In the video below, Senator Tim Kaine repeats his former running mate Hillary Clinton’s post-Mandaly Bay shooting anti-silencer rhetoric. According to the Virginia Democrat, silencer deregulation should be spiked because killer Stephen Paddock “was only stopped because he didn’t have a silencer on his firearm, and the sound drew people to the place where he was ultimately stopped.” The Senator then asks . . .
“Can you imagine what would have happened if he’d had silencers on these weapons?”
In fact, nytimes.com reports that it took police nearly two hours to locate Paddock’s 32nd floor room. They did so — ultimately – by hearing the sound of the smoke alarm in Paddock’s room.
Of course, facts are not the stock-in-trade for the civilian disarmament industrial complex.
Even so, the SHARE Act deregulating silencers is now on ice. And if and when the bill heads to the Senate — House approval is highly likely — the chances that it will get the five Democratic votes it needs to head to the President’s desk are somewhere between slim and none. And slim just left town.