Boom!… Ben Shapiro POUNDS Piers Morgan On Gun Grabbing and Bully Tactics (Video)

Piers Morgan may want to ban knives, too. Cuz Ben Shapiro cut him to shreds tonight on CNN.

This was textbook material– Ben Shapiro was on with Piers Morgan tonight to discuss his new book “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” and talk gun control. Right from the start of the interview Ben took it to the anti-gun bully – calling him a bully. And, it was all downhill for Piers for the next 13 minutes. For some reason Piers would not answer Ben’s questions,

“If you are so concerned about gun deaths then why won’t you ban handguns? Don’t you care about the children in Chicago?”

Then Piers went on to call the US Constitution, “Your little book!” Disgusting.

This was great. Sit back and enjoy.

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  • bg

    ++

    Thank You Mr. Shapiro!!

    there is a God, and we are the people, Amen..

    ==

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  • I don’t think it’s smart to accept the left’s language of “assault rifle.” They win if we adopt their slogans. An AR-15 is not an “Assault rifle” unless it used to commit an assault. A kitchen knife is an assault weapon if it’s used to attack someone, but otherwise it’s just a kitchen knife. Shapiro also seems to be ok with federal registration of gun owners. That’s the first step to confiscation.

    This video became tedious about half way through. Shapiro is not a good spokesman for gun rights, in my view.

  • mg

    What an ingrate that brit subject is.

  • Sasja

    Teejaw. I agree with you.

  • bg

    ++

    albeit he’s spot on about the left being “bullies”..

    we all know the (fitb & piss be upon him) doesn’t have his
    facts straight, unfortunately.. Shapiro is lacking knowledge
    of a pertinent fact as well:

    December 30, 2012

    Rifle found in Lanza’s trunk not a Bushmaster

    [After two weeks of media reports that a .223 AR-15 Bushmaster
    was found in the trunk of Lanza’s car, gun aficionados point out
    that the rifle is not a Bushmaster, nor even an AR-class assault
    weapon. Gun experts say that the weapon shown in an NBC
    News report is some kind of shotgun. (video & more at link)

    seems to me everything is a dog and pony show, they keep US
    busy with one thing, while doing other things behind our back..

    Federal Assault Weapons Ban

    [The Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB), or Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act, was a subtitle of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, a federal law in the United States that included a prohibition on the manufacture for civilian use of certain semi-automatic firearms, so called “assault weapons”. The 10-year ban was passed by Congress on September 13, 1994, and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton the same day. The ban only applied to weapons manufactured after the date of the ban’s enactment.

    The Federal Assault Weapons Ban expired on September 13, 2004, as
    part of the law’s sunset provision. There have been multiple attempts
    to renew the ban, but no bill has reached the House floor for a vote.
    ]

    a False Assault on Assault Weapons

    [Machine Guns Still Illegal

    Contrary to what the ad clearly implies, any weapon that can fire 300 rounds per minute remains illegal for civilians to own without specific clearance by the US Department of Justice.

    In fact, machine guns have been tightly regulated since the passage of the National Firearms Act in 1934, in the wake of the gangster era. Legal ownership of a machine gun requires an extensive federal background check, fingerprinting, signed clearance from the chief of local law enforcement (such as a county sheriff), a $200 excise tax, and weeks of paperwork. That was true before the assault-weapon ban was enacted in 1994, and it remains true with the expiration of the ban at midnight Sept. 13, 2004.

    That’s made clear in a question-and-answer document posted Sept.
    13 on the Web site of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
    Explosives (ATF), explaining the effect of the expiration of the assault
    -weapon ban:

    ATF: All provisions of the National Firearms Act (NFA) relating
    to registration and transfer of machine guns . . . still apply.

    The fully automatic version of the AK47 — pictured and described
    in the ad — remains just as illegal as it was before the ban expired.

    [..]

    But it is also a fact that Bush was publicly committed to sign
    an extension if Congress passed it, and it was Congress that
    failed to do so.]

    January 10, 2013

    The Obamas of The World ‘Don’t Want to Save Lives’:
    The Ted Nugent Gun Interview You’ve Been Waiting For

    ==

  • Oliver

    Related: great article on how the Left thinks … GOP needs to read this!

    The Left’s Greatest Mind-Trick: Politicizing Emotion

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/01/the_lefts_greatest_mind-trick_politicizing_emotion.html?utm_source=1-9-13&utm_campaign=AT+Newsletter+1-9-13&utm_medium=email

  • I got a whole different impression on who kicked whose butt here. It sounded to me like this young man came unprepared to deal a blow against this British twit who carries leftist water. He could not counter Piers examples of the latest murders and what they were using to commit those murders. What he needed to have brought with him were the latest stats of killings for the past six months in Chicago and what guns were used by the Black gang bangers, in New York and what guns were used in the latest dozen or the past twenty or so killings, and in Los Angeles and who it was who was doing the killings in each of these cities, what weapons were used in L.A. and how many it was that were killed, and killed in each of these cities, numbers that I’m sure would make it look like no one was killed at Sandy Hook. And this is numbers for every month, not year!

    And while he was at it he could have made Piers look stupid as to the facts as to how many knifings and beatings and clubings, muggings that occured where a weapon other than a gun or a knife was used where there was an injury on the victim and what weapon British criminals are using since they can’t get their hands on as many guns as criminals can in this country.

    That’s what would have shut Piers up. Piers seemed to be able to use ordinary liberal bull crap and take this young man apart. I would be interested in knowing who helped this young man write his book on how the left does exactly what Piers Morgan did to him in this clip and did a good job of it. What Piers did is what has been taking place in every meeting of two or more liberals since Sandy Hook took place. The left has already won the argument as they always do.

    The left will always win the argument until we get our *hit together and start hanging the kind of society THEY have made America into, since they have taken the society over back in the 60’s, like a millstone around their necks and that is how they are the ones who have not brought the Black race into check in the way they were allowed to “just be’s Black” when the Civil Rights Act was signed into law. And that is the left have not tried one damn single bit to tell Blacks that if they are going to get all these freebies they are going to be giving them they are going to have to clean up their act. And the reason being is White tax payers are going to eventually rebel against the money they are going to have to cough up over decades to keep this “fair and equal” scam going if they don’t clean up their act.

    And what I’m referring to is Blacks are going to have to put an end to all the crime where guns are killing their children who are dealing drugs and doing drugs. Where Blacks are going to have to work harder to keep their kids off dope, and teach their daughters to keep their god damn legs together and stop having illegitimate children every time they meet some new guy!! Where the left is doing a horrible job at taking care of the race they took over back in the 60’s, and that trillions of dollars has been spent.

    And now we have the liberals allowing illegal Mexican’s to enter the country in order to have another poor people to use against White people’s Bible’s, guns, conservatism, Republicanism, and their Constitution (because most Black people really do believe the Constitution was written for White people and not for them). And now the Mexican Mafia and MS-13 gangs have most towns outnumbered, outgunned, and just out every other way. Liberals have missed one major thing and that is Mexican’s don’t give a damn about America, our Constitution, either political Party, and don’t give a damn about becoming American or some numb nuts working guy so they can become a citizen. The could care less about becoming citizens, let alone what the left or Obama is going to do in order for them to become citizen’s. They are making all the money they want just the way they are, illegal.

    That’s what this young man should have had ready to unload on Piers Morgan. Otherwise he lost.

    Now, if it had been Mark Levin, that would have been different.

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  • man_in_tx

    Are you kidding? Did you listen to Shapiro? He would ban private sales of guns without intrusive Government background checks.

    Ann Coulter loves Shapiro: He is no Constitutionalist. He also wants laws requiring people to lock up their own weapons?

    Can we just stop trying to make concessions? The left is relentless: Their concessions are only temporary — they want to strip us of our guns so they can have their way with us.

  • bg

    ++

    BTW BTW BTW BTW BTW BTW BTW BTW BTW BTW BTW BTW BTW 😀

    January 9, 2013

    This Is How a Secret Gun Provision
    Made its Way Into Obamacare Legislation

    [The Washington Post first reported on Dec. 30 about the presence of this controversial wording. Under a section with the headline “Protection of Second Amendment Gun Rights,” the NRA-advocated wording is nestled deep within the law. The Post called the inclusion, “a largely overlooked but significant challenge to a movement in American medicine to treat firearms as a matter of public health.”]

    January 10, 2013

    Gun Advocates Celebrate ‘Secret’ Obamacare Provision
    Forbidding Exec Order To Regulate Guns And Ammo ….

    [As for Reid’s reasons for burying a pro-gun measure into the body of the
    Affordable Care Act, the Majority Leader is said to have been concerned
    that the NRA planned to take an active position against the passage of
    Obamacare and decided, no doubt with the permission of Reid’s friend,
    NRA boss Wayne LaPierre, to head the problem off at the pass by putting
    language in the bill that would mollify the gun lobby.

    Further, there was concern that a conspiracy theory then in circulation
    among right – wing circles — a meme suggesting that the Obama
    Administration had cleverly planted language in the ACA that could be
    used as a tool to get to the guns—would further erode public support
    for the legislation. For these reasons, Reid determined to insert some
    cozy language for the gun people into the Senate version of the ACA
    — language certain to escape public review at a time when the
    conversation was far more focused on hot button subjects like death
    panels, taxes and mandates.
    ]

    “There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in
    the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes
    to enslave men by force, socialism – by vote. It is merely the difference
    between murder and suicide.” — Ayn Rand

    ==

  • Oliver

    #11 Man_in_Tx:

    Heard an interesting observation today: that Obama’s strategy may be to get everyone all fired up over confiscation etc so that when they propose something less radical, it will seem “reasonable” and people will get behind them.

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  • Carol-Christian Soldier

    I agree w/ # 11 –
    No concessions on the US citizens Second Amendment rights–Mr. Shapiro–
    and
    Mr. Shapiro was too nice- to the scum bag PM..
    C-CS

  • Multitude

    “The fact that my grandparents in Europe didn’t fear (tyranny) is why they’re ashes.”

    It takes so little to go from morals to mores; habits, customs, bureaucratic practice, as the 20th century philosophical expert on totalitarianism Hannah Arendt points out.

    Barack Obama and his progressive ideological troops are no different than their progressive predecessors in Germany and Russia. Let’s quit bantering about foolish rules like the “Godwin Law” that says you cannot point out that a progressive is a first cousin to his Nazi family. Society must be able to point out a genocidal killer when it sees one.

  • Robert

    The argument should not even be about guns at all. It should be about mental illness and the over-exposure of the general population to the mentally ill.

  • Winston Wolfe

    I have no idea why anybody gives a damn what Piers Morgan says or does.

  • Stephen Meares

    Alternative news broadcasters are screaming that Democide is about to begin in usa and thats why the people want to keep thier guns.

  • Highlander

    Morgan is such a twit. As a citizen of the very country whose tyrannical government drove us to revolt, he certainly MUST understand why American citizens would want to remain well armed. He’s just being willfully obtuse about it. Let’s face it … Brits are insanely jealous of the fact that we successfully secured our independence, while they remain subservient to the crown. It haunts them, and makes them feel weak and inferior …. which, of course, they are. Why ANYONE would give a crap what a spineless pussy like Piers Morgan thinks about gun laws in America is beyond me. Why any news network in this country would ever employ him is even more puzzling …

  • Sandy

    A bit of topic but just read on Drudge that Bloomberg is going to restrict pain killers in hospitals. What is up with these b-terds? This is what National Healthcare brings — control, control, control.

  • Look-Out

    15 yr. old protects himself and 12 yr. old sister with dad’s rifle — shoots intruder:

    This big, bad ‘assault rifle’ leveled the playing field for two innocent children faced with bold criminals willing to invade their home during broad daylight hours. The boy used his father’s gun to defend himself and his sister from two males forcing their way into the house. Yet many want to ban this weapon for sounding so scary…

    You mean guns are used for good and save the day too?

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/video/2012/12/assault_rifle_saves_children_from_criminal_home_invaders.html#ixzz2HeRA42RW
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  • Practical Jane

    Shall Not Be Infringed.

    More Gun Laws? The laws on the books now are unconstitutional.

  • Rose

    THAT was SO NOT a pounding of PIERS!

    In fact, it was a pounding of BEN SHAPIRO. He gave NOTHIG to the fight.

    Why didn’t he AT LEAST point out that the EXPIRED ASSAULT RIFLE BAN of Reagan PROVED that BANNING ASSAULT RIFLES did NOT cut down on these mass shootings ONE SINGLE WHIT!. HE didn’t challenge PIERS on the mass shootings that PIERS claimed were done with an ASSAULT RIFLE that WERE NOT.

    He didn’t name off mass killings done without rifles, and even without GUNS.

    HE DIDN’T POINT OUT the only times the mass shootings were AVERTED was when SOMEONE WITH A GUN was ALREADY THERE, and they did NOT have to wait 30 minutes – hour for Police to arrive.

    He was so scared of saying something like how unconstitutional OBAMA is, that he said PRECIOUS NOTHING. IN FACT.

    We will lose everything if THAT is an “EXAMPLE” of Piers being told OFF.

    This was pathetic – Ben took a 1/2 a glass of water to a paint ball gun fight.

  • Rose

    AND BEN did NOT show the LIST of govt-committed MASSACRES that happened within 2-3 yrs after the govts in question SNATCHED THE CITIZENS GUNS!

  • Rose

    #23 January 11, 2013 at 3:30 am
    Practical Jane commented:
    Shall Not Be Infringed.
    More Gun Laws? The laws on the books now are unconstitutional.

    ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~
    AMEN AND AMEN!!!

    When any nation mistrusts its citizens with guns it is sending a clear message. It no longer trusts its citizens because such a government has evil plans. – George Washington.

    American Jurisprudence, 2nd Edition, Constitution quotes:
    No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law, and no courts are bound to enforce it.

    Amos v. Mosley, Constitution quotes:
    If the legislature clearly misinterprets a Constitutional provision, the frequent repetition of the wrong will not create a right.

    Justice Hugo L. Black: It is my belief that there are “absolutes” in our Bill of Rights, and that they were put there on purpose by men who knew what the words meant and meant their prohibitions to be “absolutes.”
    George Washington: Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles.

    The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good. – George Washington

    Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession. – George Washington

  • Rose

    #11 January 11, 2013 at 12:22 am
    man_in_tx commented:
    Are you kidding? Did you listen to Shapiro? He would ban private sales of guns without intrusive Government background checks.
    Ann Coulter loves Shapiro: He is no Constitutionalist. He also wants laws requiring people to lock up their own weapons?
    Can we just stop trying to make concessions? The left is relentless: Their concessions are only temporary — they want to strip us of our guns so they can have their way with us.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I caught all that insipid garbage, too.

  • Practical Jane

    #21 Sandy:

    They want you hungry, in pain, and defenseless.
    All the easier to subdue you my dear….

  • YourMaster

    due to liberalism being a mental disorder… and making the left utterly tarded.
    the left really want to take all the guns in order to disarm everyone
    once disarmed they can send their union bullies in to take your money, break your business,
    destroy your home, steal your tv’s, computers, anything that isn’t tied down
    and abduct both your pets and children to eat or marry. they can then
    force you to pay their healthcare bills, many more huge taxes… all so they can live in their parents basements and worship Karl Marx and communism while they gain off your sweat blood and tears.

  • Jaynie59

    I gotta agree with those who say it was Piers who pounded Ben. He did OK considering how smooth Morgan is, but he did not do great. A private gun registry? Yikes! And after Alex Jones no gun rights advocate should bring up the whole tyranny of government thing. They’ve already painted the tea party as right wing racist loons so don’t feed that narrative. Even if it is true it doesn’t matter, what matters is how they will spin it. Just say women need AR-15’s to protect their property after a hurricane. That’s why I want one. I want a scary looking gun so that I won’t ever have to use it. Just say something like that.

  • Militant Conservative

    Time is comming in which the gun owners will have to take back the country from

    those who wish to enslave ALL of us.

    Registration is the path the left wants. they wish to “know” who has what.

    Sorry, millions of us are off of your grid permanantly.

    The left is emboldened but having to move very carefully as to seem “resonable”.

  • John Bissell

    I’m sorry I don’t give a tinkers damn what Mark Kelly thinks.

  • donh

    WELL DONE Ben….and HERE is PROOF of the sadistic level of bullying Piers Morgan engages in …After Alex Jones got in his face…..Veiled threats of ” hoping his kids don’t get shot “…and expressing fantasy of dressing up in uniform and shooting him dead …> http://youtu.be/IbV2eYla_b8

  • RedBeard

    I find it interesting that CNN would be so benevolent as to give a talk show spot to a man who lacks education, historical perspective, and the power of rational thought. Talk about affirmative action. Say thank you to the nice CNN folks, Piers. Nod your head and smile. There’s a good lad.

    And don’t forget; when your candle burns out at CNN, you always have the fallback position of judging goofy “entertainment” acts on trash TV shows, where your deficiencies will never be noticed.

  • onbe

    Gun Free Zones are supposed to protect our children, and some politicians wish to strip us of our right to keep and bear arms. Those same politicians and their families are currently under the protection of armed Secret Service agents. If Gun Free Zones are sufficient protection for our children, then Gun Free Zones should be good enough for politicians.

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/eliminate-armed-guards-president-vice-president-and-their-families-and-establish-gun-free-zones/6RDGkxLK

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  • Campfollower

    I thought Shapiro did a fine job when you consider the asshattedness of Morgan. Two points:

    The Reagan quote was almost 20 years ago. My god, look what has occurred in the last 20 years! Reagan couldn’t conceive of an Obama presidency!

    Second: why don’t gun advocates bring up Maj. Hassan? The left wants that to disappear, but this is an ideal time to pound them with that one.

  • Shapiro repeatedly misuses the term “assault rifle.” He shouldn’t engage in these discussions until he learns something about the subject.

    None of the guns used at Aurora or Newtown were “assault rifles.”

    If it isn’t capable of “full automatic” fire, it is not an “assault rifle” — no matter what it looks like.

    And the recently introduced term — “semi-auto assault rifle” — is a liberal media propaganda invention.

  • Militant Conservative

    The left is signing its own warrant for it’s own eradication.

    They have already proven themselves as corrupt at the ballot box and leadership.

    An enemy to the constitution either foreign or domestic is just as deadly.

    Time to use Chairman Mao’s solution to this problem.

  • JR

    If CNN was smart, they would give Ben Shapiro the 8PM Central time slot. He would crush ratings.
    But they are stupid liberals so that ain’t gonna happen – ideology over profits.

  • Gravelyvoice Jim

    With friends like Ben Shapiro why do we need enemies like Piers the “Slimy Limey” Morgan?

    We need to be careful when praising people like Shapiro who seem to be standing up for our 2nd Amendment rights, but at the same time advocate for broader background checks and “mental health” screening. These are both 4th Amendment issues, so are we willing to trade away the 4th to preserve the 2nd, when we should be trading NEITHER?

    If Shapiro would think for more than a nano-second about the PROCESS he is advocating, it would be very similar to what his grandparents, who are “now in ashes” as a result of a tyrannical government went through:

    The Hitler model:
    1. Broaden the background check requirement to include private gun sales.
    2. The government will then eventually know who all the gun owners are.
    3. At some point this will be demagogued and we will all be asked to register all of our guns. for “the safety of the children” (Both Hitler and Stalon just LOVED the little children)
    4. Of course, at that point the confiscation program of the left will commence, based on
    5. Mental health screenings and provisions under the now enshrined into law Obama Care.

    Which will bring us to:

    The Stalin/Soviet Model:
    At some point we will be denied our rights to own a gun, without due process (4th Amendment) based on mental health assessments conducted by working either directly for or as agents for the government.

    We need to step out, and step out fast, from the echo-chambers of some on the right! ANY of these “conservative” politicians, authors, bloggers, and talk show hosts now advocating expanded background checks and better “mental health” screenings as a requirement for gun ownership are leading us down the same slippery path that the left is, just a little slower.

    The federal government doing anything more than NOTHING about this issue will be an infringement on our rights under either the 1st (movies and video games), 2nd, or 4th Amendments. For years we have been asking the left “What part of ‘shall not be infringed’ don’t you understand?”. It’s now time to ask ourselves this very same question.

  • lol

    love ben shapiro, love joel pollak too. andrew would be proud!

  • onbe

    #41

    We don’t need to broaden mental health screenings however we do need to enforce the
    laws we currently have to bar those with serious mental health issues from obtaining firearms.So often these nut jobs slip through the cracks. Had the shooter in Aurora or in the
    Giffords case been through the Adjudication process they would have been disqualified from legally purchasing firearms.How many more time bombs are walking around out there that are slipping through the cracks because no one will intervene on the person ?

  • Gravelyvoice Jim

    Onbe,

    Here are the issues we need to address with mental health screenings:

    1. If someone has broken no laws, should the government be allowed to infringe on his/her rights without due process? Courts should be determining guilt or innocence under the law, not whether someone MIGHT break the law (I suggest you watch the movie “Minorty Report”).

    2. Which government bureaucrat, group of bureaucrats, or politicians will we entrust to define the standards for being “nut job” for us, then deny our 2nd Amendment rights? I’ll suggest the Stalinist solution – Since most people writing on this blog are considered “right-wing nut-jobs” by those in power in the federal government today, should we start there?

    Liberty, at times, can be very messy. I do agree that a good place to start is to enforce existing laws, not make new ones; like I said earlier.

  • All_IS_LOST

    No law has ever protected a citizen from a bad/evil person willing to do harm. Only the citizen with equal or greater power/firepower can protect himself.

    No one cares about history. So we will always be doomed to repeat it.

    Eventually we will be a one world government. It is inevitable. It will happen in changes so small no one will see or understand, and then it will be.

    The bigger the government the small the individual freedom.

  • Sam Stone

    With all that is going on, firearms talks, the fiscal cliff over, the debt ceiling coming up etc etc. I am happy as hell to see that the “3 letter word J O B S” is no longer an issue!

  • Sasja

    Perhaps we need to look at medications. How many of these shooters were, or had been on, any type of drug? Especially those that treat HDD, or whatever the hell it’s called these days. Why are so many of our children supposedly autistic? Are they really or is this just the malady de jour? What meds are they prescribed and what are the side effects? Or maybe these shooters are just evil and are creating death and chaos because it’s their want.

    OT

    Yesterday, Rush had a caller; a Navy SEAL. Let us not forget those who sacrifice so much for us and show them honor by not letting the would-be dictators in DC destroy what is still the best country on earth.

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/01/10/call_from_a_real_live_hero

  • Roger

    Assault weapons have been ban for years in America and the semi-automatic look-alike rifles are not “assault weapons”! LOOK IT UP!!

  • Sparky

    Good on Ben for calling out Piers for the Left-Wing bully he is.

    It is also glaringly obvious that Ben Shapiro has more intellectual horsepower than Piers Morgan.

    Ben Shapiro is logical, factual and debates within the context of the argument.

    Piers Morgan is more interested in bullying, gossip, factual inaccuracies and ratings.

  • Espresso Logic – The 6th Sense

    Ben did a piss poor job. His point about being comfortable with ex-military owning AR-15s was ridiculous.

  • Repubtallygirl

    Why does anyone need an AR-15, because I want one and last time I looked this is still America and I can BUY one.

    I purchased my Bushmaster .225 this week.

  • Hugh

    Ben Shapiro is my new hero! Piers Morgan clearly is not interested in discussing the realities around the argument. No substantive come backs – rather little gotcha’s trying to trap Ben in hypocrisy–how utterly lame! The comment about the “little book” pretty much removes the premise that one could ever engage in a meaningful discussion with this man. He is a typical, myopic, agenda driven lefty burping out his lefty bromides.

  • debiesam

    Bravo, Ben! We need more debaters like you. You can think on your feet, and you know how to pin down the opposition. Keep up the good work.

  • nate

    2nd Ammendment: The government has assault rifles = the people must also have assault rifles.

  • nate

    Do you really think your government will turn tyranical on you?! Said Hitler in 1936. Said Piers in 2013. Answer: yes and has and is.

  • JoyO

    Ben Shapiro is right on target. We must make it clear to every political elite that WE THE PEOPLE consider implementing gun control provisions via Executive Order are grounds for immediate impeachment and passing gun controls through Congress will be fought through in our courts, in our voting booths, and wherever else the need arises.

    As well, Americans need to become as concerned about the other sections of our Constitution that this Administration and the Progressives are continually breaking.

  • Elizabeth

    Notice these anti Second Amendment CONtrol freaks continual usage of demonizing a gun magazine larger than 10 rounds. This is one of their propoganda strategies. They say “Why do you need a “large capacity” magazine?”
    My response is, WHO ARE YOU TO TELL ME WHAT I NEED?
    Why has 10 rounds become the limit to which YOU WILL ALLOW ME TO HAVE? That’s sounds very dictatorial to me.
    At some point in time when they’ve been successful in incrementally destroying the 2nd Amendment, they will drive the number of allowable rounds down even more and 10 rounds will be the demonized “large capacity” magazine.

  • Gravelyvoice Jim

    Shapiro is leading us down a slippery slope, just a little slower than Morgan wants to go.

    Hugh #52, debiesam #53, and JoyO #56 – please seem my #41 comments then answer this question:

    Which federal bureaucrat will you trust in the future to define acceptable levels of “mental health” to qualify an individual for gun ownership?

  • theBuckWheat

    “I don’t think it’s smart to accept the left’s language of “assault rifle.”

    Warning, he who controls the meaning of the terms, controls the outcome of the debate.

    The left defines “assault rifle” as any rifle that is sufficiently icky.

    I have a Ruger Mini-14. It has a nice wood and looks friendly, like some old farmer might own to shoot varmints with from time to time.

    I have a AR-15. It looks evil.

    Both shoot the same exact bullet and have the same exact lethality. Putting aside how easy it was to make an AR-15 “compliant”, under the old AWB, one was an “assault rifle” the other not.

    But consider the following report from a 1862 report by the commanding officer of the Washington Navy Yard on the Henry rifle:

    “187 shots were fired in three minutes and thirty seconds and one full fifteen shot magazine was fired in only 10.8 seconds. A total of 1,040 shots were fired and hits were made from as far away as 348 feet at an 18 inch square target with a .44 caliber 216 grain bullet”

    cite: Rifles: An Illustrated History of their Impact, by David Westwood, page 74.

    So, the AR-15 is only the current fixation of the liberal madness. Futher, this is a matter of deep ideological belief, because to liberals, government is their god and the armed citizen who is determined to resist a tyrant is a direct threat to that concept.

  • Kissmygrits

    Would ol’ Piers mind if we called the Magna Carta his little piece of paper? Probably not, since the left wants to rewrite every important document giving people their rights to ones that limit or take away rights.

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  • Simsalabim

    Mr. Pierce:

    I would not dream of judgin or punishing you, except to say that you were born from the behind of the devil, are full of devils, lies, blasphemy, and idolatry; are the instigator of these things, God’s enemy, Antichrist, desolater of Christendom, and steward of Sodom.

  • AmericaWILL

    You can’t argue with an azzhole. They have no brain, just lots of hot air.

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  • Time

    Piers, I think is in an area over his head. I think he at times believes what most believe that if and when this nation is put in a position of a tyrannical government they must be able to defend. I cannot believe that Piers would want to be left in any other position, without any means of defense, or with something that is of less worth in his defense other then a sling shot compared to what the other side is using against him. He has to have half a brain cell left. To know that what he is out there proposing is dangerous to himself, the people he loves and every other in this nation. That if they take what they propose, limit all that is required for operation, or totally stop its flow then this nation is defenseless against the high caliber, sub weapons that could possibly come knocking. Piers is in a position in his network that he must do as I say. He cannot stray from his script or form or he will be on the outside looking in. He knows who butters his bread. He will not under any condition eat plain bread without any topping or worse no bread at all. He will follow his script. Maybe, just maybe, he is allowing said guests to appear not only for ratings but for something all together different ? Maybe it’s to appear as if he is trying to force confiscation but allowing the other side to come on and get their points out, awaken the masses of why and what can come if it happens. Piers knows what took place in the UK. He knows the stats, even though he gives fake, sham ones. He tells the public to check them on Google. Well there in and of itself, is where and he knows they will find the truth, of the sham numbers. Showing just how high crime truly is in the UK, violent crime is through the roof per 100, 000 people. Much higher per capita then the US. I think Piers is sending the people a message in an indirect way. Sending them to look up numbers that will blanket the true numbers and reveal the real numbers. He I think may be helping the cause more then hurting it…

  • philwynk

    Piers Morgan is a liar at the core of his very being. He quickly slips away from any discussion of the left’s intentions, refusing even to comment on the observation that the left wants all weapons banned. He will not discuss whether his proposals will make any difference in these sorts of events, but picks apart any suggestion made by anyone else. He responds to the accusation that he is a bully by bullying — “How DARE you say…?”

    This is a disgusting human being.

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  • everybody should read bg’s link at #7, especially the video at the end.

  • the left doesn’t want to take away the citizen’s guns to fight crime. they want to take away the citizen’s ability to resist government tyranny. once a leftist government has disarmed their citizens they the real murdering starts. then the murdering of the millions start.

  • Rock

    The mental health argument is a dangerous solution if not closely restricted. History is full of example of government using it to silence the opposition.
    Many states require that children in foster care or state run institution receive mental evaluation, are they now going to be denied their Second Amendment Rights? Law Enforcement Officers receive mental evaluations after being involved in shooting resulting in the death of someone, are they now no longer to be trusted with a weapon? Vets exposed to concussions received in service are now exposed to be declared mentally deficient (note the current trend saying football players may be mentally unstable after so many head injuries). Are all vets ever treated for suspected PTSD now subject to losing the Rights they have helped preserved for us, even if found competent? Is any type mental treatment going to be a life time sentence to second class citizenship? Look closely at the current forms you fill out when purchasing a weapon. The question is simply have you ever been treated for mental issues, no mention of the diagnoses or if you are on meds for treatment, or declared normal. Federal bureaucrats are not to be trusted with the responsibility of determining the peoples mental status, as OBAMA care has demonstrated doctors should not be trusted with federal mandated diagnoses. States are the powers we must trust in these matters. After 14 years with a major Sheriffs department, I know investigators will look for any bit of information that will allow them to declare the suspect was in violation the law because he or she owned a weapon, just another charge to stack on the charges to insure a conviction on what otherwise might be a weak case.

  • Gravelyvoice Jim

    Rock – well said. Thanks.

  • Crowley

    Teejaw: “I don’t think it’s smart to accept the left’s language of “assault rifle.” They win if we adopt their slogans.”

    Another tack, debase their definition of assault (as they debase definitions of compassion and marriage and even fiscal responsibility): Let’s call knives assault knives and vehicles assault vehicles and so forth. They when the liberal cries foul, you can argue how most everything can conceivably be called assault ..

  • bg

    ++

    re: mental health

    it’s not just the mentally ill who need help,

    it is those who feed them psychotic drugs with
    full knowledge of their violence driven potential
    in order to make profits off of ObamaCare.. /s/

    [please click on connecting links for much more info, thank you]

    ==

  • ogee

    Kick his ass out of the country. He’s on TV news and doesn’t even know what the constitution is. He calls it a “book’.

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  • Tiger Eyes

    The Constitution is the final answer. Don’t be willing to engage ignorant people in mindless, endless arguments. Instead, tell them to read the Constitution and keep reading until they get it. Our rights are God Given, therefore they are not optional.
    I can’t imagine anyone stupid enough to give up their freedom because Piers wants us to be enslaved by bureaucrats.

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  • C H Ingoldby

    Rose, Ben made rational and intelligent points, he supported the 2nd Amendment and made Piers Morgan look foolish.

    Your criticisms are stupid.

  • leah

    Hey, Piers, say hello to my little book’s little friend…

  • Owen Morgan

    Please, please, please, good people of the United States, don’t send Piers Morgan (NO relation) back! Can’t you establish a Pyongyang studio for CNN, instead?

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  • Dang

    It’s not because of the fear of government tyranny. Remember the LA Riots? I do. We all should. 2003 people attacked and injured. 227 critically. No telling how many rapes. Reginald Denny could have used an assault rifle. The Korean shop owners standing on the roofs of their stores with assault rifles was enough to keep the looters away. No one can guarantee me that won’t happen where I live so I plan on keeping my guns.

  • Bob Keller

    TEEJaw, It always makes me laugh when someone criticizes someone else who is on the front line takin it for the team, and all alone with no one else there speaking out. Then they’re not the best person to be speaking out.

    Get YOUR butt out there and take over if you think it shouldn’t be Ben.

    I think he was stellar.

  • MJL

    Mr. Piers Morgan should study the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Here is a quote from Wikipedia:

    “About 700 British Army regulars, under Lieutenant Colonel Francis Smith, were given secret orders to capture and destroy military supplies that were reportedly stored by the Massachusetts militia at Concord.”

    Mr. Morgan says it’s “absurd” to think that our government could be tyrannical. The colonies were under the rule of the Crown for 169 years. Even when the American Revolutin began most of the colonies were hoping for an agreement of representation and not rebellion. Does Mr. Morgan really regard as absurd that history time and time again repeats itself?

  • Leo

    That must be the stupidest argument ever. Semi-automatic weapons as a way to resist a tyrannical argument is at best narcissistic and at worst idiotic. Governments have F16s, tanks, and nuclear bombs. The idea that you can resist using a semi automatic is ludicrous and malarkey sold by people who simply like to argue for the sake of argument.

  • Leo

    That must be the stupidest argument ever. Semi-automatic weapons as a way to resist a tyrannical government is at best a narcissistic and at worst an idiotic argument. Governments have F16s, tanks, and nuclear bombs. The idea that you can resist them using a semi automatic is ludicrous. I consider it malarkey sold by people who simply like to argue for the sake of argument. All they do is sell a certain image at the expense of the occasional mass murder. And if I want to be honest the right answer to Mr Shapiro’s question is that yes all handguns should be banned. There is a reason why our murder rate is 10 times larger than any other developed country. I know this has no chance of passing given the stringent rules for changing the constitution but that does not mean we should not be trying.

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  • Mjolnir

    Why does *anyone* listen to this preening, arrogant, lying, demagogging Leftist Apparatchik? Anyone who is honest, God-fearing, patriotic and intelligent should completely boycott his show.

    Wasn’t he fired from his program back in the UK by selling some outrageous and faked photos as proof of allied war crimes?

  • Aftar Ukicked

    Ben ate that Brit for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bravo!

  • john

    After Piers pulled out the 6 packets of Sudafed, I would have LOVED it if Shapiro pulled out a pack of Marlboro’s, placed it on the desk & said – “cigarette smoking kills 400,000 people a year in the USA, 10 TIMES the number of ALL gun deaths so why is smoking still legal, why
    doesn’t the left care about all those people”?

    “Never let a crisis go to waste” is the lefts motto. The fact that they’ve stood on the graves of these children in order to advance their political agenda is disgusting. But many hard core lefties are disgusting, selfish people. Most are hypocrites and use projection when speaking about racism. It’s too bad the media has been absorbed by the Democrat party, the amount of complete BS that’s out there in discussion right now would be laughable if it weren’t so sad & scary….. I live in New York, can’t move till my 2 children finish High School, then it’s 1) Off to Texas….2) Batten down the hatches. Cant wait to leave this freakin state.

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