Want to know who the media wants to make the face of the pro-gun argument in America? Look no further than conspiratorial radio host Alex Jones, best known for his 9/11 Truther theories and his love of Charlie Sheen’s hernia. Jones is the man behind the petition to deport CNN host Piers Morgan for his views on gun control, and Morgan invited Jones onto his show to debate the gun issue yesterday. Unsurprisingly, Jones made a fool of himself, giving the left the poster boy for their attempts to paint every logical conservative as an extremist nut job.
On CNN, Jones blew up at Morgan and warned that “1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms.”
“Britain took the guns…Hitler took the guns, Stalin took the guns, Mao took the guns, Fidel Castro took the guns, Hugo Chavez took the guns,” he yelled. “And I’m here to tell you. 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms! It doesn’t matter how many lemmings you have out there on the street begging for them to have their guns taken. We will not relinquish them. Do you understand?”
Jones later rattled off conspiracy theories, including a claim that 9/11 was an inside job, all while plugging his website (editor’s note: which we won’t link to because we respect you, the reader, and don’t think you want to fill your heads with crazy ramblings in the middle of the day).
On radio this morning, Glenn played some of the audio of the confrontation (the full video is at the bottom of the page). While he had a good laugh over Jones’s absurdity, he was concerned that the left and the media would try and push Jones as the face of the pro-gun movement.
“Piers Morgan is trying to have gun control. He is trying to make everybody who has guns and who believes in the Second Amendment to be a deterrent to an out of control government look like a madman,” Glenn explained.
“He’s not a conservative,” Glenn said in reference to Jones. He noted that Jones is in truth the radical conspiracy theorist the left often tries to paint Glenn as.
Glenn noted that viewers needed to understand that neither Morgan nor Jones are advocating a position
“CNN and Piers Morgan is not stating your best interest. They do not — he does not understand nor does he condone the Second Amendment. He doesn’t understand the founding of our country. He is not for man ruling himself. The other guy (Jones) is not for the Constitution. Even though he might say he is, believe me, believe me, you cannot respect the founders and build a mountain of deceit that you stand on to declare the Constitution to be supreme and be a decent human being. You cannot say ‘I’m for the constitution’ and declare it standing on a mountain of deceit. You cannot do it,” Glenn said.
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Watch Jones’s appearance on CNN below: