Piers Morgan is Now Calling for Gun Confiscation

British citizen and CNN personality Piers Morgan has now stepped up his attacks on the 2nd Amendment by calling for actual confiscation of certain types of guns.  In a lengthy Op Ed in the UK’s Daily Mail he writes:

Obama should follow up by launching a Government buy-back for all existing assault weapons in circulation (as worked successfully in Los Angeles last week). I would go further, confiscating the rest and enforcing tough prison sentences on those who still insist on keeping one.

Either you ban these assault weapons completely, and really mean it, or you don’t.

Then he goes on to cherry pick some data from a recent Gallup poll when he writes:

I genuinely think Sandy Hook will act as a tipping point. A Gallup poll released on Thursday showed that 58 per cent of Americans now support new gun-control laws, up from 43 per cent in 2011. That’s a big jump.

Interestingly, if you read the actual report from Gallup, which was conducted after the Sandy Hook shooting, you will discover that:

Nevertheless, Americans’ views on the sale of assault rifles are unchanged. The slight majority, 51%, remain opposed to making it illegal to manufacture, sell, or possess semi-automatic guns known as assault rifles.

Think about the above, and then think about Piers’ call to “confiscate” these weapons.  Now here’s some more from Gallup:

Despite Americans’ willingness to strengthen gun laws in the wake of Sandy Hook and other deadly mass shootings, Gallup finds public opposition to a broad ban on the possession of handguns at a record-high 74%. Conversely, the 24% in favor is the lowest recorded since Gallup first asked the question in 1959.

Finally, he concludes by stating that unless America changes its gun laws, he may “deport himself.”  If there was ever a compelling reason not to change gun control laws, this would be it.  He is the definition of what I can a Gun Control Hypocrite.  After all, how many Op Eds has he written on all the children killed overseas in drone strikes?  The petition to deport Piers is now at over 92,000 signatures and it still has three weeks left.  You can sign it here if you want.  To be clear, I do not support deporting anyone for their speech, but I do think the petition is a powerful statement.

Full Piers Op Ed here.

In Liberty,
Mike

12 thoughts on “Piers Morgan is Now Calling for Gun Confiscation

  1. The Pentagon is guilty of more deaths than any other single entity. Can we disarm them, please? (Not to mention, we’re running out of money to fund them…).

  2. GB SENT PIERS MORGAN TO YOU [ha ha ha]………WE THINK HES AN ASSHOLE , DONT SEND HIM BACK .!!….. daily mail = middle age female orientated comic ….. no one takes it seriously

  3. Is it permissible for non US citizens to petition against his return to this sceptered isle, the departure of this POS was a cause for celebration, he is yours now; no returns allowed.

  4. In fairness, he picked out the MAIN HEADLINE of the Gallup poll. The numbers you picked ARE cherry picking.

    HALF of the whole population (taking account for error in the 49% figure) of the United States would like to see a complete ban on even the manufacture, let alone sale and posession of assult rifles:

    “Nevertheless, Americans’ views on the sale of assault rifles are unchanged. The slight majority, 51%, remain opposed to making it illegal to manufacture, sell, or possess semi-automatic guns known as assault rifles.”

    Still, you guys probably are going to need to them to survive the civil unrest that’s around the corner as the cronies and banks finish off the country in league. Now that we see evidence that the FBI and banks join forces and share intel in order to crush public protest, take away your guns and you’re beat by the definition of facism (state and corporations joining together against the interests of the people).

  5. Please Piers, please try to come take my AR-15 away. If you really want to push your agenda of having my guns taken away, why not start by trying to take mine away? Please?!?!

  6. Doesn’t it take a constitutional amendment to overturn an existing amendment? Doesn’t it take approval by 3/4 of the states to ratify a proposed amendment?

    I say let the assholes bring the issue to that kind of national vote.

  7. In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control under Joseph Stalin. From 1929 to 1953, approximately 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    In 1928, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, 13 million Jews, Christians, gypsies, the mentally ill, and others, who were unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    In 1935, China established gun control. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents were unable to defend themselves and were rounded up and exterminated.

    In 1964, Guatemala established gun control. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    In 1970, Uganda, under Idi Amin, established gun control. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    In 1956, Cambodia established gun control. From 1975 to 1977, one million “educated” people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    It seems like people don’t learn from that past.

    We need sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices because “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

    WE NEED GOVERNMENT CONTROL, NOT GUN CONTROL!

  8. Just discovered your site this evening. Enjoying it.

    I address confiscation (etc.) here — my observations are appropriate to this thread, and I hope it is acceptable to place this link in the comments section. Thanks in advance, but apologies if necessary. RH

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