Anti-Gun Fear Mongers Spreading More Falsehoods and ‘What Ifs’

Earlier this week, an op-ed piece appeared on the US News and World Report website. The piece, by Lanae Erickson Hatalsky and Nathan Kasai began with a huge erroneous misconception in their title: Deadly Silence. The piece focuses on an effort to relax restrictions on purchasing gun suppressors. The two authors display their ignorance and therefore their bias by referring to suppressors as silencers.

The truth is, that there is no such thing as a gun silencer. All the alleged silencers they are referring to do is to suppress the initial sound of a gun firing; they do not silence it. A response piece to the US News post describes it as:

“Authors Lanae Erickson Hatalsky and Nathan Kasai, using the disingenuous misnomer ‘silencers’ to refer to suppressors, misled readers by intimating the devices silence muzzle blasts, instead of merely reducing the noise level to that of a jackhammer. By their…



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