Here’s a fact, National Rifle Association — Piers Morgan put you on blast Tuesday morning.
British media personality and vocal gun-control advocate Morgan took aim at the NRA after the gun-rights organization tweeted that there are “enough laws on the book” regarding gun crimes.
“The fact is, we have enough laws on the book that anyone who uses a gun during the commission of a crime should be sent away for a good, long time,” the NRA tweeted Tuesday, with a link to an article quoting Detroit Police Chief James Craig lamenting “repeat offenders who are being let back out to commit more crimes” in Wayne County, Michigan.
Morgan wasn’t having any of it, and shot back that the organization is “panicking” over the momentum being gained by student protesters seeking gun-law reform in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida earlier this year.
“The fact is, you’re panicking because a group of courageous students have finally made America realize how disgusting you are,” Morgan responded.
This is far from the first time that Morgan has tackled the topic of gun control. In February, following the Florida shooting, Morgan tore into President Donald Trump, tweeting, “Three of the 10 worst mass shootings in American history have happened in your 1st year, Mr President @realDonaldTrump,” Morgan wrote. “What are you going to do about it?”
Responses to Morgan’s latest tweet on the topic varied, with one critic suggesting, “Piers, stay in the UK with your opinions.”
Another commenter offered, “Funny. I was never an @NRA member or familiar with all the good they do to protect our rights until these ungrateful little brats started crying. Now I’m a life member.”
The fact is, you’re panicking because a group of courageous students have finally made America realise how disgusting you are. https://t.co/GYtS4Ols74
– Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 27, 2018