Defending our Gun Rights? Chill Out, Alex Jones

Written by Andres Ortiz on January 14, 2013

SandyHookBookAfter watching the Piers Morgan CNN interview with Alex Jones this week I was sorely disappointed in the way our pro-second amendment message was portrayed by our libertarian brother. I do not mean that we should have someone with the fluffiness of Joel Osteen as an advocate for our gun rights, as I rather enjoyed watching Ted Nugent and Jesse Ventura put Morgan in his place on the guns topic. I always prefer a hearty discussion on controversial topics, in fact I seek it out. After all, I am a huge Coulter fan.

This interview, however, was more resembling of Uncle Ted after ten shots of Jameson and a pound of beef jerky at a bar fight. Jones was not letting Morgan get a word or question in edgewise and when he did, he would vaguely answer the question and then go off on a rant about “Suicide pills! Mass murder pills!”

Maybe I am alone in this with my Clash Daily following but I would be embarrassed to show anyone this video as a defense for the second amendment, or watch it in public lest someone begins to wonder if I am clinically insane. While Jones makes some really good points, they are all muddled by his belligerent delivery. At one point, he even challenges Piers Morgan to a boxing match! Because there is no better time to challenge your national television host to a fight than when our country is debating whether people are sane enough to have guns.

The full version of this column is now only available in Doug Giles’ book, “Sandy Hook Massacre: When Seconds Count, The Police Are Minutes Away”.

Andres Ortiz is the founder of The Saving, a ministry that plays heavy music with heavier Christian content. His new album "David Star", based on the life of David, comes out March 9th, 2014. Follow @andresaving on twitter.