Many people are upset that YouTube is not “firearms” friendly. Trust me, I’m upset as well. We must not forget though that YouTube is a privately owned company and can choose to block or ban anyone they feel is not within their guidelines. With that being said, contacting YouTube and letting them know how we feel about their new “firearms” guidelines is something that should be and “is” being done. Thanks for your time.
Hi, guys, real quick, I wanna talk to you about what's going on on YouTube, what's going on with the industry. You know, the firearms industry on YouTube where they're going out there and they're deleting or taking off accounts, that pretty much revolve around the Second Amendment. Do I agree with that? No. I definitely don't. Do I want Bravo Concealment's page to be taken off of YouTube? No, of course not. But at the same time, YouTube is a private company and they can do whatever they want, man.
And so, the last thing I wanna do is dictate to YouTube what it is that they should and shouldn't put on, or should or shouldn't have on, whether YouTube is right or YouTube is wrong or we're right or we're wrong. That doesn't matter. The fact of the matter is that they are a private company and they get to choose whatever it is that they want to show on their platform. That's what it is. It's actually freedom, and they can do whatever they want. And for me to stand here and try to dictate to YouTube what it is that they should be showing and they shouldn't be showing, I'm not gonna do that.
Now, again guys, do I agree with what YouTube is doing? No, of course not. Are they being fair? No, of course not. But, hey, life isn't fair. They're a private company, I would hate for somebody to walk into Bravo and tell me what kind of gun holsters I need to make or when we need to change the colors on it because black is offensive or whatever. I know I'm being ridiculous, but at the same time, it's based off of the same mindset. Let YouTube be YouTube.
You know, I heard this a long time ago, vote with your paycheck. If you think YouTube stinks then get off of YouTube. Well, but that's not gonna...you know, how many millions of people search YouTube on a daily basis? It could be billions. I know I get that, so then, what do you gonna do? What do you gonna do? You're gonna go out there and force them to show something they don't wanna show. Again, I wouldn't want people twisting my arm. Let YouTube be YouTube.
There's ways around it, guys, figure it out. This is where the rubber meets the road. For the longest time, people have been using YouTube and it's great, we've used it as well, but it's gonna get to a point where now it's, what are you gonna do? What are you gonna do? This is again, where the rubber meets the road and what are you gonna do? What are you gonna figure out? You know you get complacent in things thinking that it's your right to be on YouTube. It's not your right to be on YouTube. YouTube ultimately has the say so. It is what it is.
YouTube doesn't wanna show those videos. Oh well, there's other platforms, create a platform. I mean, look, the mother of invention is necessity. So, there it is. Show me another platform that, you know, can definitely help me or help Bravo and I will definitely be interested in, but for me to go out there to force another company to do something just so it can benefit me. No, I'm sorry. I don't think that's the answer. Anyways, I thought I'd share that with you, guys, talk to you soon.
Rene Aguirre is the founder and owner of Bravo Concealment. Rene has been carrying concealed on a daily basis for over 8 years and has been a CHL (concealed handgun license) holder for more than 20 years. Finding a high interest in firearms for many years, Rene started Bravo because of the “lack of” a good concealed carry holster on the market.