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Piers Morgan Shocked By ‘Unbelievable Power’ After Firing Assault Rifles At Texas Gun Range
Mediaite ^ | February 4, 2013 | Matt Wilstein

Posted on 02/04/2013 9:24:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

President Obama recently proved that he shoots skeet, and now Piers Morgan can say he’s shot an AR-15. Morgan traveled to Texas today to find out what it’s like to shoot the gun “used in the last five mass shootings in America,” including Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Morgan interviewed the owner of a Houston gun range, as he took his turns firing various version of the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle with a 30-round magazine. His aim wasn’t perfect, but as Morgan said, “once I got the hang of it and began pressing the trigger faster and faster, it was just firing very, very fast.”

He proceeded to shoot an AR-15 that had been modified from semi-automatic to fully automatic, a procedure that is illegal, but as the range owner explained, fairly easy for individuals to do with parts that can be purchased legally. Morgan said it felt “unbelievably powerful.”(continued)

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What a feline nickname he is.
1 posted on 02/04/2013 9:24:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Try a 30.06


2 posted on 02/04/2013 9:27:27 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: humblegunner; Eaker

How could y’all let him out of Houston without a trip to the woodshed? He was right there. ;p


3 posted on 02/04/2013 9:31:09 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And someone wants to put females in combat?


4 posted on 02/04/2013 9:32:02 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I doubt that anyone in Texas wanted to get their hands that dirty.

And I will bet you that within due time, little piers has him one of these bad boys.


5 posted on 02/04/2013 9:35:48 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
And someone wants to put females in combat?

Well in their defense, Piers Morgan could have applied for the British Military. My distant Irish RAF cousin is probably going to drop a bomb on my head for saying that too.

6 posted on 02/04/2013 9:35:48 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uh....in Sandy Hook, wasn’t the rifle left in the trunk?


7 posted on 02/04/2013 9:37:26 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d like to see the wimp shoot my slug gun (12 ga). Even though I tend to think of recoil as a nice massage, that one even makes me wince a little bit.


8 posted on 02/04/2013 9:38:00 PM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the alter of "gun free zones"?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
His real name is Piers PUGHE Morgan.

I'm serious.

9 posted on 02/04/2013 9:38:44 PM PST by gaijin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You took the description right out of my oral cavity.


10 posted on 02/04/2013 9:39:02 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: SERKIT

OMFG


11 posted on 02/04/2013 9:39:02 PM PST by Last of the Mohicans
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To: SERKIT

No, debunked, many times.


12 posted on 02/04/2013 9:40:49 PM PST by Cold Heart
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To: LukeL
My thoughts exactly. If he's awestruck by the power of a .223, a .30-06 would knock him on his backside. Anyone for a 300 Win Mag, or maybe a .416? You know, a bolt gun with a 3-capacity magazine, the sort of gun even he thinks the Second Amendment protects. Which would probably put him in the hospital.
13 posted on 02/04/2013 9:41:01 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone take him out with an M-1 Garand, if he can lift it. Have him run a clip through that.

Then hand him a bolt .300 Winchester or Weatherby Magnum and let him shoot, say, 10 rounds out of that.

No hearing protection either.

That’ll put a little “incredible powerful” on him.

See how his “assault weapon”/very powerful thinking sits with that.


14 posted on 02/04/2013 9:42:36 PM PST by Chasaway (Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bull. Was an AR-15 style rifle used in the last 5 shootings?

If Nancy-boy Piers thinks an AR-15 has "unbelievable power" then that just shows how out of touch he is with real firearms. I own an AR-15 and I've shot everything up to and including a Barrett M82A1. One of the reasons I like my 5.56 AR is that it is so mild mannered and fun to shoot.

15 posted on 02/04/2013 9:43:44 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: gaijin

Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan, actually.


16 posted on 02/04/2013 9:43:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seems to me that our fine soldiers of WWII did quite a bit of damage pulling the trigger as fast as they could with a M1 Garand and they only had eight round clips. What is the lefts obsession with magazine capacity? Even a novice can drop a empty mag and replace it in a couple of seconds. When someone goes off their bean and decides to kill one thirty round mag or three 10 round mags is only seconds. They wont be happy until they have us casting musket balls and loading flintlocks!


17 posted on 02/04/2013 9:44:41 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Chasaway

BTW...a Garand IS a battle rifle; made specifically for the military and for the battlefield.

See what he thinks of that and see how many rounds he can rip off with that little toy.


18 posted on 02/04/2013 9:44:46 PM PST by Chasaway (Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?)
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To: LukeL

Shuda loaned him my friend’s .378 Weatherby, iffn the lil’ Poofter wants power and recoil in a ‘sporting’ gun.

He really would have enjoyed playing sniper and firing it from the prone position.

;-)


19 posted on 02/04/2013 9:45:19 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: LukeL

Poor thought process by the hosts at the range.

Should have started him off with a 30.06 and point out that this was standard GI Issue.

Then, have his shoot the AR, to see how mild it really is.

When he comes up with his “unbelievable” comment, then tell him he can shoot the .50 cal. if he wants a frame of reference that makes the 30.06 ‘believable’.


20 posted on 02/04/2013 9:46:07 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d rather he keep using that versus his birth name (Piers Stefan O’Meara).

Now we know that he’s so weak, a loud cough will scare him to death.


21 posted on 02/04/2013 9:48:13 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: SERKIT

{sigh}

No, it was the one putting .223 ammo in all the bodies for the coroner to find. That’s been debunked so many times I can’t believe there are fools still peddling that line.


22 posted on 02/04/2013 9:48:21 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: LukeL

I’ve got a .338 he’d enjoy. Nothing like scope bite.


23 posted on 02/04/2013 9:49:04 PM PST by Dead Dog
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a waste of 50 BMG!


24 posted on 02/04/2013 9:49:31 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He proceeded to shoot an AR-15 that had been modified from semi-automatic to fully automatic, a procedure that is illegal, but as the range owner explained, fairly easy for individuals to do with parts that can be purchased legally.

Really? So the "range owner" admitted to being a felon as he lied about it being "fairly easy" to convert an AR to auto fire?

25 posted on 02/04/2013 9:51:00 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan, actually.

Or how about...

Piers Stefan Pog-mo-thoin


26 posted on 02/04/2013 9:51:00 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt
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To: G Larry

Yeah, I’d have saddled him up with the 30.06 to start with. And get him to hold it like Obama does in that picture the White Hut has been circulating. Morgan could use a little medical leave.


27 posted on 02/04/2013 9:52:30 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: G Larry

Let him try this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VVOH7Ep_8w


28 posted on 02/04/2013 9:54:26 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: SERKIT

They are unbelievably powerful. You don’t even have to fire them to kill people.
The media doesn’t even try to look objective anymore.


29 posted on 02/04/2013 9:54:40 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Chasaway

Or just give him an old 8mm Mauser.


30 posted on 02/04/2013 9:57:03 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Or civilize him with a Krag.


31 posted on 02/04/2013 9:58:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: LukeL
Try a 30.06

As fast as he can pull the trigger until it goes ping.

32 posted on 02/04/2013 9:59:59 PM PST by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: dagogo redux
Bet you would have a flinch factor to overcome for the 2nd shot.
33 posted on 02/04/2013 10:00:48 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

34 posted on 02/04/2013 10:01:40 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: dagogo redux

Now here is a real man and his rifle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6YKsDuV8lk


35 posted on 02/04/2013 10:02:50 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: SERKIT

Nope, that was an initial erroneous report. The coroner said that all the victims were shot with 5.56mm rounds. He did have two pistols on him (I think) but apparently never used them, unless he used one to off himself.

}:-)4


36 posted on 02/04/2013 10:04:11 PM PST by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Give the wimp a Russian Mosin Nagant to shoot and let him understand what real power is.
37 posted on 02/04/2013 10:06:34 PM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: logic101.net

“I’d like to see the wimp shoot my slug gun (12 ga).”

I wanted to see the sphincter fire the pistol gripped 12 ga. pump. That would have been funny.


38 posted on 02/04/2013 10:08:07 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Olog-hai

Piers Morgan reinvents himself

Morgan exited amid scandal because he’d been duped into publishing faked photos of British troops urinating on Iraqi detainees. His Fleet Street rivals gleefully called it “Wee-gate.”

“What the hell am I going to do now?” he asked himself.

He gathered up his mates and drowned his sorrows in liberal doses of alcohol. He collected a healthy severance and a fat advance for his tell-all “diaries.” He told anyone who would listen it would take him five years slaving away as a newspaper editor to make that much money.

And then he set about reinventing Piers Morgan.

Now, at age 45, Morgan is again being cast as the boy wonder. Tonight, he takes over CNN’s 9 p.m. time slot, vacated in December by Larry King.

The hyperbolic Oprah Winfrey, his first guest on “Piers Morgan Tonight,” said their taped chat was her toughest interview in 20 years. “We all just went, ‘Woo, what was that?’ I’m not kidding. I was surprised,” she told reporters at a red carpet event for the launch of her new network, OWN.

“Of course I’m a little apprehensive,” Morgan said of his show’s debut. “But the adrenalin’s flowing.” He said he’s confident but added, “We’ll all be watching the numbers.”

If you, like many Americans, are asking “Who is this guy?” you’re about to find out.

“He’s a newspaper guy from central casting,” said Robert Thompson, who teaches courses in media and pop culture at Syracuse University. “What he was doing in newspapers is something that translates nicely into our current multimedia culture. He’s got a personality for television.”

Piers Stefan O’Meara was born in Sussex, England, in 1965, the oldest of four children. His father died when he was very young, and he took his stepfather’s last name, Pughe-Morgan. Later, he shortened it to Morgan because it made for a better byline.

http://articles.cnn.com/2011-01-16/entertainment/piers.morgan.profile_1_newspaper-editor-culture-fleet-street?_s=PM:SHOWBIZ


39 posted on 02/04/2013 10:11:00 PM PST by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Don't be taken in by this pompous a$$. He is just practicing the Simon Cowell school of journalism by being the obnoxious Brit you love to hate. It is the same technique practiced by pro wrestlers and Muhammad Ali early in his career. He says the most offensive and obnoxious things you can imagine and waits for Americans to tune into his show to see his a$$ kicked.

This self promotion drives his ratings up and he laughs all the way to the bank. Deny him his attention and starve the beast.

40 posted on 02/04/2013 10:15:28 PM PST by Polynikes (Hakkaa Palle)
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To: MestaMachine

You know he will. :)


41 posted on 02/04/2013 10:17:51 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: MileHi

That is what I was wondering about. Easy? Maybe if you are a machinist.


42 posted on 02/04/2013 10:20:44 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20; Squantos; archy; NVDave
Let's ask some folks who know. My understanding is that it is NOT easy to to convert a semi-auto receiver to select fire.

Also I doubt the “range owner” would admit owning such an illegal conversion to pussbag publicity whore as the prissy limey.

43 posted on 02/04/2013 10:30:16 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I recall a DI at the gun range in the late 60’s putting an M16 on his chin to show that the recoil of the new technology had been greatly reduced.


44 posted on 02/04/2013 10:49:10 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Chasaway
No hearing protection either.

I attended a private boarding school in eastern PA, and our habitual practice for Sunday mornings was to skip out and roam the countryside. In one of these sojourns, we came across a couple of old guys at some kind of home made firing range, and they had a WWI vintage Springfield, as I remember it. We watched them fire it, and what impressed me was that it sounded like a cannon more than a gun. Just a huge noise. Boy, those were the days, eh?

45 posted on 02/04/2013 10:50:48 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When are we gonna stop treating people like piers with respect? He is NOT there to learn or debate. He is there to create and spread propaganda. This is what frustrates me with the current group of conservative talking heads and twitter nuts: they don’t recognize the Alinsky style tactics by piers and his ilk, and by now they should! Brietbart understood them and could hear the dog whistle, and so many still can’t. Example: on ALL of the interviews he as done since Sandy Hook, piers keeps saying “Who needs a weapon that can fire a hundred rounds in a minute? Who needs an AR-15?” Notice that he REPEATS this constantly, never accepting a logical answer or addressing the guests’ response. He doesn’t care about logic or rationale; he knows that if he keeps repeating a catchy phrase, THAT is what will stick in peoples’ minds, not the logical answer. Quit playing his game conservatives.


46 posted on 02/04/2013 10:51:08 PM PST by Clock King
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To: SERKIT
Uh....in Sandy Hook, wasn’t the rifle left in the trunk?

Why do FReepers persist in this outright lie. It makes us look stupid. The gun left in the trunk was a shotgun. Medical examiner confirmed all victims shot with the bushmaster. The only time the guy fired his handgun was when he shot himself.

Even so, the AR15 is not an extraordinary powerful firearm. All this BS is simply put out there to fool the brain dead masses.

BTW, Bozo did not prove he shoots skeet. The photo released was obviously photo shopped, it is in an area that is nowhere near the skeet range at Camp David.

47 posted on 02/04/2013 10:56:21 PM PST by calex59
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To: SERKIT

“Uh....in Sandy Hook, wasn’t the rifle left in the trunk?”

No. The murders were done with the .223, the suicide with one of the handguns. What was seen being removed from the trunk was (IIRC) a Saiga shotgun.


48 posted on 02/04/2013 10:57:35 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: logic101.net

Before my cousin went back to Red Cloud in Sokor, he let me use his Mossburg 10 g, and my shoulder was throbbing the next day.


49 posted on 02/04/2013 11:17:39 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The man’s a complete tool. But he is the master at maximum trolling - facts don’t matter, only the attention (and the resulting dollars).

I had the opportunity to put a few rounds through a Garand once many years ago. Outstanding weapon - solid, efficient, dangerous. Still, my all time favorite has to the the old L1A1 SLR (Self Loading Rifle). Otherwise known to non Brits/Aussies as the FN FAL. Hold her just right, or she will punish you. Saw a recruit get a black eye once from the rear sight because she didn’t pull the stock into her shoulder. I like to see Piers fire 20 rounds rapid from the standing position with one of them.


50 posted on 02/04/2013 11:22:29 PM PST by Figure11 (There's nothing an agnostic can't do if he doesn't know whether he believes in it or not.)
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