Piers Morgan: “The only civilians who ‘need’ an AR-15 assault rifle are those who want to commit mass murder”

Supporters of the Second Amendment begged to differ:

If you’re still unsure what to think, the slideshow recommended by @Trillian_01 is well worth your time. Watch it here.

  • Steve_in_RR

    I say that we just ignore this guy. He’s only saying these stupid things because he IS stupid and he’s getting publicity. Then he’ll go back into obscurity where he belongs.

    • Michele

      I agree he is constantly trying to get attention. He has no clue what he is talking about. He is totally annoying.

    • Jewish Right Winger

      I would agree, but he is such an easy target!!!

    • tredglx

      The only people that need to watch Muskets Morgan are the ones who can’t fall asleep otherwise.

    • BlueGood

      The only British Subject in North America who needs a microphone to spew Bullschit is a pastey & chubby goof who probably likes sex with Aardvarks….after spending a lifetime of pulling wings of of flies, then dragonflies, then small birds, then Unicorns….then……….WHO KNOWS WHAT HE WILL DO??????

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      No kidding. Bloody Limejuicer has trolled the whole dang country!

  • SAL

    How much further did your ratings tank last week for you to spout this incoherent and ignorant gem, Musket?

  • http://ownthenarrative.com/user/29 Sarge_87

    This guy is in the same category as the Kardashians and Honey Boo Boo.

    • YERMOM182

      that would be a step up for him

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    This has always been a debate in which Musket has been *sunglasses* unarmed.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    The only ‘journalists’ who have a twitter account are those who want to commit mass stupidity. That’s what they are, stupid. #dumbasses

  • LyleLovett666

    A peak into the mind(just barely) of another lib who would be off on a killing spree if he got his hands on a defensive weapon.Project much pierced?

  • Steve_J

    The only people who need the First Amendment are those who have something to contribute to the discourse in this country. That leaves Musket out.

  • $35072932

    Why Does Anybody Need an Assault Weapon? Because They Want It.

    At this point, many self-defense activists respond that the need for guns has to do with the ability to defend against tyrannical government. Then gun controllers chirp, “but you can’t defeat tanks and nuclear weapons with rifles!” thereby demonstrating that they don’t keep up with the war in Afghanistan and skipped their history lessons about some difficulties the U.S. military ran into in a place called Vietnam.

    But really, that’s all irrelevant. Because in free societies, you don’t have to justify owning things. You get to own them because you want them and have the means to acquire them. And you get to acquire more than just the basic necessities, if you so choose.

    My ability to acquire pets and stuff that I want without having to justify the acquisitions is an expression of my personal freedom.

    The appropriate answer to “Who the hell needs … ?” is “hey, if you don’t want one, don’t buy it.” The right to own stuff without an explanation is the right to be free.

    Why are Oppressives like Musket so against Liberty and Freedom?

    • Dorotha

      they were against liberty and freedom 200+ years ago, reason our forefathers ran away from jolly old england, they were sick of the tyrannical control the royals had over thier lives . They came here to get away from being CONTROLLED, now we have some of the idiots here trying to tell us what we can and cant do, mccartney and morgan seem to be the biggest mouths from jolly old talking trash, GO BACK TO JOLLY OLD AND MIND YOUR OWN DANGED BUSINESS!!!!

      • $35072932

        Yes, and they have the nerve to label themselves as ‘Liberals’ – as in being for Liberty.

        They are nothing of the sort.

  • waltermitty2012

    The killers in Tucson, Ft. Hood, and Va Tech used hand guns that were legally obtained. Other than that, he has a valid point.

    • AaronHarrisinAlaska


      • waltermitty2012


        • YERMOM182

          his point is not valid. it is Statist.

        • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

          ‘The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” –Thomas Jefferson

          Why do you hate Thomas Jefferson?

          • Garth Haycock

            “Be the ball.” – Ty Webb

        • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

          “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined, nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants. They serve rather to encourage than prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” –Thomas Paine

    • TocksNedlog

      WHAT is “valid” about it?

      • waltermitty2012

        I guess my snark meter needs adjustment.

        • AaronHarrisinAlaska

          If your claim of his point being valid was meant to be sarcastic then yeah, it needs work. Context can be hard when commenting where no one can hear the tone of your voice. If you’re truly being sarcastic then I appologize for simply dismissing you.

          • waltermitty2012

            No harm, no foul. It’s all good.

            My apologies for calling you a bore.

    • Garth Haycock

      Your twitchy name is appropriate, as you truly live in a fantasy world.

    • Lamontyoubigdummy

      I’m gonna recover that fumble and advance the ball.

      Tucson: Mentally deranged man with history of misdemeanor and felony offenses with the state, county DA, and county Sheriff’s Dept a mile long (not to mention his parents and relatives begging the county for years to commit him to a psych ward for treatment).

      Ft. Hood: Islamic terrorist. Period. End. Stop.

      Virginia Tech: Mentally deranged man who was in therapy but had been off his meds for an undetermined amount of time prior to shooting.

      “Gun control”, or simple back ground checks that include red flag medical history of mental illness?

      Under our current federal tyranny I get that access to med records can be a slippery slope, but, under Obamacare the IRS is gonna have ’em anyway, and it ain’t rocket surgery to figure no sane person commits mass murder.

      And I’ll pony up a reasonable “gun safety” law that even Texans would get on board with (“gun safety”…that’s what the media is calling it now, right?)

      Lock boxes/ gun safes.

      If you just own a pistol, lock box. If your a sustenance hunter/ outdoorsman or outdoors woman (hello, ladies), or home and self defense is the purpose, or hell, your a “Doomsday Prepper”…whatever. Multiple fire arms = gun safe with secure combination. Especially if there are minors in the home (and thanks to Obama “minors” are apparently now classified as any child under the age of 27. And, since your 26 yr old dropped an $80k loan on some ridiculous humanities degree, has zero marketable skills and can’t get a job after college, they’ll p’rolly be living under your roof in their old room anyway…but don’t expect a tax break).

      Here’s my simple gun safe argument: Adam Lanza was crazy. His mother Nancy knew he was seriously unstable and had violent tendencies. She kept a collection of firearms that were unsecured. Now…had she had a secured gun safe can I claim that the God awful massacre of children wouldn’t have happened at Sandy Hook? Nope. Like any common criminal, with a bit of $$ he could have purchased firearms off the street to carry out his murderous intent (see: crazy in the above sentence). What I can claim is that he wouldn’t have killed those children with his mother’s guns.

      But, alas…for Peirs “safes” are for grandmothers pearls (and damning evidence that can be used by the Prosecution in his hacking scandal).

  • SpinMeNot

    If Musket Morgan wants my guns, my 2nd amendment rights, I’ll give them up when he gives up his 1st Amendment Rights and just shuts up.

  • waltermitty2012

    If muskets are banned only criminals would have muskets. – Unknown 1791

  • tjp77

    Maximum trolling.

  • jaazee

    If we have to give piersmorgan a mic, we should be able to give Europe Lawrence O’Donnell. Over 3 million AR-15’s sold in America, and a half dozen might have been used in shootings. Fertilizer & Diesel fuel killed 600 in Oklahoma!

    • tredglx

      Let’s give them Rosie O’Donnell as an added bonus.

    • ozconservative

      Pesticides were used to kill millions in Nazi Germany

  • grais

    The only Brits who ‘need’ to be in the US are the ones avoiding phone hacking investigations in England.

  • http://twitter.com/stupid_republic Stupid Republic

    Piers reminds me of another British subject who posed as a news anchor — Peter Finch as Howard Beale in the film “Network.”

    Didn’t work out so well for Howard in the end.

  • daphnetaggart

    Why are people still paying attention to this libtard? He’s about as relevant as Britney Spears.

  • HARP2

    We are already planning the party after your show is cancelled morgan.

  • $21367552

    Meanwhile, as you obsessively report on every tweet by Piers Morgan and other “gun grabbers”, a good young white Christian responsible gun owner has gunned down his parents and three siblings in New Mexico (on gun appreciation day, no less). Why the crickets in the right wing blogosphere on this story? Quintuple homicide less important than tweets?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Does that mean you’ll start talking about the quadruple homicide that President Obama watched happen on live video in Benghazi?

      Will you call for Eric Holder to round up the 2500 illegal rifles he sent into Mexico for the drug cartels to use to kill a US Border Patrol Agent and hundreds of Mexican citizens?

      Yeah, I didn’t think so.

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        What dickanon has done is the very definition of “trolling.” Attempting to derail a discussion by the introduction of a different topic which he believes he may score points off of more easily than the original topic.

        ~ Go about your business, little troll.
        ~ This isn’t the thread you’re looking for.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      And how many young men have died in Chicago, the Shangri-La of gun control, this year?

      • Michael Smith

        Oh you won’t hear about that

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      But if you insist, let’s talk about this one too:

      BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. — “A 12-year-old girl did what she had to do to protect herself from an intruder in her home on the Texas border.She hid in a closet and shot him when he tried to open the door….Under-sheriff Ken Golden says the girl is a hero and that under the circumstances, she did everything right to protect herself .”

      If haters like you had your way, that little girl would likely have been raped, dead, or both by now. Is that what you would have preferred? That she didn’t have the access to a firearm and the knowledge to use it to protect herself? Why do you hate little girls so?


    • Michelle

      Not sure why you felt the need to put “white” in there. His last name is Griego – that’s hispanic. But his race is a non-issue. This boy shooting his family isn’t a gun control issue, it’s a gun safety issue (again). The only question to be asked is why a 15 yr old boy had access to his father’s guns. Why were they not locked in a gun safe?

  • http://twitter.com/mklo096 Adi

    And the only people watching Piers Morgan are those who committed intellectual suicide.

  • TocksNedlog

    Musket, of course, is all-too willing to let the government tell us what we “need”.

  • Jim Campbell

    Pierce Morgan why do you continue to confuse so called “Assault weapons” with weapons that are fully automatic. Are you so completely vapid and take no interest in your trade, yes it’s not a profession to tell the facts, hand guns cause the greatest amount of problems. Go back to London where you belong.

  • Garth Haycock

    The only British civilians who need to be in the United States are those who are hiding from justice in their homeland because they committed felonious phone hacking.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    It’s gone past a human character issue. And credibility waved bye-bye way back when he was still in ol’ Blighty.

    Irrelevant is not so much of a descriptive anymore as it is just a simple, common sense given.

    While calling him a filthy cheap whore seems fitting, it’s likely understandably offensive to at least some percentage of filthy cheap whores.

    I’m gonna go with Humonculus.

  • http://twitter.com/smilinatitall Alexander Ivan

    Dummy up America! Ignore the douche. He’s playing you like a cheap violin.

  • Ariadnea

    When it comes to ignorance, idiocy and stupidity, that idiot Brit does not disappoint.

  • stuckinIL4now

    So pinhead who knows squat about guns now thinks he’s qualified to tell us all what kinds we need and don’t need. Has the guy fired anything besides a squirt gun ever?

  • Gallatin

    Piers Morgan✔
    The only civilians who ‘need’ an AR-15 assault rifle are those who want to commit mass murder. That’s what they do. #killingmachines

    The only governments who ‘need’ drones, machine guns, tanks, missiles, bombs, chemical weapons, a complicit press to disarm the citizenry, are those who want to commit mass murder. That’s what they do. #killingmachines

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GW6ALM3N2YFTOT6TN3GZGAHQG4 Frank Balcer

    Piers, you are not a US citizen. you have no say in what we can & can not have in this country. shut your mouth. if you don’t like people having firearms, then go back to England.

  • walterc

    This whole “nobody needs” argument is beside the point. One “NEEDS” food, water & shelter, to survive. Nobody needs to drive a car, much less an escalade or navigator or limo, no one needs to live in a mansion, our ancestors lived in caves, and one room cabins and got around on horses, just fine. It’s not a matter of needing an AR15 or a 30 round magazine. It’s a matter of wanting and being able to afford and ar15, an escalade and a 6 bed 3 bath house in the burbs.

  • $7610427

    Ummm…you might want to “google” what an AR-15 actually is, dummy…

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

    even that slideshow has problems with real rate and cyclic rate.

  • J Bright
  • http://www.awinninghabit.com lissa

    He’s just called everyone who owns one of the best-selling rifles in the US a mass murderer. Generalizing is so effective, isn’t it?

  • Guest

    With very few exceptions, crimes involving firearms take place at close range,

    THAT is where the shotgun is most effective, yet they are not considered antisocial.

    Tell enough lies to enough stupid people and it becomes the “truth”….

    Goebbels was on to something.

  • itzyaboi95

    Piers just wants attention.