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By Timi Cantisano
YouTube changes its policy in attempt to make content safer
by Timi Cantisano
Today, YouTube has made some changes to its service, banning videos demonstrating bump stock conversions on firearms. This change was confirmed and there is now apparently an update to the community guidelines of the service. The changes are being implemented a little over a week after the shooting that occurred in Las Vegas on October 1.
According to The Telegraph, a YouTube spokesperson stated:
This isn't the first time the streaming service has implemented changes. Just last week, the firm modified search results to battle conspiracy theories and looks like it may also modify its "Up Next" video stream to promote content from properly curated sources. While these changes might filter some of the content, it will be interesting to see how much farther it will go in the future to change, and what kind of feedback might come from content creators and its users.
Source: The Telegraph (UK) via Gizmodo
Authorities in West Virginia say that two police officers were injured Thursday in a shootout with two suspects who were transporting the bodies of an elderly North Carolina couple.
The two Lewisburg officers pulled over an SUV around 4 p.m. Thursday on a highway outside of the city, Lt. Michael Baylous of the West Virginia State Police said in a press release. The SUV had a North Carolina license plate that showed it had been stolen. During the stop, a truck pulled over in the area.
As the officers were conducting the stop, the driver of the truck shot at them with a handgun, wounding both officers, Baylous said. One officer returned fire, wounding the suspect in the leg.
Baylous said the driver of the SUV fled the scene and hid but later turned himself in without incident. The driver of the truck also fled and was eventually taken into custody by the Greenbrier County Sheriff's Department, he said.
The suspects' identities have not yet been verified but they claim to be father and son, Baylous said.
During a search, authorities found two recently deceased bodies under a mattress in the bed of the truck, according to the news release.
State Police did not immediately identify the victims, but North Carolina's Granville County Sheriff Brindell B. Wilkins Jr. told Raleigh TV station WRAL that the bodies were those of Jerome Faulkner, 73, and his wife, Dora Faulkner, 62.
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What if a drone could fly straight through your window at 45 miles per hour and zip around inside while navigating and gathering data all by itself?
That would be very bad news for bad guys. Hiding inside structures, keeping hostages hidden inside buildings and more would just be ineffective.
CINCINNATI (AP) ? Southwest Ohio authorities said Friday they arrested a man with a loaded handgun painted red to resemble a toy.
The arrest came just four days after legislation was introduced in the state to require that lookalike guns be brightly colored or otherwise marked. Ohio lawmakers took up the bill following two police fatal shootings of young people carrying lookalike guns in recent months.
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil said it's "a scary thought" that guns would be painted to mislead police.
Police responding to a call about a man with a gun said they found Orlando Lowery, 23, with a .380-caliber handgun painted red and 9 grams of cocaine. No attorney was listed for Lowery, who was jailed on a concealed weapons charge and a drug count.
The bill, introduced Monday by Rep. Alicia Reece, would require all BB guns, air rifles and airsoft guns stand out in color or have prominent fluorescent strips. The Cincinnati Democrat named the bill after 22-year-old John Crawford III, who was carrying an air rifle this summer in a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store when he was fatally shot by police. Police said they thought Crawford had an assault rifle. Last month, a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun in Cleveland was fatally shot by police.
The legislation was modeled after a California law. Several other states and cities have similar laws.
Some opponents of the bill have expressed skepticism about whether such measures would be effective in preventing fatal shootings, and some have suggested that criminals would try to disguise weapons to cause police to hesitate.
The sheriff said his office wouldn't get into the debate over the bill, but would provide some facts about the arrest.
"And the fact is right here in Hamilton County, we arrested a dangerous individual who we believe purposefully painted a loaded handgun red to mislead law enforcement into thinking this was a toy gun," Neil said in statement.
I know this is primarily a computer forum, but I know there's people around here like DocM that may be able to help me so I thought I'd give it a shot.
So I bought a Heritage Rough Ryder .22 caliber revolver from a friend of mine, and I then gave it to my brother. The friend needed money to make it through a school, so I did him a favor and got a sidearm for my brother so he'd have a snake gun when we go out in the woods. So anyway, after test firing it a few times we noticed that if you point it at an upward angle, the cylinder fails to rotate. It has been dis-assembled before by somebody who didn't know what they were doing because there are some obvious scratches around some of the screw heads. I took it apart and found the culprit, but I'm not sure of what the technical name for this part is called.
My Taurus has something similar but it works by a different mechanism. Basically the larger part here is what I call the "lifting arm", and when you pull the hammer back, this arm lifts up, the teeth catch on the gear on the cylinder and rotate the cylinder. The spring depicted in the attached picture is supposed to be much longer, and presses against a recess inside the frame and holds the lifting arm forward so it always makes contact with the cylinder. With this spring being broken off (I know it's broken because it doesn't make contact with anything since it's far too short, and the end of it looks jagged and uneven when you get up close), what happens is that if you're firing downward or straight forward, it works fine, but if you point it even the slightest bit upward, when you pull the hammer back, gravity causes the lifting arm to fall back into the frame instead of catching on the cylinder.
I've found a parts list on the Heritage Mfg. website, but I don't know what the technical name for this spring is. If one of you could help me I would really appreciate it. Here is the parts list on the Heritage website.