Alex Jones takes on Piers Morgan on gun control VIDEO
Radio host Alex Jones delivered an intense pro-gun rant on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” on Monday.
Morgan invited Jones onto his show to discuss the conservative pundit’s campaign to“Deport Piers Morgan” in the wake of the CNN host’s advocacy of gun control following the Sandy Hook massacre.
Jones began the segment by arguing that world governments and “the megabanks that control the planet” are conspiring to take guns away from regular citizens. “They’ve taken everybody’s guns, but the Swiss and the American people,” he said. The 2nd Amendment, he then went on to argue, was created to “protect us from tyrannical government and street thugs.”
“1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms!” Jones yelled. “It doesn’t matter how many lemmings (mindless followers) you get out on the street begging for them to have their guns taken! We will not relinquish them! Do you understand?”
CNN collected some social media responses:
New York University journalism professor Jay Rosen called the interview a “meltdown” and called Jones “revolting.”
James Poniewozik, TV columnist for Time — which, like CNN, is part of Time Warner — wrote, sarcastically: “Shocking: You reward a lunatic on TV for pulling a stunt,” and he fails to “behave with civility.”
Facebook user Steve Spark made similar comments in a CNN discussion. “If you have a nutjob as a guest, you can’t be surprised when they act like a nutjob,” he wrote, adding, “Some might say it makes for good TV, but I think it’s just embarrassing.”
The Huffington Post summarized the program this way: “Piers Morgan’s pro-gun guest goes absolutely nuts at him.”
Jones retweeted a supportive note from Gerald Celente, who has 36,000 followers. “Bravo,” the tweet said, praising Jones for “punching out CNN Presstitute Piers Morgan.”
CNN iReporter Jason Asselin posted a video saying he believes that Morgan has no right to debate gun control in America, and that only U.S. citizens should do so.