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Watch: This is why gun silencers are not as ‘ninja’ as you might think


Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) is pushing a bill that would make it easier to buy gun suppressors, also known as 'silencers.' Opponents to the bill argue that suppressors will make firearms more dangerous in the hands of criminals because they render the weapon completely silent.

A suppressor “doesn’t eliminate the sound of a firearm. It reduces the decibel level by 30 to 40 decibels,” explained NRA TV host, Cam Edwards, who joined Dana Loesch on “Dana” to shed some light on the truth about gun suppressors. He explained that the gun accessory's primary function is hearing protection.

“The argument from these folks is that criminals are going to be able to sneak around silently assassinating people, without anybody hearing it, because that’s what suppressors do. That’s not what suppressors do. That’s what they do it movies. That’s what James Bond’s suppressor might do, but that’s not how they work in the real world.”

“It’s not like [suppressors] are going to turn everybody into ninjas…,” asserted Dana, adding, “I’ve seen people … they used Twinkies [as a gun suppressor] in these videos I watched on YouTube. It also made me want Twinkies.”

To see more from Dana, visit her channel onTheBlaze and watch full episodes of “Dana” live weekdays 6–7 p.m. ET or anytime on-demand at TheBlaze TV.

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