Silencers

From ROMPER:

As the nation awakens to the deadliest mass shooting in its history, calls for gun law reform have clamored in the wake of at least 50 dead and another 400 people injured [59 dead, 527 hurt as of this posting]. As vocal as gun safety advocates have been since Sunday night’s horrific shooting, the NRA’s response to the Las Vegas shooting has been lacking, to say the least — as of Monday morning, the National Rifle Association had not yet issued a formal statement.

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On Twitter, conservative radio host and NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch offered her condolences in a series of tweets, but had no statement on the issue of gun safety beyond encouraging a Twitter user to “temper” their “politics” on the issue.

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Wayne LaPierre, NRA’s CEO and executive vice president, has been equally as silent as the organization he heads: His Twitter feed has been inactive for the last five months, with his most recent tweet praising President Donald Trump. Trump called himself a “champion and friend in the White House,” to the NRA during its annual convention in April.

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The NRA’s responses to mass shootings have historically been lacking in its ability to specifically call out the problems with gun laws in the United States, but again, it’s not surprising that a gun lobbying organization wouldn’t speak out against its own financial interests. According to Business Insider, the NRA has already spent more on lobbying during the first two quarters of 2017 than it did the entire year previous.

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One of the most concerning recent lobbying efforts by the NRA is to make it easier for people to buy gun silencers. South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan introduced the law earlier this year, with debate on the bill delayed following the shooting of a congressman, Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, in June. The bill is up for a vote this week in the House. According to POLITICO, the successful passage of Duncan’s gun silencer bill is one of the NRA’s “top legislative goals” this year.

 

 

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16 responses to “Silencers

  1. Sherry Shirk

    OMG Nonnie. This is brilliant. Can’t laugh but can appreciate.

    On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 6:26 PM, HYSTERICAL RAISINS wrote:

    > nonnie9999 posted: “From ROMPER: As the nation awakens to the deadliest > mass shooting in its history, calls for gun law reform have clamored in the > wake of at least 50 dead and another 400 people injured [59 dead, 527 hurt > as of this posting]. As vocal as gun safety advocate” >

    • I alternately had tears in my eyes and smoke coming out of my ears. I am so fucking disgusted. If the yahoos want to live in a place where every asshole with a tiny-dick complex has to carry a fucking gun to compensate, let them, but where are the rest of us supposed to go? If I hear one more person say it’s not the time to talk about gun control, my head might explode!

  2. Great visual. Dana sure does love her guns.

  3. Nonnie, Nonnie, Nonnie.. it is only worth a delay if somebody shoots a member of congress. Silly you.

    • Only if they shoot a Rethug. They didn’t miss a beat when Gabby Giffords was shot, and they don’t give a damn about anything she has to say. Scalise gets a standing ovation like he’s some kind of fucking hero. That shithead will vote right along with the other Rethugs, giving the NRA anything and everything they want. I despise them.

  4. I am not holding my breath for our law makers to one gone G-D thing about gun laws. They will cave to the NRA because that bunch of evil money grabbers has too much sway over weak kneed politicians.

    Passing a silencer law has got to be the outer limits of stupidity. One of the sons of bitches said it was needed because his ears have been damaged. Can’t the effer wear ear protection like the military uses?

    I grew up around guns. My dad had two rifles and a shot gun but his guns were locked away and only used on predators. My husband was a dire hard hunter but again his guns were locked away and now my son has them. He doesn’t hunt anymore since his ATV wreck that almost killed him. Somehow he lost his desire to hunt game and I’m damn glad about that. He always wore ear pugs or what ever to protect his hearing.

    • The story about his hearing is utter bullshit. Everyone has to suffer, because his daddy was too fucking stupid to put earplugs in his kid’s ears? I’m not a hunter, but if I was, I think I would feel safer knowing that I could hear guns going off around me so that I would know what places to avoid.

      • You are so right. Americans are obsessed with guns. And yes it is far better to hear the gun sound than no sound being made.

        • I made a comment about that on Twitter, and a few people replied that suppressors (they didn’t call them silencers) will not result in a quiet gun. One guy answered: “… guns with suppressors still produce the same decibel level of sound as a jackhammer.” So, I have to ask, then what is the argument for silencers for hunting rifles? I suspect the silencers are not for hunting rifles but for smaller guns. I saw Donnie Jr. in a video for the silencer company, and the gun he used was very quiet. Nothing more than clicking. Donnie Jr. could barely contain his excitement as he declared how great this will be for getting kids into guns. 😡

          • I will need to ask my son and try to do some research about the whole damn thing re: silencers. Donnie Jr. has no common sense. You can bet that there is likely not a gun in his house. On the other hand was he one of the guys that shot some endangered game or do I have him confused with another animal killer?

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  5. chezmoi

    Silencers. The only thing the NRA wants silenced is any straight talk on gun regulation or gun death statistics.

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