Over the weekend, the popular Youtube channel belonging to online gun and gun parts retailer Brownells was deleted. But after a severe backlash, the channel was restored late Sunday afternoon.
The channel, which was launched about 11 years ago by the gun parts warehouse has about 69,000 subscribers, was terminated without warning or explanation on Saturday. The company fired back on social media, asking followers to contact Youtube and its parent company, Google.
“If you’re opposed to the continued attack on our community’s First and Second Amendment rights,” the company posted, with various links allowing them to do so.
Brownells’ YouTube channel has been terminated w/oout warning or notice.— Brownells, Inc. (@BrownellsInc) June 9, 2018
If you’re opposed to the attacks on our communitys 1st & 2nd Amendment rights, please contact GOOGLE : 650-253-0000 OPTION 5 FOR YOUTUBE, MESSAGE YT & GOOGLE:https://t.co/csetulvAckhttps://t.co/9oLz6TGWZx pic.twitter.com/T85z9Py2l0
The video platform was bashed on Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets, which was boosted by The Drudge Report, which picked up the story and promoted it.
On Sunday, the channel was restored, but Brownell’s says they never received an explanation for the channel’s abrupt removal.
At the moment, the channel is still up and running.