Radio host Alex Jones appeared Monday on “Piers Morgan Tonight” in an effort to confront the man who he is trying to have deported. Jones, a right-wing conservative who is a strong pro-gun advocate, also appeared on the show to express his many opinions on the first amendment, gun ownership and his detestation toward the CNN Host.
Morgan is "a hatchet man of the New World Order," Jones said. He warned that there will be a new American revolution, if Morgan and others, including international banks, who he believes are conspiring to wipe out gun owners' rights, succeed in stripping Americans of the right to bear arms.
The British host is known to have taken a stand against violence and is a well-known advocate of banning semi-automatic weapons from the United States.
"I'm in favor of a nationwide ban on military style semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity magazines," he said as he opened his Monday night show, before introducing Jones.
Since voicing his opinion weeks ago on this issue of semi-automatic weapons, Jones has created and backed a petition on the White House's website demanding Morgan be deported for expressing this opinion. Over 104,000 Americans have signed it, Morgan said.
The majority of the Morgan/Jones interview was dominated by Jones’ heated chain of arguments that eventually lead up to the pro-gun advocate elevating his tone into finger pointing argument mode.
"1776 will commence again, if you try to take our firearms! 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??"
As Jones continued with the heated lecture, Morgan sat on tight-lipped, observed and waited for his turn that would eventually not come.
After two-and-a-half minutes, Morgan asked: “Are you finished?”
While answering, "Yes," it seems as if he really wasn’t done. Jones then began his next tirade, accusing Morgan of supporting the makers of Prozac as a sponsor, as he blamed the drug for making Americans crazier.
Morgan interjected politely again, asking for Jones to participate in dialogue with him.
"You're a very loud man," Morgan said, before he attempted to quiz Jones about the difference in firearm homicides between the United States and the United Kingdom. For the record, 35 people were killed in shootings in 2012, compared to more than 11,000 in the United States.
After squeezing in brief “factoid,” as Jones called it, he brushed Morgan’s statement off suggesting, that Europe has a much lower gun crime rate but threw in claims that "hordes of people" burned down houses in Europe and beat "old women's brains out every day."
"That's a ridiculous statement," Morgan said.
The interview with Jones reached its climax at the end of the interview when the radio show host offered to climb into a boxing ring with Morgan. He then started mocking Morgan by putting on British accent, calling the CNN host a “Redcoat” and telling to go back to where he came from, if he doesn't like the situation with guns in the United States.
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