Even people with an ax to grind against the Second Amendment will admit that they’ve got far more legitimate uses than a bomb — and yet…
For example, no homeowner would have used a bomb in the following situation:
Three would-be robbers were shot and killed Monday when an Oklahoma homeowner’s son opened fire on them with an AR-15, authorities said.
Wagoner County sheriff’s deputies were called to the home in Broken Arrow, southeast of Tulsa at around 12:30 p.m. local time. When they arrived, they found the three dead suspects and two uninjured residents.
You’d think it would be a no-brainer, right?
So, why has YouTube blocked videos whose contents centers around the lawful use of firearms, but has not seen fit to do the same with bomb-making videos?
The website that noticed this is hardly a friend of Conservatives — it’s the Daily Beast. But, unlike some of the official sources, at least they’re still interested in reporting something newsworthy.
The guy who terrorized Austin with his bombing spree, learned how to do his grisly hobby by watching YouTube.
Which means there is a far more obvious and direct connection between the deaths of those people in Austin and their killer that there is, say, between the NRA and any mass shooting incident in US history. So far as we can tell, NRA members have STOPPED killers on more than one occasion, — most famously, Sutherland Springs — but haven’t been the ones doing the killing.
Contrast that to the following:
Although Austin police are still searching for the motives behind Mark Conditt’s bombing spree, investigators have tentatively concluded he mastered the art of bomb-making from “how to make a bomb” videos found mostly on YouTube.
On any given day there are almost 300,000 videos on YouTube providing step-by-step instructions how to construct bombs—pipe bombs, pressure cooker bombs, you name the type. Some of the videos are the work of teen-age backyard pranksters mixing up household chemicals for “Gatorade bottle bombs” (lethal in their own right), others are so-called “film prop” instructional videos showing how to construct bombs with more “boom” than bark for film-making purposes. But the clear majority are military-grade instructional videos painstakingly walking a would-be Mark Conditt or ISIS bomber how to construct a lethal pipe or pressure cooker bomb.
In the past five years ISIS inspired bombers relied heavily on such tactical YouTube videos to build their homemade bombs. According to Boston police and the FBI, the Boston Marathon Tsarneav brothers constructed their bombs from YouTube videos and Inspire magazine—al Qaeda’s “how to be a terrorist” handbook. So, too, did Syed Farouk and Tashfeen Malik, the San Bernardino terrorists who built a bomb-factory in their garage.
Throughout 2017 in the wake of rising public demand and the boycott of American advertisers, YouTube pledged to clean up its act and remove ads from extremist incitement and dangerous videos enabling domestic violence and terrorism.
Terrorists, both foreign and domestic, have used YouTube as a ‘how-to’ guide.
You’d think, in the light of the possibility of devastating ‘wrongful death’ class action lawsuits they would be interested in limiting access to such content.
And yet, they’re still up there.
Gun owners, on the other hand, must not be permitted a how-to video explaining how to maintain their weapon, or reuse the brass. Videos comparing the pros and cons of each firearm for interested enthusiasts and hunters must also be suppressed.
Those Dennis Prager videos? They must be shut down, too.
It’s almost as though safety is NOT YouTube’s real concern at all.
You know it’s pretty bad when even the Leftist sites, who get favored by these policies, sit up and take notice.
And they HAVE noticed.
These guys have pressed their luck… Washington has noticed, too.
The question is, what can they do about it?