Many have given the “Gun salesman of the year” award to President Obama, but Piers Morgan was definitely a close second. And now even an anti-gun group is admitting that Piers Morgan is the very reason that gun sales have soared in the past couple years.
The Brady Center to Prevent Handgun Violence has just revoked an award that was given to Piers Morgan for his work in attempting to dismantle the 2nd amendment.
The Visionary Award was rescinded after 2 years of incredible sales for the firearm industry, and now the Brady Center president is speaking out against why they had to take the award away from Morgan.
“We thought Piers Morgan would be a worthy recipient of our Visionary Award given his fervent passion for gun control,” Brady Center President Dan Gross said of his decision to take the award back. “But in reality he had the opposite effect. Within two years of honoring him, handgun sales skyrocketed across the county. I guess people find him grating or something and purchased guns just to spite him.”
Little did Morgan realize that every time he opened his mouth and spewed out ignorance about guns and the NRA, more people lined up to buy guns. His logic was not sound, his facts were not… well factual, and his pro gun guests constantly ripped apart his arguments for why guns should be banned.
“Yeah, it’s weird,” Wilson said. “I’ve always been pro gun-control but when I heard Piers Morgan on television saying we’ll all mindless barbarians too afraid of the NRA, I thought, ‘you know what? This guy is annoying.’ I don’t know, something inside me said ‘screw that twit, I’m buying a gun.’ And that’s what I did. It was really out of character.”
Wilson isn’t the only person Morgan’s gun control spiel had the opposite effect on.
John Schneider, a D.C.-area civil rights lawyer, said he didn’t have an opinion on handguns until he heard Morgan stump on television.
“I was watching a game and next thing I know Piers Morgan is on TV telling me I need to donate money to the Brady Campaign or I’m just a drone easily manipulated by the gun lobby,” Schneider said. “It was really condescending. After that I went out and bought one gun for me and one for my wife. We’ll probably never even buy ammunition for them. I just had a strong desire to buy a gun after listening to that guy whine and berate me.”
The Brady Center plans on honoring someone else with the award, someone who maybe isn’t so influential in millions of Americans buying more guns.
Perhaps Morgan is finally ready to live up to his promise and move back to London, but gun shops across the nation are grateful for his service.
And yes, this was a classic April Fool’s joke from our friends at guns.com, but ya know…. it’s not that far off from the truth.