Piers Morgan, Alex Jones
Piers Morgan invited radio host Alex Jones, one of the creators of the White House petition to deport the Brit, onto his CNN show to debate gun control Monday night. But before a debate could get started, Jones blew up, delivering a ballistic pro-gun rant that included references to the gang rape cases in India, Hitler and bizarre conspiracy theories involving the government and Prozac.
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Jones began by declaring that Americans' right to bear arms is one of the only things stopping "the megabanks that control the planet" from "[having] their world tyranny." As Morgan attempted to interject and ask questions, Jones began listing dictatorial world leaders whom he claims took away guns, including Hitler, Stalin and Castro. The radio host continued to get himself worked up before releasing the following aggressive tirade on Morgan:
"I'm here to tell you, 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms! Doesn't matter how many lemmings you get out there on the street, begging for 'em to have their guns taken. We will not relinquish them. Do you understand?! That's why you're going to fail, and the establishment knows, no matter how much propaganda, the republic will rise again!"
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But while Jones seemed very adamant about protecting the Second Amendment, he did his best to deny Morgan his First Amendment rights, barely letting the CNN host get more than a few words in. Morgan did his best to keep the debate on track, but Jones proved hard to derail from his rant. After declaring Morgan "a hatchet man of the New World order," Jones requested that the pair duke it out in the boxing ring.
Following the challenge, the CNN host finally began some semblance of dialogue with Jones. Upon conceding that Europe has much fewer firearm homicides — 35 in the U.K. in 2012 compared to 11,000 in the United States — Jones didn't give the statistics much weight, calling Britain a "police state" where "hoards of people" burn down houses and beat "old women's brains out every day."
Unfortunately for Jones, his barrage of arguments hasn't seemed to sway the White House into supporting his petition, which has gained more than 100,000 signatures calling for Morgan's deportation over his stance for tighter gun control in the U.S. The White House addressed the request to deport Morgan in a statement obtained by Politio saying, "It is worth remembering that the freedom of expression is a bedrock principle in our democracy."
Watch Morgan's intense showdown with Jones below.