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Pro-gun video platform hopes to thwart YouTube ‘censorship’

As YouTube clamps down on videos depicting gunfire, a Utah website is hoping its new features will offer gun enthusiasts a more welcoming platform.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the owners of Utah Gun Exchange recently announced their plan.

Bryan Melchior claimed the “pro-gun community has had enough of this crap,” accusing YouTube of “censorship” in reference to its position on gun-related videos.

He predicted his site “will be the next YouTube,” offering his promise to “never, ever, ever stomp on anybody’s rights.”

YouTube’s stealth crackdown on gun videos has reportedly already started with stricter bans on certain content expected to be implemented next month.

The move has some producers of gun-related videos looking for a new host, which is what Melchior and business partner Sam Robinson hope to provide.

Their venture comes amid a continued polarizing debate over gun control following last month’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Students impacted by that massacre have gone on to launch a nationwide movement that culminated Saturday in hundreds of March for our Lives events around the world.

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