Alex Jones on CNN: ‘1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms’
- BY: JOE NEWBY
“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,” Jones said, raising his voice and pointing a finger at Morgan.
“And I’m here to tell you. 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms,” he yelled. “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 “melted down” several times in the segment, at one point calling Morgan a “hatchet man for the New World Order.” He also challenged Morgan to a boxing match.
“[A]nd those were two of the most coherent things he said all night,” Twitchy reported.
“On one hand, it was sad. However, it was funny to watch Piers Morgan desperately barking, ‘Alex … Alex … Alex … calm down!’ to no avail,” Twitchy added.
“At many times throughout the segment, Jones got heated and began hollering about the seriousness of the threat to the Second Amendment. He said he created the petition to bring attention to the fact that we have ‘all these foreigners’ arguing for gun control while the government stockpiles guns,” The Blaze added.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney responded to the petition on Monday.
“The White House responds to all petitions that cross the threshold and we will respond to this one,” he said. “In the meantime, it is worth remembering that the freedom of expression is a bedrock principle in our democracy,” he added.
On Monday, however, the White House yanked a petition dealing with freedom of expression on Facebook, saying the petition violated the site’s Terms of Participation.