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On the 10 year anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq, this evening Piers Morgan will welcome Michael Moore for a live, face to face interview.
Taking to his Twitter account, which boasts nearly 1.5 million followers, earlier today the filmmaker offered some reflection:
10 yrs ago tonight. To think, our own president did this. He was an American, but he told a lie so he could send other Americans off to die.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) March 19, 2013
10 yrs ago tonight. To think, our own president did this. He was an American, but he told a lie so he could send other Americans off to die.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) March 19, 2013
Joining "Piers Morgan Live" for the entire hour, Moore will share the trademark brand of candor and insight that has made him a household name, in the process landing his films on lists amongst some of the most influential, controversial, and polarizing of the last quarter of a century.
Outspoken on politics, the environment, and the economy, the 58-year-old native of Michigan is also particularly passionate about assault weapons and firearm legislation, a theme that led to his 2002, Academy Award winning movie "Bowling for Columbine."
Based around the events that led to the massacre at Columbine High School, Moore has since become a national voice on gun control, last discussing the matter with Morgan in July, following the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo.
So frustrated and enraged by the incident and those before it, Moore promised that he wasn't "going to come on another one of these damn TV shows either, after the next one of these shootings." It was a pledge he kept, even through the December tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.
However, in advance of what he's calling a "Mass Movement Against Gun Violence," tonight Moore will again address an issue about which he says "now is the moment to make this happen."
Tune in this evening at 9 as the man behind such films as "Fahrenheit 9/11" and "Roger & Me" further addresses topics he deems critical to the future of the country.
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1. On the Popoe, Why dos anybody need Rome, Italy's permission to do anything or on how to raise our families? seduce our bank accounts. Dint God implement FreeWill?
That's funny so your getting upset about the amount of control the Pope has over the Catholic Church, but at the same time you advocate the control the government should have over the freedom and const*tional right of Americans. Sounds like you need a checkup from the neck up.
CR how are ya. do you have a serious issue to talk about? The pope is just my opinion, pretty silly watching for that white smoke and feeding for the approval of the wobbling cardinals and the grand Pope to make a discion in ones life for the future of your family CR!
Scott go and get your checkup!
I applauded Piers and Michael Moore in last night's interview. I completely agree with everything talked about–especially the constant lack of any meaningful assault weapons bans passing in congress. Even govenor John Hinkenlooper of Colorado today passed a law requiring background checks for private and online gun sales and a ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds. I also emailed senator Harry Reid re his lack of courage in the senate to strongly promote with his colleagues passing the bill against the sale of all assault weapons. Thanks for encouraging we citizens, Piers.
On the Iraq war. Thanks Bush regime for starting an illegal war you say was just to satisfy a personal agenda ( my opinion, but millions say it). Still today in your books you glorify the president and vice president ( the puppet master of the scam) decimated our economy with the bill and the loss of over 4000 american soildiers! come on, tell me why it was justified. America wants to hear the psycotic logic for the Blunder!
And where would the world be today if we hadn't have gone into Iraq? The decision to go in, or not, was a right versus right decision. Unless you've lived in the Middle East and experienced the oppressive and brutal society that many Muslims live under you have no place to comment.
$ 4 trillion richer in the US bank, 4000 live american troops , the middle east would have took care of Saddam, and we woludnt have been duped in the biigest scam the presidancy has ever brought apon the history of its existance CR1
I think you've forgotten the Vietnam War which was a much bigger scam, if you want to put it that way, which cost over 58,000 American lives.
Well you know what. They had a Tax leid to pay for the vietnam war . And we had a tax put forth for every War, except Bush's deceptive Iraqi war and the afganastan war that with the two that deleted our surplus from the clinton era and totaled to the 6 – 7 trillion in added deficeit ( debt ) to our economy right now. Do some more research.
Scott, I thought you were worried about saving lives, not the costs?
Just like any other scam the victim brains is squeezed out first. You need to wake up and see who is running our country, it's not the dish rag Mosloms it's Israel stupid.
Thanks congress for authorizing it
Ok now, GUNS. In no way did anybody say ban all guns. But yet, Ignorant, stupified individuals, while some with guns already dont think we should do anything about the out of sight deaths and viloence from guns. No need for a National gun registry thats a data base to start the quest for weeding out the criminals and getting illegal guns of the streets in TIME, not tomorrow as the excuse keeps coming it wont make a difference ( The do nothing whackos and people who have something to hide) yet it will in time crack down on the sleazy street gun dealers and the unaccountable doings at some sanctioned gun shows ( Ethics, man) Go ahead and deny logic and common sense, but us very concerned americans will follow through with the new gun legislation. Lokk on your TV and the world CNN etc. the laws are on the floor and change is imminent. Keep rejecting the assault weapons banned the NRA right fenatics, your are so much helping our cause in the soon elections. the Nation sees your votes and change is coming. And the GOP is with its denial of equality rights for all, and rejection of womens rights, Keep up the arguement. Good as gold!
The polls are slipping. Even in left leaning Colorado, public opinion has shifted dramatically away from the ban and restrictions the state legislature has tabled. Lawmakers there badly misread the pulse of voters. The losers in Colorado will be the Democrats.
Gov. Cuomo's poll ratings have also slipped since his over reaching on the gun issue.
Political ambitions never drives the best policy. Cuomo's 2016 presidential ambitions are shot, he will never be president now. NYS is the 4th largest gun owning state in the country. I think many gun owners are just waking up to what's happened. Cuomo's bill was so far reaching not only from a const*tional standpoint but also from the impact it has had on traditional shooting sports in the state and businesses that it has devasted in that field that it simply doesn't pass the smell test. The bill's passage certainly didn't follow protocol.
Don't own a gun, but listening to Michael Moore makes me want to join the NRA. If you want to get something done, get some credible spokespersons. Moore is not credible.
Piers and Michael look like kin.
Piers and Michael look like kin. Aye
Why won't my posts go up?
Scott – Seriously! Heres some logic an common sense for your idiotic argument. The argument is framed as follows: Ban assault weapons in order to prevent another Sandy Hook. In 2011, the number of deaths where an assault weapon was used is .012 (1%). This fact leads one to logically conclude that a ban on assault weapons does nothing to stop or prevent future deaths. So why do it? Why not pursue legislation that will actually make a difference. Such as, allow law abiding citizens to carry their guns and be able to respond when some maniac decides to go on a shooting rampage! The police and the government can only respond after the fact. They cannot protect you or your family against someone that wants to hurt you. They can only pursue and arrest them after you are dead!
Logic: TheSandy Hook shooter got his guns from his mother, who got them legally because there was no assault weapons/high capacity clip ban.
Does anyone know how to send an email to harry Reid? I tried harry_Reid@Reid.senate.gov but it did not work.
We had a gun registry in Canada for 15 years. Here is what we found. Many people did not register their guns in the first place, making them criminals who`s only crime was not registering. Those who did register were constantly worried that the lists of the guns had fallen into the wrong hands and that they would now be victims of break and enters or even violent home invasions.The gun registry database was hacked into more than 400 times the police admitted. Gun owners were also worried that the police would now treat them differently than those who did not own guns.That is, they felt the police would approach them with fear and be triggy happy, expecting that perhaps they might be shot. Every time the police attended a call, they were warned that there were registered guns there. Of course there might be guns at any residence because not all people registered their guns in the first place, giving the police a false sense of security. Anonymity of gun owners who had guns actually protected all citizens because nobody was sure if those inside might be armed. Even those without guns had this protection. Neighbours would snitch on others who had unregistered guns. In one case, a senior citizen in his 80`s who had a couple of un-registered guns innocently confided in a neighbour whom he thought he could trust with this information. The senior was arrested at gun point, taken to police headquarters, stripped of his clothes and thrown in a cell. His guns were destroyed. He was later released and charged with a criminal act. The gun registry also relies on serial numbers. If those serial numbers are removed, the gun immediately becomes untraceable and the person who the gun is registered to can sell or lend or give that gun away and it can not be traced back to them. Gun owners are not audited and if there were, they could claim that gun stolen or lost in the bottom of a big lake when they were boating with it when the boat turned over accidentally.The registry could also be used by a tyrannical government to disarm the people.History has proven this.
Real gun control begins at home. The money spent on a registry would be better spent giving grants for gun safes and trigger locks. Licensing is used here in Canada and anyone caught with a gun without a license has their guns taken and they are charged. A gun registry is a witch hunt and puts citizens in a bad position all around.
You think, Youd really better look again and put your money where you mouth is. the GOP (NRA) is on a roller coaster of tradgedy with its 1950's political agena and ideas. They stooped to low efforts to have sarah palin to the RNC to again divide the base, (we love the show). The head of the new RNC sloagan is helarious with his New age ,re-wording of the old, out dated sloagan of the war against women and the right to prochoice, gay rights, OH: thrying to encourage the minorities with new vrebage that they want their vote but they dispises you even though your the new majority, Oh that hurts! Now lets talk about the new gun legislation thats on the floor now ( turn to the world news) and see the legislation gain power to restore american safty. Those GOP that vote NO are being watchd by the american population as a whole right now and will get annilated at the next election. Ill be there to remind you!
Wow sm. you really have buried your head in the sand. You have had too much to drink of the liberal Koolaid. The tax and spend policies of your liberal buddies will come home to roost before long. The GOP will be there to pick up the pieces and save this country.
I believe in reform and a more equal society, but what I can't tolerate is an arrogant government that wants to legislate the way and means I can protect myself and family.
Id think you might not know how to handle a gun, You might hurt yourself. I could be wrong. thanks for reposting the video ,that puts half a smile on my face. talk to ya soon sir.
Just to remind you of that arrogance Scott, I'm posting your favorite video!
At least the girl is cute!
What a moron
As a Canadian watching the Iraq war day in and day out ... i'm proud of my government for staying out of Iraq and the ensuing quagmire that it has become ... Americans should read Vincent Bugliosi's book " The Case Against George W. Bush for Murder " ... it will illuminate you greatly about what he and his conspirators did and what should and can be done about them.
I was rather embarrassed by Canada's none commitment. Jean Chretien's decision to stay out was merely political to placate his liberal base in Quebec. His decision not to enter was not based on any moral conviction, that's for sure. Sadly it's impact is still being felt vis a vis US Canadian relations today.
I agree with you about Canada. When an allied coalition is in a binding agreement all coutries should follow through with their obligations with their stated concerns noted. In a million to one chance Canada was invaded they would call on the allied coalition with expectations to assist. Its their choice,but it could come back tobite them in the butt. I was totally against bush's ( Chainey as the pupet master) Iraq war, we were all ready commited to a serious war>
Ya it figures another bad seed to our north we should of beaten you back in the 1700 wars Canada is a pain in the butt you all wine and talk lots of crap about the us but where do you go for healthcare and to make millions keep you're crappy singers up there please and don't come here for health visits we have to deal with our own broken Obama care now I use to own a home in dig by so I have herd it all from my relatives
not sure if you are aware, but we have full healthcare coverage in Canada with the best cancer hospitals and leading edge science. So I am confused by your comment. Why would a Canadian drive over the boarder to the US to pay for their hospital bill when it's free in Canada. Moron.
Also as a Canadian that make over 200k a year. I am proud to pay 50 percent taxes to make sure that me and all other Canadians who can't afford it have well taken care of , hospitals, streets, infrastructure. Also I'm glad we didn't go to Iraq. We don't feel the need to go to war or pick fights in the playground. We would rather play like adults and do business with our words not out fists. In the mature world of adults that's why your country is falling apart and ours is thriving. Maybe you should come to Canada and get a health check up. ;) it's free.
@Thomas the Canadian. If health is so good in Canada, why did the former Permier of New Foundland opt to have his heart operation in the US?
"You an Englishman, and you're just another a dictator, Pierse?? You're no better than Obama. I don't wonder Britain don't want you!!"
This is a serious question, what is your issue or what are you trtying to get across to us on this website besides are current knowledge that you cant stand Piers, But you pop up on here every other night. I just cant get a grasp on where you stand on any issue, Please enlighten us. just curious, are you British ?
As usual, Michael Moore is bringing it! Awesome. Someone with refreshing courage. 6,500 dead in a war that was a lie.
The only thing Michael Moore is bringing are donuts to stuff his face with after the show.
Don't own a gun, but listening to Michael Moore makes me want to join the NRA. His appearance will result in record gun and ammo sales tomorrow. If you really want to accomplish something get some credible guests.
You're right about Moore being a motivator to action, I just wrote both my state Senators to OPPOSE any proposed gun control measures and I just donated $100 to the NRA. The second ammendment is the freedom that guarantees all others.
Morgan and Moore ......... I am thankful they are only a couple of talking heads that wish a for totalitarian society. They will be making their millions pedaling the absurd while all the rest of us are working for wages that actually provide the goods and services that serve society. Like the watching the Kardashians, sometimes I have to tune in to see what the media can actually put on the air and get sponsors to pay for!
I'm sick of liberals spewing about banning semi automatic rifles which are incorrectly called assault rifles....According to the FBI more people are killed in this country each year with hammers then with rifles..Foaming.Libs like Michael Moore and Piers Morgan haven't a clue about what they're talking about...because if they did their outrage would be directed where it should be directed and that's at the criminal thugs ...By far the most shooting deaths done in this country are done by criminal thugs shooting other thugs with illegal handguns...None of these bans would have prevented any of those mass shootings,and these libs know it...The bans that ended in 2004 proved that these bans don't work and were a dismal failure..this is a fact and not a theory.
hey, I genuallyam just curious, Do You Own A semi-automatic gun? or are you just argueing just to argue about something that dosent effect you at this point in time. Do you have government conspiracy theories , do you attend on using an assaut weapon ( the sloppy cutting machine which is uncontrollable in the mdst of a flash accurance) to shoot first and ask questions later. inquireing minds liked to know.
Tried to email harry reid to tell him to put back assault rifle ban but hit a wall when "nevada" listed as his region..I'm in nc and ri..mike..give us the email address exactly where our message can get thru
Harry reid doesnt care about you get over it
On guns, as Canadians, my family and I will no longer travel to the United States. We've always known of the right to bear arms, but, recent events are just too shocking and serious for us to feel safe.
Your comment is completely ridiculous. You have a greater chance of being struck by lightning, killed in a road accident, or hit by a drunk driver than being shot in the US. On a per capita basis there have been nearly as many mass shootings in Canada. Remember most of the shootings that happen in the US or any country for that matter are more often than not gang related and occur in deprived neighborhoods, neighborhoods you are unlikely to ever visit. Get real! You're just being silly!
Dear CR. Ridiculous or not, you in your country have mass shootings in public places involving innocent bystanders. We do not in Canada have the gun violence equal to the same proportion of our population. This speaks for itself. Frankly, the whole right to bear arms is nothing short of ridiculous and dangerous.
What about all the shootings in Toronto and Vancouver. Reports of these are in the press almost daily.
What fantasy world are you living in? As of a decade or so, the # of people killed by guns in the US was greater than Canada and dozens of other countries, and it was greater by 2,3, 5, or 10 times. I'm sure that the figures haven't changed much since. Nice way to argue– just invent stats out of thin air!
Adam it sounds like you are making the stats up now. The overall homicide rate (murder by all means) in the US is just over twice that of Canada's. If you want to do some other comparisons using Canada, Canada's overall homicide rate is nearly two and half times higher than countries like Switzerland, Germany and France. Surprisingly though these three European counties are some of the biggest gun owning nations on the planet and are ranked 3rd, 4th and 5th globally in terms of private gun ownership. On a per capita basis the Swiss own more than twice the number of guns as Canadians, and the Germans and French more than 50% more. So if guns are really the problem these three countries should have significantly higher homicide rates than our good neighbor to the north, but they don't. All three have some of, if not the lowest homicides rates in the world. The problem in this country is not about the number guns we own, but about the vast and ever growing inequality gap that exists.
Great Elizabeth – stay out! We don't need your liberal money.....
Steve, you are nothing short of rude and only hurt the perception of Americans.
Hey, I'm from Canada and listening to these two fear mongering idiots on gun control makes me want to stay out of the US too .. not because of guns, but because of lefty idiots like those two!
that's fine with me, you can stay in Canada, I live in Las Vegas and I OPEN CARRY, because I can, and I will, and it is legal to do so. So if you don't like our country, then don't come here.
I am so sick of this guy, he needs to go back to England and take Mike Moore with him. They are so stupid to think Guns kill people rather than look at the person behind the gun. Looking at it the way they do, what is the difference in saying Cars kill people. Guns are a mechanical device just like a car. More people are killed by cars than guns. So whats next, take our cars? If they don't like guns, then don't use them but who are they to force their opinion on others.
When are the fanatics in the NRA going to come up with a new argument? No assault weapons ban assures us that Newtown will happen again. Cancer doesn't kill people, people kill people! Why do you want to see more children murdered?
The name "Michael Moore" is not spoken in my household, EVER.
Why because you all can't read or understand English?
If criminals obeyed our laws, we would have zero murders.
Laws are like locks, they only keep honest people outside the door.
No government can legislate what is in the mind of an individual citizen, even one who is mentally incompetent.
Law abiding citizens did not kill anyone in Columbine, Aurora or Sandy Hook.
Piers and Michael have very well placed emotions, just misplaced anger.... Their anger should be focused on the judges and legislators who take the teeth out of crime sentences for criminals, including the ones who illegally use a firearm in the commission of a crime. The idea of declaring schools "gun free zones" is absolutely stupid... Since when do criminals obey laws ??? That's why they are called criminals !!! Make the punishment harsher for violent crimes, and don't weenie out on using the death penalty !!! I don't care if it is a deterrent to another criminal or not, eliminate the criminal that performed the heinous acts !!! Piers... you keep talking about the kill rate with guns for the past year... more people were killed last year with hammers, you twit !!!! Don't jump on some emotional bandwagon.... work towards something that is constructive, that can provide real results !!!! Criminals certainly are NOT going to turn in their guns just because a ban exists on them... And now Michel is talking about the damage from an AR type rifle and how the bullets "shred" the bodies of the little kids... has he ever seen what a single shotgun blast does to a body ??? What a moron Michael Moore is....
I am NOT an NRA member, nor do I own a gun... however, I understand the rights to own and maintain a firearm, and acknowledge that a firearm, in the hands of a criminal, can be devastating.... however the key point is IN THE HANDS OF A CRIMINAL !!!! Law abiding citizens do not do what these evil people do.... Do not for a second think that any "assault" rifle ban is going to even touch the real problem, because it won't.... Even if you could round up every single pistol and rifle of any type in this country in one instance, the bad guys would still get them.... from China, from Korea, from Syria, from wherever they could, and still perform evil in this country.... Once again, that's what makes them CRIMINALS !!!!
The fact that you are discussing this issue with this moron as opposed to any ordinary person off the street fits the stupid premise of your mind dulling show......to a "T".........
Can you please post Harry Reid's e-mail address or scroll it at the bottom of the screen, please?
Where is Mr. Moore's outrage at the entertainment industry? It has been reported that the Sandy Hook killer treated his killing spree as a video game.
Remember, Moore is not likely to vilify the very industry he works in!
Piers and Michael both need to quit whining. This is America. Go home Piers
Keep up the good work Piers!!!!
Michael Moore is correct about the Criminals who took us into the Iraq War(s) based on Total Lies... However, Michael Moore is WAY OFF BASE when it comes to the Gun Control issue!!! Obama is just a continuation of Bush in so many ways - he has issued "Executive Orders" that would make Hitler look like a Schoolboy... Make no mistake: Globalists Absolutely Want to Disarm America! ...
Stand strong, America - Flush Fiendstein's Gun Control Bill, Completely!!!
Adam did not use a Bushmaster at Sandy Hook it was all done with a pistol. I wish Piers would get his facts straight.
WHO CARE WTH HE KILLED THEM WITH???!!!
The fact is they were killed. If you ask me, they're ALL ASSULT WEAPONS.
..next thing we hear is he shot them from behind, in the dark, they were all handicapped minorities killed for oil, eh.
Mine is not an assault weapon. It has never assaulted anyone. Mine has kindness. When a criminal attempts to harm my family. I will then kill them with kindness.
Hes a lib he doesnt care about facts just emotions
You and Michael Moore talked about how the Connecticut shooter used an assault rifle to shoot each child multiple times.
HE DID NOT USE AN ASSAULT RIFLE!! The rifle was found in his car. He used pistols to kill the kids. You have got to read the reports before you distort the truth.
Please ask one of your guests on gun control why it is that we have agrede we can regulate the 1st Amendment, the foundation of Democracy, yet not the 2nd Amendment. I cannot yell "fire" in a crowded theater or burn a cross in my neighbor's yard. Those acts are illegal,and regulated under the 1st Amendment,; yet I can purchase assault rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. How perverted are these priorities? Please explain.
Shame on Harry Reid. Does he not have any child in Iraq, any grandchild in a public school, any loved one going to a shopping mall?
Betty Robbins, Ph.D.
Ms. Robbins, Thanks for speaking our minds. As all over the world the rich (republicans here) and starts the wars, the poor kids fight and die.
Can you please put HARRY REID'S email up for everyone to see?? I missed it and when looking for it found that it isn't listed. (Because of the amount of emails)- Micheal Moore is right, we all need to email this government turd if we want change in this country. I am a monther of two elementaryschoolers and i know I'm gonna stand up and do something.
Yeah, right after you posy your email.....
Have a field day.
peirs and Michael, those kids was just babies, their blood cries out for us to do something,
Sent my emails to Reid, Rubio and Nelson. Lets see if I get an answer other than a form letter. Whole gun issue makes me ill. Where are the politicians with guts? Vote them out in the next election if they can't pass a gun control law. It's not a lifetime job
Thank you harry reid!
WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY TODAY,CRY BABY PIERS MORGAN GOT HIS , AND HE IS SAD BECAUSE WE DIDNT BAN THE ASSAULT WEAPONS, WHO REALLY THOUGHT WE WOULD OR SHOULD, HAHAHAHA AT YOU, CRY PIERS CRY, YOU CRY BABY, GET OVER IT, THIS WOULDNT FIX ANYTHING ANYWAY, GUNS DONT KILL PEOPLE , PEOPLE DO , I HAVE GUNS THEY DONT SHOOT ANYBODY, THEY SHOOT PAPER , AT GUN RANGES ONLY.
Hmmmm, I'm thinking they got a discount on a nice hotel room for the night .. with a California King sized bed?
Democrats promote the culture of death via their endorsement of abortion. We have an entertainment industry that promotes a culture of violence. The Sandy Hook killer was obsessed with violent video games. So why have we not heard Piers or Mr. Moore calling out their fellow liberals and co-workers in the entertainment industry on their role in the rise of violence in our country?
If we are to believe that simply viewing a cigarette ad will cause people to smoke, it follows suit that viewing violent movies and games causes people to act out that way. Will Mr. Moore have the guts to call out his fellow rich liberals in the media for their part in this?
It's really sad when Michael Moore is considered an expert witness on anything. When a conspiracy theorist comes on and spews generalities as facts it turns us off! Shame on them for accusing responsible gun owners of wanting tragedies like sandy hook to happen. Graffic images and discussion on children being murdered is not appropriate.
Somebody tell Piers to let Michael Moore talk. He needs to LISTEN rather than talk on top of MM and change the direction of the conversation every 30 seconds. Jesus. Whatever happened to a host who actually understood that the GUEST should be the focal point of an INTERVIEW? Jack Paar, Steve Allen, Dick Cavett, Johnny Carson–Piers, watch these shows and study up. You ranting while an expert is sitting there NOT talking is not an interview!
Piers, Please keep it going. "When good people do nothing"....disaster happens/has happened. Thanks for your tenacity and courage. Couldn't care less about the whinning 2nd Amenders...stupid, stupid, stupid non-thinking paralyzed in another century folk.
“Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.” - Edmund Burke
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
It’s only been 70 years since WW2 ended. And already, many people have forgotten the important teachings from the most unfortunate event, for example, how Hitler so quickly came to power in a formerly “democratic” country and triggered a world war, and how over 60 MILLION people were killed in the atrocities of WW2.
“Our children's safety and future” is the VERY reason why we the people need to be well-armed. Lives equal to 6,000 years of gun victims can be lost only in a matter of a few years if we couldn’t prevent another world war...
That is why we the people must always watch what our government does and always have the power over the government (by physically outgunning them) and make sure that any power-hungry politicians with tyrannical tendencies know their limit, that their wildest dreams wouldn’t ever come true (so they won’t even dare try) because the people have the power to fight against the corrupt government to the bitter end. And it is our moral obligation to pass on this “power of the people” to the later generations as our Founding Fathers intended, to ensure that our great-great-great-grand-children will enjoy the freedom that we enjoy today. We must fight tooth and nail to preserve the Second Amendment.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin
Tedd, You are on the money. The event that cemented my belief and support in the second ammendment happened when I was reading a book on the holocaust in my high school library. I'm a pretty tough guy, but it brought me to tears. There was a photo of a soldier with his rifle aimed at the back of a civilian woman's head, the woman clutched her child in her arms as she walked past women that were already shot dead by the soldiers. Undoubtedly, she was dead seconds after the picture was taken...along with her child. There have been far more people killed by their governments during genocidal "cleansings" than have been killed by civilian criminal activities and murders and in nearly all cases the first thing that must happen is the people must be rendered powerless and this is achieved by removing their strength of arms. The second ammendment is there as a final check and balance on a government that already has considerable checks and balances. The second ammendment guarantees that the people retain the power to augment the government by force of arms should the government fail to be by the people and for the people.
We need a president like him.
Twelve million unarmed men, women and children were unable to resist being murdered by their own National Socialist government in Germany. Perhaps fifty million unarmed men, women and children were murdered by their own Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Fifty million Chinese murdered by their own government under Mao who also disarmed his people, and in Cuba and in Vietnam and in the killing fields of Cambodia. Now you say that can't happen here. You say we're protected. BY WHAT?? By the Const*tution that you're in the process of destroying? You are in violation of your oaths of office but so much as introducing this legislation let alone passing it. My fellow Americans, the previous inhabitants of this chamber watched as one hundred million people were murdered after being disarmed by their own governments. Every single one of those men, women and children, were as real and precious and irreplaceable as the children at Newtown. And I tell you here and now that I will be damned if I let that happen to the American people.
Piers and Michael
you are not alone...there are like-minded people....we are as dumbfounded and angry... yes, active grassroots conversation and vocalizing is the answer....thank you thank you for your courage....you've earned your respected positions,
a grateful Canadian
I listen to you and Michael Moore talk about the thousands of people who die as a result of guns What is your stance on the millions of kids who have been aborted?
People just want to pretend away what is happening to innocent children on a regular basis. It's easier for people to live in denial than face what life in America has become. It seems people think it will never happen to them or their children. Gun control or reality check? I don't know which one we need more!!! If we stop talking about it, it will go away. Wake up!
So, do the people screen posts at Piers Morgan's blog?
Piers thank you for being a "people's reporter". I have sent the following e-mail after your comments to Harry Reed:
"As a Democrat I am extremely disappointed your retreat in gun control issue. I hope you will pay more attention to the opinions of people who elected you.
What the ??? After Piers in the past makes faces and sarcastic comments about people who dont know their facts, he repeats with an air of believing it 1 Million gun deaths in US since Lennon died with Yoko Ono as his source. Recent national homicide stats, not all with guns is 14k per year. How do you comeint up with a millon gun deaths. Yet he repeats it and it scrolls below the screen – this is crap – not journalism. Shame for such nonsense. This is why the general public take anti-gun nuts less seriously than defenders of the 2nd amendment.
IT IS TIME YOU ALL READ THE SECOND AMENDMENT , WE HAVE A RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS, IT HAS BEEN RECENTLY DISCUSSED BY THE SUPREME COURT, AND THEY HAVE DECIDED THAT, YES THE PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS AND IT SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. PERIOD WHAT DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND . GUNS DID NOT KILL KIDS AT A SCHOOL OR IN A MOVIE THEATER , CRAZY PEOPLE DID , GET MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES GOING NOT GUN CONTROL YOU FOOLS
Dana, you are so correct, I would love nothing more than to deport Morgan, and they can take Moore with him
What gives Piers Morgan the right to criticize the United States of America! We are no longer British colonies. He needs to shut up and take his pompous British butt back to England. Will they pay him big bucks to do nothing but criticize? I doubt it.
Thanks Piers for your continuing coverage for gun control, and especially tonight with Michael Moore. I sent this to my two senators and addressed it to Harry Reid:
I don't need a reply and I am also not living in Nevada, but you might want to get the footage of Piers Morgan Live with Michael Moore that is running tonight, especially after your cave-in today on the bill for an assault rifle ban, et all. You should be ashamed after all that has happened. I am a well-read person and don't come to this opinion lightly. I hope you'll reconsider making the bill all-encompassing, or at the very least, put it up for a vote, despite the supposed lack of support from you and your colleagues. I am sure you expected backlash on this, I hope you get more. Does the NRA pay the congress that much to discard even the semblance of trying for a vote? An email goes to my senators in Texas as well.
Piers likes beating his drum but he doesn't understand EVERYTHING involved.Assualt rifles,ok the ruger mini 14 is a common ranch rifle with a 10 round magazine,but a new folding stock 30 round mag laser optics and you have an assualt rifle.Same gun just a cosmitic dress up.And let's say you do get the ban.Then what?You think people are just going to give up thier guns.NO cops will have to take them and you will have even more killings and a possable civil war.But then hey that would be great for CNN.
If someone wants to kill they will find a way.Timothay McVey killed 100's and he didn't use a gun.
Here is a challenge for Piers,have someone take you to the slums of Detriot and drop you off and let you walk at night 20 blocks by yourself and see how far you get and see if you feel completly safe being unarmed.Take your cell phone and call 911 when you need to,but the cops only come AFTER a crime has been comited not before.
WELL SAID LEE, ITS ABOUT TIME THERE IS SOME COMMON SENSE , AND YOU ARE TRULY CORRECT,THIS WAS BAD LEGISLATION THAT WOULD NOT HELP ANYTHING.
Piers and Micheal, I did contact my Senators, as well as my State Representatives, and I told them all that if they were to vote for ANY gun legislation, I would vote them out of office.
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
For those Canadian viewers and Michael Moore especialy this Canadian news piece by the CBC is quite revealing about the gun violence in Chicago. None of community activists, gang members or victims interviewed believe that stricter gun laws will have any impact. The message from the hoods most affected by gun violence resoundingly say it is all about jobs and providing hope for the future that will stop the killings. The problem is we live in one of the most unequal societies in the western world. If countries like Switzerland, the 3rd largest gun owning nation in world, with one the lowest homicide rates on the planet can live with guns, what does it say about our society? You have to wonder whether our politicians are really listening.
CR, I agree with this post (you did not insult this time) and that career criminals will always find a means including the use of illegal weapons. However, it is unlikely that the recent school shooting would have taken place, or to the extent that it did, had the boy's mother not had so many guns in the house. The point is that with guns so readily available, it is all too easy for killings to happen whether planned or spur of the moment anger as we also see too often.
But that is down to parental responsibility. Banning a particular type of gun just because it looks scary is just paying lip service to the greater problem. There are 300 million guns in circulation in this country and an estimated 6 million A15 style rifles, along with millions of others types of rifles that the media hasn't even begun talking about yet. Any ban that comes into effect will not see the confiscation of these, they will always be in circulation along with the 10s of millions of large capacity magazines. As I said in the post above, the Swiss are the 3rd largest gun owning nation on the planet, most Swiss homes own an assault rifle, and yet they have one of the lowest homicide rates in the world. Now that you know the Swiss are a gun loving nation too, would it put you off visiting there? Likewise would it put you off visiting Germany or France who are ranked 4th and 5th in the world in terms of private gun ownership? Again the Germans and French have equally low homicide rates as the Swiss. Or would you feel safer visiting Britain that has a virtual gun ban? Surprisingly though Britain's overall homicide rate, despite having very few guns in private circulation has one of the highest homicide rates in Western Europe, and was named only a few years ago by the EU as the violent crime capital of Europe. One's own perception is often wrong.
I totally agree, Piers and Michael, and share your outrage. I sent an email to Senate leader H. Reid and urged others on FB to do so.
Reid pulled the bill because it will not have enough votes to pass, that is a fact.
It is just 'feel good' 'window dressing' and would not have stopped the mass murders in Aurora, Columbine,
Sandy Hook or in Arizona where Rep Giffords was shot and others killed.
None of the proposed gun bans would have prevented any of those evil mass shooting...The lies and deceit on the Morgan show with the foaming liberal "fat boy" Michael Moore was disgusting,,This turd would use as a prop the pictures of the victims and the families of the victims for his gun grabbing agenda knowing full well that no bans would have prevented that evil or any other shooting tragedy..what a miserable excuse of a human being this and fat revolting "thing" is...Morgan as usual was milking this for all he could for his miserable ratings,and was rejoicing that Moore actually made him look thin.
LOL!! LOL!! Couldn't have said it better! Is it me, or was Moore sitting in two chairs?
Some sobering thoughts from a former judge!
Thanks for posting these are the hard cold and truthful facts...refreshing from all the liberals binging on liberal ideology,and deceitful propaganda.
Connecting Feinstein's "looks like a mean weapon" ban and the Moscone/Milk murders in SF is ridiculous. Dan White used a .38 Special, a revolver, not an "assault rife" or even a semi-automatic pistol. Piers Morgan + Michael Moore: put them together and they still don't have a whole brain.
I bet they have bodyguards with firearms and not a single shot muzzleloader either. What a bunch of hypocrites.
Just now watching this on the West Coast. Can anybody give me the minute entry when Piers & Michael start making out?
Thanks michael, I just emailed Harry Reid and told him to get his head out of his ass and include the assault weapons ban in the Gun Ban Bill.
Anada, let me know when you take a weapons course, and actually know what an assault weapon is. after 18 years in the army, I believe that I have a better idea than you. take a minute and read the second amendment... it sure looks like you are exercising your first. SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED...
as a non-citizen of America who are you to discuss our 2nd amendment. Don't you have problems in your own country you could go solve. You might not believe in god and you might not believe in guns,but when someone kicks your door down the first thing you will do is call someone with a gun and pray they get there in time.
Piers, Keep it going on the need for gun control and strong law enforcement.
The Harry Reid announcement today convinces me there is weakness, corruption and self interest in government. If it's all about self interest and money, then I for one am boycotting Vegas trips while this fool is in office.
Wow... watching this episode with Michael Moore talking about the "evil" NRA and how they want to push killing with guns. When Michael Moore himself said (re: the latest school shooting) ..."it only took one bullet to kill these kids, what is going through his mind to continue to shoot them". People... Guns do not kill people, people kill other people. So, he says a statement saying what is wrong with this persons' mind not the gun he used. He is just a Progressive wanting to push this country to a level of incompetence and socialistic behavior. They want to have more strict background checks. did you know the guy who killed all those kids went through three differernt background checks and was rejected everytime!!! Okay... so lets make any possesion of guns illegal, now to see how this works, look south of the border! The cartels run that country, because they are the only ones who have the guns... and money, so they now own most of the police, because the police don't want any of their family killed. If only criminals have guns, we are all doomed!
Now... don't get me wrong, I don't want anyone killed with guns unless someone is protecting themselves or another.
Chicago... DC... even CT have very strict gun control. What went wrong? TX, AZ have very open gun possession laws, a different tale there. People like Michael Moore and the host of this show have a political agenda that is not good for this country or it's citizens. America Must Stand Proud and not be deterred by Progressive Liberals, who use Hollywood as a way to manipulate the masses. Remember, we are all Americans and these people need to stop driving a wedge between people who love this country and what She stands for. -Thank you for your time...
My wife and I are US citizens living in Canada. We watch in horror as the US society refuses to make decisions to protect the people (i.e. the gun culture that is rampant throughout society). In Canadian society the rights and safety of the whole are more important than one’s individual rights. For example, gun registration is mandatory and restrictions on gun ownership are imbedded in the law. As a result there are very few people killed due to gun violence. People accept this as a part of good governance and a requirement for a civil society. I just hope that the American society comes to their senses and realizes that freedom without rules creates anarchy in the streets.
On your show today you asked people to contact Harry Reid and express anger at backing down on the amendment to ban assault weapons. I’m unable to get on the site (I have no US address) so I’m making my voice heard through your show. Keep up the fight. It is an important one.
Piers the poll number are falling, kind of similar to your viewer ratings. The vast majority of Americans don't support a ban. The country is divided down the middle, so youvcan't misleadingly claim a vast majority.
The BBC has just reported Newtown is seeing a spike in pistol permit applications from residents since the tragedy. Local police are saying this is due in part to the tragedy, but also due to the threat of stricter new gun laws.
If there is an average of 10,000 gun murders per year or less since John Lennon died 33 years ago that equals 300,000 plus murders .Where is Yoko Ono getting her statistics that there have been over 1.2 million murders with guns in America since Jonh Lennon died? She has quadrupled the statistics. I think I have over inflated the10,000 per year average. More lies to try to take guns away from law abiding citizens.
Well spotted even if you triple the annual number you don't get to the number they published. The rule is simple, don't believe anything CNN says if they are prepared to publish Tweets as gospel from flakey sources.
You're counting the number of murders? really? You actually see a difference between 10,000 and 1,000.000 murders?Are you sure you counted all of the little children that were murdered in Newton. 10 million murders a year wouldn't change your mind!
Morgan's credibility as a journalist are shot, his shows audience numbers are plummeting, I wonder how much longer before CNN pulls the plug?
God please for give them, because their guns will kill their kids more than any war they engage in. Shame
God please forgive all the drivers and passengers, because their CARS will kill our kids more than any guns. SHAME.
By far the most common type of injury accident involving children are those that also involve motor vehicle collisions. According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA), nearly 250,000 children are injured every year in car accidents. This means that on any given day nearly 700 children are harmed due to accidents on our roadways. OF THE 250,000 KIDS INJURED EACH YEAR, APPROXIMATELY 2,000 DIE FROM THEIR INJURIES. Children make up about 5% of total fatalities due to car accidents. In fact, for children between the ages of 2 and 14, “motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death.” Car accidents are also the leading cause of acquired disability (e.g., brain injury, paralysis, etc.) for children nationwide. And approximately 20% of the children who die in a car accident each year are killed in accidents involving a driver who is legally intoxicated. Nearly half of these children were killed while riding as passengers in an automobile driven by an intoxicated driver.
So many postings – no wonder, Mr. Morgan has touched again the American Heart – the Gun -.
Great show! Thank you CNN!
But you must know Piers is doing it solely for his ratings, right?
But that's just it his viewer numbers are plummeting.
It must be frustrating to the viewers to explain (and of course insult) that a gun is a good thing for all Americans, and Mr. Morgan just don't get it. "All you need is a gun" and not "All you need is love". NRA makes the billions + politicians get the votes + people think they are a big deal with weapons (since wild west) = Guns are staying, right the way it is! Period.
Kudos to Piers Morgan and Michael Moore for taking a stand against gun violence.. Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone that rejected the catholic church but not JESUS, organized a mass movement against assault weapons, by not reelecting any of the democrats and republicans that opposed the 'assault weapon ban'.
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P, MORGAN NEEDS TO RETURN TO HIS COUNTRY AND LEAVE THE UNITED STATES TO AMERICANS. IT IS NOT RIGHT PEOPLE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES COME HERE AND TRIES TO CHANGE OUR LAWS TO MATCH THE LAWS OF THEIR NATIVE COUNTRY. IF HE LIKES GUN CONTROL SO MUCH AND DON'T LIKE OUR LAWS, THEN GO BACK TO ENGLAND AND LEAVE US ALONE. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A GUN GET OFF A SHELF BY ITS SELF AND DO ANYTHING. IF HE IS SO STUPID TO THINK GUNS DO THE HARM, THEN I WANT HIM TO FILM A GUN SHOOTING A TARGET WITHOUT A PERSON PULLING THE TRIGER.
I absolutely respect and love Michael Moore. And I totally agree with him. Something has got to be done and if the President can't do it who can?
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