Monday, December 24, 2012

Watch Full Interview: Ted Nugent Schools Subversive Foreigner Piers Morgan on Guns and Freedom

Ted Nugent on Piers Morgan Tonight
Ted Nugent on Piers Morgan Tonight, CNN.
"Suck my machine gun."
Dec. 24, 2012 - Here is the full 29-minutes of Piers Morgan's interview of Ted Nugent on CNN on May 19, 2011 (video below).  Legendary rock star, hunter and gun enthusiast Nugent held his own in the discussion, effectively destroying the British fop's weak arguments against the Second Amendment. This interview seems even more poignant today, in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT on Dec. 14, 2012.

Morgan, a disgraced British journalist now living in the U.S., has always been anti-gun, but like so many other Liberals he has ramped up his anti-Second Amendment mission a few notches. So much so, in fact, that many Americans are calling for Piers Morgan to be deportated, including a petition to the White House to get him kicked out of the country.

The interview is wide-ranging. The good stuff - the fireworks - starts at 10:30  minutes into the video. The verbal exchange was good-natured intense, but Nugent was in no mood to take Morgan's liberal spewings without hitting back. Nugent is often underestimated by people who assume he's an ignorant redneck rock 'n' roller, but as he has proven so many times, he again proved that he has a strong command of statistics and history. Nugent doesn't mince his words, either.

"Anybody who wants to disarm me can drop dead," Nugent told Morgan. "Anybody who wants to make me unarmed and helpless, people that want to literally create the proven places where more innocents are killed, called 'gun-free zones,' we're gonna beat you. We're gonna vote you out of office. Or, suck on my machine gun. You can take it whichever way you like."

Morgan's weak come back: "Much as I'd love to suck on your machine gun, the whole point of your defense is a lot of people do drop dead precisely because you are armed to the teeth, much as you would like everyone else to be."

"Not true at all," said Nugent. "Piers, break this down. See, you're so British..."

"No, you write this down," Morgan interrupted, "80 people a day die in America from gunshots."

Nugent to Morgan: Kiss my ass.
"And 75 of them, to 78 of them, statistics by the Uniform Crime Report by the FBI and the UN Study on Violent Crime, 78 of those 80 are let out of their cages by corrupt judges and prosecutors who know the recidivism is out of control, know that they'll commit their crimes again, and they let them walk. From plea bargaining, early release and programs. Kiss my ass! Where you have the most armed citizens in America you have the lowest violent crime rate. Where you have the worst [strictest] gun control you have the highest crime rate. Piers, choose one. Do you want a lot of crime? We have it, gun-free zones. Do you want less crime? We have that. More people with concealed weapons permits. Why do you guys resist [those] statistics?"

Morgan, of course, had no good reply to Nugent citing facts from the FBI and the UN. He could not comprehend Nugents facts. Instead, he took the well-worn Liberal anti-intellectual path of letting his feeling overrule reality. No wonder Morgan's ratings are in the basement.

Morgan asked Nugent, in an accusatory question, if he wanted everyone in America to have a gun.

"What I want," said Nugent, "is the Second Amendment. We the people, free individuals, have the right to keep and bear arms for self defense. Find fault with that."

"Well, I can find lots of fault with that," replied British citizen Piers Morgan. "You end up with what happened with [Congresswoman] Gabby Gifford in Tuscson."

"That guy," Nugent said, referring to Jared Loughner, the man who shot Gifford, "went through the cracks of the mental health system."

I won't spoil your fun by giving away any more of the conversation. It is well worth watching the full interview. It was relevant in 2011. Now, at the end of 2012 and with the gun-control debate at a fever pitch, it is even more relevant. Sadly, the anti-gun crowd comes at the issue with cherry picked statistics and a lot of emotion, clouding their ability to reason and use logic. Like many of the ignorant Leftists who oppose the Second Amendment, Piers Morgan has cited his native Britain as a model for gun control as a way to reduce violence. That's amazing, because the facts and numbers show that strict gun control in the UK has had exactly the opposite effect. Like Nugent said, "Do you want a lot of crime? We have it, gun-free zones."