And that is the reason we don't want him back. If you're dwelling on misunderstandings between foreigners, you should understand that Piers Morgan is widely regarded in the UK as a 24 carat, copper bottomed tosser. He's all yours.
Thanks for the Christmas present. I understand now.
Mr Morgan tweeted about the petition: "If I do get deported from America for wanting fewer gun murders, are there any other countries that will have me?"
The beauty of the 1st Amendment is that it allows any idiot at all to say anything they d*mned well please, short of hate speech and reckless endangerment.
He quickly gained notoriety for his invasive, thrusting style and lack of concern for celebrities' privacy, claiming that they could not manipulate the media to further their own ends without accepting the consequences of a two-way deal.
What Mr. Morgan fails to grasp is that regardless of how nuanced and reasoned his arguments may appear to Mr. Morgan, those who disagree with him, vehemently or otherwise, are equally entitled to express their opinion, in a petition or on national television or any place at all, no matter how ludicrous or stupid he may believe it to be. The 1st Amendment is not his and his alone, and it's time he learned that.
While I suppose it's possible that there's some nation on earth that hasn't yet had it up to their eyeballs with Mr. Morgan and his pompous musings on 'talent' and current events, I seriously doubt there are any others where he can support himself with these less than essential skills in the style to which he's undoubtedly become accustomed.
In 2007, Morgan was filmed falling off a Segway, breaking three ribs. Simon Cowell and others made much of Morgan's previous comment in 2003, in the Daily Mail, after former U.S. President George W. Bush fell off a Segway, that "You'd have to be an idiot to fall off, wouldn't you, Mr. President?"
In reading the anti-gun tangents from this Piers Morgan thread, I notice that all those against the U.S. Constitution's protection of the citizens FROM the government want it to be ignored because that is their will. As well as the many personal attacks or broad generalizations regarding mental health or lack thereof. In general, the basic smugness of deciding for others what is best for them just means more fierce resistance to such offerings.
Ok, then along those same lines, I hereby declare that all those nations, not many, that drive on the left hand side of the road, should begin to drive on the right.
Think about it: the majority of the world drives on the right. How many senseless tragic accidents have occurred when tourists visit those quaint countries and get it wrong by pulling out into on-coming traffice because they looked the 'wrong' way?
How many pedestrians?
How many of those quaint countries' citizens have muffed it when traveling in the majority of the 'correct' world?
Think of the lives lost, the horrific injuries. Think of the children.
I think the choice of the citizens of those quaint countries should be nullified by my will and the UN should impose the mandate. To show our solidarity, we in the U.S. will change the U.S. Virgin Islands' rules.
As to Piers' douche-ness - again, it reinforces why American movies so often use a Brit, particularly an Englishman, as the bad guy.
Before an outsider starts chuntering on about a country in which he is living, he should study something about the history, culture and geography of the country. I live in Spain and do not agree with bull fighting but do not consider that it is my prerogative to shout at the Spanish. It's their country and their culture. Piers Morgan is wrong in my view. In any case, this needs a little perspective. Look at this statistic: Nearly 40,000 people a year in the U.S., according to NHTSA stats. So do the US ban cars? Of course not. Incidentally, that number is a lot more than those killed by firearms . . .
If one of the gun-toting nutters knocks off Mr Morgan, could I please get to the front of the queue for his season ticket to his favourite football club? I've got one, but a friend of mine needs one.....
Better still, imprison him in the USA for life, (or PNG) and then we won't have to hear from him again.
Pardon my ignorance, but you have the most powerful military in the world, which rather takes care of the external aggression; then you have the National Guard which meets the "well regulated militia" requirement. I can't quite fathom the *need* to own assault weapons by civilians.
I also can't quite fathom the NRA stance that gun laws don't work, not even registration, but register all the mentally ill will somehow stop mass killings. Curious logic, but if you chaps feel that shooting your own children is an acceptable way of living who are we to argue?
Yes, it's a curious thing... NRA dogma has it that controls on guns would be difficult or impossible to carry out, unconstitutional and symptomatic of excessive federal government (something that the right-wing types especially oppose)... yet they propose controls on mentally-ill people?
I mean... a gun is relatively easy to identify (hey - it's a gun, they're fairly distinctive in appearance!) but a mentally-ill person? How on earth do you identify one of them? Before they go off the rails, I mean - which is supposedly the point. Compulsory psychological screening for all American citizens old enough to carry or fire a gun? Even if such a thing was practical and reliable (and as far as I am aware it's neither) it would surely require a police-state level of intrusion into the lives of American citizens that would have had Lavrentiy Beria salivating. And then what for those found 'guilty' - curfews, house arrest, detention camps? Compulsory drug 'treatment', electroshock therapy, lobotomies?
Of course, the NRA are likely only shoving that proposal out as a desperate attempt to deflect even a portion of the attention and blame coming their way - they're not proposing policy, just mindlessly opposing anything that might threaten their own precious position. Mindless, careless, totally lacking in responsibility. What fine, upstanding citizens... They truly are part of the problem, not anything approaching part of the solution.
Sooooo....let's round up all the guns in the country....say about 250 Million of the things....and register everyone of them....do a testimonial shot for later ballistics tests....photograph the gun....photograph the Owner...fingerprint the Owner...then track each and every one of the Guns....and Owners in perpetuity....and do so with a 100% accuracy.
The same government that gives us the Post Office, TSA, IRS, ATF, and so many other wonderful successfully competent agencies.....would be responsible for the program. You have any faith at all in now that would really turn out?
What kind of Tea are you smoking?
Now....how many Dangerous Mentally Ill people are there in the Country at any one given time?
Which population do you think would be the easier to get your arms around?
Please do use at least a modicum of commonsense when you offer up these gems of wisdom will you?
NRA membership has been averaging 8,000 + per day since Obama spoke about the Newtown tragedy.
Gun sales have skyrocketed; I've seen reports of 6.8 million since the tragedy.
Ammunition sales have been record-breaking. Shortages of nearly every common caliber - .45acp, . 9mm, .380acp, 5.56 & .223, .308, .30-30, .30-06. And the prices for that which can be found have also jumped dramatically.
Prices for those "assault" weapons and higher capacity magazines have been through the roof.
THE best gun salesman for the last 50 years has Barack Hussein Obama.
Oh, and I just joined the NRA as well having never been a member before.