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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

"You're an unbelievably stupid man, aren't you?"

Posted by on Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Piers Morgan vs. Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America.

 

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Cato the Younger Younger 1
Wasn't this posted just a few hours ago by Christopher?
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on December 19, 2012 at 6:46 AM · Report this
Puty 2
I can't decide whether to read Eli's post or Chris'. Frizzelle went first, but Sanders is a Putlizer winner.

I KNOW I'LL READ BOTH
Posted by Puty on December 19, 2012 at 7:03 AM · Report this
chinaski 3
ok so morgan adopted the o'Riley interview playbook and that is news.
Posted by chinaski on December 19, 2012 at 7:05 AM · Report this
4
Not only stupid, but full of shit:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/…

http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/…

Gun homicides per 100,000 in:

Arkansas: 4.39
DC: 12.46 (!)
Louisiana: 10.16
Mississippi: 7.46
Nevada: 3.07
Texas: 2.91
Arizona: 3.54
Connecticut: 2.71

England: 0.07
Posted by WanderingSoul on December 19, 2012 at 7:07 AM · Report this
Lew Siffer 5
Piers Morgan is a boorish piece of shit, on either continent he fails.
Posted by Lew Siffer on December 19, 2012 at 7:07 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 6
Brown Star post of the day goes to Eli Sanders, for posting the exact same thing a colleague did less than six hours later.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on December 19, 2012 at 7:08 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 7
@1/6, you've both been around long enough to understand the significance of a post with a 6:00 am timestamp, especially from Eli. He likely posted first, but delayed the publishing so that we could have something while waiting for the morning news.
Posted by Matt from Denver on December 19, 2012 at 7:19 AM · Report this
Puty 8
That video was hard to watch in both posts.
Posted by Puty on December 19, 2012 at 7:22 AM · Report this
9
Fun to watch, but remember, this is Piers Morgan. He does not have any belief untethered to his desire for a broader audience. For every ounce of credibility his pandering wins him Baby Jesus chews the wings off another angel.
Posted by gloomy gus on December 19, 2012 at 7:48 AM · Report this
10
Mr. Speaker, I move to prepend the comments from the previous existing thread.
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on December 19, 2012 at 7:56 AM · Report this
11
Awful segment aside, I cannot understand why people think they NEED assault rifles to be safe.
Posted by ultrasuedecushion on December 19, 2012 at 8:01 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 12
@ 11, it's the same mentality that likes our bloated military, and wants it to just keep on bloating with no upper limit to its size (or the portion of our budget it consumes). Not that that shed any light on how such thinking takes root.

Did you ever see the study that claimed conservatives have a bigger "fear center" in their brains than liberals? If that's scientifically sound, it's probably where those attitudes are born.
Posted by Matt from Denver on December 19, 2012 at 8:21 AM · Report this
Simone 13
I'm just waiting to be murdered *rolls eyes* Next this Pratt guy might start calling these murders accidents.

Nicholas Angel: "Because "accident" implies there's nobody to blame."
Posted by Simone on December 19, 2012 at 8:37 AM · Report this
Eli Sanders 14
@14: Gah! Snared, again, in the Slog's ability to bend space and time. (This post was scheduled yesterday evening.)
Posted by Eli Sanders http://elisanders.net/ on December 19, 2012 at 9:05 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 15
@11,
Same reason people think they need to buy an alarm for their home, or need to buy an SUV, or even need to eat a McDonald's cheeseburger. Constant advertising. Being told, ad naseum, what they NEED to do RIGHT NOW or their LIVES ARE IN DANGER!

All the advertising we receive is almost akin to torture. One can only resist the neverending onslaught of it for so long before it finally breaks your will.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on December 19, 2012 at 9:34 AM · Report this
sirkowski 16
What a lying whore.
Posted by sirkowski http://www.missdynamite.com on December 19, 2012 at 9:38 AM · Report this
17
Let's be honest: they both came out smelling like shit. Yes, I'm on Morgan's side, and yes, Pratt acted like a pratt (and seemed to be an Anglo hater as well, ugh...) and had ridiculous arguments and started the interruptions that set the tone for the interview. But Morgan completely dropped the ball by letting Pratt state, essentially, that no gun accidents claim lives. Morgan should have pounced on that -- we read that every day. Multiply that by every school teacher, and multiply the number of kids who might stumble on a gun and play with it, and it's a recipe for disaster. Nevermind that fact that I'm guessing most school teachers want nothing to do with bringing guns into schools.
Posted by carnivorous chicken on December 19, 2012 at 9:43 AM · Report this
Red_Ruth 18
The scariest bit so far, is Pratt clearly making the point that this was an "evil" young man, and that the distinction was important, because if you believe in "evil in the world" as opposed to, I don't know, societal failure and mental illness, than you protect yourself - with a gun.
Posted by Red_Ruth on December 19, 2012 at 11:33 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 19
claiming that the murder rate in the middle of fucking nowhere bumfuck murka is lower than europe countries is SOPHISTRY. the rate is higher in cities because THAT'S WHERE PEOPLE ARE.
Posted by Max Solomon on December 19, 2012 at 12:02 PM · Report this
merry 20
@ 18 - Yeah, that got to me, too.. I've heard that a lot in my office in the few days...

And I really don't think we need to get all metaphysical to explain that a rot-brained individual who had immense firepower in his house went off the rails... No spooky external "eeeeevil" influence needed...

How about if his mom had just had fewer, or no guns? How about if his mom hadn't had a frickin military-grade assault rifle on hand? Might that have made a difference??

@ 12 - I think you're exactly right. It's that oversized dinosaur brainbit that so many conservatives sport, that sets their world view, that convinces them that they are under attack AT ALL TIMES... that causes them to buy 100+ round clips for their military-grade assault rifles.... fuck
Posted by merry on December 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM · Report this
21
Yeah, the question I kept wanting to hear someone ask this guy (Pratt) is: ok, you think the solution to people shooting us with guns is to be allowed to carry guns wherever we want so we can shoot them first. What if I DON'T WANT to live in a place where I need to arm myself and potentially kill someone else in order to be reasonably secure that I won't be killed myself? Is this really what it's come to, that Americans must assume they need to arm themselves and kill or be killed? I support your freedom to arm yourself if you think that's necessary, but what do we do about the fact that it might be getting increasingly necessary?
Posted by beef rallard on December 19, 2012 at 1:15 PM · Report this
Bauhaus I 22
Obviously an NRA lackey floating this idea of arming teachers. Now we know what the NRA is going to suggest on Friday. They want to float this idea and measure its appeal. But they're too cowardly to suggest it first. Hope this guy's paycheck was huge.
Posted by Bauhaus I on December 19, 2012 at 3:01 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 23
Pratt erroneously assumes the teachers would have been crack shots and taken the killer out with one shot like on TV. That's BS. Maybe the teacher would take a shot at the killer and hit a child.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on December 19, 2012 at 3:06 PM · Report this
24
I want a bazooka, Mr. Pratt. I mean - why not? Isn't bazooka control gun control?
Posted by DawginExile on December 19, 2012 at 3:38 PM · Report this

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