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Where Piers Morgan goes wrong with gun control
The Washington Times ^ | January 11th | Henry D'Andrea

Posted on 01/11/2013 6:01:12 AM PST by conservativeforpalin

Ever since the tragic massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, CNN host Piers Morgan has been on an anti-gun tirade all while lacking common sense and basic facts that drown his gun control rhetoric.

Piers Morgan claims that if assault riffles and high-capacity magazines were outright illegal to own, 27 people wouldn’t have been killed at the elementary school in Newton, Connecticut last year, nor 12 people in Aurora, Colorado. What Morgan fails to realize most is that criminals don’t follow laws they don't want to; that’s why they’re criminals in the first place.

Looking at the Connecticut shooting specifically, the state has some of the strictest laws in the nation. To obtain a gun there, you must be 21. You must apply for a local permit with the town’s police chief and be fingerprinted for a state and federal background check. The process includes a 14-day waiting period, and the state requires a gun safety course for anyone who purchases a handgun.

The gunman in Connecticut wasn’t eligible to own a gun, as he wasn’t 21. He stole the weapons from his mother, who legally obtained them.

In Chicago, another strict gun zone, there were more than 500 homicides last year, well above the 405 casualties of coalition troops in Afghanistan last year. Chicago is a city where gun control has exceedingly failed and their efforts should not be repeated nationally as the White House has suggested in the past.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; piersmorgan; secondamendment; thedailymail; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 01/11/2013 6:01:17 AM PST by conservativeforpalin
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To: conservativeforpalin
Piers is one of these guys who wants to feel smug even though more innocent people will die in his regime than in another.

He's on a one way trip to Outer Darkness!

2 posted on 01/11/2013 6:05:41 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I think this guy gets more attention than he deserves.


3 posted on 01/11/2013 6:17:27 AM PST by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: conservativeforpalin
The way I want to remember Morgan is the moment Ben Shapiro accused him of dancing on the Sandy Hook childrens' graves.

'How dare you' is all the crapweasel could manage.

4 posted on 01/11/2013 6:22:18 AM PST by skeeter
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To: conservativeforpalin
I looked up this guy and nowhere can I find information that states he is has a green card or anything else relating to his legal sfatus. So how the hell is he allowed to stay here for so long, year after year after year? He is ALWAYS here! My brother got kicked out of Germany a few years ago for overstaying his visa. What's this guys excuse? Oh that's right: He's an Obama butt kisser. Stay as looooong as you like Piers! BTW how's your brother Boardwalks and your sister Docks? The freakin INS in this country is an absolute joke.

And BTW: When does being a judge on a talent show qualify someone as a political science major for national TV?

Oh yes, and here is an interesting tidbit about this schmuck:

"Morgan was fired as Editor of the Daily Mirror on 14 May 2004 after authorising the newspaper's publication of photographs allegedly showing Iraqi prisoners being abused by British Army soldiers from the Queen's Lancashire Regiment.[17] Within days the photographs were shown to be crude fakes. Under the headline "SORRY.. WE WERE HOAXED", the Mirror responded that it had fallen victim to a "calculated and malicious hoax" and apologised for the publication of the photographs."

So in other words he's the Dan RaTHer of England.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piers_Morgan

5 posted on 01/11/2013 6:25:52 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
-- So in other words he's the Dan RaTHer of England. --

And that is only a mark associated with being caught. The press is full of lying scumbags, too many to catch.

The function of the news media is to turn a profit, and that is accomplished by ratings that drive up the price they can charge for advertising.

6 posted on 01/11/2013 6:37:50 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: conservativeforpalin

We all need to send Piers a copy of “your little book.”


7 posted on 01/11/2013 6:41:55 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

RE: I looked up this guy and nowhere can I find information that states he is has a green card or anything else relating to his legal sfatus.

I spoke to a friend who works with CNN who works at HR. The man HAS a green card. He was hired by big media on a working visa ( which a lot of foreigners have ) and eventually was eligible to apply for a green card ( which he has ).

Suffice it to say that he is here in the USA LEGALLY, according to our labor laws.


8 posted on 01/11/2013 6:57:01 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: conservativeforpalin

I would be surprised if Piers Morgan has ever been right about anything in his life. He is an arrogant, condescending little prig who thinks that he has the right to tell anyone- especially citizens of a country he is a visitor in, what to do.
He’s a nitwit.


9 posted on 01/11/2013 6:57:25 AM PST by KGeorge
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To: KGeorge

He is obviously trying to get his ratings up..and it’s probably working. Who gives a rats butt what this guy says?


10 posted on 01/11/2013 6:59:04 AM PST by ground_fog
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To: ground_fog

Well, I wish him luck with that (Not). It seems that gun owners on the left (which didn’t surprise me, really, though I don’t know if they’ll baaa like a sheep in the end) are putting up a pretty fair fight for their 2A rights. (This is not say that I think there should be *any* further legislation regarding weapons ownership- NONE. Imho, “arms” covers *all* weapons & “shall not be infringed” leaves nothing to interpretation or parsing. Our Founding Fathers didn’t “parse” or pussyfoot around)

Every single day, it is affirmed to me that entirely rejecting the media was the right decision. None of them are worth the powder & lead...


11 posted on 01/11/2013 7:08:28 AM PST by KGeorge
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To: conservativeforpalin

Logic and facts are useless against these die-hard hoplophobes. They either hate guns or want to rule over a disarmed populace of sheep or both. Arguing with them is a waste of time other than perhaps for entertainment value, shortening their lifespan by raising their blood pressure or maybe swaying fence-sitters (are their any left?) who may be watching.


12 posted on 01/11/2013 7:16:19 AM PST by barefoot_hiker
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To: conservativeforpalin

Piers is wrong every morning when he dresses as a man. I am sure he sits to pee.


13 posted on 01/11/2013 7:39:51 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: KGeorge
"It seems that gun owners on the left (which didn’t surprise me, really, though I don’t know if they’ll baaa like a sheep in the end) are putting up a pretty fair fight for their 2A rights."

You oughta slide over to D.U. lol!
The 2nd amendment defenders are getting hammered for, and probably tombstoned, defending their rights, and JØe's dog & pony show.
14 posted on 01/11/2013 7:58:35 AM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: 45semi

lol Been there, done that, banned straightaway. Oh yeah. It comes & goes. I am hoping 1. they get fed up (what is *with* these men? I don’t know if they are just pw or masochists or what) or Better. The *flood* light comes on & the bells start ringing.

The left has been hemmorraging (okay fine. I can’t spell that) for a long time. Gun control poll & they get less than 250 responses. Hmmm

I’ll go later. It’s a little warmer today & there are leaves (& acorns!) calling my name.


15 posted on 01/11/2013 8:26:41 AM PST by KGeorge
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To: conservativeforpalin

VIDEO:

British Armed Forces get new Glock 17 9mm pistol
The UK’s armed forces are to be given a new standard issue handgun for the first time in nearly 50 years.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/9795010/British-Armed-Forces-get-new-Glock-17-9mm-pistol.html


16 posted on 01/11/2013 8:35:21 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: conservativeforpalin

A variety of guns are used defensively an estimated 2.5 million times a year.

I guess Piers wants all those folks to not be able to defend themselves...


17 posted on 01/11/2013 8:50:52 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Sine ullo desiderio vive et ama.... Carpe diem.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Piers was also caught up in the UK newspaper phone hacking scandals while he was Daily Mirror editor. From an Oct 2012 Daily Mail article -

The publishers of the Daily Mirror have become embroiled in the phone hacking scandal after it was revealed that four individuals have launched legal action against the company’s titles.

One of the claims, launched at the High Court by ex-England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, alleges phone hacking at the Daily Mirror while Piers Morgan was editor.

18 posted on 01/11/2013 9:03:23 AM PST by az_gila
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To: conservativeforpalin

Where Piers Morgan goes wrong with gun control . . . where to begin!


19 posted on 01/11/2013 11:18:18 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: SeekAndFind

Incredible. Make money and that green card comes out of the blue. And now he can continue to bash the constitution right in the land whose constitution allows him to make big bucks.


20 posted on 01/11/2013 12:12:12 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: conservativeforpalin

Where this nitwit goes wrong is when he opens his mouth.


21 posted on 01/11/2013 4:49:25 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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