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.

There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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