Piers Morgan's attack on Mr Pratt of “Gun Owners of America”, would be very entertaining if it were not so tragic. Mr Pratt and The National Rifle Association would appear to be at one on this issue.
American TV guests are not used to being confronted so aggressively by TV news anchors with unusual "liberal" agendas. Morgan is of course an annoying attention-seeker, and not regarded as a liberal in Gt. Britain and this would confound Mr Pratt yet more. The verbal bludgeoning of the gun-toting Mr Pratt did at least expose his xenophobic bigotry, directed at Mr Morgan, and me, and all Britons.
Today in Britain the right wing Tally Ho posers in scarlet jackets are also out there, not fox hunting, which is illegal but “pretend dressing-up fox hunting”. Here, base instincts have been curtailed by the democratic process. Today, Boxing Day, “pretend fox hunters” are allowed to dress up and ride horses, but not to hunt and kill foxes and smear the faces of young children with the blood of the kill.
They had to be told not to do this. Can you believe it Mr Cameron? Of course you can.
Dressing up today would seem to be enough to get them off, with the exception of the occasional blood thirsty nutter who might be prepared to break the law and go to far.
In the other world that we call America these new-world “fox hunters” have morphed into an association, and then into a man named Pratt.
And then to become political institutions like the NRA. which have the same twisted DNA and a similar desperate need for a cure; the same problem and the very same base instinct which may leap out of control over Christmas.
Such kill-or-be-killed, gun-toting lunatics might also be the first, and most likely to bomb Iran or any other nation that would dare arm itself to compete with Western arms supremacy.
Perhaps some Viagra in the NRA milk would do the trick and save the world.
And how strange and how perverse that Piers Morgan, of all people, may well be nominated for the Nobel peace prize if he wins this argument, whilst playing away in the new world. However he may also require armed guards in his adopted country to defend himself against the rednecks that are now threatening to hunt him down for sport.
To escape this irony he may need to retreat to Britain where he would be required to beat the phone-hacking rap and share a dock with Rebekah Brooks.
Bring on 2013.