Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Why gun licenses are a really stupid idea

if you give a damn about freedom:
According to The Times, in a message to his 17,000 YouTube subscribers, Mr Long-Collins said: 'I was told that due to repeated comments from other people on the videos, [the police] felt that the channel was a forum of extremism and it was promoting views that were not in line with legal firearms ownership in the UK.' 

He told the paper: 'The main issue was a video that I made around the Paris attacks where I advocated the French to be able to use handguns for self-defence because of the frequency of attacks that were happening at the time.'
And because of his 'social media output', license gone.  "Some of your commenters caused us to decide you're an extremist!  No license for you!"

Next time someone tells you licensing is just a no-big-deal thing, like a drivers license, ask them when was the last time someone lost a drivers license because of their 'social media output'.

1 comment:

KM said...

Re: like a drivers license.
If someone uses that analogy, reply: "So I can carry in every state and every city right? Like NYC, LA, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Baltimore?"
Usually there's a "well, gee...individual states and cities may have their own criteria or some such BS.
Yeah, FOAD commie bastards!