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As America hits the one week mark since an unthinkable school shooting shocked the nation with the harsh reality of 20 dead children, Piers Morgan spoke with Sen. Richard Blumenthal Thursday night. The Connecticut senator proposed a "multifaceted approach" to reforming gun policy beginning with, as he told Morgan, "with a ban on assault weapons, stopping high capacity magazines, better background checks."
"And of course better enforcement of all these laws, not just existing laws but more support and resources for the federal agencies like ATF and the local and state police to protect our children."
Blumenthal also noted the "seismic change" in the attitude towards policy change for gun regulation "almost tectonically as people react to the horror of beautiful children, babies, really, slaughtered en mass and the teachers and other professionals who came to their aid."
"I think that a nerve has been touched and I think that Newtown will never be the same but neither will America. And so I think that kind of nerve hitting will be reflected in what happens here in Washington."
Also on the program, television and film writer and director, David Chase joined Morgan in-studio for a sit down interview. The creator of the Emmy Award winning series "The Sopranos" responded to the perspective that violence depicted in film and television directly affects the mentality of the viewers.
"I wonder if - people talk about, these depictions of violence have made the world a worse place. I just ask myself the question, has Mary Poppins made the world a better place?" asked Chase. "Where's the data on that?"
"I'm not being glib when I say that, I mean it," continued Chase. "Have all the happy movies made this a better planet? How do we quantify this stuff?"
Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews as "Piers Morgan Tonight" continues our discussion on gun control and gun violence.
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