Or, at least that is how he appeared to the audience of CNN's Piers Morgan. Morgan invited him on to discuss gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, given Jones' vocal opposition to gun control and the petition on whitehouse.gov to deport Morgan for speaking against the 2nd amendment. I was looking forward to this, because over the last three years, I have become quite a fan of Mr. Jones. I don't necessarily believe everything he says, but he does get a lot of interesting stuff out there. And, what I was afraid would happen did: Alex was so worked up that he just ranted the whole time he was on there. I'm sure his fans loved it, but people who may never have heard from him before saw a big, overbearing, rude bear of a man yelling at the calm, cool, collected Brit.
The whole time, I was wishing I could have been there to represent Alex. So England has 35 gun murders a year because they banned guns? Great, that's wonderful. What about the overall violent crime stats which are way worse per capita than in the US? Alex tried to make the point that it is not the tool used that kills people, it is the people who use the tools. Take away guns, and they will use knives, bats, glass bottles, or rocks.
American tradition and the Constitution give the people the right to bear arms. Why? First, the inalienable, God-given right to life includes the right to defend one's life. Second, the security of a free state includes the ability of the people to not only defend themselves but to band together to repel invaders and criminals. Those may take the form of Indians, pirates, Redcoats, or one's own government. Ask the Branch Davidians or Mr. Weaver about that.
Oh well. Alex had such a great chance to get his viewpoint out to a new audience, and just blew it with his presentation.