Updated on July 10, 2013
“Chicago’s supposedly ‘tough’ gun laws are utterly pointless when states around it have weak gun laws. America needs to take federal action. The gun ‘rights’ lobby can tell me the only answer to gun violence is more guns until they’re blue in the face. It’s utter nonsense. There will be more mass shooting atrocities in America soon. And more hollow words from cowardly politicians. Until the people say ‘enough.'” —CNN’s Piers Morgan
I don’t understand how a non-American like Piers Morgan even should have a say in this issue. If he doesn’t like our gun laws, he can go back home to Great Britain. Why is he here? Oh, because we have freedom and liberty. Yet, he runs from oppressive government and demands the same stuff here.
This kind of anti-gun logic doesn’t make any sense to me. If the problem with Chicago is the states around it, why don’t the states around it – you know, where the guns are! – have similar problems. It only stands to reason that those states with less restrictive gun laws would have higher rates of gun violence. The problem is that it simply isn’t the case.
Chicago’s crime problem is a result of Chicago’s bad laws. Why aren’t other cities in Illinois suffering the same problems as Chicago? I mean, they border the same states that Piers is blaming for Chicago’s violence. They aren’t experiencing the same issues because they don’t have the same strict laws Chicago does.
When you break down Piers’ argument, it’s no wonder that he consistently rates at the bottom of the heap of competent news anchors, only scoring a measly 87,000 viewers in the key 25-54 demographic.
He can’t even beat Dr. Drew. The fact that he beat Rachel Madcow is a non-event. A live feed of a snail crossing the sidewalk would get more viewers. I guess we can take solace in the fact that there aren’t many people listening to his tripe. He gets more views views on YouTube when he has a pro-gun advocate on his show like Ted Nugent. Pretty sad when a YouTube video gets more attention that the actual show.