In the recent wake of gun violence, proponents of gun control are oozing from the proverbial woodwork. It is constantly being talked about in the news and in online media forums. While I feel this debate on stifling violent crimes is necessary, I do not believe banning certain types of guns will work. Someone as evil or mentally unstable as the shooters involved with Columbine, the Colorado movie theatre, or Sandy Hook Elementary will find ways of murdering innocent people. It is my belief that our government is using fear to persuade the American people to hand over their Second Amendment right.
The Second Amendment was not created to protect the rights of hunters, as some have suggested. The Second Amendment was drafted so that the citizens of the newly created United States would never be subjected to tyranny by its government or any other. I welcome healthy debate on this matter, as it is detrimental to the sovereignty of our nation and way of life . However, when does healthy debate covered under the First Amendment become hostile and unacceptable? How do we handle it?
Recently there was a petition on the White House website calling for the deportation of a British National working inside our borders by the name of Piers Morgan. Mr. Morgan is employed by CNN, a network owned by Time Warner. Mr. Morgan is not a U.S. citizen; however, he does have a valid work visa issued to him.
The petition said:
“Morgan is engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment. We demand that Mr. Morgan be deported immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights and for exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens.”
The White House responded saying that Mr. Morgan had invoked his First Amendment right to freedom of speech when speaking out about gun control. Now, most Americans would say he is not a U.S. citizen and therefore has no First Amendment rights. According to the White House, he does. Mr. Morgan is a brash, straight forward, and to-the-point kind of man. I have to say I respect him for that quality, as many journalists tend to beat around the bush so as not to upset their viewers/readers or potential guests. However, with that said I have started a Facebook page calling for the firing of Piers Morgan from CNN due to his most recent debacle. It is titled: Boycott Piers Morgan and CNN.
On January 8, 2013, Mr. Morgan and the following panel members: Gloria Allred, Abby Huntsman and H.G. Bissinger laughed about shooting a man on live television. CNN aired the panel discussing pro-gun activist Alex Jones and then went on to propose shooting him, because he had an opinion other than theirs.
Mr. Bissinger said: “I don’t care what the justification is that you’re allowed in this country to own a semi-automatic weapon — much less a handgun. But what do you need a semi-automatic weapon for? The only reason I think you’d need it is, Piers, challenge Alex Jones to a boxing match, show up with a semi-automatic that you got legally and pop him.”
Abby Huntsman (Huffington Post employee) then says: “I’d love to see that… [laughter] in uniform.”
Piers Morgan then says: “I’ll borrow my brother’s uniform.”
This is a gross and blatant attack on a United States citizen by a foreign national. It is my deep belief that CNN (the president) owes Mr. Alex Jones a public apology and needs to fire Piers Morgan as this stunt is inexcusable.
CNN was one of many networks that aired coverage of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, yet they are airing these messages to the very same kids that it is okay to gun down someone if they have an opinion other than your own. That is tyranny and the very reason our founding fathers drafted the Second Amendment. I have also discovered that there is a law that should be upheld in this very case.
According to FBI.gov, Title 18, U.S.C., Section 241 Conspiracy Against Rights is as follows:
This statute makes it unlawful for two or more persons to conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person of any state, territory or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of the United States, (or because of his/her having exercised the same). It further makes it unlawful for two or more persons to go in disguise on the highway or on the premises of another with the intent to prevent or hinder his/her free exercise or enjoyment of any rights so secured. Punishment varies from a fine or imprisonment of up to ten years, or both; and if death results, or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years, or for life, or may be sentenced to death.
Now, I am not proposing the death penalty here. However, I do feel Mr. Morgan has no right to continue as a journalist on American soil. I am asking all the readers to please boycott CNN and any companies advertising on CNN until Mr. Morgan is fired. He is a threat to our nation and has continued to show that he has no regard for the Constitution of The United States.