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.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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