Free speech is dead in the UK

PJMediaOn Sunday, YouTuber Calum Long-Collins announced he would be effectively shutting down the channel EnglishShooting, a YouTube channel that racked up more than 15,000 subscribers and more than 12 million views in the past four years. Long-Collins said the police had marked his YouTube channel as a "forum of extremism," and that he had to "show the police that I am a fit character to own firearms within the U.K."

"I was told that due to repeated comments from other people on the videos [police] felt that the channel was a forum of extremism and it was promoting views that were not in line with legal firearms ownership within the U.K.," Long-Collins said in a YouTube video announcing "The End of EnglishShooting."

In the UK, if the police feel that what other people say is inappropriate on a forum you run, that is grounds to deny your right to own firearms. Nothing you did; nothing anyone did; just what some people, not even connected to you except through watching your videos, said.

This is what has become of the nation where our own Constitutional right to arms originated. That can happen here. It's up to us to stop it.

This entry was published Wed Jun 13 13:57:11 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-06-13 01:08:36.0. [Tweet]

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