CCRKBA TO CNN’s PIERS MORGAN: ‘TAKE THE SHORT CUT HOME’
Monday, February 24th, 2014 , WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today offered a “21-gun salute” to Piers Morgan, who acknowledged that his gun control extremism is at least partially responsible for his devastating ratings and the looming cancellation of his evening program on CNN.
“We’re offering a 21-gun salute to Piers Morgan for admitting that his push for gun control killed his ratings and his show,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb.
Morgan, in an interview with the New York Times about his impending departure, acknowledged, “Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it.”
Gottlieb said this was not simply a case of Morgan, a British citizen, being the proverbial “fish out of water.”
“He’s been more like a bull in a china shop when it comes to having a rational, reasonable discussion about firearms civil rights in the United States,” said Gottlieb, who had appeared last October on Morgan’s program for a feisty, combative debate. “The guy just can’t control his nasty temperament toward the right to keep and bear arms. Maybe he holds a grudge about Lexington and Concord.
“He made a habit of demonizing and insulting American gun owners, including me when I appeared on his show, and dismissing our Second Amendment,” he continued. “When you are a guest in another country, you really shouldn’t spit on their constitutional rights or their traditions, but he seemed to go out of his way to do exactly that.
“One doesn’t endear himself to people by sneering at them, or their freedoms,” Gottlieb said. “Mr. Morgan is finally following our suggestion that he pull up stakes at CNN. If he subsequently decides to head back to Great Britain, he should take the short cut.”
With more than 650,000 members and supporters nationwide, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of the nation’s premier gun rights organizations. As a non-profit organization, the Citizens Committee is dedicated to preserving firearms freedoms through active lobbying of elected officials and facilitating grass-roots organization of gun rights activists in local communities throughout the United States. The Citizens Committee can be reached by phone at (425) 454-4911, on the Internet at www.ccrkba.org or by email to InformationRequest@ccrkba.org.
Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation
Publisher of TheGunMag.com and The Gottlieb-Tartaro Report
Author of twenty books, including Shooting Blanks: Facts Don’t Matter to the Gun Ban Crowd, Black & Blue: How Obama and the Democrats are Beating up the Constitution, Assault on Weapons: The Campaign to Eliminate Your Guns
Regular on TV and radio including MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour, ABC’s 20/20, NBC Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor, Larry King Live, Fox News Channel, Hardball with Chris Matthews, Good Morning America and Piers Morgan Live/CNN
Alan Gottlieb Bio:
Dynamic and articulate are two accurate descriptions of Alan Gottlieb.
Alan is a Nuclear Engineering graduate of the University of Tennessee and has attended the Institute on Comparative Political & Economic Systems at Georgetown University.
He is recognized as a member of the working press, maintaining active membership in the Outdoor Writers Association of America. His articles have appeared in the Seattle Times, San Francisco Examiner, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cincinnati Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram and USA Today.
Alan is the Publisher of TheGunMag.com and The Gottlieb-Tartaro Report. He is the Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, serves on the Board of Directors of the American Conservative Union, President of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, President of the American Political Action Committee and President of NoInternetTax.org.
His handiwork has received notice in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Time, People, Rolling Stone, National Review and Outside magazine.
Alan has received the prestigious Golden Eagle Award from the American Federation of Police, and was commended by the Kentucky House of Representatives for his “outstanding leadership in preserving our American heritage of freedom.” He is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in American Politics.
Alan has appeared on over 4,400 TV and radio talk shows, including the McNeil-Lehrer News Hour, ABC’s 20/20, The Michael Reagan Show, The Ken Hamblin Show, PBS All Things Considered, CNN Crossfire, Fox TV’s Crier Report, NBC Today Show, The O’Reilly Factor, ESPN, Larry King Live, CNN Special Reports, Hannity & Combs, CNN All Politics, Fox News Channel, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, Piers Morgan, Lou Dobbs Tonight, Hardball with Chris Mathews, The Mike Huckabee Show, Al Jazeera Inside Story and Good Morning America.
Alan is President of Merril Associates, a noted direct response advertising agency specializing in direct mail, fund raising and public relations. He is also President of Merril Press, a non-fiction book publishing company.
Alan is also President of radio stations KBNP in Portland, Oregon, KITZ in Seattle, Washington, KGTK in Olympia, Washington, and KSBN in Spokane, Washington and former Chairman of the Talk America Radio Network and former President of the Universal Talk Network.
In addition, Alan is the author of twenty books including Politically Correct Guns, Trashing the Economy and She Took a Village: The Unauthorized Biography of Hillary Clinton, Alan Gottlieb’s Celebrity Address Book, Double Trouble: Daschle and Gephart Capitol Hill Bullies, and Gun Rights Affirmed, America Fights Back: Armed Self-defense in a Violent Age, These Dogs Don’t Hunt: The Democrats’ War on Guns and Assault on Weapons: The Campaign to Eliminate Your Guns and Black & Blue: How Obama and the Democrats are Beating up the Constitution, Shooting Blanks: Facts Don’t Matter to the Gun Ban Crowd.