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Facebook Censors Pro-Gun Video Mocking Weapon Hysteria

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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Facebook censored a pro-gun video of a user mocking the hysteria around how “easy” it allegedly is to convert rifles to automatic fire.

The video can be seen here, but can’t be embedded because it “may show graphic violence or gore.”

The censored video doesn’t show violence or gore. It shows Facebook user Andy Orlando disassembling a rifle and handgun while joking about converting them to automatic fire.

In reality, he made the weapons completely useless. He pulled the slide spring out of his Sig handgun, and removed the bolt carrier group from his AR-15 rifle. The AR-15 is 100 percent not capable of firing a shot, and the handgun could perhaps get one shot off if a person could hold the slide shut.

It’s unclear why Facebook tagged this as graphic or containing gore. The two most realistic options are lots of people complained, and the other is the social media company made the decision to censor everything about automatic weapons following the massacre in Las Vegas, regardless of whether or not it’s a joke.

The Daily Caller has reached out to Orlando and Facebook both for comment. Neither has responded yet. The hilarious video has just under four million views.

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