Piers Morgan capped off his last appearance as host of CNN’s Piers Morgan Live with yet one more anti-gun diatribe, a host of anti-gun Tweets, and a defiant claim that his constant attacks on the U.S. Constitution is proof he “loves” America.
Just before Morgan went on the air, he took to his Twitter account to slam Americans who support their Second Amendment rights, saying he “has no regrets” for attacking America’s “insane gun laws.”
The bulk of Morgan’s last show was devoted to another 50-some minutes of woeful, mind numbing “analysis” of missing Malaysian flight MH370. But then the canceled host elaborated on his hate for the U.S. Constitution with one last anti-gun diatribe.
The British import was completely unapologetic over his virulent and ubiquitous attacks on the Constitution. “I make no apologies for that,” he insisted.
Morgan went on to claim that guns don’t belong in the hands of civilians but instead should only be allowed in the hands of soldiers “on a military battlefield.” Of course, this sort of supremely powerful, un-opposable military force that can have its way with the people without check is precisely why the Second Amendment exists in the first place. And it is all courtesy of Morgan’s forefathers in Great Britain, it should be remembered.
Guns in America, though, make Morgan angry. “So angry, in fact, that some people are criticizing me for being too loud, opinionated, even rude when I’ve debated the issue of guns. But I make no apologies for that,” he said.
He wrapped up has final attack by saying, “My point is simple: more guns doesn’t mean less crime, as the NRA repeatedly tries to tell you. It means more gun violence, more death, and more profits for the gun manufacturers. And to those who claim my gun control campaigning has been anti-American–well, the reverse I true. I’m so pro-American, I want more of you to stay alive. But I’ve made my point.”
It has always been clear that Piers Morgan is completely misinformed about history, guns, and the U.S. Constitution. CNN’s audience got a major dose of that lack of knowledge along with Breitbart’s own Ben Shapiro when Morgan ridiculed Shapiro’s copy of the Constitution as “your little book.”
Transcript of Morgan’s Last Stand
Regular viewers will know that the issue of gun control has been a consistent and often very controversial part of this show. And I want to say something more about that before I bow out. I’ve lived and worked in America for much of the past decade. It’s a magnificent country–a land of true opportunity that affords anyone, even British Chaunceys like me, the opportunity to live the American dream. The vast majority of Americans are very decent, hardworking, thoroughly dependable people. As my brother, a British army colonel, says, “You always want an American next to you in a trench when the going gets tough.”
But that’s where, I think, guns belong: on a military battlefield–in the hands of highly-trained men and women fighting for democracy and freedom–not in the hands of civilians. The scourge of gun violence is a disease that now infects every aspect of American life. Each day, on average, 35 people in this country are murdered with guns; another 50 kill themselves with guns; and 200 more are shot, but survive. That’s 100,000 people a year hit by gunfire in America.
Now, I assumed that after 70 people were shot in a movie theater; and then, just a few months later, 20 first-graders were murdered with an assault rifle in an elementary school–that the absurd gun laws in this country would change, but nothing has happened. The gun lobby in America, lead by the NRA, has bullied this nation’s politicians into cowardly, supine silence–even when 20 young children are blown away in their classrooms.
This is a shameful situation that, frankly, has made me very angry. So angry, in fact, that some people are criticizing me for being too loud, opinionated, even rude when I’ve debated the issue of guns. But I make no apologies for that. As Sir Winston Churchill said, “If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile drive, hit the point once, then come back and hit it again. Then, hit it a third time–a tremendous whack.”
My point is simple: more guns doesn’t mean less crime, as the NRA repeatedly tries to tell you. It means more gun violence, more death, and more profits for the gun manufacturers. And to those who claim my gun control campaigning has been anti-American–well, the reverse I true. I’m so pro-American, I want more of you to stay alive. But I’ve made my point. I’ve given it a tremendous whack.
Now, it’s down to you. It is your country. These are your gun laws. And the senseless slaughter will only end when enough Americans stand together and cry, enough! I look forward to that day. I also look forward to seeing you all again soon. Thank you, and God bless America. Oh, and while I’m at it, God bless Great Britain, too. Good night.
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