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‘Hypocrite’ Piers Morgan and his ‘buddy’ Snoop Dogg prove the gun nuts right

by | 24th, March 2013

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PIERS Morgan wants tighter gun control in the US of A. The CNN host can be seen posing with Snoop Dogg on his Twitter profile. This makes him a hypocrite, right?

@JeromeEHudson  thinks so. He tweets ( via ):

I’m not sure if the Sandy Hook families will approve of your “buddy” relationship with a rapper who glorifies shooting people. @piersmorgan

@BenHowe  thinks so. He tweets:

I had no idea that @piersmorgan ‘s twitter cover was him posing with a guy that made his fortune rapping about shooting ppl (and may have).

Snoop Dogg hasn’t shot anyone. His news song is  No Guns Allowed featuring his daughter Cori B and Drake. He says of it:

 “We don’t want to see no more innocent blood shed. Me don’t want for see no more youth dead.”

The chorus trills:

“No guns allowed in here tonight. We’re going to have a free-for-all, no fights.”

Drake sings an echo of the National Rifle Association’s reasoning: it’s not guns that kill people; it’s the people who use them:

“Bullets do not pick a victim/It’s the shooter that picks ‘em.”

Tweets Morgan:

My buddy @SnoopDogg > RT @JHalliday11 @piersmorgan best gangsta rapper of all time?

Morgan has spoken about gun control in the US:

“I can pop down to Walmart – the American equivalent of Tesco – and buy 100 bullets. I cannot, however, buy six packs of Sudafed because it’s deemed harmful for my health or a Kinder egg because apparently the toy is a choking hazard. It’s ridiculous.”

Adding:

“More than a million people have been killed with guns since Dr Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968.”

The Daily Mirror has puffed their former editor:

Dad-of-four Piers… first took up the anti-gun cause in 1996, while editor of the Daily Mirror. He recalls sobbing while watching TV footage of parents howling at the thought of what might have happened to their five-year-old kids in the Dunblane massacre.

His ITV1 series Life Stories last week featured Lorraine Kelly and two bereaved Dunblane parents the Scottish presenter grew close to after the tragedy. “They thanked me for what I was doing,” Piers says. “It meant a lot. If we can just save one life, then all this is worthwhile.”

He said:

“There are too many guns out there, and too many criminals and mentally deranged people keen to use them.”

He said gun users displayed a “twisted logic” in saying that guns offer protection against the armed and dangerous:

“The gun-lobby logic dictates that the only way to defend against gun criminals is for everyone else to have a gun, too. Teachers, nurses, clergymen, shop assistants, cinema usherettes – everyone must be armed. To me, this is a warped, twisted logic that bears no statistical analysis and makes no sense. Do you fight drug addiction with more cocaine? Alcoholism with more Jack Daniel’s? Of course not.

“But woe betide anyone who dares suggest this.”

So. What about Snoop?

In August 1993, Snoop Dogg’s bodyguard, McKinley Lee, shot and killed Phillip Woldermarian. Snoop had been driving a jeep in which Lee was a passenger when the shooting occured. Snoop and Lee were charged in connection

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  • Oliver Pereira

    “It just illustrated that his argument is wrong. Guns can save lives.”

    What a ridiculously simple-minded argument. Do you seriously believe that one example of a life saved by a gun outweighs over a million examples (read your own article!) of lives lost due to guns? And have you missed the point that Snoop Dogg and McKinley Lee would not have *needed* to defend themselves against Phillip Woldermarian, if Woldermarian had not had a gun?

    Morgan’s argument was never that “guns can never save lives”, so you are attacking a straw man.

  • peter

    Oliver Perreira you’ll probably never read this but you’re an idiot and I’ll tell you why. Morgan did imply that guns do not save people when he said that their was no statistics to back the NRA’s argument and that it does not make sense. The author never said that one example outweighs a million, he simply gave one example. Look up what example means if you’re confused. O and no the point of the snoop story was not about woldermarion having a gun. He is still likely to have a a gun regardless of gun control as he is an inner city gangbanger. Same reason that people in London have guns. The only person in the story likely to have been effected by gun control is the bodyguard and therefore a gun saved his life. Read and think.

  • Oliver Pereira

    Calling me an “idiot” won’t make your point any more coherent, and neither will it affect the validity of mine, so just drop it, okay?

    Piers Morgan and I understand the difference between a statistical result and an example. Clearly, the author of the above article does not understand the difference, and neither do you.

    Go and read up about statistics – in particular, hypothesis testing – and then get back to me.