• British YouTube Gun Channel Goes Dark

    From Gene Poole@21:1/5 to All on Thu Aug 1 19:15:42 2019
    XPost: alt.education.research, alabama.politics, alt.politics.usa.constitution.gun-rights
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    On the heels of YouTube shutting down Brownells’ channel in
    America, a stranger story has emerged on the other side of the
    Atlantic. It seems as if police in the United Kingdom have
    pressured gun blogger Calum Long-Collins into disbanding his
    YouTube channel.

    Long-Collins, who had 15,000 followers and had garnered more
    than 15 million views over the past few years, said he shut down
    his site after authorities marked his work as a “forum of
    extremism” and he was going to have to “show the police that I
    am a fit character to own firearms within the U.K.”

    Long-Collins posted a farewell video—well, one more that will
    present a montage of highlights from his video archives is yet
    to be posted—in which he discussed the factors leading up to his

    The dispute isn’t new. It was about two years in the making,
    finally coming to its denouement when Long-Collins voluntarily
    decided to end his posts.

    Two years ago, the blogger lost his firearm licenses after
    someone make an unfounded accusation against him. The
    allegations proved false and he was again granted his right to
    own firearms, but investigators dug us “suspect” videos.

    When those concerns were brought to light, Long-Collins says in
    his farewell video, he tried “to change the direction” of the
    content on his channel. “Unfortunately, I’ve failed to bring the
    channel and the videos to the standard that the police feel is
    adequate and I only have myself to blame for this.”

    https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2018/6/14/british- youtube-gun-channel-goes-dark/

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