January 11, 2013 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, CNN, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Gun Control, Guns, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Regulation, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on
CNN’s Morgan: AR-15 Rifles Turns America Into ‘Utter Wild West Hell’
-By Warner Todd Huston
Virulent anti-gun nut Piers Morgan is at it again with his wild-eyed hyperbole against guns. During an interview with former Marine Joshua Boston, Morgan claimed that AR-15 “assault rifles” are turning the U.S. into an “utter wild west hell.”
After Breitbart posted the story of Corporal Boston, USMC Ret., the media picked up on it and he’s since made the rounds of Fox News, various radio shows, and recently CNN’s Piers Morgan show.
Boston had written a letter to gun-grabbing Senator Dianne Feinstein telling her “No Ma’Am,” that he would not be allowing his Constitutional rights to be violated by any politician.
In keeping with his extreme positions against the U.S. Constitution, Morgan invited Corporal Boston onto his CNN show in order to rail against guns. Also in keeping with his wholly uninformed positions on guns, Morgan went on a terror disgorging misinformation and fearmongering against them, in this case the AR-15 rifle.
During the conversation, Morgan said, “If everybody exercises that choice and is legally allowed to do so, you could end up with every movie theater and every school and every church and every shopping mall in America, with everybody armed with an AR-15 assault rifle and magazines that could kill 100 people in a minute. Where does that lead America to, other than utter Wild West hell?”
Of course, the AR-15 is wholly legal and has been around for many years and we don’t have that problem now. In fact, according to the FBI more Americans have been murdered with hammers and clubs than with rifles. For that matter, auto deaths exceed that of gun deaths by three times.
While the mass killings perpetrated in this country are nothing to dismiss, the so-called “gun crisis” that anti-Constitutionalists like Morgan are railing about is based on nothing but fearmongering. Crimes rates have been steadily decreasing with the FBI reporting that crime rates have reached a 40-year low. It seems the only places where “gun crime” is increasing is in cities like Chicago that already have some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation.
Once again, we see the ill-informed blather coming from Piers Morgan, nonsense that doesn’t help clarify or inform on the debate of the day.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.
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