Anti-gun advocates will lie about almost anything to get their point across.
Since the first city-dwelling snowflake who never killed anything to survive started scribing noise ordinances, the issue of gun control has been debated. What they don’t understand, they try to stop and use “safety” as a reason to deny guns to citizens.
Some of the anti-gun reasoning is so silly it borders on absurd. That’s the case with a Democratic senator who actually believes the sound of a gun – the “bang” – is an engineered safety feature. He doesn’t want this safety feature removed from guns using what he mistakenly calls a “silencer.”
Twitchy let loose a sarcastic response to the clueless senator’s attack on guns.
You know how utility companies add that unpleasant odor to natural gas so customers can tell if there’s a leak? It’s a little- known fact that the inventor of the firearm similarly added that really loud bang sound as a safety feature, but the NRA is hoping to turn that around.
Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Ct., is getting attention for a recent tweet, Twitchy pointed out, because but his source is an opinion piece in Monday’s Washington Post. The piece is authored by Robert J. Spitzer, political science professor and author of “Guns Across America,” which is not, unfortunately, an oversized coffee table book of firearms through the ages.
The NRA is wasting no time in trying to get rid of this important gun safety feature: https://t.co/DhkhLUidrt
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) January 23, 2017
— Michael (@DefinitelyMike) January 23, 2017
Murphy’s tweet leaves the reader in suspense, but the important gun safety feature Spitzer refers to is the noise guns make: “Gunfire – loud, sharp, rude, abrupt – is an important safety feature of any firearm.”
The article went into details, Twitchy reported, showing the noise of an AR-15, punctuated by explosions “loud like a bomb,” could cause the shooter himself disorientation, anxiety, illness, and “temporary PTSD,” but we’d never considered the sound “rude.”
If good manners are everything to the anti-gun rights crowd, it seems they’d enjoy spending some time at the gun range, where everyone’s armed and very polite.
Obviously, Spitzer is alluding to the fact that gunfire (not to mention false reports of gunfire), Twitchy reported, can cause people to scatter in panic. But his concern isn’t so much the sale of noise suppressors as it is the NRA and its imperative “to eviscerate any and all gun laws.”
Believe it or not, the NRA and its members don’t oppose all gun laws. It was President Obama who commuted the sentences of hundreds of felons charged with firearms violations, because he thought their mandatory sentences for drug possession with intent to distribute were too strict and outdated.
@ChrisMurphyCT The sound of a gun shot is not a safety feature. It's called physics
— Luther News (@Luther_News) January 23, 2017
Chris Murphy thinks that guns being loud is a “safety feature.” Top job, whatever focus group that came from. https://t.co/JhbbbwxC0f
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) January 23, 2017
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) January 23, 2017
Social media was not kind to the ignorant senator trying to make a point out of fiction.
— Joe Smith (@joe_smith80) January 23, 2017
— El Diablo Blanco (@bubba_jameson) January 23, 2017
— Noneya Business (@notmyname1939) January 23, 2017
@ChrisMurphyCT Silencers/suppressors reduce the volume made by a firearm. It's still quite loud. Reduced enough to save your hearing. Learn.
— Robert Kemp (@citizenrobertk) January 23, 2017
Chainsaws are quieter, Heathcliffe.
— D.W.Robinson (@_DWRobinson) January 24, 2017
So you're saying a gunshot being say 130 decibels and not 160 is a safety feature?
How does that work Senator?
— Bert Difig (@BertDifig1) January 24, 2017
@ChrisMurphyCT This is what happens when people who know absolutely nothing about an issue want to make policy on that issue.
— Aaron Henager (@AaronHenager1) January 23, 2017
@ChrisMurphyCT Sir, as a US Senator, your intellectual dishonesty by deliberately pushing these lies is appalling. You should be better.
— Realist & Curmudgeon (@PenguinsFan62) January 23, 2017
The senator should stick to simple legislation and leave the gun laws to grown-ups who can handle guns.
Suppressors or not, guns in the hands of responsible citizens are not the problem. He needs to go after the irresponsible people at all levels.
Of course, he would likely spend all his time policing crooked and ignorant politicians.