2 days ago I posted a story about the CNN’s pommy agitator Piers Morgan and his train wreck of an interview with executive director of Gun Owners of America Larry Pratt. You have to hand it to him, at least the guy has consistency. Unfortunately for Morgan the good points end there, showing himself as an ill informed gun control spokesman (the idiots advocate -says Ted Nugent) in a foreign country that he doesn’t understand instead of being an impartial and balanced interviewer. Last year Morgan interviewed Ted Nugent, but had a much harder time talking him down as he did with Larry Pratt, getting shut down point by point. It was simple:
All Ted had to do was throw facts at him. The facts Piers coughed up were swiftly rebutted with correct information as opposed to the skewed angle Morgan was putting on it. The answer is still education and common sense, not gun control.
Over the past two weeks, CNN host Piers Morgan has inserted himself into the Newtown, Conn., tragedy by coming out vociferously against the legality of guns in the United States. Some are even started a petition on the White House website to deport Morgan.
The controversy is nothing new for Morgan. Back in May 2011 on his CNN program, he faced off against Ted Nugent on the issue, who had a some strong words for Morgan and others who want to disarm the public.
“Anybody that wants to disarm me can drop dead,” Nugent said on CNN’s May 18, 2011, “Piers Morgan Tonight.” “Anybody that wants to make me unarmed and helpless, people that want to literally create the proven places where more innocents are killed called gun-free zones, we’re going to beat you. We’re going to vote you out of office or suck on my machine gun.”
Morgan then thought he had a pearler of a comeback throwing some statistics at Nugent stating 80 people a day die from gunshots, only to have them shot down faster than a .338 lapua magnum round:
And 75 of them to 78 of them — statistics by the Uniform Crime Report by the FBI and the U.N. study on violent crime — 78 of those 80 are let out of their cages by corrupt judges and prosecutors who know the recidivism is out of control, know that they’ll commit the crimes again, and they let them walk through plea bargaining, early release and programs,” Nugent said. “Kiss my ass. Where you have the most armed citizens in America, you have the lowest violent crime rate. Where you have the worst gun control, you have the highest crime rate. Piers, choose one. Do you want a lot of crime? We have it — gun-free zones. You want less crime? We have that. More people with concealed weapons permit. Why do you guys resist that statistic?”