On Monday evening, as part of a program that has garnered wide-spread attention, Piers Morgan welcomed Alex Jones for a spirited exchange on gun control, and more specifically, the official White House petition created to deport the British television presenter for his outspoken views.
Returning to his host's chair, Morgan sat quietly and respectfully, as the "Infowars" personality launched an energetic tirade, defending his right to bear arms:
"The gun doesn't kill people. Do you understand you're not going to pull on America's heart strings? They know your script. You're not going to get our guns."
A co-creator of the document which has now reached more than 106,000 signatures, Jones explained why he feels so passionately about the petition, and his responsibility to protect the Second Amendment:
"We did it as a way to bring attention to the fact that we have all of these foreigners," said the radio host, when asked why he wants Morgan deported. "The Russian government, the official Chinese government – Mao [Zedong] said 'political power grows out of the barrel of a gun,' he killed about 80 million people because he's the only guy who had the guns. So we did it to point out that this is globalism."
Following Jones' energized appearance, Morgan later welcomed Alan Dershowitz to offer his reaction:
"We lawyers refer to people like that not as witnesses but as exhibits. He was an exhibit, like a piece of evidence. You just see him speaking and you say to yourself, 'I don't want that man to have a gun,'" explained the Harvard law professor. "I wouldn't feel comfortable having an argument with him in his home where he had access to his 50 weapons, and if he got really mad at something I said, or if I disputed his contentions, or I told him he was lying about the FBI statistics, and that he was lying about the claim more guns equal less crime, I would be worried he would grab for his semiautomatic and try to resolve it."
Watch the clips and listen to the interviews as Jones displays that specific type of behavior that would lead Dershowitz to refer to him as an "exhibit."
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