Piers Morgan to Larry Pratt: You're an Idiot

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Piers Morgan's "interview" with gun rights advocate Larry Pratt grew increasingly heated and even devolved into name-calling Tuesday night on CNN.

"You’re an unbelievably stupid man, aren’t you?” Morgan asked Platt.

The most, a longtime advocate of more restrictive gun laws, has spoken out strongly in favor of gun control since the Newtown, Conn., shooting Friday.

Piers Morgan absolutely went off on guns that day, shortly after 27 victims, including 20 young children, were shot and killed in the horrific tragedy.

Last night's return to the topic ended on an even more bitter note.

Morgan hosted Pratt on Tuesday, and the executive director of Gun Owners of America argued that schools would be safer with more guns.

Morgan noted America's "enormous problem" with gun violence and said the U.S. has "the worst rate of gun murder and gun crime of any of the civil countries in this world."

Pratt countered that with the other side of the gun control debate - arguing that laws promote violence because people are unable to defend themselves.

Gun bans in other countries, he said, have not lowered crime rates either.

Morgan bristled, said that was not true, and basically called Pratt a moron.

"It seems to me you are morally obtuse,” Pratt calmly responded.

“You seem to prefer being a victim to being able to prevail over the criminal element. I don’t know why you want to be the criminal’s friend.”

“What a ridiculous argument," Piers said. "You have absolutely no coherent argument. You don’t actually give a damn about the murder rate in America.”

Morgan ended by calling Pratt an idiot, to which Pratt sarcastically thanked him for the high level of debate; Piers said Pratt is incapable of such a thing.

Whose side are you on? Should there be more gun control?

 

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What is wrong with these people, more guns?? They must be insanely crazy to think that people in America are in the war zone. The citizen of the America do not need guns to protect themselves. I live in Malaysia and we have 3 different races and cultures and we definitely do not have guns in our home and we can live peacefully. To the Government of America please try to look at your neighbour countries and learn about how we can live with no guns environment!

Lauren gardner

His show, and Piers are getting uglier everyday. It's like he's waiting for one of his guests to take a swat at him. He is very cruel to his guests. Piers needs to see a psychiatrist, before he does something that can't be undone. He's a very angry man. That's how it starts. It reminds me of a Jerry Springer Show, but at least Jerry's show is comedy, too.

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@ Lauren Gardner

Morgan is an unadulterated moron... a beneficiary of "accentophilia"... is the only way I can explain his present status... low brained... egotistical... not fit to touch the hem of Larry King's trousers

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Piers is wrong on one fact. In the 12 years following the banning of handguns in the UK in 1998 (and remember we have NEVER been allowed to use them for self defence) gun crime did not go down. Home Office figures show it rose by 400%. The law only affects legal activities, banning sutff reduces legal use, but illegal acts remain unaffected by changes in law

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If Piers understood history as well as he spouts hyperbole, I'm sure he'd have a different point of view. Then again, what TV talking head can't you say that about?

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..........he must be american.

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