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Lefty Brit Piers Morgan needed a gun last night. That’s about what it would have taken to defend his limp-wrist liberal argument for gun control against Breitbart’s Ben Shapiro.
Even Erik Wemple at WaPo agrees; Shapiro gave the effete little Limey a spanking.
Morgan’s closing remarks should have every American emailing CCN to dump this jerk.
“You come in here, brandish your little book as if I don’t know what’s in there–”
“My little book? That’s the Constitution of the United States. It’s our founding document, Piers.”
“I know what’s in your Constitution.”
“Do you really?”
That was the climax of a heated debate between Breitbart News Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro and CNN’s Piers Morgan on live television this evening–one in which Morgan came off much the worse for wear.
Shapiro began by pointing out that for weeks, Morgan had bullied guests who defend the right to bear arms by “standing on the graves of the children of Sandy Hook.”
“How dare you,” said a rattled Morgan.
“I have seen you do it repeatedly,” Shapiro replied.
Shapiro: I think the reason that it’s about left and right here is because fundamentally, the right believes that the basis for the Second amendment–and they believe in the Second Amendment–the basis for the Second Amendment is not really about self defense, and it’s not about hunting. It’s about resistance to government tyranny. That’s what the Founders said, and that’s what the right believes in this country.
Shapiro went on to say that he fears tyranny in America because he lost his great-grandparents and grandparents in the Holocaust when they failed to recognize the rise of Nazi tyranny, something the British — notorious anti-Semites — weren’t known to be too concerned with.
The reason — to level our own response to Morgan’s question: “Why would anyone need an assault rifle?” — is it’s none of your freaking business, Piers. Or anyone else’s, for that matter.
But criminals do not buy their guns at Wal-Mart. Los Angeles has virtually outlawed the carrying of anything down to pea shooters and look what happened last night.
At any rate, this argument is not about so-called “assault weapons.” The Left will eventually target shotguns. They want Americans’ guns — all of them. Which Morgan went on to admit.
We’re not sure we agree with everything Shapiro said. We believe Congress should completely revoke registration of firearms and that background checks should be limited to criminal and mental illness history.
We do believe the government should monitor mass firearms and ammo purchases; we’re not interested in supporting groups of wackos in Idaho who call their mom’s “Sis” and don’t want to pay taxes.
But the Left has been allowed to define gun rights for far too long as being limited hunting and recreation, and Shapiro laid down a flawless rebuttal to that disingenuous argument. An armed citizenry is armed so its elected leaders won’t forget whom they serve. Self protection, as seen by the Founders, is a God- given right. And they specifically intended that that right not be infringed upon.
Attention women and metrosexuals who are wondering if you have enough pink in your wardrobe: You need guns more than most of us. A woman is raped every 2 minutes in this country. We’re not sure about incidents of sissy-men rape, but the stats have to be rising.