In its endless march to brainwash the public into thinking differently about guns, YouTube took gun parts manufacturer Brownells’ channel down without warning last week. No reason was given for the sudden termination.
Within 40 hours, the public outcry from the public over this totalitarian, unfair business practice caused YouTube’s owner (Google) to restore the Brownells’ page. Every patriotic American should be outraged at these modern-day fascist tactics and yet it keeps happening.
The anti-gun left continues to test the boundaries of what it can get away with in terms of censorship and destroying the businesses and livelihoods of everyday Americans for the crime of not sharing their opinions. Here are some key takeaways from this incident.
First, the left wants all guns banned as evidenced by taking the Brownells’ channel down without notification or warning. Every time a politician or pundit says they’re only interested in taking the spooky-looking (to them), “military grade” (which they’re not), fully automatic (*sigh* which they are clearly not), mass murder AR-87 weapons of grenade launching nuclear badness out of the hands of the mentally ill — or whatever the made-up excuse du jour is — it is a lie.
The left wants all firearms out of the hands of the American people so they can boss us around, force us to pay for the dictates of their weird weather cult, teach our children that whatever they say is the truth and burn our churches down while telling us they’re doing everyone a favor.
How do we know this?
Because Brownells doesn’t manufacture anything even vaguely similar to what the left considers an “assault” weapon. The Brownells YouTube channel is filled with helpful instructional videos if you want to know how to install a part or repair a firearm. They also do a lot of gun safety videos. (Why are you opposed to gun safety, YouTube?)
If you want to know how to repair or restore your grandfather’s bolt-action hunting rifle, Brownells is a company you can turn to for parts and helpful videos on how to do it. (Spoiler: Not a paid endorsement, just a fact.)
It is a mature, responsible, old school firearms parts company. Their channel doesn’t feature any videos on how to trick out your AR-10 with an undermounted rocket launcher or millennial boneheads testing out their homemade body armor while wearing it.
Our point is that if YouTube views Brownells’ channel as a “danger to the community,” then that’s a good sign that the left views all firearms as dangerous and wants them all gone.
Second, all of the Big Tech companies are openly opposed to your human right to defend yourself with a firearm (and therefore they are evil).
Firearms companies need to not rely solely on Silicon Valley anti-gun companies for their marketing channels. We need alternative channels for instances like this, when the left decides that the children of firearms company owners should starve to death because of their political ideology. Companies that rely solely on Big Tech for their online marketing are practically asking to go out of business.
Third, in spite of all the power that the Big Tech monopolies have amassed for themselves, “we the people” are still more powerful than they are. The Brownells takedown lasted less than two days before the Google Sturmbannführers realized they had stepped in a public relations nightmare and put the channel back up.
Patriots and lovers of the Second Amendment flooded the one phone line at YouTube and started blasting the company on Twitter and Facebook for its storm trooper tactics against Brownells. Picking on Brownells as a company was only slightly less repugnant than the TSA doing an invasive pat down of a 96-year-old woman in a wheelchair. Once YouTube/Google realized this, they reversed course.
We are still more powerful than the left and we need to flex those muscles when they try to bully our allies in the gun community. No matter how much Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and his buddies in Big Tech want to fantasize about a second civil war to shut up normal Americans, our side is still winning.
And about that second Civil War, Jack: Our side has all of the guns, all of the ammo and all of the attractive women, plus we’re not on a goofy plants-only diet. If you really want to try out that whole second Civil War thing, it will be a truly short and funny spectacle — so be careful what you wish for.
~ American Gun News