By Casey Newton
A video showing a gun magazine created by a 3D printer was pulled off YouTube today, only to reappear later in the afternoon.
The removal notice for the popular clip, which was posted by a Texas group known as Defense Distributed, said the video was removed “as a violation of YouTube’s policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content.”
“Yes, YouTube removed this video because permissive liberals flagged it as inappropriate,” the group said in a Tumblr post. “Please steal this and put it everywhere before it is again taken down.”
Talking Points Memo featured the video on Thursday, along with a feature on “Cuomo,” a 30-round automatic rifle magazine created with a 3D printer. The magazine is named after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a prominent supporter of gun control. The video shows the magazine successfully being tested.
The clip reappeared later in the day.
YouTube has not yet responded to a request for comment.