As PJ Media is reporting, “YouTuber Calum Long-Collins announced he would be effectively shutting down the channel EnglishShooting, a YouTube channel that racked up more than 15,000 subscribers and more than 12 million views in the past four years. Long-Collins said the police had marked his YouTube channel as a ‘forum of extremism,’ and that he had to ‘show the police that I am a fit character to own firearms within the U.K.’”
Here’s the video that Long-Collins made confessing his sins in a last ditch attempt to placate the British
authoritarians authorities and convince them to let him keep his firearms.
We looked closely, but didn’t see any coded blinking or other signals — maybe a hidden pattern in the leaves behind him? — directed to the free world, indicating the level of duress he’s obviously under. Let us know if you spot something.
“Over the past two years, I’ve made significant efforts to change the direction of the channel, change the videos, and to change my own beliefs and views around firearms and firearm ownership,” the YouTuber said (emphasis added). “Unfortunately, I’ve failed to bring the channel and the videos to the standard that the police feel is adequate and I only have myself to blame for this.”
Long-Collins did manage to sneak out a sub rosa distress call in his final video. Note the lyrics in the background music:
These days it’s better just not to talk
Just watch the way you’re walking
Everybody watches what we do
Isn’t it strange never thought it would have been this way
Doesn’t matter what I say
‘Cause I know that nothing has changed
This is what the forces of civilian disarmament want to impose here and they work toward that goal every single day. They hold up the UK and their exemplary record of strict gun control laws as a model to be emulated while gun rights supporters see what’s happened there as the cautionary tale that it is.
Not. One. More. Inch.