As the community of Newtown, Conn. begins the difficult process of moving on from the devastating school shooting, Piers Morgan spoke with Philip Van Cleave from the Virginia Citizens Defense League. The staunch gun ownership supporter was on the program to respond to remarks he made about the Bushmaster rifle, calling the gun (that was allegedly used by the gunman to kill 20 children between the ages of 6 and 7) the "Ferrari" of weapons.
Morgan took offense to the remarks and openly criticized Cleave. "It is a disgrace to America and to the American people that it's continued to happen," Morgan said. "And the reasons it happens, and I say this with respect to you, is your facetious attitude comparing it to cars."
Also on Monday night, Morgan welcomed family members and friends of those who perished in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting last July.
"I think it really takes somebody in our position, once we've lost somebody, once we've known somebody who's been injured, they've got lasting post traumatic stress syndrome, to really see the effects and damages it causes," said Jessica Watt whose cousin was killed by the Aurora shootings and whose husband survived the school shooting in Columbine.
"We need to make a change, we need to be holding our elected officials accountable, we need to make positive change," said Dave Hoover, uncle of victim AJ Boik. "If we don't do something about it and to throw our hands up and walk away from this issue is like saying 'it's okay that this happened.'"
Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews to hear the rest of the survivors' stories and perspective. Stay with "Piers Morgan Tonight" as we continue to discuss gun control.
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