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The NRA Backlash on Gun Control

Updated on December 26, 2012

CNN Piers Morgan is the Target

Let's see, since the Newtown massacre, there has been a even more terrorist-like murder, this time two firemen were killed in an ambush set by evil. The lit the fire and waited for firemen to arrive, when they did, he killed two of them and the building was allowed to burn.

In the past month, how many gun murders and atrocities have occurred? One can see how both sides react-those who want guns indicate we all should get guns to defend ourselves; those against, state more regulation. Both are more or less right. But, the this all started in 1980 when the NRA with the support of the Republican party promoted the distorted version of the Second Amendment. Now there are 400 million guns in America. Pretty soon, no one will trust another.

Piers Morgan, CNN commentator, is British but lives in the US. He is very much against the NRA and argues correctly the need for more control especially banning the AR-15 automatic rifle. Piers bashes the NRA and others with sound, logical arguments. The NRA responds with with the usual fear factor reasoning to arm and has now started online petition against Piers Morgan to have him deported back to Britain. So far, it has over 10,000 signatures.

Piers Morgan is laughing about this. There is no way he will be deported for his position. Two things should happen: where possible, local schools should have a trained person or persons able to respond and use a gun in emergency situations and automatic weapon sales should be banned and all gun buyers should undergo a mental health interview. All states should only allow those who have guns to obtain a gun permit.

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      Mike Russo 

      5 years ago from Placentia California

      Michael: Have you ever heard of the first Amendment? It's called freedom of speech. This is what Wayne La Pierre, the head of the NRA said:

      "If it's crazy to call for armed officers in our schools to protect our children, then call me crazy," LaPierre said defiantly. "I think the American people think it's crazy not to do it. It's the one thing that would keep people safe."

      LaPierre also strongly suggested that the NRA would fight any new measures that would limit gun purchases, calling them ineffective and denouncing the assault weapons ban as a "phony piece of legislation."

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      Michael 

      5 years ago

      I think America demonstrated during the Revolutionary War that we don't care what Brits, like Piers Morgan, think about our liberties. If he doesn't like our laws, he should go home.

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