We’re pretty certain Barbra Streisand is echoing her hero Hillary Clinton, who decided, exactly one tweet before tweeting, “we can and must put politics aside,” to politicize the Las Vegas shooting by coming out against legislation that would make suppressors easier to purchase.
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.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 2, 2017
Fast-forward one day, and here’s Streisand lending the weight of her expertise with firearms and suppressors:
How many more people would have died if there were silencers on his guns? Stop the GOP silencer bill.
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) October 3, 2017
Next question? https://t.co/d3H783CROa
— Greg (@choosingfreedom) October 3, 2017
I wish there was a silencer on your piehole.https://t.co/Y0C0grtYr8
— Problematic AF™? (@EF517_V2) October 3, 2017
We all wish that, but first things first: the argument that no one would hear gunfire if the shooter had used a suppressor is ridiculous, especially considering the fact that he was firing from inside a hotel room.
Actually, if he had a "silencer" on an automatic weapon, firing at that rate, it likely would've failed and jammed. Thus, saving lives.
— Antonio Martinez (@djtechchicago) October 3, 2017
Reiterating what Clinton spouted. You are aware that silencers melt on automatic rifles …. proven.
— JMacauley (@iJMacauley) October 3, 2017
We’re betting Streisand didn’t know that … or that “silencers” don’t silence anything. But hey — the Las Vegas shooter gave the Democrats an opening to move the gun control ball forward, and if they can get an inch, they’ll take it.
They're called suppressors & if he'd used one it would've more than likely melted to the barrel of the gun. https://t.co/C1r5GF6qB2
— Kimberly (@conkc2) October 3, 2017
Hey STUPID…..you can't put a silencer on an AR, the heat would melt it. Stick to acting, singing, or whatever the heck that is you call it https://t.co/nziYgnEHzP
— Leroy Sweeney (@im4ue) October 3, 2017
— Doodles Days (@MargaretTrucks) October 3, 2017
America has to act NOW to pass common sense gun reform … there’s no time for facts.
Actually is would have suppressed sound, causing fewer false reports of shootings at other hotels allowing LE to focus on trouble spot. https://t.co/k4GdNM1USE
— Judson McCulloch (@JudsonMcCulloch) October 3, 2017
It never ends with these people… https://t.co/RY8heUxbOH
— Brad Thor (@BradThor) October 3, 2017
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UH OH! WaPo fact checker schools Hillary on silencers, gets accused of 'mansplaning' [sic] & more https://t.co/09PeaJWAG1
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 2, 2017