Piers Morgan v. Alex Jones

A debate on gun control quickly becomes heated

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Monday’s Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN should have been titled Morgan vs. Jones and aired on pay-per-view. Alex Jones is a radio host who supports a White House petition to deport Morgan, who is British, for his views on gun control. Since the Newtown, Conn., shooting, Morgan has openly discussed his belief in a nationwide ban on semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, a view Jones vehemently opposes. “1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms,” said Jones. “It doesn’t matter how many lemmings you get out on the street begging for them to have their guns taken! We will not relinquish them! Do you understand?” See Part 1 below:

After a commercial break, Morgan asks Jones for a calm debate. Jones quickly becomes animated and at one point bellows, “I want to get people off pills that the insert says will make you commit suicide and kill people! I want to blame the real culprit. Suicide pills! Mass-murder pills!” Jones later adopts a British accent and calls Morgan a “redcoat” before Morgan can turn to his next guest, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz. See Part 2 below:

Update: The White House petition to deport Piers Morgan has been denied.  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney responded, “Let’s not let arguments over the Constitution’s Second Amendment violate the spirit of its First.”