CNN host Piers Morgan really doesn’t like the fact that we have the right to keep and bear arms in this country. To that end, he routinely exploits tragedies, such as the Washington Navy Yard shooting last week and the Newtown massacre last December, in an effort to call for more gun control.
Fortunately for those of us who enjoy the finer things in life, he has embarrassed himself quite a bit recently in his zeal to attack the Second Amendment. Here are 7 ways that he has done that.
1. After the Navy Yard shooting, Morgan reported that an AR-15 was used
In his effort to ban so-called “assault rifles”, Morgan claimed that an AR-15 was used in the Navy Yard shooting.
There is one very small problem with that reporting: an AR-15 was not used in the Navy Yard shooting.
2. After realizing his mistake about the AR-15 reporting, Morgan didn’t admit that he was wrong
After realizing that he had made a mistake in his reporting, Morgan refused to simply apologize and admit his error. Instead, he tweeted this:
Lots of confusion over exactly what guns Wash Navy Yard shooter used. But do you think it matters to the victims? #GunControlNow
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 17, 2013
But there really is no confusion about what kind of guns were used (a shotgun and pistols). Why didn’t he just admit that?
3. And yes, Morgan did care about what kind of gun was used
In Morgan’s tweet shown above, he seems to say that it doesn’t matter what kind of gun was used “to the victims.”
If it doesn’t matter what kind of gun was used, why did he go out of his way to point out (incorrectly) that an AR-15 was used?
4. He tweeted that blind people should shoot at targets near conservative pundits
In response to an Iowa law that will allow blind people to obtain gun permits, Morgan went on a rant against a couple of people who believe in the Second Amendment: Dana Loesch and Ben Ferguson.
They were pretty quick to respond.
5. Speaking of Dana Loesch, Morgan banned her from his show
That tweet is a reference to a Muslim terrorist who murdered a British soldier. He did it with a machete, not with a gun. He did it in the UK, where guns are basically banned.
Piers Morgan didn’t like his own tactics being used against him, so he banned Loesch from his show permanently.
6. Morgan was surprised to learn that semi-automatic rifles, such as an AR-15, have a lot of power and shoot fast
7. Morgan believed that the father of a Newtown victim was heckled when he wasn’t
This past January the members of the lamestream media were beside themselves over an alleged “heckling” incident when the father of one of the Newtown victims spoke about his son. This heckling, according to the popular narrative, was conducted by gun rights supporters.
The problem with that narrative, as with so many other media narratives, is that it was completely false.
Piers Morgan, being a charter member of the lamestream media, simply jumped on board and, in an effort to make gun rights supporters look bad, he condemned the bunch for their heckling. When it was revealed that they didn’t, in fact, heckle anyone, then Morgan did what he does best: he refused to admit his mistake. Instead, he gave us this snarkfest:
AN APOLOGY: No, those gun supporters didn’t ‘heckle’ Neil Heslin – they just shamed themselves with their disgusting behaviour. My mistake.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 30, 2013
It was another embarrassment for Morgan as he refused to admit that he was wrong.