Alex Jones Loses It On Piers Morgan Over Gun Debate
Piers Morgan and radio host Alex Jones went head-to-head in an explosive confrontation over gun control.
Jones shouted to Morgan, "1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms! It doesn't matter how many lemmings you get on the street begging to have their guns taken. We will not relinquish them!"
Jones continued with, "You're a foreigner! A redcoat, here telling us what to do!"
Jones is organizing an online petition to have the CNN star deported back to Britain over his campaign for tougher gun control laws in the wake of the Newtown Elementary School massacre. It has close to 107,000 signatures so far.
Jones even challenged Morgan to a fist fight.
"You're a hatchet man. And I want to say this right now...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," said Jones.
The gun control debate is heating up across America. The movie Gangster Squad, starring Emma Stone and Sean Penn premiered last night without a controversial scene showing a shoot-out in a movie theater. It was cut following the massacre at a theater showing The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado.
"I think all of us felt like it was the right thing to do to change that scene," said one person from the film.
But actor Giovanni Ribisi says Hollywood is being unfairly blamed.
"It's a shame when Hollywood becomes a scapegoat," said Ribisi.
Meanwhile, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her ex-astronaut husband Mark Kelly launched their own campaign for tougher gun control laws Tuesday, the second anniversary of the massacre in Tucson in which she was wounded.
On Good Morning America, Kelly said, "I have a gun. Gabby and I are gun owners. We are strong supporters of the Second Ammendment, but we've got to do something to keep guns from getting into the wrong hands."
They told Diane Sawyer that visiting grieving relatives of children killed in the Newtown massacre was the turning point for them.
Diane Sawyer said, "When it can happen to children in a classroom, it's time to say?"
"Enough," replied Giffords.