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January 7th, 2013
08:48 PM ET

Live Blog: "Guns in America," a discussion (closed)

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  1. Pete

    Only watching tonight to see who sponsors PM. Put the pressure on them, they fund PMs platform.

    January 7, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bruno Fortier

      What a difficult discussion. We in Canada had shootings in schools and it's a worry. Piers keep your position .

      January 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • billericabta

        MOLON LABE ! We do not need a foreigner to define our rights. The right to keep and bear arms is a pre-existing right that shall not be infringed. Piers is a glorified clown that has no credibility is the US.

        January 7, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • LeeJ

        Piers has no position he is not a citizen and should be deported for sedition

        January 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jordan Collins

        ... By calling attention to a well-regulated militia for the security of the Nation, and the right of each citizen to keep and bear arms, our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fear of governmental tyranny, which gave rise to the 2nd amendment, will ever be a major danger to our Nation, the amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic military-civilian relationship, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the 2nd Amendment will always be important. -John F. Kennedy, Former President Of The United States of America.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • Zeke

        WHY DO WE KEEP IGNORING WHAT OUR MILITARY IS AND HAS DONE TO OTHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN WITH WARS BROUGHT ON BY MIS-GUIDED FOR PROFIT POLITICIANS, WHO WE NOW KNOW USED FAULTY INTELLIGENCE FOR THEIR CAUSE. ALEX IS FEELING AND EXPRESSING HIS FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND EMOTION COMES KNOWING THE VERY PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO MAKE THESE LAWS ARE THE ONES KILLING KIDS IN OTHER COUNTRIES. OF COURSE WE MAKE IT OKAY UNLESS SOMETHING HAPPENS HERE,THEN WE STAND UP BUT WE ARE CONFUSED AND OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY. WE SHOULD JUST STOP THINK .. I AM ABOUT TO LET THE BIGGEST GUN USING MURDER IN THE WORLD (US MILITARY -INNOCENT MEN USED FOR PROFIT) CREATE LAWS THEY WILL NEVER ABIDE BY THEMSELVES?? JUST AS TWISTED AS THE LAWS ARE TODAY WHERE BANKS AND CORP BREAK THE LAW, RUIN CITIZENS LIVES AGAIN AND AGAIN ONLY TO BE FINED...I SAY THATS MORE THAN ENOUGH ABUSE WE THE PEOPLE HAVE SUFFERED. YUP WE CAN INSURE THESE ABUSES WILL CONTINUE AND GET WORSE ONCE THEY DISARM US (PERFECT WAY TO CONTROL THE POOR IE. US CITIZENS -READ UP ON HISTORY BEFORE WE JUDGE OTHERS ESPECIALLY COMING FROM THOSE WHO KNOW HOW TO GOVERN ITS POOR WITH KINGS AND QUEENS..

        January 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • zizewitz

        billericabta
        MOLON LABE ! We do not need a foreigner to define our rights

        The lowlife which Pierce interviewed this Monday evening would be no more than a deranged nut. but the fact that millions thing like he is positively concerning and even dangerous. These individual were polled out from below the rock they were hiding but the Tea Party emergency cultivating the hate of Government!

        This interview should be shown frequently and for the needed time by the media, to convey the perception that we need for civilian (except law enforcement) not only 100% improved background check for any gun owner, total prohibition for own more than 1 gun and for any more than 10 shot clip, reduce the guns ownership to a fraction of the present level, limited for persons which can demonstrate the need for one, forbid the sale by anyone except government owned outlets etc..as in the UK and other 1st world countries,

        Persons like today interviewed are the firts which need mental health treatment!!

        January 7, 2013 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • zizewitz

        illericabta
        MOLON LABE ! We do not need a foreigner to define our rights

        I add to my previous postL

        OH YES, YOU NEED HIM, AS SEEMINGLY OTHER IN THE MEDIA HAVE NOT THE COJONES TO DO SO!!

        January 7, 2013 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • Chris Barltrop

        I am a gun owner who supports the Second Amendment. But there have to be some reasonable limits that make it harder for nut cases to get weapons they will misuse. Piers, glad you are helping to drive this discussion – keep at it. And congratulations to CNN for supporting this discussion and to the White House for noting the First Amendment right to free speech. I would support treating firearms much like autos: requiring registration of the weapon and licensing of the owner to ensure that the Second Amendment rights are protected from abuse by those not willing or able to act responsibly and respect the rights of others to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, i.e. not to get shot.

        January 8, 2013 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
      • Thomas

        Alex Jones mentioned Democide and the University of Hawaii and to google it. Here is what he was talking about and it needs to be put on every blog and website you can think of...

        http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/
        http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/SOD.CHAP1.HTM

        This is the largest database of Democide death/murder by government on the net after disarmament.262,000,000 million slaughtered by their own governments.6 times more murdered by their own governments than those killed in ALL THE WARS IN THE LAST CENTURY COMBINED. Think about for a minute. Are you going to turn in any weapon if they are banned? Anyone that says "Oh but that could never happen here,this is the USA" is historically unaware.
        Democide is the best argument against any kind of restrictions or gun bans of any kind in my opinion.

        January 8, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bob Kelly

        Military guns should be controlled. single round hand guns should not. I don't need or do I think most people need an automatic weapon that fires x amount of rounds per second. This late night host who wants to bring war on our right needs to be corrected. Not all gun owners want to commit genocide.

        January 8, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • Caleb

        Bob kelly, civilians can't buy military weapons. We can buy look-a-like's that don't fire fully automatic (only semi-automatic). It's not an assault weapon.

        January 8, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Connie

      I don't even understand where these people come from, Alex didn't see Piers point of view. Alex Jones is a great example to go on tv and defend gun control for America ( how you can sense the sarcasm ) , I wouldn't want my kids to have his thoughts & think it's okay to have 50 guns in a home.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Rigger2175

        Why is it not Ok? It is a legal thing to own, I have mine locked in a safe and the ammo in a different safe. My 14 year old shoots a 25-06 and 16 gauge shotgun as we hunt. My kids know guns are a tool and to be respected. I have an
        AR 15 and use it for coyotes ( which will kill your pets, and small livestock when hungry enough). I don't use it on deer as it doesn't have enough stopping power. Why do you get to choose how many and what type I can have. I haven't even had a moving violation since 98 let alone any criminal acts

        January 7, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jordan Collins

        John F. Kennedy had this to say on the Second Amendment: "... By calling attention to a well-regulated militia for the security of the Nation, and the right of each citizen to keep and bear arms, our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fear of governmental tyranny, which gave rise to the 2nd amendment, will ever be a major danger to our Nation, the amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic military-civilian relationship, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the 2nd Amendment will always be important."

        January 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike Atencio

      I'm watching to make sure I buy more of their products and send them a letter thanking them for supporting Piers Morgan's show.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mark

      Wow... that didn't do much for responsible g!un ownership in America, not to mention irresponsible ownership! I can't believe that somebody in the gun lobby didn't screen that dude out of going on air before the nation! Piers... my hats off to you for keeping your cool and professionalism. Very cool! As an avid gun owner, hunter, and collector of firearms in Canada, I can't imagine using a firearm to injure another human being. I feel bad when a deer dies at my hand. I enjoy feeding my family, but killing holds no pleasure. Strangely, however, after seeing that loon in your studio... I kind of hope you had an armed guard somewhere close by. Maybe this isn't a gun debate though... maybe it should be a debate on treating the mentally ill and anger challenged! Great job overall! Can't speak to deportation... not my country!

      January 7, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • eric roseberry

        cnn hand pick him to make gun ownesr to be monsters

        January 7, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • WillieG

        Come on people. It's obvious from listening to Piers talk that he knows very little about guns. And he's not going to go to the NRA to debate guns with someone qualified, prepared, and rational. Morgan is going to search out the easy targets to debate with; the mild mannered people he can buly around and the crazies and psychos who make him look good.

        Here's a challenge to Piers Morgan; contact the NRA and set up a real debate with one of their best PR people. Have someone neutral moderate it, someone agreeable to both sides. Show the world that you're willing to debate this issue fairly.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • dferdog

      Pete, I think PM is standing up on his own on this one. Twenty DECEASED 6-year-old little boys and girls need as many people like PM as they can muster to stand for them against men and women just like the man on PM's show tonight; the ultimate red neck gun carrying american idiot.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • LeeJ

        t was obviously and act because he knows how passionate Alex can get and I just bet he wound Alex up during the break. Piers is not a gentelmen if you watch some of his other shows he is just rude and yelling at his guests that he doesn't agree with. He calls his guest stupid just last week Wake up you moron

        January 7, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • mikesl

        This is a disarmament campaign. Sleight-of-hand at it's finest. 323 people killed by so-called 'assault' weapons in 2011, 496 with a hammer in 2011, 650 with a knife in 2011, 12,000 by drunk driving in 2011, and 195,000 people killed in 2011 by.......medical malpractice. So um...why all this talk about banning semi-auto weapons?? Let's get a count of how many little kids were killed by malpractice and drunk drivers.
        Human beings tend to classify risks by how spectacular they appear, not by the odds of them actually occurring. We worry about being killed by an airbag rather than putting a decent set of tires and brakes on our car. We worry about planet killing asteroids rather than looking twice when crossing the street. Creating policy around insignificant risks causes people to lose sight of real risk.

        January 8, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Caleb

      11 thousand gun murders. REALLY? Give up the ONLY thing that actually enables a free country, and people want to ban it over 11 thousand murders? Does anyone know how many people are SAVED every year by scaring off intruders and such? http://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol.asp

      People that think our country cannot be taken over are the same kind of people that would have laughed at anyone who predicted Hitler's scheme, which murdered MILLIONS of children and adults.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • clay

        Please don't use logic it only fogs the mind!

        January 7, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • eric roseberry

        that 11000 is total death by guns.60% of that total is sucide.they are missleading

        January 7, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • eric roseberry

      gun control is not about saving life.it about having more control over the people.case in point in 2007 over 13000 people was murder of those 311 was kid under age 16.why drunk drivers.1.4 mill dui in 2011.5 mill alcoholic parents in the u.s..over 17000 die do to alcohol in 2006.so why isnt the people on the left not trying to bring prohibition back.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Sparky

        They were drunk and didn't read the report.

        January 9, 2013 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
    • scott martin

      I am in major disbelief that so many americans have taken a stance against Pierce Morgan`s right for freedom of speech. He is not implying he wants to take your freedom away and not allow you the rights to bare arms. He is stating the obvious that there is a need to take away the semi-automatic weapons which are being used to kill our children,husbands and wives. What about the freedom of our children, do they not deserve the right to be able to grow up and enjoy the freedoms of life. The semi-automatic weapons are taking that opportunity of freedom away. At least with the omission of the right to own a semi-automatic weapon one would at least have a chance to defend them self with hand gun. You don`t stand a chance against a semi-automatic weapon. I will regret this next comment but until the semi-automatic weapons are banned we are going to see another nut-bar out do the latest school shootings where 26 innocent people died because of our right to bare a semi-automatic weapon. It seems like each shooting massacre out does the last shooting.
      Wake up America – support Pierce Morgan – he is trying to save not only our kids but all of us. Stand behind Pierce and just maybe America can become a better place. I am sure in the first amendment it does not say we have the freedom to shoot our innocent school kids. Wake-up America – PLEASE

      January 7, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Don

      PM don't tell me what our country needs... What we don't need is YOU! My family members have been Prisoners of War and my father served for 30+ years to protect this country and our rights.... We left your country for a reason... Why anyone gives you a voice is mind blowing. Anyone who advertises on your show will be boycotted by me.... BTW, I don't own but one pistol and a deer rifle... no autos... but it is the Nut Cases out there causing the problems, not the law abiding people in this country.... fix them PM....

      January 8, 2013 at 9:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jake Freedom

      Thank you Alex for being the only true voice of the people. Piers does not want to address that certain parts of a global government are falling into place and Jones is the ONLY ONE SCREAMING about it! Your show is full of hype and not real information to educate anyone. The truth will set you free.

      January 8, 2013 at 9:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Freedom

      We need more guys like Alex Jones on live TV. Piers is a HACK and does not speak any truth. Alex brought up great, real points, while Pies has a one trick pony, going around on certain points, then reverting to 9/11 conspiracy craziness towards the end. The Veil has lifted, we know you are a fake, and we know what is happening to our Republic and we will not take it laying down...... like they did in your country that is so great and broke – U.K.

      January 8, 2013 at 9:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Shaun Kerr

      Thank Someone.... Canada is more like Great Britain. P Morgan So Good.

      January 8, 2013 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Damian

    THANK YOU PIERS MORGAN !!!
    AR15 are Assault weapons and only for military use.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kemo

      Assault weapons are for tyranny of government. If you sheep want to be sheared go ahead. Not this one.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • CorvusTryggo

      Right now you say these guns are for the Military, but what happens when the Military turns. Look at Syria...

      January 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bryce

      I disagree Damian. Most if not all AR-15 weapons are of a .223/5.56 size round. Many standard hunting rounds are this size, the gun itself is just fancy, it can be hunted with, it can be used as a recreational weapon. The reasoning for having high capacity magazines are also for recreational use. Also, the second amendment states we have the right to bear arms from a tyrannical government. Even after the ridiculous price gouging on all weapon gear, they are still very common among citizens in America, this makes those with the weapons capable of helping those with out weapons. So if a tyrannical government ever rises, you're going to wish you had this rifle. Oh, another thing. You know the reason why America has never had a ground invasion on us? It's because of the fact every other country knows that the U.S. citizens armed, the people are the militia.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • billericabta

      You are as ignorant as most of the talking heads in the media. An AR15 is not a military weapon.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • LeeJ

        The Rifle that was supposedly used in the Conn shooting was in the trunk of the car that wasn't even registered to the gunman so if in fact it wasn't used by the gunman what is all the fuss about rifles?

        January 7, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • jjim

      you are wrong A Ar 15 is a 22 cal rifel

      January 7, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jay

      just another misrepresentation of the facts...I dont remember them issuing me an ar 15 in the army...my weapon was automatic....

      January 7, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • A Question for you

      Can we agree on one thing as a country? When there is trouble in the world we are so quick to arm our troops with assault weapons and send them to kill civilians and innocent bystanders around the world, but when trouble breaks out in our country we are quick to want to take the same weapons away. Let's not send the troops with arms we ourselves cannot bear as protection from the disasters at home. The logic does not make sense.

      January 8, 2013 at 9:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Sue

    Please DON'T (yes, I am shouting) show the picture of the accused shooter again. If you want to keep flashing pictures, show us the pictures of victims.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Nick Easton

    OMG... This guy is why we need gun control.. He is loosing his cause

    January 7, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rebecca Grace

      Couldn't agree more!

      January 7, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Margaret Murphy

      this guy is most definitely NOT what the second amendment was all about....he IS why we need change....

      January 7, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Puneet Bhatia

        If folks like Alex Jones are the face of gun nuts in this country then God bless the United States of America...

        January 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • james

        I take it you guys dont fact check

        January 7, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • Caleb

        How many people has Alex killed? Alex is fanatical, but the research on Infowars can be verified by personal research. He's high strung because Morgan is the equivalent of Hitler. Wouldn't you be furious if you were debating Hitler during WW2? His debate skills suck, but PM is a nazi.

        January 8, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • ron

      Thank goodness for this Alex guy. He has singlehandedly demonstrated why we need gun control.
      Thank You Alex

      January 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Karen

        Keep up the conversation, Piers. It's no longer acceptable to let this issue disappear. That

        As to guns in schools: Wouldn't it be more effective to put alarms and automated door locks in each classroom and each administrative office. Have a light outside each door that flashes when the alarm goes off. The noise might cause the shooter to pause, giving chance to lock down classrooms. The flashing light would also indicate where the shooter is-at least at the outset- to help law enforcement locate him. Perhaps the alarm could also ring in local law enforcement office.

        January 7, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • Caleb

        Wouldn't it actually demonstrate that we should all be armed? You can be killed with anything. A zip tie around you neck would kill you almost immediately.

        You just don't get it when people say "CRIMINALS don't care about laws". Even if guns aren't available, they'll find other ways to kill people. So, they still kill us, yet we sacrificed our greatest defense against government tyranny (which is why the 2nd amendment was written).

        Only a few hundred people are killed by AR-15 style weapons every year. 6800 people die per day in the US. Guns are not an issue. Additionally, background checks aren't even required to purchase from a private seller. SO many people jump to gun bans when we don't even do background checks; that means any felon can go buy a gun. WOW. Of course, NOBODY cares about background checks; they just want to ban guns. WHY? Key political figures achieve the police state they seek. They achieve it by misleading the public through the media, which is a buddy buddy system with government.

        January 8, 2013 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • ANN ROONEY

      OMG – Is that the kind of raving maniac that wants rights to assault weapons – he is unhinged and dangerous

      January 7, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Veronica King

      To think this ranting, raving lunatic is armed should scare a lot of people! Haven't seen a debate where one person mimics the other since elementary school!! Too much!

      January 7, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • james

        Alex jones is charamatic, but did you listen to what he said? Do you check facts?

        January 7, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • john

        Can't you see this was a set up? Piers Morgan is always shouting at his guest that he disagrees with, but tonight he decided not to do so to try to make Alex Jones look bad. Alex Jones is right. The second amendment is to protect the people against a tyrannical government. Without the second amendment Americans will be no better than slaves.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • LeeJ

        t was obviously and act because he knows how passionate Alex can get and I just bet he wound Alex up during the break. Piers is not a gentelmen if you watch some of his other shows he is just rude and yelling at his guests that he doesn't agree with. He calls his guest stupid just last week Wake up you moron

        January 7, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • CorvusTryggo

      Alex is passionae patriot not a street thug. From my perspective you are the ones who don't get it. You have blind trust in your government and with the way Congress operates im not quite sure why...

      January 7, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • CHRIS

        WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE GOVERNMENT COMES AFTER US THEY HAVE GUNS AND WE DONT

        January 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • Chuck

        It's ironic isn't it?? One can be passionate about banning guns but when the other side shows passion as to why the Second Amendment should not be touched he is targeted as extreme. Piers, move back to jolly old England if you prefer no guns in the hands of citizens. We don't need you here. You'll probably be one of the first ones wishing for an Alex Jones type with an AR 15 when the SHTF and the crazed mobs come busting down your door of your posh upper Manhattan (or wherever you live) apartment.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gabriela

      You said it, that guy is nuts, stupid and dangerous!

      January 7, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • LeeJ

        It's a matter of perspective Piers looked like a loonatic when he ranted at Larry Pratt and called him stupid and Larry was the perfect gentleman in that interview I guess if you agree with Piers he can act anyway he wants and it's ok

        January 7, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris G

      Peirs, if you're so worried about the 20 children that died on that horrific day, how do you feel about the 3,000+ kids that are killed daily in this country through abortion. Oh wait, that doesn't coincide with the agenda, so is that why its not being broadcasted?

      Instead of talking about just gun violence, why are do you avoid talking about overall crime rates which have increased in your country? Again because it doesn't coincide with the agenda.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • lubert

        If you truly are so anti abortion I hope you at least are doing something constructive to help with all the children needing homes like perhaps being a foster parent. Why not put some energy towards the kids that are already born. Idiots like the pro gun fellow on the show tonight are just self indulgent bullies who think if they shout the loudest they make their point better but really end up looking like an ignorant ass, the guy couldn't even stay on topic.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • Chris G

        I have actually adopted two children of my own and have family members that are foster parents to disabled children. Yes we are trying to do our part to help children.

        If you think this individual that was on the show tonight was not hand selected because of his "personality," then maybe you are the idiot. There are many gun owners that would never behave in the manner that the person presented tonight behaved. The show hand picked that individual to demonize law abiding gun owners.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jordan Collins

      Anyone who is a citizen of the US who believes that gun bans are the answer to our "problem"(...reaction, solution...) should read up on JFK.... " ... By calling attention to a well-regulated militia for the security of the Nation, and the right of each citizen to keep and bear arms, our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fear of governmental tyranny, which gave rise to the 2nd amendment, will ever be a major danger to our Nation, the amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic military-civilian relationship, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the 2nd Amendment will always be important." John F. Kennedy.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      A part of me hopes the government just outright bans all weapons, and with time, to see your face when you realize how big you F-ED up when the US becomes a police state. You think it's for military? The second amendment exists to protect the public from it's own government; that is why it was written. That is why Alex was so intense, because he knows how much certain people in government actually want to remove all guns, which leads to tyranny. You don't know history; you don't do research. You just think legislation means it's handed down by God and it shall be enforced with all good intentions.

      Do some real research, and stop living in fantasy land. Maybe HELP someone, rather than forcing them into desperation. You are Americas downfall.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Barron Hydron

    Up yours Piers Morgan!!! Armed citizens are armed because the criminals are armed. Gun crimes are committed by CRIMINALS.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • VB

      Keep show casing these NUT JOBS Piers. All of these gun rights people are unhinged!! I have never seen anything more abhorrent than his fanatical display. He is the prime example of someone that has no reason to own over 50 guns. THANK YOU PIERS MORGAN!!!!

      January 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • John

        "All of these gun rights people are unhinged!!" That's like saying all the people against animal cruelty are unhinged because PETA is crazy. You're being a narrow minded idiot.

        January 7, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • Alabast Shepard

        So, you're saying that Alex Jones is crazy when you're the ones who laughed at the base facts this man presented. I am a skeptical person. I do my RESEARCH on each person. I go legitimate sources to find my information. Guess what? I have come to many of the same conclusions that this "Alex Jones" guy has. His articles are posted on Drudge Report, who are far more successful than this craphole to be honest (or any other "owned and operated" media outfit). Alex Jones is a man who seems PASSIONATE about what he believes in. He does research, presents all of the facts and presents them... Adequately...? The point is, when you attack a PERSON and not his POSITIONS like Piers Morgan consistently did PRIOR TO and AFTER Alex Jones left. Morgan is a pompous S.O.S. and his followers are a bunch of trendy boot-licking cowards. A criminal who wants a gun will get a gun, or make one himself. If he had to kill a police officer with a knife to get that gun, or any other means, then the CRIMINAL (who doesn't follow laws, right? Because that's what criminals DO) would proceed to kill whoever he wants to assuming guns were banned.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Wil

    Thank you Piers! This gentleman on your show is NOT speaking for the majority of this country. He is really out of touch with what is really happening.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ladysuzanne

      I agree!! Piers guests' unstable, irrational behavior and inability to answer simple straight forward questions, needs no further explanation. As a parent who has lost a son because he had access to a "responsible gun owner's" weapon, I, as a citizen of this country, DEMAND gun regulations!

      January 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Alta

      This guy is crazy, I am glad I dont live near him. I have no problem with people owning guns, I have a problem with the high capacity clips and assult weapons that allow someone to shoot so many people in a short period of time. Even if there was an armed guard in the school they would not have had a chance with the weapons that are being used.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Eleanor

      Did you say ...gentleman? I have never seen less of a gentleman in my life! He was an ignorant frightening bigot at best. His mother must be mortified!!

      January 7, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Damian

    Jones is a whacko NUT and belongs in a psychiatric word.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Maureen

      for sure...they need to commit this guy

      January 7, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Cxpsyche

      What an idiot! I give Piers two thumbs up for his patience with this blow-hard!

      January 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Heath

      can't agree with you more.....that guy is truly a great example of crazy and paranoid. Makes one miss the asylums. He is soooo out there and off the wall. Typical person who does want to allow any sound let alone a word from people who have a different opinion that he literally screams a tirade or tantrum to the point I thought he was going to grab Piers or punch him.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Amazed

    This man owns a gun? Any rational person would have to question that wisdom.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • aquinnne

      The comment keeps coming up that this man should not have a gun. Just because he speaks loud they want to make you paranoid of this guy. I am more scared of the tactics that the media and those like Piiers use to twist and turn the word and actions of a man that has not hurt a fly. This is not the type of person that has done mass killings. The ones doing mass killings are mentally sick people. Just to have passion about your belief is not cause for making this man out to be a monster. This is exactly how the elites are they use their word crafts to twist the word of the common people. Piers is fraud and needs to go back to his red coat country.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Alex blew up because he knows how deceptive Piers is. He's a snake, and you are being led to a conclusion by major media.

      Major news still fails to make it public that the Newtown shooter's rifle was in his trunk, and only two hand guns were found on him. Why do they fail to make this an issue? Because major media's friends want gun control, so they do what it takes to make you think you need gun control. They don't care about the truth; they want you to do what they want. You follower.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Will

    Piers is a class act for dealing with this guy tonight. This guy is bad news for fire arms and the NRA. My hat is off to you Piers. I could not keep my cool with Alex and the constant talking over your questions. Well done. I vote Piers for an honorary US. Citizenship.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Maureen

      OMG HE IS NUTS.......I SECOND YOUR MOTION RE: PIERS

      January 7, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Alex blew up because he knows how deceptive Piers is. He's a snake, and you are being led to a conclusion by major media.

      Major news still fails to make it public that the Newtown shooter's rifle was in his trunk, and only two hand guns were found on him. Why do they fail to make this an issue? Because major media's friends want gun control, so they do what it takes to make you think you need gun control. They don't care about the truth; they want you to do what they want. You follower.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Mike Dunn

        Regarding your point about the details of the guns the Sandy Hook murderer had on him and in his trunk, so what?
        Sensible gun control isn't just about trying to prevent another mass shooting. It's about keeping guns out of the hands of those who due to mental instability or criminal backgrounds, should not have them so as to reduce the risk to the rest of the population. As well as to minimize the harm those persons could do if they do have a gun. It is not about taking away all guns. Minor inconveniences for responsible gun owners, or would-be owners, is a very small price to pay.

        January 8, 2013 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jhn Smith

    Your interviewee just made a factually inaccurate statement: The AR-15 and M-16 are not the same exact item. The M-16 is a selective fore/fully automatic weapon. The AR-15 is simply an autoloading rifle. To say they are the same is disingenuous misleading and patently false. Also there are many sporting uses for the AR-15 and other .223 rifles, it is simply the most popular and accurate small arm rifle action, widely used in target shooting and small game huntung. The capability to use high capacity magagazines seems to be the issue.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Christina Brown

    Someone shut that idiot up!!!!! Interview with Alex is a waste of time.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Wecu1984

    Im from ct and sandy Hook was a fix . 872 – yeo isn't Mrs. Lanza's plate . thats the car the gun came out of.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. azindn

    A good example of why some forms of humanoids should never be allowed to reproduce.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Linda farr

    And this guy has a gun.....OMG...truly frightening!!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bob Simmons`

      Nope, if I understand what he said through the foam, he has fifty guns.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Alex blew up because he knows how deceptive Piers is. He's a snake, and you are being led to a conclusion by major media.

      Major news still fails to make it public that the Newtown shooter's rifle was in his trunk, and only two hand guns were found on him. Why do they fail to make this an issue? Because major media's friends want gun control, so they do what it takes to make you think you need gun control. They don't care about the truth; they want you to do what they want. You follower.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Roberto

    Thank you Piers ans by the way you guest is so arrogant and ignorant and aggressive he is the first to who should be take away the guns . He is horrible and disrespectful to you and all of us watching the program

    January 7, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ann rooney

      WHAT A LOONEY TOONS – SCARY THAT HE HAS A GUN

      January 7, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Alex blew up because he knows how deceptive Piers is. He's a snake, and you are being led to a conclusion by major media.

      Major news still fails to make it public that the Newtown shooter's rifle was in his trunk, and only two hand guns were found on him. Why do they fail to make this an issue? Because major media's friends want gun control, so they do what it takes to make you think you need gun control. They don't care about the truth; they want you to do what they want. You follower.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  16. KB

    Good job Piers. Please keep pushing on this issue.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Nick

    Alex Jones is a friggin clown, how can anyone take him seriously? End the interview already!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. alex M

    Alex Jones is a dangerous idiot...he should not be allowed to own a gun

    January 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Fred

    Thank god they broke for a commercial. That guy was an idiot. Piers please keep up the great work! I believe in the 2nd Amendment, but assault weapons and large capacity clips/magazines should be banned! Complete and thorough background and mental health checks should be mandatory for all sales venues.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Larry

    Just need Jerry Springer added to this show....CNN execs you need to really look in the mirror on your programming decisions.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Amanda

    This guy (on air now) is the LAST person I want to see with a gun in his hand. He should be disqualified as a gun owner for being an irrational, hotheaded idiot. By the way, I'm from Texas, enjoy target shooting, believe in gun ownership but also believe in strict controls.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. loretta

    Piers,

    Why respond to nut cases and why give them an opportunity to talk on your program....I am concerned that this guy is dangerous. He appears to be very angry and I am concerned that he will harm you or someone else.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rigger2175

      First off there was a good reason Piers put him on. To try and pain all gun owners in a bad light, as many of you and non gun owners will draw a conclusion that most gun owners and defenders of the 2nd amendment this way. Alex jones has some crazy notions but isn't dangerous via firearms. Guess what folks if the guy had 4 legal 9mm he could have done more damage than an Ar15 which is an auto loading rifle not an automatic rifle and not an assault rifle. I have a 30-06 that fires just as quick and has more damage but doesn't look like a "military rifle". Should we ban those too? Btw deer collisions have killed more people than all murders last year by rifle

      January 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Uh-oh

    This Alex idiot is scaring me. I hope that he went through a metal detector as he arrived.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Pat

    Just happened to stop on CNN and Piers Morgan. If there was ever an argument for regulating guns, this yelling man-whomever he is -illustrates the need.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Jaker, Dublin

    E-O-E-O-E-O-E-O-E-O-E-O-E-O-E-O....

    That Jones fellow should be arrested & put in a strait jacket...he's as mad as a "Hatter". Someone take his gun...someone get his gun...before he shoots someone, he's foaming at the mouth, guys, someone get his gun!

    PS. Oh & someone phone for a "Psychiatrist"!

    E-O-E-O-E-O-E-O-E-O-E-O-E-O-E-O...

    January 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Mike

    After listening to Alex, I am not in favor of repeeling the 2nd amendment. The 2nd amendment was for the purpose of having a military and is outdated. Let's get rid of ALL guns!!! I do not want a crazy like Alex to be allowed to carry a gun. CRAZY DUDE!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Alex blew up because he knows how deceptive Piers is. He's a snake, and you are being led to a conclusion by major media.

      Major news still fails to make it public that the Newtown shooter's rifle was in his trunk, and only two hand guns were found on him. Why do they fail to make this an issue? Because major media's friends want gun control, so they do what it takes to make you think you need gun control. They don't care about the truth; they want you to do what they want. You follower.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  27. wecu1984

    alex called this whole thing he even put out a mag saying Obama was coming for the guns at the end of nov. kind of like he called 9/11 starting in march of 2001

    January 7, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Mark Tengowski

    The First Amandment has free speech, but it's not absolute. So why should gun ownership be absolute?

    January 7, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Cousined

    Alex jones is telling the truth. Guns dont kill people. 2nd ammendment is defense against tyranny! Remember 1776! Our founders shed blood for these rights.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Barbara

    Piers, I'm a devoted fan of you and your show. You have been incredible in your dealing with this lunatic you are interviewing. He is beyond scary...definitely a person that should NEVER have a gun!! He is a loose cannon...the type that would pull out a gun on stage. Yelling and pointing his finger in your face...I can't believe him.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Alex blew up because he knows how deceptive Piers is. He's a snake, and you are being led to a conclusion by major media.

      Major news still fails to make it public that the Newtown shooter's rifle was in his trunk, and only two hand guns were found on him. Why do they fail to make this an issue? Because major media's friends want gun control, so they do what it takes to make you think you need gun control. They don't care about the truth; they want you to do what they want. You follower.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Charles Wright

    This guys is a frickin nutcase, I can´t believe this guy is allowed to speak on TV.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Audrey

    Anyone who agrees with Alex Jones is dangerous. This guy is out of his mind. Piers must have taken a lot of Valium before this!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Alex blew up because he knows how deceptive Piers is. He's a snake, and you are being led to a conclusion by major media.

      Major news still fails to make it public that the Newtown shooter's rifle was in his trunk, and only two hand guns were found on him. Why do they fail to make this an issue? Because major media's friends want gun control, so they do what it takes to make you think you need gun control. They don't care about the truth; they want you to do what they want. You follower.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  33. saraps

    OMG Piers good luck with your guest just answering one question

    January 7, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Maria Diaz

    PM, great job keeping your cool! This Alex guy is exactly why we can't have guns out in the hands of aggressive and insane people. This is a waste of time. How can you have a decent conversation about gun control with lunatics like Alex.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Pat R

      Alex is passionate about human rights, including the right to defend ones community and family. He is not crazy and has never been charged or arrested for a violent crime, in spite of the fact that he has owned guns all of his life. His numbers on violent crimes decreasing were right off of the FBI website, not 'lies', as Piers Morgan and his other guest intimated.

      The Aurora shooter used an assault weapon with a clip. He could have just as easily used a common garden sprayer and 5 gallons of gasoline...the gun was irrelevant. What is relevant is that he travelled to a theater that was a 'gun free zone', not the closest or most convenient to his apartment. One armed citizen could have stopped him.

      When psychiatrists are pumping people full of hallucenogens that cause aggression and suiculdal behavior, according to their own insert literature, we need MORE armend citizens, not less.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Alex M

        He is "Passionate about human rights" you said???? Really???
        Come on people don't be ridiculous

        January 7, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Caleb

      Alex blew up because he knows how deceptive Piers is. He's a snake, and you are being led to a conclusion by major media.

      Major news still fails to make it public that the Newtown shooter's rifle was in his trunk, and only two hand guns were found on him. Why do they fail to make this an issue? Because major media's friends want gun control, so they do what it takes to make you think you need gun control. They don't care about the truth; they want you to do what they want. You follower.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Brenda Broughton

    Piers is courageous and completely correct.

    Piers Morgan's recommendations need to move forward to legislation immediately, to support a safe and civil society.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Alex blew up because he knows how deceptive Piers is. He's a snake, and you are being led to a conclusion by major media.

      Major news still fails to make it public that the Newtown shooter's rifle was in his trunk, and only two hand guns were found on him. Why do they fail to make this an issue? Because major media's friends want gun control, so they do what it takes to make you think you need gun control. They don't care about the truth; they want you to do what they want. You follower.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  36. jen sorensen

    Piers is quite a guy for dealing with this clown. There is no chance for a real conversation and I say deport this guy right off the set and get our logic back.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  37. BL Parker

    I believe I have seen an actual zealot...unbelievable...I guess he believes the more he yells the more important he sounds. No matter which side you stand on, both sides need to be able to discuss the issues rationally. This guy isn't rationale. Way to stay composed Piers.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  38. digitalxer

    THIS GUYS IS ARCHIE BUNKER REBORN!!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  39. wecu1984

    he is no more crazy then a man that drones children

    January 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  40. AK

    Here's the deal with this "guest". He says guns don't kill people, people kill people,. He is accusatory of Piers being factoid when he's pulling up stats himself. But here's the thing: it takes PEOPLE using those GUNS to kill PEOPLE. What part of that is so hard to comprehend? This guy doesn't want to talk about the topic, he wants to talk over everyone because he is a complete hard-ass who has his facts messed up. He's using crazy analogies to a real problem....guns are a problem!!! He just goes off on the cuff and doesn't want to have a proper conversation about the problem. To me, this guy's an idiot!!!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Alex blew up because he knows how deceptive Piers is. He's a snake, and you are being led to a conclusion by major media.

      Major news still fails to make it public that the Newtown shooter's rifle was in his trunk, and only two hand guns were found on him. Why do they fail to make this an issue? Because major media's friends want gun control, so they do what it takes to make you think you need gun control. They don't care about the truth; they want you to do what they want. You follower.

      The second amendment was created to PROTECT us from our own government. If you think our own government can't be taken over, then you need to do research because it already exists. It's a matter of time and effort.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  41. rt@yahoo.com

    What a great way for this Alex Jones to be introduced to the world. Making himself look like a fool with his desperate thread "Do not take our guns". Such a poor mind.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Rhonda Whetstone

    I'll admit that I'm not a fan of Piers, but I have a brand new level of respect for him for not beating the crap out of this %@$^%!!!!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Peter

    Piers, please stop interviewing some of these gun-hugging morons. The man you interviewed tonight about gun control was not a type of person that can handle a reasonable debate. It's an obvious waste of energy and TV time.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Kathleen McDonnell

    If the man you have on your show tonight (Alex Jones) is any example of a "sane" legal " gunowner I'm even more scared than I was originally. Is this the type of person who has passed a background check.? He's scarey enough without any weapon.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Alex blew up because he knows how deceptive Piers is. He's a snake, and you are being led to a conclusion by major media.

      Major news still fails to make it public that the Newtown shooter's rifle was in his trunk, and only two hand guns were found on him. Why do they fail to make this an issue? Because major media's friends want gun control, so they do what it takes to make you think you need gun control. They don't care about the truth; they want you to do what they want. You follower.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Susana

    Oh my gosh Piers it is incredible how you can have a person in your show that all what he does is shouting and screaming like a little boy who is scared that somebody wants to take his toy away. I grew up in Germany but I am from Spain. I live here in the US since 10 yrs and married to a Army vet who is gun fanatic but we both agree that there is a need of having a better regulation on gun laws. The right to bear arms doesnt mean to have 3-5 AR-15`s and like 1000 rounds in the house.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Alex blew up because he knows how deceptive Piers is. He's a snake, and you are being led to a conclusion by major media.

      Major news still fails to make it public that the Newtown shooter's rifle was in his trunk, and only two hand guns were found on him. Why do they fail to make this an issue? Because major media's friends want gun control, so they do what it takes to make you think you need gun control. They don't care about the truth; they want you to do what they want. You follower.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Will

    The problem with this guy is he doesn't like the truth. Piers's so called factoids are the very reason we need our lawmakers to stand up in the same way Piers is and stop doging the "factoids". This guy is a very good advertisement for mental health checks for gun ownership. Again I admire Piers for his restraint and facts. Alex needs medication. Fact.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • LeeJ

      The facts that Aex gave on crime statistics came from FBI website and Piers next guest stated they were LIES

      January 7, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Audrey

    On t

    January 7, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Dean G

    As much as I admire Piers Morgan, some of these programs really seem scripted. Is the nut-case arguing for arming the country for real? It certainly doesnt seem so. This never happened with Larry King. Bring back the King of Talk!!!!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Audrey

    On the contrary, Jones, psychiatric drugs PREVENT suicide.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Aimee

      U r misinformed. Actually, the side affects of these medications are far more dangerous than u are aware of. Read the warning labels. I was amazed and frightened when I did my research!!

      January 8, 2013 at 12:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Mike

    Pierce, just let this idiot keep talking!!! You are doing fine. PLEASE. He is CRAZY and most people listening will now be in favor of getting rid of guns. The ONLY people that will think he's doing well already love this crazy talk.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  51. dan w

    This guy is a nut. Why is Piers wasting his show on him?

    January 7, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  52. Hawkhill

    Truly – at some point just cut this nut job off and move on to someone who can rationally discuss gun issues. I totally respect that Piers is trying to give everyone a chance to debate but this guy is not worth the air time. I can barely stand to listen to this type of insanity. He so totally loves the attention that CNN is giving him right now. Please take his guns away first.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  53. Mike Lasalle

    My Goodness... This Alex moron belongs in a cage.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tanis Price

      i'am so glad that piers morgan is taking on this issue we don't need more guns and killing people needs to stop

      January 7, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  54. will

    I think I count 93 "Alex"'s so far from Piers trying to get this guy to calm down. Now with his 911 comments this guy should become a poster child for the NRA. This is an embarrasment.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  55. Rebecca Grace

    Hats off to Piers for remaining calm cool and collected. This is embarrassing. God help this poor man

    January 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  56. wecu1984

    ok so 120 lb kids is carring 4 handguns and 30 lbs of body armor

    January 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  57. LizZie

    I am listening to the segment tonight, Piers is speaking re: Guns in America with Alex, and Alex has no intellectual capacity to hold a debate/conversation. Alex should be educated to speak to a broader audience in order to advocate his pro-gun position effectively. Alex is crazy and is mentally unstable. The fact he's representing a "group" of people in America and the pro-gun initiatives, is unfortunate and sad. Alex remarks and persona proved his pro-gun belief is immature and ill-planned. Alex is a disgrace to ANY American!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Alex blew up because he knows how deceptive Piers is. He's a snake, and you are being led to a conclusion by major media.

      Major news still fails to make it public that the Newtown shooter's rifle was in his trunk, and only two hand guns were found on him. Why do they fail to make this an issue? Because major media's friends want gun control, so they do what it takes to make you think you need gun control. They don't care about the truth; they want you to do what they want. You follower.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  58. Audrey Eisman

    This man is totally off-the-wall rude. He's threatening to deport Piers for expressing his opinion – which is Pier's First Amendment right. But this person only knows about the Second Amendment – and doesn't care about the children, teachers and others that were killed in this country by people who were able to get hold of semi-automatic weapons. Yes, he has the right to have guns – but he doesn't have the right to let others express their opinions.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  59. John Smith

    Alex Jones is a raving lunatic. Period. And I am a gun owner.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  60. Comptroller

    Alex... Alex... Alex...Alex...Alex...How many?...How many?...Alex...Alex...
    ( Great guest, Great show, Mr. Morgan ;) )

    January 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  61. Zaq

    Dear Lord this guy is absolutely crazy

    January 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  62. Ron

    Pretty sad for America with loons like this around. What a waste of a human mind.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jomama

      i do recall human minds are supposed to be smart enough to learn from history? Our GOVTS history of abuses and covered up murders, wars etc.. is justified by those who continue to either brush off or even discount historical FACTS by only giving their opinions when backed by its political party or leaders. How can we stand up when it happens to our kids, but ignore the millions of children suffering as we speak at the hands of our military and its guns? The fact is our boys are dying for money and those with the money control govt (for now) ...meaning were willing to hand over our Const right (no mattter how old the language is...its simple for a purpose) to the very people who created and continue to bleed our democracy by profiting off of it for their well being? Take a look because we are becoming just like them....accepting the killings and wars which we know are wrong like its nothing new just innocent people dying with our tax dollar help.. Hey as long as i dont see it, or experience it ,i am blind to it, and with that i can deny it ever happened ? Where have we gone wrong? Human minds will accept any intelligence given to them by there leaders, but smart people know and feel when somethings not right and choose not to ignore facts...

      January 7, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  63. Seeuinoz

    Somebody doesn't like facts.... so he decides to yell & scream...

    January 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rigger2175

      Wait so when Piers does it when the NRA spokesman was on a couple weeks ago and stated facts from the FBI and Piers claimed they were inaccurate and lies, that's ok? Btw Alex data came from the FBI website and Piers guest said they were lies. You can't have it both ways

      January 7, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  64. Carol Flannery

    Why in God's name would you have that idiot on you're show!! You don' have a chance in hell in getting a word in. He definitely has an agenda. HIS!!! You cannot reason with him. Keep up the good work. He sounds like a dictator and He definitely is making your agenda look even better. God forbid should he have a gun in his hand if you don't agree with him!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  65. Anna

    What a loon!! This is a man who is in possession of guns. Watch out America. Glad I'm up in Canada. Wacko!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  66. Lisa

    This guy, Alex, is a nut. He is the reason why there should be NO guns until there is a way to control them. We should all remember it took us until the 13th amendment to abolish slavery. Our founding fathers did not get everything right the first time around. The argument to defend the 2nd amendment is outdated.

    Lets create a coalition as large as the NRA so we have greater lobbying power and makes our schools, streets, movie theaters, shopping malls, and any other place we and our children visit safe.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  67. Linda

    This is is so stupid, this man should not have guns. We need to look into his backround. This man is a loose caynon. Get him off the show. They should deport him to the moon. Thank you piers morgan, for showing us this idiot.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Alex blew up because he knows how deceptive Piers is. He's a snake, and you are being led to a conclusion by major media.

      Major news still fails to make it public that the Newtown shooter's rifle was in his trunk, and only two hand guns were found on him. Why do they fail to make this an issue? Because major media's friends want gun control, so they do what it takes to make you think you need gun control. They don't care about the truth; they want you to do what they want. You follower.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  68. wecu1984

    this board is full of sheeple LOL. Read a history.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  69. deltaj52

    The stupid in here it burns, Up yours Morgan and everyone who supports him! As a OEF Veteran who used an M4 everyday for years, anyone who knows anything about weapons and ballistics knows that the 5.56 round that the AR15 fires, is a terrible close quater round because it goes through the body like a hot knife through butter and doesn't cause nearly as much damage as pistol or shotgun at close range. Also the school shooter now used handguns and the Rifle which was actually a shotgun "youtube it" was found in the car.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rigger2175

      Amzing isn't it for almost 24 hours it was stated the "assault rifle" was left in the car than miraculously the story completely changed And now he used such weapon and Obama and Anti gun people are using this for their agenda.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  70. Georgina

    That was the most painful 10min of TV I have ever watched. This "guest" is crazy! I mean really crazy-it makes me very afraid that he owns guns. Other than crazy he is rude!
    Srry you had ot experience that Piers!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  71. Tremaine

    Who is this crazy guy Piers Morgan is interviewing?

    January 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  72. Gene

    Good job Piers! Now the most fervent supporters of the NRA have had a chance to reveal themselves on a national stage. I hope America is listening.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  73. Wilson Polidura

    Piers, this guys is a delusional paranoid fool, the very type of person who SHOULD NOT own any weapon. He makes all legitamate guns owners look bad.
    I'm a combat veteran of 20 years and have fired weapons this fool can only dream of, and I do not agree with the NRA's policy of guns for everyone. We need reasonable common sense laws and regulations, not hot heads like Mr. Jones.
    Keep up the pressure Piers, this gun worship needs to change.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  74. Snickers

    Jones is a raving lunatic and needs to be locked up in a padded room.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  75. laura

    Can u say NUT CASE? I cannot sleep at night knowing this guy owns fifty guns. Yikes.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Alex blew up because he knows how deceptive Piers is. He's a snake, and you are being led to a conclusion by major media.

      Major news still fails to make it public that the Newtown shooter's rifle was in his trunk, and only two hand guns were found on him. Why do they fail to make this an issue? Because major media's friends want gun control, so they do what it takes to make you think you need gun control. They don't care about the truth; they want you to do what they want. You follower.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
  76. Jaker, Dublin

    Someone get Micheal Moore to come into the studio with a camera...that would shut that idiot up...if "Psychiatrists" want someone to test all their new tablets on, this "Shouter"is the right candidate for the job. Cops arrest this guy as he leaves the studio, or one day he'll go "properly "Loco" for you to arrest him for something more serious. This is my opinion tonight...just from just watching him with Piers.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  77. Jojo

    Go away Piers. The guy is behaving exactly how you behaved on your town hall show. He sounds crazy, but HE HAS A POINT! Listen to his statistics.
    Cigarettes kill more people each year. Alcohol kills more people. Overeating kills. Should we ban food?
    Stop the knee jerk hysteria because the media hypes things up. Study the real numbers and put your energy to help solve bigger problems. It's not about the guns.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jaker, Dublin

      Alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, etc...are peoples own choices if they're killed by them, those 20 children shot before Christmas along with their teachers were visited on by some weirdo with guns, get it, "Guns"! & they didn't bring their death on themselves, they were killed by "Guns"!

      That idiot of a sheriff now on the show wants more guns in his state or where-ever it is, he sheriff's. Never mind your first amendment, second & so on...what you should be more AWARE of is the "Ten Commandments" especially the sixth, that says..."Thou shalt not "Kill"!

      January 7, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jojo

        Will you and all of your friends be okay if we get rid of alcohol? 75,000 people die each year due to alcohol related problems. Why don't we scream and shout for every person or child killed by drunk drivers? Why don't we take away kids from alcoholic parents? Ban alcohol because I don't trust YOU to not drink and drive or produce an innocent child with fetal alcohol syndrome. The point is – it was horrible to witness these deaths, but don't blame guns .. See the real issue (mental health, etc).

        January 7, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jaker, Dublin

        I didn't mean to hit the offensive button on Jojo's second comment...but does she not understand that guns are made for the purpose of shooting i.e. person pulling a trigger/s. Cars are manufactured to be driven, alcohol is made for drinking in moderation, cigarettes are manufactured for smoking, only the guns have "Triggers". Deaths by the latter 3 are horrendous, but it's not illegal to smoke, drive, or drink. It is illegal to shoot someone, Period!

        January 7, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob Simmons`

      Jojo,has it occurred to you that those who die from cigarettes or alcohol or the wrong foods are killing themselves only?
      Your post makes it seem as though you equate that with the killing of 20 primary school children. I doubt that you intended that. Maybe you need to clarify your meaning.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  78. Brad McGowan

    Would Alex Jones actually pass a mental competency test to own a gun, based on his behavior tonight? Great self control, Piers! I'm actually embarrassed for Mr Jones's family.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  79. Angilore

    Piers, You are the best! Please don't loose your time with such an ignorant, non-sense talking person like this Mr. Alex... These people are not worth it....

    January 7, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Alex blew up because he knows how deceptive Piers is. He's a snake, and you are being led to a conclusion by major media.

      Major news still fails to make it public that the Newtown shooter's rifle was in his trunk, and only two hand guns were found on him. Why do they fail to make this an issue? Because major media's friends want gun control, so they do what it takes to make you think you need gun control. They don't care about the truth; they want you to do what they want. You follower.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  80. Jorge

    We are with you Pierce that guy is a crazy man !!!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  81. Mike Dunn

    Great job, Piers! Just let the nutcase Alex Jones talk and eliminate all doubt as to his sanity. He appeared on your show to try to increase his ratings and throw is loyal audience some red meat. I haven't necessarily been a regular watcher of your show and I think you came up short in some past shows on this subject but tonight with your first "guest", your strategy was spot-on.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  82. Zach

    I can´t believe you, Piers, took this guy on the show. I was interested on hearing a debate about gun control and instead I hear a nutcase talking about conspiracy theories and how americans need to protect themselves from the government not turning tyrannic? I mean seriously.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  83. Ella

    Please remove the guy from the show!!!! He is the reaon why I support gun control.
    His irretional rage + gun = violence

    January 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  84. brad strumpf

    Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the reality of who is fighting for more guns in our dear country. I'm all for the 2nd amendment but nowhere does it specify an unconditional right to own weapons. If this guy represents the majority of gun owners in this country I say give him another hour!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  85. Name*Naomi kelly

    I know that some feel we taking their right bur realize that we can nor say we love our children when we choose to have these type of weapons in our homes around our children. We must join piers on these issue he is right. And he don't have to go know where who the hell yes who the hell have the right to tell piers he has to leave American he out of his mind.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Alex blew up because he knows how deceptive Piers is. He's a snake, and you are being led to a conclusion by major media.

      Major news still fails to make it public that the Newtown shooter's rifle was in his trunk, and only two hand guns were found on him. Why do they fail to make this an issue? Because major media's friends want gun control, so they do what it takes to make you think you need gun control. They don't care about the truth; they want you to do what they want. You follower.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  86. Eleanor Lanigan

    It is frightening to think lunatics like this man are allowed to own guns. All he did tonight with his ranting and raving was highlight the insanity of allowing people with no reason except inferiority complexes to own guns. He was a very insulting man and Piers went up ten notches in my estimation. Well done Piers. You showed which one had class!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  87. Jen

    Holy geez, this guy is crazy!! Unhinged is right. He's INSANE!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  88. John Hilton

    .Alex Jones actions and behavior have clearly demonstrated the very reason why stricter gun control needs to be implemented. He should not own a gun due to his aggressive and narrow minded view on life.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Alex blew up because he knows how deceptive Piers is. He's a snake, and you are being led to a conclusion by major media.

      Major news still fails to make it public that the Newtown shooter's rifle was in his trunk, and only two hand guns were found on him. Why do they fail to make this an issue? Because major media's friends want gun control, so they do what it takes to make you think you need gun control. They don't care about the truth; they want you to do what they want.

      The second amendment was created to protect us from our own government. Men make up government, and men are corrupt. The US government has been infiltrated by corporations so heavily that it's safe to say that our government is corporations. Good luck being Prisoner #3753 of our newly created police state. Ya nazi.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  89. right to bear arms

    the right to bear arms will not be infringed.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  90. Wayne Boles

    its only 15 minutes after the hour since your show began. i must say i commend you for trying to have a meaningful and Adult debate or conversation with the man who started the process to have you deported. Why he thinks you want to convince more people to take the opinion of having guns taken away from US citizens is beyond me. this man seems very high strung, and angry to the point of insanity. ( is this how the our government acts ?)

    AGAIN, i commend you for being so open, honest, and willing to converse.
    i feel sorry that this guest is so foul and demanding to the point of looking insane on your show.
    you always have great and meaningful conversations with whom ever you have, but this guy should be under Psychiatric care !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  91. Salami59

    Wow....Watching the so called discussion on gun control with Mr Morgan...in my view maybe the authorities should take away Alex Jones' guns...he looks like he is the next to snap....unbelievable, way to keep your cool Piers.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • vzeller

      Abosolutely right. it is very scary that a man with that much anger, bias and ignorance is allowed to own any kind of weapon.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Alex blew up because he knows how deceptive Piers is. He's a snake, and you are being led to a conclusion by major media.

      Major news still fails to make it public that the Newtown shooter's rifle was in his trunk, and only two hand guns were found on him. Why do they fail to make this an issue? Because major media's friends want gun control, so they do what it takes to make you think you need gun control. They don't care about the truth; they want you to do what they want.

      The second amendment was created to protect us from our own government. Men make up government, and men are corrupt. The US government has been infiltrated by corporations so heavily that it's safe to say that our government is corporations. Good luck being Prisoner #3753 of our newly created police state. Ya nazi.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  92. Burhan Abdulle

    Hello Piers.
    This is Burhan from Canada and there is nothing I like about you, but at the same time I never miss your show. Bringing this CLOWN to debate with you.

    Come on

    January 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  93. Haley

    Alex Jones is a very educated man and knows his stuff. He might come across as "unhinged" but since he very rarely gets on the mainstream media I think he wanted to get it all out. Go listen to his radio show..very factual. This isn't a "gun-control" issue-its a tyranny issue.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Montanagal

      Alex Jones reported that my hometown in Montana was under a police state and had been surrounded by militia with no citizens allowed to leave the city. He ranted on his radio show and his website. He also created a false video that was very alarming. Please understand; Alex's claims were unfounded and untrue. The fact that people believe anything he says is is very disturbing. He is very loud and very crazy. Please stop listening to him. He is only enraging innocent citizens and he is being paid to do it. Don't listen and he will have to get a real job.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Maggie Rose McGrath

        Good for you. Alex and I were introduced as co radio broadcasters. It was not so much that he stole my spot...but that over the last 12 years his ranting and raving is still getting people riled in sick ways. We need to solve our problems with calm and discussion...not out of control blowing up at anyone or anything that you do not agree with. He does paint false pictures and blows things out of proportion. Maggie in the Great Northwest...no longer in the "Republic of Cali"

        January 7, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  94. wecu1984

    you sheeple are so used to being lied to , you like. the truth is crazy but your not ready for truth . Just tell me lies and i will do what you say . good luck I'll keep my guns .

    January 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  95. Neal

    Alex Jones? Really? Seriously Piers. The man is a sad, pathetic, delusional fool.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Alex blew up because he knows how deceptive Piers is. He's a snake, and you are being led to a conclusion by major media.

      Major news still fails to make it public that the Newtown shooter's rifle was in his trunk, and only two hand guns were found on him. Why do they fail to make this an issue? Because major media's friends want gun control, so they do what it takes to make you think you need gun control. They don't care about the truth; they want you to do what they want.

      The second amendment was created to protect us from our own government. Men make up government, and men are corrupt. The US government has been infiltrated by corporations so heavily that it's safe to say that our government is corporations. Good luck being Prisoner #3753 of our newly created police state. Ya nazi.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  96. Javier Pereira

    Your show today with Alex showed the irrationality of some armed people. His agressive way to act just in a public debate, because others do not share his believes is uncivilized. Really scares me that a person like this holds any kind of Gun. If he acts this way in national television can you imagin how he will act with a gun in his hand in a private incident with any other human been? He just confirmed my support to Gun control !!!!!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  97. Shirley Erickson

    Boy this guy should be deported if anyone should. He is not the only one that I have seen that is totally off the wall. Prove his point? He has more than proven your point. Thanks Piers for doing what any one with an ounce of sense should be doing.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  98. Ichi Lay

    Thanks Pierce Morgan, you gave one big fat reason to go buy a gun.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  99. LizZie

    Also...keep Alex on the air. Piers is rocking the show and enabling Alex's il-character to be comedic and provide proof Alex, and his words and beliefs, expressed during this interview, are comedic! Alex is an "exhibit" of crazy...he cannot hold a rational thought spitting out, or transpire, a rational sentence.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  100. Kim

    What a psycho that Alex "character" is – is he for real?

    January 7, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  101. stopgunviolence

    How did you keep your cool with the man? He is quite frightening. He went on your show to attack you, not to debate with you.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  102. kitkat

    As a Canadianl..your guest was the perfect example of why there should more gun control. It was the perfect move to further the cause. What a scary guy!! Woudn't want him as a neighbour.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ron

      You are a whackjob! Keep your gun laws in Canada. WE dont tell you how to run your country so dont tell us how to run ours. More guns are definitely the answer. Hell is coming to the world and you better get food, guns and ammo. Obama is trying to bring about a one-world order through the UN. Its quite possible civil war will come the US. Satan is runnng wild and you better get on the right side. Read you bible, buy guns and ammo and food. You will be sorry if you dont!

      January 9, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • ladysuzanne

        I have been reading all posts since this blog discussion began. This post, by far the most confusing, explains it all with utmost clarity. My son died of wounds he suffered from gunshots. He did not blame his girlfriend for taking her fathers gun. (For protection) He did not blame her father for owning the gun (For protection). He did not blame the officer who shot him (For protection), in his back while he was seated in his vehicle. No, my son blamed no one except himself for the final outcome. This tidal wave of fear and blame is the reason why we struggle in our world. Fear is evil, not men, not guns. Fear permeates and propagates our lives daily. "My" Bible tells me we have been put on notice of these things. If we truly believe and know who eventually wins the war, why do we fear the battles? Anger and revolt can be a great motivator for change but it was not designed to sustain a peaceful way of living. Compassion, care and concern for the welfare of all people is the only guaranteed "weapon" we were given. Our legislature is more than capable of initiating change. We are all more than capable of adapting to that change. I continue to remain hopeful.

        January 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Name*Naomi kelly

    I totally agree with you piers. He is the prime example of why we need to take the guns away listen to the anger in him he is very dangerious.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  104. RG Labbe

    Wow. Piers, you are wonderful for handling that with such grace. I'm going to do my part and not even bother to remember that guy's name. Let's not give him such an elegant platform ever again.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  105. orngecrush

    What a doofus that loudmouth jerk is. Let's deport him ... make more sense.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  106. Mark

    WOW! Thanks for putting on that wack job. I was fairly neutral on the subject before seeing this guy, but now I absolutely believe we have to get guns out of the hands of civilians.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  107. hjdiet

    OMG – Piiers... I have the utmost respect for you sitting through that interview with that madman... I work with guys who are the same as your first guest.... and this guy has a radio show?? Jeez...

    January 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  108. MontanaGal

    Can you imagine what Alex Jones would do if he was armed? I thought the Fox News pundits were crazy but this guy should be locked up! He makes Rush look like an almost normal nutcase.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  109. joan

    Piers – You are a voice of reason amid a sea of lunatics... i don't know why you are subjecting yourself to the ravings of so-called Americans who don't understand what it means to co-exist responsibly in a democratic society. Please continue your staunch support of gun control in the U.S.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  110. J kers

    Alex jones should have been calmer, but what he says is right on. Why do we believe our gov't can't do to us what most other gov'ts in the history of the world have done to their people. Once we start the slippery slope towards gun control we are doomed. Our freedoms are being eroded one small step at a time......

    January 7, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • haley

      ^^^agree!!

      January 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jaker, Dublin

      What freedoms of yours are being eroded? Yous people that think that way, should spend a week in Syria...that might bring you back down to earth & make you realise what freedom is, & yous have plenty of it. For once, thank God, for all the freedom you have in front of your nose but are too blind to see or realise it.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  111. LizZie

    Piers, thank you for your patience and professionalism held during the interview with Alex. I was ready to elbow-drop Alex, just to get him to listen..to you (as well as breath)!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  112. Comptroller

    Common, Pierce, you go from an entertaining, maybe insane and extreme guest to a complete corpse. Get someone with a different opinion (someone who can have a dialogue unlike A.Jones). But this annoying lawyer sounds like your lapdog.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  113. LCW

    Wow that man was scary this man should not be able to own a gun he's obviously insane.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  114. Margaret from Canada

    Wow...that Alex guy was...um....he was...um....he was....I'm Canadian, so I'm trying to be nice....
    but that Alex guy was...CRAZY! Lock up his guns please,

    January 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  115. Chuck

    Alex Jones=Yosemite Sam

    January 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John P

      I think CNN hand picked this guy to make Piers look good – and 2nd Amendment supporters look bad. Hey CNN, get a smart guy or gal on with Piers. I would nominate George Will, even though I have no idea what his opinions are on this. George Will, if you hear me, please step forward and bend your prodigious bean toward this problem (Second Amendment vs. Common Sense Gun Management) in a public forum, like with this manipulative Piers Morgan. Even an editorial in WSJ would be welcome. I am just praying for a thoughtful voice from the Second Amendment side. Chuck, right now I am going to look for G. Will website and ask him outright to address this.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  116. John

    Thank you to Piers for exposing this man who seems so full of hatred and anger.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  117. rogerb12b

    1776 will happen all over again Piers GO AHEAD AND DEMONIZE THE MAN WHILE HE CAN'T DEFEND HIMSELF.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  118. Jan

    Wow, a pro-gun guest on the show who actually is as rude as Piers.
    Piers is used to being able to insult and run roughshod over his guests, but this guy didn't let him get away with that.

    I would have enjoyed a more civil discussion, but normally Piers does not allow that to happen when he goes on his deranged anti-gun rants.
    Statistics show that more people are killed by knives than by guns. Do we ban knives?

    January 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John P

      You are absolutely right, Jan, and I suspect that CNN knew this guy was a loose cannon. I agreed with him except not the conspiracy theories! And I know why he was so angry at Piers, because he does walk all over his guests (if they disagree with him). But CNN brought this guy on, and Piers lets him rant, including conspiracy theories. I think this was premeditated by CNN to make 2nd amendment supporters look bad. I mean I think they handpicked this guy because they knew how he would behave. And Piers Morgan cleans up his act so the guest looks even worse. Manipulative. I would have liked to heard more about how many citizens of other countries have been killed by their governments. Look at Syria right now! What is the body count? And don't forget we have had a war on this soil – the Civil War. Over 600,000 casualties. I also would like to hear about comparative crime statistics that are not just about guns. Just violent crime comparisons.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  119. Bob

    This guy is a nut you see him jumping around screaming. America is mental that is why they have kids bringing guns to school and shootings at all the wrong places.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  120. Wendy

    Good strategy (& restraint) tonight, Piers. You let the fool expose his own crazy, indefensible argument.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  121. wecu1984

    Willam copper was another nut . he also said they were going to use Bin Laden to blow up the towers in the summer of 2001. He wrote about Sandy Hook in his book. "Behold a Pale Horse." writen in the 90's

    January 7, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  122. Wendy

    Alex has his stuff together! People really hate the truth!!!! I'm from the south–always a gun in one hand and a bible in the other! Try and take our guns and it ain't gonna be pretty!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Maggie Rose McGrath

      Wendy,

      I would be the first to defend your right to own any gun you want, I have served in the Armed Forces for you to have that right to speak such. ALex has the right to speak his mind, but not falsely enter a show as a guest to attack the host or to posture himself., If I was on Piers show, I would show respect and have a human and respectful discussion. I would not hurt my cause by coming across as a ranting raving mad DOG. People lost the message by his ranting and frothing at the mouth.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  123. Clayton

    I listened with discuss at the conversion with that crack pot which is nothing but an embarrsement to the American people. This person with such fire power is a danger to the public and himself, I don't beleive this is what the 2nd amendment was all about. Good job Piers in keeping your cool.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  124. deemarie

    I second what Piers Morgan says and will add a – lifetime cap – on the number of guns you're allowed to own. Barring that I'd take the "One-HandgunPer-Month" law change it to "One-HandgunPer-decade" law and make it a federal law.

    This is the USA you gun nuts and your NRA et al. created !! If you are NOW -AFRAID- of living in this violent USA you created you only have yourselves to blame.

    Think of guns as drugs. The gun manufactures as the drug cartels, the NSSF and NRA et al. as the pushers/dealers and you got it. Same same. Making as much money as fast as possible is the cause. There is no patriotism going on here, no bulwark building to defend the USA and her free society. The only freedoms the NRA, NSSF et a.. have in their sights is their personal financial freedom. And you can't argue with their stellar results. The gun manufacturers have brazenly labeled President Barack Obama as the “best gun salesman of all time.” thanks to the NRA/NSSF's PR teams who have instilled this FEAR and haven't let up on the button.

    I don't see what any law abiding citizen has to fear about loophole-free laws aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of as many criminals, would-be-criminals, anger management drop outs, and unstable personalities as possible. That's a good thing, a good goal to shoot for.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  125. vzeller

    That is one very angry little man and he definitely should not be allowed to own any weapon. One thing he said is true though, the press should not spend any time on angry ignorant little men like that.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  126. Carol

    That man is dangerous, if he would have been pushed one degree either way you'd would have been pinned to the floor.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  127. C Emrey

    God help us, what a scary man, that Alex person. Even scarier is that he apparently has a following. Other extremists just like him. So frightening. However, to decent mainstream Americans, he just made a total fool of himself and did a great deal to ADVANCE the argument for stricter gun controls. I think he just shot himself in the foot, pun absolutely intended. By the way, Piers, kudos for trying to be fair and let him be heard and good job of keeping your cool. Rock on.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  128. rogerb12b

    I am not a listener of Alex Jones but he is TELLING THE TRUTH ANH ACTUALLY BACKS UP WITH REAL STATISTICS AND REAL ISSUES LIKE OPERATION GLADIO AND DEMOCIDE

    January 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  129. digitalxer

    YOU SHOULD HAVE ASKED HIM IF HE BELIEVES THERE ARE PPL ON MARS PLANNING TO TAKE OVER EARTH! ... I BET HE DOES!! HE ACTS LIKE A MANIAC THAT BEATS HIS WIFE AND KIDS ... OMG! KEEP HIS STUPID ASS ON DISPLAY IN REPLAYS OF THE SHOW ... YOU MIGHT EVEN GET A CALL FROM THE NRA ASKING YOU TO NOT AIR IT AGAIN!! HE IS THE BEST EVIDENT EVER AGAINST THEIR ARGUMENT LOL... GREAT SHOW, PIERS

    January 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  130. akee

    That guy is really a Nutcase! I can't believe you wasted your time interviewing such a weirdo!
    Who needs Prozac and a straight jacket?,..Alex does!
    He yelled and screamed at Piers, but I wonder could he explain his pathetic reasoning of guns to the parents all over this country who have lost their children?
    Your a real LOSER dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  131. Clay

    Wow the posts on here are starting to parrot each other hmmmm.....

    January 7, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  132. LizZie

    Piers please continue to voice opinions, and welcome debates of opposing views, to enable diverse viewpoints and conversation to occur. Alex is an extreme end of the spectrum but views of the same are welcome but only without harm to others upon delivery. Always have the elbow-drop ready....

    January 7, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  133. Richard Pollard

    Dear Piers
    Quite possibly the most disturbing interview I have ever seen.
    Great job in remaining calm and carrying on.
    Best comeback line..."whatever" at the end.
    Clinically I would be banning that individual from ever having a gun.
    Brilliant job!!!!!!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  134. Mark

    I think piers and all you that don't like guns should real check the facts. All the facts not just crime by guns but all crime.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  135. kitkat

    This whole arguement has created a lot of anxiety for the safety of our dear friends and family that live in the U,S.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  136. Twiggy

    Pierce you are correct. This man is crazy, and all guns should be taken from him. Now this is crazy. Welcome Pierce to the USA. Keep up your stand on Guns, you have a voice , use it to help us....Our children your children.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • rogerb12b

      Learn how to spell his name correctly first it's Piers not Pierce LOL... and you're a registered voter I hope not. LMAO

      January 7, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  137. Anonymous GunOwner

    Piers – well done. The "kookiness" and wisdom of any auguement will be self evident to the America people.
    AG

    PS: You should of told him you were really from Area 51;)

    January 7, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  138. wecu1984

    “The government encouraged the manufacture and importation of firearms for the criminals to use. This is intended to foster a feeling of insecurity, which would lead the American people to voluntarily disarm themselves by passing laws against firearms. Using drugs and hypnosis on mental patients in a process called Orion, the CIA inculcated the desire in these people to open fire on schoolyards and thus inflame the ant-igun lobby. This plan is well under way, and so far is working perfectly. The middle class is begging the government to do away with the 2nd Amendment.”

    January 7, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  139. John P

    CNN – Did you pick this guy because he is a loose cannon? I agree with what he says about the 2nd amendment, and the dangers of unchecked government. But not the conspiracy theories. So I wonder how much you – CNN – knew about how he would behave on live TV. How did you choose him? It doesn't smell right. I think you should do a fact check on the number of people killed by tyrannical governments – that was an eye-opener. Please remember that our country was born out of violent revolution. The second amendment was intended to maintain an armed population to prevent government tyranny.

    The second amendment is not propaganda – it is number two on our Bill of Rights. The founding fathers thought this was important, and we have seen this century that unarmed populations are vulnerable.

    The second amendment. Not a privilege – a right. So we need to start there.

    John P, Kensington MD

    January 7, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • LizZie

      I am sure they picked Alex knowing his extreme expressive character, however it is more the point to air Alex and debate him. The opportunity Piers took to speak with Alex on-air is valid to report the nutcase (Alex) and his il-style to communicate civily to represent his views. Alex did not represent, or debate, his views/beliefs effectively, nor intelligently, which is proof Alex justifications to be pro-guns are irrational.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • rogerb12b

        Just like Piers so rationally debated his point of vies by calling people stupid and ididots and cutting them off into commercials to prevent them from making their own valid points. Great.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  140. MJ

    Holy Cow! Alex is a prime example of a guy who doesn't need to own guns. Will someone please go take his 50 + guns so we can all be safer? Good job Piers! Factoids don't matter? Seriously? I'm pretty sure Fox will hire him as a consultant soon.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John

      What gives you the right to decide to take his guns. Cause he has a different opinion then you or skin color then you that's racist.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  141. Steve L

    Rifles/shotgun are responsible for approximately 400 deaths per year, ABORTION is responsible for the death of 1.2 million innocent children! Really puts things in perspective!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  142. infowarrior

    Damn right hes jumping around and screaming the country is collapsing, kids are taking 6 7 PSYCHOTROPIC drugs by force, TSA is raping little children, UNITED STATES INVADED 9 countries, is sending funds to AL CIA EDA, 16 trillion in debt, and you LEMINGS sit here" I'm sacred" grow a pair turn off the TV read a book. YOU ARE NOT TAKING A DAMN THING!!!!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • richard1st

      So I took it upon myself to get educated and peruse one of Alex Jones' websites. Wow, there's ten minutes of my life that I wish I could get back. All I kept thinking was, "Gee look, . . . an entire website lead by and populated by idiots !

      At least Jones succeeded in convincing me to buy a gun – just in case I see him coming – I'll make sure there's one less stupid, backwards-ass, paranoid delusional idiot in our fine country.

      IF YOU BELIEVE THIS MAN YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM !!

      January 8, 2013 at 1:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  143. rogerb12b

    LET'S BAN VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES AND VIOLENT MOVIES LET'S FORCE ALL THE HOLLYWOOD STARS THAT MADE MONEY OUT OF PROMOTING VIOLENCE TO FORFEIT 80% OF THEIR RICHES TO MAKE A FOUNDATION AGAINST VIOLENCE.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  144. Bob

    The gun nuts were celebrating the massacre at Sandy Hook by bragging how tough they are with gun and buying more the same day and week. They are truly nut jobs. I'll take Singapore over this gun cess pool. The Wild West was a hundred and thirty years ago.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  145. Rich from idaho

    Piers i'm proud of you for staying so cool. But I think, no, I know a gun can not kill anything. It's not the guns fault. People kill people.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • samsboy

      Rich from Idaho: I suppose you're right. The person at the theatre in Auroura might have killed one or two with a knife b before he was subdued. The young man at Sandy Hook would most likely have been stopped when he pulled his knife. People kill with what they have at hand. If what they have is an incredible murder instrument like these assault weapons, the slaughter is beyond comparison.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  146. Bawbwa

    America, the Greatest of You need to stand up and Shout for gun control. A gun in your home to protect yourself makes perfect sense. Outside of your home you do not need assault weapons or even a weapon. Change the mentality on this and America can be respected. As far as Piers Morgan is concerned I applaud his courage to take on such a hot topic. Unlike the politicians he cannot be bought. Maybe he will wake you Americans up and you will get a spine before your children have to go to school with armed guards. Good Luck. TAKE YOUR MEDS ALEX.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • infowarrior

      HOW ABOUT NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS no citizen in this country OWNS A ASSAULT WEAPON since 1934 you people are so ignorant it amazes me, like i said before none of damn business how bout you stop putting kids on psychotropic drugs and not let them watch HOLLYWOOD movies full of violence, drugs, other garbage and howabout you grow a spine.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  147. wecu1984

    “The government encouraged the manufacture and importation of firearms for the criminals to use. This is intended to foster a feeling of insecurity, which would lead the American people to voluntarily disarm themselves by passing laws against firearms. Using drugs and hypnosis on mental patients in a process called Orion, the CIA inculcated the desire in these people to open fire on schoolyards and thus inflame the ant-gun lobby. This plan is well under way, and so far is working perfectly. The middle class is begging the government to do away with the 2nd Amendment.” Willam Cooper

    January 7, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  148. Name*Naomi kelly

    I do not think it is better to have armed gun outside are inside schools. We must get back on track and doing that means we must pray trust in GOD because without him we are in great danger we can not forget that violence is violence. So when we gets group of people to come together and call themselves protector of our children makes it worser.people are reminded Meir Alex that really dangerous.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  149. jay

    piers is an idiot!! and so is everyone else that thinks disarming america is the answer

    January 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • shoshi

      Very, very proud of you Piers.............all the 'Jays' are the idiots.............sense must prevail.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • jay

        shoshi? is that chinese? no we are not the idiots we are americans and british ,chinese and other communist have no buisness telling us what to do. how about booze? cars? pills why are you not in support of banning those? now whos the idiot ?

        January 7, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • richard1st

        JAY, IF YOU BELIEVE ALEX AND ALL THAT OTHER BS THEN YOU ALL PART OF THE PROBLEM !!

        January 8, 2013 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  150. Carole Tessicini

    Thank you for having this nut case demonstrate the very reason we need background checks! Please stay on this Piers!!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  151. Jason

    Best thing you could do is quit talking about gun control. Only thing your doing is bring up gun sales.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • tom

      Did you ever stop to think that maybe that what they wanted? Gun lobby is rich and powerful as the oil companies you know! If people only knew the true evil of the rulers over them!

      January 7, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  152. mrwickey

    The AR15 was not used at Sandy Hook. It was in the trunk of the car. There is nothing different between a 'Black plastic' Stock and forearm and a wood stock and forearm. True, Alex needs to get a grip, he really lost credibility on the national stage. What about the discussion of Cops run amok? We already have a 'national registry and background checks done with each purchase of a firearm. More detailed and intense look if you have a conceal carry license. Alex is right about the psych drugs given out to everyone that has a split end.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  153. Jojo

    Piers is so FAKE and most of you are suckered into it. Wow. Did you see the episode where Piers was rude and would not let his guests speak?? This is why that guy had to speak so aggressively.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  154. John

    Alex Jones is emotional because he doesn't want to see a civil war, which is exactly what will happen if a broad-reaching gun ban is put in place in this country. The supporters of gun control legislation should understand that there are tens of millions of armed Alex Jones's in this country and if you attempt to disarm them, they will be coming for you. That's probably NOT what you want. You would be better off taking some responsibility for your own safety and arming yourself.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  155. Adonica

    Alex Jones owned you Piers, and I wish you would have answered some of his questions since he wouldn't follow your dead end rabbit hole. The second amendment was created so that the people have the ability to ward off a tyrannical government. We are to be armed as the basic foot soldier in the army, which means a semi automatic weapon. If you don't like it, get out. Our founding fathers were extremely intelligent men and they knew the importance of an armed people. Don't take my rights because of the actions of criminals.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  156. Anna

    Alex did exactly what Piers wanted him to do in order to make him look like a crazy "unhinged" person to all the uninformed, brainwashed people that rely on main stream media as "truth". Maybe you all should start going to infowars.com and open your eyes. Or just READ the statistics from the FBI website. Alex only seemed crazy because no one wants to listen when the statistics are there.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  157. Deborah

    Thank you so much Piers Morgan! Keep going against all these crazy gun nuts!!!!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jay

      you are a disgrace to this country. perhaps you should move to china

      January 7, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  158. paula

    i agree with you and dave about guns the only ones who should have it is the military and law enforcement im glad your standing up

    January 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rigger2175

      My guess you live in a city and have never hunted or shot. You want more deaths go ahead and ban them all, btw a lot more people would be dead and I'm not talking criminals killing more innocents. Deer kill more people through vehicle accidents than rifles were used in murders all of 2012. Hunting generates revenue for states which helps maintain a balanced population and. Food for families. This insures no ridiculous over populations of wildlife which help reduce vehicle strikes and lower food costs ( a herd of deer can decimate a quarter of land in no time). You want to talk stricter background checks that's fine, but a ban and costs go way up.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  159. Grant Felesky

    Alex demonstrated that not only is he highly unintelligent and egotistical, he also lacks any of the attributes of civilized society. Im with you Piers, all the way.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  160. Jack

    I believe that there were way more fatalities in the Virginia Tech shooting(32) in 2007 than Aurora(12), and the Virginia Tech shooter used handguns.....no assault weapon. Handguns, in my opinion, are deadlier because they're easier to conceal.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  161. Bill MacDiarmid

    Piers – keep up your great work! You have tens of millions of people supporting you – keep up the campaign!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  162. Adele Lott

    Thank you for having that lunatic on your show tonight so reasonably intelligent people can see what idiots are out there. But, please......never again. John Lott was bad enough (and no, he's no relation of mine!). Keep up the good work. I love your show.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  163. skm

    Haha....this guy is from the wild west, posies and all. I do agree that a strong police presences would help. I do not like the idea of guns in schools though. Truly a sad world we live in.....

    January 7, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  164. rogerb12b

    GO BACK HOME!!! YOU ARE A TRAITOR TO YOUR COUNTRY you published fake photographs of your country's ARMY for your monetary gain, DON'T BE A TRAITOR TO YOUR HOST COUNTRY, by playing on peoples feelings to gain popularity in the U.S. just because CNN was about to put you out of the prime time slot.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  165. jay

    now I know why i dislike cnn

    January 7, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  166. Rehana Jafir

    Hi Piers, please take a look at the murder by guns statistics of my small country, Singapore. Zilch. Nada. Nil. Zero. I don't think even policemen fire their guns in Singapore, maybe in the shooting range. It's not about taking away the rights to own guns, but about looking at how the right is being abused. I think America is a great country but its about time to stop hiding behind the right to have rights and look at these serious issues affecting the average American.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • LeeJ

      Hiding behind The right to have rights WTH are you talking about. We in America value our rights and will not tolerate anyone trying to infringe on them especially non=americans who have no clue about what freedom means because they have never had it. So Stop with all your bull about how we need to have our rights taken because you don't have them

      January 7, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Rehana Jafir

        LeeJ, you have unfortunately missed the point. The reason non-Americans should comment on issues like these is because we do not grow up in a culture where guns are an everyday part of our lives and therefore we are able to present the flip side view to this issue. Please do arm all officers, military personnel and other authorized individual with guns that can be used to protect the American public. Please refuse individuals with mental health issues, paranoia issues and anger and violence issues the right to own guns that can shoot a hundred rounds at once. That's the issue.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Jan

    Is there is a reason that Piers continues to obsess on guns, while lacking any discussion about our violent culture which is promoted by Hollywood and the entertainment industry? Maybe we should ban violent video games and movies which glamorize violence. How about the drugs that people use? Were any of these killers using prescription (or other) medication when they committed their violent acts? Why no discussion about the Obama administration's Fast & Furious gun walking program and the result of that? It seems Mr. Morgan wants to rant about only one aspect of these tragedies, without also focusing on the root cause of why these deranged people act out this way. I believe I heard that the kid who killed these school children spent hours playing video games. How about a ban on some of this "free speech"? It seems those who want to restrict the 2nd amendment go wild if you suggest restricting the first amendment.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mrwickey

      Did you see James Holmes after he was arrested? he was so drugged up he was still 'unconcious' at his arraignment.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  168. Kathy McDonnell

    Once again Piers, thank you for attempting to show a balanced discussion. Great show...keep up the great work you are doing. We appreciate your efforts.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  169. Eleanor

    Piers I seriously hope you do indeed have bodyguards with you. The hatred of this man was a sight to behold. One can only wonder how many more like him are out there. You are doing a great job but at what cost? Be safe my friend.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  170. Barry

    Pride cometh before the fall. I can't believe all these arrogant and haughty remarks toward Alex Jones. Sure Alex was a little wired but he had FACTS. Most people are in such denial living in this fake reality of entertainment/American culture la la land, they won't get it until it's too late. I truly feel sorry for you people because the guest was only trying to show you the very real danger of tyranny. All the people who are saying "he needs to be on meds" have never apparently met a true red blooded American. Sad...Anyway, great job tonight Alex!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bawbwa

      I have met "true red blooded Americans" and they are not paranoid, gun toting individuals.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  171. mrwickey

    Oh! now we have two reformed drug addicts telling Peirs how bad Alex was...

    January 7, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  172. Dorothy Ray

    Did you really expect them to bring someone on to the show that was not a loose cannon to support gun ownership? This man is NOT a representation of most responsible gun owners! PM is absolutely against ALL gun rights. In our small town of around 60,000 people, armed robberies have been stopped by WOMEN carrying guns. Did any of this hit the media? Of course Not!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  173. KGlaub

    Seriously, People like Alex Jones scare the you know what out of me. I guess we need to actually hear that #%&* coming out of someones mouth to realize that we actually have people like him among us. He's one of the main reasons why we need to ban those assault rifles.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  174. Rita

    This guy is NUTS. He is exacty why psychological testing should be mandatory for anyone owning a gun. Why in the world did you invite this idiot on your show. I have never heard of him before but most likely will when another mass shooting takes place because he'll be the one holding the gun(s). I watch CNN on a daily basis and your show nightly and usually enjoy the lively debates except for one or two odd balls like Robert Blake and tonight's idiot. Please do not give people like him such a worldwide platform ever again.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jan

      The guy tonight didn't look any more crazy than some of the shows I've seen with Piers screaming and verbally abusing his guest.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • rogerb12b

      You don't like those two interviews because those are the only guests that have actually stood up against the bully in his own turf. LOL. keep being used by him so he can stay in the prime time spot that he was about to lose as per CNN. and when these guys stand up against him you all call them disrespectful well at least they didn't call him names like "stupid idiot" now piers knows what it feels to not let someone talk to defen themselfs.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  175. Jan

    Piers neglected to mention that the shooter in OR was stopped by a mall patron who flashed his concealed carry weapon. Once the shooter saw that, he killed himself.
    Also, the shooter in the TX movie theater was shot by someone in the theater also with a concealed carry weapon.
    Banning guns won't stop the criminals, but it will restrict regular citizens from protecting themselves.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  176. rogerb12b

    ALEX JONES HAS THE FACTS PIERS ONLY HAS OPINIONS AND MEDIA SENSASIONALISM!!!!! HE IS A PRO AT MAKING MEDIA SENSATIONAL THATS WHY UK DOESN'T WANT HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bawbwa

      You don't have to shout, dear. Maybe it is time to check the facts yourself, keeping it honest of course.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • rogerb12b

        No one shouting honey, there you go making assumption of what you know nothing about, you have no idea if I was shouting or not, assumptions are not nice dear.

        January 8, 2013 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  177. Name*Naomi kelly

    I look @ the point piers make about his country.And it makes mefeel we need to do the same but because of the size of our country it will be a job. I encourage the President I have have supported to continue doing the great job he is doing on this issue. Because I have four grandson and we always talk to them and there ages are 7-8-11 Years old so you should know how I feel about the Sandy shooting I am hurting so bad in myheart about the kids and the adults that lives were taken we must stop this madness. I pray to GOD he forgive these angry people and protect our children and love ones from these crazy know heart people.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • rogerb12b

      Breaking news!!!! there is no GOD, everyone is born an atheist you are not born automatically knowing there is a god you only there is a god because your parents teach you that there is a devil a god a heaven and hell, now go ahead and try to ban the 1st amendment because your feelings or the feelings of other might be hurt.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  178. Linda

    Good job Piers. I was waiting for this crazy dude to punch you. It scares the heck out of me that you said millions of people listen to this guy. He needs to be banned from ANY public speaking. Keep up this agenda cause the voters are listening and hopefully our elected officials are too. I think I will have nitemares about Alex Jones and all his nutty friends.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  179. Chris G

    Wow, the selection of a pro-gun panel surprises me! NOT of course they will get some nut case on his show to demonize gun owners. For those of you commenting and not realizing this ...you are idiots. Get off your couch and do some research. Stop believing everything you are being told. The media will broadcast what they want to push their agenda.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  180. Pat

    Alex Jones has a following? People who agree with and applaud him? That is the most frightening bit of news of the night!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • wecu1984

      We say the same about Obama ..... LOL and Romney :)

      January 7, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • wecu1984

        you could follow Obama , and Romney off the Goldman Sachs cliff. Im following the nut thats not afraid to talk about it . in all his crazyness you got more real news then you well ever get from CNN, or any mainstream media program.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Alex Jones has a larger following than Piers Morgan ever will. Look it up.

      January 8, 2013 at 1:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
  181. Shawn Beaudoin

    I should have a debate with a hot tempered/passionate gun control individual, there are a ton out there. Then I could be like piers and "set up" the interview. Well played but it was on purpose.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  182. GM

    Piers, thank you for the determination and patience that you are using to address this issue of gun control.
    We need more and better gun control in the US.
    The Second Amendment needs to be changed or its interpretation needs to be re-assessed.
    How many more children need to die before we can start accepting the fact that more guns cause more deaths?

    January 7, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  183. Aw

    Wow, Alex jones is an idiot!!! I am republican, believe in the second amendment, believe in freedom, and smart enough to know Alex jones is an IDIOT!! I am a proud and responsible gun owner but completely believe that guy should have all his weapons taken away. Why- ABSOLUTE IDOT!!! The stupidest person I have ever watched on TV.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  184. Jordan Collins

    ... By calling attention to a well-regulated militia for the security of the Nation, and the right of each citizen to keep and bear arms, our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fear of governmental tyranny, which gave rise to the 2nd amendment, will ever be a major danger to our Nation, the amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic military-civilian relationship, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the 2nd Amendment will always be important. – John F. Kennedy

    January 7, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  185. Anonymous

    Here's a simple starting point to objectively address the question of gun statistics: take all countries were data is available, plot the per capita gun ownership rate versus the per capita gun violence rate. You'll have a slightly negative least squares regression line that goes through the data, meaning that the higher density of guns, the slightly lower the rate of gun violence. The data is highly variable and little of the variance in gun violence is attributable to guns per capita. It's not a perfect way of analyzing the data, but it's much preferable than Piers giving fairly unsubstantiated statistics and concluding sweeping generalizations about how guns cause gun violence. For example, the data from the UK seem to indicate increased gun violence after the ban, which later subsided and was partially if not fully replaced by violence from other means. If we want to understand and prevent gun violence, we must start with reasonable analyses of the actual data and investigate into the potential causes (of which there will be many) using scientific methods.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  186. Steven L

    Peirs put this man on his show knowing how deranged he would act, giving the American public a false immpression of gun owners. There are over 80,000,000 gun owners in American who own over 500,000,000 firearms and not one of them committed a crime. Most are hardworking, God fearing, family men and women who collect, recreate, or own weapons for personal protection. Rifles and Shorguns are grouped together and are responsible for approximately 400 deaths a year. There are 10000 DUI related deaths per year, 500-600 murders using a hammer or blunt object, and 1.2 million children are killed legally (abortion). Really put things into perspective. If liberals want to approach this in a civil manner, strengthen background check, place waiting periods, but don't restrict the type of firearmFree Americans can own. Hitler disarmed the Jewish people and we see how that ended.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      YOU DONT UNDERSTAND. GUNS R JUST BAD, N WE HAVE GOTZ TO JUST GIT RID OF EM... THEYZ JUST BAD THINGS YA KNOW???? SOMEONE SUGGESTED BANNING KNIVES AND THATZ A GREAT IDEA. EVER HEARD OF A SAFETY KNIFE????

      WE CAN BE DUMBER A$$ PEOPLE IF THE GOVT WOULD JUST BAN EVERYTHING BAD FOR US. THEN GOVT JUST TAKE CARE OF US N SEND ME MY CHECK EACH MONTH. THEYZ GOT MONSANTO BACKIN EM SO THEYZ GOT ALL KINDZ OF FOOD! WE"LL LIVE LIKE KINGZ!!!! RIGHT???

      January 7, 2013 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  187. Maggie Rose McGrath

    Piers, you showed what a polite gentleman you are. My son in law is now in CA from England. His father is a retired cop and sister is one in England. I understand their views. I at least listen, although we may not totally agree. Alex Jones and I were radio broadcasters in the late 1990's. He was offered any spot for his first show as a twenty something. He took my show, and they gave it to them because of his emotional, ranting and raving. People were eating it up just before 2000. I was shoved ( calm and with facts and proven stats) to later at night, when most were in bed.
    Alex was told about some investigative stuff I came up with the closed Oaknoll Navy base. He appeared in CA with his camera man and started making videos, and capitalizing on concerns many of us have, and many of us can confirm.
    But we are not out of control, ranting and raving for sensationalism, as he is. Alex is about the spotlight, and pay attention to me- He was wanting to get people to pay attention to him for "ratings" on his his shows. He was not about discussion and mislead you and your producers. I am so Ashamed for him and those like him. He is making those of us who are willing to discuss lose crediability. I want to say How SORRY I am that he ABUSED YOU and your staff and viewers like that. Maggie Rose ( Baker) McGrath.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ladysuzanne

      Thank you for bringing additional insight to what I believed was already blatantly apparent!

      January 7, 2013 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Maggie Rose McGrath

        I just hope that so many of you out there, understand that those of us in the united States of America ( the small " u " is on purpose.) and those who are in the military or served prior to....believe that Alex Jones is about making money from being a fear monger. Alex is rude and crude and he is losing many listeners. He is only syndicated by FAR Left liberals that are pro LARGE Government, while he plays both sides of the isle left and right
        He is crazy enough to WANT bloodshed....and should NOT Be allowed to own firearms.
        Sorry Alex, I can not support you now, anymore then when I walked away more then 10 years ago.
        Paul Wright was correct in the end. Paul and Mark and others should have seen what you were really about.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • LeeJ

      It was obviously and act because he knows how passionate Alex can get and I just bet he wound Alex up during the break. Piers is not a gentelmen if you watch some of his other shows he is just rude and yelling at his guests that he doesn't agree with. He calls his guest stupid just last week Wake up you moron

      January 7, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • LeeJ

      Piers is not a gentleman if you watch some of his other shows he is just rude and yelling at his guests that he doesn't agree with. He calls his guest stupid just last week

      January 7, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  188. Milli

    I bow to you Mr. Piers, what a gentlemen you are by not engaging with the psychopathic behavior of your guest. Truly couldn't believe the rudeness of this man, that is the image that the rest of the world think about of the U.S. shame on him to call himself an American. God bless you and all of us that care about life itself.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jay

      of course you bow down. you are a sheep. how about when he conducts himself with previous guest.............alex jones wasnt going to be subjected to his abuse.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • LeeJ

      Did you miss the show where Piers was yelling and calling his guests' stupid? how come it's ok for him but not for others Grow up you gun hating Americans and see both sides of the story.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  189. Chris G

    Just some statistics for you against guns....

    1,694 were murdered with knives
    726 were murdered with hands or feet
    496 were murdered with clubs or hammers
    323 were murdered with rifles of any type
    (According to the FBI, in 2011)

    but you all want to ban semi-automatic rifles? please explain the logic

    January 7, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jay

      very well put. we need more logical fact finding americans such as yourself.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Chris G

      Oh I forgot one horrific statistic regarding children...

      1,200,000+ were murdered by abortion in 2011

      January 7, 2013 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jaker, Dublin

        So are you saying children aborted are more important than 6 year old children going to school...in my books both are equally important in the eyes of God. But the woman who has an abortion has a free will & has to live with her decision...& most women don't do same lightly...as there may be issues in their lives at any one time, and it is theirs to be judged for before God.

        But it's not up to anyone else to judge a woman's personal decision to do so. Murder by shooting with guns on the other hand is an societal issue & is against the "LAW". That is an issue for society to own & deal with, by banning if not all guns, ban all the automatics for sure

        January 7, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • Chris G

        No, I am saying all children are important. Murder is murder. You're case about woman having to live with murdering her child, through abortion, goes the same with any individual that decides to commit murder in any form. They have to live with those decisions and they will be judged before God.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jaker, Dublin

      Since 2005, 69, 000 people approx were killed in America by guns, not counting the last two years data. More than the number of American soldiers or US personnel killed in the first & second Iraqi wars & Afghanistan & Libya wars all added up together.

      That's the true HORRIFIC statistic for you!

      January 7, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Chris G

        The gun legislation that is being proposed is for assault style weapons. This accounts to only a portion of the the 69,000 statistic that you mention. The Soldiers, all 100%, in those wars that you mention carry assault weapons so you would think those numbers of deaths would be much higher, Right? The total amount of soldiers that participated in those campaigns are also a very small fraction of the total population during those same time periods, so your statics are incomparable. Very similar to what the media does.

        January 7, 2013 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frazier

      I would rather take my chances with any of your aforementioned weapons in my classroom than I would with a shooter who has an automatic weapon with multi-magazines!

      January 7, 2013 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  190. Lamar

    A pump action 12 gauge shotgun at close range will inflict more carnage than an assault rifle. I understand his obsession with the AR 15 given the recent high profile shootings, but a simple hunting rifle with 9 shot capacity can do some serious damage.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Government sees an opportunity to take our freedom. They use media to lead viewers to a conclusion, knowing that most viewers do not do any actual research. They use the media via the buddy buddy system. It's how Monsanto poisons the world and will probably have the sole right to food someday. They use their money to infiltrate government, and government is then used to boost their profits. It's an investment.

      January 7, 2013 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  191. Gordrobertson

    Piers if u get the chance to talk to the fanatic again ask him if given the chance would he choose the death of his children or an assault rifle ban ... If the answer is what most sane parents would answer.. Wouldn't it b nice if those parents of sandy hook and other massacres had had that choice

    January 7, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jay

      what? are you kidding?

      January 7, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • ladysuzanne

        My dead son didn't have a choice.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • LeeJ

      They had a choice they sent their kids to a gun free zone. If one teacher had a gun, there would not have been such carnege. The MSM never report on the numerous crimes that have been stopped because someone had a gun to confront the gunman. It's simple Guns in the hands of citizens thwart gun crimes

      January 7, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • james

      Even a full on war on guns wouldnt stop mass shootings or violence. How is that whole war on drugs thing going for us? Criminals can always get what they need if they have enough money.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  192. billericabta

    MOLON LABE !

    January 7, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  193. Concerned Citizen

    Thank you Piers for speaking up and taking this issue on when no one else in the media has been brave enough to do so. What is needed more than anything is continued publicity of the issue. Keep it coming!

    January 7, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jay

      only on cnn will you find such manipulative media. if you believe them and their propaganda....you are a sheep

      January 7, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  194. billericabta

    MOLON LABE ! a

    January 7, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  195. billericabta

    MOLON LABE ! ab

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  196. billericabta

    MOLON LABE ! abc

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  197. JGaltlives

    ban this ban that is all we hear about this.. I hate to tell you gun grabbers but all this talk is just selling more and more and more. I am very glad that the value of my 3 AR15s has gone waaaaay up. Alex can be very passionate about his way of thinking but there are also gun grabbers who are just like that also...

    January 7, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  198. joneblaze82

    I dont agree with you or your opinion on this issue about gun control! criminals have no rules, unfortunately cops sometimes are bad and kill people as well. We have mafia, crime syndicates, crooked, cops, lawenforcement, military etc etc there are always gonna be bad apples. If people dont have guns they will make bombs or something worse trust me people find ways besides you can make a gun pretty easy from a hardware store anyway and that is abso;lutely not regulated at all. If we aded by something or someone the area our country occupy's is very large and the disbursment of firearms for the public to defend from this sort of thing would be impossible and we would be left without strong enough weapons and none to protect us cause if we were being invaded obviously the arym did not work. Its beyond the means without our own arms to defend. I dont want to have to have a pistol when a drigdealer is breaking in on some substance with a uzi or something crazy! We have the right to prepare for anything that could kill us weather it ever does or not its our right to life and as a native american and grandson of Whinchester Colbert the last ruling Chief of the Chickasaw tribe we wished we had gatlin guns when we were being exterminated by the cavalry baack in the 1800"s . Same story for the hawaiians as well with the house arrest of the queen by gatlin gun. Things are never certain that is the only certainty in the universe and therefore I shall chose to prepare for survival against any form of potential gun based threat out there and being that 60million guns a year are sold and have been for along time even if you ban them they are not going away period so lets keep it fair the the good guys and stop using your little country to our huge one. Your a logical manipulator and I bet you could not survive a interview with me thats for sure! potentials are real and everyone knows to be prepared we have been taught this since cubscouts! i done ranting. your a narrow minded person with a egcentric view and afraid and a coward! lol

    January 7, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • joneblaze82

      sorry about the typos* but seriously fair fights are only when both parties are eqaully armed. crooks have no rules so that should be the end of the argument.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  199. Rene Coronado

    Everyone forgot that last week it was Piers Morgan who was yelling and screaming to the President of the Gun Owners of America (GOA). He stopped him from making a clear argument for gun rights by repeatedly calling him 'stupid!' again and again. No wonder Alex Jones felt he needed to yell his case for guns right to America. If he didn't, then Peirs Morgan would have just called him stupid, told him Britian rocks and they need to take all our guns away. I fully support and endorse the 2nd Amendment to the US Bill of Rights. Everyone forgot we have a Bill of Rights.... we lost most of it after 9/11.....

    January 7, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • LeeJ

      Exactly. Piers yells and it's passion Alex yells and it's crazy go figure .The guest after Alex tried to say he lied about the statistics anyone can go on the FBI website and get the same facts, or is he implying that the FBI site is lying?

      January 7, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  200. Anonymous GunOwner

    The only really difference between and AR-15 5.56 mm rifle and the M-16/M-4 series of rifles, is the AR-15 is capable of only semi-automatic fire. However, the AR-15 is, nonetheless, a military grade weapon designed/optimized for infantry combat assault where both high capacity magazines and greater than pistol range & pistol penetrating power are required. To say these weapons (and their high capacity) magazines are used for hunting would/should make most real American riflemen puke.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • rogerb12b

      people in texas hunt with ar15's they make them in different calibers too maybe you're not a real rifleman.LOL dumb argument my friend inform yourself first.LOL

      January 7, 2013 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • billericabta

      MOLON LABE ! The right to keep and bear arms is a pre-existing right that shall not be infringed. Piers is a glorified clown that has no credibility is the US.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • billericabta

      You could say that about many of the weapons we use today. The Springfield 30-06 bolt action, MI Garand, and many others are based on so called military grade weapon designs. What is a military grade weapon? Do you mean Mil Spec? Or are you addressing a well designed weapon that meets required performance specifications that would be demanded whether it is issued to the military or purchased by the public? Your argument and comments are without merit. MOLON LABE !

      January 7, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Hunting? Man, are you on drugs? People DO hunt with them, but they are also for protection. The borders have extremely high abduction rates; do you want some mexican drug cartels breaking into your home with only a pitch fork to defend yourself?

      Aside from that, the biggest reason is to protect ourselves from our own government. THAT is why the second amendment even exists. TO PROTECT AGAINST OUR OWN GOVERNMENT. Men are corrupt, thus making any system flawed, including government. Why the hell do you think there are still so many dictators around the world? Why do so many countries struggle for freedom? Syria, Egypt, China? Chinese factor laborers SUFFER. Maybe I'm just f-ed up though; maybe government actually does care about us....

      January 7, 2013 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  201. Tax Paying Citizen

    Unfortunately, Alex Jones did not take advantage of the opportunity given to him to provide his case coherently. If he was ever able to be stable while providing evidence he has gathered over years it would surprise many people. However, he comes off as a looney when goes off on those tirades.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • rogerb12b

      Pier's wouldn't have allowed it. Piers would've talk over him and call him stupid and idiot. At least Alex threw the punches. Americnas will realize they were being played when it's too late.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  202. Robert

    Mr. Morgan,

    I have listen to you give your opinion on guns and how American's are reckless and trigger happy (I'm paraphrasing so don't get excited). I have watched video after video where you berate the people you interview on your show because you don't like what they have to say. You speak of guns like you are an expert. In your position you have the ability to influence peoples opinions by using popular words incorrectly. I'm not trying to argue percentages with you because my person opinion is that you can make any numbers fit your specific agenda. I'm asking you, a reporter that presents both side of the issues to join myself a former Marine to come down to Florida and spend a day on the range. I would like to so you how responsible people act when they are around firearms. I look forward to you response.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  203. Jan

    You tell him Alex! If Piers or anyone else doesn't like our laws then there are plenty of other places to live in the world! Check your history an unarmed citizenry is a sitting duck for tyranny! Alex should have asked Piers why the DHS ordered all the hollowed point bullets and now they want to disarm us? Wake up folks you are being played! Giving up our guns to the UN would be a deadly move and we WILL NOT DO IT!

    January 7, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jay

      YES!!! SUPPORT THE 2ND AMMENDMENT!!!

      January 7, 2013 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  204. Nikky

    Alex Jones is a good example of why there should be gun control in America. 50 guns in his house? Hopefully one of his kids does not go nuts and decide to use it on him.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • billericabta

      The fact that an individual collects guns is none of your business. Grow up!

      January 7, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Nikky

        It will be my business when one of my kids gets shot in school or movie theater by crazy lunatics like you or Jones.

        January 8, 2013 at 3:17 am | Report abuse |
  205. Connie Harrison

    Please keep this going and lets make a safer America. This guy Alex is a perfect example of a unstable, hot headed guy and how many guns does this guy have? OMG! Piers, you are amazing ...keep up the good reporting and commentary!

    January 7, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Keep following the money controlled media. You don't do research; you listen to TV and major news. You are a robot. You're uneducated stance is the downfall of America.

      Second Amendment = Protection Against Government (That is why it was written)

      If you were corrupt and power seeking, where would you start in order to accomplish your goals? Perhaps government? Perhaps that's how Syria is murdering tens of thousands. Perhaps that's how Hitler murdered millions of children and adults?

      January 7, 2013 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  206. MCE

    Gun control is such a hot and important issue but I would like to see it coupled with a conversation about improving our country's schools so that teachers and school personal can better identify and support people with mental illnesses (most likely like Mr. Jones).

    January 7, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  207. Shawn Beaudoin

    Watching this show tonight showed people pro gun and anti gun as much as watching out takes in a movie. Jones didn't control himself and piers was an idiot for having him on. Thanks for wasting my time.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  208. Anja Walker

    Morgan & Kennedys are "surprised" by conservatives lack of compassion? They are the ones giving mixed messages – why aren't they standing up for the millions of (potential) CHILDREN that are aborted every year? 26 murdered is obviously horrific but so is the millions that they are ok with. More right wing extremism is to be expected if liberals continue on this path of hypocrisy.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  209. Robert

    Mr. Morgan,

    I have listen to you give your opinion on guns and how American's are reckless and trigger happy (I'm paraphrasing so don't get excited). I have watched video after video where you berate the people you interview on your show because you don't like what they have to say. You speak of guns like you are an expert. In your position you have the ability to influence peoples opinions by using popular words incorrectly. I'm not trying to argue percentages with you because, my personal opinion is that you can make any numbers fit your specific agenda. I'm asking you, a reporter that presents both sides of the issue to come to Florida and join myself, a former Marine for a day on the range. I would like to show you how responsible people act when they are around firearms. I look forward to you response.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Frazier

      Robert, What do we do about the irresponsible people like Alex Jones and the shooter and his mother in the Sandy Hood tragedy? Also, as a parent, would you trust people like Alex and the Arizona sheriff's "well-trained" guards to guard your child's school?? I assure you that if that happens, it will be only a matter of time before one those "well-trained" guards accidentally shoots a child or teacher . I have taught school in the midwest where the gun culture is intense and I can tell you that I could not name one gun owner that I would want at my school ready to shoot at what they considered a threat!

      January 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Robert

        Frazier – you make several assumptions about things that I didn't mention however, since you did I'll let you know my opinion.

        Schools should have at least two truancy offices (that's police officers) on campus at all times. More in larger schools. If you're really a former teacher then you should be aware that budget cuts have removed most truancy officers across the country. I'm not an advocate of teachers or anyone that's not a trained professional carrying a gun in any school. Don't get that twisted. What you have to understand is that no matter what laws we come up with, it's impossible to get the guns out every single bad persons hand in a time frame that's acceptable. To buy a gun you should have to pass a background check. You shouldn't be able to sell a gun without going to an FFL dealer and having the buyer pass a background check. I'm not going to sit here and type all of my opinions with you. I just ask that you make sure that you don't undercut anyone's opinion because you think they might not align with your own.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nikky

      Passing a background check does not equal mental stability. People like Jones who cannot have a simple conversation have no business owning guns. If we station armed guards in school to protect our kids when they are in school, what of when they go to the movies? Do you still put an armed guard at the theaters?

      January 8, 2013 at 3:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  210. Charles

    This guy iwas the perfect advertisment for "the gun nut". The best suggestion in the recent debate is the one that suggests publishing in every neighborhood where and who are the owners of guns. For the threat is not from a government domestic or foreign, but from those within us that reach for a gun at the drop of a hat. I would like to know who in my neighborhood is the dangerous guy with the gun, for I need to make sure I do not have an argument with him, or my dog better not pee on his grass, for gun violence may be near. I need to ensure my children stay away from his and his home, for there is always the extra risk. Gun owners who are not official organized "country hunters" need to be made into pariahs in our society so we can stamp out their menace over the next generation.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  211. Frazier

    Alex Jones will be among the wingnuts we need to fear!! He did not understand the concept of a debate...he just tried to talk loud enough and long enough and thought he was convincing! Far from it, Alex Jones! Our founding fathers had no idea that assault weapons and multi-magazines would be available to anyone who wanted them. I am for a waiting period, a complete background check for any seller and buyer of guns and ammunition....enacted immediately. Then, when we have the research and expertise to be able to identify people who can become violent (and this will be very, very difficult). But just because we can't do everything that needs to be done, doesn't mean we shouldn't do what we can–the President can order, without an act of Congress, that all gun sellers be licensed and as a licensed dealer they should be required to do complete background checks and report that information to the government.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jordan

      Frazier, you don't understand our founding fathers at all. Read this quote "... By calling attention to a well-regulated militia for the security of the Nation, and the right of each citizen to keep and bear arms, our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fear of governmental tyranny, which gave rise to the 2nd amendment, will ever be a major danger to our Nation, the amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic military-civilian relationship, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the 2nd Amendment will always be important." -John F. Kennedy

      January 7, 2013 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • LeeJ

      to all you people out there who don't understand the process that we go thru to buy a gun. First you have to pass a test then you pay $30 to get an FBI background check done and then you wait 10 days before you can pick up the gun you paid for.We already register them So all this nonsense about needing to go thru a background check is smoke and mirrors covering what they really want to do is confiscate the guns.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Frazier

        LeeJ, I do know that someone who went just about 10 miles from where we live and bought rifles and $500 worth of ammunition and no background check was done...this within the last month. So, don't think that gun shows are that strict that they require only licensed seller and require all buyers to be checked....these kind of transactions can be done in the parking lot or in a barn and no one, including you, is none the wiser!

        January 7, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  212. SharonM

    I listened to a few minutes of that lunatic gun guy, then had to turn it off. Came back when I was "sure" you'd be done with him, and he was still spewing. A few minutes later, Dershowitz was on briefly. Now you are about to have another gun guy on, and I have to change the channel.

    Piers, consider the idea that what is focused on expands. I heard a report that following Newtown, lots of Americans started turning in their guns. Why not look into that, focus on that, expand on that. With 300 million plus guns in circulation, there is no need to hear from any of these gun people ever again, just like there is no need to hear from the KKK. Their position is crystal clear.

    Please change direction, Piers. Enough already with these people!! They are a complete waste of air time.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • wecu1984

      the KKK started the gun ctrl laws to keep guns out of the hands of blacks. I don't watch TV so I miss the show , but Im guessing you got some real news tonight LOL . BTW Im black , and Im an Alex Jones fan .

      January 7, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • LeeJ

      Did you realize that most of the guns turned in were broken? They won't give you that statistic

      January 7, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John

      Just so you know the first Gun restriction passed in this county in 1860 was done in VA and lobbied by the KKK to keep Blacks from owning guns... Morgan might want the KKK on his show at least they are on his side.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  213. American Patriot

    All the sheeple on here need to wake up and see what is really going on. Don't you people understand that it is not just the gun owners rights that are being endangered if is every citizen of the United States. Next will be freedom of speech and then what will you be doing? Sit in you house and remember the good ole days when you could speak your mind.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  214. samuel

    I was about to make this pray to God yesterday before going to sleep:
    "Please God let the americans have guns. They are obviously too stupid to be left alive in this planet so they should disappear. Let them have guns. Let them continue to shoot each other."
    But I didn't... I didn't pray... I actually don't pray at all. But I don't know... There's this relation between guns and religion... Humm, let me think.... :)

    January 7, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  215. Caleb

    11 thousand gun murders. REALLY? Give up the ONLY thing that actually enables a free country, and people want to ban it over 11 thousand murders? Does anyone know how many people are SAVED every year by scaring off intruders and such? http://www.justfacts.com/guncontrol.asp

    People that think our country cannot be taken over are the same kind of people that would have laughed at anyone who predicted Hitler's scheme, which murdered MILLIONS of children and adults.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  216. eve

    Thank you Mr. Morgan for trying to make the change in this gun culture oriented USA. I admire you for taking a stand on this issue, even though I dont have high hopes for any changes in the future. I cant believe that no one talks about the 20 children any more, only about the mental health issues that we face in this country. Americans believe in their second amendment more than they believe in the God's Ten Commandments. It is very scary to think that we can tell other countries as to what to do, and we ourselves cant handle the most human issue to protect our own children. Should there even be a debate? This shouldnt even be a debate at all. Whats there to discuss? We dont need these types of guns and that is it. Very simple. What is wrong with these parents now days? Whats there to discuss? NO MORE GUNS.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • rogerb12b

      eve god is not real you are born atheist your parents are the ones that teach you that there is a god a devil a hell and a heaven now repeal my 1st amendment for hurting feeling millions of feelings are hurt by the first amendment

      January 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  217. Ardy Ell

    Let me see............. Mr. Morgan takes heat for shouting down opposing views. So his answer is to book a guest that acts like he does, so he can appear normal?

    Why do I feel Piers is only interested in controversy for the sake of controversy?

    I see none of this as anything other than a desperate ploy for ratings – Too bad really, I'd like to see an honestly brokered discussion of the issue.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  218. Robert

    Mr. Morgan,

    I have listen to you give your opinion on guns and how American's are reckless and trigger happy (I'm paraphrasing so don't get excited). I have watched video after video where you berate the people you interview (after tonight, some deserve it) on your show because you don't like what they have to say. You speak of guns like you are an expert. In your position you have the ability to influence peoples opinions by using popular words incorrectly. I'm not trying to argue percentages with you. I'll leave that up to your guests. I'm asking you, a reporter that presents both sides of the issue to come and join me for a day on the range. I would like to show you how responsible people act when they are around firearms. I look forward to your response.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  219. Caleb

    Everyone wants to ban guns. How about we just require BACKGROUND CHECKS FIRST. Private sales should require a background check; enough said. Beyond that, how the hell are you going to ever stop someone determined to kill? YOU CAN'T. I can run you over, beat you, choke you, knife you, bomb you (yes, bombs are easy to make), fly into you, poison you, burn you, or, what REALLY causes mass murder is humiliation and abuse. TEACH YOUR KIDS TO BE PEOPLE, NOT FREAKS. BE A PARENT.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  220. common man

    The problem is not too many guns, the problem is not too few guns, inatimate objects are not the problem, cars do not cause drunk driving accidents, forks do not cause obesity, people do thease things, people kill people for more reasons than can be counted, even if all firearms where magicly wiped from the face of this planet that would not stop a person who has sat and contemplated doing harm to others and made upo their mind to do so, the only thing that can stop this madness is people, people being kind to each other, helping each other, and not abandoning or ignoring those in our communities who truely need help, in any form, politicians and thier laws can not save us, but people and thier actions can #bethechangeyouwanttoseeintheworld

    January 7, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  221. dcbohn

    Watched the interview, disagreed with both sides. Piers showed what a yellow journalist he is. The hatchet job that he perform on his guest, after the guest left, was the epitome of a grade school play ground. I do not normally watch Piers, but if this is his standard of reporting, I think CNN should replace him, they can do much better.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mark

      I have listen to Alex Jones for years and I know that he is a nut but if Piers thanks he's trying to have a true debate on gun control he is mistaken. He Is totally Rigging his show for himself. He always says that there is no reason to have semiautomatic weapons but there is one look in Syria.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  222. Shelia Hudgins

    Piers, I just want to let you know that you did not deserve such treatment from such a fool!!!!! This American supports you.... and is very glad you are in the US. How stupid for him to say that you fled the UK. What a stupid stupid fool.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  223. deportpiersnow

    the whole show was rigged to attack alex and further the gun grabbers
    first lead with a grieving family, pull all the heart strings
    then have alex on, and just sit there ,all the while looking the bigger person,then send him packin
    then have the next 4 guests all talk bad about the previous (alex) with no chance of any rebuttals
    its psychological to have each guest attack alex and not piers, it carries more weight than piers attacking alex,very smart, they must have big money doctors planning the format for maximum effectiveness
    Either way piers is a POS and makes my skin crawl
    sad to see so many sheeple on here commenting,sad ,bodes ill for the future

    January 7, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • KLM

      Sorry, you're losing this battle. Piers isn't going anywhere!

      January 7, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  224. Boomer

    I believe the powers that be do not grasp the level of distrust out here. My personal belief is that, at a minimum, elements of the government were aware of the plot and did nothing to hinder it. Regarding gun control, anyone who believes any government cannot become a monster is simply ignoring history.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  225. Mike Russell

    Mike Russell Today we live in an extremely complex world. From the days of our independence to present day, it is a very different world . Nothing anywhere remains static for to long. The world is dynamic. That means it is ever changing from one day to the next. You cannot keep up these insane ,static, arguments in this ever changing world. If you can not except change you are "doomed". When I see atrocities like Columbine, and Aurora, and most recently the worst I have ever seen, Newtown, as well as all the others of the past, I now know that we need some changes made not later, but right now. I want to see some sort of sensible changes made to our gun laws and so do the vast majority of Americans. What ever these changes will be, they will not be about taking your ever precious guns away. Regulation I can see. Registration I can see. The 2nd amendment is not changing. Automatics do not belong in the hands of the general public. High capacity magazines of more than 10 rds.should be outlawed immediately. Whatever changes are to come, I would hope there would be a Penalty to those who chose not to abide by these changes.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ladysuzanne

      Thank you, I agree.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Frazier

      Thank you, Mark, for your comments. You give me hope for our country!

      January 7, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      Mike, "automatic" means a weapon shoots continually without releasing the trigger, also known as fully automatic. These guns are semi-automatic. Newtown shooter's semi-automatic rifle was found in his trunk, but the media doesn't show that because they are tools to control guns.

      You say the world is dynamic. It's people like you who enabled Hitler, Saddam, and Bin Laden. You give power to the truly corrupt people (our government), and think they will save us. Police violently beat and kill people almost daily in the US. How many scandals have to happen before you realize that government control isn't the answer?

      Men are wicked. That's the bottom line. If you truly care about people being murdered by guns, go help people, go teach morals. Have you ever seen how gang bangers realize how wrong their lives are and dedicate themselves to bringing up kids away from crime? Maybe you should do the same. Help raise kids. Show them love. Teach them morals.

      As horrible as the shootings are, it isn't crap compared to the systematically slaughtered people in world war 2. Americans think that can't happen again because the public wouldn't agree; yet, why would Hitler's soldiers obey him? Because they fear repercussion from their own government; they have families of their own to watch out for.

      There are American soldiers facing charges for refusing to do dishonorable things in the US army. Our country is not utopia.

      Also, America is the real terrorist. It's why the majority of the world hates the US.

      January 7, 2013 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  226. Eleanor

    Great show, went from the bizarre to eventual good sense.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  227. Brian

    Some of the things Alex spoke of

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Gladio

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_flag
    False Flag is an operation to blame those you want to go to war with for a terror act conducted by your own operatives.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  228. Caleb

    Piers' point of 35 murders vs 11k doesn't make sense. Sure, less guns are used to kill, but it doesn't stop murder; it just changes how it's done. What an utterly stupid point. Then his guest says the china man used a knife to attack children, yet no kids were killed. Umm, ANYONE could build a bomb to kill hundreds. If guns are considered MASS KILLING MACHINES, then oh my goodness, what is an airplane or a bomb? Comparable to nuclear power or what?

    PS. There is corruption in politics and police. You really want to put ALL your trust and freedom into a bunch of corrupt politicians and police? Americans get robbed in other countries by the police DAILY. \

    Guns were seized after Katrina, and they were taken in a very hostile manner. GOOD people were treated like rapists; the government didn't intend to return the firearms, and many were destroyed upon confiscation. GOOD people were beat and attacked. The media leads people to a conclusion; they explain some ridiculous point like 35 murders vs 11k murders, but don't bother to take note of how many murders are then committed with hammers and knives.

    Do some friggin research. If America puts it's freedom in the hands of our government, we will be a police state.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Boomer

      Doesn't have to make sense, there is an agenda to push here.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  229. p petty

    Alex Jones did not go on there to convert the Gun Grabbers. He went on to wake up the people that want to continue to be able to defend themselves. Piers is not even an American citizen. the UK confiscated the guns long ago and have a higher crime rate. People there do not get killed by guns as often but people do not have the ability to defend themselves so they get killed with knives,bats,hammers..etc.Most of those crimes could have been stopped if the Victim had of had a Gun.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • INDAR

      He is Coward He do not know about America
      But He like to have bodyguard with gun but he hate gun

      January 7, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  230. Lawrence

    I am from Liberia, a small West African Country that imploded in a civil war and claimed about 250,000 lives. Lack of arms regulation has always been one of the greatest contributor to Africa's destruction and the death of millions of children. When I saw 5 & 6 years old American kids killed at school, it reminded me of many Liberian children that lost their lives in gun conflict. Self-centered leaders of multi-million dollar organizations like the NRA will always find something like THE SECOND AMENDMENT to hide behind while they only seek to profit from other people's death. What many NRA members do not know is that the organization's leaders care less about protecting the 2nd amendment. IF MY RIGHT WILL IN ANY WAY CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH INNOCENT LIVES ARE TAKEN, INCLUDING THE MOST VULNERABLE OF ALL HUMANITY – CHILDREN, THEN I WILL GIVE UP MY RIGHT TO SAVE LIVES. However, no one is asking gun owners to completely give up their guns. The least that is been asked is to keep military guns out of the hands of civilians. Any proactive citizen should understand that. My recently published book, WHIRLWIND OF AFRICAN INSANITY talks about this issue and more. It is available on amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and xlibris.com and has received several 5 Stars review.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • rogerb12b

      Why didn't you stay in Africa instead if the U.S. is so horrible as is the bill of rights according to you.

      January 7, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  231. Debbie Burton

    OK piers........your show seemed more like Jerry Springer tonight. Your guest does not represent gun owners in America. I love to deer hunt with my husband. I learned to shoot a gun when I was 10 years old. I do agree with banning assault rifles though. I think violence is the true problem in America...we seem to have a culture of violence. It seems to play out everywhere in our schools (BULLYING), on television, video games, road rage, etc. The real problem isn't guns but guns do a better job of killing a large amount of people at once. That does worry me. And the only way we can defend ourselves against someone that has a gun aimed at you is to have a gun yourself. Yelling for help is of little use. Gun control and violence is a subject that needs to be addressed. I think your guest tonight really was a poor choice for your show. We do need a national debate on this subject but I do wish you would not have an irate, irrational person on as your guest. That was ridiculous.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  232. Jimmy

    Why do you think Piers got this guy on his show? Come on people. Do you think he really wanted a debate? Well played Piers but this guy does not speak for me. I own guns, every member of my family shoots/hunts/defends with them. I see what is going on in America right now and I'm troubled like everyone else. What I would like to see is a debate and action on how to deal with the real problems. Taking a TOOL away from a murder is not getting rid of the murder. Case in point- The Oklahoma City bombing, which claimed 168 lives, including 19 children under the age of 6, and injured more than 680 people. His TOOL was fertilizer and diesel fuel. We eat up the air ways with talk about gun bans and ignore things like William Spengler who killed his 92 year old granny with a hammer only to be released so he could kill again, and yet all we are talking about is what TOOL he used. Let's talk about why this murder was out of prison. until we start dealing with the PEOPLE engaging in these acts of violence were just asking for more of the same.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  233. kawika

    Piers, you are just like the "Good German" who refused to see the descent into fascism. The warning signs are everywhere. Please wake up before it is too late.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  234. oldman

    i notice my comment that only americans are allowed a first amendment
    the supreme court has spoken on this issue
    piers you get no free speech you are not an american
    notice the white houses words
    they never said he is allowed free speech
    they side stepped

    January 7, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  235. kawika

    Take the gun away from this housewife Piers. What would be the outcome?

    http://www.infowars.com/another-gun-story-you-wont-be-hearing-about-on-tv-news/

    January 7, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  236. is this America or China?

    cars kill far more people than guns do, so why don't anti gun people do something about cars IF they really want to save lives? They also create greenhouse gasses which poison all of us and they paralyze and maim people as well. Anti gun people just want to push their way of thinking onto everyone else because they are communists! You won't see them giving up their 4 wheeled death machines to save lives because they are two faced and don't give a damn about how many people are killed by cars because that's what they like and they depend on their 4 wheeled death machines so much. I like my 4 wheeled death machine too but I walk or ride my bike or ride the bus more than I drive these days and you don't see me trying to take people's cars away from them just because they kill more people than guns do!

    January 7, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  237. Justin A Haggerty

    Piers, if you wish to have a real debate on the gun issue I would suggest you stop inviting ignorant radicals from both sides of the issue, and instead talk to someone who is civil and actually knowledgeable about guns. It wouldn't hurt if you brushed up on your knowledge of guns as well. Currently most of the "facts" and specifications you bring up are inaccurate. For starters, while the Military M16 and the Civilian AR-15 look alike, they are in fact quite different. The AR-15 happens to be one of the most popular guns in America right now, and relative to the number in circulation there are actually very few homicides in which they are used. The AR-15 is very popular for home protection, however, it is also available in almost any caliber and has a modular design allowing the use of a massive variety of optics and accessories making it a perfect rifle for hunting a wide range of game. I could go on and on, but as a journalist with your own show on CNN in primetime YOU are the one who should be doing the research and fact checking, but sadly you seem to be choosing to spit on everything that sets CNN apart from FOX and MSNBC.

    January 7, 2013 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • rogerb12b

      well thats because Piers is not a journalist he's just a washed out columnist fleeing from the UK.

      January 7, 2013 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  238. auntmia

    Deport that REDCOAT Piers Morgan back to the surveillance state known as England! He is just a spoiled political hack who doesnt deserve to live in America!!

    January 7, 2013 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  239. scott

    After reading numerous replies I have a question for some of you – NOT ALL OF YOU – just the ones who absolutely hate
    Pierce Morgans view and attack him personally. Would you respond the same was if it was your child or wife who was just massacred in the school shooting. I would like to see what you would be saying if it was your 6 year old child who was just shot and killed. Would you still stand behind your views and support your rights to bare semi-automatic weapons.

    January 7, 2013 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • rogerb12b

      Yes, because as a ratrional person, I realize it's not the tool but the person who killed my loved one, my father died of disbetes but, I do not go on a crusade to ban sugary drinks, and sugar charged foods such as candy, because it was a result of his own for not eating and dieting correclty, and before you judge me and say that it's not only a result of that but many other things, well that just proves a point that I am not an expert on the subject of diabetes therefor I don't try to go and punish other people for what they are free to enjoy, much like people attacking weapons they know nothing about.

      January 7, 2013 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • is this America or China?

      I would! Just like when kids get killed by cars, everyone just says "what a tragedy, oh well, that's life". BUT if a kid gets killed by a gun then the world is coming to an end. Why the double standard especially when way more kids are killed and injured by CARS?! And the anti gun communists cars are killing all of us with all the poison they kick out, but guns don't do that yet you want to ban guns and do nothing about cars? That is extremely communist and two faced!

      January 7, 2013 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  240. josh

    Wow as I read this I can't believe ignorance of 95% of you people. Not to mention Piers and his taint sucking lackies. You people keep calling the AR-15 an assault rifle, when in fact it is a semi-auto rifle. Last time I checked a AR-15 wasn't full auto or select-able fire. Just because a gun is scary looking or looks like its military counterpart is no reason to get them off the streets. The Virginia Tech shooter used handguns and killed over twice as many people. How would have banning the "assault rifles" helped that? The problem is people with mental health issues and parents, etc that do not know how to properly store a firearm. Maybe that should be looked into more. Law abiding citizens with guns are not the problem, nor are the weapons themselves.

    January 7, 2013 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  241. Jay

    You are all a bunch of frauds cnn. you are a part of the problem. you do not allow my posts when they have nothing wrong in them but the truth. Is this the land of free speech? fake liars who are not with the people. Its sad when all we want is to live free and with all the necessities of life. GOD will make sure we are redeemed. I pray that you all wake up and stop believing the lies they tell you about GOD and their fake gods. Why not allow my posts? This is my third but the other two are still not on here. I wrote nothing wrong and have taken screen shots and video of my posts and when they were sent. This has happened many times so I will post on youtube. Why do you care what someone thinks. Piers Morgan is your puppet and most of you are the higher ups puppet on and on but in the end you wont be a part of their plan. do you really think they care about you? Will you be in their plans are you that important. lol wake up

    January 7, 2013 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  242. is this America or China?

    If you get rid of guns then the same crazy people will just starting building bombs out kitchen cleaners and stuff, so should we ban all kitchen and bathroom cleaners too??

    January 7, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • is this America or China?

      sorry for the misspelling, I was thinking faster than I can type. lol

      January 7, 2013 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  243. rogerb12b

    NEVER TRUST a brit that uses the 1st amendment to attack the 2nd amendment but will not use the 2nd amendment to protect the 1st amendment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 7, 2013 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  244. 2ARIGHT

    cnn and anti-gunners dont get it.. CRIMINALS WILL ALWAYS find ways to KILL WITH GUNS. The CRIMINALS ARE smarter than you give them credit.Criminals in Britan dont kill with guns but but they kill more people with OTHER objects. Piers Morgan is a fool.

    January 8, 2013 at 12:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  245. Caryn Anrams

    Why in G-D's name would CNN put a radical lunatic on the air and give him a platform to spew his disgusting garbage ??!
    I do not understand CNN motive in putting him on the air at all??!
    What ever Idiot thought this was a good idea, should be fired!!!
    Did CNN hear the remark he made regarding the WTC conspiracy comment?
    Really CNN. Think before you give lunatic's a platform. Put credible interesting people on, not idiot's like this!
    WHAT A WASTE OF OXYGEN.!

    January 8, 2013 at 12:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  246. richard1st

    A point that we don't seem to be focusing on – one that really scares the sh%t out of me – is that this Jones guy actually claims hundreds of thousands of listeners that hear his paranoid rants on a regular basis. I believe any mental health professional viewing his performance last night could easily diagnose him with paranoid delusions, schizophrenia, narcissism and a host of other mental health issues. He and his followers are EXACTLY THE PEOPLE THAT SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO POSSESS A GUN OF ANY KIND !! Please Alex, go seek the professional help you need.

    January 8, 2013 at 1:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
  247. Dave

    You tought gun control. Know there are people on polar extremes on both sides. The issue of guns and allowing all them in the public can be summed up-Syria. You need to have to have a malitia capable of fighting and not be limited to sticks and stones. It is not a now thing. It is a insurance that when government turns on its citizens that people can fight the government. We are not anywhere in those times, but Syria shows us that a leader can turn against its citizens and that is where the 2nd ammendment comes in. The real issue which your platform should address is not gun control, but the lack of attention to the metally ill. The mentally ill is what needs to be figured out and is what is truely behind the mass murders we have seen. We need to get to them before they get self destructive to prevent these from happening. You can have really hard gun control and you still don't keep the mentally ill from finding arms and doing bad things. They turn to chemicals like the Oklahoma City boming. So again, it is the mentally ill not the weapons we really need to get under control.

    January 8, 2013 at 2:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  248. Sirjsk Freedom Fighter

    Pierce, I pity you. If you really have no idea whats going on in the world and in this country,
    Its sad to see you subjected to a slap in the face of reality, in all your innocence.
    But I have a hard time believing though your involvement in illegal wire-tapping spying and your access to "news",
    that you have no real clue to the true state of the world and the players upon it.
    In addition to your belabored attempt to dismiss Jesse Ventura, I am left to assume that you Do know the actual score and the state of events and have chosen to pitch for the other side. Even if it be, in the long run, for the betterment of mankind, the atrocities committed in that vain attempt, will remain atrocities until the fateful day when the world reaches a global consciousness. Until then, Until the Means are Justify by the ends, The actions taken by the people in power and those paid to apologise for them will remain murderers and thieves. .... until the day that ultimate goal is achieved.

    January 8, 2013 at 2:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  249. Dave

    semi automatic weapons ban 1994 for 10 years. Oklahoma City bombing 1995

    January 8, 2013 at 2:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
  250. Joe

    I dont rely on anyone else to protect my freedom. Id rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it. If we could all carry a weapon, there would be less crime. Think about it. You could just stop a murderer before he killed... Anyone. Also, if i've got a sks strapped around my shoulder while im out with my wife and kids, theres no carjacker or robber going to bother with me, he'll find someone else without a weapon to victimize. If you think a new ban will stop the criminals from getting their hands on these weapons, then you are sorely mistaken. They are easier to get on the street... I know. The bad guys are the only ones with guns in new york, right now. arm the teachers with semi automatic weapons, hell just put signs outfront that just say the teachers are armed, and it wont be shot up.

    January 8, 2013 at 7:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mike Dunn

      You appear to be arguing against no one. The vast majority of people who are supporting the ban of certain guns, fully and semi automatic, large clips (basically any combination that allows a shooter to fire off large numbers of rounds in a very short time span), and who support background checks for all gun sales and transfers, are not interested in doing anything more than that. Keep the rest of your guns and carry them wherever it is now legal.

      January 8, 2013 at 7:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  251. mj

    Thank you Mr Morgan for searching for the true issue as you always seek to do. When there are people like this angry man unfortunately in the position to raise our children, coach them , teach them by example, be our co workers, or our boss. No wonder why more and more a child is resorting to taking a gun and committing an uncivilized act. We do not have a problem with the mentally ill and guns. We have a problem with people with views that foster anger towards other people and point blame.

    January 8, 2013 at 9:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  252. Diana

    I salute Mr.Morgan for his courage and for exercising his "moral and ethical" views on the facts about guns. He never criticized the right to use guns for protection. He is criticizing the "type" of guns that are being allowed to be bought under the amendment. I say the amendment be rewritten to specify what kinds of guns can be purchased!! You don't need a military firearm for protection!!! IF you look at history honestly...America has gotten more and more violent in every aspect... from guns to abortion to tv... Why are people so concerned about their RIGHTS – and have no regard for MORALS? We have a moral obligation to the children that are going to suffer for our choices... can we live with that??

    January 8, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  253. bd

    just remember, piers, we have the 2nd amendment because the patriots who fought for the americans freedom from england watched the blood bath the redcoats did to us during the 1776 revolution. go back to england we dont want you here. keep your opinions to yourself. we americans know why we have to bear arms. go home. i hope we do deport you.

    January 8, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  254. Thomas

    Alex Jones mentioned Democide and the University of Hawaii and to google it. Here is what he was talking about and it needs to be put on every blog and website you can think of...

    http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/
    http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/SOD.CHAP1.HTM

    This is the largest database of Democide death/murder by government on the net after disarmament.262,000,000 million slaughtered by their own governments.6 times more murdered by their own governments than those killed in ALL THE WARS IN THE LAST CENTURY COMBINED. Think about for a minute. Are you going to turn in any weapon if they are banned? Anyone that says "Oh but that could never happen here,this is the USA" is historically unaware.
    Democide is the best argument against any kind of restrictions or gun bans of any kind in my opinion.

    January 8, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  255. Nicole

    I believe, you sir, have been blinded by the mainstream media, if you think all guns should be taken away. Let me ask you a question: aside from the technologically advanced society argument, why else do our guns need to be taken away? Because guns have a mind of their own and convince the owner to kill innocent people? Because someone in a place of power tells you that guns are evil? Or is it because you fear the government will lock you away forever if you think guns actually save lives? You tell me: what happens when a gun control law is passed, and someone who is mentally unstable decides they want to go on a rampage and kill a ton of innocent people? They will not follow the laws put in place. They will not care who they kill. They will find a gun. Besides, who's to say lunatics won't find a different weapon... hmm... say, knives, spears, rocks, a coat hanger... taking away guns doesn't solve all cases of violence. Period.

    January 8, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  256. mikesl

    This is a disarmament campaign. Sleight-of-hand at it's finest. 323 people killed by so-called 'assault' weapons in 2011, 496 with a hammer in 2011, 650 with a knife in 2011, 12,000 by drunk driving in 2011, and 195,000 people killed in 2011 by.......medical malpractice. So um...why all this talk about banning semi-auto weapons?? Let's get a count of how many little kids were killed by malpractice and drunk drivers.
    Human beings tend to classify risks by how spectacular they appear, not by the odds of them actually occurring. We worry about being killed by an airbag rather than putting a decent set of tires and brakes on our car. We worry about planet killing asteroids rather than looking twice when crossing the street. Creating policy around insignificant risks causes people to lose sight of real risk.

    January 8, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  257. Ruth

    Regardless of what anyone's position on gun control is Alex Jones behaved like an incoherent, raving lunatic. He is either unstable or hoping his outrageous behavior translates into ratings. I for one, wouldn't want this guy toting a gun...that is for sure. After awhile all I heard was 'BLAH, BLAH, BLAH'.

    January 8, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  258. Caleb

    The proposed gun legislation lately has nothing to do with stopping murder. Gun control is a tool for elite government figures to achieve the police state they seek.

    January 8, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  259. AG

    Semi-automatic AR-15 type rifles are optimized for killing. Civilians have no need for them. If you're worried about black helicopters, what's going on at Area 51 or believe the government if going to enslave you – then you should voluntary turn in all of your firearms before you shoot out your TV.

    January 8, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      It's people like you who enabled Hitler's mass genocide, as well as all that have happened in history.

      January 8, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  260. Clo

    This was not an interview.It was a monologue by a gun lunatic with a serious mental problem (paranoid type). He was simply not...listening. This guy is in possession of 50 weapons?? In his particular case, one gun is even too much.
    The sad thing is...he is not alone.
    Morgan 1 Jones 0

    January 8, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Caleb

      I suppose people who spoke out against Hitler were paranoid type.

      I'm going to work into politics, as it's so easy to deceive the average American. They believe everything.

      January 9, 2013 at 12:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Clo

        Happy not to have a copy/paste response from you.
        Good luck on your election campaign!

        Yep, they believe everything, even this....
        http://www.mediaite.com/online/the-piers-morgan-interview-was-nothing-watch-alex-jones-nine-nuttiest-moments/#0
        Seem like M. Jones is blowing up even when he is alone in front of a mike.

        Facts:
        Firearms owned/100 people in America: 88.8
        Gun homicide rate per 100,000 in America: 3.2%
        No federal regulations banning semiautomatic assault weapons

        Firearms owned/100 people in Canada: 31.3
        Gun homicide rate per 100,000 in Canada: 0.1%
        Handguns, semiautomatic and non-hunting guns heavily restricted
        with mandatory background check for everybody.

        Wake up please...or order more body bags, all size.

        January 9, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • Caleb

        You just don't get the big picture. Background checks aren't required at all right now when bought from a person. Simply requiring that would drop easy access to CRIMINALS. Beyond that, if a crazy wants to kill people, it's going to happen in one way or another.

        "Gun homicide rate per 100,000 in America: 3.2%" is true, yet makes no sense, as it's still 3.2% of the all the population. Most of these people were suicides, the rest were done with handguns most likely bought from a person, not an FFL dealer.

        The issue is not banning guns. It's simply banning them from CRIMINALS.

        January 10, 2013 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  261. William

    Jones is a demagogue, he lives off appealing to peoples fears and prejudices, and he does it under the guise of patriotism. The premise to his argument is that it is better to have twelve times the per capita rate of gun related homicides as America does when compared to the UK, than three times the amount of violent crimes in which there is no death. In other words he would feel more comfortable in a dark alley with a gun touting cold blood murdered than a petty thief, not much for a sound premise to his argument.

    January 9, 2013 at 2:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  262. William

    * gun -toting

    January 9, 2013 at 2:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  263. William

    You would be provided better information watching "Finding Bigfoot" than lending an ear to Jim Jones ,oops I meant Alex Jones. Why would anyone give this charlatan national coverage in the first place, he is emotionally ill, just read some of the incoherent conspiracy theories on his website? He got Noam Chomsky on his radio show via cell phone debating gun control, and when he couldn't debate with him he just went into tirade mode and ended by saying he was twice as intelligent as Chomsky and then ended his rant by calling Chomsky a government shill.

    January 9, 2013 at 2:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  264. Tony McGrath

    A quick internet check on Alex Jones' "facts" from the Piers Morgan interview last night. I'm too tired to list all the sources, so maybe you can doublecheck these yourself, but this is what I found:

    "Mao killed 80 million people."
    Mao didn't kill 80 million people, maybe half that.

    "Only the US and Switzerland don't have gun control."
    Plenty of countries – especially in Central and South America and Africa – have little or no gun control. America has various levels of gun control already. and Switzerland has strict gun control. All males over 18 have to serve in the military and are required to keep a govt issued semi-auto at home – locked and with the bolt removed – but they can't carry them in public. It's very difficult for anyone else to own a firearm.

    "There are armed predator drones in US skies."
    No-one has verified that there are armed predator drones in US skies.

    "Violent crime hasn't tripled in the UK."
    UK violent crime hasn't tripled since 1996.

    "Suicide is the number killer in America."
    The number one cause of death in the US is heart disease. Suicide is number ten.

    "75% of homicides are gang-related."
    There are no verifiable statistics on the percentage of firearm homicides that are gang-related in the US.

    "England is a police state."
    England isn't a police state.

    "You fled England."
    Morgan didn't flee England and he can go back at anytime (even if he was involved in the phone-hacking scandal.

    "Feinstein wants to disarm America."
    Feinstein wants to reinstate the assault weapons ban, which doesn't include a buy-back programme and no other weapons will be effected.

    "There's a metal shark in the water!"
    There's no metal shark in the water

    "Mexico has a total gun ban for it's citizens.
    Mexico doesn't have a total gun ban for it's citizens.

    "Mexico has the highest crime rate in the world"
    Mexico doesn't have highest crime rate in the world.

    "50000 people have been murdered in Mexico in the last five years.
    It is way less than 50000.

    "England has the highest crime rate in Europe."
    This varies year to year, but right now Lithuania and Estonia have the highest crime rates in Europe.

    "Switzerland has the lowest crime rate in Europe."
    Again it varies, but it seems that Spain right now has the lowest crime rate in Europe.

    Jones has no actual proof that 9/11 was an inside job.

    And Morgan isn't a redcoat :)

    January 9, 2013 at 3:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  265. ziggystardust

    Piers Morgan and his guests should be arrested for threating to shoot gun owners! This is the reason we need to be heavily armed as a society. You have the gall to call yourself a man of peace when you encourage the murdering of innocent American citizens. I am outraged and disgusted by your lack of morals cnn and piers morgan but what can you expect from such a scoundrel as piers morgan. The revolution has started which side are you on?

    January 9, 2013 at 3:49 am | Report abuse | Reply

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  266. Clinton Pendleton

    Pierce, please get guy back on and show him how a man should really defend himself. He wants boxing gloves, give him boxing gloves. Also, ask him if he has ever had anyones respect without guns being in his life.

    January 9, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  267. Michael Oesterling

    Lets face it. Pierce needs a country boy on his show who has guns used for hunting. Pistols shotguns and rifles. To tell the side of not really needing military style weapons in there home.I am one of those people born and raised country. Remember the best defence in a home is a shotgun for protection.We do need guns but i feel we need a limit to the style we can purchace.That is what we need to address

    January 10, 2013 at 8:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ati-PM

      Michael,
      You have it all wrong. ALL guns are military-style. Guns were invented and evolved for use in war. As I just posted:

      You are either fully pro-2nd Amendment or against it. There is no in between when you start talking about which guns and magazines citizens can possess.

      So if you really don't believe that your shotgun is at risk then sit by and do nothing and let the leftist Democrats pass all their stupid laws. Eventually, they will come knocking on your door asking why you haven't registered and/or turned in your shotgun while putting the cuffs on. You need to be fully on one side or the other. There is NO in-between at the moment. Stand up for our 2nd Amendment rights or lose them.

      January 11, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  268. Caleb

    Obama and elite politicians could just require a background check for gun purchases from individuals and gun shows. But, they don't actually care about keeping guns out of the criminals; they want to Americans to have pitchforks when they start pushing more police state legislation.

    Obama has doubled the US debt since he took office in 2008, and he will add another 4 trillion to the debt.

    Fast food chains, restaurants, and low-profit margin businesses are reducing employee hours to less than 30 because Obamacare is impossible to pay for. Now, Obamacare is putting Americans out of jobs, and now they'll depend on government.

    Obama wants people to depend on the government, because then it's easy to progress a police state. Eventually, his circle of friends is going to say exactly what you can and can't do. Obama isn't here to help. Republicans and Democrats aren't here to help. They are all special interest groups. Ron Paul and a few have some honesty, but they get shunned because they are truthful.

    America is going to hell.

    January 10, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Clo

      "A background check for gun purchases from individuals"...will required policies, declarations of all weapons by all US citizens for registration, cost a lot of money and a lot of people will simply not follow the law of declaring the sale of their weapon to another person, remember it's their right to have and bear arms..

      "...more police state legislation." Wake up, you are in America where there are surveillance cameras everywhere, have to be scanned (without shoes) before taking an airplane and all the blogs and e-mail are monitored if needed. This is done to preserve your "freedom", especially from the "others". You now what the "others" are...

      "Obama has doubled the US debt..." Thanks to Dubya and his great team who really messed things up before!

      "Fast food chains, restaurants, and...." We are talking about GUN CONTROL here, not Obamacare...

      "Obama wants people to depend on the government..." Great way to balance a budget especially if you stay in Iraq and
      Afghanistan. Seriously, a bit of common sense and housecleaning is really needed to get the economy and the country in order. Everybody has to push in the same direction and a lot can be accomplish, America did it before!

      "America is going to hell" Move to Canada, it's cooler

      January 10, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Caleb

        Clo, background checks from individuals would be easy. The buyer pays the cost.

        You don't get a police state. If Americans really were fully disarmed, what do you really think we could do to defend ourselves? Go to our heads of government and have a civil discussion? Do you think that's how Saddam took over? A civil discussion? Do you think America is so amazing that it can't be taken over? If you do, I bet you work at McDonalds.

        Obamacare is relevant, because it's the same reason gun control is even an issue to Obama. Obama doesn't give one care to a few hundred people killed per year by semi-auto rifles. He cares about empowering the government. Why? Because he and his circle will be the most powerful men in the world.

        Bush raised the debt by about 4 trillion, compared to Obama's 9 trillion. Tell me exactly, what did "Dubya" mess up to justify 9 trillion in spending for Obama? With another 4 trillion coming?

        Great way to balance a budget? You really have no economical sense. Do even know how the US money system works? Obamacare is going to cause the economy to suffer. It hasn't improved since 2008. Do you know that Warren Buffer and other billionaires have withdrawn from the stock market, because they predict a crash? I suppose that's from Bush. Or, maybe it's the extreme strain Obama puts on business.

        You are an obvious 100% Democrat that doesn't care what policies are. Just like the folks who talked trash about Obama's policies when they were told they were Romney's ideas. You don't THINK. You feel like the Democrats are "the good guys". You have no idea. Obama takes from the rich to give to the poor. Then the poor become even more lazy. Romney was right about 47%; you're probably one of them. You feel like I should work hard so you can have health care, food stamps, and free stuff. I came from a poor family (less than 10k/yr single mother), and myself and all my siblings make 100k+. Why? Cause we work hard. We question everything and think for ourselves. We don't follow people like sheep. We have common sense. We don't expect to get rich by asking someone for a job. We don't expect someone to give us a job; we go out and earn it. We don't deserve anything; we earn it.

        You think America can't be taken over, because all the people would rise up. That the soldiers would never do as their told. Then ask yourself, why would Hitler's soldiers do as they were told? To execute millions of women and children? Do you think Germans are simply inherently wicked? Do you think that the soldier's might think they are doing the right thing, when in fact they aren't? As if, new gun legislation required all guns to be turned in, and all the soldiers agree it's law and that's what needs to be done. Those who resists must be dealt with; most likely with a gun! Imagine if there were a famine; same thing! Did you know the government can seize anything during a national emergency?

        January 10, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  269. Caleb

    Sandy Hook fundraising relief page created 3 days before shooting, Google search results confirm

    Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/038633_Sandy_Hook_Google_search_results_December_11.html#ixzz2HhKFYuVF

    LOOK FOR YOURSELF BEFORE GOOGLE CHANGES THE DATE!!!! I have seen it myself!

    Being a programmer myself, I know that the odds of a "glitch" is near impossible. The URL is https://newtown.uwwesternct.org/

    The word newtown in the URL is a subdomain. That means someone created newtown.uwwesternct.org before the shooting even happened.

    I'm not going to say Newtown was intentional, but I certainly wouldn't rule it out. The men at the top are ruthless. Do some serious research; some of it is UNDENIABLE how corrupt our country officials are.

    ***GOVERNMENT IS NOT CORRUPT**** IT'S KEY FIGURES WITHIN IT. The boss that tells his agent to close the case because they are done wasting resources on a conspiracy theory!!!

    January 11, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  270. Caleb

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  271. Anti-PM

    This is the LAST time I will watch PM. He just does NOT get the point and doesn't like the fact that Ben Shapiro tore him a new one. Here are some REAL facts. 1) The AR-15 is the BEST home defense firearm ever made. 2) The round it fires is safer than most handgun rounds when used for home defense since that round will NOT penentrate multiple walls and tear off into your next door neighbor's home. 3) YES, high capcacity magazines ARE needed because you will never know when you will have MANY persons attacking you either at home or even on the streets. Remember the LA riots? If 50 people are attacking my home I don't want to worry about having to change magazines due to some "dumb" ban by leftist idiots. 4) The AR-15 is NOT an assault wepon since it isn't select fire and is only semi-automatic. 5) PM wants military-style weapons in the hands of the military only. Are you kidding me? Have you seen some of the dumb stuff our military personnel do (including killing sprees)? And what about all the innocent Middle Eastern children the U.S. goverment has killed over the years? Does no one care? I'm sure even Gabby Gifford's husband dropped some bombs on some innocent civilians. But I guess that's okay because our government backed those killings.

    And quit standing on the graves of the innocent victims from recent events, using them as pawns for your leftist views. Please go and get some real statistics from the FBI. Most firearm murders are linked to handguns and not rifles. Do you really think that banning semi-automatic firearms will have any affect on crime or murders? Again, get some facts and look over the 2011 FBI statistics. The firearm murder rate has steadily declined year after year in the U.S. and yet the number of gun purchases. owners, and concealed carry has gone up.

    And, our goverment cannot even secure our borders so who will stop the influx of illegal guns if an assault weapons ban is put in place? Criminals will still get their hands on ANY and all kinds of guns no matter what laws are put in place.

    So what happens next when an assualt weapons ban and a high capacity magazine ban is put in place that has NO EFFECT on crime and murders? What next. The leftis Democrats want one thing and one thing ONLY – to confiscate every gun in America. This is one reason why there isn't a federal firearm registry (which, by the way, failed in Canada). Registration leads to confiscation, period.

    Finally, PM go back to England where you and your idiot citizens allowed the government to take away the firearms. This is America and the 2nd Amendment is there for a reason so not only people can protect themselves from each other but from a tyrannical government. Trust me, if the U.S. goverment tried any of the crap that other goverments have tried in the recent century (e.g. France, Germany, and Russia) the people would take up arms against it.

    You are either fully pro-2nd Amendment or against it. There is no in between when you start talking about which guns and magazines citizens can possess. Right now, you are truly on the left.

    January 11, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  272. gordoxx

    Zizewitz, you have it right. We left UK's control for liberation from a Kingdom that individuals had no say in which thier Government led them. We have no way do defend ourselves should forign/local/state/country forces try to restrain citizens and the rights Forefathers and forecitizens fought for. I am an N.R.A. member for LIFE. Not only my life..But others'.

    January 18, 2013 at 11:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
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