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I Debated Piers Morgan on Guns. Here's How It Went.


I recently debated Piers Morgan about guns on UK's No. 1 morning TV show. Here is the story.


Thank you, Harvard! Harvard researchers just made the case for gun ownership and gun rights in the United States.

Yes, I said “thank you Harvard.” Those three words rarely come out of the mouth of a conservative - especially when the topic is gun rights. Unfortunately the Harvard study came too late for my debate with Piers Morgan on the No. 1 morning television show in England (video clip unavailable outside of Britain).


But that’s okay, because I hammered home my winning debate points and the Harvard study has now proved I was 100 percent correct in every case.

The real question is are liberals like Piers Morgan liars or just delusional? Do they understand they are spouting lies and misrepresentations? Do they realize their policies are getting good people killed in record numbers? Do they understand they are disarming law-abiding people and leaving them defenseless to be slaughtered by creeps, criminals and psychotic mass murderers?

Because if they understand all this they are very bad people. If they don’t, then they are naïve, ignorant, delusional dupes and dopes. I think the answer is the latter. These aren’t bad people. They are just ignorant. But they are dangerous to all of us.

I opened the debate by pointing out we shouldn’t be debating gun rights or gun control at all, but rather the tragedy of “gun free zones.” All the mass murders by gun that so enrage liberals - like the recent Oregon community college shooting - happen in “gun free zones.” It’s like putting a giant blinking neon sign above the door that screams “Come in and kill us all because we are disarmed and completely defenseless.”

Of course Piers hated that line of common sense and declared it wrong. He pointed out that many U.S. mass shootings had happened at military bases like the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard; Fort Hood, Texas and Chattanooga, Tennessee military recruiting center. So again, the question is, does Piers know he’s spouting lies, or is he just delusional and drinking liberal Kool Aid? Because in all three incidents, the soldiers at these military bases or recruiting centers were in fact disarmed. U.S. military bases are - for all intents and purposes - gun free zones.

Our soldiers have been disarmed and turned into helpless sitting ducks by ignorant liberal government bureaucrats. But of course the virulent, rapid, frothing-at-the-mouth, gun-hating British celebrity host wouldn’t let me respond and point out this falsehood.

Next, I pointed out that we should not be debating gun rights, but rather the war on Christians going on across the globe. Afterall the Oregon community college shooting was most definetly a hate Crime against Christians. Once again Piers went ballistic and told a lie. He responded by saying I was completely incorrect. The shooter never singled out Christians, Piers insisted.

Wrong again Piers.

Every witness told the same story. The mass murderer asked each victim “What’s your religion?” If the answer was “I’m a Christian,” he shot them in the head. Dead. If the answer was any other religion, he shot them in the leg, thereby saving their life. Headlines reported this on October 1. Yet Piers denied this during our debate on October 5.

Then I made the two key points that should win any debate about gun rights.

In response to Piers and the two gun-hating celebrity hosts blaming “gun-crazy America” for our terrible rate of “violent gun crimes,” I brought out the FACTS. I pointed out that they were misleading their British audience by quoting “violent gun crime rates.” Of course crimes by guns are higher in the United States - a country with legal guns - than England, a country that has banned guns. But the stat that matters is overall violent crime - using any weapon. England’s violent crime rate is just about FOUR TIMES higher than America’s - even though guns are banned!

Here are the facts from the FBI versus the English Home Office (their version of the FBI): in the United States there are 386 violent crimes per 100,000 citizens. In England - a land without guns - there are 1,361 violent crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Violent crime is rampant in a country like England that bans guns in the hands of law-abiding people. So why on earth are they lecturing us on the evils of guns? Why are they so intent on banning guns in our country, so our citizens can be as defenseless as theirs? Why indeed.

No surprise that my damning facts were completely ignored. They never said a word.

Next in response to being told the United States is “like the Wild West and U.S. citizens are being murdered by guns left and right” I pointed out that almost all violent crime in America occurs in urban inner cities with the strictest gun control, run 100 percent by liberal Democrat politicians. I pointed out if you subtracted Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, Memphis, St Louis, Cleveland, New Orleans and Washington, D.C. from the gun death statistics, America is among the safest countries in the world.

Their response to these remarkable FACTS? Nothing. Nada. Zero. Crickets. Not a word.

They merely threw up their hands and said, “So what would you do Wayne Root? Arm teachers?”

When I responded “Yes I would” Piers and the gun-hating celebrity hosts literally vomited and shrieked live on air. At that point they tried to paint me as an extreme, gun-crazed American.

“You want ALL teachers armed, are you serious?”

I responded with common sense. “No, of course not. Not all teachers. Only the ones willing to be armed and willing to take extensive gun training and safety classes.”

The result of this common sense response - one small sentence out of an entire debate in response to their question - were blaring headlines in newspapers that ignored every other point I made in the debate. The headlines read “NRA Man Says Arm Teachers.”

I was identified by the British media as a “NRA man” and “member of the pro gun lobby.” Both descriptions of course are complete fabrications. The media distorted who I was to try to slant the audience against me.

What I am is a private American citizen who believes in my civil rights, believes in the Second Amendment and believes in my right to defend myself and my family.

I also believe if “gun free zones” are so great, let’s make President Barack Obama and Congress live and work in “gun free zones.” Let’s make the White House and the Capital Building “gun free zones.” Let’s disarm all the Secret Service agents and Capitol Police. Let’s disarm all the security guards at the Obama children’s school - just as these liberals want your kids and mine to be left defenseless. Disarm all the bodyguards for all the Hollywood celebrities. If it’s so good to be disarmed, why do these limousine liberal hypocrites insist on armed bodyguards for themselves?

Now back to the Harvard Study. It proved every fact I cited in my Piers Morgan debate was correct. Their facts came from studying the United Nations International Study on Firearms Regulation. The Harvard researchers found where firearms ownership is most dense, violent crime rates are the LOWEST. And where firearms ownership is the most restricted and least dense, violent crime rates are the HIGHEST.

The researchers happened to point out the almost four times higher violent crime rate in England versus the United States. England also has 125 percent higher rape victims per 100,000 people than the United States.

A study by the United States National Academy of Sciences reviewed hundreds of books, articles and studies and concluded there is no example anywhere showing that strict gun control regulations have ever reduced violent crime.

Other extensive research has proven that guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens prevent or stop violent crimes from occurring anywhere from hundreds of thousands of times per year, to as many as 2.5 million times per year.

It is also a fact that the nine states with the lowest violent crime rates are all “right to carry” states.

So I conclude this story by warning Obama, Hillary Clinton and all the hordes of liberal, gun-hating, gun-grabbing, socialist zombies, you can take my guns when you pry them from my cold dead hands.

Good luck.

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