NEWT GINGRICH: So where — so where are you — so where are you on pistols that have fairly large capacity? Where are you on the pistols that killed most of the people in Chicago, Piers?
PIERS MORGAN: My position —
GINGRICH: It’s okay if we kill them individually?
MORGAN: No. Let me make my position.
GINGRICH: Are you saying three, four, five, and that’s okay?
MORGAN: Let my position very, very clear. What is happening in Chicago is completely outrageous, completely unacceptable. I think there’s been a total breakdown in the effectiveness of the law enforcement. Because when you compare it to New York, they have solved a lot of the gun problems in New York with very stringent gun control and they’ve enforced it properly. There are — it’s like the Wild West situation in parts of Chicago. I’ve been there, I think it’s outrageous. And I think the fact that 11,000 or 12,000 people die a year in America from gun fire and a lot of that is from handguns used by criminals and gangsters is disgraceful.
MORGAN: And I think many of the other —
GINGRICH: So why — right. So why don’t you share your real view?
MORGAN: Many of the other proposals —
GINGRICH: Isn’t it —
MORGAN: It’s all wrong to me.
GINGRICH: Isn’t your real view that you would ban pistols if you could?
MORGAN: No, it wouldn’t. What —
GINGRICH: Wouldn’t you ban pistols if you could?
MORGAN: Let me — let me explain what I would do. I would agree with Diane Feinstein. It is the high-powered guns of any variety which can fire 30 or 40 or more rounds in less than a minute that can cause mass murder that would be my primary concern right now. And the AR-15 is a prime example of that.
GINGRICH: Okay, right now, and the reason you find so many of us, and by the way, it’s a substantial majority, I think the last time I saw, 63 percent of the American people agree that the Second Amendment is actually there to protect us from tyranny. The reason you find so many of us very reluctant to go down this road is we believe each step down this road leads to the next step and the next step and the next step. And we actually think the Second Amendment is central to our liberties, not just something there for hunters, not something there for target practice, but actually there because the founding fathers remembered that when your army tried to defeat us, luckily, our peasants weren’t peasants. They were citizens. And as citizens, they were in fact armed. And that’s the only reason we were able to win the Revolutionary War.
MORGAN: And you think — and you honestly think the founding fathers sat there and thought, okay, automatic weapons are banned because they are very dangerous. The semiautomatics that can fire 100 bullets in a minute are not dangerous and they should be lawful?
GINGRICH: I think the founding fathers would have found this entire debate strange because they actually believed in individual freedom and they were very suspicious of big government, and they would find the idea that you’re going to permit, to use the word you kept using. You’re going to permit us to have a few liberties right now, was the antithesis of the American experience.
Morgan is the quintessential pompous prick. He’s so thoroughly convinced of his own moral superiority that he fails to realize when he’s been owned. His implosions against American citizens who support the Bill of Rights and Constitution are on par with former MSNBC/Current TV moonbat Keith Olbermann, and dysfunctional loony Chris Matthews.
And he’s just as unhinged.