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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Salon Flips Its Lid Over Suppressor Legislation

Salon Media Group decided to jump into the suppressor discussion—and did so in their usual biased, leftist and sensationalist way. They “reported” on the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (SHARE Act), which was heard in the House Committee on Natural Resources on Tuesday.

Salon unsurprisingly argued against the measure, stating that easier access to suppressors would “make it easier for mass shooters to kill more people.” They apparently envision a Wild West effect where, “motivated in large part by the glamorization of guns in pop culture,” gun-toting thugs brazenly walk the streets and silently mow down anyone in their way. Another outrageous claim accuses the gun industry of using suppressors as a recruiting tool to “make guns less scary to children.”

The reality is, suppressors are designed for one reason: to preserve hearing. Charles C.W. Cooke offered up some facts here. To learn more about the SHARE Act, click here.