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Bryan Preston


March 29, 2013 - 8:47 am
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Dana Loesch took on gun control advocates Van Jones and Piers Morgan on CNN Thursday night. That she won decisively is hardly news, as it was the expected outcome. Piers Morgan simply cannot and will not debate facts. Van Jones is a 9-11 Truther disguised as a legitimate commentator. It was hardly a fair fight.

But Dana won something important, an admission. At about 4:42 minutes into this video, she turns to Morgan and asks him why 7 round magazines are acceptable to him, but 30 round magazines are not. Morgan replies, the difference is 23 — 23 lives not lost.

Loesch has set her trap.

“So seven lives lost are okay with you then?” she asks the blowhard British host.

After some crosstalk, Morgan says “Seven is better than 30, yes.”

“I’m just trying to establish where you draw the line,” Loesch fires back. “Where do you draw the line at preventing the deaths of children, Piers?”

“I would love to draw the line, Dana, at zero,” Morgan replied.

It’s an emotionally satisfying statement, and people like Piers Morgan pride themselves on how enlightened they are. But how does a nation of 330 million people get to the point where we actually have zero gun deaths? Full confiscation is the only possible way to get there, and pretty soon even that will not work. Unless government confiscates all 3D printers and all machine tools, and puts everyone who possesses knowledge of gun making in jail, there will be some form of firearm extant in this country. Even after all of that, we will still have a porous border to our south and multiple ways for guns to get into this sprawling country.

The reality is that the more firearms the government bans and confiscates, the more the balance of power is tipped in favor of criminals. This will make children safer, how?

Today’s fight over magazine capacity is also tomorrow’s fight over the right to bear arms itself.

h/t Jim Hoft

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Now that the Gun Grabbing debate has been voted on & decided in favor of the Second Amendment, Piers Moron should take his opinions back to England from whence he came.

Oops, I forgot, they voted to keep him out of their country, if we deported him.....
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They wish for the perfect proletariat, ones they do not need to fear. Dictates are so much more effective when the only ones with guns are the national police force in their MRAP vehicles.
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And of course, you can make an AK 47 out of a shovel...
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