Charlie Sheen on Gun Control: We're Not Supposed to Bury Our Children

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In an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan last night, Charlie Sheen said he favors stricter gun laws despite being a former weapons enthusiast and "collector."

His reason? "Because we're not supposed to bury our children," the actor said.

Referencing the Newtown, Conn., shooting the Anger Management star said:

"If anybody from the NRA wants to look any of those parents in the eyes from that school and tell them that guns are still necessary, then I urge them to, and see how that goes."

Sheen noted he had long been a gun collector, not so much for hunting but rather for sport as he used to practice shooting at a range at his house.

He no longer owns them because of his past legal woes, however.

"I was a target shooter, more of a weapons collector of a lot of vintage stuff all through the years of various weaponry," the Anger Management star said.

"Then I had a domestic [arrest] and [authorities] took them all away and I haven't gotten them back…I'm OK with it. I have a security team that's pretty well armed."

Despite his support for stronger gun control measures, Sheen confessed that he missed shooting as it was a positive outlet. "It was very zen for me," he said.

Piers could use a little zen right now.

A petition by gun rights extremists sought to deport Piers Morgan for his outspoken views; he clashed with radio host Alex Jones in an epic interview.

The White House, for its part, defended his right to free speech and denied the petition, and Morgan has continue to rail against guns for the past month.

Don't expect him to back down, either.

Do you agree with Charlie/Piers?

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