YouTube bans bump stock instructional videos following Las Vegas Shooting

TechCrunch | 10/9/2017 | Brian Heater
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Following a mass shooting in Las Vegas earlier this month that left 58 people dead and 489 injured, YouTube is removing video tutorials demonstrating how to make rifles more deadly using a device called a “bump stock.”

The modding method allows for bump firing, allowing semi-automatic weapons to fire similarly to fully-automatic ones, using the gun’s kickback to rapidly activate the trigger. The technique is not currently banned by federal law. It has, however, come under increased scrunity, after it was discovered that shooter Stephen Paddock used it to fire hundreds of rounds into a crowd at Mandalay Bay.

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The shooting has since been declared the deadliest committed by a single individual in U.S. history. California Senator Diane Feinstein has subsequently gone on record, declaring a need for a law banning the technology. The NRA responded by stopping short of a...
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