I, like most free thinking individuals native to the united kingdom, believe that piers morgan is mostly what alex jones said he is. A hack journalist
who has been effectively exiled from popularity in our country and has gone over to the us (I wouldn't be so drastic as to say fled) at the
opportunity of better pay with a clean(er) slate.
However, and this is a big one - as much as I dislike the man's previous history and opinions, I believe he came across in this 'debate' as fair and
level-headed. I never thought i'd see the day.
Alex jones had an enormously valuable opportunity to win over liberals on the national stage, to engage in reasoned, intelligible dialogue on the
state of his country as he see it, and to offer his and his show's audiences opinions on what the real solutions are to decreasing gun crime in the
With his outlandishly theatrical outbursts, absurd rants, and an uncontrollable urge to rudely shout his way through a conversation - he has gone
from fringe nutjob to mainstream nutjob in one interview.
Shame on you alex, you had a chance to do things right. Now you're just going to be dragged on these shows to up the ratings. Bringing up tower 7 in a
conversation about gun control? Seriously?
I know he sits on his show all day ranting incessently into a microphone, but no matter how much truth you're spouting, no-one of any worth will
listen if you have the oratory skills of an 8 year old bully.
Lastly, the UK is not a police state, we are not in a dictatorship, we are not oppressed akin to east berlin before the wall, we are free people. To
address our gun crime As PM said (which can be debated) we have on average 35 fatal gun crimes here a year. How many do the states have again?
I find it shocking how people can hand-on-their-heart say that banning (which doesn't actually mean banning at all if you look at our gun laws) guns
would NOT decrease gun crime. How simple are you?
Here's a link to a united nations report on firearm homicides.
The uk has one of the lowest rates of gun crime (0.7 per 100). Now do you think that is because we do not have a second amendment right to bear arms
easily, or for some other reason? Serious question.
edit on 9-1-2013 by sabsy because: clarifying average gun crime stats for the uk with