Megabanks, China, “murder pills”, communists, the US government and Piers Morgan are all conspiring to take away America’s guns in order to destroy its people – according to a bizarre pro-gun rant by radio shock jock Alex Jones on CNN.
Jones, who runs Infowars, began the petition to deport Morgan for his anti-gun campaigning in the wake of the massacre of 26 people, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Connecticut.
Throughout the debate, Jones roared over the top of Morgan, blaming “suicide and murder pills” and “megabanks who control the planet” for the violence in America, and claiming the UK had a higher violent crime rate since the government “took away the guns”.
Piers Morgan is an avid campaigner for gun control
Morgan pointed out the UK’s annual gun murder rate of 35, compared to more than 11,000 deaths caused each year by guns in the States, but Jones said he was unconcerned by Morgan’s “little factoids”.
“They’ve taken everybody’s guns, but the Swiss and the American people,” he said. “True, we have more gun violence, but you have more muggings, deaths, stabbings.
“That woman [in India] was raped to death with a four-feet iron rod, you can’t ban the iron rods.
“Hitler took the guns, Stalin took the guns, Mao took the guns, Castro took the guns, Chavez took the guns and I’m here to tell you, 1776 will commence again if you try to take our guns!
“It doesn’t matter how many lemmings you get out their on the street, begging you to take their guns! We will not relinquish them, do you understand?!
“The republic will rise again if you try to take our guns!”
Blaming many of the murders on “gangbang violence” and drugs like Prozac, Jones yelled: “The US number one killer is suicide because they give people mass murder pills. I want to blame the real culprit! Suicide pills! Mass murder pills!”
Jones was skewered by Morgan in the second half of the debate on his views on 9/11, which he believes was a plot by the military and the US government. Answering Morgan in a mocking, high-pitched, faux British accent, Jones said: “Hitler burnt down his own Reichstag didn’t he?”
Shock jock Alex Jones, who was on Morgan’s show
Jones also took Morgan to task for his editorship of the Daily Mirror and attempted to link him to the News International hacking scandal. He said: “They arrest people in England if they defend themselves, that’s on record. My God, you have a total police state.
“Everybody is fleeing the country because – you’ve had to flee, bud. Yeah, you fled here. Why don’t you go back and face the charges for the hacking scandal?
“Why did you get fired from the Daily Mirror for putting out fake stories?
“You think you’re a tough guy? Have me back with a boxing ring and I’ll wear red, white, and blue, and you’ll wear your Jolly Roger.”
Shortly after the interview on Piers Morgan tonight, Politco reported the White House’s response to the petition, which gained more than 100,000 signatures, well over the 25,000 required to warrant an official White House response.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said: “The White House responds to all petitions that cross the threshold and we will respond to this one.
“In the meantime, it is worth remembering that the freedom of expression is a bedrock principle in our democracy.”