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Silencers: The NRA's Latest Big Lie


Society & Culture  (tags: violence, safety, NRA, crime, americans, society, culture, children, sadness, politics )

Carrie
- 914 days ago - salon.com
Silencers could give the next Adam Lanza even more time to kill -- but to the NRA, they protect kids' hearing



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Elizabeth M. (68)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 1:31 pm
The NRA is making some of the most ridiculous statements! Truly unbelievable!!!
 

Arielle S. (316)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 1:40 pm
I had to read this twice because I could not believe such total stupidity - whatever do these people have instead of brains? The only way to really protect children's ears - and the children - is to make the NRA obsolete. Maybe we could send all of these nuts to someplace like Mars...
 

Bill K. (14)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 1:48 pm
so i guess the new philosophy of the NRA is to keep making comments to try to out-absurd the Tea Party?
 

Carrie B. (311)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 2:02 pm
I agree with all of the above comments. The NRA continues to make these absurd claims because they have so many in the GOP who back anything they say and do. It is time for all of us to make our voices heard, and demand that our children and every member of society be kept safe from the intolerable use of military weapons in our society. Even Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson banned guns inside the city limits.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 9:35 pm
How touching. Now the children in school shootings won't risk going deaf while they are being murdered. What concern and care! They even care for the African child soldiers. They obviously need silencers to protect their ears so that they can hear the child soldiers from the other side sneaking up on them!
The NRA is disgusting.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday December 31, 2012, 4:03 am
noted, I have no respect for the NRA!!!
 

John B. (131)
Monday December 31, 2012, 5:22 am
Thanks Carrie for the link to the article by Alexander Zaitchik. Just when you thought the NRA couldn't sink any lower they do. Read and angrily noted.
 

Suheyla C. (233)
Monday December 31, 2012, 7:56 am
Thanks Carrie
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday December 31, 2012, 8:17 am
I thought silencers were illegal?
 

Diane Lewis (0)
Monday December 31, 2012, 9:05 am
The NRA has billions of dollars to spend. We must join forces to fight them.Thank God we have a President who is willing to listen. Don't give up. Keep writing and calling the White House, Congress, your governor and state legislature. Now is the time to act.
 

Jim Phillips (3200)
Monday December 31, 2012, 9:39 am
Silencers could give the next Adam Lanza even more time to kill -- but to the NRA, they protect kids' hearing

"In case you’re wondering, the answer is yes, the gun lobby’s grand strategy rests grotesquely on fake concern for child hearing health. Among the opening shots in the campaign was a feature in the February 2011 issue of Gun World, “Silence is Golden,” penned by the veteran gun writer Jim Dickson. “One only has to look at children in the rest of the world learning to shoot with silencers, protecting their tender young ears, to see what an innocent safety device we are talking about here,” writes Dickson. “To use an overworked propaganda phrase, legalize silencers ‘for the sake of the children.’” [Emphasis mine.]"

Once again, the NRA is using bat-shit logic for supporting silencers to protect children's hearing.

If NRA is concerned about hearing loss from firing weapons, they should wear ear muffs, ear plugs.

This is another example of very poor logic from the NRA group.

Ty, Carrie.
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Bill K. (14)
Monday December 31, 2012, 9:40 am
i was just thinking something similar recently to a comment above - about Wyatt Earp banning guns in the town limits (i guess according to the NRA he was one of those anti gun liberals). one of t he signs of progress in the Old West was when towns began banning guns within the city limits. now we have the NRA evolving backwards from that point by suggesting we have more guns everywhere, even in schools.
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Monday December 31, 2012, 9:45 am
noted thanks!
 

Nancy M. (201)
Monday December 31, 2012, 10:00 am
I have often wondered how many more would have been killed at that movie theatre if people had been carrying. How do you know who the bad guy is? (well, in this case, the one with red hair). How many more on top of that would have been killed with silencer?
 

Diane K. (133)
Monday December 31, 2012, 1:41 pm
NRA is just looking to keep guns & gun sales in business to keep their association going.
 

Tom Edgar (56)
Monday December 31, 2012, 2:19 pm
In Australia silencers are very specifically illegal, but then so is the possession of concealable weapons (hand guns) Strangely the per capita rates of murders by hand guns here is a minute fraction than pertains in the U S A. always by those who own such weapons illegally. The same situation also pertains to murders involving long arms but then, once again, the licencing and ownership of ALL firearms is very strictly controlled. Must be just a coincidence.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday December 31, 2012, 6:07 pm
sickening
 

Past Member (0)
Monday December 31, 2012, 6:08 pm
guns can only kill loud or silent.
 

Dave C. (235)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 8:39 am
NRA sickens me, too....
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 2:41 pm
So thats the answer then! Use a silencer then the whole school would have been wiped out and no one would have heard anything Great answer from a bunch of Morons by the sound of it
 

Gloria H. (88)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 4:21 pm
If they really were concerned about children, they would make guns that fired only blanks. That way, to kill someone you would have to beat them to death with it.
Probably they are already working on vaporizer guns that would not make a sound, just moleculize someone to pieces.
Since there are so many class action suits, why not start one against gun manufactures for wrongful deaths? There probably be scores of victims families that would sign up. The tobacco industry has been sweating bullets over this too. it does keep their bottom feeding lawyers employed.
 

pam w. (139)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 6:37 pm
(I'm banging my head on the desk!)
 

Quinton Smith (40)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 2:24 am
By the wave of my hand "POOF" all guns are now gone do you think the killing would stop?? not in a rats ass it would not even slow down because "KILLING IS ONE OF FOUR THINGS THAT HUMANS DO BEST" we humans have killing down to an art when I was in the army I was trained to take a human out (KILL) from a half mile away an I was dam good at my job I could take your head off or blow a hold in a human body so big you could stick your head in the hold I have a wall full of awards for a job well done that's how good of an art we humans has made of killing from the first day a baby is born it start to learn how to kill when was the last time you whit to the movie's to see a "PEACE MOVIE" no blood an guts no shooting killing. An yes children wore killed big deal it happens all the time all over this NON-CARING HATEFUL HUMAN WORLD 3.000 humans died when they crashed the two airliners in the world trade centre building an they took control of the planes without using a gun. So "STOP" pointing your fingers at the NRA an crying for more gun control because if there wore no guns the killing humans would just use a bomb or set the place on fire or just mow you down with a car see we humans have made an art of killing an for humans like myself who have seen so much killing I no longer feel pain. So go an turn on your tv so you don't miss CSI COPS hop into the car an take in a good old blood an guts shoot-em up blow-em up movie an when the next school or what ever shooting happen cry for more gun control take away more of one's freedom but before crying for more control take a good look in the mirror an you will see the world best killer an that killer is know as "THE HUMAN RACE". =^..^=
 

bob m. (32)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 7:42 am


SHHHHHHHHHHH!..eh guys and gals?.........OALAHOMA!!!!!!...... Spirit of God..bring them, us to our knees in sober repentant confession of our sin;.reveal our sin.. so that we do not walk in darkness , in shadow again.. so that we cannot hide our mischief.. but walk in light as You are in the light....
SHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ..
 

Mitchell D. (133)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 10:34 am
I can't get to read it, but that is just as well, as I am that much safer from having a heart attack, or dieing of laughter.
These people are truly evil. If I believed in fairy tales, I would say that they must be lobbyists for the devil.
 

Lois Jordan (60)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 2:33 pm
Can't you just see them....sitting around with their expensive brandy and cigars...figuring out how to make more money...."let's protect the kids"...."yeah, guns are awful noisy, and I sometimes forget my ear plugs; was deaf for hours"...
I'm totally disgusted. My husband got a phone call from the NRA today. The caller said she was being paid to make these calls, so he kept her on the line, listening to her spiel until she was done, then told her "no." (She asked for $100). I asked him why he bothered. He said that if he tied up her "paid" time, it was less time she had to call others. Such patience! I couldn't have done that. But, each of us in our own ways can help dismantle this terrorist money-making machine. They have no conscience. Loved Mitchell's comment that they're "lobbyists for the devil."
 

Yvonne Taylor (36)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 3:26 pm
Wow that is a stretch! How stupid do they think the general public is? Oh wait....
 

Melania Padilla (197)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 4:10 pm
No words... Thanks for posting
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 5:13 pm
I was in the US military, and my husband 3 tour in Nam. He is totally against gun violence or even owning a gun in our home. I wonder if Quinton you would consider the human race capable of using brains instead of brawn?
 

Quinton Smith (40)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 3:56 pm
@ Haniel If "HUMANS HAD BRAINS" there would not be shoot-em up blow-em up movie's an the media would not say if it bleeds it leads an you would not find flyer from the KKK in a wal mark parking lot in the south no Haniel humans do not have brains an the one's that do are hated an killed like Dr. King we humans call ourself the smartness living thing on earth an what do we have to show for it school shooting cat an kitten killers an then point fingers at guns the only time you hear about a killing is when some CHILD gets killed humans are good at only four things 1. hating 2. discrimination 3.destroying an 4. the best of all KILLING because humans don't care what they kill over 1 million cats an kittens wore killed last year along an I hope some nut job hate group or human get his hands on an atom bomb an lights it off then an only then will the killing stop an Mother Nature will rebuild the earth an I hope she will not make the mistake of adding humans to the new earth. =^..^=


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