The Brady Center to Prevent Handgun Violence rescinded their Visionary Award to Piers Morgan after his jihad against the Second Amendment resulted in skyrocketing handgun sales.
In an unprecedented move, the Brady Center to Prevent Handgun Violence has rescinded a Visionary Award given to former CNN talk host Piers Morgan after handgun sales spiked in the two years since he was honored.
The move comes on the heels of last week’s final episode of CNN’s Piers Morgan Live, which the cable news network pulled the plug on after three years amid slumping ratings. Morgan, a former British tabloid editor, became famous for his on-air tirades against American gun laws and the National Rifle Association.
“We thought Piers Morgan would be a worthy recipient of our Visionary Award given his fervent passion for gun control,” Brady Center President Dan Gross said of his decision to take the award back. “But in reality he had the opposite effect. Within two years of honoring him, handgun sales skyrocketed across the county. I guess people find him grating or something and purchased guns just to spite him.”