U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Brownells is a well-known supplier of firearms accessories, gun parts and gunsmithing tools. Visitors to the company’s YouTube page this past weekend were greeted with an all too familiar statement. Yet another channel had been shut off without warning. That’s it. End of conversation. Nearly 69,000 subscribers were just out of luck.
At least, that’s what the minders at YouTube expected. They didn’t expect the business to issue a social media call to arms. Gun owners and rights supporters quickly engaged and pushed back. They were heard and by Monday morning, Brownells announced their YouTube channel was back up and running.
We’re glad to see that Brownells is back up and sharing their how-to videos, being a go-to source for those who want to ensure they’re safely and responsibly improving their firearms and the way they handle and store them.
So, what was Brownells’ offense? YouTube’s notification only said, “This account has been terminated for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.” This despite Brownells having passed content standards review as recently as March.
Brownells spokesman Ryan Repp told the Des Moines Register it wasn’t clear what warranted the shutdown, noting that Brownells received warnings from YouTube over their 10 years of hosting the channel, but each was overturned. Repp added, “It sure appears to be a systemic bias against the firearms industry.” But, the Des Moines Register did note that owner and CEO Pete Brownell, aside from being an NSSF member, also served for several years on the board of the National Rifle Association and recently completed his tenure as president.
Here's what's happening this weekend in Central Jersey.
Bob Makin, @ReporterBMakin
PISCATAWAY - Despite a threat of future legal action, the Township Council passed a unique gun ordinance.
Considered by township officials to be the first of its kind in the state, the ordinance, which bans the retail sale of guns and ammunition within 1,000 feet of schools, day care sites, college campuses, medical facilities, bars, parks, places of worship and similar sites, was unanimously approved at Thursday night's council meeting.
The ordinance is expected to take effect next month. No businesses in the township currently sell firearms or ammunition, officials said. "We have power on the local level and a responsibility on the local level to make our community safer," said Ward 3 Councilman Steven D. Cahn, who authored the ordinance. "Local officials have a responsibility to take some action because the federal government will not. "We have the authority to do this through our zoning laws and we should do what we can. We're not afraid of the NRA (National Rifle Association). We are going to do the right thing for our residents in town. There would be no merit to a claim against us. We're following what we believe to be proper Constitutional standards."
Answer: mOrE gUn CoNtRoL!!! 🤪————————————————————————TRENTON — Reaction to the shooting at an all night arts festival in Trenton has touched on the ongoing problem of gun violence.
22 people were injured, including 17 from gun shots, when several men opened fire at the Art All Night Trenton 2018 festival at the Roebling Wire Works Building on South Clinton Avenue just before 3 a.m., according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri.
A motive and the circumstances for the shooting remain under investigation by Onofri’s office.
ONE KILLED AFTER GUNFIRE ERUPTS AT TRENTON ARTS FESTIVAL
The shooting took place at an event that was supposed to go for 24 hours, and was in its 12th year. The rest of the festival was cancelled after the shooting.
Gov. Phil Murphy spoke about the shooting at the Galilee Baptist Church in Trenton on Sunday morning and said in a video clip he “and many others around this state are committed to ending this scourge of gun violence.” Murphy signed six bills on Wednesday that create smaller ammunition magazine limits and new “red flag” laws designed to take guns from people deemed dangerous. “As good as job as we do in Trenton and New Jersey we need Congress to act as a national matter,” Murphy said.
The governor quoted 2 Timothy Chapter 1, Verse 7 to a cheering congregation. “God did not give us the spirit of fear but of love, and of power, and of a sound mind.” In a message posted to his Twitter account, Murphy said “these are not inappropriate times to talk about gun policy. These are the most important times to talk about gun policy.” Continued ⬇️⬇️⬇️