Piers Morgan: dont let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

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I was going do something on our out of control debt and the “looming” fiscal “cliff” but I was distracted reading this piece written by Piers Morgan of CNN published 12-29. The heading states he may deport himself if “America won’t change its crazy gun laws”. Now given such a heading filled with hyperbole you can expect the rest of his viewpoint will be littered with more attention whoring exaggerations and boy does he not disappoint. 

He starts out with his experience with guns. This, being a singular event, was a trip to Prague where he and some friends shot targets for a few hours and he said afterwards that the experience “quite demonstrably guns are killing machines”.

I find that rather meaningless. For I, have never owned or shot a gun at any point in my life. I grew up in a single parent house with my mother and three sisters. Hunting is something I have never done either. But I don’t have to hunt nor own a gun or to even have shot one to know guns are killing machines. After all, I have watched thousands of movies and played call of duty until the wee hours of the night (I’m just sticking with the meme)


After setting up his “experience” he then proceeds to name drop his relatives who are employed in
England with exposure to weapons as some type of twisted street cred:

 

“Well, I do know a bit about guns, actually. My brother’s a lieutenant colonel in the British Army and has served tours of duty in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. My sister married a colonel who trained Princes William and Harry at Sandhurst. My uncle was a major in the Green Howards.”

 

I find this rather humorous. I have an Aunt & Uncle who both work in one of the biggest state universities in Pennsylvania in science. Both have their PHD’s. I have three other Aunts who are teachers. I have a grandmother who retired with an MBA in accounting and a step father who has worked in a foundry for 35 years. I have a brother in law that is a barber. Do you know what i know about what they do?? Jack-shit. I would also find it disrespectful to assume that i know about what they do, in what, conversations over Sunday dinner at Nana & Papa’s house? Please. 

 

 Mr Morgan demonstrates his arrogance and obvious agenda to make the world England when he uses the reasoning for owning the AR-15 Bushmaster (used in Newtown)  

 

“The only apparent reason anyone seems to offer up is that using such weapons is ‘fun’. One gun-rights guy I interviewed last week even said admiringly that the AR-15 was ‘the Ferrari of guns’.”

 

When you see someone cite “One guy I interviewed” as backing you know to take that not with a grain of salt; but probably a quarry. Because the bullshit meter is broken. And if you say the “only apparent” reason “anyone” seems to offer up is ‘fun’ without any evidence, it just compounds the fact that you are basically making it up. What’s next, an “anonymous quote” from a “high ranking official” in the NRA doesn’t “really like guns”? Wasn’t  ‘ol Piers an editor at a newspaper one time in England

Well, that doesn’t surprise me. Have you ever read a newspaper from England? Look at the link for his piece; it’s plastered in ‘tabloid-celebrity’ nonsense. Hard news does not exist over there. How do I know? The paper ‘has ads for other story’s’. It ‘apparently’ must be devoid of hard news because I cant find a paper in England that doesn’t cater to ‘tabloid-celebrity’ nonsense… see this subjective, make it up as see fit game can be fun and effective!

 

So, we have established Mr. Morgan’s experience and his relatives with guns are bunk or meaningless to the discussion and probably just a cheap way to fill a word count commitment. We also know he has no reasons why people own guns, other than he says, they said: ‘its fun’. So there is no opposite side in this piece with relative viewpoints, just his opinions.

 

Pictured in this article is a picture of a gun show. It also has statistics with gun sales exploding after these last few instances. It has a picture of a man at a gun show holding an AR-15. There is also the statistics that Americans own more guns per person than anywhere in the world outside of Yemen. Do you see the link? These gun sales are going to create more crime. But is that really true? 

According to the 1997 Survey of State Prison Inmates, among those possessing a gun, the source of the gun was from -

  • a flea market or gun show for fewer than 2%
  • a retail store or pawnshop for about 12%
  • family, friends, a street buy, or an illegal source for 80%     

 

During the offense that brought those offenders to prison, 15% of State inmates and 13% of Federal inmates carried a handgun, and about 2%, a military-style semiautomatic gun.

 

This whole piece written by Mr. Morgan is centered on the use of semi-automatic weapons. So we are talking about 2% of felons using these types of guns. Two must be the magic number because only 2% of felons using a gun – get said gun, at a flea market or gun show. Talk about living on the margins? Maybe Mr. Morgan should spend some time in Switzerland where households pack fully automatic rifles and experience less crime than England, where he says there are only 35 deaths per year due to handguns.

 

Which I find odd considering this article written in the Wall Street Journal the day after Christmas by Joyce Lee Malcolm, a professor of law at George Mason University Law School – who has written several books on the subject including: “Guns and Violence: The English Experience” 

 

In this article Ms Joyce points out that: 

“Within a decade of the handgun ban and the confiscation of handguns from registered owners, crime with handguns had doubled according to British government crime reports. Gun crime, not a serious problem in the past, now is. Armed street gangs have some British police carrying guns for the first time. Moreover, another massacre occurred in June 2010. Derrick Bird, a taxi driver in Cumbria, shot his brother and a colleague then drove off through rural villages killing 12 people and injuring 11 more before killing himself.”

 

If that wasn’t enough Mr. Morgan points to a recent Gallup poll showing that: “58 per cent of Americans now support new gun-control laws, up from 43 per cent in 2011″ He then says “that’s a big jump”? 

You think? Does he even understand that his network is one of many that help perpetuate these acts by these deranged nut jobs and fears of the public by sensationalizing them at every waking minute to push their filthy ads? Mr. Morgan even takes aim at video games and movies… does he have no culpability in this? No of course not, because you’re on television, dummy. Sixty million people watch you every night of the week, Monday through Friday. You make the news. You’re God

Now allow me to weave this all together all nice and tight for you, using Mr. Morgan’s own words:

 

 

“This gun debate is an ongoing war of verbal attrition in America – and I’m just the latest target, the advantage to the gun lobbyists being that I’m British, a breed of human being who burned down the White House in 1814 and had to be forcefully deported en masse, as no American will ever be allowed to forget – Special Relationship notwithstanding. It’s no exaggeration to say that America’s unique fondness for guns pretty much got cemented by hatred of us Brits and the War of Independence. But the main reason the more fervent gun-rights activists give is a fear of their own US federal government using its army to impinge on their freedom”


Americans don’t hate British citizens or look at them with disdain nor reject them simply because of their birthrights. We might however have a problem with someone from another country, as a guest in our country, telling us how we should change our laws and be more like the country that we fought against for our independence from some 200+ years ago. Americans had to use guns to fight off tyranny in the form of the British government. Now you supported using guns to fight tyranny before:

 

” I’m not a pacifist. Guns win necessary wars and defeat tyrannical regimes like the Nazis”

 

I find it ironic you do not see the British government circa 1770 a “tyrannical” government. We agree the Nazi regime was just that. This, being the same Nazi regime that took the US and her (gun loving) involvement to keep England from being bombed into oblivion? You know what they say about history don’t you, Mr Morgan? If its written by the victors and while we know who won WW2 and the Revolutionary War; maybe you’re in need of a history lesson, chap?


Now i saved the best for last:

 

“Obama should follow up by launching a Government buy-back for all existing assault weapons in circulation (as worked successfully in Los Angeles last week). I would go further, confiscating the rest and enforcing tough prison sentences on those who still insist on keeping one. He should also significantly increase federal funding for mental health treatment for all Americans who need it.”

 


Piers… lets scrap the history lesson, instead lets do a real quick American Civics primer. “He” is just a President, nothing more than a mouth piece for the corporate elite, like the guy before him and the guy before him and the guy after him and so on and so forth. We may elect lackeys and “yes men” but we don’t elect kings. Here all men are created equal; we don’t value one person’s blood more than another.


You claim to “love” this country, despite the fact that it’s obvious you don’t understand our financial situation as you are directing for “King Obama” to start “buy backs” and additional spending of revenue via mental health (has he not heard of Obama Care), when we are facing two trillion dollar deficits annually. You don’t respect our history or even understand it. You want prisons sentences for people wanting to uphold their Bill of Rights. Your views are based on fringe ideas and failed data from
England, the country you left – to obviously pursue something better for you and your family. 

 


 Let me offer you some parting advice courtesy of one, Mahatma Gandhi:

 

“Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.”(Gandhi, An Autobiography, p. 446 Beacon Press paperback edition)

23 comments to Piers Morgan: dont let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

  • Forewarned

    Seems all of Piers’ military kin are, or were, involved in aggressive and oppressive occupations of foreign lands. Explains why he and his masters want to be the only ones with a gun.

  • PD Rhodes

    Sir:
    an EXCELLENT reply to the nitwit piers morgan.
    Please assist his exit with a swift kick of his ass with a USMC boot.
    Three cheers and a smart Right Hand Salute to you Sir.
    Paul Rhodes
    Richland, Washington

    • Fletchlives

      Thank you, Mr Rhodes. I never served but always had the utmost respect for the men and women that do, its the most selfless job you can have and i appreciate that patriotism and loyalty. I just wish those that ran the country felt the same way. Kudos to you, and happy holidays.

  • Mark K

    Mr. Morgan, turn East and keep walking till your tophat floats.

  • David Richardson

    Masquerading as an articulate intellectual, Piers is an arrogant, intolerant-of-other-views person who is borderline megalomaniac.

  • Sorry David, you got that wrong – not borderline – just a full blown megalomaniac!

    And now that you have him, please keep him!!

  • Joseph

    Piers Morgan tries to come off as the voice of reason with contemptuous tones while disparaging American gun owners in particular, and Americans in general, while belittling the Second Amendment of our Constitution. Reasons cited for the American love of arms has been summarized by Piers as because guns are “fun.”
    Here is where a history lesson needs to be presented to Piers, reminding him that though guns may be “fun,” and used for target practice, hunting, self defense, etc., the key reason still is because it makes us free. “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” “The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.”- George Washington When only cops have guns, it’s called a “police state.” “Love your country, but never trust its government.”- Robert A. Heinlein. “Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficient… The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.”- Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis
    An interesting perspective written by a liberal: “A lot of our gun control measures are aimed at people who would obey the law and get the permits. How does keeping me or you from having a gun really control gun violence in Washington or New York City?” asks Craig R. Whitney, a former New York Times journalist and author of the new book, Living with Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment.- http://reason.com/reasontv/2012/12/21/craig-r-whitney-living-with-guns

  • Rainmaker

    I was going to ask who Piers Morgan is? OK, I know who he is and am aware he is a collectivist shill, but the point is, we got rid of TV along time ago, so I am not subjected to any of his opinions, nor those of any of his advertisers for that matter. Thank god, what a worthless eater (or useful idiot) he is.

    I must admit, it is amusing to have a Brit admonish Americans on gun control, but hey, its amusing all the crap coming out of our politicians and the main stream media. Even more amusing to overhear the sheeple banter as a result.

    Not to belittle your article at all. Actually, I liked it very much. I would share a fox hole with you anytime Fletch, even if you have never shot before. It seems you would be a pretty fast learner.

    • Fletchlives

      No offense taken sir. And I appreciate the candor. I think i very much rather share anything with like minded people like yourself and the others that make up this community at DTOM. I think Chris is doing a fantastic job of helping people wake up from their slumber everyday someone stumbles in here and people like you that contribute are a big reason why. I also thank you for the invitation to the fox hole and i promise to hold my own in due time.

  • Jay Taylor

    Many don’t know that Piers Morgan was part of the Rupert Murdock publishing group as an executive in the group involved in the break ins to personal voice mail and other private affairs of celebrities and government officials to get a “good story” for the newspaper in Britian. After fleeing England our very own CNN puts him on the air to tell us how we should live our lives. Pure hipocracy. Instead of dinner at a fine restaurant on New Years, I hope he is instead served with a summons to appear in English court.

  • Rainmaker

    How can we judge Piers Morgan just because he was part of the Rupert ring? (Just one of the gang) The stuff those guys did was nothing compared to what the administrations of Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and now Cameron have done and are doing. Those wiretaps were kids play in comparison.

    Still, he is a POS. Its like the recent US Presidential election, where most people actually thought the whole thing was better than wrestling. I still hear people discuss it. We had the choice of the “Lesser of Two Evils” and instead we got the “Evil of Two Lessors”. Are our only choices bad ones?

    When is it time for us to sack the whole lot of them?

  • Dave C

    Great article, thanks for sharing it.

  • You can keep the shill at your side of the pond, please, along with that arrogant Simon Cowell.

    PS C’mon your MSM papers are just as $hit lol

  • dave

    Piers – on your way out, I’ll volunteer to help you pack! I’ll even drive to your place at my own expense if it’ll get you out of this country.

  • “I would go further, confiscating the rest and enforcing tough prison sentences on those who still insist on keeping one.” = advocating gun violence.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3HQopc0jog

    • Fletchlives

      Great point and im actually disappointed i didnt think of that & obviously left that out. I will add this to my blog version thou Skekzyz, thank you sir.

  • Ben

    Not even sure why there is a Piers Morgan article on here. This is classic left/right or good cop/bad cop theatrics. He is playing the perfect “left wing” shill and people are becoming unhinged. See it for what it is…theater. Quit giving into the programming.

    • Fletchlives

      There is no Piers Morgan article on here and if you look its first category this was filed under was current events. Newtown and his oped are current. Also, who’s unhinged? Have a great new year Ben, dont read too much into everything as theatrics and programming. There is many people that want the country disarmed, and more people wanting to unarm the population are on TV thus its a losing battle. If people dont voice their opposition it will become a reality.

      • Ben

        LOL…and you are going to tell me that television isn’t theatrics and programming? That’s rich! What is this site about again? Don’t read too much into it? LOL…okay. I am surprised you STILL watch tv. As far as governments wanting to disarm citizens…that has been going on since Roman centurians. There is nothing new under the sun. Do you think a central power wanting to disarm it’s people is some kind of a new development? That it’s never been done/tried before? Wake up! Voice my opinion? Because that works so well against the all-powerful collective right? I mean…my voice counts correct? Nice. Have a good new year yourself. It’s going to get pretty sporty out there.

        • Fletchlives

          Who said anything about television being not programming or theatrics? I actually used a line from the movie: The Network, so if anything im agreeing with you about what TV is anyway. Im addressing the article he wrote. Sure he is on TV and thats why he has the voice he does and thats why i found it on the front page of my yahoo and i seen re-tweets of it all week. Do i think the government wanting to disarm its people is something new and that its never been done or tried before??? I dont know where you are drawing the conclusions from but its not something i wrote. Of course your voice counts and yes, you should voice your opinion, the more voices the more people wake up themselves. Im a bit puzzled where your coming from with this. Have a glass of grape juice and relax, its a new year.

  • ubear

    Piers Morgan was already recognised as a moron by us English, we’d prefer he didn’t come back. As pointed out, he is a tabloid style ‘journalist’, so this crass nonsense is to be expected from him.

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