policy is not as egregious as portrayed in those videos.


Sure. So long as you overlook the whole “freedom of speech” thing.


The first amendment guarantee of freedom of speech applies to government actors, not private entities, such as Youtube.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

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I entered around 30 search strings covering about every legal aspect of firearms (including homemade guns) and got no shortage of returns. Tempest in a tea pot.

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Many of the guntubers have channels on Rumble.

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Thanks Craig_AR. For the group, in the video below, he describes his experience with the changes in YT.

I get the impression YT’s attempt is to move closer to “regulations”.

Although in some vids, we see dangerous decisions or behavior even in its attempt to teach or entertain; Sometimes it’s good to have them to discuss and learn the “Dont’s”. On one vid, I saw a man load a rifle which didn’t have a safety, he left the loaded rifle in its stand pointed at the target, then he walked over to the target to adjust his video camera, directly in front of the barrel. As much as disagree with a practice, I think there’s much to be gleaned from its dissection.

Very helpful video. Thank you for posting it here.
Recommendation: keep a parallel channel on Rumble. (I do.)