It’s always an uncomfortable moment when you find yourself agreeing with Piers Morgan, but even stopped clocks stop being a vile television personality twice a day.
A tweet from the Good Morning Britain host is going bonkers viral. It asks a simple question: how are Kinder Surprises banned in America, but semi-automatic rifles are perfectly legal?
These are banned in America because they're a 'health hazard'.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 3, 2017
Semi-automatic rifles are legal. #vegas. pic.twitter.com/SVNxXQieee
It may surprise you to learn that Morgan isn’t constantly a soul-sucking swamp monster 100% of the time. He’s a pretty big supporter of gun control, too.
And in the wake of the Las Vegas mass shooting, which killed 59 people and injured more than 500 others, he took that argument to the NRA‘s Dan Roberts.
“Here’s an example,” he said, holding up the Kinder Surprise. “This is banned. Not just in Las Vegas, not just in Nevada. It is banned in the United States of America.”
“That is absolutely false,” Roberts cut in.
“It is completely true,” continued Morgan.
“No, it is not, and I can prove it, sir,” said Roberts, and you really have to ask the question: how?
Kinder Surprises are banned under the 1938 Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act thanks to the toys inside. Swallowing risk, you know. It makes one wonder if guns shouldn’t be banned because of the bullets inside, which have a far greater risk of finding their way inside your body, but there you go.
It’s not the first time Morgan has pulled out the Kinder Surprise analogy, nor the first time he’s gone off at Roberts. (He did so in 2016 after the Orlando mass shooting, which until last weekend was the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.) But hey, until the United States can get a grip on gun control, any efforts towards that goal is welcome.
It’s always an insane shock when you realise the comparably safe things the U.S. has banned over guns, and Twitter users reacted accordingly.
kinder eggs are banned in the US and guns aren't.. this is not normal pic.twitter.com/SeIhIEuKiU— franky (@frankydelilah) October 3, 2017
Kinder Surprise Eggs are BANNED, but you can have as— Carla Valentine (@ChickAndTheDead) October 3, 2017
many guns as you like… ????????
I don't even know what to say anymore. pic.twitter.com/5FXB3Jp9EP
Welcome to America – a country where Kinder Eggs are banned for safety reasons, but guns are not. pic.twitter.com/np9F15Y3yW— James Melville (@JamesMelville) October 3, 2017
This is a Kinder Egg. It is a chocolate egg with a toy that's illegal in the U.S. High-powered automatic rifles are not. pic.twitter.com/9gyZhkrvny— Keith Phipps (@kphipps3000) October 2, 2017
Ideally, this debate will end in tightened gun control before another mass shooting occurs in such a horrific manner that it makes international news. Or, you know, before I have to watch Piers Morgan eat another Kinder Surprise.
WATCH: @piersmorgan and @susannareid100 question a National Rifle Association member on US gun lawshttps://t.co/c6x6I41pBT pic.twitter.com/npRTq6k0lV— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) October 3, 2017
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