Piers Morgan’s straw man arguments on gun control torched by former Marine with a flame thrower

Joshua Boston, former Marine who penned this viral letter to Diane Feinstein, came to Piers Morgan’s show prepared last night. When Morgan threw out his straw man arguments, Boston torched them with ease:

(via Newsbusters)

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  • Sober_Thinking

    Lol… Piers REALLY does want to be deported.

    He’s what pond scum wipes off their shoes when they step in it.

    • Dukehoopsfan

      You know, I had never watched that guy due to having read his rantings on various outlets. He is a friggin’ moron. A typical limousine liberal with the mind set thatus regular folks are incapable of making our own decistions.

      The good part of the clip was that young former Marine. I stand with him.

      • Sober_Thinking

        Me too. 🙂

  • Nukeman60

    I really do despise the Piers Morgan approach of saying if we don’t ban all guns then every man, woman, and child will be running around the country shooting at everything that moves (it’s such a scare tactic). He leaves out the most important fact of all – gun training.

    Certainly, people like Piers should never own a gun, because he could never learn about gun safety. But just because we allow guns, doesn’t mean people will naturally have guns without the knowledge to use them.

    A person that is well-armed should also be well-trained. It’s that simple.

    • Im with ya Nuke. So why are we not talking about more gun education. Two of the best ways I can think of that my generation would enjoy at the same time would be using airsoft guns and video games. Put in the video games a weapons training basic training tutorial requirement in these military games. Airsoft or paintball guns let the participants realize that there are consequences to shooting someone or being shot.

      Rifles, let alone AR-15’s, are not the big issue when it comes to murders. Shotguns are slightly worse but hands and feet are even a greater threat with those two combined. http://wp.me/p2DDPt-vE

      • Nukeman60

        First of all, I like your link.

        We are talking about gun education. The liberals don’t want to discuss it. All they can say is “ban all guns now, let’s talk reality later”. I don’t know any responsible gun owners that don’t go through training of their weapons. They learn for themselves and they teach their children.

        We do need formal training put in the schools, but as long as the liberals own the schools, they’ll never allow it. It’s their kind of thinking that we need to change. Then responsible programs can be instituted to help all Americans learn.

        • Dukehoopsfan

          I cannot think of a better elective course to be taught to 7th grade students than the care and feeding of a .22 long rifle and/or a .410 shotgun.

    • Rightstuff1

      Superb post Nuke 🙂 Here’s the deal as far as Morgan is concerned. His approach to guns is almost akin to Obama’s approach to spending, but in reverse. Obama – “we don’t have a spending problem” Morgan “we have a guns problem”.

      Liberals are always on the wrong side of the argument and always will be.

      Obama will try something as sure as ducks take to water. He would do it for no other reason than to accumulate more power than the President has under the Constitution. That limit on his powers did not stop him when he created and passed his own immigration laws. Congress did not challenge him so he is if anything emboldened now.

      Congress cannot sit by while Executive Orders become the norm…..

  • sjmom

    Some good old fashioned common sense uttered by a true patriot. I’m really beginning to think when God said “trains” the libs thought He said “brains” and got in the wrong line.

    • Amy

      Thank you for the smile – that was oft repeated by my gramps about those who lacked common sense. Anything that reminds me of him just makes me smile. I miss him but am so very glad he’s now in a much better place than here on earth. 😉

      • sjmom

        I learned the phrase as a child and it stuck with me.

        My “Pop” went Home many years ago so I understand. I still think of him but now with a smile remembering all of the love he gave me. We will both see them again and the good news is we will never again be parted from them. God is good 🙂

  • Mark1971

    This guy will get a small fraction of the attention that the freak Alex Jones received. He’s not the face of gun rights that media wants America to see.

    • colliemum

      Not if you all make this clip go viral!

    • I just tweeted it it.. people are lovin’ it over there 😉

  • Maxsteele

    Piers Morgan, “AR 15, 100s of ammo, Killing children, AR 15, Killing children, AR 15, 100s of ammo” (Repeat)
    Doesn’t everyone recognize that this scum bag is using the deaths of children to sensationalize a story to gain ratings with no real logical argument what-so-ever.

  • colliemum

    Firstly – Piers Morgan really is a slimy git. He acts like all lefties: repeat a lie often enough and hope it will be believed.
    To say that with no gun ‘laws’ all americans would walk around everywhere with an AK-15 just shows that it is about propaganda, nothing else.

    The Marine is outstanding, and I cannot praise his calm, faced with such stupidity, highly enough. But sadly we all know that this has gone way beyond rational argument.

    it is not about ‘gun control’, it is about people control – about the control by Obama of all law abiding citizens.

    • nibblesyble

      A right git eh Colliemum? I agree and I bet you are praying he doesn’t self-deport across the pond. I do appreciate him letting the Marine speak though, if he was on O’Reilly this wonderful, soft-spoken, intelligent man would be cut off so BillO could spout on…so credit where credit is due and all that.

      • colliemum

        Piers the git Morgan knows full well that if he comes back here, he’ll have to face the police in regard to phone hacking when he was editor of the “Daily Mirror”.
        He also knows full well that there’s no job for him here.
        So he’ll cling to his TV chair – sorry, you’re stuck with him.

        As for that hugely impressive Marine – I think his quiet, confident calm would’ve shut O’Reilly up, and all the other talking heads who are so in love with hearing their own voice.

        He is one of the ‘quiet’ men of whom they say ‘beware the anger of a quiet man’.
        He is one of the best recruiting posters the Marine Corps could wish for – I bet hundreds of young lads are saying right now: ‘I wanna be like him’, and apply.

        • notebene

          From your lips to God’s ears! We need more men like Mr. Boston to take a stand against these liberal loons that want men to be pansies! We need more positive examples like him for our boys.

        • nibblesyble

          I dearly hope other young men are watching and learning from him…he is an impressive figure!

      • MiketheMarine

        I think you might be surprised. That Marine would say his piece if he needed to step on the throat of the interviewer. They teach us to use only the amount of force and volume necessary. In other words, BillO woulda been on the floor if he tried to cut off my Brother there.

        • nibblesyble

          And what a great surprise that would be! My apologies, I should have expected as much!

          • MiketheMarine

            No apologies necessary. Marines are very tough creatures to understand. There is a saying that fits here.

            “Other than Marines and the enemies they engage, everyone else has only a second hand opinion of what a Marine is.” Not belittling, just fact.

            And one more quote from Former Marine General Peter Pace who was on the Joint Chiefs when he retired.

            “If you think that a Marine, by himself is outnumbered, you will find that you have assumed wrongly.”

            • nibblesyble

              Love the quotes, thanks Mike!

              • MiketheMarine

                Anytime, Dearheart.


                • nibblesyble


    • Vornak

      New word for me, … thanks.

      Assuming you’re using the 3rd definition in ‘urban dictionary’ for git; A pubescent kid who thinks it’s totally cool to act like a moron on the internet, only because no one can actually reach through the screen and punch their lights out.


      • colliemum

        No, I’m using it as defined under 2 in the Urban dictionary:
        “Total and utter tosser who is incapable of doing anything other than annoying people, and not in a way that is funny to others.”

        Note that ‘tosser’ and ‘git’ can be interchangeable, but in Brit-Speak ‘tosser’ is considered to be a bit more rude than ‘git’. Next up in the rudeness-scale is w*nker, but that really is not suitable in polite society!


        • Vornak

          Thanks again … knew he was a ‘w*nker’, suspected the ‘tosser’ part, but was unaware of the ‘git’.


          • colliemum


          • 57thunderbird

            You left out twonk.

          • Marky_D

            LOL, us Brits will have you all fluent before the year is out!

        • tinlizzieowner

          You can use the word ‘Wanker’ here, I certainly will. It’s not within the lexicon of American profanity. 😉 😉

        • Is_Sense_Common

          Thanks for the lesson colliemum! I thought I learned all I needed to know about Brit-speak from the Harry Potter books. Now I understand a little more about the nuances of the language!

    • Is_Sense_Common

      I know, right? He was talking about if we don’t pass new gun laws then we’ll all be armed & dangerous. If you do nothing to the existing gun laws, why do you think the entire society would completely change its behavior from what it is currently?!?

      I don’t know how these people sleep at night, with all the weird voices going around in circles in their heads…

  • colliemum

    I’m going to re-post what I wrote on the Biden Thread:

    In case you wonder why I, not an American citizen, am so appalled by this situation, and am 100% behind you all defending the 2nd Amendment, this is why:

    * I think the Bill of Rights and the Constitution are the most important documents in the history of human freedom and endeavour. They must be defended tooth and claw for the sake of mankind.

    * I think that the world will become a very dark place indeed should your glorious country fall into the hands of those who have despised mankind since Marx put pen to paper. Communism is not noble, communism is nothing more than organised crime, cloaked in pieties. It is, as George Orwell put it, a boot forever stomping on the face of humanity.

    * I think that in a world where Christianity is under threat from both islam and the left’s, the atheists’ secularism, America is the last bastion of Christians. Should the POS be successful, then Open Doors USA (if it still is allowed to exist) will have to add the USA to its list of countries where Christians are persecuted.

    We can see that the attempt to scrap the 2nd Amendment, by whatever means, will lead to persecution and death, not just in the USA but in a short while everywhere else as well.

    That’s why I stand with you all defending your rights – because, as John Donne said, ‘no man is an island’.

    God bless you all.

    • sDee

      Thank you. America is the last stand. The Constitution is worthless unless the People stand to defend it.

    • MiketheMarine

      That’s it. I hearby declare you an American Citizen. I just won’t tell the government or they’ll tax you.

    • Mum, I love you. You said it so much better than I ever could.

      God knows how much I love this nation- but I’ve never been able to put into words how much. Thank you sister.

    • Nukeman60

      Bravo, Colliemum. Glad to have your support from ‘across the pond’. It is welcome, indeed.

    • TexasBanker

      It has already fallen under the hand of communism. Most of us just haven’t realized it yet.

  • 27Words

    Good Job Marine! Way to remain calm under fire! This fight for the 2nd Amendment could turn out to be as vital a fight for the future of our country as any other.

    Again, I say, good job…. the Marines of Chosin, Belleau Wood & Iwo would be proud!

  • MiketheMarine


    And Semper Fidelis, Brother. Tell them pinheads.

  • sDee

    His point about ignoring evil is the one these souless elites and tyrants will do all they can to avoid admitting.

    Why Newtown is More Important Than We Think

    Because the question of evil may be the greatest question the world faces today. How do we deal with evil? How do we prevent such tragedy?

    It all depends on what you think is causing this.

    I hope you will forgive my honesty, but I do not understand the shock. The grief I understand. The speechlessness, the staggering, the profound sorrow, the overwhelming sense of violation—these I understand. We are reeling from yet another assault of darkness. But our shock reveals something else altogether, something even more dangerous than armed violence.

    I am describing a naiveté about the world that Christians, at least, should not be toying with.

    It is this naiveté regarding evil that is the crisis of our age. And it is most dangerous.


  • Well that was SWEET! Pierce got his @$$ handed to him without a raised voice. Well done Marine!! OOHRAH! (am I allowed to say that?!)

    • MiketheMarine

      Darn right, Major Duckie, Ma’am.

      Semper Fi, too.

  • AimToMisbehave

    Well done, Mr. Boston. You could see the frustration on Piers Morgan’s face when he realized he wasn’t going to get any Alex Jones moments out of an actual representation of the average law-abiding gun owner and gun rights supporter.

    • MiketheMarine

      You CANNOT shake a Marine up. After what we go through to EARN that title, Piss Morgan ain’t got the backend to worry a Marine. I guarantee it.

      • Marky_D

        Piers Morgan couldn’t worry a boy scout let alone a trained warrior.

        Hmm… actually, it may be a worry if he was left alone with small boys…

        • MiketheMarine

          Shoot, I wouldn’t let him in my neighborhood much less near my family. I agree with BOTH of those sentences.

  • WOW!..who is this young man?

    • 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.

    • MiketheMarine

      Just your average, run of the mill Former Marine Corporal, like yours truly.

      • MeanGreenBeret

        Yo Mikey I thought that might be you in the video?

        • MiketheMarine

          If he were clean shaven and bald as a cue ball, it might as well be me, except my language is a tad saltier than his.


      • 57thunderbird

        Gotta love those Marines.I didn’t think there was any such thing as a former Marine?

        • There is no such thing. Once a Marine, Always a Marine. My 92 year old Pastor says so- he’s Still a Marine 😉

          • 57thunderbird

            Yep.I have many friends that are Marines and that is what they tell me all the time.

        • tinlizzieowner

          Read what he said very carefully, “Former Marine Corporal”. Former ‘Corporal’, not former Marine. Ain’t that right Mike. 😉

        • KenInMontana

          “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.

          • MiketheMarine

            Right on.

        • MiketheMarine

          Ken answered that perfectly. Some of us refer to ourselves as NO LOAD Marines, which stands for NO Longer On Active Duty.

  • 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!

    • Nukeman60

      ‘He’s gonna be a liability to CNN soon.’ – Booker T

      Do you hear what your saying? Fake vomit is going to make the sewer smell worse than it already is. Heh.

    • I like the way you keep changing your “middle name” Booker T. 🙂

  • 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.

    • sDee

      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.

    • Marky_D

      I really wish people would stop saying ”go back to England Piers”…


      (totally agree on all your other points though!) 🙂

      • 57thunderbird

        A man(and I use that term lightly)without a country. :-)Venezuela might be more suitable.

      • tinlizzieowner

        Tell ya what Marky. We will ship this Wanker back to you and you give him a one way ride through the channel tunnel over to those ‘cheese eating surrender monkies’ we have bailed out of 3 wars, OK? 😉 😉

  • notebene

    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 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.

  • BiscuitCrumbs

    Deport him, smort him. Let him talk. It lets us know who the idiots are.

  • stage9


    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!


    “Our Constitution was made only for a MORAL AND RELIGIOUS PEOPLE, it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” — JOHN ADAMS!


    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!

  • sDee

    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:

    • 57thunderbird

      Good read.Thanks for the link.

    • Nukeman60

      My favorite line from your link was this:

      ‘Pray for peace, protest with passion, and prepare yourself for war.

      It’s how we must look at it from here on out.

  • greg2318

    You tell him Marine..!!!!! wish you would have told him to go home also lol.. but you did good my brother..

  • 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.

  • DavidRobertson

    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.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    This former marine was too civil, ugghhhhh I would love a crack at that imbecil of Morgan.

  • 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.

  • johnos2112

    What a day it will be when the subject is judged BEFORE the object!

  • jgilman1

    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?

    • tinlizzieowner

      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?

      • jgilman1

        You’re right. I don’t know why I thought they would do anything honorable. Thanks for pulling me back from la la land.

        • tinlizzieowner

          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’. 😉

  • DebbyX

    Why are we still listening to Piers?

    Salute to the Marine! Great job in defending our freedom!

    • stage9

      Agreed, I’m sure the five people who watch his program are really convinced by the Marine’s points.

  • My father taught me to be careful around three things:

    1.) Fire
    2.) Knives
    3.) Guns

    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”.

  • jgilman1

    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.

    • tinlizzieowner

      I guess ‘Hanoi’ John didn’t do well in school. He ended up in Viet Nam. 😉 😉
      We ‘Nam’ Vets ain’t ‘Fonda’ Hanoi John. Just the suggestion of this opportunistic, anti-war activist, piece of excrement for Sec. of Defense is an insult to the 57,000+ of my ‘Brothers’ who didn’t come home alive. 🙁

  • davienne

    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..

  • armyvet10

    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.

  • Howzah123

    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”

  • WhiteGuy2

    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.


    …bottom line EVERYONE SHOULD PACK .”

    • Ray

      I disagree, the same was said about voting, and you see where that has gotten us!

  • FreeManWalking

    Joshua Boston, a Cool Calm Collected Committed Conceal Carry Commander commandeering a piers of Crap.

  • wales777

    The harder they push the American people, the more resistance they will encounter.

    This single issue will cause this country to cross the Rubicon.

  • sybilll

    Kudos to the marine that took a Zippo lighter to fight Piers’ strawman. Well done sir.

  • repubboy

    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.


    Yay! Newsbusters!!

  • PatrickHenrysBody

    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?

  • Jay

    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.

  • 12grace

    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.

  • bongobear

    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.

  • TheLittleRedHen

    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.