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Friday, June 2, 2017

Why Is Shannon Watts So Confused About Suppressors?

If Shannon Watts, Michael Bloomberg’s head Demanding Mom, sounds confused, it’s not our fault.

As frequent A1F Daily contributor AWR Hawkins pointed out at Breitbart.com on Wednesday, Watts is claiming that those using the word “suppressor” when supporting the Hearing Protection Act are actually trying to confuse her and others who don’t want the devices deregulated.

“It’s all semantics. Focusing on the name distracts people from the real conversation,” Watts told thehill.com. “They did the same thing with the debate over whether to use the term ‘assault rifles’ or ‘semi-automatic rifles,’ and then the whole conversation shifted to ‘What are we going to call these things?’ They want to get into semantics about the language, so we don’t talk about how dangerous they are.”

In fact, suppressors actually do suppress the sound a gun makes when firing, but they don’t make it “silent” by a long shot. What’s so confusing about that?