YouTube Bans DIY 'Bump Stock' Demo Videos

Youtube has banned "how to" bump stock gun modification demos from the site after the Las Vegas massacre. The gunman who killed 58 people at a country music festival used a bump stock to basically turn his rifle into an automatic weapon.

A bump stock is a device you can add to a gun that will allow it to release rapid bursts of bullets, but is technically (and legally) not a military-grade automatic weapon.

YouTube has modified its user guidelines to include bump stock enhancement as dangerous content, which the site prohibits.

A YouTube spokesman said, ”In the wake of the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, we have taken a closer look at videos that demonstrate how to convert firearms to make them fire more quickly and we’ve expanded our existing policy to prohibit these videos.” MASHABLE LINK

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