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Should Youtube Gun enthusiasts be required to wear ear and eye protection?

  1. Ashleign profile image93
    Ashleignposted 4 years ago

    Should Youtube Gun enthusiasts be required to wear ear and eye protection?

    Projection of safety while using firearms

  2. Thief12 profile image91
    Thief12posted 4 years ago

    And how will we enforce that? given the anonymity of the Internet, and considering all the more reckless things that people post on YouTube, I think it would be a futile exercise.

    1. Ashleign profile image93
      Ashleignposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I am not sure how we would enforce it. I just wonder if they should be required to wear protection.

  3. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 4 years ago

    How are you going to monitor that? Do you think we can pop up behind people at will and say, "Oh, no, young one. You must fire arms the safe way" with a cheesy smile and thumbs up? And no, that's what makes it so funny. That they are not being professional about it. Even when they are wearing ear and eye protection, if they are foolish with their weapons, they will still get harmed.

    1. Ashleign profile image93
      Ashleignposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Let's say, a channel with a high amount of views. Is it not reckless to operate firearms unsafely?

    2. lburmaster profile image83
      lburmasterposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I just said they are not professional. Yes, it is reckless. Makes for good entertainment. But here's a thought. "What makes you think criminal's follow gun laws?" Not everyone is going to go by the rules, and monitoring it wouldn't be too disastrous.

    3. Thief12 profile image91
      Thief12posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      But regardless of YouTube factor, there are reckless people around the world that use guns without protection or disregarding other safety precautions. The rules and policies are there, whether they are being filmed or not. They just choose to ignore

    4. lburmaster profile image83
      lburmasterposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly smile

    5. Ashleign profile image93
      Ashleignposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      We have a gun problem in the United States. It's not the fact that we have guns.. It's the fact that kids are watching these videos on youtube, and are getting hurt. They see live people doing unsafe things. They think invincibility.

    6. Thief12 profile image91
      Thief12posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I understand that, but there are tools already in place for this. If you think a certain video represents a certain violation, YouTube allows you to report that video. On the other hand, due to the nature of the Internet, it's impossible to contain.

    7. lburmaster profile image83
      lburmasterposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      We have a disrespect of gun problem. If you would notice there are towns that require by law everyone to have a gun. Robbery is almost non-existent and no one has died from a gun in 25 years in one of those towns. It's all about respect.

  4. Borsia profile image45
    Borsiaposted 4 years ago

    Anyone who has proper training already knows this.
    It is included with the instruction manual with every gun as are most other safety measures and most strongly urge proper training classes.
    There is no way to regulate youtube and to do so is going to hurt rather than help.
    In a nutshell it's not Youtube's problem,,, or ours for that matter.

    1. Ashleign profile image93
      Ashleignposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It is, our problem. We have tons of kids going into the world with a misunderstanding of firearms.

    2. Borsia profile image45
      Borsiaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You can also find a large number of gun safety videos on Youtube.
      Personally I think it should be required in every school. We had gun safety day when I was in school. My Dad took us to an NRA training center when I was old enough, about 7 or 8.

    3. Ashleign profile image93
      Ashleignposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It was required for us in grade school, in order to be in ag classes extracurricular, you had to have hunter's safety classes.

  5. profile image49
    valeriefrancis576posted 4 years ago

    Yes. They should. In the first place they should serve as a good example to the viewers and the second is that it's for their own safety even if they are in or out of the gun range.

    http://www.dougsgunstore.com/utah-shooting-range/

 
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