PR specialist Shannon Watts, whom Michael Bloomberg employs to run Moms Demand Action, posted perhaps the dumbest tweet ever in an effort to smear firearm suppressors:
“@NRA pushing dangerous silencer agenda: ‘If you can't hear the gun shots, how do you know a shooter is coming?’”
The Twitterverse leaped to correct her ignorance:
@DLoesch: “This is the dumbest thing I’ve ever read by a clueless PR hack for hire. They’re not totally silent, moron.”
@mgray21: “Silencers aren’t silent. 130 decibels. The same as a military jet taking off.”
@ijaycole: “You realize the sound is still about as loud as a rock concert with a silencer, right? It drops maybe 20db to protect your ears, idiot.”
Watts’ career is littered with lies—she’s previously claimed defensive gun use has “never happened”; falsely stated that NRA bans concealed carry at its annual meetings and HQ; and tweeted about “lax gun laws” regarding the Ohio State attack, which did not involve guns. But Watts’ dishonest statement is not ignorance; it’s a tactic.
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