A message from AEAC & Ted

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    Michael
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    Personally I believe this is a targeted attack. Most likely from a group of people affected by the shootings in Florida. They caught wind of the NRA sponsoring an ”airgun event” (where the shooter “learned” his shooting skills) and now they’ve got a new group to target… us.  Hopefully YouTube can see this is an attack (or a failed algorithm) & allow our community to thrive.

     

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    allan_wind
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    Airgun Gear Show, American Airgunner now gives me the message “This account has been terminated for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.”

    MOD EDIT: Merged with sticky topic

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    BEN342R
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    I suggest gun owners boycott anything google.  They have practices I’ve long disagreed with.  I too value YouTube but if they are going to tread on principle and the constitution, Americans and guns, then I suggest we hurt them where it matters-stop using anything google including email acts and search engines.  Delete the accounts.  I ve found Bing gets me all the info I need anyways.  Get the word out it matters.  This, if done widespread by gun owners would hit them hard in advertising revenue losses to the tune of millions.   If we don’t unify on this then greed and mindless people succeed.  

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    Jake
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    Just went to Ted’s holdover on YouTube and looks like he clipped too. Man! This sucks. Bad day for airgunners 

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    Huffranger
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    If it wasn’t for Ted’s Holdover I wouldn’t own a Impact or even know what a PCP was. Sad day indeed.

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    X27
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    Ted’s still there he set his videos to private but his vlog channel has been terminated.

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    Ludvig
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    Looks like the  AirArmsHuntingSA is down ass well now ?AirArmsHuntingSAAirArmsHuntingSA

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    Droptine26
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    Just deleted tube from all my devices!

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    AEAC
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    Guy’s there aren’t many of us left so as a precaution, Ted, Matt, & I have “privatized” or hidden all of our video content.  We don’t know if this will work or not and we’re not suggesting you do it or don’t… we just don’t know what else to do.

    To update you on AEAC, I received a strike this morning and it came in 7 days after I got one removed.  If you’re new to all of this and want to check on your channel’s status with YouTube, it’s under the “channel” menu… “status & features.”  3 strikes & the channel gets terminated.

    My heart goes out to all of you working through these challenges and it goes with;

    Airguns of Arizona
    Pyramyd Air
    American Airgunner
    AirgunGearShow
    AirgunWeb
    Hatsan USA
    Umarex USA
    Edgun West
    Daystate LTD
    Airguns Air Rifles & Pistols
    Airgun Hunter Extreme Channel
    Holdover Vlog
    Utah Airguns
    UpNorth Airgunner

    Love you all,
    Steve

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    Tominco
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    You might add me to that list soon. Here’s my 1st strike….

    I’m moving everything to private and then going to try to move everything off YT. Sorry guys.
    Furthermore, I have no idea what part of my “installing a rail on a stock” educational video could have possibly caused me to get a strike. Anybody else have any idea? 
    Tom

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    Matt247365
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    Furthermore, I have no idea what part of my “installing a rail on a stock” educational video could have possibly caused me to get a strike. Anybody else have any idea? Tom

    
Probably because you were modifying a gun stock… “gun stock” is a buzzword in the media right now  -knee-jerk.

    Just my guess.

    Matt

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    cfarm
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    If I were in your shoes, I would try contacting Breitbart. They run stories every day exposing big tech’s bias, and blatant censorship of any thing or anybody that goes contrary to their agenda. Breitbart has millions of readers; it couldn’t hurt.

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    13brv3
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    Man, I really hate to see all this knee jerk stupidity towards anything gun related.  I know there was a wave of this directed at firearms a while back, and some of the big channels moved to https://www.full30.com/  when it appeared they were going to be shut down.  Mostly they were doing it as a precaution just in case YT pulled the plug on them unexpectedly.   These days, I just go to that site to watch instead of YT whenever I can.  

    Is https://www.full30.com/ an option for the great airgun channels?  

    Cheers,
    Rusty
     

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    davidsng
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    Obviously, we can’t rely on Youtube for airgun news anymore.  Where is an alternative site?  There has to be another site that would take the air gun videos.  The community should agree on a new site and let everyone know. If full30 is the site, lets do it.

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    “Matt247365”

     

    
Probably because you were modifying a gun stock… “gun stock” is a buzzword in the media right now  -knee-jerk.
    Just my guess.
    Matt

    
I think that’s a pretty good guess, Matt. 

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    weatherby
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    I now regret the day I created my google account…… This sux! (Fortunately I don’t have a facebook account, and never will….)
    To all the people involved, best of luck, I really hope the YT management will use their common sense, and undo all this [email protected]
    There are people among the community who make a living from their YT channel, so actually YT “sacked them” without a legit reason. I really feel for these guys…. 
    All the best,
    Gijs

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    EDgunWest
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     My son warned me about this almost a year ago.  He told me then that Google was attacking famous YouTubers like pewdiepie and other and they were beginning a censorship campaign.  I get a strange feeling they are planning to purge youtube of a lot of fringe things to make way for YouTube TV.  I am sorry for those who made a living on YouTube; no one can deny that Google was the driving force behind our growth.  What worries me is what is next?  Will Google change their search engine algorithm? Will they cancel Gmail accounts related to guns?    I propose we all form a retailers/manufacture’s association; we have to try and fight this, Google has the power to ruin everyone from big to small because, in the end, even Pyramyd Air is dust speck compared to Google 

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    SvilenP
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    Save the air gun community!!!! Thanks Steve Scialli and Ted!

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    Loren
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    My thoughts…..

    Strike back.  Keep using youtube.  But when you do and see an advertisement find the company on social media and send them a note that says because they adverstise with youtube and youtube is banning airgun and gun content you will be banning their business until the practice changes.

    I heard on the news the other day of businesses that had partnered with NRA for member discounts were pulling there partnership with the NRA.. Ok…it is a free country and it is private enterpise, but they should also realize that doing so will cost them business.  

    All about the power of dollars saddly.  They fear the anti gun liberials and loosing their business.  Let them fear loosing our business, the business of NRA members, the business of gun owners across America.  There is a lot of us!!!

    http://http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2013/06/04/a-minority-of-americans-own-guns-but-just-how-many-is-unclear/

     

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