The impossible stupidity of people who comment here is astonishing.
We will stop cry for every people who die in america in mass shooting from today. You guys don't get it because you don't get it.
You are a violent country so assume it. Stop crying about people who are dying because you deserve it.
Just for your info stupid arses:
1. There was a armed gard in Columbine in 1999.
2. There is a police department in Virginia Tech (police officers with GUNS!)
3. The Fort Hood massacre took place in a MILITARY BASE (with people known how to use a gun).
Here in Canada, the violent crime rate with guns is nowhere what it is in USA.
Stop blaming on video games, medias and Hollywood. We ALL around the world play those games, we ALL see your movies full of violence BUT we don't have this violence problem in our countries.
What it would take to make your realize that YOU ARE the problem??
and what people like you don't get is that you're just playing the blame game on the wrong people just because you're angry and opportunistic, twisting a recent, emotionally provocative event to propagate your rhetoric. Like kong1967 has written, violent offenders WILL obtain their weapons legally or not. Banning guns for law abiding citizens just ensures that innocent, law abiding citizens will be easy prey for scum like Adam Lanza. Do you really believe that people like him would just avoid the trouble of illegally acquiring firearms if there were a ban? What did the biggest mass American murderer in US history use? Oh, yeah, McVeigh didn't fire a single bullet when he massacred nearly the same number of children as Lanza and 100 more adults!
In 2011, the latest figure available from the Centers for Disease Control,
Accidental discharge 851
Undetermined Intent 222
Total: At least 31940 people died from gun injuries in 2011.
Also 258 people were killed during legal intervention, most of them due to guns.
Even when you have a gun with you, it's not said that you will survive when you have your gun below your bed. And somebody with a gun prefer to scare the s&*t of you than to kill you. And if do want to kill you, you better be really trained to know what to do at that time because there will be a dead man, and it's not 100% sure it will be him
Think about it.
@Martin Paquette So by your logic, if the guns werent there people couldn't commit suicide, people couldn't murder, and people couldn't die on accident in an attempt to protect their family... thats pretty ignorant...
32,367 died in car accidents in 2011.... maybe we should ban cars too..
I live in an area where carrying is illegal, magazines over 10 rounds are illegal, backround checks must be conducted at the time of purchase, a firearms ID (which requires a background check) is required to purchase firarms or ammo, and we cannot order ammo online.
Needless to say we have the HIGHEST gun crime rate in the country from illegal weapons....
Piers Morgan should go back to England and revive the "talent" program. He is a much better judge of talent than he is anything else, including being a man. Men discuss issues without calling names and making unfounded innuendos. Morgan simply spouts off at the mouth with no, and I mean NO substance. He is a disgrace to intellectual thinking.
Larry King could conduct an interview in a polite manner. Regardless of the other persons point of view.
I find Piers Morgan and Anderson Cooper the same in the way they conduct their "interviews". If the person they are interviewing has an opinion which is different to their own then they talk right through what that person is trying to say.
Both of them are pains in the a$$.
It is unreal to think that some people really believe that cutting weapons back will make a difference. Shameless!
Piers Morgan is an idiot. We have had home intruders in the U.S. and they beat elderly people to death. We have elderly that are still alive because invaders into their homes were met with a gun. The gun is an equalizer for the weak, and even for the strong who are outmatched with a knife or a gun and they are empty handed.
Criminals seek out the defenseless, and it's obvious by where the mass murderers choose to go. They to go "gun free" zones. They don't last very long in other places before they get taken out with a bullet, and they know it. They avoid it.
Prisoners have been interviewed and they all say the same thing. When casing a house, they look for weak or defenseless homeowners. They avoid victims that may be armed or may give them a fight. This came from their own mouths.
Libs, you're the idiots. Gun laws only take guns away from law abiding citizens. The criminals will always retain theirs and get more at will....even when they are banned. Additionally, criminals will have easier targets and many more people will die at the hands of criminals.
Libs, I know your defense is that people end up using them in their own home against a family member(s). I have even had a cousin in-law who was shot in the back of his head by his best friend because his friend was drunk and playing around. Problem is, the number of people that die in this fashion are far fewer than the intended victims that were saved because they had a gun of their own. You are willing to trade the thousands of lives that are saved because intended victims could defend themselves against criminals with illegal guns for the much lower amount of lives that will be saved because of irresponsible gun owners with legal guns. How about we work harder to keep unstable people from buying a legal gun?
It is time for the USA to introduce mandatory psychotherapy for those who think guns can save lives, when the woman who had 6 guns including assault rifles got killed by one of her own guns! Her close associates remembered her as a very cautious woman in her day-to-day life.
Piers why do you tell the public why you left the realm. Why you can only get work in this country. What really chaps me however, is the only country on the planet you can obtain gainful employment, you put down and demonish those that would protect it. So the best thing you can possibly do while I pray for your obvious lost soul, is to pack your trousseau and go back to England and stay there!
Piers should stick to his wearing of women's clothes on the weekend and quit trying to act like he has some sense! He's an utter moron.
Apparently Piers is unaware that the British government is now arming their LEOs with side arms to help combat all of the criminals who are using guns.
Does this english moron even know why we have a second amendment I guess we are still protecting ourselves from the british.I wonder if he has ever shot a gun.
Hey Piers, how's merry ole England, eh? Let me see, no guns for law abiding citizens in England to protect themselves with and then militant, extremist Islamic types blossoming there. Yet honest, hard-working people with GUNSHOT wounds still die there. Why is that? Hmmm. But you're good to go, right? You're safe and sound in the U.S. Why don't you go back to the U.K. and fill your pie hole with crumpets and tea. Jolly good. Chip, chip and all that rot.
I used to know of some hardcore anti-government people many years ago. I understand that they would go into the military just to learn how they did things. There are a small number of people who could really cause some problems. I would bet that if government goes far enough with gun bans, there will be people out there seeking to take out politicians and the like. Of course this would exacerbate the problem, but it will likely happen. It may become rare to see politicians in public. The CIA isn't the only ones who can assassinate people, they are just the ones who usually do it.
"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with guns." (James Madison The Federalist Papers #46)
Personally, I wouldn't trust this insipid ass with a paperclip.
Peers Moron [& many others] didn't understand the arguments made og gun protection & preventing harm & just reverted to using puerile insults.
So, if you magically made every gun disappear off this planet you'd be left with the same nuts.
They would get into their car and doing 50 mph slam into a school yard killing many more. So, we better ban cars too.
How about hammers? We better ban hammers and steak knives and basically anything not round and made of rubber.
That'll make us safe alright.
Anyone notice Pratt's facial expression (or lack thereof) when Morgan went after him? He was unfazed.
Pratt got the full on Alinsky, but he didn't cower. Something tells me, he was expecting it.
Love the Neville Chamberlain comment. That's how you do it ... give it right back at them. They are not used to conservatives who fight back.
Pathetic Piers Morgan... Totally owned by the President of Gun Owners of America, has nothing to respond to Mr. Pratt's trenchant points, so he resorts to name calling. 2nd Amendment Advocate 100, Gun-grabber 0, or make that -100
Look Piers Morgan, we won the war. If you are so pissed then you should go back to UK where you belong. We don't need pissheads here.
Piers Morgan was pwned!!!! Love it. Larry Pratt did a good job.
The left doesn't want a conversation on guns, they want a monologue.
I can just imagine Piers Morgan suddenly realizing CNN is under attack by a lone gunman with an automatic rifle, shooting up unarmed staff, and he is defenceless, waiting for the gunman to reach him.Tjat is the position he wants every American to be in. Oh, maybe CNN has armed guards. If so, there goes his argument. Having said that, I agree automatic combat weapons should not be easily available. Hoever, there's more to violence than only the weapons. The minds of violent gunman are in need of scrutiny. Why would a mother purchase those weapons for her son? Screening is also necessary by trained experts, as to the mental capacity of applicants.
It appears President Obama will try to do something worthwhile in the new year, and if he does, I will give him credit for it. If it results in leaving Americans vulnerable to losing their freedom, then that is something we can write to our representatives about. Violent videos do influence young minds more than when our fathers and grandfathers used to play cops and robbers. Recently, a teacher was able to spoil an attack because he was armed. Security guards at school, and armaments for teachers seems to be where we're heading. What a contrast from the earlier years when a person could leave the doors unlocked.
Progressives can be regressive.
Feel free to surrender your 2nd Amendment right, permit the government to determine your health and mental wellbeing but I will retain all of my God-given rights. The only thing that Barky Boy could EVER do in order to receive any positive recognition is to step down as the POTUS, admit he is not qualified for that position and move back to Kenya. Enough said.
Don't concern yourself about me. I am not prepared to surrender any rights, but I do something most commentaries don't do---write to my representatives. If enough people did that, our rights would not be jeopardized. But people make comments to each other, and reps don't even know it, so they keep on guessing what the public wants.
What does POTUS stand for.?
If millions of people wrote, the media would be more careful what it says. They follow the majority, so they can sell more advertising. The advertisers also want to be with the majority.
I don't believe you should be so indignant to my opinons.
With all respect, you have no idea whether commentators on this great site write, tweet, email, call or personally meet with their representatives and shouldn't conclude that we don't.
The entire left acts as though they're morally superior. They think the world is what they want it to be. They don't live in reality.
How many lives have guns saved? I wish someone would do some research on that.
These are the same people who do this, but call it pro choice. It is not a cell, that hasn't divided. It is a human being, and people like Morgan have killed 50 million of them, in this country. It's genocide or infanticide. Morally bankrupt is the right term for these cretins.
Very graphic image, but since the left glorifies this and calls murder pro choice, I think people should see this.
The Right is morally superior on this issue because the Right is in favor of individual rights, namely to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness - of which gun ownership is an implied freedom/right.
The Left are the immoral ones here, and I would argue they're more evil than the criminals, because at least the criminals don't tell you to disarm yourself before you're killed/robbed.
I have yet to hear anyone pose the question to these insane individuals that are trying their best to ban guns: "Do you honestly think that gun laws would prevent these criminals from getting the guns they need to perform these horrible acts of murder?"
Absolutely not! Drug laws do not keep addicts from obtaining and abusing the drugs that they are able to get a hold of. The logic must be too difficult for the mentally challenged liberal mind. I think the burden of proof needs to lay on the shoulders of those trying to do away with the 2nd amendment, not on those trying to uphold it.
"Do you honestly think that gun laws would prevent these criminals from getting the guns they need to perform these horrible acts of murder?"
The Mexicans will just sell all the 'Fast & Furious' guns to our gangsters, at a substantial profit, of course. ;-) ;-)
Mr Pratt was unbelievably calm and restrained in the face of that. I am impressed but slightly underwhelmed; Alan Keyes, Zo of Zonation, Gingrich or Sununu (if either were real conservatives and not just excellent debaters) would have cleaned Morgan's clock! What a douche! (And I never use that word!)
Piers Morgan's role model would be whom? When your entire argument is, "You're stupid", you've already lost. These are the people who are telling us what is going on in the world.
I'm of English decent (and very proud of it) until I see a world-class buffoon like Piers (can't even spell his name correctly) run his mouth on his public forum. No biggie though; he has, what, 87 viewers?
Piers Morgan stating his guest, Larry Pratt, was "an unbelievable stupid man" is so typical of progressives. Piers Morgan is an elitist plutocrat. They want the government to control everything like health care and guns, but only when leftists control that government .
Personally, if he labeled me using sophomoric terms like stupid, I would sit sit back in my chair, have a good laugh and then end the interview. Why conservatives bother to be interviewed by leftist blowhard clowns like Piers who host most shows on CNN and MSNBC is beyond me. These networks are run by progressives and their programming targets a leftist audience that doesn't care about solutions offered by the right.
And you'll never hear fashionable idiots like Morgan ever, EVER, blame ultra-violent video games and movies for any of this, even though many of these killers play A LOT of really violent video games. And Morgan also acts as if our culture doesn't have anything to do with it as well. All crime in this country is NOT committed only by mass murderers. Most of the murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, and other violent crimes are caused by people who don't go into a school and shoot 26 people. What about those crimes, don't they count? This is a major problem with our culture, or video games, our movies, our media in general, as well as guns. And unless you're willing to look at all of this, passing more gun laws will do NOTHING to stop what happened last week. I also think that the Columbine massacre took place while we had tough Federal laws on assault weapons on the books. And how did that work out for the people at Columbine?
When the left are asked to use logic instead of emotion, they resort instantly to yelling and name calling. If you plan to go on TV and represent a reasoned approach to a conversation around gun control today; expect a finger in your chest, a few foul names, a discrediting accusation, and dismissal.
Scoop: Are you trying to join me in the Twitter gulag? Piers Morgan doesn't like anyone disagreeing with him on Twitter :) Let me know when your check-in date is, ABinC promised to bake us cookies and I need some company.