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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:31 AM

Piers Morgan brings gun-control crusade to Katy, Texas

A Katy gun store and shooting range provided the setting for Monday's episode of CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight," which featured Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, State Sen. Dan Patrick and rocker and National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent.

Since December's Newtown, Conn., massacre in which the shooter killed 20 children, six school employees, his mother and himself, the cable program has been engaging in the debate over firearms with "Guns in America" shows.

The verbal sparring in Texas, which was described as "Gun Country," explored the question: Does anyone in America really need an AR-15 assault rifle?

The episode opened with Morgan wearing protective gear at Tactical Firearms as he tested several weapons, including an AR-15 and a gun that can unload 900 rounds per minute. The talk show host spoke with business owner Jeremy Alcede, who explained why the sales of firearms have surged as President Obama and congressional leaders consider tightening gun regulations.

More at http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Piers-Morgan-brings-gun-control-crusade-to-Katy-4250756.php .

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Reply Piers Morgan brings gun-control crusade to Katy, Texas (Original post)
TexasTowelie Feb 2013 OP
Cha Feb 2013 #1
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #2
TexasTowelie Feb 2013 #4
ellisonz Feb 2013 #10
Jenoch Feb 2013 #3
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #5
Jenoch Feb 2013 #6
Mojorabbit Feb 2013 #8
Mojorabbit Feb 2013 #7
tjnite Feb 2013 #11
Ian Iam Feb 2013 #9
Jenoch Feb 2013 #12
davidpdx Apr 2013 #13
TexasTowelie Apr 2013 #14

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:38 AM

1. Good for Piers.. shining a light

on the NRA.

As for Nugent.. he has lost all credibiltity with his earlier hate ravings on the President.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:42 AM

2. Piers Morgan VIDEO segment on the DU link below

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:48 AM

4. Thanks.

I did not see that you had posted on the story in the Video/Multimedia group.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:02 AM

10. Gotta love the gun culture in this country

40-50% of the military would attack American civilians if ordered to do so according to that gun store owner

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:45 AM

3. "... a gun that can unload 900 rounds per minute."

What does this even mean? Why would this story not tell us the make and model of a gun that can 'unload 900 rounds per minute'?

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 01:51 AM

5. In th video they say what all the guns that were shot are. Link to video below

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:02 AM

6. Thanks. I got it.

Morgan was shooting a Browning machine gun. All that does is make it seem like those are commonplace and that street thugs are using Browning machine guns in their gang wars and other crime. I believe that much of the anti-gun hyperbole from 'journalists' is done with malice. I find it difficult to refer to him as a journalist.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:08 AM

8. A machine gun is a different story. I am not rich enough for one of them and

have no interest.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 02:07 AM

7. Mine does not do so. It is one bullet for every pull of the trigger

One would have to have the fastest fingers in the west to hit that number.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:08 AM

11. because its not an AR-15

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:43 AM

9. DURec

 

But I'm having some trouble imagining that a Brit can impact opinions regarding guns. Not merely in Texas, but in any American state.

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Response to Ian Iam (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:53 AM

12. I mentioned the same thing and was called a xenophobe.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 09:56 AM

13. I caught a few minutes of the show between running around and getting stuff done

I saw the part where he talked to the legislator in Texas who was a complete dick.

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Response to davidpdx (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 10:27 AM

14. See post #2 for the video

and thanks to Tx4obama for providing the link.

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