reply to post by _BoneZ_
Not a huge fan of Piers Morgan, at all.
BUT the way the OP attacks him saying "your little book" is taken completely out of context. It's clear if you watch the entire video that the reason
he says "your little book" is because Ben Shapiro, while willing to slap the constitution down on the table, is both unwilling and (likely) unable to
interpret or even quote it properly. It's essentially the equivilent of someone trying to have a proper debate with a man on the opposite side loudly
repeating "CONSTITUTION! CONSTITUTION! CONSTITUTION!" over and over without explaining further. If you really care about the Constitution, you'd know
it was created specifically with the idea in mind that it could be both altered and interpreted. Which is why when Shapiro says "that's your loose
interpretation of the 2nd amendment" it's clear that his argument is one based purely on semantics.
It's easy to say "the purpose of the second amendment was to allow the citizens of the United States to defend themselves against the government."
While that is true - IF that is actually his point, why does he bring up the statistics behind what types of guns are most commonly used is murders?
And why doesn't he even respond to Morgan's point that the MASS MURDERS are committed with assault weapons?
The highlights of this video include:
1. Shapiro says "I'm not smirking" while he's visibly smirking.
2. Shapiro accusing Morgan of calling anyone who doesn't agree with him wrong, then when Morgan says that "Punching back twice as hard is a bully
tactic" says "That's absurd and ridiculous."
3. Shapiro saying "How is this a left - right debate?" And then immediately saying "Avoiding the breakdown of left and right is irresponsible."
(Incorrect. Breaking things down as solely "left" or "right" is irresponsible.)
4. Morgan quotes Reagan, someone very right-wing (this is important because Shapiro is adamant about the distinction between left and right being
very important), as saying "Statistics prove that although we can't stop criminals from aquiring assault weapons entirely, we can dry up the supply
and make it HARDER for criminals to gain access to them." Shapiro responds, "Ok, so?"
Feel free to add your own highlights.
--How about we focus on the debate, rather than buzz-words and buzz-phrases?
edit on 12-1-2013 by HairlessApe because: (no reason