Piers Morgan came to Tactical Firearms in Texas last night, to once again debate gun control. Piers had a number of guests on his show for the debate, including Jeremy Alcede, the owner of Tactical Firearms, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, Texas State Senator Dan Patrick, and Ted Nugent. Since Tactical Firearms is here in the Houston metro area, I felt compelled to watch my first episode of Piers Morgan live and take notes.
Piers Morgan and Jeremy Alcede
The show started off rough to say the least with Piers interviewing Jeremy Alcede. First the good. Mr. Alcede comes across as a perfectly nice guy, and he also seems well-intentioned. This was refreshing for me personally after the recent online ammunition ban situation. Mr. Alcede at least didn’t recommend banning anything outright.
Now the bad. I’m not going to rant about everything he said that was wrong or that I disagree with, but here a few highlights.
On the topic of home defense, Mr. Alcede does not recommend the AR-15, rather his preference is a shotgun.
For your home, I like shotguns because you don’t have to worry about missing.
For the record, that’s completely wrong. Next up, Mr. Alcede weighs in on folks who are mentally handicapped.
People who have metal retardation…they shouldn’t have guns, they should not have the right to vote, they shouldn’t have any rights in my opinion.
Wow. To be fair, I doubt Mr. Alcede meant to say what he did, but good grief man…
After some banter and shooting, Mr. Alcede then went on to insinuate that semiautomatic AR-15s can easily and readily be converted to full auto, and again reiterated that AR-15′s were a poor choice for home defense. Thanks for that, Jeremy.
He then played right into Piers’ hands by saying that we need Slide Fire stocks and AR-15′s because the military or the UN might try to come take out guns. For home defense, he again recommended a shotgun (ok, great) but then handed Piers what he called a “typical shotgun” with a pistol grip and no buttstock that was anything but typical, not to mention a poor choice for home defense.
If you’re interested, the video is below.
Piers Morgan and Ted Nugent
Uncle Ted was by far the best interview of the night. Here are some highlights.
99.99% of the gun owners of America are wonderful people…perfectly safe, perfectly harmless…would you leave us the hell alone!
You’re the perfect poster boy to stand up for the things that make no sense at all to common sense people.
Isn’t that the truth. Then Uncle Ted made my evening by calling out the President on Benghazi.
He [President Obama] had a chance to save four American lives in Benghazi and he refused to do so, and now he’s sending F-16′s to Egypt, so how can you believe this guy?
Thank you Mr. Nugent. Piers, predictably, wanted no part of that discussion. You definitely need to watch this one, and pay close attention to Piers’ eyes at the end. To say that he was pissed would be an understatement.
No matter what Piers says, last night was not the first time that he has fired a gun, at least not the clip we saw. I’m not saying the guy’s form was perfect or anything, but it’s clear he’s shot before. Also, did anyone else catch the grin he had on his face running the Ma Deuce, and the way he tried to hide it when he was done? The dirty hypocrite liked it, clearly.
To be fair, Piers Morgan did speak respectfully of Chris Kyle in reference to his murder and called him a “true American hero”. I don’t like Piers at all, but that’s a statement I can get behind.
Overall, I don’t think it went as well as it could have, but it certainly could have been worse. Another big thank you to Uncle Ted for wrapping up the show with an awesome interview.