CNN host Piers Morgan is no stranger to getting people’s blood boiling. As a former editor of UK tabloid, the Daily Mirror, he’s amassed enemies both across the pond and stateside, and Alex Jones may want to add himself to the list of Morgan’s haters.
Jones, host of The Alex Jones Show, launched a petition to have Morgan deported over his anti-gun stance, and pretty much lost it during a face-to-face with the CNN personality on Pierce Morgan Tonight, Monday (Jan. ).
When questioned about his desire to have Morgan sent back to the UK, Jones stated that he started the petition to shed light on “all these foreigners” who argue over the issues, while the government loads up on weaponry. “When they get our guns they can have their world tyranny, while the government buys 1.6 billion bullets, armored vehicles, tanks, helicopters, predator drones,” he said.
Noting that the Second Amendment—which allows Americans the right to bear arms— wasn’t made “for duck hunting,” Jones got increasingly agitated while trying to argue his point. “Britain took the guns, Hitler took the guns, Mao took the guns, Fidel Castro took the guns, Hugo Chavez took the guns,” he said, pointing at Morgan, and blocking him from getting in a single word “I’m here to tell you, 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms! Doesn’t matter how many lemmings you have out there on the streets begging for them to have their guns taken, we will not relinquish them. Do you understand?!”
Morgan stayed cool, possibly regretting his decision to have Jones on the show, or realizing that the moment was sure to become a viral hit.
Jones eventually calmed down, and urged Morgan to not try what his “ancestors did before.” He also offered to take him out shooting which, judging by his aggression, may not be an invite that Morgan should accept.
Since the shooting in Newtown, Conn last month the issue of gun control, and the use of assault weapons has become a hot-button topic. President Obama called the shooting massacre, which claimed the lives of 20 children and 7 adults, the worst day of his presidency.
View the heated exchange below.
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