Coming up this evening on "Piers Morgan Tonight," Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker visits the program for an honest interview, detailing his recent fire rescue, and also offering insight into the Trayvon Martin case.
On Thursday, the 42-year-old saved a neighbor from a burning building, carrying a young woman to safety through flames, and receiving smoke inhalation and second degree burns on his hands in the process.
The recent rescue has thrust Booker into the national spotlight, allowing him the platform to comment on a variety of issues, including gun control in relation to Martin and the "Stand Your Ground" law:
"I'm very suspicious of its need and I think it creates situations often where a person can shoot first and really not have to explain their behavior," he tells Piers Morgan. "The gun battle in America is really out of control and very frustrating to me."
Booker points out that New Jersey does not have the "Stand Your Ground" law, nor does he think his state needs it. And while he doesn't take issue with law-abiding citizens obtaining firearms, the mayor would like to see more done to keep illegal guns off the street:
"What really infuriates me is the level of violence that we have in America that's preventable, and that most Americans, Republican and Democrat, gun owners and not, actually agree on some common-sense solutions," he tells the host. "We can't even get together as a nation to do those obvious things that would keep guns out of the hands of criminals."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview as Booker lists the gun law loopholes he'd like to see undone, then tune in this evening at 9 p.m. as he tells Piers Morgan about his daring fire rescue.