Fact Check: No, Silencers Don’t Completely Silence Guns – Except in Movies

Hillary Clinton is among those calling for stronger gun control after the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night that left at least 58 people dead.

In a tweet, Clinton said, “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.”

Doc couldn’t hold back his frustration at Clinton’s complete misconception of what a “silencer” does while sitting in for Glenn on Monday’s show.

“Is she telling all of the facts? No, she absolutely is not,” Doc said.

A suppressor or silencer is a device that attaches to a firearm and subdues the sound. Silencers are primarily used to protect against loss of hearing, and they can’t completely quiet the sound of a gunshot.

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KRIS: A lot of people are coming against us standing against -- for example, you have people saying, silence is not enough. You got the gun violence.

DOC: Oh, okay. So here we are. It has not even been 12 hours. Ten, 11 hours since the shooting. And former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has now chimed in. Is this via Twitter?

KRIS: This is via Twitter, yes. She came out and said, our grief isn't enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up against the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.

DOC: Okay. Earlier I started off this program saying, we have to stop politicizing stuff. Left, right, stop politicizing tragedy. And how do you know? There's a couple telltale signs. When people start making it a political issue or discussing who is to blame immediately after a tragedy.

Again, we're still trying to figure out if that guy truly acted alone. We don't know much about his background. We just found out where he has lived in 20 minutes, the last half-hour. So still incredibly early for that. Number two, she passed blame and judgment on who, not just guns, but the NRA. Which is also a political issue because she knows the NRA funds people on the right.

And then finally, is she telling all of the facts? No. She absolutely is not. Hillary Clinton, you, my friend, are a dirtbag. As if we didn't know that already, a dirtbag for this.

KRIS: There's a little bit more --

DOC: Wait. There's more?

KRIS: Yeah, she tweeted this -- it took her three tweets to tweet out her whole point of view. But she goes and says, the crowd fled --

DOC: Wait. Is she using the 280?

KRIS: No. I think she didn't get the 280.

DOC: She's still on the 140?

KRIS: She's doing 140.

DOC: So it takes three of them. Okay. Got you.

KRIS: She goes, crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. Period. Imagine the death if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.

Doc, imagine that. A silencer! Imagine that!

DOC: Okay. Okay. Hold on.

Again, I'm not making this political. I'm correcting some information here. She is not giving you all of the information. She is speaking squarely out of her rectum there.

Anyone ever used a silencer?

KRIS: I have.

DOC: Yeah, it's like the movies. You just hear (sound effect). That's all it is, right?

KRIS: No.

DOC: It's a little bit louder than that.

KRIS: Yeah, you can still hear something.

DOC: Of course! It's actually still pretty loud. It's not nearly as loud as it would be. A silencer was not going to stop people from being injured or cause more people to be more injured.

KRIS: No. Cause more chaos. Yeah, cause more chaos, yes.

DOC: How would it cause more people -- still the people in the room next door would have heard it.

KRIS: Yes.

DOC: Would they have gotten there later? Probably not.

Would people have gotten to the ground sooner? No.

You would have still heard it. And, by the way, you're still going to see the JumboTron they have there stop working because it was hit. They would have seen people dying. Wow.

KRIS: Yeah. Yeah. Well, silencers. Silencers, you know, we must --

DOC: By the way, when you kill someone with a knife in a movie, they make no sound. So you just go. That one is perfectly silent. And the silencer goes (sound effect). Right? That's all it sounds.

KRIS: It sounds like Star Wars.

DOC: Yeah, Hillary is getting all of her information from movies apparently. What a dirtbag. You're not helping.

And if you're not helping, you're hurting in this scenario because it makes everybody else that's opposed to the things you're saying politically, even if there's a nugget of truth in what you're saying, instantly run to the other direction.

New York mom ARRESTED after son shows school nurse his new tattoo

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The mother of a 10-year-old boy was arrested in Highland, New York, for allowing her son to get a permanent tattoo on his forearm.

Crystal Thomas was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after a school nurse discovered her son's new tattoo, his name in large block letters, and reported it to school officials. Thomas faces up to one year in prison if convicted, and her two children were both taken away by child protective services. The tattoo artist was also arrested.

In New York, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to get a tattoo, even with parental consent.

In New York, state officials have introduced a bill that would ensure that parents who allow their young children to receive so-called "gender-affirming care" — which may include puberty blockers, hormone therapy, and surgeries — are protected under the law, as well as the physicians who provide such "care."

"Can [you] hear the cognitive dissonance in this story?" asked Glenn Beck on the radio program. "You have got to be kidding me."

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Chloe Cole says she began to be "brainwashed" by the gender ideology she saw all over social media when she was only 11 years old. By the time she turned 13, Chloe was convinced that she was a boy, and her parents didn't know how to respond. So they turned to the so-called "experts," who rushed Chloe into life-altering hormone treatments and surgeries. Not only did these experts give "no alternatives" to transitioning, but they lied to Chloe's parents behind her back to scare them into compliance.

Chloe joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" to share her heartbreaking experience and to expose the dark world of “gender-affirming care,” which she believes no teen should ever be subject to — from hormone blockers to mastectomies: "This is all wrong. I regret every single step, and this shouldn't have happened."

She also had a warning for parents about what led her to make those decisions in the first place, and she provided some key advice on how to react compassionately to situations like hers.

Watch the full podcast with Chloe Cole below:

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Nearly two years after the January 6 riot at the Capitol, the mystery of who planted two pipe bombs outside the Republican and Democratic National Committee offices remains unsolved. Thankfully, the bombs were found and disabled before they could cause any harm, but with their potential for devastating consequences — not to mention the massive investigations into all things relating to Jan.6 — why does it seem like this story has practically fallen off the face of the earth?

No one in the corporate media has even tried to look into it, and the government's narrative that the bombs were meant to be a diversion for the Capitol riot doesn't make sense when you look at the timeline of events.

So, on this week's episode of "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck broke down the timeline of events that led up to the discovery of the bombs and how the facts appear to point toward one sinister conclusion:

  • Security footage reportedly shows that the two pipe bombs were planted in front of the DNC and RNC the day before the riot.
  • Neither bomb was concealed.
  • Then-Vice President-elect Kamala Harris entered the DNC headquarters at approximately 11: 30 am on January 6.
  • At approximately 12:40 pm on January 6, the first pipe bomb was discovered sitting in plain sight outside the DNC headquarters, raising questions as to why the incoming vice president didn't have better security.
  • The pipe bomb had a one-hour kitchen timer that had apparently stopped with 20 minutes left on the timer. (Remember, the bombs were planted on January 5.)
  • The Secret Service reportedly erased their communications from January 5t and January 6 by "accident."

"It doesn't really hit you unless you look at it as a timeline, and then you're like, 'wait a minute that doesn't seem right.' The unsolved mystery of the pipe bomb has been used by the government to show that January 6 riot was part of a larger coordinated attack ... that the bombs were a diversion to get the Capitol police away from the Capitol," Glenn explained.

"But the bomb had a one-hour timer and it was planted at 8 p.m. the night before. So the bomb would have to go off the night before at about 9 p.m. on January 5. How's that a diversion? It's not physically even possible."

Watch the video clip below to hear more or find the full episode of "Unsolved Mysteries: 7 Deep-State SECRETS Biden Wants Buried" here.


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