Seth Meyers assumed that Congress and the gun lobby were merely ignoring pleas for reasonable gun safety regulations. But it turns out they just couldn’t hear.
On Wednesday, the “Late Night” host ridiculed the GOP for pushing new legislation that would deregulate gun silencers, which are currently restricted under the National Firearms Act.
Supporters argue that silencers protect hunters and recreational shooters who may experience hearing damage due to the loud noise. Opponents, like former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, say silencers would make mass shootings even more deadly.
The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots.
Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 2, 2017
Given gun enthusiasts’ potential hearing issues, Meyers suggested that gun control advocates take a different tact:
Watch Meyers’ full response in the video above.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.