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 Friday'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:
May 19th, 2011: Ted Nugent on guns, America: "Anybody that wants to disarm me can drop dead."
February 28th: Bill Maher on guns in America: "This is a gun culture, we love guns."
April 13th: Cory Booker on gun laws: "What really infuriates me is the level of violence that we have in America that's preventable."
April 18th: Cornel West and Tavis Smiley on Ted Nugent's "off the wall" comments and the Trayvon Martin shooting.
July 20th: Piers Morgan on gun control: "I'll tell you the day to debate it, it would have been yesterday, to prevent this from happening."
July 23rd: Mayor Michael Bloomberg on gun control: "Across this country, mayors in every city have to address the guns on the street issue."
July 24th: 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."
July 24th: Lawyer Alan Dershowitz on the research of author John Lott Jr.: "Junk science ... paid for by the National Rifle Association."
July 27th: Mitt Romney on gun legislation: "The effort to continue to look for some law to somehow make violence go away is missing the point."
August 10th: Montel Williams on America's relationship with guns: "Violence is a part of our society."
November 8th: Mark Kelly on facing Jared Loughner in court Thursday: "It was tense, especially when he walked into the room."
November 26th: Willie Nelson on the arms debate: "A lot of guns ... there's no need for civilians to own those ... those are for military."
December 6th: Carol Roth compares gun laws to violence in Syria, Alan Dershowitz disagrees: "That is so ridiculous."
December 10th: Bob Costas on the NFL's gun message to it's players: "It's infinitely more likely that something bad will happen if you’re armed, than that something good will happen.”
December 14th: Piers Morgan on the Newtown, Conn. school shooting: "How many more kids have to die, before you guys say, 'we want less guns, not more.'"
December 16th: Dan Gross of the Brady Campaign: "We don't want to live in a society where violence leads to more violence, and guns leads to more guns."
December 17th: Dianne Feinstein on assault weapons: "They are designed to kill large numbers of people ... I don't believe the Second Amendment covers them."
December 18th: Larry Pratt on guns in America: "Evil's in our hearts. Not in the guns."
Watch the clips, and review the interviews, then tune in this evening at 9 for updated news and reaction following Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
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