Everytown Calls for Censorship on How to Work on Firearms

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Billionaire Bloomberg supported Everytown for Gun Safety understands they cannot disarm the population, as long as people are free to transmit information on how to make, modify, and use firearms. iStock-klevo 1160557926.jpg

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)-— This correspondent has repeatedly written the First and Second Amendments of the US Constitution are intertwined and support each other. A power-craving government cannot effectively keep a population disarmed unless it censors information on how to make and use arms.

Billionaire Bloomberg supported Everytown for Gun Safety understands they cannot disarm the population, as long as people are free to transmit information on how to make, modify, and use firearms.

Their solution is clear. Forbid the knowledge of how to make, repair, and use firearms. From everytownsupportfund.org:

Based on our review of the writings by the shooter in the Buffalo mass shooting, it appears that he honed his knowledge of firearms and firearm modifications on YouTube. Just days before his attack, posts attributed to the shooter on Discord read, “I’ve just been sitting around watching youtube and shit for the last few days. I think this is the closest I’ll ever be to being ready. I literally can’t wait another week to do this.”

Technology platforms, such as YouTube, have a responsibility to users and the public-at-large to insure that posts do not incite violence or promote extremist content.

This correspondent, contrary to what Everytown posits, claims Technology platforms, such as YouTube, have a responsibility to users to protect and support their First Amendment rights of free expression.

Everytown admits they request that videos on how to modify guns be taken down. They say they have requested YouTube take down videos on how to make guns (which they call “ghost guns”).

YouTube has policies that censor some content on how to make or modify some guns and accessories.  From nbcnews.com:

YouTube’s firearms policy says users can’t post videos that show how to install certain gun accessories, including high-capacity magazines. In a statement on Friday, the company said the videos that the suspect allegedly used to modify his rifle don’t violate those policies.

It is more dangerous to people’s freedom to control the information they are allowed than to control their access to arms. Both are important. If the control over information is extensive enough, people will never attempt to use the arms they may have; they will consider themselves in the best of all possible situations, no matter how badly they are abused. This is the warning in George Orwell’s novel, 1984. It is even more difficult for the people to rise up if the abuse is carefully contrived and increasingly applied over generations, allowing the population to become accustomed to it.

Fortunately, the oligopoly of Big Tech’s control over information appears to be on the edge of collapse. Alternative platforms dedicated to free speech, such as Truth Social and Rumble, are becoming popular. Elon Musk may reform Twitter, from a means of directing cancel culture against its victims to a worldwide sanctuary for free speech.

In a famous case, the US government gave up attempts to restrict the publication of how to build a hydrogen bomb. The First Amendment clearly protects the publication of technology that is already in the public sphere.

What Everytown seeks to do is to convince the distributors of information to censor information it deems to be dangerous.

Everytown is unlikely to succeed.

In the Fifth Circuit, Defense Distributed’s lawsuit against New Jersey’s AG, Gurbir Grewal, was allowed to continue, on the grounds that Grewal violated Defense Distributed’s First Amendment rights when when he threatened to prosecute them for publishing computer code on how to print firearms parts.

It would be a short step for the newly proposed Bureau of Disinformation to censor information they deem “dangerous” to the public.

Unless the Progressive left succeeds in its Supreme Court-packing scheme, it is unlikely the Supreme Court would allow such an egregious violation of the First Amendment, when the inevitable court challenge is effectuated.

Everytown seems to agree with this quote, attributed to Stalin, but disputed:

  Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas?

One of the most important effects of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, in the Second Amendment of the US Constitution, is the physical embodiment and clear demonstration the power of the government has limits. There are things it is not allowed to do, by law. An openly armed man, in public, is a clear and present demonstration of a Constitutional limit on government.

Progressives hate the idea of limits on government with a passion. It is part of Progressive DNA.

Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, had a view the opposite of Stalin’s supposed quote. In a private letter, shortly before becoming president, he wrote this:

 “for I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”1

It is clear those who wish for a disarmed public are closer to Stalin’s philosophy than to Thomas Jefferson’s. 


About Dean Weingarten:

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of Constitutional Carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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J

They went down that road before, with the Patriot Act. A lot of printed material on firearms and explosives were banned, then the SCOTUS kicked it to the curb.
Bloomberg can go pee up a rope.

james

I demand Criminal Safety, LOCK THEM UP.

john

Bloomberg and his elite have little use for obeying the law or abiding by the constitution. Bloomberg is a little man not just in stature but in his ability to understand that the working class could care less about his opinions. His agenda is global as is the elites that have taken control of our country using labor unions to manipulate those in Washington to DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO.

Wass

Well, now you know, calls for “gun safety” by advocates for gun control, are total pretentiousness. There cannot be gun safety without information about guns and their use. A “gun free world” (an impossibility) is there true goal.

nrringlee

The sooner the American people become aware of the truth obvious to many of us the better. Dean correctly uses the term “Progressive” to define and call out the adversaries of Natural Law based liberty and government. We hold these truths to be self evident. Unfortunately the Progressive movement (since 1880) has denied those truths we hold self evident. Go to our Bill of Rights and count the liberties and protections against infringement contained there and the clear statement of divine sourcing of those liberties. Progressive and their spawn the New Left Progressives deny that very obvious truth. A house… Read more »

Cooter

I don’t need the people who arms the Taliban lecturing me about anything whatsoever and be sure and take away the same things from all the people pushing the body armor and gun laws too no body armor no armed security and no guns for themselves what a bunch of bumbling idiots FJB

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None

I strongly feel we should hang these zealots who don’t support our freedoms they are a cancer on a free society

musicman44mag

Gee, people have been killed working on high power amplifiers and electronics and used videos to see how to repair things. People have used videos to learn how to fix or change the brakes on their car only to have them fail because they neglected to check the rubber on the cylinders that supply the force to move the shoe to apply the pressure to stop the vehicle. I guess we should take those videos away to if you are going to use this asinine logic.

Suibhnemeister

Where did the kid in TX get the thousands of $, to purchase the rifle and ammo? Thought you had to be 21 to purchase a handgun. Within am hour, crystal went out for reform. IT WAS A SETUP

Cruiser

Just who raises these little monsters

musicman44mag

Demonratt liberal marxists.

ridgeview

No one is raising them, that is part of the problem.The powers that be have gone after the FAMILY as we know it for a reason .Just like they went after and destroyed the homestead/family farm all for control. Its all in there plan and it appears to be working.I wish people would wake up!

rgshel

His name is Satan, he is alive and well and his evil ways are on display thru the Democrats everywhere…

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JSNMGC

Maybe he earned the money. An 18-year-old could have easily earned that much working part-time at Wendy’s.

CourageousLion

Good one!

Russn8r

It’s true.

Rodoeo

When I turned 18 I was given the option of moving out or start paying rent. That would have solved his money issue.

JSNMGC

Yes, but he had just turned 18. He could have easily earned and saved the amount spent on firearms and ammo. I had earned and saved more than than by the time I was 18, and that was a long time ago. In the murderer’s case, even if he only worked at Wendy’s and not any other jobs (like mowing lawns), and even if he never received any cash presents for Christmas or birthdays, and assuming he only worked 20 hours/week during the school year and only 30 hours per week during the summers, he could have earned over $12,000… Read more »

JSNMGC

Reply on hold.

He had just turned 18 and he could easily have earned and saved the money used to buy the firearms and ammo.

CourageousLion

BREAKING: Multiple officers were inside Robb Elementary School with rifles and at least one ballistic shield at 11:52 a.m. the day of the shooting, new video and other evidence shows. They didn’t enter the classroom for another 58 minutes. More soon via @statesman and @KVUE. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/0BcYgq2hcQ — Tony Plohetski (@tplohetski) June 20, 2022 Americans need to have all their guns taken away so that the police can stand around and wait while our children are massacred and take a knee while our cities burn. Gun prohibitionists think that their lives are so much more important then police or military.… Read more »

BenV

Considering how many people are killed in vehicle collisions I guess YouTube should ban any car repair videos too.

swmft

how to drive videos

CourageousLion

Cars crashed don’t threaten tyrants.