Democrats Go After YouTube Over Gun Videos

Democrats Go After YouTube Over Gun Videos

( – Ghost guns do not have serial numbers because users build them from parts they make or buy. Democrats have waged war on these legal weapons, and now a group of senators is criticizing a social media giant for providing these firearms an educational platform.

In a February 14 letter to YouTube, five Democratic senators asked the platform to remove videos showing users how to make ghost guns. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Ed Markey (D-MA), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) questioned why YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is not upholding the company’s community guidelines that ban such videos.

The letter comes after a December NBC News report that showed dozens of the videos on the platform. In a post on Twitter, Blumenthal pointed out it only takes minutes to find weapon-making instructions, and it’s easy for people to put guns together from there.

YouTube spokesperson Ivy Choi told NBC News the company is working diligently to remove the content, but it’s an ongoing battle to detect violations quickly. The company did not comment on the letter directly.

Gun Owners of America told The Epoch Times that the push to remove the information from the platform violates First and Second Amendment rights. The organization also argued that no evidence exists showing a ghost gun ban would lower crime rates.

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