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December 17th, 2012
07:16 PM ET

Dianne Feinstein on assault weapons: "They are designed to kill large numbers of people ... I don't believe the Second Amendment covers them"

On the heels of the tragic Newtown, Conn. school shooting which left 28 people dead, this evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" invites Sen. Dianne Feinstein to the program to share her vast insight and strong perspective on the firearm debate.

A long-time advocate for stiffer gun control, the senior senator from California plans to answer Friday's massacre of 20 children with political action:

"I'm going to do an assault weapons piece of legislation, and it's going to be strong, and it's going to be definitive, and it's going to ban – by name – at least a hundred, military style, semi-automatic assault weapons," she tells Piers Morgan. "It's going to ban big clips, drums or strips, of more than 10 bullets."

Admitting to being "very angry" following the unimaginable horror that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Feinstein insists that the right to bear arms is not limitless: FULL POST

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December 17th, 2012
12:11 PM ET

Clips from last night: Remembering Sandy Hook teacher Vicki Soto; Frank Bruni on gun control

During a live, special Sunday edition of "Piers Morgan Tonight," the family of slain Sandy Hook Elementary teacher Vicki Soto spoke with Piers Morgan. The family gave a touching account of Soto who has been honored by the Newtown community and the nation as a hero for selfless actions during the horrific shooting. Soto died protecting her first-grade class from the gunman, Adam Lanza, during the rampage that killed 20 children, between the ages of 6 and 7, and six educators, all women.

"She had such passion for teaching and for life and especially for her family," said her mother, Donna Soto adding that she "wanted to be a teacher by the time she was 3. It's all she ever wanted to do and she just loved her kids, she just talked about them all the time with such fondness and caring and she just adored them."

"She loved them [her students] more than life and she would definitely put herself in front of them any day and for any reason, so it doesn't surprise anybody that knows Vicky that she did this."

Later in the program, New York Times', Frank Bruni sat down with Morgan and gave his perspective on gun control. "I feel like there's a degree of heartbreak and there's a level of outrage right now that is bigger than I've ever seen," said Bruni. "And were gonna see right now whether we're willing to do something." FULL POST

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Need to Know News: Newtown begins heartbreaking ritual of saying goodbyes, Syrian VP calls for 'historic settlement,' national unity government
December 17th, 2012
09:48 AM ET

Need to Know News: Newtown begins heartbreaking ritual of saying goodbyes, Syrian VP calls for 'historic settlement,' national unity government

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.

For December 17, 2012 – Newtown begins heartbreaking ritual of saying goodbyes, Syrian VP calls for 'historic settlement,' national unity government and record China sales for Apple's iPhone 5...

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