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5 Anti-Gun Politicians Who Want to Censor YouTube (and You)

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This is a book cover from 1922, proving that some things never change.

This Valentine’s Day, five senators sent YouTube their favorite kind of love letter.

On February 14, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Christopher Murphy (D-CT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Edward Markey (D-MA) to YouTube’s CEO, Susan Wojcicki, demanding that it delete and deplatform videos depicting how to assemble a firearm at home. It’s 100% legal to manufacture your own guns as long as you don’t try to sell them, and always has been. It’s also 100% legal to make videos explaining to other people how to do that. Both of the above practices are specifically protected by the Bill of Rights. It’s true that YouTube is a private entity and can choose to host content as it wishes…but the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) has some thoughts on the matter.

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Government officials using their position and authority to demand that private businesses do what they constitutionally cannot is neither American nor moral. Unfortunately, this is increasingly the reality in today’s United States of America. The self-manufacturing of arms and related speech is not only permissible under federal law, it is steeped in American tradition and protected by the Constitution. But as we’ve seen time and time again, when the law isn’t on their side, tyrants will strongarm the private sector into doing their authoritarian bidding for them.

Shocking precisely no one, some of the most notorious tyrants in Congress—Senators Blumenthal, Menendez, Murphy, Booker, and Markey—have again shown that there is nothing beneath them in their quixotic quest to red-line the Constitution and limit the rights of the People. Their blatantly coercive letter to YouTube demanding removal of lawful content and the de-platforming of speakers must be seen for what it is: A shameful abuse of authority, and proof-positive that the Second Amendment is at least as necessary today as it was when the natural right to keep and bear arms was enshrined in the Bill of Rights.

Rather than bow to censorious, authoritarian politicians who hate the Second Amendment and the people who exercise those rights, YouTube should stand strong and live up to its mission to, among other things, “give everyone a voice.” We agree with YouTube that “people should be able to speak freely,” that “everyone should have easy, open access to information,” and that “everyone should have a chance to be discovered, build a business and succeed on their own terms, and that people—not gatekeepers—decide what’s popular.” But their actions must match their words.

FPC calls on YouTube to reject these senators’ demands and protect speech, not placate authoritarian politicians.

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Dave

    February 19, 2022 at 1:20 am

    I can’t help but notice all those listed are from the Left.

    “Without either the first or second amendment, we would have no liberty; the first allows us to find out what’s happening, the second allows us to do something about it! The second will be taken away first, followed by the first and then the rest of our freedoms.”—Unknown

    “How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual… as a trustworthy and productive citizen, or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of.”—Suzanna Hupp

  2. Archangel

    February 18, 2022 at 11:11 am

    YouTube is part of the regime’s Ministry of Truth – which means they’ll never stand up for truth, rights, or freedom – instead doing everything possible to interdict them

  3. Kimball

    February 18, 2022 at 10:25 am

    If Blumenthal can lie about his military service, or lack of, what else can he lie about?

  4. Big Al 45

    February 18, 2022 at 10:25 am

    All knowledge is, for the most part, just knowledge. It’s how that knowledge is used or applied that makes it wrong, or evil.
    Now what always has me wondering about the intelligence of the left is the idea that a reasonably intelligent person needs others guidance to figure out how to do most anything.
    Who taught Wilbur and Orville how to fly? Who taught the first sailors how to tack? Who taught Diesel how to build an ICE?
    Guns are actually fairly simple devices, not hard to figure it out on your own.

  5. GreatGrandpa

    February 17, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    Ya’ll seen enough yet? The Whole Global Cabal,demoncRATs and RINOS, ALL SATAN’S DEMON SPAWN MINIONS DESERVE DIRT NAPS. Ya’ll know what needs to be done, Git r Dun!!! NCSWIC, WWG1WGA, P.A.N.I.C. Let’s Go Brandon, FJB,FKH,

    • Darrell

      February 18, 2022 at 12:08 pm

      Amen to that…

  6. Rich B.

    February 17, 2022 at 12:45 pm

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    Hey Larry I totally agree Richard Blumenthal and his liberal gun policies has been a Ct. senator for way too long. I just don’t understand why these dumb politicians continue to punish legal gun owners with all their limitations, fees, and ridiculous ideas. Guns don’t shoot people pshycos shoot people for evil reasons.

    • Flea

      February 17, 2022 at 3:24 pm

      It’s simple. They do not want us to have any means of defending ourselves against the government. Look at Australia today for the proof of what happens when only the government has the firepower.

  7. Larry!

    February 17, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    Term limits on elected govt. is what needs done there is way too much power and control over free people from these over paid, better than we the people officials! The time is NOW, lets get-er done!!!

  8. Joe

    February 17, 2022 at 11:37 am

    Censor all these incompetent,radical,liberal,anti-gun nitwits. Gun rights shall not be infringed, pretty simple if u can read, but not for these losers.

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