ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com July 16, 2018


YouTube bans videos showing how to add a bump stock to rifles

10 October 2017, 06:57 | Myron Mathis

A bump stock device alters a gun to make it fire in a similar fashion to a fully automatic weapon.

YouTube announced Tuesday that it is banning certain gun modification tutorials in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting. He killed at least 58 people and injured over 500, which is considered to be one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern USA history.

A quick search of YouTube shows many videos related to bump stocks, but all of them in an informative, demonstrative, or otherwise non-DIY way.

"We have long had a policy against harmful and risky content", a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement.

YouTube is banning videos that show viewers how to modify guns to make them more deadly like bump stocks, one week after the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas. The company updated its community guidelines to reflect the policy change, The Telegraph reported earlier. Yet hours after the announcement, the site still hosted numerous videos showing how to install and use the devices. It often requires quite some time for censors to review and remove content from the site due to the sheer number of videos to wade through.


While Facebook apologized for promoting fake news about the shooting, YouTube has now taken down videos, which provides users instructions on gun modification.

Semi-automatic weapons are legal to purchase in the US.

Stephan Paddock, the gunman who was the cause of that tragic incident, used bump stock in his weapon which resulted in the death of 59 people and several other hundreds were injured.

Fully legal under current USA law, bump stocks are an cheap way to allow a semi-automatic rifle to operate similarly to a fully automatic weapon that would be hard for regular citizens to obtain.



Other News

Trending Now

Lyft announces partnership with Chance the Rapper to support CPS
In the video, Chance can be seen in the passenger seat while his daughter's mother Kirsten Corley is in the driver's seat. The three of them were returning from church when an officer made a decision to pull them over during a traffic stop.

Nvidia Corporation (NVDA) Stock Soars on Drive PX Pegasus Reveal
Trials will begin next year, and eventually driverless trucks may follow human-controlled vehicles drivers around as they drop off parcels.

Iran warns U.S. against listing elite Guards as terrorist group
Iran pledged to respond with "firm and crushing" measures if the United States designate Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist group.

Jurgen Klopp ideal for Liverpool, says former CEO Christian Purslow
It, therefore, comes as no surprise that plenty of clubs around Europe would be taking an interest in Liverpool's midfield dynamo. Marotta appeared to rule out a move for the player in January, explaining that he did not believe Liverpool were willing to sell.

Royals give biggest grant ever to digital mental health scheme
The new mental health training for personnel in all branches of the military and civilian MoD workers will start in mid-2018. Harry pointed out that mental health is just as vital as physical health, especially for people with high-pressure jobs.

European courts could decide trade disputes during transition period: PM May
She repeated that there will be a Brexit implementation period of two years after we exit in 2019. The Prime Minister will also launch two consultation papers one on customs and one on trade.

Mohammed Salah helps Egypt seal Russian Federation spot
Salah put Egypt ahead during the second half in Alexandria only for Arnold Bouka Moutou to equalise two minutes from the end of regular time.