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Offline gryphon

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"I feel like I've been lied to."
« on: May 14, 2015, 06:27:21 PM »
That's what one reporter said after the NRA took a bunch of reporters out shooting to show them exactly what suppressors are, how they work, and that they don't "silence" gunshots to a whisper like a lot of people think.  They are still loud, just not as loud. 

One TV reporter said that she felt she’d been “lied to” by what what’s portrayed in the movies.

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/05/daniel-zimmerman/nra-demos-suppressors-dispels-myths-for-illinois-media/
http://www.wics.com/news/top-stories/stories/gun-advocates-push-suppressors-22593.shtml
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153285883284120&pnref=story

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Re: "I feel like I've been lied to."
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2015, 07:21:18 PM »
Media Education Day, I like that concept.

It's just astounding that even airgun moderators are a social requirement in anti gun England, but where they have some common sense, here in the USA we senselessly demonize muffling harmful noises.

Remember those noisy car exhaust commercials from the 1980s?
MIDASIZE IT! (go to Midas and get a muffler put on that thing, you antisocial jerk)
"A well balanced breakfast being necessary to the start of a healthy day, the right of the people to keep and eat food shall not be infringed "  - Who has a right to keep and eat food, The People or A Well Balanced Breakfast?

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Re: "I feel like I've been lied to."
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2015, 02:03:31 PM »
we senselessly demonize muffling harmful noises.

If it has a muffler, it will instantly turn a gun carrying nut into a raving homicidal maniac.

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Re: "I feel like I've been lied to."
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2015, 02:04:13 PM »
I hear a can of tennis balls does the same thing...
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Re: "I feel like I've been lied to."
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2015, 04:16:52 PM »
I hear a can of tennis balls does the same thing...

Probably doesn't work worth a darn and certainly harms accuracy.

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Re: "I feel like I've been lied to."
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2015, 04:33:24 PM »
Mythbusters experiences the same thing but views it differently.
I guess they think the mild 'pew pew' sound in the movies is 128dB.
Yes, guys, a suppressed pistol is a lot quieter than unsuppressed, but the movie version is a LOT quieter than the real suppressor.

We want to see whether these things actually make the same sounds in real life that they do in the movies...

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"A well balanced breakfast being necessary to the start of a healthy day, the right of the people to keep and eat food shall not be infringed "  - Who has a right to keep and eat food, The People or A Well Balanced Breakfast?

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Re: "I feel like I've been lied to."
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2015, 04:43:38 PM »
I don't know about tennis balls, but here's the pillow version:
"A well balanced breakfast being necessary to the start of a healthy day, the right of the people to keep and eat food shall not be infringed "  - Who has a right to keep and eat food, The People or A Well Balanced Breakfast?

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Re: "I feel like I've been lied to."
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2015, 05:00:01 PM »
I do believe the boys broke a federal law by disassembling the suppressors.  Taking them apart, even for cleaning, requires an ATF manufacturing license.

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Re: "I feel like I've been lied to."
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2015, 07:34:45 PM »
Suppressor/silencers are illegal in California, as well.

Also, did it bother anyone else that they were wearing ballistic vests at a shooting range? I would understand if it was open to the public...