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?


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.

POLL: Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

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Just one day after Hamas’s surprise attack on Israel, which left over 1,400 people Israelis dead, 34 different student groups from Harvard University wrote a joint statement pinning the blame of Hamas' terrorist attack on Israel. In the following days after publishing this callous statement, these students staged a walkout and rallied in support of the Palestinians. As Glenn has discussed, this is not an isolated event, and campuses across the country have hosted similar rallies where antisemitic jargon like "we don't want no Jew state" and "globalize the intifada" is freely spewed.

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

While the Universities have not officially backed any of these rallies or student groups that organized them, they haven't stopped them either, which raises the question: should they? On one hand, these are American students in American Universities, who are protected by the First Amendment. On the other hand, history tells us how dangerous antisemitism is if left unchecked; and what of the rights of Jewish students to be safe on the campuses they pay to attend? Let us know what you think in the poll below:

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests? 

Would you feel safe if your child attended a University that allowed pro-Hamas protests?

 Should Universities allow pro-Israel protests?

Is pro-Hamas rhetoric protected by the First Amendment?

POLL: What do YOU think Israel should do about Gaza?

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Should Israel take over Gaza after defeating Hamas? This contentious historical question has resurfaced amid Israel's retaliatory airstrikes in Gaza following Hamas' terror attacks, which resulted in the greatest death of Jews since the Holocaust. Biden and the global elites have warned Israel against occupation of the Palestinian territory. When asked on 60 Minutes if he would support the Israeli occupation of Gaza, Biden said, “I think it would be a big mistake.” Today Glenn responded to Biden’s answer: “I don't think it's a mistake to occupy."

This has been a long-standing, polarizing issue that is now more relevant than ever, and we want to hear YOUR thoughts. Let us know in the poll below:

Would you support an Israeli occupation of Gaza?

Do you think the Israeli airstrikes in Gaza are justified?

Do you think a two-state solution is still possible?

Funding IRAN?! Here are the TOP 5 reasons Joe Biden should be IMPEACHED

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On September 12th, the House announced an official impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden with allegations of abuse of power, obstruction, and corruption. Naturally, the media quickly jumped to the President’s aid claiming that “there is no evidence to support these claims” and that the whole affair is a witch hunt.

If you’ve been listening to Glenn, you know that this is simply not the case. Biden has been committing impeachment-worthy deeds before he even stepped foot into the Oval Office—there’s no shortage of evidence to justify this inquiry. Here are 5 scathing reasons why Biden should be impeached:

He was responsible for the Afghanistan withdrawal disaster.

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The Biden administration began with the US's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. Under his watch, Biden left thousands of US citizens and allies stranded in the Taliban's hostile regime. Countless Afghan allies have been murdered by the Taliban due to the Biden administration's negligence.

He was involved with Hunter Biden's illicit foreign business dealings.

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There is clear evidence that Joe Biden was more than aware of his son Hunter's foreign business dealings. From suspicious money laundering through the Biden family's accounts to Joe's involvement with important business meetings within Hunter's company, there is mounting evidence to warrant an impeachment inquiry.

He lied about his involvement with Hunter's business dealings.

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Not only did Biden involve himself with his son's less-than-legal foreign business ventures, but he lied to the American people about it too, claiming he had NO KNOWLEDGE of what was going on.

He failed to protect the Southern border, and actively made it worse.

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Biden singlehandedly turned the Southern border into the worst illegal immigration crisis in US history. He reversed many policies set in place by the Trump administration, resulting in 2.3 million illegal immigrants flooding into the US under his watch, a historic high.


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Biden reversed the Trump-era policy that halted all funds going into Iran. The Wall Street Journal revealed the smoking-gun evidence proving that Iran trained AND funded Hamas before its gruesome terror attacks against Israel. Moreover, shortly before the attacks, the Biden administration unfroze $6 BILLION dollars of Iran's assets as a part of a prisoner swap. On top of this, Biden resumed $200 million worth of "humanitarian aid" to Gaza that Trump had ended—because the money was being used to buy weapons for Hamas.

Top 5 economic milestones that show HOW BAD Bidenomics has made the economy

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From groceries to house prices, everything seems to get more expensive, and you can thank Biden for that. Glenn recently exposed the truth about 'Bidenomics' and the havoc it has wrought on the American economy. Here are five economic milestones during the Biden administration that expose the glaring track record of "Bidenomics:"

In July 2022, the inflation rate hit 9.1 percent, a 40-year record high.

In June 2022, gas hit an all time record high of $5 a gallon for the national average.

61 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck as of this September.

Interest rates reached a 15-year high at 5.25 percent and are still increasing.

Americans have $1 trillion in collective credit card debt, in part due to food/staple pieces being very high.