Piers Morgan has once again taken aim at the National Rifle Association, this time putting the gun-rights organization on blast over a tweet praising rapper Kanye West, who met with President Trump at the White House on Thursday for an eyebrow-raising meeting that touched on a number of topics.
Morgan came at the group with both barrels blazing, calling the NRA’s argument in its tweet “utter bulls—.”
In a tweet posted on Friday morning, the NRA praised West as “a celebrity who gets it, and who is willing to stand with” the Second Amendment.
“#Kanye couldn’t have said it better: Illegal guns are the problem, and we have the right to bear arms,” the organization tweeted. “The #NRA’s nearly six million members are glad to see a celebrity who gets it, and who is willing to stand with the #2A. @realDonaldTrump.”
The NRA’s tweet drew a swift, and fierce, reply from Morgan.
“America’s worst mass shooting, in Vegas a year ago, was committed by a man who’d legally bought 53 guns,” the British media personality wrote, referring to the 2017 shooting during the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas, which left 58 people dead and hundreds of others injured. “So this is utter bulls—.”
Morgan has been vocal about his criticism of the NRA in the light of numerous mass shootings in the United States, calling the organization “disgusting” earlier this year.
As for the meeting between Trump and West, Morgan made his thoughts clear in a column for the Daily Mail on Friday, writing that West’s “antics at the White House were beyond embarrassing.”
Morgan reserved some criticism for Trump as well, adding, “And if President Trump hopes Kanye’s toe-curling meltdown might inspire some kind of surge of support from African-Americans then he too is living in Cloud Cuckoo Land.”
Read Morgan’s latest shot at the NRA below.
America’s worst mass shooting, in Vegas a year ago, was committed by a man who’d legally bought 53 guns.
So this is utter bullsh*t. https://t.co/mJU7z51nKW
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 12, 2018