YouTube Deleted My Video

FYI, YouTube just deleted one of my videos. I found this in my email this morning:

“Hi Loads of Bacon,
As you may know, our Community Guidelines describe which content we allow – and don’t allow – on YouTube. Your video Casting Session for the Powder Coated Cast Lead Hollow Point Bullet Test was flagged to us for review. Upon review, we’ve determined that it violates our guidelines and we’ve removed it from YouTube….We have long prohibited content promoting the sale of firearms and in March, we announced updates to these policies. Our updated policies on content featuring firearms can be found in our Help Center. While we have removed your video, we have not issued a penalty against your account. We appreciate your taking the time to review your channel and remove any content that may be subject to enforcement of our policies going forward….”

There is no mention of any specific guideline that was violated, although it appears to be firearm related. I did not receive a “Community Guideline strike”. This particular video, posted on April 4, 2018, was a 2 minute “teaser” version of a casting video. There were no firearms. There was nothing related to the sale of firearms.  The “teaser” video did not provide any instruction on the manufacture of anything.  There was a link in the description to The Reloaders Network, but that’s true of every single one of my videos on YouTube.

This did not come as a surprise. YouTube has been continually active against the firearms community for at least the last year.  In the last couple weeks I have heard from Thorsaxe, elvis ammo, and Johnny’s Reloading Bench that they’ve had the same thing happen. A video deleted because it “violates our guidelines”, but no Community Guidelines strike. This appears to be YouTube’s latest tactic; I think it’s intended to scare people away from making certain types of videos, but with less public backlash against YouTube.

I want to thank all of you! Your encouragement and support made it possible to get The Reloaders Network off the ground, and now our community of shooters, casters, and reloaders has a place to post and view content regardless of what YouTube decides to do. (They can harass us, but they can’t really delete us.)

My question for all of you:  has this happened to any of your channels, or are you aware of this happening to someone else? My video makes four that I am aware of just within our community, but I’m sure it’s further reaching than that. Please let us/me know if you are aware of any more. I would love to be able to identify a trend among the deleted videos. Thank you!


For those interested, here’s the link to the post with the full video:  Casting Session for the Powder Coated Cast Lead Hollow Point Bullet Test

And here’s a link to a copy of the short version that YouTube deleted:


The email from YouTube:

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The appeal process:

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The “form letter” I received from YouTube on October 7, 2018, notifying me that my appeal had been declined:

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