Piers Morgan to gun-rights advocate: “You’re an unbelievably stupid man, aren’t you?”

posted at 7:41 pm on December 19, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via News Busters, the media id unleashed. Your companion reading for this clip is Byron York’s piece about cable-news sanctimony over gun control this week, and not just from the prime-time commentators either. Says York:

Why such open advocacy? What seems to have happened is that some journalists have assumed that since everyone is horrified by what happened in Newtown, everyone should also be united on what should be done about it, and that what should be done is the imposition of more stringent gun control measures. Guests who disagree can be in for a very public scolding.

I think it’s less them wanting people to be united than enjoying a temporary license to yell at the sort of people they wish they could yell at every day. Under normal circumstances, you can’t be as big of a jackhole to your guests as Morgan is here; “professionalism” requires some basic measure of civility. But with the public grieving over 20 children shot dead, you’re momentarily free to be as big of a jackhole as you want in the name of “passion” and outrage over what happened. A big part of the Do Something impulse comes from the guilt and impotence people naturally feel over having failed to protect those kids. One way to temper those feelings is to endorse broad gun-control measures, no matter how many innocent gun owners would be affected by them and how few would-be rampage killers would be deterred. The angrier you are, the more aggressive the policy response that you endorse, the more you supposedly care. Another way is to scream at or, in extreme cases, even threaten gun-rights advocates. We can’t kill Adam Lanza but maybe we can at least intimidate the sort of people who’d defend his right to carry a gun. Even though no one’s defending Adam Lanza’s right to carry a gun.

Anyway, three polls for you this afternoon. The one that’s getting attention is CNN’s because it’s the one that’s most useful to the left. And yet it’s still not very useful:

The number of Americans who favor major restrictions or an outright ban has typically hovered just under the 50% mark in recent years; now that number is just over 50%. According to the poll 52% say they favor major restrictions on guns or making all guns illegal. That’s a five point rise from a CNN survey conducted in early August, following the mass shooting in July at a movie theater in suburban Denver, Colorado that left 12 dead, and shootings two weeks later at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where six people were killed. The five point rise is within the poll’s sampling error…

The survey indicates the expected partisan divide on gun control. Nearly eight in ten Democrats say they favor major restrictions on owning guns or an outright ban. That number drops to 42% among independents and 31% among Republicans. There’s also a gender gap, with 41% of men saying say support major restrictions or an outright ban, with that number jumping to 62% among women.

Four days after one of the most horrendous crimes in modern American history, involving the most sympathetic victims imaginable, gun-control advocates can muster only the slimmest majority for major regulations — within the margin of error — and nothing close to those numbers among independents and Republicans. (The most interesting number from the poll, showing 62% support for banning “semi-automatic assault guns,” is going nowhere legislatively.) And as Obama and congressional Democrats know full well, even those weak numbers will begin to fade along with the news coverage of Sandy Hook. He needs to act fast. Meanwhile, over at Gallup, the public’s priorities already lie elsewhere:

Not only does banning semiautomatics trail far behind increased spending on mental health as a solution, but the number of those who think having school officials carry would be at least “somewhat effective” is actually slightly higher than the number who say the same about a ban. (Only 36 percent of independents support the ban. As with the CNN poll, all the public-opinion heavy lifting for gun control is being done by Democrats.) Rasmussen asked a question similar to Gallup’s — which of these options would be most effective in preventing mass shootings? — and once again better mental-health treatments trumped gun control, 48/27. Makes me wonder if all the talk about gun-grabbing lately is, at least in some parts, a sly ploy to convince fiscal conservatives that spending more on mental health is the lesser of two evils vis-a-vis regulating guns. In Gallup’s poll, just 35 percent of Republicans wanted the government to spend more on treating mental illness but that was still nine points higher than those who wanted to ban semiautomatics as a solution.

Oh well. A determined agenda will not be deterred, public support or no. (See also, e.g., ObamaCare.) First up: A ban on high-capacity magazines. Will that stop the next Lanza? Nah, probably not. Oh, and in related news, there’s suddenly a run on guns at major retailers.


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Who is Piers Morgan again?

M240H on December 19, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Pierce is a stupid broad!

KOOLAID2 on December 19, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Keith Olbermann’s heir. A star is born.

El_Terrible on December 19, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Piers spells his name wrong!

KOOLAID2 on December 19, 2012 at 7:47 PM

I was dazzled by morgan’s rapier wit and factual take down of every argument raised by Pratt. It was incredibly comforting to know that soon children everywhere will be protected from future attacks like this one thanks to the superior intellect of piers and his contemporaries in the media.

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Lost in Jersey on December 19, 2012 at 7:49 PM

F*ck liberals.v There are people who are stupid (all liberals), but libs are sanctimonious about it. Every liberal should be made to wear a tag with the logo “Stupid and proud of it!”

Liam on December 19, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Somebody should tell this little f*** to shut the f*** up…

mnjg on December 19, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Theater instead of concern about the event. I hope you’re happy Piers.

22044 on December 19, 2012 at 7:50 PM

This is the guy who hacked British celebrities cellphones, right?

rbj on December 19, 2012 at 7:51 PM

And as Obama and congressional Democrats know full well, even those weak numbers will begin to fade along with the news coverage of Sandy Hook. He needs to act fast.

Fast and Furius!

the_nile on December 19, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I feel awfully immature saying this, but…Piers Morgan just got OWNED.

DeathtotheSwiss on December 19, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I don’t care about Morgan. The polls though are further evidence that half the country is stupid, ignorant, or both. And they vote in greater numbers than those who aren’t.

cozmo on December 19, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Where was Morgan’s OUTRAGE about “fast and furious”.

Oh, yeah. Right. ………crickets………..

Freaking moronic hypocrite!

GarandFan on December 19, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Boilerplate liberalism: zero facts and verifiable proof, 100% emotion and insult.

Makes me wonder if all the talk about gun-grabbing lately is, at least in some parts, a sly ploy to convince fiscal conservatives that spending more on mental health is the lesser of two evils vis-a-vis regulating guns.

No, it’s about gun-grabbing.

rrpjr on December 19, 2012 at 7:53 PM

What a Brit twit.

TQM38a on December 19, 2012 at 7:53 PM

F*ck liberals.v There are people who are stupid (all liberals), but libs are sanctimonious about it. Every liberal should be made to wear a tag with the logo “Stupid and proud of it!”

Liam on December 19, 2012 at 7:50 PM

If you have to engage in a discussion with left wing scums always make sure to insult them and put them down as inferior people with low IQ, in fact by doing so you are putting them in their place where they belong… This is the only way to deal with this type of scums…

mnjg on December 19, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Who is Piers Morgan again?

M240H on December 19, 2012 at 7:45 PM

She’s the woman that continually gets quoted here at HA.

Mr. Arrogant on December 19, 2012 at 7:54 PM

No Bill of Rights in Jolly Olde England.

He came to this country because there cannot be 2 queens of England.

Wander on December 19, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Hey Piers-it one to know one!

annoyinglittletwerp on December 19, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Oh, if we could only have returned Piers Morgan to the Queen instead of the Churchill bust.

The Churchill bust makes more sense than Piers ever day of the week and twice on Sunday.

turfmann on December 19, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Freaking moronic hypocrite!

GarandFan on December 19, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Liberals are never hypocrites. If their side does something that goes against their ‘morals’, it doesn’t count. Since it doesn’t count, it never happened. Ergo–since it never happened, there’s no hypocrisy.

Now, about Bush…

Liam on December 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

To be fair, Piers Morgan is a tw@t of the highest order. No one likes him in England and no one like shim here.

ernesto on December 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

The only gun law that could have prevented this horror is the confiscation of every gun in America. If that’s what the Left and the media and the People really want then let them go about it the correct way. .Repeal the 2nd Amendment. Anything else, anything that seeks to go around, undercut, or pretend it doesn’t exist is an invitation to do it to any of the other amendments. Violent computer games caused this? Outlaw them. 1st Amendment? Hey the Founders never envisioned computers. BTW about the Founders and guns. When the 2nd Amendment was adopted the deadliest military arms were the Brown Bess mustet, the Pennsylvania Rifle, and the Ferguson breechloading rifle. Any of these weapons could be found in private hands throughout America. Additionally, cannons were found in private forts, Ohio and Mississippi keel boats and almost every privately owned merchant ship flying the Stars and Stripes.

xkaydet65 on December 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

If you have to engage in a discussion with left wing scums always make sure to insult them and put them down as inferior people with low IQ, in fact by doing so you are putting them in their place where they belong… This is the only way to deal with this type of scums…

mnjg on December 19, 2012 at 7:54 PM

do you find this strategy to be effective?

sesquipedalian on December 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Didn’t we kick your sorry a##es out of this country about 230 years ago???

BigWyo on December 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

He came to this country because there cannot be 2 queens of England.

Wander on December 19, 2012 at 7:54 PM

LOL!!
Thanks, I needed that laugh.

rayra on December 19, 2012 at 7:58 PM

I hate his British accent.Matter of fact I hate him.As far as high capacity mags go, in the Army we duct taped our 20 round mags end to end and had 40 rounds of grease.It’s so easy a caveman can do it.Ban away.

docflash on December 19, 2012 at 7:59 PM

If I were interviewed, an immediate suggestion to go and perform an anatomically impossible act wouldn’t be out of place, but Mr. Pratt obviously has much more class than I.

Archivarix on December 19, 2012 at 7:59 PM

If you have to engage in a discussion with left wing scums always make sure to insult them and put them down as inferior people with low IQ, in fact by doing so you are putting them in their place where they belong… This is the only way to deal with this type of scums…

mnjg on December 19, 2012 at 7:54 PM

After this past weekend with the trolls here over Sandy Hook, I’m going to be doing a lot of insulting. They wore out my goodwill.

Liam on December 19, 2012 at 8:00 PM

It’s so easy a caveman can do it.

docflash on December 19, 2012 at 7:59 PM

But liberals can’t.

Liam on December 19, 2012 at 8:01 PM

PRATT: The solution is for people to be able to defend themselves at the point of the crime and not wait for 20 minutes for the police to come after everybody is dead.

Morgan: I know you are but what am I?

stout77 on December 19, 2012 at 8:02 PM

The Wild West really wasn’t so wild compared to any of our major cities today.
And incredible account of two if the “highest crime” “most lawless” towns of the old west.

Violence and Lawlessness on the Western Frontier
ROGER D. McGRATH[1]
http://www.guncite.com/wild_west_myth.html

A look at two frontier mining towns—Aurora, Nevada, and Bodie, California—illustrates these points.[2] The towns were home to Bannons and Ryans aplenty and saw a considerable number of homicides but they were remarkably free from most crime: robbery, theft, and burglary occurred infrequently and bank robbery, rape, racial violence, and serious juvenile crime seem not to have occurred at all. While the homicide rate was high, the killings were almost always the result of fights between willing combatants. Thus, in Aurora and Bodie, the old, the young, the unwilling, the weak, and the female were, for the most part, safe from harm. If, as many popularly assume, much of America’s crime problem is a consequence of a heritage of frontier violence and lawlessness, then it is ironic that the crimes most common today—robbery, burglar, theft, and rape—were of no great significance and, in the case of rape, seemingly nonexistent in Aurora and Bodie.

Individual private citizens in Bodie and Aurora very rarely suffered from robbery. There were only ten robberies and three attempted robberies of individuals—other than those robbed as part of a stage holdup—in Bodie during its boom years, and there seem to have been even fewer in Aurora during its heyday. In nearly every one of these robberies the circumstances were so similar as to be interchangeable: The robbery victim had spent the evening in a gambling den, saloon, or brothel; he had revealed in some way that he had on his person a tidy sum of money; and he was drunk, staggering toward home late at night when the attack occurred.

Popular wisdom says that generations of living on and conquering frontiers have made Americans a violent and lawless people. Popular wisdom is wrong. So is much scholarly literature that has drawn conclusions about violence and lawlessness from anecdotal evidence and specious assumptions.[70] The kind of crime that pervades American society today has little or no relation to the kind of lawlessness that occurred on the frontier if Aurora and Bodie are at all representative of western communities. Rob-(p.142)bery of individuals, burglary, and theft occurred only infrequently and rape seems not to have occurred at all. Racial violence and serious juvenile crime were absent also. The homicides that occurred almost invariably resulted from gunfights between willing combatants. The old, the weak, the innocent, the young, and the female were not the targets of violent men. In fact, all people in those categories would have been far safer in Aurora or Bodie than they are today in any major U.S. city. Even most smaller cities and towns are far more crime ridden and dangerous than were Aurora and Bodie.

There simply is no justification for blaming contemporary American violence and lawlessness on a frontier heritage. The time is long past for Americans to stop excusing the violence in society by trotting out that old whipping boy, the frontier. On the contrary, it would seem that the frontier, instead of representing America at its worst may have, in many respects, represented the nation at its best.

JellyToast on December 19, 2012 at 8:03 PM

If someone can’t see difference between 35 and 12000 they are unbelievably stupid. Well said.

lester on December 19, 2012 at 8:04 PM

do you find this strategy to be effective?

sesquipedalian on December 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

It’s not as effective as it used to be, since in our culture being foolish and ignorant is something to be proud of. Days gone by, liberals like you would slink back under their rocks when they were laughed at, but when you’re PROUD of what you are…

MelonCollie on December 19, 2012 at 8:04 PM

Far as I’m concerned, the mental issues of the Sandy Hook shootings are something liberals don’t want looked at. Because, if Americans really looked at mental health in this country, they would conclude liberals need to be lock up before they hurt somebody (again).

Liam on December 19, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Trying again, without the CNN link. :)

Record-Low 26% in U.S. Favor Handgun Ban

Support for stricter gun laws in general is lowest Gallup has measured

http://www.gallup.com/poll/150341/Record-Low-Favor-Handgun-Ban.aspx

That’s a dispassionate pulse from last year. Which is why progressives need people gnashing teeth and sweating. If you aren’t filled with covetousness, envy, fear, or anger — you can’t be progressive.

Axe on December 19, 2012 at 7:44 PM

From the CNN writeup:

“The number of Americans who favor major restrictions or an outright ban has typically hovered just under the 50% mark in recent years; now that number is just over 50%.”

That statement alone tells you what you are dealing with. They are deliberately padding their ban number with a restriction number that would net most people commenting on Hot Air. It’s — excue e moi s vo plai — s***.

Axe on December 19, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Cross-posting through laziness. :)

Axe on December 19, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Puts on British Cap..(sarc)

What is it with you Bleeding Stupid Yanks and your
Bloody Guns,…..

1773….ITS OVER

1812….its over

1861-65….its over,

what do you need guns for…………..

canopfor on December 19, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Wait….so you mean an impending ban on something leads to increased sales of it?? NO WAY. Didn’t see that one coming. Well, actually I did, the left didn’t. Morons.

drewwerd on December 19, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Why doesn’t Morgan care about the Mexican families that were killed by guns that President Obama’s people gave to drug cartels?

DeathtotheSwiss on December 19, 2012 at 8:08 PM

And King George III
Wanted to take our guns, too.
Brits are all the same.

Haiku Guy on December 19, 2012 at 8:09 PM

what do you need guns for…………..

canopfor on December 19, 2012 at 8:06 PM

This guy explains it better than I can.

Too bad the Britt’s don’t have any body like him.

cozmo on December 19, 2012 at 8:10 PM

To be fair, Piers Morgan is a tw@t of the highest order. No one likes him in England and no one like shim here.

ernesto on December 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

.
I think I’ll have that framed. It might come in handy, later.

listens2glenn on December 19, 2012 at 8:10 PM

do you find this strategy to be effective?

sesquipedalian on December 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

it works with the likes of you

Rio Linda Refugee on December 19, 2012 at 8:10 PM

do you find this strategy to be effective?

sesquipedalian on December 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

And you think reasoning with them will do a damn thing? Baloney.

Liberals, all of them, need to be destroyed, humiliated, defeated, embarrassed and removed from our national discourse altogether. What a wonderful world we would have as a result.

Myron Falwell on December 19, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Puts on British Cap..(sarc)

What is it with you Bleeding Stupid Yanks and your
Bloody Guns,…..

1773….ITS OVER

1812….its over

1861-65….its over,

what do you need guns for…………..
.
canopfor on December 19, 2012 at 8:06 PM

.
That’s good! … : )

listens2glenn on December 19, 2012 at 8:12 PM

sesquipedalian on December 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Shit the f*ck, liberal. You aren’t welcome here, and you talk trash all the time. You aren’t only unwanted, you’re unnecessary–you’re a throwback and repeat of liberal bullsnot we all have heard a million times before.

F*ck you! The way you and other trolls behaved this weekend over Sandy Hook, you’re nothing but ghouls and carrion-eating zombies.

You’re putrid, unwanted, unwelcome, and unnecessary. YOU fulfill no purpose at all. YOU refused to even say a kind word last Friday about the lost children in Connecticut. All YOU did all weekend was attack , accuse, and condemn, mocking us in your typical snide liberal way for our grief over such a tragedy. And you did all that I accuse, you heartless scum0sucking liberal f*cking vermin.

F*ck you, liberal, and anything you have to say.

Liam on December 19, 2012 at 8:12 PM

do you find this strategy to be effective?

sesquipedalian on December 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Quite. And Enjoyable. Idiots such as yourself will never be swayed by rational argument, because you do not arrive at your position by rational thought. You feel at best, and parrot your indoctrinators at worst. So the best thing to do is mock the shit out of you while showing the countervailing proofs to your nonsense. We aren’t going to change YOUR mind. We might change the mind of an uninformed but rational audience.
The only way to change the mind of someone like Piers Morgan is to splatter it all over the sidewalk.

rayra on December 19, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Yeah, this latest “gun control” wave is being primarily driven by the media and a tiny but vocal handful of liberal kooks. (Which is basically the same demographic.)

Still though, it’s making me nervous. No one thought ObamaCare would pass, yet they forced it on us anyway. Then no one thought it would be ruled Constitutional, yet the Supreme Court forced it on us anyway.

So last night I went to the local range and stocked up on ammo just in case. Four boxes of 223, three boxes of 9mm, and three boxes of 357 Magnum – not for range shooting, just to add to my personal stock. Total: $300.

It was kind of funny: The place was packed, and there were others there thinking the same thing. The guy in the store was trying to calm people down so his shelves wouldn’t be empty. Lol.

Also, regarding this:

Allahpundit:

I think it’s less them wanting people to be united than enjoying a temporary license to yell at the sort of people they wish they could yell at every day.

This is really what it is. I’m always struck by how Liberals are driven by hatred and cultural prejudice. They don’t think rationally about this issue, they just hate certain types of Americans, and they associate an enjoyment of shooting sports with the types of Americans that they hate. This is just a big, irrational Liberal hate-fest.

WhatSlushfund on December 19, 2012 at 8:14 PM

do you find this strategy to be effective?

sesquipedalian on December 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

It is when it describes the idiot to be mocked. It fits you perfectly.

cozmo on December 19, 2012 at 8:14 PM

dump piers in Somalia with a shopping cart of bacon. that would be a just end to him

tom daschle concerned on December 19, 2012 at 8:14 PM

JellyToast on December 19, 2012 at 8:03 PM

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Wow … way cool … good website to add to my list … : )

listens2glenn on December 19, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Locks on classroom doors would have helped.

Blake on December 19, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Hey Piers, you jerk, look at this! http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-report-bret-baier/blog/2012/12/19/nra-membership-newtown-tragedy

also Walmart is selling out of semi-automatic guns..take that you freaking nazi! ok i don’t really mean that but you are a jerk..treat your guests with some respect!

sadsushi on December 19, 2012 at 8:16 PM

dump piers in Somalia with a shopping cart of bacon. that would be a just end to him

tom daschle concerned on December 19, 2012 at 8:14 PM

There are choicer parts of Mexico for that… much cheaper to get him there… maybe he can become personally acquainted with the business end of Fast & Furious.

ajacksonian on December 19, 2012 at 8:17 PM

The survey indicates the expected partisan divide on gun control. Nearly eight in ten Democrats say they favor major restrictions on owning guns or an outright ban. That number drops to 42% among independents and 31% among Republicans. There’s also a gender gap, with 41% of men saying say support major restrictions or an outright ban, with that number jumping to 62% among women.

Leftists and women are such weasels and bondage lovers.

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2012 at 8:17 PM

JPeterman on December 19, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Thanks for that link.+

Mimzey on December 19, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Liam on December 19, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Take it from this old vulgar polemicist, much Respect.

rayra on December 19, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Locks on classroom doors would have helped.

Blake on December 19, 2012 at 8:16 PM

.
Uhhh … you didn’t use a sarcasm “tag”, so I can’t tell.

listens2glenn on December 19, 2012 at 8:18 PM

sesquipedalian on December 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

You liberals stink up every site where you impose yourselves. And, really–you impose yourselves around here. We never asked you in, and we don’t want you here. We have peace among ourselves, except for when you liberals invade and cause strife. that’s all you do–stink up a nice place and cause strife and contention among people who want only peace and quiet. YOU, ses, ruin that. That’s all you libs do: ruin a place.

You want peace? Well, liar, you can start by staying away from the rest of us. If not for you and other libs, we would have peace aplenty here.

Liam on December 19, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Lefties are fueled by emotions….facts,not so much,
or, common sense either!!

canopfor on December 19, 2012 at 8:19 PM

You’re not implying there’d be something wrong with anyone who would save her comments in a vault, are you? If so, I resent the implication!

at least i’m pretty.

sesquipedalian on November 15, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Anti-Control on December 12, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Just yesterday sesqui said she’d bookmarked something to spit back at us. She’s the emoticon for hypocrisy and is not very smart.

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2012 at 8:20 PM

How are we supposed to trust our government on guns when one of the ones they had given to the cartels end up killing a beauty queen? I’m sure Piers would love to investigate a celebrity murder linked to DoJ, no?

ajacksonian on December 19, 2012 at 8:20 PM

do you find this strategy to be effective?

sesquipedalian on December 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

It is the only way to deal with low IQ socialist scums like you…

mnjg on December 19, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Locks on classroom doors would have helped.

Blake on December 19, 2012 at 8:16 PM

.
Uhhh … you didn’t use a sarcasm “tag”, so I can’t tell.

listens2glenn on December 19, 2012 at 8:18 PM

I hope he was serious. One closed structural door would have stopped this.

Axe on December 19, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Take it from this old vulgar polemicist, much Respect.

rayra on December 19, 2012 at 8:18 PM

I don’t want to be this angry and foul-mouthed. But the way the libs behaved this past weekend, I’m more angry at them than I am about the murderer in Sandy Hook.

Liam on December 19, 2012 at 8:21 PM

canopfor on December 19, 2012 at 8:06 PM

.
That’s good! … : )

listens2glenn on December 19, 2012 at 8:12 PM

listens2glenn:

For a Canadian haha,I think,Piers has Pole-Vaulted
the Shark:)

canopfor on December 19, 2012 at 8:22 PM

dump piers in Somalia with a shopping cart shopping trolley of bacon. that would be a just end to him

tom daschle concerned on December 19, 2012 at 8:14 PM

I forgot he was a dhimmi limey. Smells of boiled meat.

tom daschle concerned on December 19, 2012 at 8:23 PM

So last night I went to the local range and stocked up on ammo just in case. Four boxes of 223, three boxes of 9mm, and three boxes of 357 Magnum – not for range shooting, just to add to my personal stock. Total: $300.


WhatSlushfund on December 19, 2012 at 8:14 PM

WAT?! My dear and fluffy Lord did you get gouged. By at least double. Ouch. There’s another liberal-imposed tax for you.

The prices on gunbroker.com are crazy. Reports across all gun forums of AR-/STANAG magazines being bought out everywhere. All “assault rifle” -type weapons flying off the shelves. Reports of supply chains being emptied out. It’s worse than November 2008. Dialled all the way up to 11.

rayra on December 19, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Liam on December 19, 2012 at 8:12 PM

This is it… :)

mnjg on December 19, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Piers and all others who refuse to recognize evil for what it is are idiots of the 1st order.

Read this elsewhere and figure it’s worth referencing here
Rachel Weeping for Her Children — The Massacre in Connecticut

Thus says the LORD: “A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.” [Jeremiah 31:15]

It has happened again. This time tragedy came to Connecticut,

[SNIP]…

Beyond this, the Christian must affirm the grace of moral restraint, knowing that the real question is not why some isolated persons commit such crimes, but why such massacres are not more common. We must be thankful for the restraint of the law, operating on the human conscience. Such a crime serves to warn us that putting a curve in the law will inevitably produce a curve in the conscience. We must be thankful for the restraining grace of God that limits human evil and, rightly understood, keeps us all from killing each other.

Christians call evil what it is, never deny its horror and power, and remain ever thankful that evil will not have its full sway, or the last word.

We Affirm the Cross of Christ as the Only Adequate Remedy for Evil

There is one and only one reason that evil does not have the last word, and that is the fact that evil, sin, death, and the devil were defeated at the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ. There they were defeated conclusively, comprehensively, and publicly.

On the cross, Christ bore our sins, dying in our place, offering himself freely as the perfect sacrifice for sin. The devil delighted in Christ’s agony and death on the cross, realizing too late that Christ’s substitutionary atonement spelled the devil’s own defeat and utter destruction.

Christ’s victory over sin, evil, and death was declared by the Father in raising Jesus from the dead. The resurrection of Christ is the ground of our hope and the assurance of the final and total victory of Christ over all powers, principalities, and perpetrators.

A tragedy like this cannot be answered with superficial and sentimental Christian emotivism, nor with glib dismissals of the enormity and transience of this crime. Such a tragedy calls for the most Gospel-centered Christian thinking, for the substance of biblical theology, and the solace that only the full wealth of Christian conviction can provide.

AH_C on December 19, 2012 at 8:23 PM

I don’t want to be this angry and foul-mouthed. But the way the libs behaved this past weekend, I’m more angry at them than I am about the murderer in Sandy Hook.

Liam on December 19, 2012 at 8:21 PM

The murderer in SH didn’t want to rob you of your liberty or make you a second class citizen like the stalinist left.

Just watch. As this godless and lawless bunch feel secure in their power they are going to do some hellish shit.

tom daschle concerned on December 19, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Wait….so you mean an impending ban on something leads to increased sales of it?? NO WAY. Didn’t see that one coming. Well, actually I did, the left didn’t. Morons.

drewwerd on December 19, 2012 at 8:07 PM

You don’t even want to see how many incandescents I have. I refuse to use those curly fry mercury filled government issued bulbs.

TxAnn56 on December 19, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Liberals, all of them, need to be destroyed, humiliated, defeated, embarrassed and removed from our national discourse altogether. What a wonderful world we would have as a result.

Myron Falwell on December 19, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Just starve the Looters/Moochers.

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Here’s a link to the full video. Mr. Pratt did an awesome job trouncing Morgan from start to finish.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FVQgLkbLjQ

FloatingRock on December 19, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Far as I’m concerned, the mental issues of the Sandy Hook shootings are something liberals don’t want looked at. Because, if Americans really looked at mental health in this country, they would conclude liberals need to be lock up before they hurt somebody (again).

Liam on December 19, 2012 at 8:05 PM

There are conservatives with mental illness too, but I can get your general point.

Maybe it’s time for another difference between conservatives & liberals:
If a conservative has a mental illness, he takes steps to manage it.
If a liberal has a mental illness, he celebrates it.

Maybe there are better distinctions. Just my initial thoughts.

22044 on December 19, 2012 at 8:25 PM

I hope he was serious. One closed structural door would have stopped this.

Axe on December 19, 2012 at 8:21 PM

I’d like seeing classroom closets be made into panic rooms complete with armor on the doors that can be locked. It wouldn’t cost a lot, but liberals would argue that the money could be better spent on raises for the teachers so they could afford higher union dues.

Liam on December 19, 2012 at 8:25 PM

“morally obtuse”

LOVE IT & SO TRUE

Ugly on December 19, 2012 at 8:25 PM

dump piers in Somalia with a shopping cart shopping trolley of bacon. that would be a just end to him

tom daschle concerned on December 19, 2012 at 8:14 PM

You could actually dump him in London since Muslims have pretty much taken over the city. Make sure he’s got a bottle of wine and a dog with him. They don’t like those either.

TxAnn56 on December 19, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Liam on December 19, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Stop reading my thoughts.

Mimzey on December 19, 2012 at 8:28 PM

rayra on December 19, 2012 at 8:23 PM

Cabelas was a zoo today, it looked like Black Friday, but they still have PMAG’s believe it or not.

M1A 20 rounder mags are a different story, unless you want to buy the SA overpricers at $60 you are out of luck. The CMI mags are non existent now.

Bishop on December 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

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canopfor on December 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

You could actually dump him in London since Muslims have pretty much taken over the city. Make sure he’s got a bottle of wine and a dog with him. They don’t like those either.

TxAnn56 on December 19, 2012 at 8:27 PM

I’m 100% for whatever hastens his day.

tom daschle concerned on December 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

You could actually dump him in London since Muslims have pretty much taken over the city. Make sure he’s got a bottle of wine and a dog with him. They don’t like those either.

TxAnn56 on December 19, 2012 at 8:27 PM

They’d ice his lame lily-white non-Muslin ass for being there in the first place. Then they’d drink the wine over BBQ dog.

Liam on December 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Liam on December 19, 2012 at 8:05 PM

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There are conservatives with mental illness too, but I can get your general point.

Maybe it’s time for another difference between conservatives & liberals:
If a conservative has a mental illness, he takes steps to manage it.
If a liberal has a mental illness, he celebrates it.

Maybe there are better distinctions. Just my initial thoughts.

22044 on December 19, 2012 at 8:25 PM

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There’s almost as many distinctions, as there are people.

But yours are pretty good.

listens2glenn on December 19, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Stop reading my thoughts.

Mimzey on December 19, 2012 at 8:28 PM

I had to get my post from somewhere… :-)

Liam on December 19, 2012 at 8:31 PM

It’s more than tiring to listen to or read the pious pontifications of ill-educated celebrities unfamiliar with our nation’s culture and history. Just because they have a presumably cultivated accent, they should not be considered authorities on American law, the Constitution, and history. More often than not, they merely babble PC-approved talking points with clear enunciation and a supercilious raised eyebrow.

onlineanalyst on December 19, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Damn, the guest sure threw it right back at Morgan and got in some good zingers. Bravo to the gun rights advocate. He was no pushover.

bluegill on December 19, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Not only does banning semiautomatics trail far behind increased spending on mental health as a solution, but the number of those who think having school officials carry would be at least “somewhat effective” is actually slightly higher than the number who say the same about a ban.

And that’s from a public that’s undoubtedly 3/4 made up of people who think that semi-automatic describes a kind of machine gun.

HitNRun on December 19, 2012 at 8:32 PM

I don’t want to be this angry and foul-mouthed. But the way the libs behaved this past weekend, I’m more angry at them than I am about the murderer in Sandy Hook.

Liam on December 19, 2012 at 8:21 PM

I embraced it years ago, while posting at LGF. Liberal Talking Point trolls exhausted my goodwill in the run-up to Gulf War II, then by parroting pro-palestinian garbage. It got to the point where the ‘Troll Script’ was so routine we could write their lines for them. So I just started cudgeling them instead, it was more satisfying and just as productive.
In recent years many like-minded folks, tired of illiberal bullshit, have taken to sharing the news of the day at the site linked in my nic. We don’t tolerate idiots like sesqe there.
We’re an older conservative-conservative crowd, mostly. A bit little-l libertarian. Fed up with the GOP. REALLY fed up wtih Marxicrats.

rayra on December 19, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Piers Morgan never heard of the term “category error” – never read it, because he doesn’t read – and seemed to think that Jonah Goldberg was making it up when he used the term in an interview.

He’s dumb.

BCrago66 on December 19, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Cabelas was a zoo today, it looked like Black Friday, but they still have PMAG’s believe it or not.

M1A 20 rounder mags are a different story, unless you want to buy the SA overpricers at $60 you are out of luck. The CMI mags are non existent now.

Bishop on December 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Get off the computer and go read your new book. It’s wonderful.

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canopfor on December 19, 2012 at 8:33 PM

The only gun law that could have prevented this horror is the confiscation of every gun in America. If that’s what the Left and the media and the People really want then let them go about it the correct way. .Repeal the 2nd Amendment. Anything else, anything that seeks to go around, undercut, or pretend it doesn’t exist is an invitation to do it to any of the other amendments. Violent computer games caused this? Outlaw them. 1st Amendment? Hey the Founders never envisioned computers. BTW about the Founders and guns. When the 2nd Amendment was adopted the deadliest military arms were the Brown Bess mustet, the Pennsylvania Rifle, and the Ferguson breechloading rifle. Any of these weapons could be found in private hands throughout America. Additionally, cannons were found in private forts, Ohio and Mississippi keel boats and almost every privately owned merchant ship flying the Stars and Stripes.

xkaydet65 on December 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

And let us bring back the prohibition on alcohol since many more people including children die in accidents related to drunk driving than from guns and while we are at it let us ban cars… Let us see how the communist scums react to this idea… Although they may go for the idea of banning cars because they want the people commute and movement to be controlled by government buses and trains..

mnjg on December 19, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Bishop on December 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

I don’t understand why anybody knowledgeable about firearms doesn’t already have more than enough high capacity magazines to last a lifetime?

I have actually thought about putting some extras on ebay.

cozmo on December 19, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Leftists and women are such weasels and bondage lovers.

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2012 at 8:17 PM

THIS woman thinks that ‘gun control’ means getting a good sight picture.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 19, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Mr. Pratt dealt with the gnat superbly, alas…the gnat is still a gnat.

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2012 at 8:33 PM

I hope he was serious. One closed structural door would have stopped this.

Axe on December 19, 2012 at 8:21 PM

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I’d like seeing classroom closets be made into panic rooms complete with armor on the doors that can be locked. It wouldn’t cost a lot, but liberals would argue that the money could be better spent on raises for the teachers so they could afford higher union dues.

Liam on December 19, 2012 at 8:25 PM

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I guess if those doors are made like a vault, it would work.

He didn’t have too much trouble shooting his way in through the outside doors.

listens2glenn on December 19, 2012 at 8:34 PM

THIS woman thinks that ‘gun control’ means getting a good sight picture.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 19, 2012 at 8:33 PM

You’re a special lady.

Plus, the exceptions strengthen the rules.

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2012 at 8:34 PM

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