‘Silencer’ isn’t what Hillary thinks
In the week following the horrific Las Vegas massacre, much has been made of the cries to ban “bump stocks,” which were used by killer Stephen Paddock to make his guns perform like automatic weapons.
But Hillary Clinton used the Las Vegas tragedy to take a swipe at something else, tweeting, “The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.”
Erich Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America (GOA), tells OneNewsNow there is really no such thing as a silencer.
“It is really inaccurate to call it a silencer,” he says. “Truly the only place you a see a silencer work as a silencer is in Hollywood — you know, James Bond movies. If you look at all the studies, they’ll tell you … it should actually be called a suppressor, more like a muffler, because it reduces it enough where it’s not damaging a person’s hearing.”
And Pratt says that is why his organization supports an amendment called the Hearing Protection Act, which would allow gun owners to be able to purchase suppressors without paying a tax or being subjected to a waiting period.
“That’s why Americans want to own these,” the GOA executive explains. “Ironically, in Europe, where they have far stricter gun control laws, they actually encourage the use of suppressors. So what does that tell you of how backward in her thinking is Hillary Clinton, when her utopia for gun control is Europe, and there they consider it kind of unsporting if you don’t use one?”