Internet radio host Alex Jones of InfoWars.com went on CNN to take on host Piers Morgan. Now social media is a buzz with talk about the interview, in which Jones exclaimed, ‚Äú1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms!‚ÄĚ
People‚Äôs opinions are split on Jones‚Äô performance during the interview. Some thing he made those who believe in the Second Amendment look like kooks, while there were others who believe that is just who Alex responds to things. He becomes very animated.
Morgan had invited Jones on the show to talk about the petition Jones started at¬†Petitions.WhiteHouse.Gov¬†that wanted to deport Piers Morgan. So far the petition has gathered well over 100,000 signatures (108,398 to be exact, at the time of this writing). The petition reads:
British Citizen and CNN television host Piers Morgan is engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment. We demand that Mr. Morgan be deported immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights and for exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens.
He said the petition was to draw attention to foreigners who have come to America and argued for gun control as the government stockpiles guns and ammunition. ‚ÄúWhen they get our guns they can have their world tyranny, while the government buys 1.6 billion bullets, armored vehicles, tanks, helicopters, predator drones,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúThe Second Amendment isn‚Äôt there for duck hunting, it‚Äôs there to protect us from tyrannical government and street thugs.‚ÄĚ
He soon took over in a rant against Morgan.
‚ÄúBritain took the guns‚Ä¶Hitler took the guns, Stalin took the guns, Mao took the guns, Fidel Castro took the guns, Hugo Chavez took the guns,‚ÄĚ he said, raising his voice and pointing a finger at the CNN host. ‚ÄúAnd I‚Äôm here to tell you. 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms! It doesn‚Äôt matter how many lemmings you have out there on the street begging for them to have their guns taken. We will not relinquish them. Do you understand?‚ÄĚ
Morgan, seeking to get the upper hand with Jones asked how many gun murders there were in the U.S. last year.
Jones shot back, ‚Äú11,458 and about 74 percent of those were gang-related.‚ÄĚ However, he had a question for Morgan. ‚ÄúHow many great white sharks kill people every year but are afraid to swim?‚ÄĚ he mocked.
Morgan tried to do the same thing with Jones that he did with Larry Pratt and that was try to mix numbers of violent crime and gun murders, not taking into account the vast differences in population and other factors that play into reading the data objectionably. I suspect Jones had watched the debate with Larry Pratt and knew that to give an inch to Morgan just meant he would be called ‚Äúan incredibly stupid man.‚ÄĚ
I do honestly wonder how many on the left smiled thinking that Jones just made every law abiding gun owner, who believes in their duty and responsibility to own firearms for their protection and the protection of their families, look like a raving madman. However, I think it was more the passion coming out of him than it was a madman being exposed. After all,¬†Ted Nugent got pretty heated in some spots with Morgan¬†too.
Honestly, there was no debate. I appreciate many things Alex Jones said. I even appreciate his passion! I wish more people would become outraged at what our government does. Perhaps Jones just realizes that there is no debating liberals on these matters. I prefer people take a look at how¬†Larry Pratt, president of Gun Owners of America, handled Morgan¬†and in the end made Morgan look like a fool.