Mother Jones’ Attack on Suppressors a Litany of One-Sided Talking Points

By David Codrea

Hyperbole is no substitute for reality, and should not be allowed to go unchallenged when collectivists use it to attack our rights. (Bev Fitchett's Guns Magazine)
David Codrea in his natural habitat.

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “A GOP bill deregulating silencers could have ‘devastating effects’ on public safety, law enforcement leaders say,” an hysterical SHARE Act hit piece by Mother Jones claims. Of course it is and of course they do.

Still, thanks, motherjonesers, for once more confirming that Democrats are anti-gun — at least as far as We the People are concerned.

The overtly socialist Mother Jones has consistently been a mouthpiece for the control lobby and for citizen disarmament, and they’re playing an easily-spooked herd that believes the Hollywood silent assassin hype. What could be more Opposite Day “progressive” than posing as egalitarians while propagandizing for a more powerful state and opposing the single most effective means of true power sharing, the right of the people to keep and bear arms?

It’s interesting they admit up front that crimes using suppressors are rare, and for their anecdotal example cite one incident in a greater rampage by a former member of law enforcement — one who, incidentally, shared the goals of both Mother Jones and those “law enforcement leaders.” Ex-“Only One” Christopher Dorner wanted to ban suppressors too, along with semi-automatics and normal capacity magazines.  He was also a big fan of Dianne Feinstein, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Obama, and he detested the NRA.

Enforcers going rogue should not define the rights of free people. That would be like saying we can’t have handguns because panicky cops searching for Dorner shot the hell out of a newspaper delivery truck and narrowly missed killing innocent women who were just trying to earn a meager living.

It’s also interesting that the “leaders” all for infringing the Second Amendment consist of a former ATF careerist and the “Law Enforcement Coalition for Common Sense.” Guess who employs the first and enables the second? And since when do oath-breaking enforcers beholden to urban Democrat administrations get to impose their failed edicts on the people not responsible for the bloody mess their policies have made inevitable?

Next up on the Mother Jones hit list is the somehow objectionable fact that opening up the market will create significant new economic opportunities. Horrors.

Excellent point. (American Suppressor Association)

The revelation that “SilencerCo, the nation’s largest manufacturer of gun suppressors, was reportedly forced to lay off approximately 50 percent of its workforce” is supposed to reinforce the “Trump Slump” meme. That’s despite a National Shooting Sports Foundation official noting the Obama years (with an apparent-at-the-time Hillary ascendancy) were aberrations for industry sales, and “evidence indicates 2017 could be the second or third highest year for background checks in the past two decades.”

It figures big promoters of cultural and political terraforming by flooding the country with “pathway to citizenship” foreign nationals would be against jobs Americans will do.

The hit piece wraps up by preposterously implying that hearing a “blam” is what let Republican congressmen know a lunatic was shooting at them. A lunatic who, by the way, shared the same socialist politics as Mother Jones…

And the thing is, of course it’s not just them. You can find all kinds of “editorials” repeating the same talking points.  For instance:

“What if millions of people get gun silencers?” The Huffington Post breathlessly asks.

Well, millions of people own guns and never use them to hurt a soul. Infringing on their rights will have no effect on those who do, although you can bet the blood dancers will be out in force to gleefully exploit criminal misuse of a suppressor at the first opportunity.

And you can also bet all kinds of other “common sense gun safety laws” will have been ignored.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

  • 33 thoughts on “Mother Jones’ Attack on Suppressors a Litany of One-Sided Talking Points

    1. I’m sure most of us recognize not only the dearth of logic displayed by gun control proponents, but also the ignorance they have on the subject of firearms. Case in point, if you look closely at the cartoonist’s drawing, he apparently believes the brass casing also travels out of the barrel along with the bullet. I had to share that for the laugh it gave me.

      1. How about those articles in newspapers where it is written that a .9 mm automatic or a .12 gauge shotgun was used as the weapon in a crime???!!!

    2. A Pennsylvania politician inferred he could not support deregulating ‘silencers’ since that would relegate them to being ‘firearms accessories’ that don’t require NCIC checks. Talk about twisting the facts???

    3. Funny, ALL the criminal use of suppressors that hack “journalism” site MJ listed were done with ILLEGAL improvised or homemade suppressors. Kinda negates their whole argument, huh?
      But idiots will be idiots… these asstards most likely believe some legislation should be applied to purchasing a magnified scope or weapon light because, you know, a scope makes ANY rifle a “deadly high-powered sniper weapon” and a light makes criminals “uber efficient at killing”, I mean… it’s the accessory that makes the weapon, right?
      Keep emailing, writing and calling your congress critters and keep the pressure on to take suppressors off the NFA and treat like title 1 weapons… even though they are only accessories. Let the Chicken Little’s make asses of themselves, logic is on our side and as long as we put equal pressure to their idiocy, we will win and have this ACCESSORY at the least, treated like a shotgun or rifle!

      1. Eric:

        I believe you’ve perfectly summarized the entire argument regarding the imaginary dangers associated with allowing any and everyone who wants a suppressor to have a suppressor.

        “Idiots will be idiots.” Indeed.

        Nothing more really needs to be said.

    4. Mother Jones, a magazine of the snowflake, by the snowflake, for the snowflake. All purported facts based in their own special world, today’s colleges and institutions of higher brain washing.

    5. They watched too many of the old Hollywood and TV movies and programs written by ignorant liberals where a two inch long “silencer” on the end of a Revolver makes it go “phut, phut,” which can’t even be heard next door.
      That alone demonstrates the stupidity and ignorance of the anti-gun bunch of morons INCLUSING all those big names who want to DISARM YOU but insist on having a squad of well armed security guards around themselves . (way to go Bloombutt)

    6. Looks like there are a lot of Fudds here who don’t like to have another viewpoint expressed (JUST LIKE THE LEFT). Ignore them and keep posting. Thanks for the info, can’t get enough on that one, as most folks have to be shown at least 5 to 10 different sources on these false flags before they get the idea, if they ever do at all. People are such brainless unthinking sheep.

        1. Well, it WAS a reply to a comment I don’t see now – someone who was one of several people badmouthing David and sounding like some of those SJW’s who don’t want to hear anybody else’s viewpoint. There was a link to some other site, as well, and too much info has passed through this old brain to remember what it was or I’d include it here. Guess Ammoland thought they were being too nasty. You’re right, it makes no sense without the original post – oh well, these things happen.

    7. Mother “f’ Jones is the extreme level of stupidy. For years these brain dead, drug induced delusional idiots has published pure trash with no normal reasoning. Suppressors are not going to kill anyone. I am surprised they are able to find enough stupid that will buy their rubbish and keep them in their drug induced trance.

    8. “Enforcers going rogue should not define the rights of free people.” – like every supposed gun right supporter, the author is a big talker, and just like the rest of them the empty “liberty platitudes” seem to roll off the tongue easily. I could have told you all the end result of the HPA months ago: DIW. It is and will remain in this state. The State does not relinquish control after they have stolen it away from the populace, in fact, this is the purpose of their arbitrary and capricious “laws” to begin with…to wrest power from the populace. So I have a solution for all of this: if you want a suppressor, make one yourself. If you want a full auto firearm, then make one yourself. You can get a free copy of “The Anarchist’s Guide to M-16 Conversion” on SCRIBD. A little bird told me that there will be a companion book at some point called “The Anarchist’s Guide to Silencer Construction.” Don’t let the word “Anarchist” in the title throw you off, as it could just as well have been stated as “Patriot.” You know all about the “Patriots”: the guys who were labeled “Anarchists” in 1775.

      1. Your free ticket to ten years free room and Board as many have learned the hard way. Go right ahead Bob, and post pics of them here so we all can see.

        1. YouTube is already a “builder’s guide” to making silencers. Full auto weapons are so simple to make that no one seems interested in a “how to” film. While a suppressor might be useful in certain situations, full auto is a great waste of ammo. I fully enjoyed playing with them in the military but I had a rich uncle buying ammo for me.

          1. @Oldft, Yes, remember when all the ammunition was free! Those were the days!
            @BobM, Either you are a BATFink fishing for people dumb enough to respond to your comments with bragging of their own home made full autos and gun mufflers or you are really foolish to write about what you know and do on a site that is regularly prowled by BATFinks.

        1. @Vanns, Boy you are not kidding a little weasel and bold admitter of deceit. If he is not the author, but did not credit the author he is a plagiarist, as well as manipulator. I wonder if he does that at home?

    9. Ignorance can be changed, but you cannot fix stupid…………you can’t even educate it. Sadly that goes for most all of the anti-gun loonies.

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