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.

Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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Our sacred republic has never been in more danger than it is today. Little by little, industry by industry, the far Left is fundamentally transforming the country we love. And it's an aggressive, hostile kind of takeover we've only seen in some of the world's darkest societies.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes how the Biden administration and Democrats are aggressively scrambling to reset everything: our free and fair voting system, our kids' education, our policing, immigration and border security, our economy, our military, and our energy supply.

Finally, Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) joins to discuss how Biden's "woke" policies are threatening America's national security and our way of life.

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Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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