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Joshua Boston on Piers Morgan Tonight

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by SpazC, Jan 8, 2013.

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  1. SpazC

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    The Marine that sent the well publicized letter to Feinstein was just on Piers Morgan's show.

    FINALLY a calm, competent spokesman for our side.

    He held his tongue, didnt yell, and left very little room for Piers to take shots at him.

    Im sure clips will be online soon if you didnt see it.
     
  2. Carter

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    Did he resort to personal insults again when he knew he had no logical come back?
     
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    I was impressed
     
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    any youtube available?
     
  5. SpazC

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    No insults, just logic. One of his key points was the public's lack of education on the whole issue and the actual weapons in particular.

    I'll search on youtube as I dont have a DVR to pull it from.
     
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    Saw it. Young and calm. He's no Alan Gottlieb, but he'll get better with time. Good points, could have been delivered better but not bad for his first time. I kept hoping I'd hear the "number of people injured in mass shooting incidents by the time police respond Vs. number injured when a CCW is present" statistic.
     
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    Well done.
     
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    I thought Josh Boston did an excellent job. He gave common sense answers and represented law abiding gun owners well. The only thing Piers Morgan could say to his answers was the he(Piers) just did not think civilians should own ARs. Piers had nothing but his opinion about civilian ownership of ARs without any facts or common sense, an opinion to me that is very skewed to begin with coming from Britain.

    So I say, good job Marine.

    Just my thoughts
     
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    Boston did a great job, but as a typical anti, Morgan wasn't listening. Hopefully anyone on the fence watching at home will have listened a little more.

    Perhaps Morgan's problem is that this isn't his country. I mean to say that, what does he care about it's outcome? He has no part in shaping or reshaping how the country ends up. If things get scary he can always go home. Boston however, plans to raise his family here and hand down the tools to defend the country, because he cares about it's outcome.
     
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    Wow, he did very well. I think he actually improved from his earlier spot on CNN. Morgan actually remained calm as well, so that was a pleasant change. Boston countered every argument with a logical response and did his best to cover all the relevant points he could in an 8 minute segment. He got a lot more respect that John Lott or Pratt got from earlier shows.

    Well done sir.

    Hopefully he'll get some more air time and cover even more points that we all wish would get more media exposure.
     
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    Watched the 1st video good stuff I am holding out to see the full video of him on piers. Unfortunately all this is giving piers ratings. I would be willing to bet a dollar that the majority of his audience of late have been pro gun/pro constitution watching because of the guest he has on or just hear what the opposing side is saying.
     
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    Mr. Boston did a great job. I also wonder why Morgan wasn't insulting to him like other Pro 2A representatives, I guess he was made to understand that being rude, argumentative, and disrespectful to a former service member would have unleashed the hounds from hell on all sides. He was almost tolerable that time. Mr. Boston thank you for your service brother and a job well done speaking up for all our rights.
     
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    Very well done! That does so much more for our side than anything that loon Alex Jones tries to do.
     
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    I think Jouhua did a good of handing Morgan's head to him.
    Morgan's idea of getting an inarticulate rube backfired on him.
     
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    imagine if everyone spoke out and said they weren't going to turn their guns in
     
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    ^ they can't throw us all in jail
     
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    Mr. Boston's calm, detached responses to Piers' attempts to twist Boston's facts into a different context was not easy. He was prepared and was excellent, being able to point out Pier's intentional distortions of his statements.

    On the other hand, who was the Other guy (from Texas) who sat opposite Piers last night (Monday), and became loud, gradually more emotional and defensive? I could not believe that this guy thought that he was helping the rational pro-gun movement.

    That (other) guy presented some excellent information, was able to point out increases in the UK's violent crime rate as a result of gun confiscation years ago plus many other paradoxes unknown to the general US public, but his very loud style and threatening gestures appeared to be a major liability, and might have been exactly what Piers wanted.

    This was followed by two guys in the extended Kennedy family who found it easy to criticize his abrasive, defensive style.
    If the pro-gun guy (who claimed that two of his ancestors fought at the Alamo) has somehow remained detached and calm, his information might have made him an excellent pro-gun spokesman.
     
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    He did good, could tell he was nervous.
    Piers reminds me of what Sigmund freud said about fear of weapons.
     
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    That was no accident. He had to be respectful of Mr. Boston's service and calm demeanor.
     
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    ^^^ LOL, that Freud thing was funny! It's true!

    Mr. Boston DID do a great job. One thing that I've noted during these discussions with anti's, is that there there are no real "gun geeks" involved. What I mean is that when McCrystal describes the "destructiveness" of the .223 round, or when Morgan decries the need for a civilian to have such a "powerful" weapon, those statements are silly, and easily countered. "A .223 round moving at 3000 fps?" Wow. Ok. I mean, it's not BAD, but...compared to what? A pistol?

    You know what I mean. Any self respecting hunting round is much more "destructive" (subjective term) than the .223/5.56, which itself is just "adequate to the job", and more suited to smaller game. Heck, if that round is the death ray they purport it to be, then what would be acceptable as a rifle round? Nerf bullets? Many people now believe that the .223 is the only round available in these weapons. They don't understand the scope of configurations available, and fail to realize that hunting is not the only firearm sport, and that even for hunting, that weapon is one of the best platforms out there, available in almost any caliber.

    Mr. Boston DID counter Morgan's statement about "killing large amounts of people at close range" with the fact the M16 / M4 family of rifle did indeed have medium range accuracy as its "forte". I'm quite sure that Mr. Boston has his own base of "gun geek" knowledge.

    It's like wanting to ban 4 cylinder red cars because they look too fast, but that station wagon with a big motor and crappy brakes is ok.

    I wish we could get those kinds of facts out. There is a LOT of ignorance out there, as I've seen from comments posted on various articles, and that doesn't help our cause. Even McCrystal is either deliberately misleading, or just plain ignorant.

    Like Mr. Boston said, education is paramount. Our "community" is filled with firearms geeks of every kind, as we well know. I mean, look at the discussions in the community, ballistics, reloading, different sporting events, etc. I guess I'm just saying that, like Mr. Boston, who tried to educate Mr. Morgan on some points, we should, when we can, do the same when the opportunities arise.
     
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    No kidding, I know some hunt deer with 223, but not many. They have no idea they are talking about a varmint round.
     
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    I was thoroughly impressed with the calm, collected, and cogent reasoning given by Joshua to the preordained questions posed by Morgan.

    As a Marine, the mettle of the man shined brightly. He did the USMC and those of us that truly believe in the Constitution proud.
     
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