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Firearms enthusiasts are leaving Youtube in search of greener pastures

Following Youtube's recent restrictions, many content creators are moving away from the platform.

A little over a month ago, Youtube changed its policies regarding videos that include firearms.

While Youtubers can still give shooting demonstrations or display their weapons, users are no longer permitted to post videos intended to sell firearms to prospective buyers. Youtube has also put a ban on all videos "providing instructions on manufacturing a firearm, ammunition, high capacity magazine, homemade silencers/suppressors, or certain firearms accessories as those listed above." On the one hand, this move prevents illegal gun sales from taking place on Youtube's site, certainly making their lawyers happy. On the other, it's the absolute least they could do in the wake of the Parkland School Shooting.

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