CNN’s Piers Morgan finally went down to Texas and fired an AR-15. He did incredibly well for virtually no training and praised the weapon as “light and accurate.” He even declared that it was an “exciting experience,” but he still doesn’t understand that guns don’t kill people and he doesn’t understand the Second Amendment. Ted Nugent though helps in telling him that he will “never understand” the need for those firearms and ultimately ends up frustrated at Morgan and tells him to “Leave us the Hell alone!”
Video showed Morgan at an indoor range where it looks like the target took a beating at the hands of the Brit with a semi-automatic rifle.
Morgan wanted to know, in a way that was not inflammatory, “Why, out side of hog hunting, which I get is a problem in Texas, anyone needs one of those and if the answer isn’t very convincing, why the least we couldn’t do to those poor families who lost people to that weapon is not just remove those from the equation?”
“Go ahead and take it to the bank, you will never understand,” Nugent said bluntly. He also called Morgan on his “bogus” gun violence statistics and pointed out that “tens of millions” of American families own semi-automatic rifles that never harm anyone and won’t be used in a crime and that the “aberrations” that cause problems like mass shootings are such a small percentile.
Morgan continued despite being corrected, claiming that 18,000 a year commit suicide with a gun and yet Nugent pointed out that Japan has a higher suicide rate and they “can’t get downwind of a gun.”
Morgan sought to ask how many people were murdered with a gun in Japan in the last three years.
Nugent then hit the nail on the head by asking Morgan, “Do you care about murders or do you care about murders with guns?” He then pointed out all of the gun owners surrounding Morgan in the gun shop that he was in and the town he was in. He pointed out that they are generous, loving, harmless people and then went on to tell Morgan,
“Would you leave us the Hell alone!”
He then exhorted going after the bad guys and those that showed “murderous intent.” Friends and family knew the people who have committed murder with guns in recent history were crazy, but no one did anything because, according to Nugent, “We were scared of hurting their feelings.”
While Nugent implored Morgan to leave everyone else alone and go after madmen, Morgan said he wouldn’t leave them alone.
More followed. As usual these two sparked some colorful debate, but one thing is clear: Piers Morgan is incapable of understanding the argument before him and he is unwilling to actually think through his own failed arguments that have been utterly destroyed.
Many kudos to Ted Nugent and I stand with him in telling Morgan and all gun grabbers to leave us alone and start dealing with the murderous element properly under the law!