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Conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones came completely unhinged last night in an interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan, but now several in the media are claiming he represents the bulk of gun control advocates.

“I’m here to tell you, 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms!” Jones shouted at Morgan. “Doesn’t matter how many lemmings you get out there on the street, begging for them to have their guns taken. We will not relinquish them. Do you understand?! That’s why you’re going to fail, and the establishment knows, no matter how much propaganda, the republic will rise again!”

The segment made for incredible television entertainment, but there is a reason Morgan even let Jones through the door: Jones is a conspiracy freak and he’s a perfect candidate to interview to “prove” Morgan’s point that limiting Americans from owning firearms will prevent gun violence.

The tactic seems to have worked among some, including Business Insider’s Joe Weisenthal and The New York Times’ Brian Stelter:

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Morgan prodded Jones to admit to believing 9/11 was an inside job, because as he revealed in a later segment with a Harvard law professor, he wanted to give an example of when people like Jones would find it necessary to revolt against a “tyrannical regime” — a poor example to prove why Americans should be banned from buying semi-automatics. No one revolted then, and no one would revolt in the future based on mere conspiracies and hearsay.

To those who think Alex Jones represents all gun advocates: Jones once claimed the government puts chemicals in our potato chips to make us homosexual. A man on the fringe, Jones is hardly representative of most gun owners.

4 thoughts on “Jones plays into hands of gun control advocates

  1. There is a great book called WAKING THE SLEEPING GIANT that describes how non-conservatives see us, our message and motive. They make the great point that you are never – really – talking to the “opposing side” in these issues, but the slim minority in the middle.

    Alex Jones talks to fast, assumes everyone is aware of the backup research for his conspiracy theories and has about as much media savvy as Snookie at a Mensa meeting. But I felt it was good that the Piers straw man gun control silliness was incinerated and challenged. Jones gave quite a few evidences that just might have planted a few seeds to those with an open mind. He’s not the representative I want handling the issue by any means. He’s too easy to be dismissed.

    But look at the complete lack of conservative persuasive personality available. Outside of NRA’s Pepe Lepew, we’ve got crazy Ted Nugent, Alex Jones and a very camera unfriendly gun scholar John Lott (More Guns Less Crime).

    I have to give props to Alex Jones doing what very few other conservative figures are – which is to find an inventive way to break through the MSM curtain. I can’t say as much for the weak defense from members of Congress, the RNC and quite a large swath of conservative media – too afraid to say what Mark Levin has the past week.

    We need the 2nd Amendment to fight a tyrannical government.

    At least Jones gets this.

  2. Jones is an idiot but no more so than the idots who think that putting more control on the less than 1% of legal gun owners, who commit crime, will solve violent crime

  3. I agree with most of your views, Jessica, but disagree with this one. Jones had a right to blow up at Morgan. He beat Piers at his own game; Morgan is usually the one who attacks and keeps his guests from being able to answer his ridiculous questions. Piersy-poo got a taste of his own medicine.

    Additionally, leftists believe we shouldn’t get upset and animated about defending the 2A. We shouldn’t? Did Alex Jones really go to far then? Remember the quote: “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice; moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”. So then how is AJ “to extreme” then? In similar manner, was Pat Henry “to extreme” when he warned his neighbors to arm themselves because the British were invading? Alex didn’t go that far. But obviously Patrick Henry would be considered a terrorist by today’s standards.

    Finally, you might want to check your sources again on Jones’ “homo potato chips” lead again. He covered that on the Howard Stern show recently when he was on as a guest. His comments were taken out of context.

    As time goes by, more and more are realizing that maybe Alex Jones wasn’t as crazy as he was always made out to be.

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