I noticed that Piers did not answer Joshua's "What if" question.... So Piers, What if there had been multiple attackers and the woman only had 6 bullets? Hmmmm???? Piers cannot answer that question or intelligently defend his stance. He has no argument.
I wonder if Morgan really holds the opinions he voices or if this is just a way to increase his ratings. He's gotten a lot of press out of this discussion...reminds me of Joe McCarthy.
Unlike Alex Jones, the young marine, did an excellent job of stating his case in favor of Second Amendment rights. Piers needs to go back to the UK so he can enjoy living with Gun Control.
Well Piers Moron, I would personally be more comfortable with everybody being armed than just the lawless thugs and the government... but I repeat myself.
Okay Piers, how about 20 six or seven year-old children who take a field trip to a "gun free" mall? A gunman enters the mall and kills those 20 children, along with a number of adults. Does that make it any less important than a school full of children? You see Piers, every American, no matter their age, should not have to fear being in any public place. I know this may come as sort of a shock to you Piers, but we live in an open society. Criminals are part of that open society. Yes Piers, criminals are people too, perhaps barely, but they are. Criminals by definition are criminals because they BREAK THE LAW. So if there is a LAW controlling or banning firearms, who does this LAW benefit? Does it benefit the honest, law-abiding citizen, who has the Constitutional right to carry a gun? No, it does not. It takes the guns from honest, law-abiding citizens who could quite possibly stop a criminal from committing a crime. Do criminals care what laws are in existence? Absolutely not because they break them every day. This may equally come as a shock to you Piers, but some people are EVIL. Most, if not all criminals are EVIL. They commit EVIL acts, Piers. Yes Piers, murder is an EVIL act. Another thing Piers, murders are committed with WEAPONS. Yes, a firearm is a weapon. So is a knife. So is a machete. So is a baseball bat, if it is used in a manner that is was designed to be used for. Even a persons hands can be considered weapons, if they were used to assault or murder another living being. What I'm say Piers and I hope you understand this: as long as there are evil criminals out there, bad things are going to happen. I know that's hard to comprehend for you. If a criminal sees or has knowledge of a "gun free" zone somewhere, that person may be compelled to use a gun in that "gun free" zone to commit a violent crime, murder being included. How would such a person be stopped? With a knife? Sure, but only in very close proximity to the perpetrator. With a slingshot? Sure, but the shooter's aim better be good and he'd better be using a projectile that will incapacitate the perpetrator in a hurry. To be realistic, slingshots do not have the stopping power even remotely close to that of a .22 caliber pistol. So what I am trying to say is that in the hands of an educated and informed user (U.S. citizen), a firearm can be used to stop and yes unfortunately kill, a criminal who is using a firearm him or herself and either has killed or is in the process of killing people. If the criminal is stopped from killing others, have lives been saved? Yes, sadly even if some lives were already lost. Isn't that what you leftists want? Don't you want lives to be saved, except in the case of defenseless children in their mothers' wombs?
The gentleman represented the American people PERFECTLY, calm cool and collected.
He is correct We know when to shoot and when not to take the shot. These Liberals think that We are all dummies out here. We are educated and armed citizens that will not give up our freedom.
The harder they push the American people, the more resistance they will encounter.
This single issue will cause this country to cross the Rubicon.
Joshua Boston, a Cool Calm Collected Committed Conceal Carry Commander commandeering a piers of Crap.
The banning of guns for all because of the actions of a madman is just plane foolish. It doesn't make sense because that's not why they are doing it. They have an agenda, and disarming the public is critical to their plans.
If the schools had moral and responsible security officers armed with AR-15s, those children would far more safer than children in "Gun Free School Zones"
A couple of things about this short video
1. Nice to see this Marine has the intestinal fortitude to show up to a liberal's show and stand behind his convictions. (I would expect nothing less form a Veteran)
2. Nice to see this Marine stay calm cool and collected under fire. (but hey, that is what all veterans do, in peace and on the battle field)
3. I think this Marine should have asked Mr. Morgan how the kids and parents feel knowing that they were all safe in a GUN FREE ZONE and had no one at the scene of this GUN FREE ZONE equipped, trained and therefore able to defend their young lives. (God knows the police most often show up after the smoke clears and the only thing left to do is fill out paper work, look for clues, and cart off the body bags.
4. I think this Marine should have asked Mr. Morgan why we are still talking about the guns rather than the criminals and mentally ill are people behind these tragedies.
5. I think this Marine, no all of us commoners, should ask Mr. Morgan why he thinks we Americans should give a rat's butt about what the H E double hockey sticks what Mr. Morgan believes.
morgan needs to go back to england where they took the weapons.... OH WAIT !!! they dont want him either... whatta putz
thats pretty pathetic when his own home country petitions to keep our government from deporting him... because they dont want him either..
John Kerry said "that if you don't do well in school, you will "get stuck in Iraq."
Peirs got schooled by someone who was stuck in Iraq.
My father taught me to be careful around three things:
Over the 49 years and 5 days since my birth, I've burned myself, cut myself, but NEVER shot myself. I know how to handle a gun safely ---the two big rules to remember are: "Treat every gun like it's loaded" and "Keep your gun UP, UP, AND AWAY from anybody".
What would the media be saying if an armed cop or guard dropped the Newtown shooter before anyone was killed.
They'd say he was a couragous hero and have him on every station for weeks, wouldn't they?
I doubt it. The liberal 'media' would be investigating the cop or guard as to why he was 'qualified' to shoot this guy before he had actually shot anybody. You know, was it 'profiling' or something like that?
You're right. I don't know why I thought they would do anything honorable. Thanks for pulling me back from la la land.
It happens every time. A homeowner defends his property or life with a gun and all we see are the gyrations of the left as to 'why' the homeowner was 'qualified' to have a gun rather than why the home was broken into in the first place.
We've been liberally indoctrinated to believe we should cower in fear and wait until somebody 'qualified' comes along to defend us, rather than defend ourselves as we see fit, when time could be a matter of life or death.
Like the old saying goes, 'When you need a cop right now, they're usually only minutes away'. ;-)
Say what you will about Piers Morgan -- and I don't always have the nicest things to say about the guy -- but he allowed this man to speak his mind without interruption, even though the man spoke very slowly compared to the way most people speak on TV. That's no small thing for a liberal media personality to do in this environment.
One of the things I think this ex-Marine did right is he seems to have kept in mind the wisdom of the aphorism, "You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar." He wasn't at all combative; rather, he was soft-spoken, and he employed a technique understood by those who understand the art of persuasion: he not only was respectful in the way he disagreed with Morgan, he began his point by emphasizing what he and Morgan agreed on. Even if it was something that all reasonable persons agree about -- i.e., that children shouldn't have to go to school fearing for their lives -- it was nonetheless a useful tactic for dialing down the heat. Piers Morgan is an Englishman, and thus comes from an anti-gun culture that has no doubt shaped his views since childhood. But he was fair to this Marine. When I think about how he treated him, I am reminded of the manner in which he responded to Toure when the latter came on Morgan's show to criticize Morgan's even-handed treatment of the Trayvon Martin shooting. Toure essentially told Morgan that he could not comment on the event because Morgan is white and foreign-born; he played the race-card to try to intimidate Morgan into keeping his mouth shut. But Morgan was having none of it. He responded to Toure's argument by calling it what it was: nonsense. (Scoop posted that video here, by the way, as I am sure many of my fellow Scoopians will recall.)
A great part of the problem we have with regard to the divided nature of our country is that the MSM has been driving the division by using their media pulpits not to report the news, but to manipulate and even hide it. Yet I think we should remember that not all offenders are equal in their irresponsibility and, in all too many cases, purposeful deceptiveness. To wit, Piers Morgan is a liberal and an opinionated one, but he is no Chris Matthews. He was respectful to this Marine, giving him all the time he needed to speak his mind.
I think a lot of seasoned debaters and commentators could learn something from watching how this Marine conducted himself during this interview.
We have always had liberals trying to impose their will on the rest of society. What is so scary today that seems more scary than before? Answer: No representation that will hold the liberals accountable for unlawful, unconstitutional acts. Representation that cares more about how they look in the media than their constituency's wishes.
Today's liberal power center knows this, and they are leveraging it to the max.
I also believe that Morgan just doesn't understand America or the American people. England doesn't have a Constitution like ours and people like Morgan are certainly NOT comfortable with other people having as many rights as we do, especially rights that are designed to protect us from a tyrannical form of government. Just like we can't understand why England still has a Queen, they cannot understand why we want to defend ourselves from an overpowering and dictatorial government that could consume this nation. Guess Brits like Morgan didn't learn anything from Lexington and Concord.
You tell him Marine..!!!!! wish you would have told him to go home also lol.. but you did good my brother..
There is a reason the propagandists have increased their specific references to the AR-15.
....the immediate and proximate trigger of the first American Revolutionary war was an attempt by General Thomas Gage to disarm the Colonists.
How do you measure the value of liberty to a society?
Do you measure it by the number of people who are willing to show up to defend it?
The very AR-15 that despots in Illinois, New York, and Washington, D.C. would force you to surrender is the preferred militia weapon of our time, above all others. Charged by the standard 30-round magazine commonly used by all branches of our armed forces and reserves, it is the firearm of contemporary military utility due to the similarity is has with the selective-fire M-4 Carbine and M-16 rifles of our nation’s standing military, sharing many common parts, ammunition, and magazines.
That the AR-15 is the single most protected firearm under the clear intention of the Founding Fathers for citizens to be armed with weapons of military utility is not up for debate or discussion. By function and role, it is the firearm of the American Patriot and militiaman.
more to read from Bob Owens here:
IT'S A BEHAVIOR PROBLEM STUPID!
Immorality leads to immoral behavior which leads to more immoral behavior!
What is murder but immorality which has been fed for so long that it has reached its logical conclusion?
A person who ignores his conscience cannot be restrained! Therefore, what America NEEDS to do is RETURN TO THE BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES THAT USED TO GOVERN HER BEHAVIOR!
When you UNHINGE A CULTURE FROM MORALITY YOU GIVE BIRTH TO A PREDATORY CULTURE!
"Our Constitution was made only for a MORAL AND RELIGIOUS PEOPLE, it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." -- JOHN ADAMS!
AN IMMORAL PEOPLE CANNOT BE GOVERNED! WHY? BECAUSE THEY REFUSE TO BE GOVERNED BY THEIR OWN CONSCIENCE! And if you're incapable of governing YOUR OWN conscience, then GOVERNMENT HAS TO DO IT FOR YOU!
If you have no conscience, who is going to stop you from committing murder if you're determined to do it? NO ONE! The law can only PUNISH you for murder, it can't PREVENT your darkened heart from meditating on it.
It's not a GUN PROBLEM, it's a MORAL PROBLEM!
The wages of sin is death! Welcome to the new liberal America!
I feel a bit misled, I thought he was actually going to use a flame thrower lol but boy that verbal flame thrower assault on Morgan was pretty darn effective.
Alex Jones I hope your taking notes.
Is Piers being paid by the Odumbo administration to push this propaganda? He has been repeatedly handed his hat about the topic of gun control and still he chooses to try to feed this garbage to anyone that will listen. Mr. Boston did an excellent job calmly and rationally taking the air out of Pier's argument! If Piers is so afraid of law abiding, armed Americans, he can go right back to Great Britain! I hear the gun control laws there have aided the criminals greatly!
I don't care who you are. This interview was beautiful. You know someone who has served (for a while, not those who get dishonorably discharged) by their behavior. Piers just keeps making a fool of himself. He's gonna be a liability to CNN soon. Ahh, but what do I care!
I find it disgusting when someone from another country comes here and tells us how we are supposed to live. That's like the neighbor coming over to your house and telling you what you should do in YOUR home. If that moron loves gun control so much then he needs to go back to England where they have the gun control. - There Piers, your problem has just been solved.
I really wish people would stop saying ''go back to England Piers''...
WE DON'T WANT HIM BACK!
(totally agree on all your other points though!) :)
In this case he's been "sent" over here. One thing Jones hit square on the head is that Morgan is a new world order hatchet man.
Ken answered that perfectly. Some of us refer to ourselves as NO LOAD Marines, which stands for NO Longer On Active Duty.
"Former Marine" is considered an acceptable moniker for Honorably Discharged Marines, as are "Veteran Marine" or "Prior Service Marine", however most of us Leathernecks just use "Marine" as in "Once a Marine, Always a Marine", and it's far less cumbersome.
Read what he said very carefully, "Former Marine Corporal". Former 'Corporal', not former Marine. Ain't that right Mike. ;-)
There is no such thing. Once a Marine, Always a Marine. My 92 year old Pastor says so- he's Still a Marine ;-)
Search for Marine Letter Diane Fienstein and you will find out. This is one of the best letters to a public servant I have ever read.