Piers Morgan: My Guest Was 'Best Argument' for Gun Laws

Alex Jones' rant was 'really quite scary,' he says

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 8, 2013 1:15 PM CST

(Newser) – CNN's Piers Morgan thinks gun-rights proponent Alex Jones's memorable appearance on his show last night made a fine case—for his opponents. "He was the best advertisement for gun control you could wish for," Morgan tells Politico, referring to the conservative radio host. "That kind of vitriol, hatred, and zealotry is really quite scary." Jones is the guy who started the White House petition to get Morgan deported because of the CNN host's push for stricter gun laws.

The White House last night promised to respond to the petition because it easily surpassed the threshold of 25,000 signatures, notes the Daily Caller. But "it is worth remembering that the freedom of expression is a bedrock principle in our democracy," said spokesman Jay Carney, suggesting Jones better not hold his breath. Jones himself, meanwhile, posted a video after his CNN appearance, telling supporters that "if something happens to us, or we’re killed by crackheads, it was the NYPD or mafia they hired," reports Mediaite. Yeah, that's right: “If you don’t know that (Mayor) Bloomberg is total mafia, you’re on another planet."

Piers Morgan in a 2011 file photo.
Piers Morgan in a 2011 file photo.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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