In the aftermath of yet another shocking American gun incident, on Friday evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited in a host of experts, survivors and insightful voices, all charged with attempting to add perspective and context to a school shooting in Newtown, Conn. that cost 28 people their lives.
Hosting a live program dedicated entirely to the tragedy that left 20 young children – ranging from Kindergarten age to the fourth grade – dead within the walls of their Sandy Hook Elementary School, Piers Morgan welcomed members from both sides of the gun debate, generating a spirited discussion on the ways in which the nation should respond moving forward:
"Why on Earth would you want more guns in schools after what's happened today," Morgan asked Steve Dulan.
Joining the program remotely from Ann Arbor, Mich., the Attorney for the Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners made his case:
"If we could suddenly make all guns disappear, I'd have a different position," he stated. "The simple facts are, guns exist. They are essentially 1800's technology ... they're easy to make, they're not going anywhere, they last several human lifetimes with minimal maintenance. So since guns exist, and we know for a fact that the only way to stop an evil person, like the person you were discussing earlier in the show, is to shoot him..."
At this point, Morgan jumped back in, presenting a different angle: FULL POST
As America deals with the most recent in a series of shocking and tragic gun deaths that have devastated the nation of late, this evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" will air a live edition of the program, covering every facet of today's horrific school shooting in Newtown, CT.
Dating as far back as the assassination attempt on Gabrielle Giffords that left six others dead in January of 2011, and the April case of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, firearm legislation has been a polarizing and divisive issue for Piers Morgan and his various guests.
Below, a timeline chronicling various episodes of "Piers Morgan Tonight," during which experts, analysts, and news makers share their various insights and perspectives: FULL POST
On Thursday evening, on the heels of the announcement of Ambassador Susan Rice's withdrawal from consideration as secretary of state, Piers Morgan sat down with the always vocal Rudy Giuliani to give his perspective on the decision. "For me she's unqualified to be secretary of state," said Giuliani. "She doesn't seem to have the independent judgment to make analysis like these talking points don't make sense."
"A bright young woman wouldn't have made that statement." said Giuliani on Rice's statement to the public immediately after the embassy attack in Benghazi. "A bright young woman would have had enough independent knowledge, enough independent judgment to realize she was being fed a load of 'malarkey', in the words of our vice president."
Also on the program, Howard G. Buffett businessman and philanthropist who shared with Morgan his take on the fiscal cliff saying, "It's the result of poor behavior. No one should be surprised. You know, on the other hand, the world doesn't end tomorrow if we go off the cliff." FULL POST
Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.
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