Piers Morgan to gun-rights advocate: How can we trust George Zimmerman to own another gun?

posted at 6:21 pm on July 30, 2013 by Allahpundit

Worth watching as a demonstration of the impenetrability of the “Zimmerman is a murderer” narrative. Morgan’s point is simple: Why on earth would we trust a guy with a gun who stalked an unarmed teenager, “decided to engage him in the street,” and then shot him dead while claiming self-defense? Good question. Why would we trust a guy like that? His guest patiently responds — more than once, because evidently it’s necessary — that that’s not what happened according to both Florida police and a Florida jury. Zimmerman was entitled to shoot because he was getting his head beat against the sidewalk. (Zimmerman also claims it was Martin who “engaged” him, not vice versa.) Presumably Morgan thinks he should have laid there, swallowed his worries that his skull would be cracked, and hoped for the best.

I’m curious to know what he thinks should be done in the aftermath of a situation like this, where a gun owner’s been acquitted of wrongdoing. Should that guy not get his gun rights back, a la someone who’s actually been convicted of a felony? Does the fact that he and his family are facing hundreds of death threats affect the calculus? If we can’t trust him to wield a weapon responsibly because he’s killed before, notwithstanding his vindication in court, presumably we should also deny U.S. troops the right to own a gun upon returning home from war. Many of them have also killed in self-defense, fully legally, and yet we can’t really know the circumstances in which they did so any more than we can really know what happened between Martin and Zimmerman. If the legality of a killing is no reason to grant the shooter the benefit of the doubt in terms of gun ownership, why distinguish between the two?

No, no, just kidding. I realize Morgan would happily ban most guns for everyone, troops very much included. Exit question: How does Piers propose that Zimmerman protect himself from the many, many, many people who’d like to kill him?


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Yeah, and if the CBC get’s it’s way Sheila Jackson Lee will soon head up that group. That’s scary right there. That she could even be considered.

Oldnuke on July 30, 2013 at 6:30 PM

I doubt Ms. Jackson Lee will become Director of Homeland Sekurtaay. I hear she is working on two new reality shows, “Here Comes Homey Boo Boo” and “Confessions of the World’s Youngest Freed Slave”.

ghostwalker1 on July 30, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Someone needs to ask the idiot immigrant Piers, just how many times is someone allowed to have their head slammed into the concrete before they can defend themselves. 2, 3, -6 maybe………. How many times would be your magic number , Piers ? you freakin progtard liberal ?
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The a$$clown would say Trayvon has a right to beat the crap out of Zimmerman for “stalking” him in his own crime affected condo complex back yard.
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Never forget, Liberal scumbags are always pro-crime , pro-criminal. Unless, of corse when whitey commits a crime.q

FlaMurph on July 31, 2013 at 12:01 AM

How does Piers defend himself from the many people that must be out there ready to shed his blood for cause or just because he happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time? If guns are banned does Piers actually think he’d never face a gun violence threat? Are his mental processes actually that sloppy?

{^_^}

herself on July 31, 2013 at 5:47 AM

Teachable moment:

1. “Kidnap” Piers Morgan
2. Drive him to the heart of urban Detroit, Chicago, D.C. or Atlanta
3. Stuff his pockets with crisp $20 bills
4. Kick him outta the car at 11:55 p.m.
5. Ask him if he would like: an
a. Obama phone, or
b. Whistle, or
c. Kel-Tec 9mm with two extra magazines

BigAlSouth on July 31, 2013 at 6:14 AM

Teachable moment:


c. Kel-Tec 9mm with two extra magazines

BigAlSouth on July 31, 2013 at 6:14 AM

His choice would be interesting. However, I wonder if he would consider himself more responsible/worthy than the average American and, therefore, a double standard.

freedomfirst on July 31, 2013 at 7:54 AM

Meanwhile, as usual, complete dead silence on the fact that The Black Panthers have a $10k bounty on this guy and no one has been arrested yet.

In professional sports, you put a bounty on hurting someone and you get punished severely. Seriously, what effed-up country do I live in now???

Pale Rider on July 31, 2013 at 8:33 AM

So who would more likely use a gun for legal purposes:

A) George Zimmerman
B) Trayvon Martin
C) Piers Morgan

We already know that Zimmerman used his legally. Had a background check and everything.

We know Martin was looking for one, most likely to use illegally.

And Morgan, well, he would probably spend several hours looking for the safety on a Kel-Tec PF-9*

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*there is no separate ‘safety’ on the Kel-Tec. Most likely Morgan would end up with slide falling off in his lap. The safety on many of these weapons is that they are DAO (Double Action Only) with a long trigger pull. That, and the person using the firearm knowing how to use it properly.

ProfShadow on July 31, 2013 at 8:54 AM

If the thought of Americans walking around armed makes you wet yourself, maybe you should just go back where you came from and quake in fear with the rest of the Brits.

Russ in OR on July 31, 2013 at 9:35 AM

I doubt Ms. Jackson Lee will become Director of Homeland Sekurtaay. I hear she is working on two new reality shows, “Here Comes Homey Boo Boo” and “Confessions of the World’s Youngest Freed Slave”.

ghostwalker1 on July 30, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Will they be shot on location at the new Lunar National Park with the Mars rover as a backdrop?

Oldnuke on July 31, 2013 at 9:45 AM

The problem with ideologues is that reason has no role in their analysis. A goal, an agenda, drives the thinking. Any idea in sync with that goal is accepted, celebrated, praised. Any idea not in sync, that is, all else, is rejected.

Hence, the ability to find an area of commonality with non-like thinkers is severely hampered. It also serves as justification for exclusion of empirical evidence and the likewise inclusion of exceedingly questionable science (see Global Warming).

One inevitable result is the (sometimes mass) production of people like Piers Morgan, secure in their arrogance because they are right. They must be right, look at how worthy their goal is. Of course it does not help that he is an unrepentant ass.

NeoCon_1 on July 31, 2013 at 9:59 AM

If the thought of Americans walking around armed makes you wet yourself, maybe you should just go back where you came from and quake in fear with the rest of the Brits.

Russ in OR on July 31, 2013 at 9:35 AM

It’s American that are quaking in fear ,so much fear that they need to carry gun’s to go from A to B and to have armed guards at school’s ,cinema,university ………..

I’m in the U.K what are we quaking in fear from?

mags on July 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM

A better question is “How can we trust Piers Morgan to host a honest talk show given his record on Piers Morgan Tonight?”

Deacon336 on July 31, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Who is this Piers Morgan that you speak of?

Missilengr on July 31, 2013 at 1:59 PM

I’m in the U.K what are we quaking in fear from?

mags on July 31, 2013 at 10:00 AM

You’re a bunch of sheeple who can’t or won’t defend themselves when attacked by criminals in your own homes, who stand by and do nothing while Muslim psychos hack off someone’s head in the middle of the street in broad daylight, who don’t trust yourselves or anyone around you to properly handle a gun so you ban them for everyone. You are the consummate “useful idiots” that Stalin talked about.

Precisely BECAUSE we gave ourselves the freedom to carry guns – by kicking some British @ss in 1776, and because we continue to carry guns whenever we decide to do so, we are actually not quaking in fear of criminals – BECAUSE we can take care of ourselves.

dentarthurdent on July 31, 2013 at 3:20 PM

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