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The Twitch SoaRCarl streamer was banned after firing a gun during a live stream

  • The channel of a Twitch streamer was suspended after firing a gun during a live streaming on Wednesday evening.
  • Carl Riemer, who slid under the handle of SoaRCarl, seemed to accidentally unload the gun inside the house while making a joke.
  • Riemer has also been removed from the SoaR registry, a collective of game streamers.
  • “A mistake ruined everything I’ve been doing for a year,” Riemer said in an apology video released on Thursday.
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A Twitch streamer’s channel was suspended after firing a gun at home during a live streaming Wednesday night.

Carl Riemer, who streamed on Twitch using the SoaRCarl handle, seemed to accidentally shoot the gun while joking with viewers of his live streaming.

“To say I have no money,” Riemer says as he wields the gun in a clip from the stream kept on Twitter. Suddenly, the gun goes out, expelling debris from his desk as Riemer steps back.

The Twitch community guidelines prohibit users from “branding” weapons, including guns. The Riemer canal has been suspended since Thursday afternoon.

SoaR, the game streamer collective to which Riemer was a part, claimed to have been removed from the “immediately effective” group in a Tweet Thursday.

Riemer also apologized to his 300,000 Twitter followers in a video uploaded Thursday afternoon, calling him “the biggest mistake of my entire life.”

“I could have hurt someone, I could have hurt myself, I could have hurt my animals and that’s unforgivable,” said Riemer. “I put it all in my Twitch … I made this mistake and it could ruin everything.”

Riemer did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.

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