I guess the best way to summarize this is: STAY CLASSY, AMERICA.
Get him out! Petition to deport Piers Morgan from US over gun control remarks attracts 59,000 signatures
"The CNN host provoked the fury of gun rights activists when he interviewed Gun Owners of America executive director Larry Pratt"
He called Mr Pratt "stupid, dangerous, idiot". Apparently, this warrants him being deported like a common criminal. You know, offending someone is now on par with drug trafficking.
Meanwhile, yet another madman (in the town of.... "Greece"!?) was having quite a busy Christmas, devising an elaborate trap to lure a team of volunteer firefighters to a burning house that he set on fire, in order to ambush them and start shooting at them. Eventually killing 2 and injuring another 2. I'm sure the fact that he was a felon previously convicted for murder, didn't pose any problem for the law-abiding gun salesperson who had sold him the assault rifle and the other weapons that the guy used to shoot at the firefighters - because they were supposedly in their right to sell it to him - by law. (By the way, that was the same type of rifle like in the Newtown massacre). Well, even more curiously, but not surprisingly, turns out he was actually not allowed to own a gun. But who'd've known that?
But it gets even more interesting. It could be the wine around the holidays, or maybe the excessive amounts of spare time, but at this rate of mass shootings these days, plus the previously stated sentiment (not only here) that there should be a certain "no comment" period of time after such incidents, turns out in practice the issue should NEVER be discussed. (Not that we haven't beaten it to death around here, anyway).
On the other hand, it could all be just an elaborate Obama conspiracy. For all I know, someone might've been using a cutting-edge technology, probably a mind-control weapon that triggers certain subjects (who've forgotten to wear their tinfoil hats today), to prompt them to start acting like mindless drones - all with this one purpose of making guns look bad. Or some other such grand conspiracy. Btw if you thought this is a poor attempt at sarcasm, or a clumsy strawman, actually some of these theories have already become pretty mainstream among the gun-worshiping circles: some NRA-associated "experts in the field" actually came up with a specific deadline for the RL-implementation of Obama's plan. 2016, apparently. No sooner, no later. So you should all be getting prepared for the coming dystopian tyranny!
Merry holidays anyway! This is one of those ever increasing number of times when I'm glad like hell that I'm nowhere near the US shores.