This has been mentioned as great on a few blogs I read, so I looked at it with the hope I would see a conservative clowning on a liberal. It’s the usual foolishness. Jones presents various logical arguments to Morgan, who answers everything with the question “How many gun murders in America?” and occasionally “How many gun murders in Britain?”
I was watching “Jeopardy!” in the gym the other day and was shocked to see all the contestants, including a five-day winner, get a not terribly difficult question wrong. I hate to see things done badly, so I will do Jones’ job for him. Yes there are many more gun murders in the US than the UK, but the UK is much more violent on other measures, including stabbings and home invasions, which are quite common there, and specifically because there is no right of self-defense in the UK. Jones said not one word about race, although he could have told Morgan that white levels of violence are the same in countries with and without strict gun control, as are Latin and black levels of violence. Jones is what passes in the US for an outrageous guy, but we can see being outrageous doesn’t include saying anything critical of minorities.
Jones mentioned modern anti-depressants as a cause of violence, and I think he is right here. He said the government did 9/11, and I think he is wrong there. But if you have a ten minute harangue on criminal violence and don’t say anything about race, you are much worse than crazy, you are politically correct.