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As Bostonians and the rest of the nation continued to heal from the Boston Marathon bombings, "Piers Morgan Live" spoke to state Sen. Stacey Campfield who defended his controversial joke about pressure cookers in the wake of the bombings.
The Tennessee Republican lawmaker posted a blog with a picture of an "assault pressure cooker" under the blog caption, "Here comes Feinstein again," likely intended to mock Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s defeated proposals on an assault weapons ban.
"We're talking about an inanimate object that does nothing by itself," said Campfield comparing a firearm to a pressure cooker. "It does absolutely nothing by itself just like a pressure cooker does absolutely nothing by itself."
"The joke was really about the left and how they push for gun control on inanimate objects just like pushing for spoon control for obesity, it doesn't do anything."
Watch the clip, and listen further, as Campfield asks Morgan, "Now that gun control has failed, Piers, I'm wondering when are you going to move back to England?"
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Keep up the fantastic, unfailing, courageous work. Keep unmasking these astoundingly obtuse "law makers". Seems there are lots in the line up.
Hey saddened! Your Loser buddies at Fox news is calling you!
Dear, dear S..tupid M...an?...quite the clever retort. Give it a rest, blowhard.
SM – I'd rather watch Fox any day of the week, rather then watch this loser Piers that does nothing but name call his guests and talk nothing but gun control this, gun control that! ON TO THE NEXT SUBJECT !! ffs
Bye-bye Johanna! dont let the door kick you in the butt!
Hi, sm....I think I'm on your side..,,,,,oh, never mind......fools on both sides, me thinks......
Piers, Everyone in Tn is NOT wanting to know when you are leaving. That idiot does not speak for me. He represents one small area and if they want him speaking for them thats their business. I just wish they would sober up so they can see how foolish and petty he is.. I am embarrassed everytime I see him on tv.
Piers is the biggest LOSER !!! WHY is he in our country??? Oh that's right, that's because England doesn't even want him!!
Already a Hipporate are ya? Manufactured Fallacy on Fox! Piers will live on without you!
Keep up the Good Work Pierce. Strange Little Fellow from Tennessee, Hegh?
Is...is...that meant to be 'hypocrite'?
('Member your spelling,chickadee,integrity doon drains and all that jazzzzzzzzzzzzz...)
I just went online to find out how much Senators are paid annually. Turns out (if the data is correct) Mr. Campfield is pulling down around 174k/year. Sizable sum considering the average median American household income hovers around 50k/year. While America seems galvanized in mourning the tragedy in Boston, it’s odd Mr. Campfield takes this opportunity to use the tragedy for political means via a very bad joke. I certainly hope Mr. Campfield is making his posts and jokes on his own personal time. I’d hate to think we’re paying his salary for his brand of humor. Perhaps a better use of his time might be a focus on national security to ostensibly prevent the type of horrific events we watched unfold in Boston.
Kelley, You researched the wrong position. He is a state senator in state government. He is not one of the two senators elected by the state to serve in the federal senate. Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander are the senators for the state of TN. By the way, take a look at the average income for a federal government employee which is in the $80K's range. Want to talk about appalling, we're paying their salaries and ringing up a trillion dollars in debt every year!!!
Keep up the good work Piers!!!!!!! Don't let them get you down!!!! We need someone like you to stand face to face with these insensitive senators . . . . no one else seems to.
True enough, Mary. Let's hope he won't be discouraged.
Saw Pierce interviewing Campfield and Ball this week. What they tweeted and commented was nothing to get too excited about. I don't think there are many who would be too concerned about the legal rights of these 2 brothers based on their heinous behavior. If it could actually be shown that torture would work to extract information that could save lives or track down other terrorists then so be it. Also, for Campfield to infer that pressure cooker bombs are not the problem, but rather those who make them and use them to kill and maim innocent people, is not particularly profound but I suppose true. Attempting to relate it to the gun debate , however, was rude and down right stupid. These two Senators should have never agreed to be interviewed by Piers Morgan. It brings to mind that old saying "Tis' better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than open it and leave no doubt". If these 2 Senators are representative of the rest of the Republican Party ... God help us. Perhaps the USA is in need of a third party ... the Republicans seem intent on making themselves irrelevant.
His point was that none of these objects kill people, it is only the criminals who misuse them. Did no one go to school and learn that you look for the meaning of what people say or is only when you do not agree with them. ARGUE his point that criminals kill people not the object. How many people do you think have guns who shoot and have never even been hunting? Guns still do not kill. Put one one the table and it will not hunt someone down! Debate the point!!
Your argument is totally absurd. Let's see ... knives , guns, hand grenades and bombs don't kill or injure people ... so let's provide every American with MORE OF THEM.
Explosives tend to degrade and become unstable and could explode on their own. Such materials must be kept under the experts’ strict supervision.
Was Sen. Stacey Campfield on crack? How insensitive can an one get?
Why, for showing Piers Morgan, Feinstein, the Brady bunch and all the others for who they REALLY are?
Thats right " the Southern bunch" Tennessee, Texas, South carolina,,, All whack jobs and guns before safe lives and security and family! hes on crack!
Stacy Campfield said he spoke for all of Tenn. He does not speak for me. Never has and never will. He brings shame and embarrassment to all of Tenn. each and every-time he opens his mouth. I feel the same compassion for his family that I do for the family of the Boston Bombers. Shame on him.
glad to hear it. Not only was that guy a moron, but could he be any less sensitive? Met nice folks from TN. Hope you deal.
Campfield is not from Tennessee, he just lives there. He moved to Tennessee from New York, where he was born and raised.
Don't think we don't remember what fine work the folks of Tennessee did by not voting for Senator Algorhytym. As dumb as Bush is and was, I don't think the country could have handled it if your senator had given him the nod. Too bad about that moron you have there now. He needs to be punched out.
I have watched CNN for 25 plus years. Done. Piers can't even acknowledge that an inanimate object can't act alone...really? This reminds me of the High School sign I saw in Kerrville,Tx.
Welcome to the home of The Fighting Antlers
CLICK – channel change
I did not hear him disavow that...perhaps you clicked too soon. It's the person using the damn object...ergo background checks! Do you get that???
I got my gun and had to go through that – what's new? Wake up world – times they are a changin'. Bottom line is – do you think think a guy wanting to do harm in a GUN FREE zone will be more attracted to this GIN FREE zone – or go to a police station where there are plenty – path of least resistance. NO GUNS.
Wake up people – Benghazi, Saudi's getting off the hook, bringing kids in to get support for gun control – you need to info up and watch both sides – you will see clearly after you look at where our country is heading. And, it ain't good.
2014 and 2016 were gonna have the new Gunlegislation the American majority want.. The NRA is Dead!!!!!
Don't mean to use one myself, but how can you people not see the fallacies that Piers uses in all his "arguments"?
He says that pressure cookers can be used to cook things. What other things can guns do besides shoot things? What kind of question is that? Both of these objects are tools that people use at their own discretion. What would you say if I asked what else could a pressure cooker do except cook? Its the exact same question Piers pulled out of his own ass. And what kind of argument is if you carry around bombs you will be safe. What is cringe worthy is how ridiculous Piers Morgans sounds. Just like what he said about Australian shootings. In 2002, the Monash University shooting occurred in Melbourne, Australia in which 2 people were killed and 5 others were wounded. Even with the gun control policies that Piers loves so much.
Rather cryptic post from her,Saddened,somethin you might read in a fortune cookie.
(Do you think she likes guns?)
I agree Bridget!
man, you need to re evaluate yourself. Get well.
What an embarrassment this senator is to the people of the United States. His comments were discriminatory and should not be tolerated. What a shame this man gets a salary and behaves in this manner while representing the state of Tennessee.
Tonight Morgan sounded like he was hoping another mass shooting would occur so he could be proved right about gun control. And when he say "you people" he is talking about a majority of Americans.
He talks down to people – he needs pulled off air.
Respectfully, you need more oxygen to the brain.
J.M your pretty dangerous with your assumption there! Breathe!
No, JM is absolutely right on. Morgan came very close to threatening the senator. I hope the Sec Svc puts Morgan on their watch list now and boots his sorry @$$ out.
The Senator Stupifies himself and everyone he reprosents. 2014 and 2016 new gun legislation will be LAW, count on it! Jason!
Thank you Piers for your thoughtful, provocative and practical solutions for curbing gun violence. I hope you never go back to Britain, as has been suggested by our hillbilly politicians recently. Keep up the great work.
What a pillock! Who votes these idiots in? I would hope our lawmakers would have better manners than him. What is the world coming to! We must pray for America~~~
This blowhard is Tennessee's version of Texas' Ted Cruz. Both are big mouthed, arrogant blowhards, who live to do nothing more than start chit with the most inflammatory statements and actions they can think of. Typical tea party rhetoric. The GOP has completely lost control of it's people at a state level, even the ones that come to Washington. To even begin to fix the problems we have, first on the agenda is to destroy the tea party and if the GOP goes with it, so be it. C'est la vie.
Nicely put - couldn't agree more...
You need a politics lesson. The GOP does not control the party, that would be the people. Shows how bigoted you are. Just because someone else does not think like you then they are hicks, stupid, racist, and whatever else the PARTY OF tolerance can think of to call people!! Such tolerance,we called that bulling in school, but that would not be what you call it because you are supposed to hate bulling! Until you can straighten your on feeble brain out then you do not need to talk about other people. Camp field left New York because they did think like him. Stay where you are unless it is Tennessee then move if you do not like it.
Re-read. Re-think. Re-group. Thank you.
Miss Stacey is clearly outmatched. If Republicans were in power, we would be in a trillion dollar war with Iran searching for their pressure cookers of mass destruction.
It's strange that you say that! I just saw where the surviving bombing suspect has been charged by the Federal Government for weapons of mass destruction - pressure cookers.
I wish we were still searching for weapons of mass destruction, including pressure cooker bombs. Even though they are illegal, people still use them to kill and mame en mass. I wonder if guns were illegal, would criminals just use something else? Although bombs are illegal, people still use them. I'm curious about what percentage of criminals using guns, use legal guns vs illegal guns. Does anyone know where I can find out?
It is pretty sad to see someone like this person in power of anything! What a sad little man!
Thank you Piers!
Every week Fox news manufactures the constutional right to their liking and tyr to inflict their twisted veiws on innocent people! Women cant wear islamic scarfs now ( hey ANN ), Old interrogation tactics are now deemed safisfactory even though last year you outlawed the idea of " Water Boarding" . its now cool, eh! pathetic news crew over there!
ttm, respectfully S T F U. You don't even know what you're talking about.
(Crumpets~screen~crumbs on keyboard.)
Piers – Great job tonight in dealing with this mindless politician. I appreciate your continued attempts to educate the public and the ignorant on gun reform.
Piers Morgan you are such a class act! How can you let that State Senator from TN come on your show? He was so disrespectful and actually a complete idiot! The people from TN must be so embarrassed to have elected someone of that caliber to represent them. If I were one of your producers Piers I would have vetted that man right out the door!!
Keep talking Fox!!!!!! keep opening your mouths and putting your big size "13's" in it! Keep talkig " TEA PARTY and NRA" we love your speeches, we really do. 2014 and 2016 is going to be handed right to us all the way around! Please, please, please kepp yapping your big Lips " Right wings"
What, The conservative great news station wants to arrest women who wear Islamic scarfs ( Ann). Its O.K to WaterBoard this week, its in your interest of late ( Sean) Expect nothing less from you!
Expect nothing less from you " Fox" Manufactured news
Chickadee,you put the quotation marks round "News"...
NRA=Third Reich / Freemasons With Mount Baker Guns
Fox "News"=Spanish Inquisition (Hannity Torquemada)
CNN=Barracks Of Captain Morgan ( WE SERVE HIM...WE SERVE HIM...get naked,sm...WE SERVE HIM...WE SERVE HIM )
Stacy Campfield is an embarrassment to Americans. It makes me cringe to think the world is watching these small minded people, but I'm glad Piers is highlighting how stupid they are. Ignore the personal insults and keep it up Piers!
Stacey Campfield is an idiot and a total disgrace to the United States! He was disgusting during the interview with Piers Morgan, who in their right mind would vote for him! I agree with Piers!
This senator sounds disgusting. He is an embarrassment to our country.
Keep up the good work Piers, and don't you ever go back to England.
We need people like you who care!
That state sen from Tenn –wattsizname...Spacey Spamfield - he cant help it that he's on the side of pressure cooker inanimate object bombs. He identifies with them. He has the same i.q. and conscience as the inanimate object bombs. Another idiot campaign winner is a loser.
Who out there finds these losers to come on the show? Stacey Campfield acts like a complete JERK. I agree with the comments that he is an embarrassment to our country.
voice text errors. Canfield is the jerk, not Dash
I watched Piers Morgan for the first time tonight and I'm wondering if he regularly threatens his guests. I was stunned when he told state Sen Stacey Campfield he would see him next time there is mass shooting and they are usually directed at people like him. Yikes! Piers seems stoic and harsh and unable to relate to people. Some viewers appreciate that in an interviewer, but threatening doesn't seem ok even if you are socially inept.
Inviting someone back to the show after the next mass shooting is not a threat. Look up the word threat.
Tn State Senator Campfield is an utter joke and disgrace to the people of Tennessee. I am embarrassed and ashamed that somehow he was elected in our great state
I love you Piers. I'm embarrassed by my fellow Americans who are as unintelligent as Sen. Campfield. Deer caught in headlights look was great when you asked what else you could do with a gun other than shoot things. WTG.
Piers makes me sick sometimes (most the time). CNN, you would be wise to get rid of him. I for one am exercising my right to turn the channel every time I see him. Way too liberal. Just does not have a clue. And I'm not even a strong right winger.
I think your looking for gossip, turn to Fox, they'll entertain you with fallacy!
Piers thank you for doing these painful interviews with these ignorant close-minded people like Stacey Campfield. People in America and around the world watching CNN need to see who are representing all the American gun nuts. How do you keep your composure? How rude of him to ask "when are you going back to England?" I am sure you wanted to remind Stacey that last time you checked, USA welcomes people from England, and lots of other places, just as it kindly welcomed his ancestors despite them being obviously of low intelligence, lol!!
We should be ashamed of ourselves for having public servants like this idiot.
Piers can't go back to the UK; he can't get a job there. At least in the US, he's rich. Beautiful home in a great area of LA, wonderful weather, an Aston Martin, to boot. Piers is living the life in America. Going back to the UK, he would be a nobody again. Better to stay in America, be hated, but get well-paid. Sweet life, in this gun-loving country, huh, Piers?
Firstly, to refer to America as a gun loving country is wrong. While there are many gun lovers – the large majority of us support gun control. Secondly, the majority of CNN viewers enjoy and appreciate watching Piers Morgan. I note that you use hate in your post. Sadly, hatred and guns seem to be too often used together.
Do you even now that cnn originates from England and his show also airs all over the world? He could most likely work for every damn channel in Great Britain, if he wanted to.
AAAAAHHHHHHH So what! we watch Piers for not letting off self agenda, reckless views without a serious debate.
Piers is an idiot!! England is as big as Florida..let him go there!! Piers remember 1776 ?? get over gun control you twit!
we need more of piers morgan to try to educate the ignorance of these senators .
so embarasing for someone with an educated sense of the world..to hear there totally sad sense of views that majority thank god agrees.
I marvel at the democracy of this once great nation. When elected officials are legally bribed by the gun lobby to vote against what 90% want, what happened to the majority rules idea? What exactly is wrong with background checks? If you aren't a nut or a criminal, you'll get your gun and keep the ones you already have. Why is it harder to get a driver's license than it is to get a gun? That's simply warped. How tragic is it that people from any state could elect such a fool as this senator? He is not even fit to organize as 3 year old's birthday party. I wonder if he ever considered the victims or the families of the victims and their feelings before he ran off his big mouth. In the next election he has, his opponent should just replay this stupid and callous remark over and over again. The folks of Tennessee couldn't be such knuckle draggers as to elect this failure again.
Morgan is also a disingenous, gotcha-try interviewer. Tonight, he asked his guest, what can pressure-cookers do other than kill people? Answer: cook food. His follow-up question re guns should have been, what can guns do other than kill people? Allowing the answers, hunt, target practice, self-defense, etc. But instead his follow-up question was, what can guns do other than shoot? That took his less-sophistacted guest off guard, who continued with a bad answer. That makes Morgan feel quite clever, no doubt, but it makes him a deplorable interviewer in the event truth is the objective.
Nice try trying to sugar-coat it, but guns are only used to shoot, whether it's targets (which make you a better killer), or self-defense (which make you a killer), or hunting (which make you a killer).
So, are you against self-defense??? Guns are designed to “incapacitate” predators, either enraged animals or criminals or mad men, yes, by sometimes killing them, but unfortunately in some cases, that is the only way you can "stop them from killing you" and/or the people you want to protect (that could include children)!!!
Its tradgic that most people who buy a gun automatically think they have a liscence to shoot first and ask questions later! you also need safety classes to learn how to work that GUN!
Can Canfield really that much of an ignorant jerk, or just looking for tv exposure? Well he exposed himself as an embarrassment to the Senate and the stateof Tennessee. He deserves the ridicule he wiill receive. Sic 'em Jon Stewart.
I've been to war in Afghanistan and have seen IED's close up, I've walked away from one by the skin of my teeth. For Sen. Campfield to make the joke of an assault pressure cooker and a assault rifle is of very bad taste and should be ashamed of himself, considering what happen in Boston. He will never see war and wont fully understand. Piers you bring good points to the news so don't go back to England, some people like that you are here.
Hear, hear..well said.
Sen. Campfield a bike is an inanimate object but I've seen one used as a IED in Afghanistan, so do you have a bad joke for that one so I can tell it to the people in my company, or ANA, ASG, who fraught the Taliban with us, that were around it????!!! No I don't think you do. So why now with the pressure cooker? Oh because you didn't know better. Get some Cooth!
I'm very gratefull to you and your friends for serving in the military. And I'm sorry for what you had to see and deal with overseas. It must have been really hard to always be in fear for your life. You must have seen so many "normal" things crafted into and used as weapons. The Boston bombers used pressure cookers to build bombs. Some think its people that build things with the intention of harming others, who are dangerous; not the object itself.
Are you liberals so STUPID you're collectively missing the point he was making?
O.K far right seperatists and lunatics! we got you and were here to stay. 2014 and 2016 will enlighten you !
Should lock him in a room,and he can watch 'The Hurt Locker'.Appreciate your service.
[Highlander,Edinburgh,formerly in Perthshire near Black Watch barracks]
Apologies to Mr. Morgan over Senator Campfield. He told Mr. Morgan that "all" of Tennessee is waiting for Mr. Morgan to move back to England. Actually, we're waiting on Campfield to pack his bags and go. Anywhere.
As a canadian/usa dual citizen, and a traveling nurse btwn the 2 countries, I was psyIcally sick listening to this senator from Tennessee.....How on earth can people be soooooo stupid AND rude....dont worry pierce, alot more people LOVE you...and dont we know that its the knuckle heads who hate what you stand for....maybe they should look up stats of places like Canada AND UK and educate yourselves on facts about guns and unec. deaths. Dont worry about that goof senator....btw...how did he get to be a senator? SCARYYYYYYY!!!!!! People like him give americans a BAD name!!!
I've rarely watched your show (and never will again), but is it your M.O. to ask questions, and then twist EVERYTHING around that your "guests" (more like victims of your rudeness) say. The Senators comment was insensitive. You were worse. YOU breed hate. Just the way that you handle people; walking on them, and being generally rude too them, simply because they hold different views than them- makes me hate you. Tennessee isn't the only state waiting for you to keep true to your word and deport yourself. Stop abusing the first amendment.
You have to wonder how people can be so dim as to call this guy Pierce when if you even glance at the top of the web page here it clearly reads Piers. How much credibility do they think they have when they demonstrate their ignorance by not even knowing the man's name?
I digress. I think it is important to note that dummies like this senator demonstrate clearly that this government has too many misfits in it. How he isn't immediately fired and relieved of his duties shows the clear lack of oversight. Can anyone imagine possibly saying this ridiculous comment to any of these victims? Or any of the families of these victims? Obviously this knucklehead did not. He should be removed from office by force at gun point!
This tenn senator is a joke, I can't believe what I was hearing
The honorable state senator showed poor debating skills. As a journalist you showed your eagerness to showcase such debatable view points. If firearms were to have the same safety features as pressure cookers(PC) we could have saved this time for something more useful cause. It is impossible for PC to explode with many safety features. Even the most stupid/insane people can not misuse and make it explode. It requires technical specialists to disable these safety features in a PC, may require few days and lot of reading/planning to do it. Most of the modern convenience devices can be misused to harm others. But we should build safety features as well as precise tracking to make them difficult to misuse. For the sake of public safety Govt should identify such devices and start tacking them from manufacturing to end use. The most distinctive features of firearms as compared to PC are, how instantly, conveniently, precisely, accurately firearms can be used to cause harms to others. This make them to be tracked with great care.
Except that's not true.
Any and all of the safety features on a pressure cooker can be defeated in 20 minutes with a screwdriver, a hammer, some duct tape, and maybe some insulating foam. The trick is that the intent to defeat them has to be there; as safety features, you have to force them to fail in an unsafe manner. But it's not difficult.
In fact, it's pretty easy to make a variety of explosive devices with household chemicals. It's also possible to use other household stuff as ways to increase the devastation caused. With an internet connection, you may be only minutes away from being able to cause another attack like this for less than $100.
It is incredibly easy to make a bomb. They just tend to be made and used by people sending a message. Mass shootings are harder to predict, because they're often the result of genuine mental illness like anti-social personality disorder. Bombs tend to be worse though, as there is often no defensive posture one can take to address the problem with minimal loss of life. Thus, a bomb can go off anywhere, but a mass shooting tends to happen in a gun-free zone.
Sorry, kind of rambled there.
Would just like to say that Stacey Campfield, regardless of what he claims, DOES NOT speak for the people of Tennessee. He barely even speaks for the people of his district. In fact, the only place in his district in which he polls well is a small, wealthy, conservative township on the edge of the city that likes to pretend it isn't part of Knoxville proper. He's not even FROM the state of Tennessee, but was born and raised in New York.
I am a native of Tennessee and live in a district just South of Mr. Campfield's. Without fail, every time he opens his mouth or blogs on his website, he incites disgust and fury from the majority of compassionate, level-headed Tennesseans. Even my very conservative, FOX news loving parents can't stand the man because of his heartless, tactless diatribes against everyone he thinks will get him a response. If I wasn't so determined that people should see what a terrible person he is I would sincerely wish we could stop talking about his hate-mongering because I know he just loves the spot light, however negative.
You certainly don't have to agree with me, or Mr. Morgan, politically, to recognize that this man is nothing but an ugly minded, attention-seeking politician who knows no shame. There are better ways to get your points across than stooping to the levels of Mr. Campfield.
I also wanted to mention that my uncle is a Republican State Representative here in Tennessee who has to deal with Mr. Campfield on a regular basis and has shared with me that most his fellow State Representatives and State Senators loathe Mr. Campfield because he makes them all look bad. The good work they try to do is largely ignored on a national level because people like Mr. Campfield bring the wrong kind of media attention to our state.
Maybe you relative should start stating good clear republican principles such as blame the person for the crime instead of an inanimate object. Campfield does make most of the political people look bad because he at least is trying to stand for something!! Our republican (including your relative) has become watered down dems! They should try standing up for what the Tennessee people want from them. Campfield is elected by those people because they want him there.
Piers is a prissy, sanctimonious narcissist drama queen who has captured the imaginations, the hearts and minds, of a world full of prissy, sanctimonious narcissist drama queens. Piers Morgan – King of the Drama Queen network! All Hail the King!
No thats Ann Coulter and Hannity!
I sent an email to Senator's website, expressing my disgust for his vulgar and rude behavior on the show. This was his reply back to me this morning: " Is this the open minded tolerance I hear so much about?"
I replied that I don't tolerate rude and vulgar behavior from anybody, but especially an elected official. How sad that our representatives use their government websites to promote insensitive jokes to grieving citizens and poke fun at other senators' work ethics. I encourage you to take 5 and email the idiot directly.
Thanks JT for speaking up it's idiots like this who's running our country down an he should know that when he speaks as a senator he's speaking on behalf of his state voters!
I will email and tell him that he made a good point and next time he needs to be just as rude and mean and vulgar as piers! I think he should call Piers every time a gun saves lives and see which side has more calls!
Why don't you do that yourself? BTW, Piers remained polite and on topic. Maybe you will feel differently when a person you cherish is shot down? Guns make it EASY to kill. Thanks for watching Piers's show, even if you don't like him. Stay Piers. Stay.
I would say that Piers is right. I don't understand why so many give him a hard time. He is smarter than any politician. I wish he could write the laws – the U.S. of A would be better off if Pearce had more say
Who is this Blonde BIMBO??? You think guns would've saved the bombing victims? (Unfortunately)
I think his composure and cynicism are really inappropriate esp. a week after this happened. PM is challenging these peoples thinking and their best retort is "Go back to England".
Go back to school, you fool.
I don't think he's saying guns would have save the bombing victims. I think what he's saying is that an inanimate object designed to cook a delicious meal was modified and used to kill 3 and greivously injure 130 in less than a second. He's saying it's an inanimate object, like a firearm; and was making a point that guns seem to be the only inanimate object blamed for the actions of an individual who chose to use it in a horrifying manner.
As for the question of when he will be going back to England, that was regarding a statement Piers made stating that if the universal background check legislation did not pass, he would leave the country in fear for his child's life. That being said, he likely wouldn't go back to England, where he was sacked from his last job for publishing a completely untrue story regarding the conduct of British soldiers in the Middle East. He doesn't always tell the truth; he goes after the controversy.
If you are not familiar with the fundamentals of critical thinking or fallacious reasoning, the points Morgan makes would be difficult if not impossible to discern.
Please CNN get rid of Mr Morgan. You have such great journalists in Mr Blitzer, Ms Burnett, and Mr Cooper. Mr Morgan is embarrassing! It is like watching two college students arguing who got more drunk last Saturday. His debate skills and his journalistic skills are on par with a student in high school.
We should thank Piers for putting public safety as his priority concern for our country. United States is a melting pot, we should not waste our energy to attack Piers who is trying to find a solution to prevent next pressure cooker bomber. Each time we attack "gun control" advocates, we are unintentionally helping evil persons and terrorists. We should not be self-centered to hold onto our unlimited rights and gun pleasures. Please remember freedom should have boundary and sacrifice, so our great Nation and society will not turn into "hell". Piers: please show us how to "control gun powder sell, family members and neighborhood watch and how to disarm a pressure cooker bomb when we see one -". Thanks for your wisdom.
Are you concerned about public safety?? How about stricter alcohol control then? Not to mention alcohol-related violence, DUIs cause more deaths than guns. How about we change the law to require all drinkers (including occasional to moderate ones) be registered as an alcohol user and have a sticker as such on their car license plates, and give highway patrol officers the authority to pull them over anytime to have them take a breathalyzer test? Oh, and background checks every time anyone buys alcohol to make sure the buyer doesn’t have a history of alcohol/substance abuse. By the way, the cost of the registry and background checks should be shared by all the drinkers including responsible ones. Why do people scream only about the things the media sensationalizes and forget other things that victimize a lot more?
If you don't like Piers, I wonder if you love America. I come from another country, but I'm grateful for all the help I receive. Piers cares about everyone – if you don't like his opinion, you shouldn't be here.
What nobody ever mentions,Joti,is the First Amendment,an inspired piece of legislature that establishes America as a
proper democracy from the get-go,and would make Ancient Greece proud:
The Right To Free Speech
(as on this very blog).
Thanks for posting,hope to hear more from you.
Please do not think everyone from Tennessee is like Stacey Campfield. there are however far too many just like him or worse. We few are far outnumbered, but we fight non the less for a free and open society as our country should be.
Keep up the great interviews Piers . Peirs is the reason I watch CNN , he's not afraid to speak his mind to these political morons.
Piers looked so hurt when this bufoon told him to go back home – Reminicent of the same comments the blacks had to endure years ago.....some things never change....just get stuck in ignorance....THE GOOD NEWS IS THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ARE INDEED EVOLVED!!!
I don't think they know what else to SAY,Deb,just kneejerk stuff.
Captain Morgan could outwit them any day of the week(wonder if they have a pet gator called Wally?)
(And is he hungry by the time they get home?)
Right from the start,Jen,right after Newtown,The American Massacre Of Glencoe(including more dead McDonald children),he looked 'em in the eye,and called 'em stupid.
We are not worthy.
(And we all watch every night,eh Jason?)
Wow – my sympathies to Tennessee. It must have been frustrating to have such a small, ignorant little man like Stacey Campfield speak for you.
Thanks for the sympathies – it is embarrassing to have this guy on national TV (again), acting as if he speaks for all of us. We just hope the 7th district comes up with a better candidate next time.
I feel the same. Although I do not live in Tennessee, don't wait to get him out of office. Luckily, he just hung himself with this performance. Piers, will you keep this video available for election time? The people of Tennessee deserve better.
Piers, just wanted to let you know that not everyone in Tennessee feels the way Mr. Canfield does in regard to gun control and wanting to know when you are going home. There is no explanation for the actions of some people, whether it be bombing innocents in Boston, or showing one's lack of compassion and understanding from Mr. Canfield.
You can hang out in the States as long as you feel the need to, your always welcome!
Thank you very much!Appreciate the support!Keep watching!
The snow has finally melted on my lawn and uncovered liberals all over the place. Damn dog!!
Far right wing nuts, always crying a foul and not standing on the true facts. everytime we call you on your Stupidity you put your tail between your legs and drum up tea party seperatist views!
Sen Stacey Campfield you have to be the Muppet Of The Month!
Get your facts right before you make inaccurate statements!
Australia has gun control since 1996 and we have not had any mass shootings since 1996.
What does that say?
John Howard is a legend,and Oz all the better for it:buy-back scheme–top dollar for guns–a resounding success,
America playing catch-up and if they want to resolve that they can READ what Australia did.
Instead of talking.
Senator Campbell is absolutely right–"gun control" is as useless as "pressure cooker control," "nail control," or "BB control," but Morgan is too wedded to his agenda to understand that.
Morgan really ought to go back to England—he doesn't understand America or Americans.
I second that.
Further proof that:
1. The south is still fighting the Civil War (Why didn't he make a stupid comment about the fertilizer plant that exploded in Texas? That's right, it's a fellow Confederate state)
2. The south is a giant vacuous brain drain. How stupid must you be to vote for this moron?
3. In the south, people from the north are thought of as enemy combatants... not fellow Americans.
wow, you are just as bad as a racist... you discriminate against all the southerners just like that, while you are thinking you are somehow morally superior to them or something...
Who is Piers Morgan? Nobody watches him. Have you seen the ratings for CNN? The only people watching are the die hard leftists. I remember when CNN actually had viewers.
Campfield clearly demonstrated that to be state senator from Tennessee, it is not necessary to be able to formulate or articulate any form of rational, logical argument or analysis. He kept repeating the same statement over and over and indicated to the CNN audience he is incapable of responding with anything remotely intellectual in an interview. He panicked because he is an imbecile, albeit a smug one. Why else would he, instead of responding to Piers, try to bully him and steer the discussion in a different direction. The only inanimate object I could see was the man's brain as the evidence before us demonstrates the lack of electrical impulses above his neck. The man is a complete moron and an embarrassment to all inanimate objects everywhere.
Well said. Bravo!
very, very well said Paul!
Its true. America is the land of Mass Shootings, Firearms sold between 2 people in private with no back ground checks and since Piers Morgan Showed up a Nation Caught Up In A Nationwide Ammunition Shortage going on 3 months straight. So What ? I Started my firearms collection in my Gunsafe in 1992 when Bill Clinton Opened His Big Mouth about the same subject. I have owned 27 Guns for years,,haven't bought a new one in about 8 years now. What For ?? All Mine Are Fine Top Quality Winchester, Remington, Colt, Marlin , Ithaca ,Browning, Smith & Wesson , guns with not 1 junker in the bunch.. I hate military looking guns..mine hit targets at long range mostly... up close work is for pistols and my favorite is still my S&W Model 29 -2 ,,Thats Clint Eastwood Dirty Harry Calahan .44 Magnum to you kids at your mommys keyboard on here., Your our countries future and quite honestly that is what scares the H__ out of me.
I promised myself this was my last post so I saved it to my files for future reference when I see the news Piers Morgan is Gone . Total waste of time now that the NRA Won Again. I hooked up with the NRA in 1991 and they have never lost 1 round of 1 fight against the left nut job inanimate object fearing extremeists ..Not Ever. Welcome to America 2013 ! and beyond.
You know yor stuff around guns,Scary,and respect you for lockin' 'em all in the safe keeping the key on you,way to go.
Can YOU think on any way to take on the NRA?They're a fifth column.
Hi, you all: Can anyone of you find the best ways to block, ban or hack the radicalized Al Qalda online magazine that teach wicked, cruel, immoral people how to make bombs to kill innocent people? Ban Laden, Al Qalda, radicalized terrorists are the ones we should criticize and blame for the Boston bombing tragedy. They came to our soil first and attacked us on 9/11. Do not fool by any other excuses these pressure cooker bombers claims. We feed and protect their family when they seek for asylum. If we angry with Piers, then we are shooting the WRONG direction.
Please remember that our ancestors were immigrants, if Piers needs to leave USA, then all of us need to go too(except native Indians). We need Piers's voice which will broaden our mind about gun control issues. Please look around the World or travel to other countries that disallow civilians to own the guns to observe for yourself. Those gun-controlled countries never have mess killing incidents. Once a while an insane person either kill a couple persons by a knife or himself just jump off the building if choose a violent acts, but never bomb on the street. Gun, explosive materials can and should be controlled or ban or limited if we really want to own a peaceful society.
We are not in the wild, wild WEST era anymore. Our democratic government is so solid and stable, there is no aggression or threat to citizens from the Government. Guns should be kept outside the city limits, not in the closets for our children easily to reach. Many unnecessary policemen or civilians gun deaths will be prevented. Gun owners should only go to designated gun field, park, hunting ground to play, just like golfers go to golf courses, dancers go to dancing studios, basket ball players go to gyms etc. Thanks for reading it and hope for a better and peaceful America !
Well said!!! :)
Did you forget that criminals have guns and they don't follow the law? and police may not always come in time?
George, I have often danced in my house, in the streets, and many other places. I have played modified golf in parks, my back yard, school grounds, etc. The reason people say Piers should leave the country is because Piers SAID he would leave if he didn't get his way. This is just simply asking him to keep his word. Guns will never go away, so the most preventative measure is education on gun safety. It is human nature to be violent, even if it is not what works for society, so, taking away the rights of the honest law-abiding citizens, only leaves the innocent unprotected from the law breakers, who are most likely to commit these heinous crimes. When was the last time you heard of a law abiding citizen shooting up a school? movie theater? NEVER!! Adam Lanza tried TWICE to buy the weapons he desired, and was denied TWICE by the regulations that exist presently. That didn't stop him though, as he stole his own mother's guns, and killed her with them. Adding more regulation only makes the perpetrators think a little more creatively to achieve their intended goal, but does not stop the carnage that is the will of the killer.
..." What does that say about Australia? " I say," Thank God they haven't had a shooting since then." I hope and pray they never will become a target of ill will from ANY group or individual ...... in any place. I changed the channel. Too immature for such a serious topic, on both parts.
I live in Tennessee, and no, we are not all dieing for Piers Morgan to go back to England. We are, for the most part, hoping that Campfield gets ousted in the next election. He is an embarrassment to our state.
Let's all give CNN a round of applause for providing a place for all the leftists to come and work the knots out of their panties. Hip hip hooray.
I don't get how this is relevant. Pressure cookers are not designed for the sole purpose of killing.
Piers Morgan. Twit. You lost. Go home. Eat some fries with mayonnaise.
Hi there!Love mayonnaise!
Hope to get a lordship myeslf someday!Ha-ha!LORD MORGAN!
Thanks for watching!
Hey, Duh, the statement was that pressure cookers were inanimate objects, that do nothing by themselves. What does a gun do without human intervention? I have had a rifle in my gun safe for many years, and i am happy to say, the rifle has not taken a life of it's own, and killed even a single life form. Is my rifle better educated than other rifles? No, the fact is, guns are also objects, that without human intervention, do nothing more than occupy space on Earth. If you disagree, then, by your same logic, pressure cookers are killers! Ban all pressure cookers! Next on our sordid agenda....Glass! Glass cuts people to ribbons, and without regulation, can be a killer
Hey, Piers, you promised America you would leave if the gun control bill didn't pass. Can I do anything to help you move? I find it hard to believe that a guy with your integrity would go against your own word, so, whatever I can do to help you along, please just say so.
I love you.
Dope? Is that your solution? What a low life you must be....grow up & accept differences in opinion.
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