Piers Morgan Gun Control Rant: How Many More Kids Have to Die?!

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The gun control debate is on, and it is more heated than ever.

In the aftermath of the Connecticut school shooting, CNN's Piers Morgan absolutely went OFF on guns and gun rights advocates on his program Friday.

Wherever you stand on the issue, this is a must-watch:

The conversation got heated when Morgan asked “why on Earth” anyone would advocate for more guns, given the unspeakable carnage at Sandy Hook.

“If we could suddenly make all guns disappear, I'd have a different position,” replied Steve Dulan of the Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners.

Dulan explained that because firearms last “several human lifetimes with minimal maintenance,” then the only way to stop shooters is with other guns.

“This is exactly the argument I've been hearing ever since I joined CNN," replied Morgan, noting that he joined CNN a week before Gabby Giffords was shot.

He's not buying it, to say the least. "The argument I keep hearing is, 'Well, if everybody else was armed, it wouldn't happen.' It's a load of total hogwash!"

Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), who represents parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan, was also on the show and backed up Morgan’s claims with some statistics.

“The proof of the pudding is that in every other industrialized country in the world, other than the United States, they have reasonable gun control laws," he said.

“They have 100 people a year, not 9,000 or 10,000 a year, killed by guns."

Morgan argued that Americans should look to Scotland, where handguns were banned after a 1996 massacre in Dunblane in which 16 schoolchildren were killed.

Piers said countless firearms were taken off the street instantly, while gun-rights advocate John Lott responded that Scotland's murder rate subsequently went up.

That sent Morgan through the roof.

“There are nearly 12,000 murders a year from guns in this country," he said. "When are you guys going to focus on that and stop telling me the answer is more guns. It is not the answer!"

"How many more kids have to die before you guys say, 'We want less guns, not more.”

Lott fired back, saying “The gun-control laws that you're pushing have killed people.”

The host dismissed Lott's claim as “a load of nonsense,” and then he REALLY let loose.

"I'm so frustrated, so furious, that these kids have been blown away again with legally acquired weapons."

Of Adam Lanza, he said, "Some boy who's got problems takes his mother's three weapons, including a ridiculous assault rifle! And goes in a school and kills these kids,

"And you guys, the gun lobby still want to tell me the answer is more guns! It is madness!"

Is it? You tell us: Time for serious gun control legislation?

 

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yes I agree criminals will always get guns but the fact remain that if this creep( I refuse to write his name) didn't have have access to those guns, those innocent victims would still be alive. this wasn't a premeditated crime. just a man who was having a bad day and decided to take it out on others... I still stress the fact that we need stricter gun laws. not everybody should be allowed to buy a gun..
because lets face it; any shit with a license can walk into a gun shop and get a gun. you can't tell me this is ok. how does this creeps mum have two handguns and a semi auto rifle. was she "defending herself" with all those weapons. with all the guns in the streets for people to defend themselves, 10 000 people still get killed by guns everywhere. BTW A criminal sticking u up isn't gonna give u a chance to go get it gun the media also gets a fair share of blame by idolizing these bastards. they've plastered pictures of the creep allover the internet but I haven't seen ONE picture of any of those kids. next person who wants to famous will be killing babies nect. Just something for u to think about

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My prayers go out to all the victims and their familes. I want the option available to defend myself and family.

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If it's a choice between losing yet another right that our forefathers and loved-ones up to present day have given their blood for,or 'reverting back to the wild-west' it's and EASY Choice: Wild west here we come...Piers Morgan is a hyped up dip-wad...Here's one for you Piers: You get braced by a criminal with a gun(and YES Criminals will ALWAYS get guns!). Maybe you're with your wife. Would you not rather be able to defend yourself and your family? You know,at least have a chance. Or would you rather stand there helpless and watch whatever the assailant or assailants wish to do to you or her or both,because you just don't like guns?? There's and old saying; "Better to HAVE it and NOT need it,than to NEED it and NOT HAVE it." Are you getting the picture? How many of those kids could have been saved,had even ONE teacher or staff been armed?! The brave teacher Soto who saved the ones in her class by hiding them---could've saved herself AND the children AND possibly many others! This Lanza piece-of-crap wasn't a trained killer---just a disturbed warped idiot who needed to be taken down! What? Everyone who IS responsible and ISN'T deranged should suffer because of this Loose-Nut Degenerate?? Yeah---that makes a lot of sense(NOT!)...Scared,Hyper,Sheep like Piers and any like-minded followers should move to Canada. Quit trying to make others suffer and lose constitutional rights,because they CAN'T see the forest for the trees...Later; Hollywood---out...

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I tried my best to refrain from commenting but what the fuck?! they arrested a Guy with forty seven guns FOR-TY SE-VEN!!! and they say more people should be allowed to buy MORE guns. whats more? the guns are legal. I am sick and tired of u guys u bullshit attitude towards this... we need to do anything possible to get the guns off the streets because lets face it; if the bastards mum didn't have those guns, those innocent kids and schoolteachers wouldn't be dead. or am sure u guys would rather America revert back to the ways of the wild west when cowboys had guns and went around killing each other

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I agree with him. I live in America along with a bunch of entitled, constitution sapping, thug and redneck idiots. America is going to implode. Ride your gun buying rights all the way down the sh***er. Hope it's not you or your family killed next. I really really see bad things for this country if we don't let go of our self-righteous attitudes.

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@ Tm8

I would say that your President could bring us together but any redneck knows- he's not man enough to do it. Constitution! Do you also blame the Fork for an individual being fat! Birth Control, morning after pills ,condom.... Still she will find a way to get pregnant! Still- A criminal will find a way to kill.

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@ Tm8

The constitution is the law of the land my friend, if you don't like it, GTFO!

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@ steve

@steve - he needs to go back to where he came from. you are so right. he needs to get the "H" out!

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I under stand both sides of the argument but the fact of the mater is if a person has the intent to KILL a mass amount of people it wont mater to them how they get the gun rather or not its legal, to them its just another possible charge.

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@ michalya

That is true. But why not at least try to make it harder on them? Would that not stop at least a few? And would that not be worth it then?

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@ Sully

We can't make guns magically go away. If we do a gun buy back not everyone will turn in their guns. Only the law abiding citizens will turn them. Only thugs and cops will have guns.

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When guns become illegal I wont turn mine in. Since most will be unarmed it will be easier for me to bust into peoples houses, rape everyone, steal their shit and kill them....Its messed up but that's the reality.

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We have ENOUGH gun laws on the books! This guy broke SEVERAL of them! Don't blame the GUNS! Has having speed limits, stopped people from speeding?! NO!

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@ John C.

Gun Control laws have worked well for both Mexico today and Germany as Hitler took power...