On Monday, Piers Morgan, the British subject who once worked as a rabid anti-gun talk show host at CNN, called for a ban of all semi-automatic weapons in the U.S., declaring that “no civilian needs one.”
“I think ALL semi-automatic guns should be banned, just as automatic guns are banned,” he said on Twitter. “No civilian needs one except to kill a lot of people very quickly.”
I think ALL semi-automatic guns should be banned, just as automatic guns are banned.
No civilian needs one except to kill a lot of people very quickly. https://t.co/vvC5XGuPVq
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 2, 2018
He followed that up by showing his complete ignorance of the Second Amendment — something that doesn’t even apply to him.
According to Morgan, the Second Amendment “was never intended to mean an individual’s right to bear arms – outside of a ‘well regulated militia’.”
Have you studied the history of 2A? Try reading up on it. It was never intended to mean an individual’s right to bear arms – outside of a ‘well regulated militia’. https://t.co/Xb6w9gGAbd
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 2, 2018
Oh really, Piers? Well, let’s take a look at what George Mason, co-author of the Second Amendment, had to say about that.
“I ask who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers,” he said in a 1788 address to the Virginia Ratifying Convention.
Surely Morgan would accept the word of the man who actually WROTE the Second Amendment, right?
Breitbart’s AWR Hawkins noted:
Morgan’s call overlooks the fact that millions upon millions of semi-automatic firearms are carried every day in America by licensed concealed permit holders. The firearms are a weapon of choice because they allow the vulnerable, who may not be physically strong, to carry a tool with which they can defend their lives. This is because a semi-automatic firearm uses it own recoil to cycle the next round into the chamber, thereby reducing the felt-recoil and allowing petite individuals–and persons who may have physical limitations–to carry a firearm with a round large enough to stop attackers.
In another tweet, Morgan explained his call for a ban on semi-automatic firearms by saying he fired an AR-15 “rapidly.” What he did not mention is the fact that an AR-15 or a Glock handgun or a Smith & Wesson double-action revolver will all shoot as fast as you pull the trigger but there is a difference between shooting fast and shooting accurately. In other words, shooting “rapidly” often undercuts the gun’s usefulness.
Morgan, by the way, made his comment in response to a tweet by Kyle Kashuv, the pro-Second Amendment Parkland student no one in the left-wing media will interview.
So you don't bother to read federalist papers? Not your thing? https://t.co/SOO7nKgRsh
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) April 2, 2018
Others responded to Morgan:
Wow @piersmorgan being schooled by @KyleKashuv it’s the perfect twitter war.. a #KnowItAll and @YoungPatriot we won 222 years ago with Gunpowder and lead.. the same forces are at work that tried to take them before. BTW They Failed
— @J.T.Wilde⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@AsTheQTurns) April 2, 2018
— Mike ???????????????????????????????? (@michaelcowart44) April 3, 2018
This isn’t the first time Morgan has stepped in it, so to speak. Back in 2013, he sparked controversy when Daily Beast writer Buzz Bissinger suggested he shoot Alex Jones.
“I don’t care what the justification is that you’re allowed in this country to own a semi-automatic weapon – much less a handgun. But what do you need a semi-automatic weapon for? The only reason I think you’d need it is, Piers, challenge Alex Jones to a boxing match, show up with a semi-automatic that you got legally and pop him,” Bissinger said on Piers Morgan’s CNN program.
“I’d love to see that,” responded Huffington Post’s Abby Huntsman.
“In uniform,” she said, laughing.
“I’ll borrow my brother’s uniform,” Morgan added.
By September 2014, he left CNN, six months after his show was canceled due to plummeting ratings.
One person reminded Morgan:
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