On his Thursday show, CNNs Piers Morgan made some unfortunate comparisons of gun owners by attempting to group domestic terroist ricin suspects with the average 2nd amendment supporters.
But what is also true is the likes of Alex Jones, the guy that has screamed abuse at me when he came on the show, a lot of these more extreme gun rights lobbyists, and I would actually put Wayne LaPierre from NRA in that category. They are whipping up the rhetoric to such an extreme level – ‘Obama is going to grab your guns, defend yourselves, arm yourselves,’ record gun sales after Sandy Hook and so on – is it surprising that you’re getting some people now flipping and doing this kind of thing? Doesn’t surprise me.
Morgan continued on in response to his guest Margaret Hoover description of America’s “gun culture,” by interjecting “there was a racist culture, there was a drunk-driving culture.” A statement that left liberal guest Marc Lamont Hill taken aback, “a Southern gun owner is not like a Klan member. I mean, come on.”