YouTube is gradually removing all the gun modding video tutorials from its website. The decision comes after the Las Vegas Mass Shooting on October 1st, 2017 when Stephen Paddock gunned down 58 people and injured 489. YouTube is focussing on videos which allow users to mod their guns using Bump Fire Stock. The modification allows semi-automatic weapons to fire more quickly, like automatic guns. It is believed that Paddock fired at a rate of 90 bullets in 10 seconds. 12 out of 23 of his arms were modded with Bump Fire Stock.
In firearms, bump fire is the act of using the recoil of a semi-automatic firearm to fire shots in rapid succession, which simulates the ability of a fully automatic weapon.
YouTube is also reviewing videos which promote the sale of firearms as well as other conversion mechanisms. Still, there are hundreds of other videos on YouTube which demonstrates the mechanism of Bump Fire but do not directly show the conversion techniques.
USA is rocked by mass shooting incidents and gun control is still a topic of debate among bureaucrats. The National Rifle Association of USA agreed to put restrictions on Bump Stocks but is not in favor of a complete ban.