Skip to comments.Piers Morgan's Full-Auto Fantasyland (Ignoring the difference between full and semi-automatic)
Posted on 12/23/2012 7:23:13 AM PST by SeekAndFind
CNN's Piers Morgan is known for his invasive, aggressive style of journalism and reliably left-leaning sympathies. In the wake of the recent atrocity at Sandy Hook School, however, the former British tabloid editor has taken to playing fast-and-loose with the facts regarding America's gun laws . . . in a manner that's "not quite cricket."
During his 12/21 broadcast at the 20 minute mark, Morgan repeatedly featured YouTube-type video footage illustrating the firing of a fully-automatic AR15 type rifle. What's wrong with that? Well, the problem stems from the fact that both the video's caption and Morgan himself describe the fully-automatic weapon (effectively a machine-gun) as semi-automatic. Compounding his misrepresentation, Morgan noted that rifles with the same capabilities as the weapon portrayed are commonly available to American consumers.
As many veterans and firearms enthusiasts are aware, fully-automatic rifles fire continuously when their triggers are depressed and they are not commonly available to the American consumer. In contrast, legal semi-automatic weapons fire one time when their triggers are depressed; certain types of these weapons are permissible to own for many qualified Americans who are of age, who have no history of mental ailment, who have a clean criminal record, and are not otherwise prohibited by law from doing so.
Videos of fully-automatic "machine-guns" spitting out bullets, while impressive and menacing, are not videos of semi-automatic weapons firing. To use these terms or images to describe these weapons interchangeably is misrepresentation of the basest kind.
America is not a fully-automatic culture. Actual machine-guns and real "assault-rifles" (which -- by definition -- have not only semi-auto capability, but full-auto as well, and frequently 3-shot burst these days) are prohibited from ownership
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Very important, and very under-reported distinction.
(and just for good measure, another bump)
I saw the clip where he called his pro-gun guest “incredibly stupid”. I savor the day when someone jumps across the table and beats the shit out of him.
For Facebook Freepers, there is a page to Deport Piers Morgan - you may want to give it a “like”. It was only over 100 last time I checked.
-—nothing new here—the media has been doing this for over twenty years——
RE: For Facebook Freepers, there is a page to Deport Piers Morgan
HA! With this President in the White House, this twit might even be given honorary citizenship the way Congress did for Winston Churchill.
In fact, Obama returned Churchill’s statue to England. He just might put Piers Morgan’s statue in its place.
Larry Kudlow on his Saturday night 12/22/12 show after blasting conservatives for the no tax increase vote allowed Musket Morgen to fire off rounds of off smoke asserting the ease of purchasing assult weapons,which Kudlow didnt challange or correct at any point during the period Morgen appeared as a guest on Kudlows talkie.
Unless Kudlow lives under a rock its been reliably reported the guns were legally obtained and went through the series of Connecticut hoops and that the weapons were stolen. Kudlow played the whores game probably hoping for a guest spot on Piers show. And thats the way the game is played kiddies
Hopefully that individual will wear gloves while doing it. People like Piers Morgan are frequently HIV-positive.
We need to eplore this like we did Dam Rather. If he showed automatics and falsely claimed they were semi-auto we did to get his fired or at least make a big stink about this. He was fired from the Mirror tabloid in England cause he showed a false video of British military guys mistreating a captive. This could bring him down and help our cause. Anyone want to help..
As soon as they think they hjave a handle on why semi-autos need to be banned, they will begin to consider single/double action revolvers as semi-auto because you can keep firing by merely pulling the trigger with no need to re-cock.
My brother-in-law is convinced they are readily available to the public and the internet is the prime source for purchasing.......he's a dummy.
Hell, since I live in Michigan, I couldn't even purchase an air rifle I wanted over the internet without having to go thru a local FFL dealer....
Gotta ask what credibility a male who rims the rear of another male really has? The sickos have followers just as Sandusky had his.
Sixty two years ago, on the high plains, a neighbor gave me a wooden Thompson look alike he had made.
If I had known it would have turned me into a RAVING MANIAC GUN NUT I would have asked him for two!
My favorite gun-ignorance story is about ten years old. There was a legislative open house at the Capitol in Hartford CT with kids from all over the state visiting to see how laws are made. The absurdity of that aside, the day ended when some ignorant fool reported a “sniper machine” gun pointed at the kids. The Capitol was evacuated while the state police, the Hartford police and the Capitol police combed the area. 3 hours later the “shooter” was identified as a television cameraman with a video camera equipped with a telephoto lens on a tripod who was still video taping the search. Rather than identifying the fool (most likely an NEA member teacher from one of the schools visiting the Capitol) we got solemn assurances that it was better to be safe than sorry.
Later, it was revealed that the "marksman" who shot the rifles simply missed the melon with the hunting rifle, and CNN did a one-time retraction at about 2:30 in the morning.
While full-auto weapons have always been more expensive than semi-autos, due to the "Firearms Owners Protection Act," it was declared that no full-auto weapons manufactured after the act was passed and signed (1985) could be sold to civilians. So the number of full-auto weapons in civilian hands was effectively capped, and the prices have skyrocketed ever since.
Yes. That is why we need to investigate this and expose him like we did Dan Rather. He has been fired in England for another such false reporting. Come on lets do this. i am not computer savy enough to get this going.
Its often been observed that perception is more important than reality. The observation is often correct. It is never MORE CORRECT than for those weve come to call liberals. I prefer statist but liberal has morphed from its classic meaning to the other end of the spectrum so Ill stay with it.
Since these folks operate almost entirely on EMOTION and FEELING, REALITY seldom allows FACTS to intrude upon the delusional worldview they have constructed and the comfort that provides them. It is that illogical, irrational and delusional mindset that prompts many of them to continue to quest after a Utopian society. The thought that such a society can and will never be achieved in a fallen world populated with failed sinners never penetrates whatever remains of their cognitive consciousness. Its a DANGEROUS WORLD and, as the liberals continue to define deviancy down, it becomes more dangerous daily.
There is another, far more sinister, level of the liberal call for gun control.
It was Mencken who offered that The urge to save humanity is most often a false front for the URGE TO RULE. He clearly had been a student of the liberal politicians of his day. Were he alive today and able to observe the likes of Chuck Schumer, Diane Feinstein, Obama and the rest, hed almost certainly have used far stronger language to frame his sage observation.
To conclude, dozens of studies reveal the FACTS concerning gun control. Those FACTS are that where firearms are widely and READILY available to law-abiding citizens, CRIME GOES DOWN! The liberals who willfully ignore the FACTUAL EVIDENCE and continue to call for gun control (i.e. the DISARMING of DECENT CITIZENS, thereby denying them the ability to exercise their God-given right to self-defense) are those about whom Mencken wrote: Their goal is NOT about preserving life. It is about the hell-bent pursuit of the impossible to achieve Utopian world where all are equal but some (thatd be THEM) are MORE equal than others (thatd be US).
There are many PRO-RTKABA videos on You Tube that your often busy lives dont allow you to find on your own. Search there for Gun Control, watch them and, more importantly SHARE THEM with the folks in your orbit.
Were in a fight. And losing will ultimately cost us much more than our right to our guns.
Dick Bachert 12/19/2012
Oh, I know it's meaningless, but it is still fun. And the "likes" are over 260 now - the problem is that there are multiple pages for deporting him or it would be even higher.
American Thinker got that wrong. Fully automatic weapons are not prohibited on a Federal level. State and local rules vary from no problem to absolute ban. If you find your local authorities don't pitch a fit and you with to own a full auto weapon all you need is a $200.00 certified check for the Federal excise tax and a properly filled out BATF Form 4. It takes patience as the ATF takes months to process and approve the Form 4 but once it passes you can pick up your new toy at the Class III FFL dealer from whom you placed your order those many months ago. In addition to full auto you may purchase short barreled rifles and shotguns, suppressors, dangerous devices (bore over .50 caliber), and any other weapon (a catch all category for cane guns, pipe guns, pen guns, &c.) a relative bargain as the excise tax is $5.00.
Note that the $200.00 and $5.00 taxes have remained the same since 1934 and are probably the only Federal taxes that have never been raised.
In support of your statement, I respectfully submit Exhibit "A":
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