Democrat lawmakers are pushing for a law that would ban silencers for automobiles after the FBI disclosed that Las Vegas shooter Steven Paddock had one of them on his car.
The silencer, also known by car enthusiasts as a “muffler,” is a device used to decrease the amount of noise emitted by the exhaust of a car engine. It is believed that Paddock used the device to drive to the Mandalay Bay Hotel without drawing attention to himself.
Former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton brought the silencer issue to national attention when she tweeted the following after the shooting:
“Thanks to the Republicans and the muffler lobby, anyone can buy a silencer for their car without a background check,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said. “I do not know why we are even having this debate – the right to own a muffler is not protected by the Second Amendment.”
Jimmy Kimmel also shamed the Republican Party and car owners during a ten-minute monologue on his late-night talk show.
“Thousands of people die each year by getting hit by cars,” a tearful Kimmel said in a wavering voice. “How many lives could have been saved had the victims been able to hear their assailant’s car coming?”
EDITORS NOTE: This political satire by Chairman Meow originally appeared on The Peoples Cube.