Alex Jones, the Austin-based right-wing agitator, conspiracy theorist, radio host, and founder ofInfowars
, has been among those raising the cry for the U.S. to deport CNN host Piers Morgan.
He appeared on CNN last night for a tete-a-tete with Morgan and, as you can see from the video above, kind of went off. Real Clear Politics has a transcript of portions of the rant, which was centered on the by all indications imaginary prospect of the government seizing Americans' guns.
"Hitler took the guns, Stalin took the guns, Mao took the guns, Fidel Castro took the guns, Hugo Chavez took the guns, and I'm here to tell you, 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms," Jones said. "It doesn't matter how many lemmings you get out there in the street begging for them to have their guns taken. We will not relinquish them. Do you understand?"
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When asked to address why gun deaths in the U.K., which has strict gun laws, are so low, Jones defended his point with a metaphorical kick to Morgan's groin. From RCP:
ALEX JONES: I already said earlier that England had lower gun crime rate because you took all the guns. But you have hordes of people burning down cities and beating old women's brains out out everyday. They arrest people in England if they defend themselves, that's on record. My God, you have a total police state. Everybody is fleeing the country because -- you've had to flee, bud. Yeah, you fled here. Why don't you go back and face the charges for the hacking scandal?
PIERS MORGAN: Answer this question. How many --
JONES: Why did you get fired from the Daily Mirror for putting out fake stories? You're a hatchet man of the New World Order. You're a hatchet man! And I'm going to say this here, 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.
Yep, yet another brash-talking Texan hitting the national airwaves to showcase what our fine state has to offer.