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July 24th, 2012
06:22 PM ET

Michael Moore speaks out: "I am not going to come on another one of these damn TV shows either, after the next one of these shootings"

Coming up this evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes Academy Award winning filmmaker Michael Moore for his trademark brand of candid commentary, and human perspective.

Joining Piers Morgan for an exclusive interview that comes on the heels of Friday's deadly movie theater shooting in Aurora, CO, the 58-year-old is frustrated by what he views as the selfish nature of Americans:

"We have to see that we're a part of each other, and we have to take care of each other. The reason why they have universal health care in Canada and Britain, these other places? Because they believe if one suffers, everybody suffers," he tells the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host. "That is not our mentality, our mentality is 'I got mine, you get yours, and the hell with everybody else.'"

A decade since "Bowling for Columbine" – his groundbreaking 2002 documentary film exploring the causes for the massacre at Columbine High School – Moore is disheartened by a lack of progress:

"If people would just rise up and say 'Dammit, this is not the America I'm going to live in. This is too great of a country to let this happen again. I am not going to let this happen again.' And I am not going to come on another one of these damn TV shows either, after the next one of these shootings, Piers," he declares. "I'm sick of this. I refuse it. I refuse to live in a country like this, as I said before, and, I'm not leaving. So therefore, what am I going to do? It's got to change."

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  1. sixin

    Another wrongful comparison of the US with other nations.

    July 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Gabriel

      I agree. They always put all these countries and try to compare. I'll give you a comparison. Mexico has had over 67,000 gun related homicides since 2006. That's a country with a third of the population of the United States. Here's another thing, in mexico, firearms are illegal to anybody that isn't a federal police officer. So a country where it is illegal for anybody to own a firearm has had over 67,000 fire arm related homicides in the last 6 years. You know why? Because in Mexico, not only do police officers own guns, also all the "bad guys". In a country where gun ownership is illegal, the only people that are left without a firearm are law abiding citizens, cause everybody else, including the people that want to do harm to you, will own a gun.

      In the United States, do you think if gun ownership was illegal, that gang members wouldn't own a gun? Of course they would. There would be numerous ways to get a gun illegally just like there is today, just like you can get drugs, which are illegal. So in the end, the only people without guns would be law abiding citizens. It's that simple.

      July 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • me me me

        the best you can do is compare your country to MEXICO...C'mon.Wake up before some-one you know is gunned down in the great OK corral that is the USA! F35k you people are stupid.

        July 24, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dim seven

        You suggest we give up, that we don't even try. You are not a "can do" kind of person are you. Totally unamerican.

        July 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • Rupert

        I believe he is comparing our country to mexico because we have a problem with immigration ME ME ME....and I'm not talkin about Canada lol.

        July 24, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • Steve

        Last I heard, many of the illegal guns in Mexico come from US of A. How can one use Mexico as example for anti gun control.

        July 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • Gabriel

        So what's the difference between comparing the US to Mexico than to the other countries mentioned? Because Mexico is a third world country? That's not even the point, the point I was trying to make is that in a country where firearms are illegal, there are still over 67,000 deaths in the past 6 years because people that want to kill, are going to kill. It's that simple. In a country where firearms are illegal, everybody owns a gun EXCEPT law abiding citizens. You think gang violence is going to go down? Hell no, because they will still own guns. You think making drugs illegal has stopped the distribution of drugs? No, the difference is, instead of law abiding citizens selling the drugs, gang members are the ones selling drugs. If you really want to do drugs, you can buy drugs right now, it isn't difficult. If guns were illegal, law abiding citizens wouldn't own a gun, but that guy that wants to do harm to you will. Those gang members killing each other will. The guy that is going to rob the liquor store will. The guy going into your house to rob you will.

        Why don't we just call it how it is. The guy that shot the theater up is a psychopath. There is a firearm in the United States per every U.S. citizen. Yet, there is only 12,000 deaths to guns a year. 300,000,000 fire arms and only 12,000 deaths.

        July 24, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • leebowman

        Nobody's seriously proposing *total* gun illegality in this country, just (1) assault weapons and (2) large capacity magazines for semi-automatics and hand guns. Both Morgan and Moore *clearly* elucidated those points.

        And regarding Mexico, the peasants there have been targeted over the years by both police (at times), and in particular, by drug cartels who (1) supply a constant flow of illegal drugs here, and (2) are equipped with weapons supplied by us. They are second to us in gun deaths, but due largely to the interchange between us of drugs and guns.

        http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/12/AR2010121202663.html
        http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=6166

        July 24, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • Leobardo Velasco

        Es illegal enMexico , pero e illegal en USA , vender armas y balas al por mayor y que aparescan , como arte magia en otro pais y causes tantas muertes . Y quien es dice algo a las grandes fabricas de armas ?
        El loco Holmes vía internet se adueńo de 6000 balas , rifle de asalto , pistolas y escopeta , se te hace normal ! Esto va mas allá de lo normal es una sociedad enferma !y contagia a otros! Hasta cuando pondrán control!

        July 24, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • hustler2121

        Pierce, Americans sure don't want a Brit telling us what to do. Please go back to England and please don't tell us about our rights. Everyone knows that CNN is slanted far to the left. It's ashame you always have to use a horrific tragedy to push CNN's agenda. From day one, CNN immediately started to grand stand for gun control. I was glad you were put in your place the first night. The reason President Obama doesn't talk about gun control is because his home state is a perfect example. Chicago has the tightest gun control in the US but it is murder capital of the world. You truly look like a idiot being a brit and trying to tell the american people what they need to do. The reason Colorada people ran out and bought guns is because of TV shows like yours. Go home Pierce!

        July 25, 2012 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
      • Jaine Taylor

        Simplistically, a boxer cannot punch without fists, a child cannot colour without a crayon, and a shooting massacre cannot happen without ease of access to ammunition and weaponry. Why is everyone so surprised when incidents like these happen on a regular basis in the US. It says a lot about a country when someone wearing a costume with a gun can go and kill numerous people in a theater, and they ban COSTUMES. Maybe if that 6 year old had an assault weapon in hand, some defense would have been provided. The right to bare arms made sense in the 1800's, but not now. This business-minded nation needs to take a good hard look why gun-related deaths are an everyday occurance, and seriously get on track with the rest of the developed world in it's time.

        July 25, 2012 at 4:49 am | Report abuse |
      • Patriot

        Yeah, its like if we made owning a car illegal unless it was registered and you have to have a licence; it wouldn't be long before only the criminals had cars.
        That NRA mantra you use gets more stupid every time its used as an excuse.

        July 25, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
      • neniatak

        Remember that the great man that Moore praises so highly was behind the Fast and the Furious. How do you suppose Mexican criminals get guns? Ask Obama...but he's not telling (Executive priveledge) That guy has got to go in November.

        July 25, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
      • Peter Grenader

        Hustler2121: Please stop talking

        Pierce: Please keep on talking

        I cannot stand when people with such contempt for the world stage pretend to speak for me. Pierce is at least trying to do something instead of endless blathering off of reasons why nothing can be done or worst, pretending a precedence hasn't occurs that we shouldn't try. I for one (of many) are glad to see Pierce forcing this issue down our throats, and I cold care less if he was from Venus. these damn gun-waving bigots make me ill

        July 25, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • Meg

        At this time and place in history it's a little like closing the barn door after the horses have run out. Your country is fundamentally founded with your 2nd Ammendment-the right to bear arms. Your culture is one where it is OK to carry a weapon concealed or otherwise. I have never understood this need for guns and I never will. Here where I live (and yes it's Canada) I DON'T KNOW ANYONE WHO OWNS A GUN!! That is the honest to God's truth. I wouldn't even know where to purchase one even. Michael Moore hit it right on the head when he said, " "That is not our mentality, our mentality is 'I got mine, you get yours, and the hell with everybody else.'" And the sad truth is that is exactly how I and many others in the world perceive American's- right or wrong. It is so sad but true. Unfortunately, we as humans are a violent race, that has not changed since the dawn of man. There will always be individuals who will "war, mame and kill". But do you have to make it easier for them? SERIOUSLY?? On one level I understand if you want to own a gun for protection-that is your right , however, why can't it be an exceedingly thourough and long process? And one where you can't arm yourself to the teeth with ammunition? Ammunition who's soul purpose is to KILL?? What is so wrong with that?? What is so wrong with having a zillion checks and balances? That way you can still have your "right to bear arms"? Like I said, I just don't understand your gun culture-never will! Does that mean that we don't have issues here in Canada-Absolutely not. But I think until you change your society that is "gun centered", things will never change, never mind how many checks and balances are in place.

        July 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • a. luciardi

        M.Moore wasn't comparing U.S. to Mexico; he compared U.S. to Canada, a country comparable to the U.S. economically, culturally, etc.....How could you have missed that! So much wasted ink and effort on your part and in your response. Next time, pay attention.

        July 25, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • Rara

        I totally agree with what Michael and piers are saying about gun control in America. To address any issue people may have with Piers, in this case it doesn't really matter what he did before or where he's hated because he's touching a issue in where his history has no correlation and honestly he's just being logical, in my opinion. The only thing I'd like to point out is the argument that if you put a stricter gun control policy people will get it anyway, well I feel like that's saying terrorists want to bomb people anyway so lets not improve airport security. Its true that people will always find a way to get guns but with stronger gun control laws(i think they should be banned all together) it'll bring down the number of gun related crimes, even if its by a little its worth it. Through this mentality, overtime gun crime will go down more a more.

        July 25, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bob Blanchard

        You are absolutely correct. However, I wonder how much the traditional habit of government officials taking bribes effects the statistics.

        July 25, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • John

        I don't see any problem with comparisons, if they are made correctly. I believe Mr. Moore's comparison with other countries was made to ask, "is there a better way." We hurt ourselves believing we, the USA, are the only country or people capable of a good ideas.

        Of comparisons, to clarify, it is legal to own a gun in Mexico. A major issue with Mexico's problem with gun violence, and I am not a criminologist, is enforcement. It is too easy to purchase illegally (mostly from the USA) and there is not a sufficient infrastructure in place to police the problem.

        Being a wealthy country, the USA is capable of so many things. And if we are to move forward, I will ask, who has made the proper comparison? You or Mr. Moore?

        July 28, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ed

        I just came back from Las Vegas and saw the MOB Attraction.
        What struck me was that alcohol Prohibition was the centerpiece which made many immensely wealthy. Many of those used their money to further their goals in Organized Crime. Prohibition back fired on the US Government. After Prohibition was lifted Organized Crime was awash in money, organized and opened up business in Las Vegas.
        If guns were banned then the same thing would happen: black market gun operations would florish. The bad guys would be armed, crime bosses would get wealthy and another subculture would form this time by guns, not alcohol.

        Banning guns will not stop gun sales. The only people without guns will be your law abiding citizens. I don't want that nor will I support an attack on the Second Amendment.

        July 30, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • R Fecker

      I suggest that Piers Morgan return to his country of origin as soon as possible.

      July 24, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • carolyn

        Here, here! my good man.. I agree. Across the 'Pond' with you.... off with you now. Take Michael Moore with you! hahahaha.

        July 24, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ashley

        As a Brit – Can we agree to drop him halfway?

        July 25, 2012 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
      • f rivier

        You do know that Piers is American right? even if by naturalization, that gives him just as much right as you to voice his opinions.

        July 25, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
      • immigration office

        @f rivier

        Morgan is a British national and is in the US on a work visa. He is not a naturalized American citizen.

        July 25, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
      • gee

        Hope he doesn't let the door slam on his ...

        July 25, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • a. luciardi

        Piers Morgan didn't make the statements about Aurora; Michael Moore did. P.Morgan simply provided a platform for the guest to air his views. If you didn't like what the guest had to say, turn your t.v. off. This is still a country with free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment.

        July 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • abc

        He is not going anywhere! You guys need to listen to others, just like you always want others to listen to you. Now is the era of Europe educating America on lots of issues like gun control, health care, the death penalty, human rights etc..

        July 26, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • Guest

        Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a Briton, invented the World Wide Web; you need to get off the internet! See how ridiculous that line of thought is?

        July 29, 2012 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
    • jill

      Bottom line..... When we start punishing the criminals "for real" maybe the "bad guys" would take things more seriously. I am happy to say I have a conceal and carry and would not hesitate to use my weapon if I was in fear for my life. . I also would like to make note that I have been property trained. I would also not hesitate to use a heavy frying pan (which is a weapon). Let's say someone broke into my house in the middle of the night and I was being attacked. How long do you think it would take the police to arrive? In some cases, too long. Again, let's get back to the root of the problem. Start punishing criminals for the crimes they commit! Until our government learns how to do this we will continue to have a very serious problem on our hands. Always remember criminals will always find a way to get a weapon / gun! As far as ordering large amounts of ammo, etc. YES "pass a law" to "flag the system". Unless your a gun dealer, etc. why would a person require extreme amounts of ammo. Michael Moore I enjoyed listening to you until this episode! Your a ding-bat! People kill people it's just the choice of weapon. Punish the Criminals in a "Serious Fashion" – Rise Up against what Michael Moore - How about CRIMINALS!!!!!!!

      July 24, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • arp

        Did you not see the stats compared to other industrialized country??Really?..and you still don't see a problem?Man!

        July 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • Gabriel

        @arp

        I saw those stats, but you also didn't understand what he was trying to say. You do have to punish the criminals, and the U.S. does a horrible job at it. Why is it that someone that can commit mass murder can take years to prosecute? Yes he's in prison just living it up on our tax dollars, why is he allowed to do that? Why are these people taken to a "correctional facility" when they belong in a freaking dungeon. Murderers and pedophiles don't deserve a chance to see the light of day ever again. Why is our justice system so lame? When I traveled to Singapore I was told not to worry to walk around at midnight, that it's really secure. You know why? Because if a guy tries to rob you, they get their hands cut off. You think that's extreme or barbaric? Fine, keep this ridiculous justice system where a murderer can delay litigation for years. Make a federal law that if you murder somebody, you get the death penalty. And I'm not talking about Death Row where you stay for 30 years before being put down, I mean you get put down within weeks of being guilty. If not days. The justice system has to be stricter to these type of criminals.

        July 24, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • neniatak

        People like Moore would tell you that you can't punish people. We might violate their rights. If only we hugged them more often and redistibuted all of the wealth in this country and gave everybody a free ride. ...

        July 25, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Mb

      What a idiot he is so far out of touch and out for his own wallet on any movie he wants to make or any controversial statement with out merit????? My question is who's watch list was He on ???? He is mentally unstable which means he is in the system buying guns And bullet proof vest?

      July 24, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mn

      Moore is a dushbag!!!!!!!!!

      July 24, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • a. luciardi

        Now there's an intelligent response.

        July 25, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob Dole

      Ok if "I got mine, you got yours" is wrong, then why doesnt hollywood take the lead and donate all their salaries OVER 1 million a year to improving the country. Put that money to fight hunger, homeless, create jobs. No, they would rather spend it on themselves and tell everyone ELSE how to act. I'm sorry but 1M a year is enough to live comfortably on, regardless of how much you donate or help. All the rest is excess they claim everyone else is hoarding. Until you spend your money to back what you say, don't tell me how to spend mine. If hollywood people donate everything over 1M a year to help this country, I will do the same.

      July 24, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jean Sartre

        Mr. Dole, you are an idiot who needs Viagra simply to wake up...

        July 25, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
      • neniatak

        Jen Sartre – you remind me that Hell is other people.

        July 25, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Gregory

      Again...GUNS DON'T KILL PEOPLE, PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE.

      July 25, 2012 at 12:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Patriot

        Sure, as soon as they get into the hands of people.... someone has to pull the trigger dummy.

        July 25, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
      • Concerned

        That is a stupid argument. Want to apply it to WMD's? WMD's don't kill people, people kill people. Give me a break!

        July 25, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • disgustedNY

        sure looked like they were killed by bullets not kung fu

        July 28, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phillip Shumate

      PIERS MORGAN NEEDS TO BE TAKEN OFF AMERICAN TELEVISION. HE IS NOT EVEN AN AMERICAN CITIZEN.
      CNN NEEDS TO TAKE HIM OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      July 25, 2012 at 12:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Guest

        Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a Briton, invented the world wide web, you need to get off the internet! See how ridiculous that line of thought is?

        July 29, 2012 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Colorado Native

      I enjoy going to the shooting range, hunting, and gun safety. I also believe in the world we live in today, and there is a need for gun & ammo monitoring (control). There is always room for improvements to make our society/communities safer & better for all.

      Drug test for psychosomatic drugs to go with background checks for guns, and instead of every 5 years with concealed weapons permit, every 2 years and last but not least when background check and applications for shooting ranges are "rejected" they must be reported to the local police station/or appropriate dept..

      Create a database for all states to check "rejected" permits so no one can skip to another state ...
      If a few improvements stop one atrocity or killing of our families, friends or neighbors then so be it.

      Last but not least... who in the heck needs automatic weapons. This should stay in the military bottom line!

      Oh just heard the review of President Obama and Romney talk about ban on assault weapons.

      I think it is time for Americans to demand nothing less, we have to take care of our families, friends, and neighbors. Get real with the world we live in – improvements can and must be made!

      July 25, 2012 at 12:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • John Vance

        Simple cure require every one over 21 to pack & carry, after training of course

        July 26, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      I believe the second amendment is intented to have an armed citizenshp to protect against foreign invasion. Although, the amendment goes on to say these rights shall not be infringed. I feel that most Americans i know own guns to preserve the democracy against a government that has acquired too much power then, we are back to Kings ruling the country while the rich get richer and the peasants finally overthrew monarchy,dictatorship, communism, etc. No government no matter how powerful, corrupt, controled by those with wealth and resources and connections, can exploit its own citizens if they all have the right to bear arms. If the US government started killing its innocent civillians at random,(as in Syria) our citizens would respond with a complete regim change, compliments of citizens with a legally owned firearm.

      July 25, 2012 at 12:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • lala

        Amen, brother! Ice-T's comments were correct. An unarmed citizenry is doomed to suffer incredible tyrrany at the hands of its government. To quote Thomas Jefferson:
        "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." Thomas Jefferson

        July 25, 2012 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Real

      When are people going to stop interviewing this flabby, dull, idiotic looser? Really? No one cares what this boob thinks or what he does. It's a waste of perfectly good advertising space. Some one turn off the set. I can't stand to even look at him any more.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • HaddaKnuff

      Michael Moore speaks out: "I am not going to come on another one of these damn TV shows either, after the next one of these shootings"

      Thanks God!! Please. please. please see that you don't!!

      July 25, 2012 at 4:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • poopfactory

      Ice T was spot on with his comments.

      Our right to bear arms isn't about hunting, or other sportsman activities.

      It's so that we, the people, can rise up against the government if necessary.

      Murderous maniacs are a price we pay for our freedom, but even without the second amendment, there would still be plenty of violent crimes committed.

      The trick is to find a fair balance for gun laws, and yes these things do need to be reviewed often to make sure they are fair to our rights and our safety. Unfortunately our congress has been absolutely worthless for many years, and could never make difficult decisions, leaving most of these laws up to the states.

      July 25, 2012 at 5:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tom

      Why is he allowed on any show vs his choice not to be on any shows. Michael Moore is all about Michael Moore. He is no longer relevant and his departure from any and all shows would be a blessing.

      July 25, 2012 at 9:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Don

      Michael Moore is nothing more than a greedy pig (Literally) and will say anything that plays on emotions and increases his income, so I will not even comment further on him or his thoughts. Piers Morgan is not an American citizen and therefore has no right or the privilege to even comment on our gun laws. He like Moore, is in the arena for the money. I will no longer watch Piers Morgan Tonight (I'll read the more informative Inquirer or Sun (LOL) instead). They both make me want to vomit. Don

      July 25, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • rmuser

      I'd be willing to bet that Michael Moore owns a few guns.

      July 25, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • john p

      Michael Moore is an uneducated slob. So is Piers Morgan. You both should try reading the Federalist Papers. Only then can either one of you understand the 2nd amendment.

      July 25, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Don

      The UK has some of the strictest gun controls on the planet. Very low gun ownership.

      In 2010 there was a gun massacre with 12 people shot dead. Clearly not prevented by draconian gun bans and confiscations following the Hungerford massacre in the 80s, and the Dunblane massacre in the 90s.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10259982

      July 25, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Wayne

      Mr. Moore, I beg you to reconsider and move to Canada, Great Britain or even Russia. You really should live in a socialist country. You just don't get it.

      July 26, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bryce

      Where are all the "men" in this country?
      How is it that a raving lunatic can stand up in a theater or a shopping mall or a university campus and start shooting and killing people for "several minutes" and " NO MAN" does a thing about it except hide behind a chair or desk. The reason these idiots are able to do what they do is because "they know they can" and noone is going to stand up and shoot back. The police can only be depended on to arrive after the fact and clean up the mess. Stop thinking that you are safe.(Be men, get armed and end this stupid debate).
      I may not be a crack shot and I may not be able to bring a guy down that's shooting up a place where I just happen to be....but " I want the choice". I don't need that choice dictated by anyone including slimy politicians, theater owners or mall management. If I am with my kids and wife and I am the only thing standing between them and some lunatic, intent on harm, I want the choice and I'll take my chances. Again, where are the men in this country? It's disappointing.

      July 30, 2012 at 1:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bryce

      The only way this debate will ever end is when there are enough armed "real" men in this country that stand up and shoot back and end these rampages in a few second instead of several minutes. Who has seen the video of the old guy in Florida who ended that robbery at the internet cafe. THe more there are of this guy around. The less and less these lunatics are going to be thinking about standing up and starting to shoot.
      Get armed now and end this stupid debate. Get armed and this debate will be over. Don't be shy about it. Go get your cary permit and help end this insanity.

      July 30, 2012 at 1:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. alan schuster

    Michael Moore? Again? I wonder how many times they went down a check list before they got to this guy? Bring back Charley Sheen, Hulk Hogan, even Paris Hilton, but not another phoney like this guy. Does anyone other than Piers take him seriously?

    July 24, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • A. Street

      Ugh yea Alan, There is alot of us that take micheal moore seriously. He speaks the truth! Obviously you do not live in the truth and that is what is wrong with this country...People are dying! We need gun control and all you can do is spew your childish diatribe. Your the phoney dolt!

      July 24, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • William

        If this guy had used a car to slam into a store or a restaurant full of people killing the same number of persons, would you suggest car control ? Had this guy used a knife to kill all these people would you suggest knife control or prohibition ?
        Bad people will be out there and will do bad things independently of laws or regulations. Because drugs are prohibited and " controled" have you seen any reduction or extermination of drugs and its users ? Finally if you do not allow good people to have a gun how can they protect themselves from bad people? In an imaginary scenario, you are a bad person and you want to commit a robbery. There are two houses and in one house you know there is a man with a gun and the other one there is a man without a gun, tell me which one would you try to break into ? Things written in a paper never changed and will never change the world. Think of it.

        July 24, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Rupert

        OMG!!!! People are dying Everywhere...Someone pass a law to make cancer illegal cause its killing people OMG!!!!! Judging by all these comments i wonder if it will be a gun that kills Mr Moore or a Sandwich! OMG!!! Death is everywhere, What do we do...LOL!

        July 24, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • JCB

        Michael Moore speaks the trueff.....WHAT.....where you get that from WILLIS?? Man....this guy cannot spell the TRUEFF! And many people take him seriously...boy that is very funny guy......you are so intellectually stimulating just like your mentor,MM.....

        Your response to Alan is that "PEOPLE ARE DYING....WE NEED GUN CONTROL" hey.l....I got a little news for you there guy....over FOUR THOUSAND of our men and women have died in Irag and more than TEN THOUSAND were wounded on phoney information provided by OUR PRESIDENT and protracted by our VICE PRESIDENTwho were telling ua the TRUEFF...and where are your comments about that ......dude....How about the coincidence that CHENY'S old company that he ran just before becoming VP has garnered over $5,000,000,000 in NO BID CONTRACTS, and the ones getting caught stealing from the American public were just sold off by them.....after pocketing the profits of course.

        And your intellectual depth knows no boundries but your vocabulary does possess DIATRIBE and DOLT...man....I have to end it here as I KNOW that I cannot keep up with that vast base and wealth of facts and TRUEFF.....Have a good life...just like the movie...Ohhh.....Wasn't that REAL..?? Ya know what.....: I DON'T THINK YOU COULD HANDLE THE TRUEFF"

        July 24, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • Don

        A. Street, you're a bigger idiot than Piers or Michael Moore. A gun kills one at a time. Armed citizens can shoot back. A bomb can kill hundreds (Just ask Timothy M. – no wait, he's dead by our justice system) and you have no defense. If I want to kill people and I cannot get a gun, guess what????? Wake up and realize there is no preventing crazy people from doing the harm they set out to do.

        July 25, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
      • John Vance

        A.street
        both you and Moore are very sick people, you need to see a docktor soonest although he or she probably can't help

        July 26, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • SanbroSandrabrownSandrabrown

      God bless Piers Morgan and Michael Moore they are two people who truthfully understand and want to solve problems. Your show tonight was perfect, you know exactly what needs to be done...no more guns in America the rest of the world is laughing at America..how they cry when things bad things happen but they go back to their cowboys and Indians and their guns and rifles....you are the joke of the world how uneducated you act if you continue to put no laws against owning guns. Refuse to live in a nation that allows all these guns.

      July 24, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Wake up

        Insecure and uneducated peoplr need guns to feel secure. Shame on any one who support the gun law. Shame on all the politation who support the gun law.. Shame on Romney who supports assault weapon law. Guns kills Romney. Let's vote wisely.

        July 24, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mb

        Then move !

        July 24, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don Fass

      Many of us take Michael Moore seriously...and his biggest point of all was that day in, day out, much of the time, Americans including gun owners, are selfish cowards not giving a damn about anyone else and if you have 2nd amendment rights, WE have FIRST Amendment rights not to get shot! All you lets-pretend Christians out there as opposed to real ones...how about following Jesus instead of your wikllful, selfish selves!

      July 25, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Colorado Native

        Thank you – my family hunts, we enjoy the gun range. But we are hands down in support to improve how people legally obtain guns, and outlawing automatic weapons.

        July 25, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeffrey D Cox

    I believe He's right we need to allow Guns into the theater that way the bad guy isn't the only one with them.
    What would have happened if a couple of boys with conseal and carry were in The First Row?

    July 24, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bewilderedamerican

      There would be a gun fight and many, many more innocent victims would've been killed in the chaos.

      July 24, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Woody

        Prolly only one more

        July 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jan

        That's simply NOT true. In Nevada that happened and it was the CCW person who saved many lives and shot the shooter. The truth is that criminals will always get guns whether there are laws in place or not.

        July 24, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • Melissa

        Geez Jan, what a stupid, delusional thing to say. The man was in full body armor. A sharpshooter couldn't have sandwiched a bullet through all of that ballistic material.

        July 24, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Rupert

        Melissa, I'm a veteran and a young one at that, but my KNOWLEDGE of things tells me that there is no body armor for your face and a gas mask ain't gonna stop one of my .40 cal , this is probably the wrong words but "This aint the movies"...P.s. I'm a hell of a shot and one day you might need a dude with a gun like me to be your hero.

        July 24, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • Melissa

        Rupert: Firstly, thank you for your service. Secondly, tear gas. Yikes. Might obscure your masculine 20/20 vision.

        July 24, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Rupert

        Melissa, your welcome but being that i have 20/20 vision, i sit in the back rows of seats and not in the front which is wear the tear gas was thrown....try again

        July 26, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • Rupert

        And this was tear gas, not smoke canisters.

        July 26, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nicole

      ridiculous, the man was sooo protected that no armed person would have killed him. How do we allow people to get 6000 bullets? meds are controlled. This is our country and we should not allow these type of laisser faire atmosphere.

      July 24, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • bryce

        Do you even know how body armor works?
        It may save your life but it won’t stop the pain of a bullet impact.
        One shot to the chest would crack ribs, knock the wind out of you and in general incapacitate the shooter
        Plus being shot back at suddenly makes you less efficent.
        Bryce

        Sgt us army retired

        July 24, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • JCB

        One Word.....................

        HEAD SHOT.....:=)

        errrrr,,,Two words....one phrase....

        Snipers do it...in the grass even....and in the woods.....and....well....snipers can do it almost anywhere.....

        July 25, 2012 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
      • HaddaKnuff

        Nicole and all the other misinformed who post:
        You really should try to understand what you clearly don't know. I carry (legal permit) a Glock 21 (45 Calber ACP) with a spring guide laser sight that is dead on at 25 meters. Even with body armor, the force of a 45 caliber round can break ribs and/or knock a person to the ground. I can't help but beleive that had a trained CCW person(s)would not have made a positive difference in this horrible shooting inicident. Yovu really should educate yourself about a subject before making ignorant statements. The people who knows about firearms will never be understood by those with the antigun liberal mondset. The fewer the facts the stronger the convection it seems.

        July 25, 2012 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
      • Tesla

        @HaddaKnuff:

        Over 300 lbs of transfered force for a .45 ACP through kevlar. That will definitely crack some ribs. And the standard G21 magazine is what, 14+1 chambered?

        There are simple facts that back this up. Kevlar is not magical.

        July 25, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • Don

        The shooter's level of protection has been misrepresented in the media. The sales receipt that was released revealed that his vest cost less than $100. Body armor vests (Kevlar and the like) cost $600 to $1200. What he had was a utility vest – used for equipment storage only – it provides ZERO ballistic protection. A few armed citizens would have taken him out very quickly.

        Another case of mass shooter choosing a location where he knew the victims would be unarmed due to a gun ban in the cinema.

        July 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • bill

        How about doing some research. Nothing he was wearing was bullet proof. It is illegal to purchas these on line. He had on a Tactical vest. It is not bullet proof and is just used to carry equipment.

        July 26, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marilyn Jacobs

      No one could have taken him out because of all the bullet proof protection he was wearing. It would have been like the bank robber in LA that was wearing all the protection and using this type of weapon – they had a very difficult time with him. He just kept firing.

      July 24, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • JCB

        HEAD SHOT !!!!! See Sarge Us Army

        July 25, 2012 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
      • 60's Man

        and those guys were being shot at by many trained law enforcement personel. Plus there was no tear gas involved. So, you have a theater of paniced people running for there lives, you have a room filling with gas and you truly believe that a CCW person would have had the ability to take down this nut. I think the only thing that a CCW person would accomplish is to wound and kill moore (pun intended) innocent movie goers.

        July 26, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. american

    This slug is disgusting. A CNN pet.

    July 24, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • A. Street

      Hey Jeff,
      People were so caught off guard in that theatre. Lights off, Movie in the midst of violence scene most people assumed the shooter was part of the movie. He then threw tear gas into the audience confusing people even more. I am afraid he had the element of suprise which would render anyone in the theatre having a gun absolutely useless. The real issue is how do we prevent assualt rifles and mega ammo clips from being sold with little or no restrictions. Had is assault rifle not jammed I am sure we would have more fatalites than just 12.
      Gun Control Now!

      July 24, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Smurt Person

        This is the most silly thing I've read. Bad parenting caused this and causes every problem in America. Required licenses to have children and monitor families with children to ensure they are doing a good job. Let teachers report kids who act out in a violent or unstable manner and allow them to remove those children from their classes until the issue is corrected AT HOME, BY THE PARENT. If they parents screw up a kid, lock them up, and abort the full grown kid via a hangman's noose. That will fix all our problems real quick and no more banning anything.

        July 24, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Melissa

      Nice comment. Insightful!

      July 24, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Tammi

    After last nights interview I will never watch PM again. In fact all of CNN reporting seems to be going down hill and more politically motivated rather than unbiased reporting. No wonder the polls show the American peoples opinion at an all time low of reporters and news media.

    July 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Richard Diamond

      Your right, Morgan treated his guest terribly rude,very unprofessional. Morgan did not do his job,Shameful beyond words.

      July 24, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • elvinmerij

      lol, the reason people have a low view of the media is because they are realizing more and more what controls the media: PROFITS.

      The media is in business to sell advertising. It is not in business to give you "news, weather and sports". If you get some of that, it's a fringe benefit. The business is ads. Selling ads.

      "If you're not paying for the product, you ARE the product". The news media has customers like any other business. Theirs are advertisers. Who want proof that their ads will be seen. CNN needs to prove that by - like all media - sensationalizing. "Man bites dog" - that sells. Not "dog bites man".

      See?

      July 24, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JCB

      I agree....we need some new blood in there trying out for the job......

      Who ever said P M was the best they could get...after the first month or so...he has slowly gone down hill....picking up speed lately....

      They need to try out someone new every 4 months or so.....give em chance,.....at the end of the year.....have a vote by the people that WATCH the show....the real viewers.....

      July 25, 2012 at 12:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • JCB

        oh cmon JCB

        That is SOoooooo unrealistic to even suggest that.......its all about the money.....someone else just said that stupid....no one wants an honest vote in the media.......just an honest....errrr.....welll....just a buck! Rather MANY BUCKS to be fer real.

        How could you even be that naive to think that there could be a fair vote by the people it matters most to..... the VIEWERS.....that is just too sinple minded you....you......you DOLT YOU!!

        July 25, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  6. Neil B UK resident but USA lover

    The right to bear arms argument will never get changed,fair enough....but for heavens sake, pool the information feed......if somebody is buying assault weapons and machine guns, then is anybody monitoring this? This wacko bought 6000 rounds of ammunition over the Internet.....surely this should have been flagged with somebody, anybody......if the gun lobby want no tinkering withnthenright to buy, then at least accept a rigorous monitoring of who is buying what and when

    July 24, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John

      machine guns are all but impossible to obtain it takes a minimum of 6 months to obtain one and that's if you already have all the permits. 6000 rounds of ammo is not that unusual of a purchase. when i buy ammo i usually buy around 1000 rounds at a time because it is much more cost effective and it costs less to ship, often they give a discount at that volume.

      July 24, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Marilyn Jacobs

      It would have to be organized because he would and probably did buy from a variety of dealers who are communicating with one another. If there was a place to post who is buying what, people would probably complain that his privacy was being violated.

      July 24, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • PRO GUN

      It shoudn't be monitered how much ammo you can buy, only communist countries monitor everything the peopple of the county do, shooting is a major profesional sport here in the United States, it's very "SAD" to hear all these anti -gun people out there speaking about gun control. I think people that talk against guns need to move to another country!!!!

      July 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • JCB

        But who do all those repressed people in those hideous countries that want their freedom and want to get rid of their tyranical, dictatorial and murderous governments....where do they go....who do they solecit for help to get guns

        WELL......THE....... U S A of course......Hmmmmmm......does any one ever mention THIS......I don't think........so.

        July 25, 2012 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
      • Guest

        You really have to stop slinging the word "communist" around. The opposite of communism is fascism, so otherwise you're saying the U.S. is a fascist country? Are you that oblvious about the world outside the U.S.? There are other countries that have professional shooting as a major sport too. It's funny how some on here order people off the message board if they're not American or if they're American and would like to see better gun control laws, to move. And this bit about soliciting the U.S. to help with guns, what is that? U.S. invades Iraq and it's the U.S. crying to other countries to help with their invasion and the only country that would help you was GBR because the invasion wasn't UN approved, and here you are slamming a British reporter? Now that's ungrateful! But Americans did this to Canada too in 1958-59. Eisenhower convinces Diefenbaker to cancel the construction of the Avro Arrow, which would've been the fastest plane of the time and what does Canada do? We do cancel it and even destroy them all and guess where those CANADIAN engineers ended up going? To build your NASA space program working on projects Mercury, Gemini and Apollo so that America can send the first man to space. So every time you hear "That's one small step for man...." you think about the CANADIANS behind your AMERICAN accomplishment! You're welcome! Go learn some history before you go slamming other countries!

        July 29, 2012 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
  7. TheBiggerPicture

    -Automatic Weapons – not needed for home defense...
    -PM's interview last night was horrible, he was a terrible host, never let the other guy talk, it made it hard to watch...
    -We no longer teach a moral compass in our schools....what do you expect? In fact, unfortunately, we should expect more of this....doesn't matter if it is a gun or a bomb...those that are bent on killing will.

    -P.S. Michael Moore? What is he an expert on again? Can't CNN do better?

    July 24, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Older Guy

      I agree ! Piers treated his guest terribly last night and let Alan Dershowitz pummel him too ! He was just a punching bag for the Liberals. Piers, as a host, YOU STINK !!! If you don't like our culture, then get the hell out and take that disgusting Michael Moore with you !!

      July 24, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jean Sartre

        So, CITIZENS have no RIGHT to expect FREEDOM from you gun carrying PSYCHOS... you simply want the FREEDOM to gun us down, wherever we might be, with IMPUNITY...

        Yes, I guess I understand that...

        July 25, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
      • Tesla

        @Jean-Sartre:

        Pacifism: A philosophy of non-violence, practiced by people whose right to do so is defended by the killing and dying of others.

        $uck it up, buttercup. Your freedoms mean naught but for the ability to preserve them; and the only ability that truly allows that is naked force. The Second Amendment was intended to allow citizenry access to the same level of firepower that the government possesses. The places that try to restrict that are the places attacked by those who have no respect for the law or rights of others. You can talk all you want about "weekend warriors" and "closet Rambos," but there are enough people who own and train with a personal firearm to the point of regimental discipline that could have helped defuse this situation. It has been seen time and again.

        I will not disarm for your comfort. Your rights end where mine begin. And your feelings have no dog in this fight.

        July 25, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Michaels mom

    Other countries love each other more than Americans love each other? Thats why other countries have universal health care and the United States does not. Thats the stupidest thing I have ever read somebody say.

    July 24, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nana

      The sadiest thing about Americans today they are all becoming clones of Sara Pailen or George Bush..... I am not to use the word I want to. Michael Moore is one of the most honest and smartest man in America. He has not sold his sole to the right or the left or to the chosen few lobbiest at the hill. Michael is the only man not afraid of the gun lobbies or the drug lobbies or the Jewish lobby. Bravo! Michael. We need more people like Michael Moore in America.

      July 24, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • carolyn

        Your ignorance is showing just by the way you write. No need to even comment

        July 24, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • leebowman

        I agree Nana. But he sounds a little discouraged, given our failure to regulate gun traffic properly. He even hinted about leaving. But he's a fighter, and he'll stick around. Me too, and I'll continue to oppose the NRA in their all-or-nothing agenda in support of any and all assault rifles, er correction ... *weapons*.

        So stick around Michael. Moore to come, correction 'more' to come. We will defeat the NRA!

        July 24, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • JCB

        WHERE DO YOU LIVE????

        DO YOU EVER GO OUTSIDE?????

        ARE YOU OLDER THAN 14 ?????

        WHAT IS UP WITH YOU.......FER REAL!!!

        July 25, 2012 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
      • Anonymous

        yes lets ban assault rifles! Wait... What happens when government gets corrupted and go against the citizen, they have all these assault rifles and all, so what do we citizens have? A handgun against their assault rifles.
        Damn it! Some people dont understand the 2nd amendment.

        July 25, 2012 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  9. lcbluize

    As I read a few of these comments I was struck by the polarization this tragedy in Aurora has once again awakened regarding gun control. "The Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm to use for traditionally lawful purposes, such as defending oneself within their home or on their property." This is not a right anyone wants to take away. I believe the Founding Fathers never intented the 2nd Amendment to be used as a way for the gun manufacturers to continue to produce, market and sell automatic assualt weapons and their corresponding ammunition to the general public. With annual revenue in the billions of dollars and the strongest lobbying presence in Congress, it is no wonder the politicians won't bring up stricter gun control laws. Sadly, removing the ability to purchase such firearms doesn't mean there will never be a deranged person seeking to kill innocent people. However, stopping of the sale of these weapons and their corresponding ammunition will make such a murderer's intended task that much harder to accomplish. Destroying our 2nd Amendment rights are not at stake. Could one argue that it is someone's freedom in America to commit mass murder? The idea is as ludicrous as the sale of automatic assault rifles.

    July 24, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JCB

      Hmmmmm as usual...an anti gun person misquoting information.

      Well for starters....it was not an AUTOMATIC weapon that was used......and I am not just playing on your misplaced wording......this is usually what happens. The wrong information is given...then others take it and run with it....and after not too long...it is stretched so far that the truth is not even identifieable any more.

      And this is the hidden agenda of MANY....not all...but MANY anti-gun control people. They say that they simply want to change one or two things/laws, but then the real agenda is total banning of weapons or restrictions so severe that the average honest person cannot own a firesarm...

      Gun possession is such a sensitive and touchy subject that for the most part.....most of the arguments against owership from what I see are emotional arguments. Not rational reasons.....A bit of a history lesson here...and I am not a history teacher...but just old enough ( mid 50's ) that much of this information was taught to me when I was young and when I daily said the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE,

      Did you know...that every state that has made it easier to carry a concealed weapon within the past 10 years, that crime has gone own in those states. I bet you didn't, because it is NEVER REPORTED anywhere....not in the news, TV, CABLE, NEWSPAPERS......why is that? Hmmmmmmm CONTROL....this info is from the FBI....not some way off goofy group of nuts. And that the 2 most restrictive places to live and want a gun.....our own capitol D.C

      The 2nd amendment is not just to protect us from bad people but from our OWN GOVERNMENT ! Our fore fathers had just placed their lives on the line by signing the Declaration and were given the Death Penalty in Absentia by the British Monarchy, the King..... They wanted built in guarantee's that this would not happen to us in the future, and that allowing individuals to own and possess weapons, let the new governments at that time know what was up and what we would NOT put up with. A repeat of what we just fought to get away from!!

      Now...for some reason, this is never mentioned any more as I guess most have forgotten our own history...( hmmm....there is some catchy phrase about forgetting history are bound to...... oh welll, another time ) and find arguments to fit their own agenda's now matter what they are. And people say...WHAT.....we would never reach tha point againh...our government could never get that bad like back then.....Hahahahahaha.....well....take a long look around the world right now....how many countries have over thrown their own governments in the past 2 years....3-5-more....

      BUT,,,,,this is the US!! What about the late 70's, we were LUCKY that enough good people stood up and brought down the Nixon administration. Most do not realize just how corrupt HE WAS....OUR GOVERNMENT WAS....how illegal it was and what they would have kept doing if not stopped. It could have turned into marshall law with all the race riots, all the anti-war protests, how Nixon was paranoid about all this and the measures he was going to, and was WILLING togo to, just to gurantee his survival. Isn't this what the dictators have been doing the past several years all over the world.

      BUT NOT HERE IN AMERICA.!!!!!. Well....why not....what makes us so different that it could NEVER happen here....

      That is the true basis of what I believe our forefathers meant with placing that squarely as the SECOND AMENDMENT not the third...not the sixth...not the 7th....but the SECOND...that is how important they believed that they were. BUt with the lack of our knowledge our own history, it is never discussed or argued as it is made fun of by ignorant people who can control the news and what gets out to the publlic....am I paranoid....nahh...not in the least. Am I pragmatic and realistic...you bet I am. OH well....this 9pm coffee really has me going tonight...hahahaha no more after 7pm, I broke my own rule toinght.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • lcbluize

        I appreciate your point of view. We are in the same age bracket so I do understand the Nixon scandals and the Pledge of Allegiance being recited in school. The 2nd Ammendment information I was quoting came from the Supreme Court in 2008 and 2010. They issued two Second Amendment decisions. "In District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), the Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to possess a firearm, unconnected to service in a militia and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home." I am not misquoting or subjected to misinformation by the media. If limits or controls are set on this particular portion of gun ownership, how would it be restricting the ability to enable your rights as an American to buy/own weapons? I have watched the news, like everyone else, and have understood his weapons to include an Smith & Wesson M&P15 which is, in the broader class of AR-15 SEMI Automatic Assault Rifles, a Glock .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, and finally, a pump action 12 guage shot gun. Additionally, the 100 round drum of ammunition was mentioned. I assume you meant that I was uninformed and misquoted the weaponry because I said automatic instead of semi-automatic. Forgive the misquote of nomenclature, however, the capacity of human death toll from these weapons is sufficient enough to warrant stricter controls on purchase. The necessity of restrictions on the general population's right to bear arms is not meant to eliminate our 2nd Amendment rights but to deliver appropriate limitations on the sale and purchase of such weapons whose sole use is to kill human beings. I appreciate there are multiple points of view on this topic, but to label my comment as uniformed is incorrect. Asking for restrictions on the purchase of certain types of weapons infringes on no one. Military use of these weapons during active duty while in a war zone is one thing...to legally purchase these weapons and ammunition at yoru local gun shop or Walmart is another. Where was the oversight? Where was the responsibilty of everyone from the credit card company seeing all of these purchases on a bill, to those stores who sold the weapons, to the University's heightened sense of awareness that a potential problem existed with this man, to the manufacturers who continually lobby for the general population to be within their 2nd Amendment rights to own such weaponry? To defend our homes, to hunt for animals, to protect yourself in a dire emergency, to defend in Militia environments...2nd Amendment. To be able to sell and purchase killing machines serves one purpose, making money.

        July 25, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  10. Curt S.

    Why don't we ever hear about harsher punishment for the obviously guilty? Why do we call the guilty person a suspect? I think instead of thinking gun control would solve this issue (which it wouldn't), we should concentrate on new laws for this type of perpetrator ("suspect" lol). I know we are america and everyone deserves a trial by his/her peers, but lets get real on this type of situation. The person that did this doesn't deserve a trial, his trial is being caught red handed. He should already be dead, by leathal injection or whatever means Colorado approves of per the states death penalty laws.

    July 24, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Gina Marie Schofield

    Enough with the so-called "gun control."Gun control has become increasingly more strict over the past several decades, while violent crime rates have increased. Why is this? Because criminals DON'T CARE if guns are illegal! They can get them anyway! What happens is that you scare innocent law-abiding citizens away from responsible gun use, while criminals become bolder about arming themselves. The end result is a population of 90% disarmed innocent bystanders, and 10% violent criminals armed to the teeth with no opposition.Let's say you are an armed criminal looking to rob someone at gunpoint, so you single out an old lady as a victim, drag her into an alleyway and put a gun to her head, and tell her to give you her purse. Why did you go about it that way? Because you're pretty damned sure she's not packing a gun, that's why!Now, let's say that you go into the same situation knowing there's a 50/50 chance that little old lady might be packing a 45 caliber HAND-CANNON? Are you still gonna be so gung-ho about taking her purse? Hell no, you're not.Criminals don't look for a fair fight. They look to take advantage, and guess what? They HAVE the advantage, because while the rest of us have been disarming ourselves (and one another), they've been buying more guns.Remember, criminals DON'T CARE if guns are illegal. They'll buy them anyway.Wake up, people. Shaking your finger at violent criminals and saying, "You can't have guns / drugs / etc" just makes you look like a doofus. And it can very well get you shot, for being a moron. p.s I live in Aurora, CO

    July 24, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • margy

      Amen, Gina. I'm in S CO. It's easy for Piers-poo to sit in NYC and pass judgments on a USA he knows zero about. Ditto Bloomberg. Piers sits there all English and above us, and is an ignoramus, in Prime Time, No Less.
      He and similar types do not believe people have any right to self defense, a major argument in the far left wing (and I'm a democrat). Some nutso at CNN is obviously in love with his very-English self/accent, but the fellow is doing a disservice to Americans. He's a really poor interviewer all the time; I'd give him a D+, lower except for 1 or 2 decent programs.

      July 24, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jean Sartre

      It's very sad that ou weren't at the theatre...

      July 25, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Tesla

        A pacifist who wishes death upon those that disagree with him...

        I suppose as long as you're not the one pulling the trigger, it's ok. Hypocrite.

        July 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. thatguy

    does anyone take someone who actually stands against capitalism yet who is a millionaire because of it? I mean he is welcome to go live in socialistic countries. I hear Mexico is moving towards nationalizing businesses.

    July 24, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Tammi

    I changed channels when PM came on. if anyone is watching would you post if gives an apology for his actions last night

    July 24, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. James

    Again I say, pm is an idiot. He needs to go back to Britain. Why he loves to talk for an hour about how all these countries are better than us is disgusting. CNN should be ashamed.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Melissa

      Get over your blind nationalism, admire America's strengths, and accept its flaws.

      July 24, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. M. Lawrence

    For Mr. Morgan (who I think asks the right questions!) and/or Mr. Moore. I have searched and wonder how many of the victims in Colorado have health insurance to pay for their hospital bills. I have asked local reporters but they are not interested in this question so far. I wonder if you can find the answer as I believe that if the public knows that many victims don't have health insurance they may contribute more. Thank you Mary

    July 24, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Comment

    My take on why gun sales have gone up in Colorado since the shooting, just as they did after Obama's election apparently according to Moore, is that people who were thinking about buying one run out to do it while they can, afraid that tighter gun control may be introduced.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Older Guy

      Gun sales AND requests for concealed carry are both WAY up in Colorado. Every tragedy like in Aurora happens in "gun free zones" – against defenseless unarmed people, where they "feel" safe, but they are NOT safe.

      I make my own "zone" – and it ain' t gun free !!

      July 24, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Grier

    The fact that PM is using Michael Moore as a source to discuss this tragedy is evident of his intelligence. His behavor last night was totaly not excusable. CNN, please send this Brit back where he came. You can get any other liberal withour a foreign accent to host what was a great time slot on TV when Larry King was there. I hope the person that had the great idea to hire PM has been fired!

    July 24, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. ron

    i am willing to trade the second amendment for the part of the 14th amendment that lets foreigners born in america be u.s, citizens. straight up trade.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. James

    Fear. This must be the reason for the number of firearms owned by the everyday American. But what are you all afraid of? Each other? Is trust an improbable concept? Kill or be killed? The American public must look inwards to find answers to the reasons behind the extrordinary number of murders.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tesla

      Fear?

      While it's true that there are people and organizations bigger and stronger than the average citizen that could likely mean him/her harm, and that being armed can help prevent that harm from occuring, you think fear is the only reason?

      I own firearms. I own them for personal protection, sure; I would love to never be in a situation that requires them, but they're there. Better to have a gun and not need it than need a gun and not have it. I love going shooting. It allows me to hone an aspect of myself that does have real world applications, as much as people would like to ignore it. It also is cathartic, and very stress relieving. But why I would own several guns?

      They're beautiful. In much the same way as a car can be beautiful, personal firearms are a wedding of form and function that inspires, intimidates, and intrigues. You can almost tell the ideals of the manufacturer by the way the entire piece fits together. Many collectors share these ideals.

      Unfortunately, I live now in the wrong era of firearm design. Every country's standard rifle is a M16 variant reciever with a collapsible stock, 4-point RAS rails, chambered in 5.56mm NATO. Horrifying as war is, true ingenuity and artistry comes out of conflict. In WWII, every country had their own firearms, and each had it's strengths and weaknesses. No two of them functioned exactly alike. Each had their role, and their charm. It always saddens me when people can only see that a gun is a weapon, and can't look past that to the ingenuity and thought that goes into each design.

      Oh well. I suppose you can keep saying we're afraid. Then again, you seem to be afraid of us.

      July 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Joseph Beaudoin

    How do you know a show is going down the drain? You get bad ratings OR you have Michael Moore as a guest.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Debbie

    Thank you Piers for keeping this conversation going!! We need a miracle!! Less guns and less NRA with all their money to support this craziness!! We need all the silent people to stand against this!! Please Piers keep this going!!

    July 24, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Joseph Beaudoin

    Ooops! Now I am afraid my phone will be hacked! Now, why would that be?

    July 24, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JCB

      P. MORGAN :-) just mayyyyybbbeeee

      July 25, 2012 at 1:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Roger

    Legislation of developing and developed nations differs. the 2nd Amendment speaks to the needs of a developing nation, which the USA is no longer. I was appropriate for the time of its conception with the limited law enforcement. Today that is not the case.
    In addition the fact at the time of the drafting of the 2nd Amendment, guns were limited in round capacity, and the ability to allow rapid reload and firing. Accordingly a limitation of the fire power that civilians can own, is not a modification of the 2nd Amendment, but in keeping with its intent.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tesla

      Law enforcement in the modern world has no duty to protect the citizenry. The Supreme Court ruled that.

      Your argument on the capacity of a flintlock musket carries little weight. It could very easily be stated that the Second Amendment encourages civilian ownership of top of the line military hardware, as that is what flintlock muskets were at the time.

      July 25, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Fred

    You are asking WHY? it is because the NRA owns America. They own both republicans and democrats. They have paid campaigns of both parties. So nobody dares say anything that would contradict the NRA!!! That's why!

    July 24, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • witsend

      Fred,
      Why do you think the NRA is so strong???? It is because it is an organization SUPPORTED by the people. WE are the NRA. WE want the NRA to help us retain our gun-ownership rights. WE THE PEOPLE!!!

      July 25, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Clay

    Of the vast majority of gun related deaths each year, few are accidents. Does a person accidentally get drunk and drive? Does a person accidentally text and drive? Does a person accidentally speed excessively? Since there are more motor vehicle related deaths than gun deaths, should we not make vehicle illegal? Or maybe make vehicular homicides relating to one the above a felony murder charge? Take away guns and people will find other ways to harm others.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Roger

      Given the USA has the following death rates per capita higher than the UK, does it appear something may need to be looked at:
      Gun Deaths 3300% higher
      Fatal Car Accidents 1000%
      Construction related deaths 1000%
      It amazes me that there are such statistics that support an action, and no one has the balls to deal with it. Worse, some educated people hide behind distorted numbers they call fact.

      July 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • JCB

        Who the hell wants to move to the UK.....can you buy land there......very little left unless you are rich......who wants to pay $8 a gallon for gas......who wants to move to a country and is having as bad if not WORSE immigration problems than we are.

        One big difference is that their IMMIGRANTS LIKE TO BLOW THEMSELVES UP...where as ours just want to work.....There are many other reasons why I would not want to live there....

        BUT....YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO RESCIND YOUR US CITIZENSHIP AND MOVE T THE UK....Send us a post card!@!HAHAHAHAHAHa....your ass ain't going NO WHERE!! :-)

        July 25, 2012 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  26. UK in FL

    Being from the UK and now living in Florida im 100% with the right to bear arms, even the police in the UK are unarmed and look at the riots there last year, would that have carried on had people been armed? NO.
    There is gun crime in the UK because illegal or not the criminals will always get hold of them and remember its them that cause the problems not the law abiding citizen.

    If a jet plane crashes should be ban planes and no longer travel? so just because some looney goes on a shooting spree doesnt mean lets ban guns.

    There were many places i had to walk or work in London and i did not feel safe if i had a concealed weapon i would have felt a lot safer.

    Guns dont kill people, people kill people

    July 24, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Debbie

      Sorry to hear that you need to bear arms to feel safe in this sociiety of today. When I was a kid life was so much enjoyable. We knew our neighbors as our family. Today...all that is gone. At least here in America. What is happening in this world? Is there a safe place to raise your children and grandchildren? Not!

      July 24, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Rupert

        I think its a Book..the safe place you are speaking of..i believe its called "Where the white people are" is that it? someone correct me if i'm wrong.

        July 24, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • JCB

        I hear NEW ZEALAND is very nice.....but very far away.....looooong plane ride also....

        July 25, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  27. Kellie Woodlock

    Love that you have Michael Moore on tonight and and NY Mayor last night. Michael Moore is a brilliant man that also common sense! I wish more Americans would open their minds and shut their mouths and listen to what these men have to say!

    July 24, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Greg

    If I recall, Hitler confiscated firearms before he killed 6M Jews. Also, there is law pending in the UN...signed by Hillary and many in Congress to disarm the western world. Iran is the chairman of this effort. Why??

    They jumped on this tragedy to stop the sale of ammo. U can have as many guns as u want....but. No ammo???? Smart!!!

    Nothing new under the sun :-)

    July 24, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jasond76

      Where exactly is it that you get your news from? Do the voices just come into oyour head whenever you put on your tinfoil hat?

      July 25, 2012 at 6:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Malin

    People have the right to bear arms as well as a gun fetish. I own guns,but don't support infantry assault weapons for everyone.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Robert

    Let's see three nuts decide to overturn the US Consitution The mayor of NY who wants to ban soda, Michael Moore a confirmed nut, and Piers Morgan. Every thing our leaders are following the wishes of the majority, what a concept

    July 24, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • glorydays

      We have become a cowardly, stupid country.

      July 24, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jasond76

      That's an excellent point. Why don't they put it to a vote and see what the majority actually think?

      July 25, 2012 at 6:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Sarah Whitehorn

    Has anyone discussed the Internet sales of weapons? Is there not a way to stop this?
    Can it be 'illegal', can it be forbidden?

    July 24, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Debbie

      Sarah, Just as the government is trying to tax sales on each item we purchase over the internet they should be able to police the amount of assault weapons and ammo people purchase and use it as a red flag. We are a backwards country with a lot of crazy people that love football and guns better than their famiilies.

      July 24, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JCB

      Sarah

      It is not THAT easy.....as usual there is much info left out. For instance....most gun sales on the internet are through dealers....and unless the weapon is 50 years or and you have a C & R license ( C & R stands for CURIO and RELIC meaning 50+ years or older – which you are open to inspection at your home, if you have the license and it is NOT to buy and sell the weapons..They are for your own personal collction. And if you notice...not many old weapons being used in these tragic crimes we read about ) other than these firearms, if you buy a new or slightly used one...it has to be sent to a dealer in your state...who does a background check on you....just as if you were buying it from him. SInce he is transferring it toYOU...he is required to do the background check...it is NOT an option.

      Now if you buy from a individual, if it is a pistol again...it has to be sent to a DEALER....but this does not happen a GREAT DEAL as there is the shipping charge, which it has t be sent OVERNIGHT...and the dealer you will pick it up from is going to charge you a fee anywhere from $45 up to $60 just for filling out the paper work. Now, between the overnght fee and the dealers fee.....many weapons, and MOST pistols will not be sold this way, as it is cheaper to buy one in your own state. Rifles and shotguns...I am not sure of each indiv state law....but most of the classifieds I see say F2F only. Which means they do not want to deal with mailing and fees and this acronym stands for FACE to FACE.

      SO it can happen...but is NOT as easy as it may seem. NOw ammo is a different story...and many dealers want o sell lots of 500 to 1000 at a time as bulk pricing is cheaper for the customer and customers would RATHER purchse this much at once, but I never have because it is still expensive. The reason for this actually, is a short term SHORTAGE of ammo available at local gun stores due to the multiple wars we have been invoilved with, as ammo manufact are or have been busy making ammo for the government. ALso when Obama was elected the prices went WAY up and have never really recovered since then. The price has come down, but only somewhat....also...there is no more military surplus to just shoot for fun, called plinking...shooting tim cans, paper targets, milk jugs and such.

      Just some info to help inform you about the unspoken realities out there. Hope it helps you some.l

      July 25, 2012 at 2:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  32. glorydays

    They hate him because he's right about our weaknesses which we fearfully deny.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John

      Americas greatest weakness is that almost half of its population has been lulled into a false sense of security, a security that was earned through the sacrifices of the generations preceding it. I suggest anyone that wishes to live in a country where the population is banned from owning guns......move to Syria! I'm quite certain that less than 1hour would be enough to convince the most ardent liberal that people owning guns is not such a bad idea!

      July 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Melissa

        LOL John..."false sense of security"...good one. Americans who build bunkers and stockpile food in preparation for the Rapture. Who are determined to arm themselves against...what? This imminent so-called zombie apocalypse?

        July 24, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Rupert

        Melissa here i am reading your pathetic comments again..i think be Zombie apocalypse you mean One World Government(new world order) but its not such a bad thing because they will be sure to take care of Christians like yourself HeHeHe...

        July 24, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • Melissa

        Rupert: Naw, my zombie apocalypse comment was simply intended to poke fun at the plethora of irrational fears in America (among them the NWO, sure).

        July 24, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • JCB

        Unless you like or PREFER ELECTRIFIED BALLS and FINGER NAILS :-)

        July 25, 2012 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  33. Camie

    PM just stated that the Colorado shooting was worst in the US.. How out of touch with reality is this idiot?? What about the shooting at Virginia Tech that killed 32 people?!?!
    Get out of your Hollywood hole Piers and get a clue. You are terrible!!!

    July 24, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • James

      71 people shot, Camie...but assault rifles were used in both instances! Piers is not clueless, everyone has an opinion and opinions ARE his trade.

      July 24, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Camie

        I am very aware assault rifles were used in both. That was not my point. Whatever his "trade" is I think he is a fool for being so one sided and not even trying to listen to what anyone else has to say.

        July 24, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tesla

        Ummm... No, they weren't.

        The shooter at VTech used a Glock 19 (9mm semi-automatic handgun) and a Walther P22 (.22 caliber semi-automatic handgun). Neither of these is considered an assault weapon.

        Do you even know what an assault weapon is? Ooooh, better question: Do the people with the power to place these gun restrictions know what an assault weapon is? Try googling "congresswoman barrel shroud" to find out how much they know.

        July 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Ethan Fairweather

    I just heard Michael Moores interpretation on the 2nd amendment. I think the 2nd amendment's purpose was not specifically to allow people to bare arms, I think it was set up as a self check that if the government created by the founding fathers becomes unjust, the people have the right to take up arms and overthrow their oppressors. My point is this, I think it was an extension od what was stated in the Declaration of Independence that a person that has the ability to take action has the responsibility to take action if under an unfair/ extreme rule. My over arching point is this, the anti-federalist wanted to make sure that people could rise up if threatened by foreign or own government, not to bare arms with no checks on them.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John

      So, just how does a society rise-up against its government if it not guaranteed the right to keep and bear arms? Keep in mind, guns were at the forefront of technology back in that time. One need not look far in the news headlines to see examples of what our forefathers feared ( Syria).

      July 24, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JCB

      Ethan
      You are the first one I have seen that has made ths FACTUAL reference to the 2nd amendment. I have posted 2 comments on this board about this. Many people think that we are so far removed from having a government that CORRUPT that would need a uprising against.

      Many have already forgotten the Nixon administration already or hat he founding fathers at the very LEAST wanted our politicians to know that we possess this possibiity. DO I think this could happen? I dunno, but I would rather be prepared than NOT be prepared. We already see what happens aeound he world for individuals who do not have this option.

      OR that we are a developed country and this only happens in developing countries. Well...I do not believe most really know just how close we came to an economic melt down....what would happen then.....again..I dunno, but would RATHER be prepared than not.

      Just a few thoughts........

      July 25, 2012 at 2:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  35. michèle

    america is an immature society with big guns as extenson of their penis.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John

      With that type of rude, arrogant and worthless statement, only one thing is clear: you MUST be French!

      July 24, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JCB

      Hmmmmm I think that only a guy with a SMALL PENIS could say something like that!!!

      Or a woman who has not seen a LARGE ONE up close.....:-)

      July 25, 2012 at 2:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  36. John

    Is this guy even relevant? Who the F#%* cares what Michael Moore thinks? Our current gun laws ( at least in the Northeast) go too far as it is. When will these bleeding-heart morons get it?! I will spell it out for you: no laws will stop the creation of stupid, psychopaths. Stupid, sick people will continue to kill innocent people, beit with cars, planes, bombs, whatever! Benjamin Franklin said it best: "those who would give-up liberty for temporary security, deserve neither and will lose both". I'm sick and tired of hearing from pundits who think they know better than the 'dream team' who created the best roadmap for democracy, ever! They got it right, get over it! It's laughable that people like Michael Moore have the audacity to sit in his comfy chair, safe and secure in his 'blanket of freedom', a freedom that was won through the pain and sacrifice of men (and women) with big balls (figuratively speaking) and even bigger guns!

    July 24, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JCB

      WOW......what a GREAT statement by gool ole Ben.....one of the most intelligent and talented men that ever lived!! I do think that I have heard that once before...but it was a least 30-40 years ago...It just says it all....right in that simple satement.

      And....I would venture to bet that Ben carried a BIG STICK...after all...he was bedding women all over the world....and it wasn because of his good looks :-)

      July 25, 2012 at 2:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  37. wendell

    Whenever you see people slaughtered like in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Serbia, etc. ask yourself whether the government could get away with their murderous ways if the people had the right to protect themselves (ie the right to bear arms). If Piers and Moore don't care to protect themselves, that is their problem.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve

      You have such little faith in your democratic system.

      July 24, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Tesla

        No, we have little faith in people, which are what make up our democratic system. People who run it, who manipulate fear and emotion to divide the country on the simplest things. People who support the status quo, mindlessly sticking to a party even if someone, anyone else is the better choice. Both parties have too many of these kinds of people.

        I have faith in persons. "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky animals."

        July 26, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  38. Steve

    Just get guns out of the hands of everyone. They are made to kill people. How far does freedom go, you are not free to build a bomb so why should you have the right to have a gun. No Nation is that "free" that you have no restrictions and can do what you want so stop with the "we live in a free society and it's my right" argument. Nobody has that much freedom or there would be caos.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • PRO GUN

      Steve, you and your anti-gun buddies that live in the US need to pack their bags and move to a communist counrty!!!!!

      July 24, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • JCB

        Well Pro Gun

        There are not that MANY communist countries left to be honest :-) But Steve could MOVE to Iraq or Burma...or hey IRAN is welcoming anti america americans right now, and I am sure there are plenty others :-)

        July 25, 2012 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
      • Guest

        In no way am I being sarcastic but the opposite of communism is fascism. Because you're accusing someone of being a communist, does that make you a fascist? These words have to stop being slung around.

        July 29, 2012 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
    • suzanne

      The right to bear arms is so that the Americans can control the government and America would not become a dictator country.

      July 25, 2012 at 12:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • witsend

      Steve,
      So, just get rid of all guns. Even if all non-criminals agreed, it could not be done.
      Also, "making bombs is illegal;" did that stop Holmes? NO. In fact, if he hadn't shot up the theater and then told the cops his apartment was rigged, those illegal bombs he made would have done more damage than his shooting did.

      July 25, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Guest

        witsend
        witsend

        Okay, let’s reword your sentence witsend because you’re saying exactly the same thing I’m saying when looking from my EXAMPLE of the 2nd party perspective.

        My 2nd party perspective example stated: “I should have the LIBERTY to carry a gun.”

        Your statement: “If I don't have the liberty to carry a gun, I will not have the liberty to walk around my neighborhood without looking over my shoulder.”

        Omit the words DON’T and NOT from your statement and your sentence would be restructured like this:

        “I should have the LIBERTY to carry a gun, so I can walk around my neighborhood without looking over my shoulder.”

        You’re saying the same thing I am in my 2nd party perspective, only you chose to structure your sentence with DON’T and NOT.

        Although, this isn’t what my post was about to begin with. My post was about excluding labels such as LIBERALISM. Let’s just take out the whole liberal aspect of this because that whole word and concept is being misused and abused. Obviously, from the example I just gave, both parties are liberal as they want the FREEDOM to do what they want, when they want and hopefully according to legal, social standards. When I say legal, social standards, I mean, ok, fine, you want to carry a gun, go right ahead but you don't need a rocket launcher, and an oozie, armor piercing bullets and a ballistic helmet. Lock that down and put a limit on that stuff. Civilians shouldn’t be able to buy this stuff and don't need it anyways because that's what your police force is for, what SWAT is for. If it gets brutal, call in the army as America has the best army and that's what they're for.

        My concern is gun control should be a MORAL obligation on EVERY politician’s agenda regardless of party association and/or political belief because my question right now is: What is so UNITED about the United States? I don’t see any unity at all. Mind you, not one person has answered this question yet.

        Doesn’t matter anyway because if the U.S. keeps on going the way it’s going, it will indeed implode. The U.S. will start looking like Iran, or Iraq, or Afghanistan where everyone is brandishing weapons and then other countries and the United Nations will have to go into the U.S. to teach U.S. citizens how to co-exist peacefully without shooting the crap out of each other and no one will be able to tell the good guys from the bad guys because everyone owns a gun. And the U.S. is trying to teach Muslims how to live? Pfffft….. The U.S. needs to clean up its own country first.

        July 26, 2012 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
      • Tesla

        Guest:

        Again, the point of the Second Amendment is missed. The reason that the citizenry should be armed (in my opinion, even up to military specifications) is because of the police, SWAT, and military. They are the tools of the government. That's not a bad thing right now. But look at these dictatorships around the world. Those aren't just random thugs abusing the people. They're soldiers and police officers. This occurs primarily in countries where the people are prevented from defending themselves effectively. The Fourth Amendment keeps them out of our houses if we choose, but laws are rights can only be enforced by force.

        Am I saying my one rifle will let me take on the whole U.S. military should the government overstep it's bounds? Not a chance. The 300,000,000 other guns owned by citizens will. That's the point.

        July 26, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
      • CHNO

        “…but laws are rights…”

        Say what!?

        “The reason that the citizenry should be armed (in my opinion, even up to military specifications) is because of the police, SWAT, and military.”

        “Am I saying my one rifle will let me take on the whole U.S. military should the government overstep it’s [sic] bounds? Not a chance. The 300,000,000 other guns owned by citizens will. That’s the point.”

        Utter nonsense.

        With respect to the number of guns possessed by the U.S. populace: even 300,000,000 guns could not stop—or even slow—our military if our government were to truly “overstep its bounds.”

        “But look at these dictatorships around the world. Those aren’t just random thugs abusing the people. They’re soldiers and police officers. This occurs primarily in countries where the people are prevented from defending themselves effectively.”

        Not true. In much of the Middle East – more often not; in many African countries – more often true.

        Almost all Iraqis owned one or more firearms many of which were fully automatic AK-47s. Was it the firearms that caused problems for our military forces or was it the abundance of IED’s and homicide bombers that forestalled a shortened military incursion into Iraq. No, guns will be of little to no use against a powerful military that also wields an equally powerful air force.

        This type of antiquated, anachronistic pro Second Amendment reasoning reminds me of an episode of The Simpsons where aliens from outer space, Kang and Kodos, remark: “your superior intellect is no match for our puny weapons!”

        Nevertheless I’ll continue to responsibly own firearms as long as long as I live…and the NRA does not speak for (nor represents) me.
         

        July 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • Rupert

        CHNO, I'm a veteran and i will tell you first hand that the military could not stand up to the entirety of citizens, Christians maybe jk ..and the only argument that i need to make would be well...when government corruption/take over is made widely public..do you think all those soldiers of the armed forces would let there own family's be abused and herded like cattle and that they would actually take part themselves in doing this. Hell F&^*ing No..they would go AWOL like a lot of today's soldiers do when the army tells them they can't even go home to take care of their family members in times of family crisis's. Its truly ridiculous and I've seen captain's in the army locked up for just that. I was personally thrown in a mexican prison because after i was tragically injured in a motorcycle accident(Leg shattered)..i was cut off from medication after just 2 months and i was hospitalized for 34 days...i told my leadership(the people you are suppose to trust with your life) that i needed medication and i was denied and in agonizing pain, so i decided to self medicate and help myself because at that point you realize that you have to do things for yourself to make life easier, and no i'm not a drug user or a pill head. I went from being the most physically fit soldier in my battalion to the most immobile one in a flash and was left to suffer in prison for a failed UA which i admitted to doing and was honest that i had to help myself due to my leaderships lack of morality..so long story short, I was screwed by the military and so were many others around me. If you ever have the chance to experience the military, most will come to understand that at the end of the day it is JUST ANOTHER JOB. If you plan on getting F-ed in the A by having your pay missing every month and not being able to have time to even fix the problem or having to be led by people whom you are positive are far less intelligent than yourself, than go join the Army..so what i am saying is that at the first hint of a government take-over, a good bit of soldiers will gather whatever weaponry than can find and take off to help their civilian families. That's what i would have done and i was an excellent soldier with awards, integrity and loyalty to any soldier that deserved it. Screw you Piers!

        July 26, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  39. matthew chapman

    LINK is BACK UP. Please show the world is interested in trying to stop gun violence: "Like", "Share", "Comment" about my new article in response to 1500 mainly angry comments on the previous one comparing efforts to combat gun violence in Rio's favelas (the photo of me is at a "pacified" favela) and here in America.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthew-chapman/wounded-but-not-dead-and-_b_1696466.html

    July 24, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  40. Stephen Nelson

    I spent the better part of last year in San Antonio (Texas). Most morning newscasts led with reports of knife attacks in local bars. Man's inhumanity to man is all around us and etched in history. It's the fallen nature of mankind. Our hearts ache for the fallen and their families are in our prayers. Unfortunately, we cannot legislate or police against evil and insanity... Living in a large city in Texas (Houston) I hold no illusion that my government (federal, state, or local) can protect me and my family. They can't even protect our borders – one of their primary obligations. Let's look at the root causes of tragic events and not jump on the ban guns bandwagon...

    July 24, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Joel

    I find it disingenuous that Mr Moore is trying to accuse gun owners of racism when he is promoting gun control that is based in racism against blacks. Gun control has it's roots in Jim Crow laws and the supreme court has ruled that the right to own a gun is a civil right. I assume after he gets guns banned he will want segregated schools and water fountains again.

    I find intectually dishonest bigots like Michael Moore disgusting. Why is CNN giving air time to anticivil rights bigotry?

    July 24, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Melissa

      "intectually"...ironic, yes?

      July 24, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Matthew Chapman

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthew-chapman/gun-control-rio-de-janeir_b_1689474.html

    " If anything of value can come from tragedies such as this one in Colorado, it is that they make discussion of gun proliferation and violence unavoidable. But no, I take that back. The night after the Colorado killings I saw several politicians and gun activists on TV dodging important questions through the time-tested ploy of saying, in one form or another, "For the moment, I think we should just pray for the families of the people killed by this evil man." Translation: "I'm going to tell you I'm praying so I appear to care but don't actually have to DO anything – not even think about what caused this as I've already decided: it was 'evil'." I only saw one newsman, Piers Morgan, refuse to be bumped off point by this faux compassion.

    David Kopel, who is an NRA member, suggested more attention be paid to the victims, rather than talking about gun control. "Honestly Piers, I think this is the wrong night to be doing this and I really wish you'd waited to have this segment until after the funerals." Morgan angrily replied, "A lot of people have said that today, a lot of people who don't want strengthening of gun control, have said 'This is not the day to debate it.' I'll tell you the day to debate it, it would have been yesterday, to prevent this from happening – so don't patronize me about when we should be talking about the gun control debate." I haven't always liked my fellow-countryman, but this was a rare and truly great journalistic moment. Enough with evasion and hypocrisy, let's get serious.

    Let's get serious because America's best face has always been its honest and optimistic face. This is the face the world loves and admires, the face that says anything can be achieved here. At least this used to be what the world saw when it looked at America and what America used to see when it looked in the mirror. Perhaps it was always an illusion, this can-do hope, but if so it was an illusion that managed to get rid of slavery and segregation as well as landing someone on the moon.

    This is perhaps the most disturbing thing about so many of the comments on my article: how utterly cynical, bitter and defeatist people have become, how scornful they are of even the possibility of social change, how scathing they are about the idea of things getting better through the will of the people, and how ready they are to accept this country as a dark place so intransigently divided a gun is a necessity."

    July 24, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JCB

      Hmnmmm Well....that illusion also saved the world during 2 world wars.....pretty good tricks I would say,,,,,:-)

      July 25, 2012 at 3:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  43. elvinmerij

    Listen or don't listen to Michael Moore, the fact is that America is a nation in fear. This is way beyond guns. This is way beyond greed or selfishness.

    It is about fear.

    America is hooked on the drug called fear. Afraid that germs are on your counter, that you're not feeding your kids the right peanut butter, that your whites aren't white enough, that your car isn't safe enough, that your cell calls might be dropped, that you're not getting enough news, that your spaghetti sauce has no pizzazz, that your dog's getting fat, that you're ugly, that you're fat.

    See where I'm going? If not, let me spell it out to you: P-R-I-V-A-T-E E-N-T-E-R-P-R-I-S-E.

    Watch some TV commercials. Get the picture?

    July 24, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mr

      Oh, nonsense. What fantasies or imaginary BS have been employed here?

      July 24, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • lab

      totally agree...please don't forget level orange...or...run in fear...LEVEL RED....AAAAAAAAGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH

      July 25, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Phil Shifley

    How is this tied to Trayvon Martin?

    July 24, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Melissa

      Vigilantism...gun control...u understand nao?

      July 24, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Phil Shifley

        OK then what about making it a racial issue? I'm black and I own guns by the way.

        July 24, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sanbro

      God bless Piers Morgan your show was perfect. And your guest Michael Moores knows what he's saying...and the President of the United States should listen and take his advice on many topics....especially getting rid of all those guns....immediately. If America can send the navy seals to get rid of bin laden, they can surely use their brains to figure out that they are living in a very dangerous society who live anD use guns on a daily basis. This is outrageous.

      July 24, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Bob

    Piers and Michael Moore need to look at what is happening in other countries. Have they not seen the hatchet, knife attacks on school children in Asia earlier this year? It has happened multiple times in multiple countries. Guns or no guns, these crazy idiots who want to kill people will find a way. The gun is just the medium they are using. If all the guns were taken away from citizens tomorrow I guarantee that these horrible events would still happen. There would just be a different medium used to perform their unthinkable acts.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve

      Um... At least you can run or defend yourself if someone comes at you with a bat or knife. I'd like to see that happen if someone was pointing a gun. Not even remotely close.

      July 24, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • jan

        ummm.... do you always have people coming at you with a bat or a knife? Yeah... more like ice tea and Skittles..

        July 25, 2012 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
  46. Matthew Chapman

    From Article by Matthew Chapman in Huffington Post today

    " If anything of value can come from tragedies such as this one in Colorado, it is that they make discussion of gun proliferation and violence unavoidable. But no, I take that back. The night after the Colorado killings I saw several politicians and gun activists on TV dodging important questions through the time-tested ploy of saying, in one form or another, "For the moment, I think we should just pray for the families of the people killed by this evil man." Translation: "I'm going to tell you I'm praying so I appear to care but don't actually have to DO anything – not even think about what caused this as I've already decided: it was 'evil'." I only saw one newsman, Piers Morgan, refuse to be bumped off point by this faux compassion.

    David Kopel, who is an NRA member, suggested more attention be paid to the victims, rather than talking about gun control. "Honestly Piers, I think this is the wrong night to be doing this and I really wish you'd waited to have this segment until after the funerals." Morgan angrily replied, "A lot of people have said that today, a lot of people who don't want strengthening of gun control, have said 'This is not the day to debate it.' I'll tell you the day to debate it, it would have been yesterday, to prevent this from happening – so don't patronize me about when we should be talking about the gun control debate." I haven't always liked my fellow-countryman, but this was a rare and truly great journalistic moment. Enough with evasion and hypocrisy, let's get serious.

    Let's get serious because America's best face has always been its honest and optimistic face. This is the face the world loves and admires, the face that says anything can be achieved here. At least this used to be what the world saw when it looked at America and what America used to see when it looked in the mirror. Perhaps it was always an illusion, this can-do hope, but if so it was an illusion that managed to get rid of slavery and segregation as well as landing someone on the moon.

    This is perhaps the most disturbing thing about so many of the comments on my article: how utterly cynical, bitter and defeatist people have become, how scornful they are of even the possibility of social change, how scathing they are about the idea of things getting better through the will of the people, and how ready they are to accept this country as a dark place so intransigently divided a gun is a necessity."

    July 24, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • James

      Sir, I believe what you say...the American people must look at themselves and understand why they are so afraid, is it because when you are on top of the world, paranoia must follow?

      July 24, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Older Guy

        to James – it is not fear it is confidence !! Confidence that i can take care of myself and my family and won't have to wait several minutes for the cops to show up and ID my body !

        On the other hand, an UN-armed person has LOT to fear !! or is just a fool .......

        July 24, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • JCB

        Well....paranoia that is it....because of course NO ONE is trying to hack our military computer network, and there have been NO KNOWN intruionsions into our energy infrastructure, anf of course there are NO LEGITIMATE terror threats agains us, they are just having fun withus, that bunch of playfull guys in Yemen and Pakistan, and no the Chinese are not trying to tie up and hoard the worlds supply of oil, and precious earth stones * or what ever they are called :-), Iran means us no harm, they are just playing hard to get to be friends with us.....for THIRTY YEARS..... and.....oh...never mind...its all just paranoia anyways,,,,,right.....:-)

        July 25, 2012 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
  47. Adam

    Why does this man get a ton of TV time but CNN does practically no coverage of the man cured of HIV??? He got barely a paragraph on their page...HIV!!! Are you serious????

    July 24, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  48. David

    This conversation is missing the point. The second amendment was created to prevent government and the military from engaging in tyranny by allowing the citizens to own weapons equal to what the military. An unarmed citizenry is defenseless against the potential abuses of force. I own guns to protect my family from abuses of power.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Bradley

    They just show a gun on the piers Morgan show and said that it was an AR-15. It wasn't an AR-15. Fact check people!

    July 24, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  50. wendell

    I hope Moore lives in NYC then Papa Bloomberg can control his soda intake as well as his firearms.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • JCB

      Laurer Custom Weaponry the makers of Duracoat, sells a great looking BOBBLE HEAD of Fat Cat Bloomberg and I think the stand as a PRO GUN slogan on it. Just google Duracoat and click the one that says wwwl.laurercustomweaponry.com makers of duracoat. It is pretty funny looking, good work on it also, high quality.

      July 25, 2012 at 3:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  51. Matthew Chapman

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthew-chapman/wounded-but-not-dead-and-_b_1696466.html

    From "Wounded but not dead and now Firing Back"

    All comparisons are odious, but this is an odious subject so let's finally go to England, where I grew up. I still feel safer there than I do here in spite of this: every Saturday in this idyllic country, thousands of drunken lunatics stumble out of pubs and set about punching each other in the head as they lurch off to soccer matches trying along the way to kick each other in the balls, bite and stab one another, and then, once in the stadium, throw hard objects at their enemies across the field. These are the amateurs. The professionals, to quote from an article in the Observer, "hunt in packs, fueled by cocaine, hooked on violence and occasionally wielding chains. Some are as old as 65. They use mobile phones and the internet to arrange showdowns with rival 'firms' at agreed locations away from prying CCTV cameras and police surveillance."

    As a tiny island nation, we massacred our way across the globe until we conquered so much of it that "the sun never set on the British Empire." Well, of course, it did, eventually, but my point is that we are a far more violent people than you are. We love violence! Nothing makes us happier! (Actually not me, I'm a coward.) And yet the murder rate in Britain is five times less than in the U.S. One only has to walk past a pub at closing time to feel pretty certain that if British drunks and psychos had access to handguns, the ratio would go the other way. Gun control works. If America is the "greatest country on earth", it should try to do as well as its vicious old colonial enemy.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  52. Disappointed in Denver

    Does CNN stand for Circlejerk News Network? This isn't fair or balanced, Moore and Morgan are both just patting each other on the back about how bad guns, aka inanimate objects, are big and scary to them and should be illegal. Meanwhile, they are uneducated on guns and what they do "know" is incredibly biased with inflated stats. Sickening. At least they could have a pro-guns person on the show.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  53. LD

    This whole question about why Americans refuse to reign in the guns after yet another horrible tragedy... Americans just don't like to tell themselves 'no.' No matter what irrefutable evidence is available, Americans don't want to say no to themselves about cigarettes, drugs, riding motorcycles w/out a helmet, overheating, abuse of alcohol or guns....no matter the harm that any of these things cause to ourselves and to others directly or indirectly. We want what we want...and we can.t tolerate anyone telling us no even for our own good and definitely not for the sake of others. Having freedom carries with it responsibility.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  54. JO JO

    -Piers–give it a rest will you –listen to everybody and stop the grandstanding-let the people heal and grieve-no you keep saying we need gun control-well what does it say when gun sales are up 40-60% in colorado now–you are also helping the gun industry saying we need gun control-you advocate it people feel they are going to lose there rights so a buying frenzy is happening--we need a sensible approach and someway to find a middle compromise-but no you keep pushing with no chance of moderation you are becomng part of the problem–stop the one sided jouralism -present both sides even though when you dont agree you trash them–and the people will decide on there own the best way to correct the politics of guns-not you and your one sided rant–if you read the blog last night people wanted to here both sides but you blocked it -again you put fear in people and the guns win-give it up -hope cnn gives you up and soon

    July 24, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  55. Wake up

    Our goverment is killing innocent people daily world wide. We need to become responsable and honest. Is this orange head an Moslim from Iran? What is his religion ? How many more kids have to die before we wake up? Please join all American and Michael Moore get rids of guns and drugs today. We can not lose one more person. Each person is beautiful. No more war, no more killings.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Pro GUN

      if your're not a gun lover pack your bags and move, the government needs to ban abortion, alcohol, cigarettes!!! tens of thousands die every year in the united states from these things. they need to make fewer Gun Laws in the United States!!!

      July 24, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Melissa

        Ban abortion, alcohol, cigarettes, but not guns? C'mon Pro GUN, at least be consistent with your ideology. Guns also kill people – all kinds of people. That's why they shoot bullets. Let me guess – you're also pro-death penalty, yeah?

        July 25, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
    • suzanne

      40,000 people die every year related to not wearing a seat belt. So should we get rid of cars ????

      July 25, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Melissa

        Nope, but at least seatbelts are there, at the behest of...wait for it...the GOVERNMENT! Bada bing bada boom.

        July 25, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • MARCUS

      See this is the problem with People who just don't see things years from now...YES to guns, YES to abortion, YES to tobacco,YES to aids, NO to Herpies, No to retards...It is so irresponsible to allow a species like ourselves to flurish and ruin this planet..F*(k you pro life people seriously, you don't know any of those fetus's nor will you ever and why the hell would you want Millions of extra babies or people that you will never know eat food and use resources that you or your family or actual conscious beings could use...POPULATION CONTROL is the smartest thing i have ever heard of and its not about morals..its about surviving and living comfortably. Let s#!t Kill people, cause if your're smart, you don't have to smoke or drink or f*^k monkeys or put your own life in harms way..leave that to the retards to kill themselves but we dont have to control people and tell them to not suck a pointless whatever up into a vacuum..let people CHOOSE to not over f#$king crowd this beautiful planet...I only care about science and its teachers..and of course my family..F$*k everybody else for real..just think..micheal moore could have been sucked up by that vacuum and we wouldn't have to here his useless FAT Ass.

      July 27, 2012 at 12:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  56. Robert H.

    The answer to the question Piers just asked Michael Moore concerning why would anyone other than the military need assult rifles? So the American Public can protect it self from the Military.Check Syria, Iraq, Egypt,Africa and a host of other countries.

    July 24, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Melissa

      Or you could shrink the military a li'l bit. It's pretty excessive.

      July 24, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  57. angel rivera

    Would it be fair or certain to say that tougher gun control laws would mean less votes for politicians?

    July 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Melissa

      Not necessarily – if Americans would stop being paranoid & listening to lobbying gun organizations (I'm talkin' NRA), gun control laws would earn votes.

      July 24, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • PRO GUN

        Melissa are you a communist? the reason I ask is because only communist talks the way you talk, If you love America and the American people, and the American way, you would LOVE GUNS and BE PRO GUN not Anti-Gun like Micheal Moore is!!

        July 24, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • Melissa

        Hey there PRO GUNS, sounds like you're an anarchist. I'm actually quite patriotic. I love America and am thankful for the rights and privileges Americans take for granted. As for economic policy, I'm not sure how Communism ties into this debate. But while we're on the subject, I think people should be free to watch violent movies/TV/video games/internet if they so desire. People should be allowed to own guns. However, gun sales should be regulated & monitored. Private citizens should not have the legal wherewithal to purchase military-grade weapons & armor without fear of prosecution & confiscation. Regulated markets = happy capitalism. Unregulated markets = chaos, anarchy, coercion, and exploitation. Listen, man: grow up and stop throwing around this "unpatriotic" nonsense. Instead, try making an intelligent case.

        July 25, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  58. Geom Thormaq

    What would you expect from a Brit who has no concept of our country's history other than those red-neck rifle totting rural farm boys who became the heroes of WW Two and saved the British monarchy. America's knowledge and privilege of personal firearm ownership is where our freedoms started and what allows us to rise up and protect the rest of the world. Virtually every Swiss male owns a high powered military styled rifle and many are full automatic versions. Yet they have a very low murder rate. Hows that compute Piers and Michael?

    July 24, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  59. Ernie

    Does the mental health background check really catch anyone? There's no database containing mental health records is there? HIPPA laws protect that info. IWe need a better screening system.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  60. NinaFox

    Mental Health is truly unable to help in the situation with the mass shooting in Colorado. You cannot force individuals to take medications unless they are assessed as danger to self and others. The day of the killing, he would have been assessed and placed on a 5150 hold. However, if he says the correct things in the hospital, he will be released within 72 hours. So what next? 99% of people, who kill, other than depression and forms of rage, do not have a mental illness as classified by the DSM-IV. What is important is to determine what our culture creates that people feel they have the right to take the lives of others. There seems no respect for life, human or any other. There seems no respect for our environment. I believe this has a lot to do with so many killings in the US

    July 24, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Guest

      This would be true if Holmes was actually diagnosed with a mental illness but because everything was premeditated, he knew what he was doing. And the way health care is set up in the States, he wouldn't have received the proper medical attention anyway because he wouldn't have been able to afford it. It's easy for someone like Holmes to fall through the cracks because of the easy access to guns in combination with a poor health care system. The U.S. needs to clean itself up.

      July 26, 2012 at 3:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  61. Debbie

    I think we should have stricker laws on owning a gun and buying amo. Have the gun owner go through a through psychiatric evaluation several times before issuing a license. Just as we have our teens take a driving course before we allow them to drive. I am getting more and more disappointed in living in America as it is. Why can't we live a peaceful full life without some jerk ending it prematurately?

    July 24, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mr

      Debbie–
      1. leave fear alone. these events are not predictable, by deranged people. Don't let news control you.
      2. Sure, teens should learn to drive but that's not the subject.
      3. Please learn to spell or do spell-check before posting.

      July 24, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  62. Lynn

    Thank you so much, Piers and Anderson, for addressing this all important issue of guns in the US. I think other countries are more mature, and we are still intellectual infants in our insistence to have our guns. My parents were murdered by a crazy man with a gun-who should have never been allowed to have one. America has so much to learn. It's very sad how Americans argue for their own destruction. Piers, I applaud your efforts to address the insanity. Unfortunately Americans will not grow up-primitive thinkers who defend what is for their own undoing.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  63. Jeff

    Obviously, Piers only wanted 1 side of the conversation. Why? Because the last time he had someon that was pro-gun on his show, he made Piers look bad. If you want a debate you should put both sides up so you can get a full perspective. Guns are not the problem, people are the problem. Piers' question on why we can have some magic wand to find crazy people, ask Israel how hard it is to find a suicide bomber. Mr. Moore's statement that Americans are scared that is why we cling to guns, but Mr. Moore is using scare tactics to increase gun control. I'm sure Mr. Moore believes that if you take away all the guns from citizens then everyone is safe. Really? I guess that worked for Hitler, works for China, works for Iran, works for North Korea, works for all countries that want to eliminate freedom and obtain total control of it's people. Why not ask the question to the ultimate federal agency, the FBI, about gun control and see what they say? Oh, sorry, the FBI has already done the research and found the guns in the hands of legal citizens reduces crime. Mr. Moore, you commented about guns being mostly in sububan areas and why would you need guns in a suburban area. Isn't Aurora, CO in a suburban area? Does Aurora have laws about concealed carry? Apparently criminals don't care and are happy to target areas where people are unarmed. This was a ridiculous show, get both sides.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  64. glorydays

    We can deny facts, make up facts or act on facts, right President Obama. Now IS the time. Onyy cowards run from and rationalize facts.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  65. Aaron

    Why is it that PM is treating Michael Moore so differently than he did John Lott?
    Why isn't he jumping all over him, interrupting, posturing and pontificating?
    Why doesn't he have an anti-Michael like he had an anti-Lott (Dershowitz) to gang up on and help interrupt and criticize his guest like he did Lott?
    And what credentials does Michael Moore have–is he a PhD economist with a long list of solid, solid, scientific studies?
    Id he a respected academician?
    A man who, when he started his study on guns and crime, was actually expecting the opposite of what his research proved?
    No, he's a self important blow hard who has made a ton of money on controversial issues, who loves the sound of his own voice and feels that anyone with an opposing point of view is a blithering idiot.
    Oh,just like Piers!!! Now I understand!
    CNN, please get rid of this idiot–he is an disgrace to CNN and to any serious journalist seeking depth on an issue.
    His bias id blatantly obvious on so many issues that he, and CNN, have no credibility.
    Send him back to the UK so they can further investigate his "journalistic" phone hacking habits.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • glorydays

      Martin D
      I am a German citizen
      +++++++++++++++
      I am a Lunar citizen and I say you are full of it....

      July 24, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  66. hez316

    Who is Michael Moore? I heard once he was a movie producer. He is apparently an expert on gun control and other miscellaneous subjects as well.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • witsend

      Who is Michael Moore? He is a very, very sick man – at least I think he might be a man!

      July 25, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  67. Martin D

    I am a German citizen and feel more secure in the US than in Germany. There have been more casualties (percentage to population) in Germany or Norway where guns are prohibited than in the USA over the last 5 years. As soon as guns would be prohibited in the USA I am convinced the crime rate would go up...

    July 24, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • PRO GUN

      Thank You Martin D, we need more comments like youra on here, these anti-gun people have no clue what they're saying when asking for more gun laws

      July 24, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  68. Rupert

    You guys asked if Treyvon had the right to kill Zimmerman since he was stalking. Well i bet if Treyvon had a gun he could have protected himself.......Hey Mr. Moore, look at Kennesaw, Ga for example; They have a mandatory Gun law that every home( in the suburbs ) should have a gun, obviously. They do not enforce it yet it is one of the safest places to live in this nation. You asked why do those people need those guns. Because these NON-WHITE PEOPLE no better than to try and rob houses where there might be a gun underneath every pillow..Why can't you figure that out for yourself Mr obesity. That"s the real problem here....its your fat unhealthy ass and Nancy Grace. Don't worry Moore Nancy has you on stupidity but Not by much

    July 24, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  69. GeorgeFear

    Personally, I'm a recovering conservative and libertarian. These are just ideas I don't agree with any more. ..as well as people having associated me with those doofuses Ann Coulter and Glenn Beck because i was conservative,..whatever I was they cured me of it.

    Yeah!. It's all BS. I know some idiot will say if you don't like it here go somewhere else. The typical idiot response. But I'm surprised myself to have come around to Moore's way of thinking. If one suffers we all suffer. The fact that we don't feel that way does, in fact, make us inferior to several other countries in many ways. Mexico?! Middle East?! That's the comparison?!! Frankly, any dummy who says " Go elsewhere if you don't like it here" , if they're paying the way I'd be quite happy to go to Iceland or Wales or Canada. If your saying it but NOT paying it then "Up Yours!"

    July 24, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  70. Chuck

    I bet if Fat Boy Moore were beiing shot at in that theater like a sitting duck, as were the others, he'd have wished for a GUN to fire back and stop that deranged coward. Get real all you stupid liberals. Better yet, when there's a crazzy or a druggie shooting up the place, just go right to them and tell them you think no one should have a gun and you'd really like them to reconsider. Maybe after they empty all their amo on you, the rest of us can just walk away. One of our state legislators was in the Luby's cafeteria in Kileen, Texas when a gunman came in and began randomly shooting people, Her Parents were both killed along with about 10 or 11 others. Her gun was in her car because at the time it was against the LAW to bring a gun into a public building. Guess what? That shooter didn't give a crap about the LAW. Thanks to her we now have a concealed carry law. She testified to the other state legistators that if she had been able to bring in her gun in she would have been able to stop that nut and it would have saved a lot of lives, including her parents. During the debate on the concealed carry law, she went to each of legislator as they were seated at their chamber desks and pointed at each and every one of them with two hands held together as if holding a gun and put it RIGHT IN THIER FACE. They got to feel what it's like to have no place to go with someone about to blow their head off. It was very effective because that's the way it REALLY is. Too bad the stupid liberals all over the country don't have the same demonstration done to them. My advice...get a gun. The criminals and druggies have theirs and they will use them with impunity, while law abiding citzens will use them in self defense of themselves or thier fmilies.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  71. Greg Jones

    (Something i wrote about gun laws in our country, in fairness please read fully)
    By Greg Jones:
    Amendment #2 is, "the right to bear arms"...
    intended to PROTECT homes and, yet its also CAUSING HARM
    none the less some, will still disregard what i say
    probably say something dumb, like i'm somehow "anti-USA"
    all because I've chosen to EVALUATE... the way Amendment 2 is playin out now-a-days.
    ...Cause frankly it is somewhat out of date.
    And like it or not gun laws ARE outdated AND out of hand...
    easy access to semi-automatic weapons is not what the "Fore Fathers" planned.
    I'm sure its never what they intended or had in mind,
    that every other gun CRIME,
    would start off with a LEGAL purchase of some kind.
    So its time to acknowledge all these guns in circulation...
    ...I'm holdin accountable the National Rifle Association,
    IRRESPONSIBLE is their participation,
    in these loose gun laws which only help facilitate murders, assasinations.
    Don't get me wrong, I'm not sayin their the one's pullin the trigger...
    But the way gun rates are STRONG, lets just say they the ones who "steroid deliver".
    However, I don't think they condone those who attempt to abuse,
    Amendment number 2, by putting it to malicious use...
    Still, their choice to neglect, the real life consequence
    of their overly Pro Amendment 2 intent, is something I can't respect.
    Because it disgusts me to think, that just to idolize "arm bear-ing"...
    Statistically, there is almost one gun for every person in this country w/out the need for sharing.
    That right there is fact. And should indicate the impact that,
    these lack of gun laws have. To me its sad... how that can be
    and still the NRA turn the other cheek
    when one begins to speak, about the gun violence tearing our inner-cities.
    But i guess, why would they care?...
    Sometimes I wonder if their lack of compassion for human life is because their unaware,
    of just where all these guns are ending up...
    Do they REALLY THINK only responsible people get them and use them to hunt?!
    Naw, bet that's what they TRY to believe,
    in order to feel contempt with reality... lol they define "naive"!
    Or maybe some are defining GREED,
    those be the ones that realize what's going on but too concerned with "GREEN"
    to remorse about all the "RED", I'm talkin bout the bloodshed
    that occurs,
    even teens can get their hands on guns with just a few words...
    imagine 15 year olds just a phone call away,
    from acquiring a hand gun and then off they are to spray.
    The point of all this is bring reality to surface,
    and hopefully gettin people to realize that bein LIBERAL WHEN IT COMES TO GUNS aint worth it
    So reflect on the past.
    Columbine, V-Tech... reflect on that!..
    Theater massacre, heavy guns and ammunition,
    that type of artillery gathered LEGALLY?!... NRA what's your decision?
    ...when it comes to how you'll control your politicians?!
    And thus, influence on what the laws are to become,
    specifically in regards to the difficulty of acquiring a gun...
    or when it comes to unnecessary laws like Stand Your Ground
    which leaves FAR TOO MUCH to subjective views, clearly a law that should be stripped down.
    All in all yall need to get it together, cause your NOT making safety better...
    with your foolish SELFISH gun control decisions, and you sure AREN'T being true to REAL American values & traditions
    ... which would VALUE THE SAFETY of ALL its citizens...
    POOR, MINORITY, ADULT, or INNOSCENT... not just those behind white-picket fence.
    So obviously, if that means slightly altering, the "bear arms" ideology,
    then so be it!! That's what shoulda BEEN happened,
    maybe then we can at least help prevent so much tragic gun madness.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tesla

      Roses are red, Violets are blue,
      I defend my rights with a seven-point-six-two.

      You're edgy, I get it. But the intent of the forefathers could just as easily be interpreted as "the citizenry should have access to top of the line military grade weaponry." People make the flintlock argument, forgetting that those were the pinnacle of warfare at the time. This interpretation has weight due to statements from our forefathers, such as "tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government and illegal for the citizenry."

      Remember, this is the same country that had it's military open fire on college students. Even more recently, an american citizen (admittedly, one with terrorist connections) was killed by an unmanned drone without the need for due process. The government did this. We even have new laws in effect that make declaring martial law even easier, removing the concept of checks and balances. Never think that we couldn't become a dictatorship.

      July 26, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  72. glorydays

    My gun is my testicles..

    July 24, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  73. anita

    Thank you so much for having this discussion with Michael Moore. Something needs to be done regarding the killings with guns in America. Thank you, Piers and CNN, for being the brave ones to do this.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  74. Warren

    I really suggest that Piers Morgan work on his social etiquette. As most educated people know, there is such a thing as "turn taking" in conversation. I speak, then you speak. You speak, then I speak. The manner in which Piers Morgan relentlessly talks over people when they're trying to talk is quite offensive. When ever Mr. Morgan engages in his relentless rant and continues to talk over his guest speaker, I simply just switch channels

    July 24, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • leebowman

      He and guys like Hannity do this on occasion, but yesterday with David Kopel it was only after Kopel continued to expound after stating, "Honestly Piers, I think this is the wrong night to be doing this and I really wish you'd waited to have this segment until after the funerals" that PM broke in to reply. He then allowed Kopel to continue.

      You can call it "heated rhetoric", but it happens often on talk shows over 'heated issues.'

      July 25, 2012 at 12:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  75. Phil L

    Sadly, I just watched Piers and Michael Moore; I'll never get back that wasted hour of my life.
    CNN has the gall to promote this as "Piers goes one on one with Michael Moore".
    It was bannered as a "Piers Morgan interview".
    Oh Please....
    I suppose in the Magical Land of Piers and CNN, going "one on one" equates to an hour of sucking up and butt kissing a movie producer who really has no idea what he's talking about.
    Go home Piers, we're tired of you.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  76. Mike Allen

    What a difference it makes when your guest totally agrees with you Piers,you actually allow him to speak,unlike last night.Why didn't you cut Michael Moore off and bounce up and down in your chair like you did last night with your guest who had a different view than yours.I have noticed when ever a liberal sees someone making a valid point different than their own they are quick to interrupt them so no one can hear their point of view.I'm tried of listening to the bias liberal media,thank God for other channels!

    July 24, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve

      Obvious zombie of the oh so honest and truthful fox network. You might as well join a cult

      July 24, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  77. dan

    I think that we ought to disarm all Americans. Criminals would then have to go to Mexico or some other black market arms dealer within the U.S. to get their assult weapons. This would also provide, for the criminal, many more defenseless targets within the U.S. Mr. Moore had one great idea however; no more appearances for him on this matter. It's to bad that the only person who had any real facts by the droves with him was run off last night and not allowed to hardly speak. I'm talking about Dr. Lott. I just had to watch Piers tonight to see if he had rethought any of his positions of last night. He hasn't and didn't. I'll tune out of the last time. No more tuning in to Piers.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  78. Aaron

    Clearly CNN has a multi-year contract with Piers and they're stuck paying him no matter what nonsense he spouts, or how dramatically his bias is displayed. Or how badly their ratings have plummeted at 9:00.
    The true shame of it all is how can CNN (read: Cable NEWS Network) hold it's head up with Piers on the team?
    Thank God for Wolf and Anderson–at least they have a shred of integrity.
    When 9:00 come around, the television goes off–or to another channel.

    July 24, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  79. Rich

    Just want to say that I agree with what was said tonight. No one truly needs all of these automatic weapons and the ease with which ammunition is available is truly unconscionable. Laws need to be changed to make these type of purchases at a minimum re-portable to authorities and the ammunition maybe like the comedian said at a price tag that is out of reach for the average individual. Something needs to change!

    July 24, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • FrankRizzo

      If every liberal in this country gives up their cars, I will give up my firearms and so would most others. Why? Because we know it would never happen. People like to tell others what they should do, but never look at their own issues. Raise your kids right and teach them to respect other people and these killings will disappear. The problem isn't guns, it's parents. Don't believe me? Go into ANY 3 high school in the country and I bet that 2, if not all 3, have some serious problem children with garbage parents who let them do what they want.

      July 24, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rupert

      Who had an automatic weapon??? all the firearms that were shown or used were semi-auto..if anything, automatic weapons are less accurate due to recoil. the only issue i think would be the amount of ammo.

      July 24, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  80. BobbyDolo

    Ok if "I got mine, you got yours" is wrong, then why doesn't hollywood and Michael "Eats like a king" Moore take the lead and donate all their salaries OVER 1 million a year to improving the country. Put that money to fight hunger, homeless, create jobs. No, they would rather spend it on themselves and tell everyone ELSE how to act. I'm sorry but 1M a year is enough to live comfortably on, regardless of how much you donate or help. All the rest is excess they claim everyone else is hoarding. Until you spend your money to back what you say, don't tell me how to spend mine. If hollywood people donate everything over 1M a year to help this country, I will do the same.

    July 24, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  81. w nath

    you idiots-do you think gun laws are going to effect the criminals and crazies?? You think people are going to say oh I better not go shoot those people in the shopping center because the gun laws say no one should own a gun. This is lunacy. Ask yourself, would you put a sign outside your home which said this home is NOT protected by a fire arm? There is your anwer. And I am getting sick of people claiming socialized healthcare is the answer when the truth is, socialized healthcare is garbage. Go to Canada and see for yourself. You will wait 10 hours to be referred to a PAY healthcare office. Wake up you are hooked on Hopium.

    July 24, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  82. Maria

    I accidently came across your show and stayed in tune for the past two nights because of your Bloomberg interview and Michael Moore's appearance. Thank you and your producers for putting this important issue on the table. I am confident many other people are grateful for your coureagous work and are not going to engage in emotional, puerile rhetoric, but instead will support organizations that will reduce the sale of talon bullets, assault weapons etc. Chris Rock's idea of $5, 000 a bullet would be a good start.

    July 24, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tesla

      Speaking of emotional, puerile rhetoric...

      Do you even know what a Black Talon bullet is? How about the fact that they're not really made anymore? Do you know what defines an assault weapon? Does Piers Morgan? Do our politicians?

      A few years ago, there was a push for more gun control. There was a list of things that were not going to be allowed on any civilian owned firearm. The classic example was a barrel shroud. When asked what that was, the lead proponent for the gun control legislation responded, "I think it's the shoulder-thing that goes up."

      Ummm... you mean a collapsible stock? Is that what you're banning? Because a barrel shroud is a piece that goes around the barrel, allowing a gripping surface that is protected from barrel heat.

      Laws that affect everyone need to be made from an educated point of view, and I find the entirety of Congress to be uneducated, bickering children. Learn something about firearms. Go to a range; many have rental pieces, and fairly reasonable ammunition prices. If you learn how to use a gun, you will not be afraid of them in law-abiding citizens' hands anymore.

      July 26, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  83. mr

    Piers and all his superiority need to go away, back to England or anywhere that he can pontificate to his heart's delight. Or were they sick of him there also, so he had to appear in USA? His "interview" with Moore was merely a foil for promoting his own ignorance. He's never toured USA, knows zero, yet proclaims his personal ideology, supported by whatever fool at CNN is in love with his incompetence. He hasn't been a good interviewer on any subject, 3rd rate. He presumes we are sooo primitive compared to his enlightened self. Guess what? USA revolted against England, and won. USA for all its faults remains the premier country in the world; Britain is way behind. Yes, excessive guns/ammo need better controls, but the "right to bear arms" means self-defense. USA gets to do that. Repressive societies deny that immediately upon taking control. Responsible gun owners are not psychos as Holmes is, and the others who've done horrible attacks. Maybe far more resources should be directed to mental heath interventions. All the research points out there's no way to ID a total nutcase like him, though, or the fellow in Norway, or other places where a psycho did harm. These evens are anomalies, not common. There's a lesson there, citified ones...
    Whoever hired Piers and keeps him on should find a new line of work, far from present duties.

    July 24, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  84. Older Guy

    Hey Piers – don't forget – if it were'nt for the British, we would not have needed our 2nd Amendment !

    Now that the Liberal's typical 3 day discussion on gun control is over, I will NOT watch your show again !!!

    CNN – get rid of this guy !!

    July 24, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve

      Had the Brits won there would be healthcare for all (u wouldnt lose your house right after your heart attack) and better gun control.

      July 24, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • witsend

        You might not have lost your house after your heart attack – but that is because you probably would have never owned a house to begin with.

        July 25, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      Is there ANYTHING we can do, to get him off the air? I used to like CNN for news reporting, now with Piers relentless rant, there is no reason to do so.

      July 25, 2012 at 12:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  85. Steve

    Have a referendum. Let the people decide once and for all.

    July 24, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  86. Rupert

    We need Jobs! Build more Guns! ...i think the minority of this conversation think that if we get rid of guns, that some super RoBo Cop is going to be there to police them up..NOT GONNA HAPPEN. Goodnight Gun owners! i know you'll sleep comfortably tonight because the bad guys fear you! Not the other way around.

    July 25, 2012 at 12:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  87. Devon Sampson

    I'm just glad we have Michael Moore to provide the human perspective.

    July 25, 2012 at 12:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tesla

      Ha! Jabba the Hutt with the human perspective. Moore is a rich man who thrives on controversy. He cares nothing for the human perspective, he just wants to stir up $#!t to make more money. It's how he's always been.

      Don't get me wrong, it's his right to spout that rhetoric. I just hate anyone who can spout the bull he does with a straight face; and that's a lot of people in politics and entertainment.

      July 26, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
  88. Andrew

    Hes right about 1 thing.
    When emotions are running high we tend to make quick decisions for better or for worse.

    July 25, 2012 at 12:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  89. Jasper Reno

    Thank you for this intelligent discussion – FINALLY! I have heard so much nonsensical rhetoric that makes no sense at all. I find the need for gun control to be IMMEDIATE.....there is NO REASON someone should be able to purchase semi-automatic weapons -EVER!!!! Leave those weapons to our more than capable war-machine military. If we need to "bear arms" for self protection, a small pistol will suffice. PLEASE STOP EASY ACCESS TO THESE WEAPONS, MR. OBAMA!

    July 25, 2012 at 12:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  90. Mary

    Thank you Michael and Piers!

    July 25, 2012 at 12:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  91. Diane

    I think Piers has a personal reason for wanting no guns in America. He knows that he is a nervewracking pompus ass when he starts puffing up about what's wrong with the US. He knows that someday he will start ranting and ranting and ranting about our faults and someone in the room will realize that nothing else matters in the world if only they never have to hear this ranting again. He knows it will be to his advantage if that person isn't armed when the realization hits.

    July 25, 2012 at 12:44 am | Report abuse | Reply
  92. Robert

    As soon as they take Piers Morgan off the air and replace his show, I'll start watch CNN again.

    July 25, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  93. Stephany Walls

    Thank you Michael Moore for expressing your views about the 2nd ammendment, and the possible thought processes of our forefathers versus the reality of today. I've had the same thoughts and cannot understand why it's so difficult to change what is logical, humane, and justifiable. We live in very different times. I agree that if our forefathers had crystal balls, they would want us to adapt our ammendments and laws to the lives of the people they are supposed to protect today. This is logical thinking! Please continue to lend your voice to find solutions for this massive problem. Thank you Piers for continuing this conversation and expressing your views also.

    Stephany
    Atlanta, Georgia

    July 25, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  94. Colorado Native

    Forgot to give a Sincere Thank You, Mr. Morgan for hosting this segment. It is time for people to understand we live in the 21st century, not our Founding Father times.

    People posting guns don't kill people, people kill people -I have to state- Get Real, if tougher restrictions need to happen because people USE guns to kill people so Yes Guns KILL PEOPLE. The person who wants to hurt others can get their hands on assault rifles, 6,000 rounds of ammo. – ARE YOU KIDDING ME! These should be banned, who needs these types of arms? WHO These need to stay with the military only!

    Oh One More thing – Dr.s Need a Nationwide database for Psychosomatic Drug Prescriptions... So a person isn't doping up on tons drugs by skipping on to the next Dr. same with the damn pain pill poppers! Just makes me sick. As well if a person commits horrific acts, and found to be on multiple prescriptions then at least no more excuses for the Dr. who prescribed the drugs and should be held accountable.

    Simple changes to stop shooting atrocities!! We can work together to make positive change.

    July 25, 2012 at 12:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  95. Ryan

    I love how moore explained how many firearms there are in America, and such. Then asked why a person in a suburb needs a pistol. Crime affects everyone. Every single American has a right to self defense, most violent crimes involving weapons are not done by your concerned citizen. Banning firearms will not prevent crimes being committed by firearms, it will just limit the average law abiding citizens right to defend themselves. As for the Colorado shooting, its tragic, but banning firearms is not the answer. I'd also like to point out, a "assualt rifle"by defintion is a weapon that is fully auto-selective fire(IE military grade m4 rifles that fire burst and semi) what was used was a semi auto rifle.

    July 25, 2012 at 12:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  96. Amy M.

    We are a country built on immigrants and on freedom of speech, so why is people feel the need to tell Piers to go home and Michael to shut up. This is America!! and we should be allowing these two people to discuss this issue here and with the words of their choosing. What they are doing makes this country great, what Holmes did was murder and terrorism, and somehow some people are talking about protecting his right to bear arms? Crazy!

    July 25, 2012 at 12:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • NAMVET527

      You damned LIBERAL IDIOT!!! We are NOT PROTECTING HIS ABILITY TO BEAR ARMS. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE SECOND AMMENDMENT RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS FOR SANE RESPONSIBLE AMERICANS.
      What about if we AMMENDED the 1st ammendment taking out the ability to BURN AMERICAN FLAGS

      July 25, 2012 at 1:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
  97. Joel-B

    Michael Moore is nothing but a SLOVENLY FAT BLOWHARD WITH NOTHING BETTER TO OFFER THEN HIS WORTHLESS TWO CENTS !!!!!!!!!!! He has proved this over and over again !!!!!! Any human with common sense, good judgement, and in need of a necessary BATHROOM BREAK, wouldn't p-ss or cr-p on him if he were on fire !!!!!!!!! I'm 65 and have never, in my life, witnessed a more disgusting piece of HUMANITY !!!!!!!!!!! Unless we're talking this Holmes AH in Colorado... Then I would put them at the same level, but in different SLIME BALL CATEGORIES !!!!! So just shut up MIKE and CRAWL BACK UNDER THAT ROCK YOU SLITHERED FROM !!!! And do the world a favor... Shut that cavernous PIE HOLE, NEVER TO BE HEARD FROM AGAIN, AND THE WORLD WILL DEFINITELY BE A BETTER PLACE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 25, 2012 at 12:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • NAMVET527

      WOW. I could not have said it better. GREAT POST!!!

      July 25, 2012 at 1:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  98. martin

    If Americans really want change they're going to have to do it themselves. Say what you want about the Tea Party (and I have) but they effectively took over the Republican Party. Liberals and progressives will have to start a similar movement. As long as we have these plastic candidates protecting the status quo, nothing will ever change. Obama is a coward who looks for political cover before he takes a dump. Mitt Romney is even worse. I reject them both but they don't exist in a vacuum. These are ELECTED officials. Democracy is not a spectator sport. You get out of it what you put into it.

    July 25, 2012 at 12:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  99. Joan

    A sincere thank you to Piers and Michael for tonight's show. I don't know that you will get down to this post after going through so many ignorant comments. I too want this country to change and for the vast majority of educated people to speak up. When a country controls how much allergy meds you can buy and not how much ammunition, something is vastly wrong.

    July 25, 2012 at 1:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • ken000

      Realy........U gotta be kidding me......oh i get it your joking right.......right.....i hope

      July 25, 2012 at 1:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  100. mj

    Mr. Moore, you are so WRONG. Americans are NOT scared. We are concerned. We are apprehensive of our "do nothing politically correct government." We need secure borders, security for our finances, go back to our original immigration allotments, a judicial system that will punish the criminals, a Congress that cares about our great country, etc. etc. etc.
    Mr. Moore, we ae NOT SCARED. We are mad. We will not put up with this circus anymore. We will NOT give up our guns nor will we follow insane elected leaders. I'm sick to death of our "new" society. We got along very well before socialism creeped in. I find very little class in this – your new world. I'm glad I'm old.

    July 25, 2012 at 1:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mario

      People like you are perfect examples of why America needs stricter gun laws.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • mj

        So, Mario, just have me arrested. Not sure for what but go ahead and arrest me. Sounds like the ol' USSR to me.
        Like I said "glad I'm old."

        July 25, 2012 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
    • lab

      we are NOT SCARED...WE ARE TERRIFIED...thank you george bush. we went from the strongest must powerful country on earth to a bunch of wusses that are afraid of our shadows and we justify this with a BS bravado and phony strength through guns

      July 25, 2012 at 1:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • mj

        Lab, my grandmother homesteded out west in the 1905. A woman with 2 children, husband died of complications from illness received in the Spanish-American War, riding horses in 5 feet of snow. My family has never be "scared."
        Frightened now and then but never "scared." Today's world is terrorfying but don't let "them" win.
        That's why police and fire people can never be paid enough They have guts. We all need more of that today.

        July 25, 2012 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
      • missy

        lol Bush is not in office! obama must go!

        July 25, 2012 at 4:29 am | Report abuse |
  101. Mario

    Michael Moore did a wonderful job tonight discussing gun violence in America and also discussing how politicians do absolutely nothing about it because they're too afraid of the NRA and gun obsessed Americans. Politicians should never be afraid to stand tall and talk bravely and honestly about gun violence. Seeing paranoid stupid people post how they love their guns more than they care about the victims of the massacre and other gun violence victims is exactly why politicians need to do something, be the responsible sensible adults and do something to make your citizens safer and protect them from irresponsible, unstable, dangerous stupid people.

    July 25, 2012 at 1:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  102. Matt

    Piers, you may find this essay, by Garry Wills, in the New York Review of Books, to be perhaps the best refutation of the NRA and gun-lobby's interpretation of the 2nd Amendment. Recommended reading – thorough and scholarly:
    http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/1995/sep/21/to-keep-and-bear-arms/

    July 25, 2012 at 1:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  103. Ca Ed

    BS!

    Michael Moore will be one of the first guests on ANY station that will allow him access if (or when) another mass shooting happens and I expect nothing less from this Media Hound.

    He can't help himself, he is a Liberal with an agenda and, like a former smoker, he has to proclaim his truth to the world. I think it is in his DNA.

    He thinks that what he has to say is soooo important that he will move heaven and earth to get to a camera and mic, regardless of his past pontifications.

    July 25, 2012 at 1:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
  104. D

    I can't buy antibiotics over the counter, but this idiot can get his hands on enough ammunition for a small war. Something seems wrong with this picture.

    July 25, 2012 at 1:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  105. Rae

    I really had to giggle - someone actually posted that Michael Moore is a brilliant man! Oh, and for all of you who think we should give up our guns . . . YOU FIRST!

    July 25, 2012 at 1:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  106. gus

    Where is the full video??????? I'm tired of watching small segments!

    July 25, 2012 at 2:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  107. Guest

    I'm getting tired of trigger happy people stating a century ago crime was at an all time low without gun laws. Well of course it was because the WORLD WASN'T AS POPULATED A CENTURY AGO – DUH!!! Think about it. In addition, guns weren't as technologically advanced a century ago either, compared to what they are now. So the whole century ago in comparison to present day has been refuted and that argument can be dropped now because I'm living in this century – not the past. Until politicians start boycotting the NRA, gun laws won't get changed.

    July 25, 2012 at 3:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • David

      A lot of liberals post about the ease of obtaining a gun easily. But I haven't heard them mention how much easier it is to obtain the exact same thing illegally.

      July 25, 2012 at 3:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Guest

        I mentioned politicians as a whole without singling out a particular party and/or political belief because it just gets messy.

        I can take the word “liberalism” right out of context and use it on both sides of the coin.

        One party can say “I should have the LIBERTY to walk around my neighborhood without having to look over my shoulder every 5 seconds to see if a gun has been whipped out.” (Which ='s Michael Moore commenting on being scared).

        The other party can say “I should have the LIBERTY to carry a gun.”

        So let’s just take out the whole liberal aspect of this because that whole word and concept is being misused and abused. Obviously, from the example I just gave, both parties are liberal as they want the FREEDOM to do what they want, when they want and hopefully according to legal, social standards. I don’t care how hard or easy it is for guns to be obtained legally or illegally or if it’s mentioned by a particular political party – not the issue.

        My concern is gun control should be a MORAL obligation on EVERY politician’s agenda regardless of party association and/or political belief because my question right now is: What is so UNITED about the United States? I don’t see any unity at all.

        July 25, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
      • witsend

        Guest,
        One party can say “I should have the LIBERTY to walk around my neighborhood without having to look over my shoulder every 5 seconds to see if a gun has been whipped out.”
        The other party can say “I should have the LIBERTY to carry a gun.”

        Actually, that would be the same party saying both statements. If I don't have the liberty to carry a gun, I will not have the liberty to walk around my neighborhood without looking over my shoulder.

        July 25, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • Guest

        witsend

        Okay, let’s reword your sentence witsend because you’re saying exactly the same thing I’m saying when looking from my EXAMPLE of the 2nd party perspective.

        My 2nd party perspective example stated: “I should have the LIBERTY to carry a gun.”

        Your statement: “If I don't have the liberty to carry a gun, I will not have the liberty to walk around my neighborhood without looking over my shoulder.”

        Omit the words DON’T and NOT from your statement and your sentence would be restructured like this:

        “I should have the LIBERTY to carry a gun, so I can walk around my neighborhood without looking over my shoulder.”

        You’re saying the same thing I am in my 2nd party perspective, only you chose to structure your sentence with DON’T and NOT.

        Although, this isn’t what my post was about to begin with. My post was about excluding labels such as LIBERALISM. Let’s just take out the whole liberal aspect of this because that whole word and concept is being misused and abused. Obviously, from the example I just gave, both parties are liberal as they want the FREEDOM to do what they want, when they want and hopefully according to legal, social standards. When I say legal, social standards, I mean, ok, fine, you want to carry a gun, go right ahead but you don't need a rocket launcher, and an oozie, armor piercing bullets and a ballistic helmet. Lock that down and put a limit on that stuff. Civilians shouldn’t be able to buy this stuff and don't need it anyways because that's what your police force is for, what SWAT is for. If it gets brutal, call in the army as America has the best army and that's what they're for.

        My concern is gun control should be a MORAL obligation on EVERY politician’s agenda regardless of party association and/or political belief because my question right now is: What is so UNITED about the United States? I don’t see any unity at all. Mind you, not one person has answered this question yet.

        July 30, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tesla

      Guns developed almost or over a century ago that are still widely used today:
      Colt M1911A1 (.45 ACP autoloading semi-automatic pistol, 1911)
      Browning Auto-5 (12-gauge tube-fed semi-automatic shotgun, 1905)
      Browning M2 (.50 BMG belt-fed machine gun, 1921)

      These are just a few designed by John Moses Browning. I can find more if you want, but the difference in technology is honestly minimal.

      July 26, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  108. onefish1

    Sorry Piers, I am now watching the Bloomberg interview, which is also good, and reemphasizes my point. Should "the people" place their trust in the Government on what do to with guns on a two-year election cycle (at least with respect to the House)? Should our "rights" depend on the political whims of the moment? That might be okay for piddly things like selective tax credits, but the right to gun ownership is fundamentally different. That problem, the distrust of our current government, is an example of "why" Americans might be resistant, in a very general sense, to major changes in gun laws.

    July 25, 2012 at 3:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  109. Karla Magsalin

    Somebody I used to know taught me how to load a magazine and pull a trigger and he thought it was the best idea to own as many guns as possible because the "government" was to blame for everything. Irony of it all, he was a Caucasian American born in the US...and grduated from UCLA.I personally thought he was "nuts". After what happened in Aurora....I'm glad I dodged that bullet and is not dating that guy anymore! Ha!

    But on a more serious note....let US continue to pray for the souls departed from this tragedy and their families...

    BTW, interesting how Michael Moore is talking about the Zimmerman shooting, because I have a friend who is an aspiring actor who will be in a film about Oscar Grant (guy killed by police officer in Fruitvale Bart station in Oakland) Can't wait for that movie to come out!

    July 25, 2012 at 3:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  110. jan

    Great job, Michael! Courage! Millions will stand with you. And Piers - don't let up. You are the lone voice sticking assiduously with this, which is amazing for CNN. ( I usually watch MSNBC) President Obama musthhave been watching, and he cannot help but be moved by what Michael said at the end. What if it WAS his daughters? Or what if that lunatic went into an NRA convention and mowed down 7o or so of their members? There would be 70 pairs of "cold dead hands" to pry their guns out of, and their families would be singing a different tune.

    July 25, 2012 at 4:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tesla

      That, or the gunman (if he followed what he did in the theatre) would pop smoke, fire into the air, then be dropped by about 30 or so nearby CCL holders.

      Remember, mass shootings occur where law-abiding citizens do not have weapons.

      July 26, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • USA

        FINALLY, a sane rational educated comment. Restores my faith in Americans.

        Nobody in their right mind would interpret the 'right for malitia to bear arms' as the right to kill your neigbours, co-workers, fellow citizens.

        10,000+ murders per yr, as Bloomberg said, 40,000 over the next 4 yrs. Is that the USA you want? Good for Piers for trying(why he bothers what with all the hatred on this message board who knows)& Michael for trying to point out the gun culture of Americans. Even Tony Blair last nite alluded to "we in Britain don't have the same history, or culture as Americans."
        The difference in other Western Nations is that even if they are allowed legally to carry guns the citizens don't want to. That is the part of the American culture that needs to be changed.

        300 million guns in the USA. What a frightening statistic. You think that gives you freedom & protection. As far as I am concerned that would cause me to be afraid to walk out my front door.

        Pretty much all the gun violence in the States is domestic violence, gang violence, drive by shootings, innocent people caught in crossfire. Exactly what percentage of the 10,000+ murders each year were caused by someone who is rational protecting their property. I would guess close to zero.
        I don't know why Americans need to go fight wars in other countries, when they have a gun war among each other right at home.

        News flash it is not 1776.

        July 26, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  111. James

    I find it extremely aggravating that as a society we have gotten to the point where we must blame and punish everyone else for the actions of one; when people run stop signs people cry out for stop lights, and when people drive drunk and injure or kill someone, we demand to know where they got the alcohol from so that we can chastise them as well. People seem to think that banning something automatically makes everything better; if people drink too much lets ban alcohol, if they die from drugs lets ban whatever new drug seems to be at fault. Growing up the problem was gangs tagging, and as a result adults had to wonder the isles of stores begging someone to come and open the cages that were meant to keep kids from stealing paint, and although this inconvenienced and irritated law abiding people, it had no effect on the amount of tagging. Politicians love to say how we should not be afraid of terrorist and that we should go about our daily lives as normal; however politicians these days are the cause of more distress than any terrorist group in this country. People should understand that while you may believe that banning guns or creating a national registry will prevent future gun crime, the fact is that criminals don’t abide by the law (hence the label of criminal), and while those of us that do abide by the law are being harassed by new rules and regulations, criminals will still be out doing whatever they like and ruining others’ lives in the process. Something we should all remember is that while you may favor a ban on guns, smoking, drugs, fast food, coke, violent movies or any of the other numerous things people rally against these days, at some point the banning or restricting of items will eventually target something you care about. The idea that banning semi-auto guns or so called assault weapons will make us safer seems highly unlikely, even the London police said recently that despite all the expense and their efforts, things like busses are still highly vulnerable to bombings. These news agencies don’t seem to understand is that while 6000 rounds of 50 caliber ammo is a lot, the same amount of 22 ammo isn’t that much; and where should we draw the line on magazine capacity, because though my guns aren’t high capacity guns I can reload awfully fast, because that’s how I was taught.

    July 25, 2012 at 4:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  112. Rob

    Don't Tread on Me and don't come here and want to change our laws.

    July 25, 2012 at 4:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  113. jan

    hmmm... how about weapons grade plutonium? That would be annoying for the government to not let me have that.
    How about storing all my weapons in a tank that I can drive around town, just for security?

    July 25, 2012 at 4:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • James

      This argument unfortunately has no merit as neither of these items are being argued against their restriction, and whether you know it or not, many people collect tanks and other weapons for historical reasons; even though they more often than not never fire a single live round of ammunition trough them. Plus machine guns and explosives are not available to the general public and have not been for many years, people must get permission to purchase and own these items after undergoing stringent background checks and being approved by the local police chief or sheriff. People who refer to weapons grade plutonium have simply been watching too much TV; the vast majority of people in the world wouldn’t know it if they saw it, nor would people have any idea of what to do with it if they had some. With all due respect, this makes as much sense as Mr. Moors saying that it takes fifteen minutes to load a musket; the vast amount of people who died from the founding of this country up until the muskets replacement goes to show that muskets are not the simply weapon described by those who are trying to push an agenda with lies that the second amendment applies only to militias (since there are so many of those still around) and that semi-auto is the same as machine gun.

      July 25, 2012 at 4:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  114. michael

    isnt it time for morgan's green card to be taken back – he is too difficult to watch, i am starting to like nancy on hln

    July 25, 2012 at 7:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  115. TRouble

    One of the worst exchanges of self pleasuring I've ever seen. These two should have gotten married or gotten a room together last night. I had to turn it off after about 5 minutes it was so self indulgent.

    July 25, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  116. Jean Sartre

    Hey, folks, especially you dumber than a box of rocks folks on this blog – Piers Morgan isn't a US Citizen – neither was Jesus Christ, and yet you follow him like a little puppy dog...

    July 25, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  117. Mark

    I hate this pig-man. What a disgusting waste of air.

    July 25, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Guest

      Yeah, but all you Piers Morgan haters loved him when he was on America's Got Talent!

      July 25, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  118. debrat

    it's OK, Michael, you can leave.

    what we NEED is psychopath control, not gun control. every day, ordinary people that don't make the news protect themselves with guns. banning guns, ammo, clips, etc. will create a whole new range of victims, but instead of being taken out en masse, like the people of Colorado, they will be taken out one by one by one....

    July 25, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  119. stevor

    was it a False Flag attack to get the folks to Run to BIG brother?
    http://dprogram.net/2012/07/24/colorado-movie-shooting-eyewitness-testimony-contradicts-official-story/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wordpress%2FBcwy+%28Deprogram%29

    July 25, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  120. Beth

    I loved last night's show. Michael Moore is the best and many very relevent issues were raised. When you listen to the stats with regards to killings in the U.S. compared to other countries, this should be the proof that the likes of Senator McCain said he needed to be convinced that access to weapons is a causal factor in the number of killings. Sadly, some people are just not going to be convinced no matter what evidence is presented. Michael questioned why the U.S. has such a high number of killings, what makes the U.S. different from other countries, some of which have had a violent past (e.g. Germany)? These are a very compelling questions and I thought about them while trying to get to sleep last night. I tried to think of factors that are unique to the U.S. that might explain this and came up with the following. Michael mentioned that fear is a factor and I agree but from where does this fear originate? I can only guess. I think racism is a factor for as much as the U.S. has made great strides with regards to racism, it still exists. This contributes to fear but it also leads to high levels of anger from all races. There is a wide economic divide right now and that adds to feelings of resentment and anger. There is also a mind set that although not unique to the U.S., is more deeply rooted with Americans. This has to do with the view that democracy is to be protected at any and all cost. That is one of the reasons weapons are seen to be a right and of course accounts for why the U.S. seems to be almost constantly at war. Finally, Americans appear to be unwilling to listen to 'outsider's' views and advise. They see themselves as living in the greatest country in the world and therefore how dare any 'foreigner' think he or she knows better than they. Piers, you have experienced this yourself. Look at how many viewers have taken offence to your views on gun control and told you to go back to Britain. There is a level of ignorance here. In what other country do we hear the term "redneck"? I would like to know how Americans define that term and how many of them fall into that category.

    July 25, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  121. Linda Sharpe-Taylor

    I am disappointed in the tone of some of these responses to Michael Moore and Piers Morgan. I think Mr. Moore raised an important question, "Why are we so abusive to one another?" What is the result of all of this rancor and animosity that is so pervasive? I came to this posting in hopes to find thoughtful people addressing this question. I pray that Mr. Morgan continues to explore this issue. I think his citizenship is immaterial; he is human and we share the planet with him and he with us. We need to figure out what keeps driving our collective abusive behavior.

    July 25, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Beth

      Well put Linda. The tone of so many responses demonstrates the very point I tried to make in my response and that is that Americans are intolerant of other points of view and strike out in a nasty way against them. Ironically,in our attempt to understand why there is so much violence in the U.S., some of the causes of this violence are evident in many of the responses, namely, anger, fear and intolerance. To the viewers who think Piers should go back to Britain, he has as much right to be here as anyone. Let us not forget how many of our ancestors came from Britain.

      July 25, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Brian

      Michael Moore does not even have an arguement when he says "what if it were your children Mr. President?" If the president's children were watching a movie at a public movie theatre there would be security EVERYWHERE and DAYS in advance. Moore is a collectivist tool that needs to go back to Canada. He even admits that he is a collectivist in his video. Go watch it again if you missed it. His agenda, along with all of the other liberal collectivists, is to fundamentally change the way Americans live by implementing laws that take liberty away from a free society. Moore and his buddies would rather control your life than allow you to have control over your own life. I can sum it up in one short sentence. The liberals want to protect you by taking away the things that protect you. It is MY job to protect MYSELF and MY family. It is NOT the job of ANYONE else and I will NOT RELY ON ANYONE ELSE TO DO SO.

      July 25, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Guest

        Michael Moore isn't from Canada; he's from Flint, Michigan. As for the word "liberal", again, the word is getting misused and abused. You're a "liberalist" too because you want the "liberty", the "freedom" to keep your gun. If there were better gun control laws, you wouldn't feel the need to HAVE to PROTECT YOUR family. As for this conspiracy theory you mention about Michael Moore and his buddies controlling people's lives..... Would you please elaborate as to where your information comes from to base your opinion on? Do you know names and if so, please post the names of the people who are, according to you, apparently conspiring with Michael Moore to control people. Word of advice: quit being silly.

        July 25, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Gloria Wedemeyer

    What I would say to Michael Moore, is go to Norway where they have very strict gun control laws and exactly how many were killed in their massacre a while back. Michael Moore and people like him are what breaks down our society.

    July 25, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • pamelako

      Ugh, he said he's not leaving, don't you listen?

      July 25, 2012 at 11:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  123. pamelako

    Thanks Michael, it's comforting to know there is at least one reasonable voice out there in TV land. I believe we should start with a 3-pronged solution. 1. END THE DRUG WAR (putting gangs out of biz)(this would close prisons as well-killng 2 birds with one stone) 2. Illigalize any type of miitary assault weapon. 3. Illegaize military grade ammo such as magazines and being able to purchase large rounds of ammunition of any kind. I believe this will begin to put an end to this mass mayhem and mass incarceration and mass destruction that has become this country. But just the tip of the iceberg, then we need to work on mass helping people socioeconomically and mass getting rid of hate mongering Republicans and their mouthpieces proliferatng mass fear. Ugh, when can we start?

    July 25, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Passerby

      Totally agree.

      July 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tesla

      1. Sure, I'll agree with that. We'll need vigilance to ensure that once criminals lose that foothold, they don't regain another.
      2. Define "assault weapon."
      3. "Military grade ammo like magazines"? You really have no idea what you're talking about, do you? A magazine is not ammo. It holds ammo. There are many, many varieties. Example: For the AR-15, you can purchase 10, 20, 30, 50, 75, or 100 round box magazines. That being said, only the 10, 20, and 30 are reliable at all. The larger ones jam a lot. Had Holmes used a smaller magazine, things could have been worse.

      I should even ask you to define military grade ammo. Did you know that military ammo is often inherently less lethal that police and civilian ammo? Military ammo has a full metal jacket, often with a steel core. This provides a great amount of penetration, but since the bullet retains its shape, the cavitation of the wound is limited. These bullets are designed for maximum range and to penetrate armor or cover.

      Police ammo is frangible, to prevent over penetration. Upon impact with a target, the bullet breaks into smaller pieces, which will not travel as far into the body. However, these pieces each create a separate cavitation channel, causing massive internal trauma. These bullets are designed NOT to penetrate people or cover, as an effort to keep bystanders or hostages safe.

      Civilian ammo is usually used for hunting, and is often controlled expansion rounds. These will flatten out and "mushroom" a little in the air, and a lot once they hit the target. This creates a large wad of metal tumbling through a target, causing a large amount of cavitation and, subsequently, a massive amount of blood loss. These bullets are designed to bring down a large creature as quickly as possible, preventing necessary tracking, and allowing a hunter to mercifully kill the animal as soon as possible.

      Your argument would gain strength from proper research.

      July 26, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  124. CANADIAN

    Wow readt this message board & see how much hatred Americans can spew at 1 Brit & 1 American. Nothing Americans hate more then someone from another country actually having an opinion.

    Defend your guns, have 10,000+ murders a yr & continue to tell yourselves you are the greatest country in the world.

    As long as Americans have a gun mentality you will never change. In other Western 'civilized countries' we don' protect ourselves with guns. How about protecting your property with alarm systems, lights, cameras, etc. I wonder how many of your 10,000 citizen killed every year were protecting property.

    I live in a city of 3 million people. I have never seen a Gun Shop, gun show or even had the slightest desire to won a gun to protect myself.

    Tragedy in Colorado, how many Americans have been killed in gun violence since last Friday? After last week what do Americans do...go out & buy more guns. How sad for your country.
    Michael Moore, Piers, & Michael Bloomberg are 1000% right, but for some unknown reason Americans cling to their guns, & feel some reason to shoot each other in the streets of your cities.

    Maybe you should try a simplistic approach, you ban trans fats, sugar, maybe you should ban bullets.

    July 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Beth

      Well said CANADIAN. If the amount of anger and hatred spewed in many of these responses is indicative of the feelings of most Americans, I think that answers the question Michael posed last night – why so many killings in the U.S.? From where do all these extremely negative emotions stem? The lack of receptiveness to an "outsider's" opinion is shocking. I blush from embarassment (and I'm not even American) when I read the comments telling Piers to go back to Britain. This is just plain ignorance. Perhaps ignorance is the root cause of the violence in the U.S.

      July 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • a. luciardi

      Well thought out statement. Thank you for that but be prepared for the inevitable gun-toting, red-necked backlash that will erupt in response. Sad but true, the mentality in the OK Corral of the Good Ol' U.S. of A. is "mine, mine, mine" and "I can do whatever I want" so middle school bully-boy mentality. We have the NRA to thank for keeping this country frozen in the 19th Century gun-on-the-hip mindset.....and they have lots of $$$$ to keep it that way.

      July 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • dan

      I'm a Canadian. I just don't get how one person, who goes by the name CANADIAN, can even pretend to represent all CANADIANS. Maybe CANADIAN isn't even Canadian. Certainly not a Canadian with my Canadian way of thinking.

      July 30, 2012 at 1:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  125. MaryKay

    Why, why, why did not Piers let Michael Moore speak? We "get" that Piers is stunned, stunned, stunned, but Michael wanted to talk about the WHY this happens in the USA while not in other countries. He wanted to talk about how we're all so afraid of everything. PLEASE, Piers, less of your opinion and more of letting the guests talk!!!!

    July 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  126. Meg

    At this time and place in history it's a little like closing the barn door after the horses have run out. Your country is fundamentally founded with your 2nd Ammendment-the right to bear arms. Your culture is one where it is OK to carry a weapon concealed or otherwise. I have never understood this need for guns and I never will. Here where I live (and yes it's Canada) I DON'T KNOW ANYONE WHO OWNS A GUN!! That is the honest to God's truth. I wouldn't even know where to purchase one even. Michael Moore hit it right on the head when he said, " "That is not our mentality, our mentality is 'I got mine, you get yours, and the hell with everybody else.'" And the sad truth is that is exactly how I and many others in the world perceive American's- right or wrong. It is so sad but true. Unfortunately, we as humans are a violent race, that has not changed since the dawn of man. There will always be individuals who will "war, mame and kill". But do you have to make it easier for them? SERIOUSLY?? On one level I understand if you want to own a gun for protection-that is your right , however, why can't it be an exceedingly thourough and long process? And one where you can't arm yourself to the teeth with ammunition? Ammunition who's soul purpose is to KILL?? What is so wrong with that?? What is so wrong with having a zillion checks and balances? That way you can still have your "right to bear arms"? Like I said, I just don't understand your gun culture-never will! Does that mean that we don't have issues here in Canada-Absolutely not. But I think until you change your society that is "gun centered", things will never change, never mind how many checks and balances are in place.

    July 25, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Vic

      I just found out that Piers Morgan is one of the most hated people in the UK. Apparently, he ran some of the sleaziest tabloids over there that makes TMZ and those gossip magazines you see at the the check out line at the grocery store look like professional journalism. Go home!! Or are you too scared? -being you cant own a gun where your from "chap"

      July 25, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Meg

        What does that have to do with anything I said or owning a gun?? Doesn't make sense!! Your "crack" about him not being able to get a gun just goes to show a "typical" American response!! Oooo if your scared get a gun- yea that's the answer to everything in this world- getting a gun!!!!

        July 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      I agree with your entire post. What I find disgusting from some of the posts, are all the gun toters are more upset about the possibility of having their guns taken away or tighter gun control laws possibly being implemented. They have absolutely failed at showing a pinch of remorse or compassion for those clinging to life in a hospital, for those who suffer from the loss of a loved one, or for those who might endure years of therapy in order to cope from this single event. IT'S DISGUSTING and I'm absolutely appalled at the lack of healthy emotions such as sadness and remorse and compassion and the display of unhealthy emotions such as anger about possibly having a gun control laws – it's SICKENING!

      July 25, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Guest

      By the way, I'm saying I agree with Meg and sorry for not specifying that earlier. As for Vic and others making cracks about a person's nationality or having a different opinion than theirs, that only displays evidence of your racist behaviour and I especially DO NOT want to see racists carrying guns. When people start verbally attacking others for their color, nationality, ethnicity, etc, which is just a mean, nasty, hateful and useless tactic used by those who have nothing left to debate with and need to create a diversion to detract from the issue at hand which is implementing better gun control laws, they've just lost the debate.

      July 25, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Vic

        You spelled "color" wrong. You fricking Britt!!

        July 25, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • Vic

        You lost the debate the moment you insinuated i was "racist" Join your other fellow clowns in the corner of the room that pulled the race card when some young black man was shot by some guy with the white/jewish sounding last name Zimmerman before they learned the dude was hispanic. Youre dismissed!

        July 25, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Vic

    What's more "disgusting" is having these politcaly biased news organizations pushing thier agenda not even a day after this tragedy. especially this pompous twit who's not even an American.

    July 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Meg

      NO!! What is disgusting is your lack of understanding. You just don't get it! And probably never will. What I have found interesting about your country is that even though according to your 1st Ammendment of Free Speech, people aren't actually allowed to have an opinion!! I can have an opinion as long as it is the same as yours. Like the saying goes- If I wanted your opinion I would have given it to you. And in that vein of Free Speech, just because one has the right to Free Speech I feel that being a Human Being trumps that. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. Same goes for guns as far as I am concerned. Just because you can buy a big ass gun doesn't mean you should because really, the only thing a gun is good for and the soul purpose of a gun is to mame and kill-FULL STOP!! And it doesn't matter what Nationality one is when is comes to someone's life. I choose to preserve life not wave a gun and say- well the 2nd Amendment say's I can have a gun so I'm gonna have a gun! Again, just because you can doesn't mean you should. We used to stone people or hang people for having different ideas does that mean we should still? It is about evolving not falling back on some antiquated right. If the perpetrator in Aurora had walked into that Movie theatre with a knife instead of guns and ammo- things would have ended very differently. And also the crack about the spelling of "color". Where I come from we spell it "colour". Nothing wrong with it, it's just how we roll. Doesn't make me better, just slightly different. A point you seem to be missing, among others. Gun control and the talking of it is NOT PROPAGANDA! Just trying to make things better is all.

      July 25, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Tesla

        You are getting excited and emotional. Take a deep breath.

        Better?

        I understand that the concept of personal firearms being widely available is scary to a lot of people. I also understand that there are quite a few people on my side of the argument who come across as overzealous, gun-toting rednecks. There are insults and insensitivity to each other and the victims flying from both sides of this argument.

        I am pro-gun. Like many people who are, I do enjoy shooting for sport and fun. But that's not why I'm pro-gun. In your words, a gun has only one use: to maim and kill. I'd like to drop one of those right now; a gun can maim someone, but that's not it's intent. Many weapons can maim, but only a few are designed to. So, a gun's use is to kill. It is a weapon. Why would we want people having them?

        Let's take a scenario; we're going to remove guns from existence. Now, I assume you're a woman by your name. I am a 6'3" 280 lb man, so I'm going to assume you're smaller than me. I am now able to express power over you. If I chose to do so, it doesn't matter what your rights are, what the law is, nothing. I have chosen to be a criminal and therefore the law does not matter to me. I'm bigger and stronger, so I am better than you and have the ability to do anything I want to you. Doesn't sound that great right?

        July 26, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • Guest

        Tesla,

        There are other alternatives to self defense, such as self defense classes. Using your scenario, a woman can also carry a weapon, although use rubber bullets or shot shells. Yes these too can be lethal, however, the intent isn't to kill; only to stun in order to get away. Statistics show that if a woman is armed to defend herself, the attacker would knock her out or knock the gun out of her hand and kill her with it anyways.

        Also, I never once mentioned 2A, I gave a perspective from a gun carrier and non-gun carrier perspective, outlining how both parties are considered LIBERAL, because pro-gunners on here were tossing the word around too freely toward those who believe gun control laws should be put in place. witsend obviously didn't get the gist of the message. You absolutely do have the right to bear arms and although I don't condone what Holmes did, that right also extends to him and he exercised that right but doing what he did. Therefore, I don't care if you bear arms, just do so RESPONSIBLY. Which means, if you bear arms RESPONSIBLY you are LIBERAL. If you choose to bear arms IRRESPONSIBLY, which you've stated you want to go above and beyond police, militia, SWAT, your government, which is anarchist, then I will have no problem putting you in the same category as Holmes.

        July 26, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Vic

    Propaganda**

    July 25, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  129. Jack Bissette

    The fact's on CO keep coming out. Looks like the gunman picked that theater cause of their anti-carry(hand policy). He knew he stood a better chance of getting out alive. He also mailed a note book to his college... ... detailing everything... sat for two weeks unread. Must be the gun's fault. Thanks to Lib's (and Liberal companies) and their polices! Oh yeah.... anyone from Canada or some other progressive left country...... keep your anti-American rants to your self's. Being prior military and retired police....... I for one am sick of bailing your "bleep" out of hot water. You people couldn't beat our Salvation Army in a fight! That's all.

    July 25, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Vic

      Sad part is these Canadian bacon eaters dont even realize its perfectly legal to own this "big scarey rifle" in Maple leaf town and they're here bashing our 2A.

      July 25, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Guest

        No, this isn't a racial slur at all and clearly in violation of CNN's TOS. I don't have to insinuate anything.

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        My condolences to those who lost loved ones. I wish the best recovery for survivors, may you get the best emotional and mental support in order to heal and hope better gun control laws will be implemented to prevent another tragedy.

        July 25, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ed

        Youre an idiot "Guest". Go call a wahMbulance

        July 26, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      That's funny. Stephen Harper BAILS out the GM plant in Oshawa, Ontario instead of CEOs and Execs taking pay cuts and what happened? The GM plant decides to fold up shop. All I see is American businesses and their owners freeloading off of other countries.

      July 25, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  130. BILL

    Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Rocket Launchers don't kill people, people kill people.
    Grenades don't kill people, people kill people. An armed society is a peaceful society just like the whole of middle east and Africa.
    And of course humans are not impulsive and inherently violent apes who can't and won't crack under tough economic times.
    You can "edmacate" them and they won't feel the primal thrill of violence. Makes sense to me

    July 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Guest

      So you're sending your army overseas with guns, but don't kill people? That's kind of dangerous isn't it?

      July 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  131. stopyourpainnaturally

    It's the person, not the item they use to kill with that needs to be dealt with. Someone can kill you with a cell phone or a can opener or a fork. Do we outlaw all of these things as well. Of course not. Guns are not responsible for the death. It didn't pull the trigger, aim and kill someone all by itself. There are sick people that live amongst us, we can't control everyone and everything. You can't blame God either He gave us free will ).. Let's put the blame where it belongs its the INDIVIDUAL.Deal with it.

    July 25, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  132. Marilyn

    That's the best news I have heard all day – that Michael Moore is not going on any more TV shows. Maybe he will get mad and leave the country, along with all of the Hollywood elite who were going to leave the country when Bush got elected. Ow wait – they are still here. We just can't catch a break.

    July 25, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  133. grantsmith319

    Google 'Charles Jaco fake news cast' if you want an idea of the type of journalistic integrity to be expected from CNN. Truth is CNN is a paper tiger, they have very low viewership. If you're looking for real news a better alternative might be someone like World Net Daily or other independent outlet.

    July 25, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  134. SKY ROCKETING

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    July 25, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  135. rits

    I can't believe larry king was replaced with Piers Morgan.

    July 25, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  136. butzie

    First things first; take a look at all the trash being produced in Hollywood; this has an effect on people who already don't have all their cups in the cupboard; so much violence in movies and in computer games. Your country is suppose to be the land of the free; God save America; not arming yourselves from your fellow Americans. Travel more and see how the rest of the world is viewing this country; the land of the free (its a joke).

    July 26, 2012 at 3:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  137. Kleo

    As "Social Media" and "Crowd Sourcing" grows, so does the violence in the world. The need to stand-out and be viral is causing many otherwise calm young adults to take extreme measures in a need to be noticed. A tech generated desire to be the next big thing. Shows like American Idol, The Cut, Chef Wars, Model Wars, The Next Great Artist, etc... are all about being glorified and anointed by a panel. There is no social emphasis on being part of a society, but more focus on being above the society. Guns and violence fit very well into this model to people who have mental illness or anger against others for their personal failures. American drug users are selfish with disregard to how many people died to get that drug in their hands. Parents in the last 30 years are to blame too. They allow themselves to be brainwashed by lawyers to sue the school for any little thing they feel was wrong. Young kids taunt and threaten teachers without fear since they know they are the almighty in the eyes of the law. Just like Lions in wild who are afraid of men, but Lions in reservation parks eat men. They lost the fear. Kids have lost the fear of God, Authority and Parents. They can have anyone arrested with a simple call claiming a threat. They grow up with a different way of dealing with problems. They feel special, socially protected by their crowd-sourcing websites and phones. Why would we want to protect each other when the other guy is the threat of my viral existence? My popularity depends on me doing stupid things and making them look great. Just as Art has hit the mud with Installations of garbage, recycled crap along with an artist making social-media statements of influence. In the end, the problem is not Guns, Mexico, Drugs or God. The problem is how America has allowed our children and some adults to become all about themselves and not about reaching out to help each other. It begins by looking in the mirror and REALLY examining who we are and how we can change to be more productive in healing ourselves from the bad influences . What are they? Only you can answer that. If you question yourself a times, start there ask why?

    July 26, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Soda Bob

      Perceived violence increases. Violent crime is actually on a downturn in the United States. The places in the world where it is increasing are also those places where very few civilians own firearms.

      July 26, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  138. Soda Bob

    A socialist who's worth millions – what a hypocrite. Come talk to me, Mr. Moore, when you give away all your net worth and keep just enough to live comfortably. I don't mind him being rich. I do mind him being rich, and becoming rich, by telling other people that they should be socialists. Makes no sense.

    July 26, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  139. WILLIAM

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    July 26, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  140. Eddie

    308.7 million people in the United States and one person goes off his rocker and everyone wants gun control. How stupid is that. As long as we have a population of this size, there is bound to be a small percentage that will kill no matter what. So with that said, and with our huge population, I think our murder statistics are fairly good considering all the factors. So please, take your gun control argument somewhere else. Possibly Russia or China if you prefer to live there.

    July 26, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • USA

      One person. Really? Guess the other 10,000 of your fellow citizens were not worth counting. How sad

      July 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Guest

      And because it seems you have an intolerance for other people's opinions (you should really grow a bit of a thicker skin to combat that), and can't respectfully agree to disagree, and dictate others should move to Russia or China (which again is a racist remark), you seem to want to exercise your right to bear arms from 2A but not allow others to exercise their right to freedom of speech from the 1A.
      I keep asking and no one has answered this yet, what is so UNITED about the United States?

      July 26, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  141. Antony Scalia

    Michael Moore is a FAT (in American terms, unacceptably disgusting) piece of FLESHY BLUBBER to look at. And, he fabricates ENTIRE ENCOUNTERS in his films (remember "Roger and Me"? HE NEVER MET ROGER).

    Putting those two together equals STRIKE THREE (to use an American baseball term). He lies, and he's UGLIER than SIN.

    Hence, his message **SHALL NOT** BE HEARD. Instead, it will be DIS-REGARDED AND BACKLASHED AGAINST, ESPECIALLY by people from Colorado, who are STAUNCH REPUBLICANS WHO LIKE THEIR GUNS. In FACT, Aurora, Colorado gun sales have SKYROCKETED since the shooting–just like after COLUMBINE (another movie in which he LIED–take them bowling? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?).

    The bottom line is: whatever, PIGLET–your FATNESS makes you UN-WATCHABLE, (even more than Khloe Kardashian!) and therefore, your message is LOST. GO AWAY.

    July 26, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • elzdon

      You are so ignorant and have such a fat head or no he3ad at all that i8t's frightening. No one has to take away your masculinity i.e. gun as you have none...

      July 26, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Guest

      This type of behavior is just deplorable. We are an intelligent civilization and every person on this planet should be able to make their point in an intelligent manner, without resorting to racial slurs, name calling, bullying, browbeating others and throwing insults. That's just beneath you and dumbs society down as a whole. Your brand of behavior only demonstrates to others that you're unapproachable and full of hatred and further prevents issues from being resolved.

      July 26, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Vic

        Guest is a Troll..ignore him/her.

        July 26, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • Guest

        I'm unsure what you're obsession with me is Vic, however, I'd appreciate it if you could please stop harassing me now.

        July 26, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Guest

        Vic, I am so sorry you think and feel the way you do. If you scroll up and re-read your posts, they're very destructive, volatile & yes, you do utter racial slurs & berate others posting on this message board whose opinions are different from yours; & to add to this list, you've made it more than evident you cyberstalk and harass too. I have no problem with you being proud of America, but you don't have to be so vulgar about it. One of your posts consists of telling a Brit to go back to England because he shouldn't be hosting an American News Program as he isn't native to America? What happened to "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses...." That only applies when they agree with you and help you gang up on people by verbally trashing others? Calling Canadians bacon eaters? Mind you, most Canadians would get a good laugh out of that one. Obviously you didn't hear about the Greek Olympian who was kicked of her team for making a similar comment on her Twitter account, except her comment pertained to Africans. It's a racial slur. Then after you're done displaying relational aggression & berating people, you turn around and falsely accuse people of being better than you? If you don't like me, you don't have to come here & subject yourself to read my posts. Or, do come here and bypass my posts by following your own advice which is what you've ordered others to do: IGNORE ME! I'm actually very concerned for you because one day, you're going to go too far & violate the wrong person & that person will go after you with a vengeance to slap you with a law suit & the evidence against you will be your own words. I realize I asked you to stop harassing me, which I still request; however, after your last post, I only decided to reach out with this last post to inform you that I do feel sorry for you & I have no hard feelings toward you & that I am very concerned for you. If you wish to continue to hate me & waste your time & energy on cyberstalking & harassing me on these message boards, then so be it, that is your choice.

        July 27, 2012 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
      • Vic

        Lol, you are the only true nut case, glad u feel the way u do about guns.

        July 27, 2012 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  142. Vic

    You're an ignorant, arrogant little twit that continues to confuse pride of country with being racist. Last I heard we got a whole litany of every race here so why do you point your crusty stinking finger and refer a poster a racist because they feel their Country is a hell of a lot better than where ever the F youre from? GTFO Troll

    July 26, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  143. Brian

    Maybe we should ask Britain to take us back as a colony. That would solve a lot of our problems such as our health care mess.

    July 27, 2012 at 2:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  144. Charles Gannon

    who cares what this fat pud thinks, oh wait, maybe that's his point

    July 27, 2012 at 8:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  145. Catherine

    People who compare guns to automobiles in their use as weapons seem to forget one thing: An automobile is designed as transportation, and may be used as a weapon (although a clumsy one). A gun is designed for only ONE purpose: to KILL as effectively and as efficiently as possible.

    Gun restrictions are important to public safety.

    July 27, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  146. Jeremiah Depta

    I usually like what this guy says. I disagree with him here. We do not need more laws. We need to enforce the ones we have. We need to stop punishing the masses for the actions of a few.

    July 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Guest

      I don't consider creating better gun control laws as punishing the masses for the actions of the few. Perhaps think of it as protecting, instead of punishing, non-gun carriers and RESPONSIBLE gun owners from the IRRESPONSIBLE gun toters.

      July 27, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  147. Michael

    If the president's daughters had been in the theater, secret service agents (i.e., men with concealed weapons) would have ended the assault within the first few seconds.

    July 27, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  148. Mr. Canada

    Thank God i don't live in your retarded country. If you people think that walking around with a gun in your pocket is the answer than you truly are more stupid than i could have ever imagined. The homicide rate from guns in the USA is 7 times higher than in Canada. I guess it is not your fault however as you all live in a world of ignorance with no clue of how true civilized nations live. I can walk down the streets of my city in the middle of the night with no fears of getting shot....it is so far removed from any possible thought you would ever have. Do you know what happens in my country when people get ticked off....you get a smack in the mouth.....it hurts.....but at least you wake up the next morning to be able to play with your kids. In my wildest dreams i could not imagine raising my kids in a country with so many losers that believe and care so much about owning a gun. I wish you all good luck....but for some reason i fear you gun lovers are all too stupid to know what to do with it if you found it. and one final note...it is true you will never be able to stop events like what happened in colorado.no matter what laws you pass...however more often than not....the people who get killed by guns happen to be the ones who are also holding a gun. When you are talking about an entire country you have to use the averages and there is no doubt that less guns in the streets would mean less gun killings of the avg run of the mill citizen who just wants to live their life, raise their kids and have a little fun along the way. You all have a long way to go before you really figure out what true living is really all about.

    July 28, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Guest

      And sometimes, Canadians will even go so far as to shove a pie in their Prime Ministers face; that way, at least the slap comes with a little bit of a taste ;P (Google Jean Chretien). Americans can't even get that close to a their president, and when they do, they shoot the freedom fighters like Lincoln and Kennedy, and activists like King. Couldn't the assassins have just shoved a pie in their face instead? At least they'd still be alive! That's what some Americans don't understand about Canada. Americans throw around the word "socialism" (and often confuse it with communism) when referring to Canada, and countries like it, like it's a bad thing. Before throwing around words like "socialism" and "communism", at least learn the difference between the two because the person who pied Chretian didn't end up in front of a firing sqad (which is definitely communism). The pie thrower probably got charged with assault and had to pay a fine.

      July 28, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Guest

        Forgot to mention, Chretien was Canada's LIBERAL (for Americans who like to throw the word LIBERAL at Canadians) PM and he still got a pie in the face!

        July 28, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • another Canadian

      As a Canadian, this Canadian does not speak for me.

      July 30, 2012 at 2:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  149. Joe

    It is time for people like Mr. Moore to shut up and actually do something. I am tired of all the people who do nothing but point out what is wrong. Get off you duff and do something about it if it really important Quit playing the role of a victim.

    July 28, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
  150. Peter Smith

    With a tough view on crime, 3 strikes you're out and in jail for life, open accessiblity for guns then obviously the US must be the safest place in the world with low crime rates, safe streets and low murder rates. Right? Does this describe the US properly? I don't think so. So the answer must be harsher penalties for criminals, more guns and tougher laws. Right? Maybe not. In Canada we have 35 million people and had a total of 600 murders nationally last year, about 150 of those by firearm. We're not perfect, no one is and I'm not trying to pretend otherwise.......... but we're on the right track with our gun control laws.

    July 28, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  151. Deke Burt

    You bleeding heart liberals don't know what you are talking about. Did you see the video of the 2 black thugs that tried to rob the internet cafe? And granddad pops up and starts busting their butts. Legal armed citizens will help take care of the bad guys. They will think twice if they think someone might be armed. If they know nobody is armed because the gov't has banned all guns, Wow!! That makes it easy for the bad guys. Simple as that whether you want to admit it or not. Try coming down here to Texas and take our guns from us.

    July 28, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Guest

      Well first of all, my heart isn't bleeding. As for the whole liberal word Americans keep tossing around: Canada is more to the right, right now, because Stephen Harper is a conservative, which is like your republicans. Americans have the Democrats and Republicans, Canada has the Bloc Quebecois, The Conservatives (equivalent to repubs/right wingers), The Liberals (middle of the road), The New Democratic Party (NDP) (equivalent to dems/left wingers), The Marijuana Party and The Green Party (environmentalists), among other kinds of parties. Brush up on the Canadian politics would ya? I don't need to see the internet cafe video because the majority of the U.S. is armed, so obviously that didn't make the thieves think twice because they still attempted to rob the place; so that theory's blown out of the water. I don't care what the end result was either because if people are desperate enough, they'll take what they want regardless if there's a gun or not, and if the thief has the gun, and they do think the owner of the store has a gun, the robbers will shoot first. That's just logic. And it isn't like the first time I've heard a pro-gun person invite people to take their guns away. Here's a better idea, why don't you leave your gun at home, come up to Canada and munch on some POUTIN (Bloc Quebecois), after LIBERALLY (Liberal Party) smoking a HEALTHY (NDP) dose of MARY-DO-YA-WANNA (Marijuana Party) and really INHALE (Clinton reference), while at the same time CONSERVING (Conservative Party) our ENVIRONMENT (Green Party) by drinking beer out of EDIBLE beer cans (Rhinoceros Party)! :D

      July 28, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Guest

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        July 28, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      Deke,

      I also forgot to add, from the majority of the posts I've read on this message board, and from the interviews I've seen Piers Morgan conduct, no one is asking you to get rid of your guns and no one is threatening to take them away, which is something I think the pro-gunners are misunderstanding. What people are urging is the U.S. needs better gun CONTROL laws such as, and using James Holmes as the example: it's been reported James Holmes was seeing a psychiatrist, so, how was it possible for him to get a gun, when according to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, he should've been ineligible to own a firearm. Now, as a responsible gun owner (at least I hope you are), wouldn't you want something tweaked in the gun control law area to prevent someone like James Holmes from getting a gun? I hope your answer is yes. Unfortunately the U.S. has a poor health care system, so how would one go about a psychiatric screening in order to own a gun? Would someone be screened once a year, or every 3/6 months etc? Would a psychiatrist then notify the state informing them a patient isn't stable enough to own a gun? This is what politicians should be investigating so that someone like James Holmes can't get his hands on a gun. People aren't saying Americans need to get rid of guns, so quit taking it to that extreme. Canadians aren't saying get rid of your guns, because guns are legal here in Canada too. However, there are weapons and armor civilians in the U.S. simply do not need, and should only be available for police forces, SWAT, and army. People are only saying, tweak your gun control laws.

      July 29, 2012 at 12:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  152. blob

    this guy is a gob of fat with a head attached to feed his useless no talent azz.

    July 29, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Guest

      The Kardashians and Paris Hilton are talentless and people are more accepting of them over Michael Moore? Okay. Michael Moore challenges people to think and question certain belief systems. If it happens Michael Moore is causing you to question a belief system you grew up with, of course you're going to get upset because what you grew up believing to be true now may seem questionable, and that's why people get upset with him, because they don't like seeing holes poked in their beliefs. However, if you are confident and secure with what you believe, this guy wouldn't even bother you and therefore, that's why you are so bothered by Michael Moore, because you aren't so confident or secure about what you believe. Opposition is a good thing and that's why so many people are threatened by Michael Moore. There is nothing wrong with being mindful, aware and self-aware of your surroundings, how you and others fit into those surroundings, and always questioning what's going on around you.

      July 30, 2012 at 1:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
  153. Name*Duh!!!

    ! There are more Alcohol related deaths in America every year due to Drinking and Driving then there is with a Firearm. The media always milks every bad issue when an act of violence happens with a gun. But when someone saves a life because they had a Firearm you don't hear n nothing about that. I'm sick of the media sticking their noses were they don't belong. Guns don't kill people just like vehicles dont kill people. One bad apple ruins it for all of law abiding citizens. If you don't like Guns then don't buy one and dont come running to an armed person when you need protection from a rapist or a murderer. 2nd Amendment is our right and without it America Will be a war zone!

    July 30, 2012 at 12:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  154. Carla

    As I grieved for the people in the theater I also wanted someone to find a way to ask, during the discussions at a later time, why we can grieve, rightly so, for the victims here in the U.S. and yet we do not grieve for all the innocent men and women and children in Iraq and Afghanistan who have been terrified, injured, and killed by us? I agree that as a nation we have a problem, not only with our love of guns, but also our love of violence and power – until it happens to us. We have a disconnect when we talk about the weapons used in the theater, never thinking about what happens to civilians from the weapons our soldiers use in wars we initiate. There are better ways to achieve justice than turn our military might against civilians.

    July 30, 2012 at 1:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Guest

      I agree with what you say. To answer your question (and it's a question): Is it possible that the innocent men, women and children in Iraq and Afghanistan aren't being grieved for because hatred breeds hatred?

      July 30, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  155. SugarKube

    I see Michael Moore is still just a crazy ton of lard.

    July 30, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Guest

      And what's even better, he got paid for it too! At least Michael Moore knows he has accomplished the goal of his job; to uncover information, look at things differently, ask questions and that pees people off. The saying is: if you're not peeing people off, you're not doing your job and your comment only confirms Michael Moore has done his job. Do you think Michael Moore actually cares what you think about him? No, he doesn't.

      July 30, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
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    DuhName...whatever your name....
    If you're upset about more deaths due to drunk driving than deaths from firearms, then perhaps you need to attend a mother's against drunk driving meeting to find out how to prevent drunk driving.
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