The brains behind infowars.com — tagline: “BECAUSE THERE IS A WAR ON FOR YOUR MIND” — visited Piers Morgan Tonight yesterday, ostensibly to have a sensible debate with Morgan about gun control. Morgan has called for stricter gun laws in the wake of last month’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary; Jones, who estimates that he owns more than 50 firearms, has responded to Morgan’s statements by writing a petition to get the CNN host deported. As of this morning, the petition has over 106,000 signatures.
The whole “sensible debate” thing basically went out the window as soon as Jones started talking — about the “megabanks that control the planet” and “brag that they’re going to take our guns as well,” about selective seratonin reuptake inhibitors like Prozac (which he calls “suicide mass murder pills”), about the “criminal elements of the military industrial complex” that were also behind 9/11 and the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident, and about, uh, great white sharks. (It made sense in context. No it didn’t.)
But here’s the true takeaway of Jones’s rant, which was punctuated occasionally by Morgan’s attempts to get his guest to actually answer any of his questions: “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 that 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms!!”
Oh, and then Jones made fun of Piers’s British accent.
The whole thing really must be seen to be believed. Grab some popcorn and watch below: