On Monday "Piers Morgan Tonight" moved to the Midwest and set up shop in Chicago. While the city hosts the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Piers Morgan was joined by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who offered candid comments on violence in his city:
"We have a gang problem, and also kids raised with no sense of values when it comes to life, that they can indiscriminately shoot, gang-on-gang violence. And it’s unacceptable," Emanuel told the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host. "We’ve empowered communities to shut down these liquor stores in the neighborhood. OK? But it is working on a strategy that takes guns out of gangs, puts gangs on notice that these streets belong to our kids, belong to our families. They don’t belong to you."
On the backdrop of the Trayon Martin case in Florida, the mayor revealed that while he doesn't favor the stand-your-ground law, his bigger priority remains his own backyard:
"I think the policies on those type of gun laws are exact opposite of why I fought for the Brady bill, the assault weapon ban, and a juvenile Brady bill," explained Emanuel. "But my concentration, my time, my energy is making sure the kids in our city of Chicago can walk to school thinking of their studies, not their safety."
Meanwhile, Sean Penn also joined Morgan in Chicago on Monday. Referencing the recent controversy surrounding his comments on British subjects in the Falkland Islands, the actor and humanitarian offered clarification:
"Suddenly, there are offshore oil reserves being tapped into and found, discovered, now they send Prince William. With Prince William comes a battleship," cautioned Penn. "This is in that place, where anyone who visits...Argentina. It's a very clear, conscious intimidation related to oil, that has nothing to do with the 3,000 British subjects, who are on that island."
Watch the clip, as Morgan offers Penn a piece of advice on British diplomacy. Also, listen to the interview with Emanuel, as the mayor further details growing gang concerns in Chicago.