Letter to CNN & Piers Morgan

I am sick and tired of that loudmouth Piers Morgan. The other day, in his interview with Larry Pratt, he crossed the line. I think with this, I may have pushed him back a bit.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Over the course of the past few months Piers Morgan, former judge on America's Got Talent, and current host of Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN, has come out with some very strong statements regarding guns, and gun owners in the United States. In a recent interview with Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, Mr. Morgan made some disparaging comments aimed at Mr. Pratt, and gun owners in general. I believe the term he used to describe us was...IDIOT. Mr. Morgan seems to think that there is no need for America to have all these guns, and he also claims that Britain is a much safer place because they do not allow for private ownership of firearms. First of all let me address Mr. Morgan's statement that Britain is far safer than America due to its having banned private ownership of firearms. In a 2009 article on Mail Online, author James Slack states, "Official crime figures show the UK also has a worse rate for all types of violence than the U.S. and even South Africa - widely considered one of the world's most dangerous countries." He goes on to say that Britain "...has a higher homicide rate than most of our western European neighbours, including France, Germany, Italy and Spain." So, according to these statistics Mr. Morgan seems to have been feeding us a load of manure. But there is something else Mr. Morgan simply doesn't seem to understand. You see, in America we have this pesky little thing called the Bill of Rights. According to former Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, "The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections." Furthermore, Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black once stated, "It is my belief that there are 'absolutes' in our Bill of Rights, and that they were put there on purpose by men who knew what the words meant and meant their prohibitions to be 'absolutes." The Second Amendment to the Constitution, part of the Bill of Rights, clearly states, " A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." In other words, Mr. Morgan, government can't pass a law depriving us of the right to own firearms, and according to Justice Hugo Black, that is an absolute! As found in Thomas Jefferson's Commonplace Book, "It is a false idea of utility to sacrifice a thousand real advantages for the sake of one disadvantage which is either imaginary or of little consequence; this would take fire away from men because it burns, and water because it drowns people; this to have no remedy for evils except destruction. Laws forbidding people to bear arms are of this nature; they only disarm those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes." You know, in 2010 an estimated 10,228 people died in the US due to drunk driving accidents. I don't see anyone crying out to ban alcohol or cars. Sure, guns are designed specifically to kill, while cars are not, but still, with that many people dying annually in drunk driving accidents, we need to ban the cars and the booze, not punish those who abuse them. At least that is the logic Mr. Morgan would have us use. And next, in regards to the recent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Mr. Morgan justifies a ban on, so-called, assault rifles because there is absolutely no need for the average American to own this type weapon. Let's just suppose for a moment that assault rifles, of the type that Mr. Morgan wishes to see banned, did not exist. Do you think that Adam Lanza, the suspected shooter at Sandy Hook, would have said, "Damn, I don't have an AR-15 so I can't go to school today and shoot a bunch of kids?" Does Mr. Morgan honestly think that had Adam Lanza NOT had access to an assault rifle that this would have prevented him from going on his shooting rampage? No, he would have used whatever he had. And secondly, what about the fact that many of these school shootings are committed by young children who have been diagnosed with some form of mental illness and placed on anti-depressants, which studies have shown lead to suicidal thoughts and tendencies. You know, when I was a youngster attending high school you could have walked out into the parking lot on any day of the week and seen dozens of pickup trucks with rifle racks in the rear window that held shotguns and hunting rifles. Yet never did a kid take one of these rifles into a class and commit the atrocities that are all too common these days. So, if the guns have been around all these years, what is it that has changed which causes our kids to go off the deep end and commit these acts? To sum it all up, it appears that Mr. Morgan has a definite dislike of guns, and as Rahm Emmanuel once said, "Never let a serious crisis go to waste." By that I mean, Mr. Morgan appears to be using this senseless tragedy to further an agenda, that being to disarmament of law abiding Americans. Isn't that what Sara Brady, Chairman of Handgun Control Inc, has said, "Our main agenda is to have all guns banned. We must use whatever means possible. It doesn't matter if you have to distort the facts or even lie. Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed." The National Educator Page 3 (1994) Well, since Mr. Morgan is so keen upon doing away with one of those rights protected by the Bill of Rights, I have another right I would like to see done away with. I would like to see the freedom of the press revoked as well, particularly when it comes to Limey bastards who have no understanding of what the Bill of Rights is all about. If Mr. Morgan wants to take away our guns, I suggest he do one of three things. A) He visit the home of every gun owner in America and personally try to take them from us; B) He board a British Air Flight back to his precious England, (where it is much safer than America); or C) he simply keep his big mouth shut. Honestly, I would hope he chooses option A, but any of the above options would be just fine with me. In any case, Mr. Morgan needs to be aware that this is NOT Britain, this is America, and our rights are protected, and unlike the Brits, we won't give them up without a fight.

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