But gun-control activists say silencers are getting quieter, particularly in combination with subsonic ammunition, which is less lethal but still damaging. They point to videos on YouTube in which silencers make high-powered rifles have “no more sound than a pellet gun,” according to one demonstrator showing off a silenced semiautomatic .22LR.See how he lumped .22LR into "high-powered rifles." When he was called out for the error on social media, this is how he reacted according to The Federalist:
It gets worse:@seanmdav your piece carefully avoids interesting facts. Go do your homework on what armed forces shooting 22lr and read a few firearms mags— Mike Rosenwald (@mikerosenwald) January 10, 2017
Nothing says “high-powered” like a rifle that’s only used to injure protesters, amirite?Remember that post from last week on National Review's Kevin Williamson's article about lazy and dishonest reporting on guns? Rosenwald's article fits that description.