Thursday, December 20, 2012

You are an unbelievably stupid man, aren't you?

What a surprise, more and more celebrities continue to make complete jackasses out of themselves in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy:

Really? One can only hope??? There's some twisted logic.
Apparently Joyce Carol Oates and Marg Helgenberger (who makes her living doing violent movies and TV shows) feel that more violence, especially to NRA members will enlighten them about gun control.

Species
Marg Helgenberger
This movie is

Violent
Scary


But that's ok, because it's make believe.

Joyce Carol Oates - writer of boring novels
So boring in fact there's a song called Joyce Carol Oates Is A Boring Old Biddy

"You are an unbelievably stupid man, aren't you?"

Then we have CNN's Piers Morgan, who apparently fancies himself as the moral compass of the free world did himself no favors by resorting to calling a guest on his show an idiot. While interviewing the executive director of Gun Owners of America, Larry Pratt, Morgan couldn't hold his tongue.


Pratt: (Through Morgan shouting incoherently) Your murder rate is lower than ours, that is true. Your violent crime rate is higher than ours as is the violent crime rate in Australia. America is not the wild west that you are depicting. We only have the problem in our cities and unhappily in our schools, where people like you have been able to have laws put on the books that keep people from being able to defend themselves. I honestly don't understand why you would rather have people be victims of a crime than be able to defend themselves. It's incomprehensible.

Morgan: You're an unbelievably stupid man, aren't you?

Pratt: It seems to me that you are morally obtuse.

Correction, Mr. Pratt, Morgan is the incredibly stupid man here, but you were obviously trying to keep the discussion civil. Morgan chose to get on his high horse and act like a jackass.

This is the problem: if you say you are in favor of private citizens owning guns, then in the eyes of people like Morgan you support killing children. There is no rational discussion, no give and take, you are a potential killer who can come unglued at any moment.

Through his blather and indignation Morgan completely missed this the point that Pratt was trying to make.

This little bit of information published in Morgan's home country The Daily Mirror reinforces the point Pratt was trying to make. In an article titled The most violent country in Europe: Britain is also worse than South Africa and U.S.  published July 2, 2009, the chart below illustrated how the UK ranks number one with the highest number of violent crimes per 100,000 residents.

league of shame



And to top it all off, Morgan showed more class with this witty Tweet:




Please try to understand the point that people like Larry Pratt and responsible gun owners are imploring people like Oates, Helgenberger, and Morgan just cannot seem to comprehend:

It is not guns, it is people

Even if you take away all firearms do they really believe that violent crimes are going to disappear? This is what Pratt was trying to say to Morgan, the violent crime rate in the UK is higher than anywhere else in the world.

What happened at Sandy Hook and in Aurora Colorado are incomprehensible, but please don't ever kid yourself for one minute that the persons who committed these heinous acts would have not either done them or killed less because guns can kill many on the spot. 

The maniac in Colorado rigged his apartment with explosives. What makes anyone think someone as twisted as him wouldn't have blown up the theater if he didn't have access to guns?

And to put a finer point on it, what would have stopped him from obtaining the firearms he wanted illegally if he was so bent on doing what he ultimately did?

The answer: NOTHING.

You can call us idiots and morons but you are not helping your case when you cannot present your views professionally. Piers Morgan is a phony of the highest order.






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