Skip to comments.Piers Morgan’s Solution to Gun Violence: “I’d Remove Every Gun in America”
Posted on 12/09/2012 5:40:18 AM PST by marktwain
On Monday, Research Director of the Independence Institute David Kopel appeared on CNNs Piers Morgan Tonight to debate the issue of gun-related violence with Piers and Josh Horwitz from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.
In the video below, you can see the debate unfold. Whats most telling in this exchange is Morgans admission that he, personally, would like to Remove every gun in America.
Of course, what preceded this statement only seconds earlier was the perfunctory disclaimer, which is often made by those who secretly wish to pass onerous gun laws, I do have a respect for the Second Amendment.
So, obviously, theres a clear contradiction here, on one hand, Morgan (if he had his wish) would confiscate every gun in America, but on the other he claims to have respect for a law-abiding citizens Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
Piers, you cant have it both ways. You clearly do not respect the Second Amendment if youre true stance is pro-confiscation.
There are two points other points to be made about this debate. The first is that the proliferation of gun ownership in America has not led to an increase in gun-related violence. Kopel pointed this out. And its true.
The most recent study to elucidate this fact, as Kopel alluded to, was the study done in Virginia that examined crime data and gun sales from 2006 to 2011 and found a negative relationship between gun sales, which increased 73 percent over those five years and gun-related violent crimes, which fell by 24 percent over the same period.
Though, because the study doesnt compute with Morgans preconceptions about guns and crime, he called it a load of absolute claptrap.
(Excerpt) Read more at guns.com ...
Does that include the gun that protects his ugly a$$? Didn’t think so!
Oh, no wait... it led to wholesale slaughter at the hands of their own governments.
And yet we are called "criminal" when we resist. Simply amazing.
Some “progressive” singer had a song a few years back that kept going “maybe it’s the..., maybe it’s the...”
The payoff line? “If it were up to me...I’d take away the
(Okay I looked it up; Cheryl Wheeler)
>>Some have interpreted that to mean that Cheryl is in favor of getting rid of all guns. I think it is more accurate to say that the song promotes keeping guns away from unsupervised children. My interpretation of the song is that we can debate forever over the “cause” of increased violence, but children will keep getting killed until we do something to make it harder for children to get easy access to firearms.
>>Maybe it’s the high schools, maybe it’s the teachers
Maybe it’s the tattooed children in the bleachers
Maybe it’s the Bible, maybe it’s the lack
Maybe it’s the music, maybe it’s the crack...
Maybe it’s the end, but I know one thing.
If it were up to me, I’d take away the guns.
That’s why he’s a SUBJECT and we’re citizens
If we could magically remove every gun in America, violent crime would continue.
If we could magically remove every violent criminal instead, violent crime would plummet.
British assholes are the reason we have a 2nd Amendment.
Molon labe, Piers. And don’t send paid goons (paid by yourself or the tax payer).
Wonder if he’d also like to back time up to uninvent cellphones, too, since that tabloid scandal is about to take him down in the UK.
Perhaps he ought to reflect on the fact that, in both matters, guns and phones, it’s not the implement/tool at the root of any problem — it’s the humans that use them that cause the problem.
LOL! After this idjit started catching flak about banning guns, he started whining about his right to free speech.
I couldn't help myself! I twittered him and asked what he was going to be defending that free speech right WITH.... a rolled up newspaper?
Oddly enough, I never received a reply!
No, Piers. We would remove you first.
THAT'S why they felt Concord was a cake walk.
They didn't expect fly-over country after the bluestate Bostonians
(put in present-day cantext and vernacular, of course)
And HOW might I ask would he remove every gun?
I am so glad we have an NRA to fight off these ignorant moronic SOBs
I wonder if this poor fellow was affected by the fact that his parents name him “Piers”?
Go home, Piers. You'll wish you had a gun, or a boatload of them, once the muzzies take full control of Britain....which won't be very long from now the way things are going. So, go home and take care of your own problems.
If I had my way, there would be no CNN at all.
"Morgan studied Journalism at Harlow College." - Not even able to graduate from college.
"Morgan was recruited (he says headhunted by editor Kelvin MacKenzie) to join The Sun newspaper, specifically to work on the Bizarre column." - Now THAT makes sense.
Piers is obviously a Mental Giant.
"Morgan was fired from the 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. Within days the photographs were shown to be crude fakes." - Plenty of personal integrity too.
"In 2007, Morgan was filmed falling off a Segway, breaking three ribs. Simon Cowell and others made much of Morgan's previous comment in 2003, in the Daily Mail, after former U.S. President George W. Bush fell off a Segway, that "You'd have to be an idiot to fall off, wouldn't you, Mr. President?""
"In October 2003, journalist and television personality Jeremy Clarkson reportedly emptied a glass of water over Morgan during the last flight of Concorde. In March 2004, at the British Press Awards, Clarkson punched Morgan three times in a clash over The Mirror's coverage of his private life, and accusations that Clarkson did not write for his column in The Sun himself. Morgan reported on a rapprochement with Clarkson in the epilogue of his book, Don't You Know Who I Am?." -LOL
Final conclusion: Piers is to be ignored. (and that's just based on his Wiki c.v.)
Do you think he knows how stupid he sounds?
Piers Morgan IS a walking, talking, ignorant, load of absolute claptrap.
I never trusted that Paul Giamatti guy. /s
Thanks--did not know this tidbit of history.
Excellent comment...and they also figured to grab Sam Adams and John Hitchcock who were laying low out there too.
He’s just a typical Euroweenie liberal. I still remember Uncle Ted (Nugent) taking him apart not long ago. It was delicious.
I've been saying that very thing about zero for five years.
Typical arrogant Brit lecturing us `ignorant Yanks’ just like the Redcoat general who roared “Disperse, ye rebels!” at the Lexington bridge.
That turned out just swimmingly, didn’t it, old chap?
>>Thats why hes a SUBJECT and were citizens<<
a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few.
I submit, we’ve lost our citizenship and have become lorded over.
Our representatives (a few exceptions) only become humble around election time. They act as royalty rather than servants of the people.
Post of the thread.
British assholes ARE the reason we have a 2nd. Amendment.
Tell Piers when he comes personally for my guns he better bring his lunch.
See his Wiki entry. This guy has no shame as long as he is raking in the dough-ray-me.
Removing Piers Morgan? Fairly straight forward proposition.
Also tell him to make it something you like for lunch.
lol. in less than 8 years you texans will be all speaking spanish in a heavy blue state.
Piers Morgan needs to be removed from America.
go back to England and feel adequately protected, by the police, from the Muslim scourge there ...
...plus the benefits for you of lots of bone smugglers and turd burglars
Better, remove Piers Morgan and send him back to the UK. Still better, send him to Saudi Arabia — on permanent assignment.
Yes, but never forget that the dems are the "party of science," and conservatives are superstitious, knuckle dragging Neanderthals.
I love luring libs into that assertion, then attacking them with the stats from every serious study of the effects of firearm ownership on crime, and/or the irrefutable science that a unique organism is created at conception.
They tend to become a little less "scientific" on those points.
He's a British citizen....a UK passport holder.....not even a dual citizen.
So, while being paid handsomely with American dollars put in his pocket by American patrons of CNN's advertisers, he has the supreme gall to tell us how to run OUR country.
I know some freepers here still watch CNN.....Piers Morgan is just another reason why it's like high treason to one's own intellect to watch this pernicious network.
Watching just "some" of CNN is like being a little bit pregnant.
Don Corleone to Morgan, “TRY IT!”
It worked so well for the carthaginians
If I recall correctly the number one weapon in the world used to kill civilians is the Machete or a short heavy piece of sharpened metal. No long distance killing with one of those, it’s up close and personal in all it’s blood splattering glory.
My real point is this, if a human really wants to kill another human then they will find a way, be it simple as a stone or a piece of sharpened metal or as sophisticated as a guided missile and Atomic weapon.
Gun control has led to a peaceful Washington D.C, NYC, Chicago.
If memory serves, that’s been said before. Familiar with theTreaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo?
Maybe piers should be beaten with a microphone...Ban All Microphones! This piers moron is such a pinhead loser...
Arguing fact with a liberal is a waste of time. All you do is trample their “feelings” which makes them feel “bad”.