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January 7th, 2013
03:02 PM ET

Tonight: Piers Morgan returns for a live discussion on "Guns in America," faces co-creator of White House petition

Coming up this evening at 9, Piers Morgan returns to a familiar position: that of the host's chair. But after time away on holiday, Morgan also returns with his familiar position on gun control, that of respecting the Second Amendment while calling for stricter legislation.

Never shy with his stance, Morgan has regularly voiced his opinion, engaging in spirited debate, and dedicating a series of programs to an issue he feels is paramount for the country.

His controversial views have raised the ire and eyebrows of many, resulting in an official White House petition, calling for the British television presenter to be deported, claiming he's attacking the U.S. Constitution and undermining the Bill of Rights.

In response to these accusations, Morgan penned his own document – in the U.K.'s Daily Mail – in which he said "Although I love the country as a second home and one that has treated me incredibly well, I would, as a concerned parent first – and latterly, of a one-year-old daughter who may attend an American elementary school like Sandy Hook in three years’ time – seriously consider deporting myself."

This evening at 9, the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host will come face to face with the co-creator of the petition, Alex Jones. To hear him discuss the petition, and explain his strong beliefs on "Guns in America," watch the above video from earlier today during which Morgan appeared with live with CNN's Brooke Baldwin.

Then, tune in tonight to see Morgan and Jones debate the merits of his deportation, and also hear various other mass shooting victims and survivors speak live on the polarizing topic.
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  1. Mark

    Don't be surprised if this segment will be the most viewed on CNN thanks to infowars dot com viewers. Hopefully Mr. Piers will handle Mr. Jones in a more civilized and respectful manner.

    January 7, 2013 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply

      Communist News Network is DINOSAUR MEDIA, only brain-dead zombie liberals watch this crap STATE RUN MEDIA

      January 7, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Peter

        If you or your loved ones is the target victim of gun violence- you will see whose is brain dead first !

        January 7, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • houstongoldman

        I concur

        January 7, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • INDAR

        He doesn't know American Guns Liberated UK twice, He have to read History
        I think he got the lesson today from Alex Jones

        January 7, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • peter

        Indar: You do not sound like INDAR – but a disguised supporter/ NRA member of the mad man ! You failed the test : Need more practice to be an INDAR!!

        January 7, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      Well one thing is for sure his guest is bringing him more money for his American company who probably will do everything in its power to retain such a valuable asset too bad Alex wrong to accept the position with lame Stream media good luck both of you both have big mouths I hope America can swallow it

      January 7, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • reeblite

      you've been brainwashed by years of fox news.

      i'd love pierce morgan to have as guests some first responders from newtown, aurora, tucson, virginia tech, columbine (where they had an armed security guard), etc. and ask their views concerning gun control. no one wants to take all guns out of the picture here, only military style ones, and the hard core, senseless ammunition that's being sold. tired of the power of these gun and ammunition companies lobbying their way to profit, at 10,000 american deaths a year.

      January 7, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • GM

        Why don't you ask Suzzana Hup how she feels losing both her parents, then ask her how she could have saved their lives...

        January 7, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • Pastor Mike Palevo

        Hey Reeblite, more people die every year from Bats and knives than from guns! FBI reports! Do we band bat and knives????

        January 7, 2013 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Locally Invovled

        You can't kill 27 people in 2 1/2 minutes with a bat or a knife. A bat and a knife can be used for personal protection. A bat or a knife are primarily for other specific purposes, whereas assault rifles are ONLY made to kill as many people as possible in a short period. NOT for defense or personal protection.

        The only way to stop a bad guy with an assault rifle is to take away the assault rifle! Grow some cojones and use your hands, assault rifles in a civilian's hands are cowards.

        January 7, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • BarbJR

        Definitely agree with your point of view. I wish people would read and listen to multiple sources to get a variety of view points so they can make thoughtful decisions. Until recently I totally thought the 2nd ammendment really did protect an individual rights to bear arms. What a surprise to read it for myself and understand the real meaning behind "national militia" and the rights of individuals to have weapons in case a militia was required. Don't think that situation has happened in a very long time. The compromise seems so logical, leave the military grade guns with massive amounts of rounds delivered in seconds to the military; and leave normal folks with the simpler guns we have had for this countries history: shotgun, rifle, small hand guns (normal clips). they can still kill, but not massive numbers of deaths in minutes.

        January 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mike

        Why isn't anyone talking about how the Department of Homeland Security has bought nearly a billion rounds of HOLLOW POINT ammunition, when they are a domestic agency. Just when should the people be concerned about tyrants and bullies in government? Yes this is tragic that all these kids were murdered, but do you honestly believe the state rhetoric about it? How could that skinny nerd even hold that weapon up let alone murder so many? And nobody realizes the simple fact that this was a disarmed gun free zone – if any of the teachers or citizens had been armed they could have taken out the shooter(s) and prevented many deaths. But in this case, the state willfully disarmed with threat of force anyone who might have been able to protect those children from what is very likely a state sponsored black op in the first place.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • none of your business

      First time ever on this stupid lame stream media page. Im only here to see Alex Jones crush the un-american piece of garbage. Lets get it on! 1776!

      January 7, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Lupita Jones

        Great job Mr. Morgan. You invited Alex Jones to prove why crazy people should have guns. Congress: ban all assault weapons now!

        January 7, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Lupita Jones


        January 7, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Locally Involved

        why are you watching the lame stream media, then?

        January 7, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • Paul

        Seeing clowns like this jones guy makes me truly scared for the future of this country. The lies and demented positions he expressed just shocked the hell out of me. The thought that a physco like him has guns is just down right scary.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Noneof your business 2

        Probably by now you are convinced the difference between a moron and a madman , it is more than a barking DOG!!

        Alex does not fit the mentality of even the worst MORON on planet , surely a disgrace to a barking dog as he just beat them all – and probably crushed them as you expected !!

        January 7, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • m booker

        And let's not forget, Piers, it was a hot tempered shoot -em -up American cowboy in the Afghanistan war against Russian (when Osama bin Laden was America's friend) who shot and killed Osama's friends and companions wh sent bin Laden into a rage against America called 9-11, a decade later.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • m booker

        And let's not forget, Piers, it was a hot tempered shoot -em -up American cowboy in the Afghanistan war against Russia (when Osama bin Laden was America's friend) who shot and killed Osama's friends and companions while the commanding officers looked the other way, that sent bin Laden into a rage against America called 9-11, a decade later. America's use of guns and supposedly impunity when used in other countries is what started the last war.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mike

        Thank God, finaly a normal comment. I was beginning to think the entire forum was full of protectionist p*ssies. To all you morons who think that civilians shouldnt have "military rifles", what are you gonna do when your corrupt government, whom you love so much, has their "Military rifle" pointed at you and your family to heard you all like cattle to the nearest FEMA camp??? Or when they DO ban the rifles, and "The Bad Guy" gets his hands on a now non leagal "Military Rifle" just like all criminals do now with fully automatic weapons, and busts into your house and has it pointed at your tiny, almost non existant brains? You gonna call the cops?? LMFAO, God please give me patience and understanding, I cant take these people anymore.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • JeniB

        @Mike... Help me understand your point. Are you saying that the 2nd Amendment guarantees civilians access to all the weapons available to our military/government? This would then be an argument for nuclear weapons in personal hands?

        All of our rights are subject to limitations when they infringe on the essential right to life. We've made it illegal to drink and drive, to cry "fire" in a crowded theater, and assemble to prevent access to places of businesses. Why is it absurd and un-American to you to place limits on gun ownership?

        January 8, 2013 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
      • Chip

        Kudos to you Piers....From a Canadian standpoint we are looking at these 2nd Amendment Gun Advocates as an example of the truly less educated in America.... Its beyond sad ....I wish we could UN-hinge America and let it float away and let the uneducated sheep decide their own fates . Come to Canada Piers ....where common sense has a little more to do with main stream thinking .

        January 8, 2013 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
      • morgan296

        Piers Morgan is right on about the ban on assualt weapons and I agree with him 110%. Don't like people calling him garbage, It just shows your ignorance. Right on, Piers and don;t let that nut job Alex get you down. No, I;m nor British. From the deep South.

        February 18, 2013 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • ilikenuman

      Is your surname Ovdabeest?

      January 7, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Peter

        My Surname is : BARKINGMAN

        January 7, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ann

      This guest is ready to blow up, Piers is handling him very well. I am with Piers on his stand on weapons.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Mamadou

        I am from Canada also with piers Alex jones is very stupid guy

        January 7, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Karen Offen

        Horray for Piers Morgan – thanks for taking on this gun issue. I stand with you.
        Just watched your show and saw this Jones person ranting and raving. Good grief!

        January 7, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eros

      Alex is a very loud man! By the way Thomas Jefferson – The Art of Power by Meachan is a great book. I hope someone give him this book plus the Dumas Malone Collection 6 volumes about Jefferson. It may help him.
      Roll Tide!!

      January 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Kapila

        The kind of aggression he displayed : he proved to AMERICA what it would be like to allow a person of his mental state to own a gun ! More AMericans were turned away from his advocacy of GUNS – if that is the aggression he wants to debate the issue !!

        January 7, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • GMC

      Jones is crazier than a bed bug. Piers proved that the patients are running the asylum. Sad thing is that this could have been a really good debate about how/why we should be able to protect ourselves and how mental health needs a revamp.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • BarbJR

        Total ditto to you!

        January 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • Kapila

        Agree- if this is the kind of mouth AMerica has to swallow : it is out of bounds of any civilized society on this planet: This man ruined that would otherwise be a very constructive exchange of thoughts ! If anyone listens to him : better get our head examined !!

        January 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • Paul

        I could not agree more. Well done Piers and thank you for having the balls to stand up to these animals who hide behind and misquote our 2nd Amendment.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • ococoob

      ANSWER THE DAMN QUESTIONS, JONES! What a raving idiot!

      The man is a raving buffoon lunatic and I'm more afraid of HIM allowing to have guns himself! Mr. Jones needs a psych eval and anger management counseling here.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Kapila

        I do not think any anger management will help this guy out : the only solution is that he or his loved ones become a victim, then he will learn to debate more civilized and not to bark worse than a mad dog !!NRA will be proud if this madness as he is brain-washed successfully!!

        January 7, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • melis

      and he had!

      January 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Peter

        What did he have ?? Display of utter lunacy ! How can we debate if you keep barking ??

        January 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • jerry

      ive never been so proud to be canadian after listening to all you idiots

      January 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Kapila

        Welcome/ Bienvennue to the land of IDIOTS – guess where this country is heading if it is comprised of offsprings of this man – just came in to only bark not for a debate !!

        He cannot remember even where is ancestors came from and this is a land where this guys is settled !

        January 7, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • UnbeKnownst2U

        Directed at Kapila – Sorry but the only place this country would go with his offspring is back to the correct way that this country was set up. As a republic not a democracy which is what the founding fathers had in mind when they first made the decision to create what we know as America today... The rights we were given, if you could listen quickly enough to what little time Alex was given, are not to be infringed upon. God bless our 2nd amendment because its not the problem but the solution

        January 7, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • Welsh

        directed at : UnbeKnownst2U

        If we have to revert back to that far back what the early settlors – so called "founding fathers" set up : we have to go back on all the advances we made since then ! Much of that will be long OBSOLETE as we have come a long way as a nation of settlorssince the invasion into this land by our ancestors – predominantly BRITISH !!

        January 7, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anubis

      Lets be reasonable, something needs to be done! We all accept that, now let's meet halfway, let's start with who and the ability to own, everyone except mentally ill, make it where they need to prove they have the ability to properly secure these wepons, next is the capacity, a 10 round clip is sufficient as supposed to the 30 round clip, this is a fair foundation to start dialogs! None of this I am mad an Americans are a violent society. Bottom line is that we need to hold personal content to our selves, our courts will not allow personal climaxes in their court and neither should we when dealing with the second amendment !

      January 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • JeniB

        I totally agree. So glad that Piers is keeping the debate alive and not letting us forget that it's our responsibility as Americans to demand a compromise and demand that something is changed. Enough is enough. No one is advocating a complete gun ban... gun owners should not have a problem sitting down and calmly discussing a compromise to these assault rifles and 100-bullet clips. As a civilized society, Americans have historically accepted limitations to our freedoms - especially when it infringes upon other people's rights to life (drinking & driving, yelling "fire" in a crowded theater, etc.) I am a teacher and am appalled at the suggestion I carry a concealed weapon, or that armed guards are stationed at the gates to my campus. What kind of country are we envisioning to live in?

        The shooter at Sandy Hook had legal access to his mother's weapons. I can't help wonder what the damage would have been had his mother been content with a typical protection handgun or rifle like my husband owns for sport and home protection, rather than this severely deadly weapon.

        And I think personally think the survivors and family members of gun-violence victims, like Dave Hoover and Patrick Kennedy, should be clearly heard in this debate... it's their life that has been affected by this extreme interpretation of the 2nd amendment.

        January 8, 2013 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Kapila

      Mark – having watched the dog barking – do you think Jonny deserves any respect for whatever he wants to say or yell ?? If you think so , you need your head examined !!

      January 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Chris

      Can SOMEONE PLEASE deport Alex Jones from Texas!! I am embarrassed by his rudeness and total disregard for a legitimate debate. Does anyone want him?? Please take him!

      January 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • BarbJR

        You and me both! I am so tired of people assuming that if you are from Texas you are automatically a gun toting loud mouth, ultra right wing, Bush and Perry supporter. Some of us actually are loyal Americans and Texans, but still can lean left on many items. Course that might be my growing up in the 60's.....

        January 7, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • capnbry

        Bravo to Piers Morgan !!!

        It's very scary to know that there are many americans who think like Alex Jones. Sadly... "in guns we trust" should be on all our US currency.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Apache 1955

      I can't imagine this guy Alex talking in a civil manner
      If he had a gun he may probably use it against Morgan
      We need guns for normal people not lunatics who think 1776 applies to 2013 today's society
      Thanks Morgan you didn't have to say a word to showed us your point.
      This paranoid man needs mental health inmidiately lol

      January 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • ococoob

        I fear to imagine this guy, Alex Jones with a gun!!

        January 7, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      GUN CONTROL :Guns, GPS, & DNA
      1. Every gun will have a GPS locator and DNA identification for each time a weapon is fired. (This is for those that say guns don’t kill, people do).
      2. No ammunition or ammunition building equipment or supplies will be sold until each owner and gun is registered with owner DNA and serial number of each and every weapon. Also each weapon will have a device attached to each weapon that registers every time the weapon is fired with the date, time, GPS location and the DNA of the shooter. The weapon cannot be fired until the weapon has the device attached.
      3. If somebody is a felon or has mental deficiencies this is recorded in the national database. Any weapon that a felon or mental patient has will be registered in a national database. Weapons will be deactivated until the felon or patient can prove to an approved board that they have met the legal requirements to own a weapon.
      4. Every time a weapon is fired the national database will record the date, time, and DNA identification for each and every firing of the weapon.
      5. Periodically each weapon and owner will have to reactivate the GPS, DNA device on each weapon to update the national database via a unique code dictated by the national registry. This could be a random reactivation, but will also be affected by the status of the gun owner in the database.
      6. No gun will be allowed to fire any more than six rounds without reloading except for those weapons to be used by the military or police.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Anubis

      Really? Are you serious? I was a army ranger, I took a bullet for my country, and your yelling me I can't own a ar15? So what did 38 of my ranger friends died for? That is insulting! You have your hobby, let's ban that!

      January 7, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • scaryman

        You are talking about banning hobbies? Ya I guess you're right. Golfing is definitely more dangerous than being a gun enthusiast !!!!! You people couldn't make a valid point if you tried! lol

        January 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Paul

        First of all, let me just say thank you for your service to this country. God bless you and all of your Ranger brothers for your service, bravery, and will to do the job that so many would not or could not do. Having said that, do you really believe what you just wrote? I mean, come on now. As a military man surely you understand the devastation these types of assault riffiles can cause. Once you leave the military, why do you or anyone need such a lethal weapon? You were not fighting for this country in order for its citizens to arm themselves with military caliber weapons. Surely you know your role and purpose served a much larger and more important purpose.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • Susana

        Anubis I can totaly see your point of view. I am a foreigner married to an Army Soldier who served in combat 3 times and I thank god everyday that he brought him home safe. I understand that for Soldiers the AR-15 is the nr. 1 weapon because it keept you safe from combat. The reason you have this gun in combat is to kill as many people as you can. I am also a mother of 2 little children. The increase of massacre (not violence) in the past 6 months just alone with an AR-15 increased imensenly and I think we all can agree on that. You never hear in the media that the Shooter was a Soldier or a Veteran it was mainly young people with or without mental issues. Those people do not know how to treat an AR-15 compair to an Soldier. This is why I do feel that there needs to be strikter gun law specialy in semi automatic rifles now if we can get the population to understand that people who are fermiliar with an AR-15 should be still able to have one for example.If you are a Soldier and you want one you should get one because you are defending your life for this country. If you are a Veteran and served in combat and you have an honorable discharge you should also be able to have one. Unfortunatly I do have to say I do not like guns I hate guns I never grew up around guns but I respect the view of the Americans and there way of life. My husband has PTSD and loves working on his AR , buying parts or paint or just spending time with it helps him more then any Therapy. But for my children we need to stop those massacare shootings. Thank you for serving our Country!!

        January 7, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • joh batiste

      As Piers Morgan is protected in the studio by armed securtiy at CNN.
      Yes, CNN has armed security protecting their property and their people

      January 8, 2013 at 12:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Amanda

      Piers is very welcome to come here to Canada. 🙂
      We are not perfect yet but will be when the country is back in the hands of the Trudeau family.

      January 8, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • chris

      what happened to cnn not being bias???

      January 8, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Maggie Rose McGrath

        Were you asleep during the "Interview?" PIers WAS respectful and practically begging Alex to let him get a word in. He allowed Alex to go on ranting and raving.....and only at the end did Alex appear to run out of steam a bit. Alex was rude and obnoxious. I was Sick to my stomach watching Alex go on like a mad man. I was truely afraid of him. Thank GOD I was on the other side of the country. If I had been in the audience, I would have jumped up and told Alex to Shut his mouth. You learn More from Listening then by screaming, Threatening and insulting others. Piers may have made some mistakes on his show in the past...but I have never seen him so out of Control as I did Alex. Two wrongs don't make a right....and Alex was on the attack from his first Breath.
        In the future I can not allow myself to listen to Info Wars or purchase ANY of his products or others he endorses. I hope his sponsors think twice.

        January 9, 2013 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. Elaine Ansley

    Hey Piers...I'm up here in Canada waving.......I 'm on Your Side.....Good Stuff......don't stop.

    January 7, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mark S.

      Pier's admittedly crossed a line with the stupid remark, but I don't doubt his concern and frustration.

      January 7, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • shaka

      Im from canada waving my finger... Worng way!! Dont not enter canada!!z

      January 7, 2013 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Well said Shaka

        I couldn't have said it better.

        January 7, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Canadians are Sheep too

      My house was broke into December 2010 at 10:30 AM by four African American 'kids'.. I wasn't home. They broke a basement window.. My 24 year old son was and had his nose fractured, head covered and threatened with a gun. My items were taken, my son ambulance d to the hospital and I cried. He feels bad that he couldn't protect our home. He can't live in it anymore due to the stress. I live alone in this same house now. I'm PREPARED. Come visit me.

      Piers Morgan IS attacking freedoms. Go watch the youtube videos of which he speaks. Englanders are sick that they gave up their weapons. Even the government is talking about what a mistake it was. People are now left unarmed to be 'invaded.' Have a family member harmed. YOU'LL change your tune.

      Morgan.. go home. cheers from Canada!

      January 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Locally Involved

        Live in fear. Die in Fear.

        January 7, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • Anna

        Man, you're not from Canada, is a lie, a Canadian not speak or think like you, you should go back to your country!!!!!!

        January 7, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • Shara

        I can not believe you're from Canada, is impossible, there is no truth, you can not be a Canadian and think in this way, you do not fool us, in my house also broke down the door to rob me and I was at home, so I I do not have to have guns for this reason.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • PETER

        Sounds like you just concocted a story attaching black color to violence just to support the mad man at the show !! THey is no shortgae of followers like you in this country !

        January 7, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • CHANTAL

        Man, you're not from Canada, is a lie, a Canadian do not speak or think like you, you should go back to your country!!!!!!

        January 7, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • ike

        funny how you live in Canada, but your home invaders were african- AMERICAN. this is disconcerting on multiple levels...

        January 8, 2013 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
    • TELY

      Your guest tonight is such a lunatic, thanksthat I live in Canada, this man is disgusting, Piers you are too smart to stay in America, if I were you I would go to England before these lunatics Republicans do harm to your family, welcome to Canada.
      We love you.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • AJ Stewart

        Sorry, speak for yourself.

        January 7, 2013 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tely should move to the US of A

        If you like it so much, then move there... we won't miss you in Canada. Afterall, you'll be just in time for the Martial Law. That's when the police, militia and foreign trained soldiers (paid by Obama) go to your home SWAT style and walk you away to the camps for depopulation. They're training right now. Hurry...they'll let you through customs. Just tell the border idi0ts you're going to Greek Town...that way they won't pull you over. If you say you're going to a mall in Niagra Falls and you don't know which store you will be visiting...for sure you'll be arrested...Happened to a happy Canadian couple not too long ago... There.. you packed yet? I'll let everyone over here know we won't have to 'worry' about your sheepbutt.

        January 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jade Smith

    I love Piers and I totally understand his concerns, why do we need assault rifles for kicks? So, he has an opinion and we must deport him? Ridiculous is that what we do here? Just toss you if we don't like what you say? Can we please deport the entire Republican party please?

    January 7, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bonnie

      We don't need our guns 'just for kicks'. We need them to protect ourselves from an oppressive government. Look around...see an oppressive government nearby???? Why is it so UN-American to be AMERICAN these days?

      January 7, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jan

        OK, so these folks who need a gun to protect themselves from an "oppressive government". Do they actually see themselves shooting down the police and armed forces that protect this country? And if they did...what happens? No more government...what happens on day 7? Do we have our normal lives sans government? Banking system is OK? Social security checks go out? We can fill our cars with gasoline? Eat at local restaurants and shop for groceries? I don't think so, it would be total chaos!

        January 7, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • Locally Involved

        How exactly are your guns going to protect you from drones and the weaponry of the military?

        You do know that the 2nd amendment was because at the time America had no standing army, so therefore it was important to have a 'well-regulated mlitia' to ensure a free and secure state. The guns weren't to protect you FROM the state. That's what your vote is about. Being a civilian is NOT a 'well-regulated militia". if you want an assault weapon, try joining the armed forces. But don't pretend you're Rambo protecting anyone's freedoms. You're just expressing your own paranoid fear.

        The second amendment does NOT protect your right to own an assault rifle. Or banana clips. Get over it.

        January 7, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • scaryman

        If your government is so oppressive, than why has he been voted in for a second term?

        January 7, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • ococoob

        Bonnie, I'm American and I DON'T see an oppressive government, just paranoid people like you running around having guns!

        January 7, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tanya


      The Founding Fathers wanted us to have firearms to protect ourselves against a tyrannical government. There is a history of tyrannical governments taking citizens firearms just prior to genocide. Think it can't happen here? You aren't paying attention.

      January 7, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Locally Involved

        Tanya – see my earlier post. Our forefathers – it was mid 18th century so about a 100 years later – was to protect the State from invading countries since we had no standing army.

        Suggest a course in American history.

        January 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • TANYA 2

        O Lord, your founding fathers? we are in the year 2013, you know it?

        January 7, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • SONYA

      Jade I agree with you 100 % , deport all Republicans, but where?, I doubt whether any country that wants to give them shelter, with the ideas that they have, well maybe in the Pacific, a good idea.

      January 8, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sonya

      I agree with you Jade, deport all Republicans, but where?, I doubt whether any country that wants to give them shelter, with the ideas that they have, well maybe in the Pacific, a good idea.

      January 8, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Richard

    Piers – you have it right – it is a political debate but one polarized by a misguided NRA and gun lobbist. Second Amendment will survive in a more honest form if assault weapons and other mass distruction weapons are banned.

    January 7, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • queimada

      I hope some viewers will be interested in facts, or else alex jones trip was for nothing.

      January 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tanya


      What a great idea! Let's let the government keep THEIR weapons, as they've NEVER, EVER been turned against their own people in history. *sarcasm*

      You people who are calling for Americans to be disarmed don't know anything about history.

      January 7, 2013 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • scaryman

        ONCE AGAIN no one is calling for a total ban on is a ban on automatic weapons. There is an overwhelming paranoia in your country.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Barbara and Richard Baumgardner

    Piers, My husband and I are on your side. We do not need the general public to own semi automatic weapons in the US. The show with Mr Jones shows real honesty on your side. You said everything that I felt. Please don't change and please don't apologize for stating the truth.

    January 7, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Infinite awareness

      This is a joke, right? 😀
      haha, hahahaha , hahahahahaha

      Alex, wake the sleeping slumbery city-folk and show everyone what kind of governmental socialistic enslavement awaits us all, if we don't take things into our – the people's – hands and promote peace, prosperity and longevity.

      This war charade hasn't ended, wars are waged even now, look at us, and we dare call ourselves intelligent beings? phah, what a hoax this reality is, snap out of it folks, you are everything.

      January 7, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Bonnie

        Amen! I am apalled as I look through this list of brain-dead comments by people who obviously don't know history. A government has to disarm its people before it can effectively depopulate them. When has this EVER been a GOOD thing? When we sacrifice liberty for security we have NEITHER.

        January 7, 2013 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sarah

        I couldn't agree with you more Bonnie. Legal gun owners aren't the problem. Wake up people and see that crimes are done by the "bad guys" who steal guns or who obtain them on the black market. The crime committed with guns by carry permit owners is 0.00000000095% out of the crimes performed with guns. Have you even done your research to see that more crimes are performed with hammers and fists than guns? PM is a socialist and I don't want this Red coat in my country telling me what I need to do and not have. Last time I checked, our Founding Fathers FOUGHT the Red coats for telling them what to do. Now we listen to the guy?! I hope he's not an absolute inbicile with Alex like he was with Larry Pratt from GOA a couple weeks back. What primitive child-like responses he pulled out in between sucking his thumb. We love you Alex!!!! the only truth out there.

        January 7, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • Paul

        Wow, what rock did you people crawl out from under? I mean really. . . Disarm the people before mass genocide? Really? You probably believe 9/11 was an inside job too, right? If you really mistrust this government so much, leave. Please pack your stuff up and get out so the rest of the human beings who aren't brain dead and don't live in a constant state of fear can live our lives without having to worry about what you conspiracy theory whack jobs conjure up next.

        By the way . . . No one is saying you can't have guns. Sane people are simply saying you should not be allowed to own guns that can cause massive devastation in 30 seconds. And please, stop quoting the second amendment as if you have. Clue as to what it was created for. When you quote the 2nd Amendment, you are either flat out lying or simply in a Tate of denial. It does not give you the right to own assault weapons. It was created at a time in America where there was no standing army and we were at war. The 2nd Amendment was not created to allow people like Alex Jones to own 50 guns. It was not created to provide the people a means to attack the government. Get your head out of your azz and join us here in the 21 century.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Susana

        I do think that everybody who read your comment Infinite awareness nows that YOU ARE TRULY SPEAKING FOR YOURSELF!!!!!
        I agree to have the right to bear arms but a regular hand gun does that too you dont need a semi rifle and start a massacre and then say "hey I just protected myself..."

        January 7, 2013 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tanya

      Are you saying you watched the live show already? It hasn't even aired yet.

      January 7, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Liberty Lover

      We have AR-15 type weapons because the 2nd amendment exists to protect us from the government, Not for hunting turkeys.


      January 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. scott potvin

    you know what piers i don't agree with you and im not a huge fan but i don't have no beef with you but this guy a sorry excuse of an america he is willing to fight for gun rights but he is ready to deport you for having an opinion i believe you should be able to have both because i am a true american i don't know what this idiot is thinking you can have guns but not an opinion didn't the cops say call them if you know a weirdo that has guns you should do this country a service and make sure the cops talk to this guy before he leaves your show cause obviously he is crazy

    January 7, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jkb

      Alex Jones is going to own this show tonight!

      January 7, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • scaryman

        He not only "didn't ' own the show tonight, he completely failed at presenting a cohesive logical defense for the right to bear automatic weapons in the United States. He came off as unstable, unintelligent and extremely paranoid. I'm not even a fan of Piers Morgan, but he sure looked like the credible one tonight!

        January 7, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • Paul

        If by "own" you mean taken way in a straight jacket. After seeing this joker, I am truly embarrassed as an American.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      If you are a foreignor, our 1st amendment freedom of speech does not allow you to run propaganda against our bill of rights. Its called sedition.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • tony

      Our 1st Amendment does not protect foreigners when they engage in sedition against our bill of rights

      January 7, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. K. REILLY

    Keep up the fight for gun control. You are right on target. We need legislation on banning these terrible weapons. Stay here and help continue to lead the fight. I just wish some of these congressmen had your guts and courage to fight for gun control legislation. Thanks for keeping the pressure on this issue.

    January 7, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tanya

      Do a YouTube search for "The racist roots of gun control".

      Gun control has roots in racism.

      History shows that, when a government starts disarming the public, it is followed by democide much of the time. Are you against people defending themselves against their own tyrranical government? Had the Jews not been disarmed in the years prior to the holocaust, the story may have turned out very different.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. raquel wallace

    I am all for Pier Morgan he tell it like it is .Very proud of him, its been a long time since I heard anyone take stand like he is they will keep him here Is a good man God Bless Him

    January 7, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ToniG

      It is probably a miracle he only wants to deport him as opposed to a firing squad.

      January 7, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • No brains in the Wallace Family

      You probably voted for Obama too. Did you know there's an impeachment bill in congress for Obama since March 2012? Guess not. Media never told you. Go back to sleep.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • ococoob

        I guess the impeachment bill didn't work, did it? Now, YOU go to bed!

        January 7, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |

        Please keep giving us fear, that's what the Republicans are pretty good, I also voted for Obama, it's a shame not to have impeachment Mr Busch truth? what do you think?

        January 7, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mike Botula

    A familiar scenario, if you don't like the message. Silence the messenger! It doesn't work. Obviously, Piers Morgan has struck a major nerve with "the illiterati." Even a Briitish subject has First Amendment protections. Gads, will these morons stop at nothing?

    January 7, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • tony

      Our 1st Amendment does not protect foreigners when they engage in sedition against our bill of rights.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • APACHE

        Your parents or grandparents came from where? or maybe you're native American ?

        January 7, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. kjonmyway

    As a one-time gun owner, I agree that the second amendment guarantees the right to bear arms in the original context of what was written – within a well regulated militia (note the word regulated). It does not, in any way, allow citizens the right to slaughter people with military assault weapons whose sole purpose is to kill massive amounts of people. I find it so amusing that the right wing just go along with everything the NRA organization, which obviously has a financial interest in keeping assault rifles on the streets.

    This shows precisely what the right-wing nutcases are made of: They don't want what is best for America, they want what is best for THEM. They don't believe in freedom of speech, unless it is aligned with their point of view. Remember the Dixie Chicks? They were all calling for their heads because they dared criticize the president, yet the level of vitriol and hate coming from the right is absolutely mind blowing, and obviously, they don't think they should live by the same rules they want to impose on others.

    The one that is really amusing, is when they want to secede when the elections, or laws, don't go their way. I personally, think we should let them. Let them give all the special perks to corporations that they want. Let them get rid of health care, social security, unemployment and freedom of speech. Let them have all the hate and guns that they want. I say we should leave them to themselves, and let them deal with the consequences.

    January 7, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Ghost

    Piers ignores the fact that the 2nd Amendment is in place to protect us from our own gov't in case it goes rogue (you know, like the British empire did for centuries). In such case, we would need reasonable assault weapons of military capabilities with large magazines full of bullets to ward off being attacked by our own gov't since that's what they would be armed with (and more!). The constant referral to Amendment framers not envisioning modern assault weapons ignores that the military back then didn't have them either. Today they do, so we need them too. FYI – I don't own a gun...I'm just sayin'... The constant referral to military assault weapons in the citizens hands won't help vs a tank or bazooka is a red herring too. With several hundred million weapons to protect ourselves we would at least have an overall chance winning by way of "militia" in guerrilla style defense. It would be horrible. But as Britain has proved for centuries, it's certainly a reality – should we not remember our own little history?

    January 7, 2013 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Peter

      Who do you think you are ? Your ancestors were british, why do you not realise you are a settlor !! ou have no right to this land !!

      January 7, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Ghost

        You know nothing of my ancestry. I haven't an ounce of British blood in me by the way.

        January 7, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • cnawolski

        Poor spelling and grammar is not the American way. Remember: Be cool, stay in school!

        January 7, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        I'm glad he had the nerve to push this because everybody is afraid to man we believe in the eagle be we are acting like chickens it's a shame someone from another country got brave and start shaken things up,we are slaves to the gun laws in America if we ignore that it was kids that lost their lives GOD help us because we will reap what we sow.

        January 8, 2013 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  12. Damien

    Deporting yourself is GRAND IDEA 😀 Can we hold you to your WORD?

    January 7, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Another Intelligent Canadian


      January 7, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kapila

      Who is that guy yelling at Peirs with no decency in speech : Imgine this guy has a GUN ?? He will use it like he uses his mouth !!

      January 7, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jake J

        Agree, he must be the biggest case around!!!

        January 7, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        Imagine that's the kind of people who got a license to carry a weapon somebody who will argue with a stop sign MAN !If congress don't do something we that don't have a license will have to be careful when we get in an confrontation with people we might get shot!

        January 8, 2013 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  13. Roberto

    It is unfortunate that Mr. Morgan decided to tell us that his guest was wrong on his information without giving him an opportunity to state the source of that information nor has Mr. Morgan stated from where his information derives. I was hoping for an informative show and not just a vehicle to push a point of view. I have seen some conflicting statistics from England and was hoping to get real news. I understand that Mr. Morgan has very strong emotions on this topic. This particular show was a turning point for me and CNN. I no longer watch his show and will not watch this followup show. I also do not appreciate that CNN decided to put on a 5 or more minute segment to promote the show.

    January 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • kjonmyway

      Conflicting statistics from England? Only as reported by Faux News. There are no conflicting statistics. When any country in the world, (and this is consistent) has banned assault weapons, or any type of guns, homicides have gone done. There is no conflict except in who is reporting the truth, and who is reporting lies.

      January 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • brasstacs

        Your facts are bogus and is something just coming off the top of your liberal head...The truth is after the handgun ban in the UK gun violence doubled,and now some cops there have to be armed where they didn't before the ban, Source...professor Joyce Lee Malcolm.Guns and Violence. Morgan should leave the sooner the better.

        January 7, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • Roberto

        Thanks for your inforamtion. I was looking at information from The Guardian ( They seemed to provide legit data with a rise in homicide rates in 2007, 2008 and 2011 . I am not acquainted with Brittish or Australian news outlets. I would certainly not recommmend some news outlets in the United States. Do you happen to know, from reputable news sources only please, if there has been any correlation made that the gun ban was the actual causse of the drop in homicide rates? Australia is used as an example, but the government statistics show that the homicide rate had already been dropping before the gun ban. In that case, one can argue that the gun ban made no difference, that a shift in the population itself is the cause of the lower rate.

        January 7, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peter

      If this guy uses the GUN like he talks, imagine the chaos this country will be in ! He needs some medical help !!

      January 7, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ann

      Give him a chance to this guest? Are you kidding me? or maybe we have not seen the same program, is your for real

      January 7, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Katy Saunders

    Piers – I am sure you are not judging all Americans by the actions of a few ignorant, polarized few. Our history is to welcome all from other countries and to encourage free speech especially from those we don't agree with. I absolutely agree with your point of view. I live in the rural south and I have never once seen a deer hunter with an assault weapon in the woods. I have never had any desire to hunt or own a gun but I have no argument with reasonable guns that are safely kept and used. Thanks for calling down the extremists and I'll be watching the show tonight.

    Katy Saunders

    January 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Loma Blenman

    More people like you should speake out on Gun Control. I support you 100%. I have a son and a grandson and would not think about something as gruesome as to have 20 children just "NO more" because of mental problems not being address and easy access to guns. I believe you should NOT be deported. That is "Bull".

    January 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. billaldridge

    Piers, Please help me and former NRA members get a new organization started to compete with the NRA., National Responsible Gun Owners Association.

    January 7, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. USAPeasant

    I gave up on Piers after seeing his terrible interviewing when he first assumed the chair. I gave him a second chance with Ahmedinejad interview, and Piers asked stupid questions so I stopped watching.


    Piers vs Alex Jones. That I will watch. This is going to be awesome!!!

    I don't think Piers should be deported, however he does need to be knocked off the Larry King chair. Put Piers on a hollywood show on the weekends. I have been too loyal of a fan to CNN to see Piers in the prime interviewer position and be forced to skip the channel because his crap interviews get re-run three times a day.

    Good luck to Alex Jones, take this royalist down!!!!!!

    January 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Ghost

    Piers ignores the fact that the 2nd Amendment is in place to protect us from our own gov't in case it goes rogue (you know, like the British empire did for centuries). In such case, we would need reasonable assault weapons of military capabilities with large magazines full of bullets to ward off being attacked by our own gov't since that's what they would be armed with (and more!). The constant referral to Amendment framers not envisioning modern assault weapons ignores the obvious reality that the military back then didn't have them either. Today they do, so we need them too. FYI – I don't even own a gun and don't plan to...I'm just sayin'... The constant referral to military assault weapons in the citizens' hands that won't help much vs a tank or bazooka is a red herring too. With several hundred million weapons to protect ourselves we would at least have an overall chance of winning by way of "militia" in guerrilla style defense. It would be horrible. But as Britain has proved for centuries, it's certainly a potential reality – should we not remember our own little history?

    January 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. The_real_truth

    What Pierce should bring up is WHY the 2nd amendment exists. Basically to protect the citizens from it's own government should it not be by/of/for the people. We are quietly losing control of our government as corporate influences have completely infiltrated our government. Democrats and republicans in power over the past 40 years have compromised our countries greatness for personal gain. The main stream media is purposefully absent on all issues regarding this. Are we heading toward exercising the 2nd amendment objectives (when young men are starving perhaps). So, that being said what chance do we have against modern military grade weapons, micro air vehicles, air power, versus an AR-15. Probably slim to none. Now that we have taken out the subjectivity, we can now say that an AR-15 or any other assault rifle can be banned without affecting the 2nd amendment. Having 9mm's is enough. Then the next question is how do you successfully take the millions of assault rifles away from people.

    January 7, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ghost

      Your comment about AR-15's vs other military weapons is a red herring. The point is that if the well armed citizen militia that would need to be quickly created per the 2nd Amendment protections envisioned (which, without a few hundred millions of guns already being 'out there' to be available, organized and used to protect ourselves, would be rendered pretty meaningless) has millions upon millions of assault rifles we would at least have a chance against the advanced military weaponry which though powerful are fewer in number. Large numbers in guerrilla style defense can go a very long way against modern military...witness how this plays out elsewhere; as well as the clear historical fact that the unarmed get slaughtered by the thousands to millions by their gov'ts pretty dang easily. Like I said...I don't own a gun...don't plan to...but if we needed to defend ourselves against our own gov't I'll be dang glad a lot of neighbors planned ahead better than I did.

      January 7, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • The_real_truth

        We need only look what we did with Sadam's million man army which included assault rifles, tanks, missiles, etc.. Our military wiped them out with minimal effort. If it comes down to house to house guerrilla tactics, maybe you have a point, but be assured, the guerrillas will lose especially if bacteriological or chemical warfare is waged. Who makes those war game decisions? The same type of selfless people that run Monsanto, big Pharma, big Oil, big Banks, their lawyers, etc..

        January 7, 2013 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anubis

      So many people die from drunk driving, let's ban that, the same goes for smoking, let's ban that, hell people die from domestic abuse, let's ban that! I don't come to your house and tell you that I will take away your books or paper clips or what ever lame thing you use for a pass time!

      January 7, 2013 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • ococoob

        If you would've paid close attention to what Piers Morgan and others are saying, all this time they were saying, "WHY THE NEED FOR ASSAULT WEAPONS!!" not other guns in general. I have yet to hear a satisfactory anwer to this question and the likes of Alex Jones only obscures the real issue here. ANSWER THE DAMN QUESTION! WHY THE NEED FOR ASSAULT WEAPONS????!!!!!!

        January 7, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  20. ToniG

    So, I have never been a fans of Piers Morgan – talk back to him (rudely) and was disgusted by his toadying to the Romneys, but man oh, man. He speaks the truth on guns and takes no crap (or fiction) from the gun nuts. I may be in love.

    January 7, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Edward Dreyfus

    I am a supporter of 2nd Amendment rights to bear arms. Of course, when the second amendment was written there were no automatic, semi-automatic, armor-piercing weapons around; they had muskets.

    I like guns: well-balanced, handcrafted, handguns such as a Colt revolver, Smith & Wesson six-shooter, Winchester 30-30 lever action rifle, Berretta over and under shotgun, and so on. Collectors love these oldies but goodies. They are not terribly precise, cannot be fired quickly, and are not mass-produced.

    I have never owned anything more than a BB gun. I have enjoyed trap/skeet shooting, where the shooter uses a shotgun to shoot at clay pigeons. I have shot at tin cans and targets. I have never shot an animal, though I respect hunters who eat the game they shoot. I am not big on shooting animals for sport; I don’t see the point in it.

    All of this being said, however, I do believe that Congress should pass comprehensive gun control legislation. We already have models in place such as those requirements for aviation and automotive vehicles where we require various classes of licensing, registration, background checks at least for health., and evidence of insurance. Gun regulation and control should be at least as stringent as they are for these.

    Gun owner’s responsibility

    • All gun owners should be required register their guns in the same way that automobile owners must register their vehicles. Registration should be annual.
    • Gun owners should be held accountable for the safekeeping of their guns. If their guns are sold, lost, or stolen, they should be responsible for reporting such loss or change of ownership.
    • If any gun is used in the commission of a felony, the gun owner should be held accountable as well as the gun user. The gun owner is responsible for demonstrating that the gun was in a locked and secure vault or cabinet at all times when not in the hands of the gunner owner. The owner is responsible for insuring that the gun does not fall into the hands of others without his/or her consent.
    • Background checks shall be required for all gun registrants. The extent of the background check shall depend upon the class of weapon owned.

    Gun users responsibility

    • Gun users must be licensed for the type or types of guns they use, similar to the requirements of the FAA for pilots.
    • Gun owners must receive adequate, supervised training for the guns they use.
    • Guns fall into several categories: sporting guns, e.g., shotguns, rifles of a certain caliber, etc., handguns, hunting guns, etc. Each type of gun or class of guns, or class of ammunition should require a different license.
    • Gun owners must carry their license and registration with them at all times when they are carrying or transporting their guns. Such license and registration shall be presented upon request to any law enforcement agency official.
    • Background checks shall be required for all gun users. The extent of the background check shall depend upon the class of weapon used.

    Availability of weapons

    • Collectors licenses: any person wishes to own more that 5 guns at any given time, he/she shall be considered a collector. Collectors are required to pass tests for each of the weapons in their possession and must register with law enforcement agencies. Requirements for collectors are more stringent that for individual owners, including more comprehensive background tests and psychological evaluation.
    • Gun range operators: Range owners and operators shall be fully licensed and inspected by law enforcement agencies.
    • Gun show sales: These are another class of collector as defined above. In addition, they should be required to assure that they have complied with the same standard of licensing as gun range operators. The must assure that those who purchase weapons from them have the requisite license and insurance as suggested below.
    • Individual owners: When a person rents a gun for use in a range, he or she must show evidence of licensing and insurance similar to the requirement for renting a plane or car.

    Assault Weapons

    All assault weapons, military grade weapons, weapons designed primarily for law enforcement, may not be owned by or sold to sold to individuals. Certain types of these weapons may be available to duly licensed gun ranges specially equipped for such use for the sole purpose of educating and training of individuals who possess the requisite licensing for such training.

    This would be similar to the rules in aviation where an individual can learn to fly certain classes of jet planes providing they have the requisite prior level pilot license. Just as certain military jets are not available for public use, certain classes and types of assault weapons, high velocity ammunition, automatic and semi-automatic weapons would not be available to the general public.
    Retroactivity and Enforcement

    All of these requirements shall be applied retroactively, giving current gun collectors, range operators, retail sales stores, gun show participants, and gun owners ample time to comply.

    Such regulations would permit any peace office to request proof of registration, licensing, and insurance in the manner as vehicles and aircraft. Violators would be subject to fines, confiscation of the weapon, and/or imprisonment for failure to comply.

    If a weapon is used in the commission of a crime, both user and the registered owner or seller would be subject to penalties.

    Sincerely yours,

    Edward A, Dreyfus, Ph.D.

    January 7, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ghost

      The point is that if the well armed citizen militia that would need to be quickly created per the 2nd Amendment protections envisioned (which, without a few hundred millions of guns already being 'out there' to be available, organized and used to protect ourselves, would be rendered pretty meaningless) has millions upon millions of assault rifles we would at least have a chance against the advanced military weaponry which though powerful are fewer in number. Large numbers in guerrilla style defense can go a very long way against modern military...witness how this plays out elsewhere; as well as the clear historical fact that the unarmed get slaughtered by the thousands to millions by their gov'ts pretty dang easily. Like I said...I don't own a gun...don't plan to...but if we needed to defend ourselves against our own gov't I'll be dang glad a lot of neighbors planned ahead better than I did.

      January 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • reeblite

      great compilation of reasonable, intelligent, commonsense regulations, which i pray gets into action and approved. personally, in addition, i'd like to see a ban of internet sale of weapons and all ammunition. also, the ban extreme ammunition.

      January 7, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • lob0426

      So when I steal your car, get drunk, or maybe already drunk, and kill a family on the way to the next bar, You will be charged with drunken driving and murder?

      Transfer of guilt is a rediculous concept. Under that belief you are guilty for thousands of deaths because your taxes, paid to buy the weapons in the Fast and Furious deal. You need to turn yourself into the Mexican consulate immediately.

      Maybe you should turn in that PhD, until you can base an argument that helps deal with the problem, rather than transfer blame from a criminal, to a Law abiding citizen, that was victimized by the theft!

      Oh by the way my Firearms are in a California approved locking cabinet!

      January 7, 2013 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tony

      Get lost Dreyfus.

      January 7, 2013 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply

        Yes I will, in your city hohohoho !!!

        January 8, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Tim

    Keep up the fight Piers. The 2nd Amendment was written when people were using muskets! They never dreamed that we would have guns that could hold so much ammunition, and cause so much carnage. No one back then had their own cannons! So where does the right to bear arms end? Assault weapons? hand grenades? morters? canons? tanks?The founding fathers also believed in slavery! Should we make that legal again?
    These are different times. We don't HAVE to hunt for our food anymore. If you do want to hunt for food, and need thirty plus bullets to hit your target, you obviously can't shoot worth a damn!
    i'm fifty years old and have a collection of swords and knives that number 54 in total. So i'm not against protection. I know you don't bring a knike to a gun fight, but you also don't bring an assault gun to go hunting.
    Those children, and staff"s lives trumps your RIGHT to bear arms when it comes to assault weapons.
    I owned a Smith and Wesson 9mm semi-automatic pistol, but sold it when I had my first daughter. When I hear peoples lives were SAVED because someone had an asault weapon I might change my mind, but you don't here that do you?

    January 7, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Apollo

      You are right. The founders never envisioned the internet either. So free speech does not apply to the original intent of the 1st Amendment and so it needs to be put under heavy restrictions!

      January 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • ToniG

        And I am quite sure you are ready to do so at gunpoint, especially if you do not like what they are saying. We need to think, long and hard :

        Quie custodiet ipsos custodes?

        January 7, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • lob0426

      You will never hear that in the media, a firearm being used to stop a crime. There was just such an incident in San Antonio Texas. Not an "Assault Rifle", but a person stopped another gun tradgety by using a firearm. An off duty female deputy stopped a criminal that was going to shoot more people. Did not appear in the news. The shooting in Oregon mall was less than it could have been, due to an armed citizen that confronted the gunman just before he killed himself, you did not hear about that either. The media does not report these incidents. They do not improve ratings as much as a Sandy Hook type incident.

      January 7, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jkb

      The musket argument is old and tired. The military had muskets back then and so did the 2nd amendment allow the militia, citizens to have muskets. The citizens are to have arms so the state does not have the monopoly of firearm power.

      Learn history and 1776!

      January 7, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Just me

    It is about time that someone on TV show that he has the balls to stand up to an extremist and call it
    or in this case call him for what he is.
    As a proud Canadian I thank you.
    Keep up the good work.
    If I can make a suggestion keep a poker face tonight;
    dont let this guy get under your skin again
    and believe me you will get overwhelming international praise overnight.

    January 7, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. jasonliosatos

    Nobody is mentioning one of the real problems...the US government is a role model for its population who see them killing and murdering people with impunity every day, with Obama ordering the killing of dozens of children with his cowardly Drone strikes where innocent women and children at funerals and weddings and other gatherings are being bombed every single week. Is it no wonder people are ethically compromising like their governments, seeing killings daily which is becoming normal now.

    January 7, 2013 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Mat

    Piers Morgan is a fake, Alex Jones is the real deal. I would bet everything i own, every cent to my name that if you watched/heard Alex Jones's broadcast for one week, you would know hes for real. i put that same bet out on my facebook, started it off with 500.00 cash, if the show didnt change your life and didnt change your view on whats really going on in this world, it even got bumped up with others adding money to it. wanna know what happened? NOTHING. not one person called or msged me looking for the money. WAKE UP PEOPLE. Alex has been working his whole life on this stuff. what would it hurt for you people to tune into his show for one week. have a pen and pad handy, write down what he says and look it up for yourself!!

    January 7, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ToniG

      Mat, I know this would probably never occur to you, having been rewired by Alex Jones, but no one wanted to endure his show for a week, not even for $500. Without Alex doing your thinking for you, you might have summoned the intellectual curiosity to recognize that NOTHING = no accolades pouring in for Alex. Just a lot of folks shaking their heads saying, Mat's a dimwit, but a lovable dimwit.

      January 7, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Mat

        are you ok in the head? i dare you to watch his show for one day. you dont know me, dont act like you do. i feel sorry for you and your family. you dont have the guts to face reality. tell me, whats your beef with Alex? what do you have against him?

        January 7, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Infinite awareness

        Mat, don't mind those, who been brainwashed by their "fabulous" life, their illusion and their CNN.

        They don't have the willpower or enthusiasm to find anything out, they just exist and go the easy way – Listen to CNN to tell you how life works.

        January 7, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      You are so right Mat.
      I listen to Alex on every day now and he's has really woken me up and is a great source of the truth and what is going on really in the world. I always knew I couldn't trust the alphabet news and that they are owned by the globalists with their new world order agenda and to destroy what America stood for. Us liberty lovers have to stick together even if we are surrounded by the dumbed down, flouride, tap water drinking, GMO eating, boob tube brainwashed, sheeple.

      January 7, 2013 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ToniG

      There, there, Mat. So sorry to have yanked your tiny, short chain. For those of you eager to learn more about Mr Jones and perhaps not totally vested in Mat, try this:

      January 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. ørjan

    where can i see the interwiew with alex and piers???

    January 7, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. BarbJR

    I agree with Piers Morgan that there are insane and "stupid" people in this world that can somehow justifiy military automatic weapons in the hands of soccer moms, an engineers, or Nascar dads: as well as gang members, the young boy trying make a name, and fringe and anti-government mitarist. For 100"s of years, a gun in a home was a shotgun, a rifle, or maybe a 6-shooter used for hunting, going to war or home protection. Back in the day, when the fastest firing gun was a gatlin gun, whose only purpose was a masterful killing machine used for war; no one thought this was an appropriate gun for a civilian to own. I don't see the difference in an automatic gun capapble of firing hundreds of bullets in seconds or guns with oversized clips. The only reason for guns like these are killing machines, and probably not for killing rabbits, doves or deer. If someone absolutely NEEDS the experience of firing a murder gun; allow lisenced and regulated gun ranges to provide these guns "of mass distruction" to try out. I believe: military mass killing guns should be banned from civilians. There should be more strengent rules and longer waiting perirods to buy a gun. To buy a gun should require also buying a gun lock, or lock box, and safety lessons on how to use guns correctly resulting in a certificate of gun use. We have to test to a liscence to drive a car, so lets have classes and test to get a liscence to own a gun. A perspective gun owner should provided fingerprints that would be added to the nations fingerprint systems. To resell a gun should require the same rules and background checks as buying a new gun, and if caught without the correct paper work would be illegal. . This would actually boost gun shop revenues who could handle the paperwork, background checks and gun safety classes on the sell and resell of guns. In this age of computer mastery, there is no reason that registered gun owners shouldn't be checked against any arrested individual. If they go to trial or to a hearing; registered guns in that individuals name should be confiscated. If eventually found guilty, the guns should be permanently confiscated. I personally would wish for complete gun confiscation, but that won't happen here in the US; and even most of the above logical precautions are just a pipe dream. Thanks

    January 7, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Cain

    It is interesting that the Journal news blasted the NRA on putting armed guards in schools has done the same for themselves. Hypocrites! I feel that same for people that have their own armed security while blasting the NRA's recommendation. More facts need to be added. I am not saying this YouTube video is correct, but it does present some interesting ideas that need to be validated. Gun control activist and Gun Rights activist have the same goal, Safety. However they are on different sides as to how. As a gun rights owner and volunteer with the police department. I have guns because 1) police response times 2) criminals may have them. Please interview cops in a candid response to how they view self defense for their own family ( armed & trained). Interview criminals how they view gun bans. Most gun related crimes are committed with handguns... Is that next to be banned? Guns were confiscated and banned during Katrina, were people any safer? Will people be safer from new restrictions? Will Mexico sell the Fast and Furious guns to gangs in the US?

    January 7, 2013 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Arlene Dalton

    Piers, I was skeptical of you taking over Larry King's show, but you have done an amazing job and made it your own. I don't understand what the big hoo-ha is about regarding gun control. We're just saying that we would like to ban assault rifles and the like so they don't get into the hands of people who use them to kill innocent people. Legally owned guns to protect yourself or to hunt with (although, personally, I don't think that's a fun sport), in your own home are not the issue. Besides the second amendment, we have one called freedom of speech. One reason I love America!

    January 7, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. 2nd Amendment

    THE 2ND AMENDMENT WAS NOT DESIGNED FOR HUNTING. IT WAS DESIGN TO BLOW AWAY A COPS FACE IF HE/SHE COMES ON YOUR LAWN WITHOUT A WARRANT. AND TO QUOTE OUR 1ST RECORDED PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that's good"

    January 7, 2013 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  31. T. Orden

    I'm so hoping that those of us who share your sensibilities are quiet about standing with you.. but please Piers, you must know that you have a great many supporters. You speak on the right side of history. Let the bumps in the road of righteousness, not dissuade you.

    January 7, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  32. TN

    I wonder if the founding fathers had repeating weaponry in mind. In a world of muskets and bayonets, I'm not sure they worded the 2nd amendment with AR-15s in mind. I wonder if they would have clarified the language had they known.

    January 7, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Concern Citizen

    I’m an American that supports your gun control efforts, please keep up the good work. You have the guts to say what others, including folks in your profession, are afraid to.


    January 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jkb

      Move to a place like Chicago then talk about how much you love gun control. Number one murder rate in the world!

      January 7, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  34. A Citezen of these United States

    I am neither a far right, nor far left affiliate. I am a citizen of these United States. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is the law of the land. It does not say "regulate" the "people". It says, "A well regulated Militia,{comma} being necessary to the security of a free State,{comma} the right of the people to keep and bear Arms,{comma} shall not be infringed."

    With all of the recent events and the pundits calling for the abolition of the Second Amendment to these United States understand that there would not be a United States without firearms.

    I grew up in a center left household with a split family. My father was a union rep for a major railroad and my mother was part of a union for maids in Las Vegas.

    My stepfather taught me how to shoot at the age of 4. I received my first .22 pump action rifle at the age of 7. I went hunting with my father at the age of 13 in Northern California with a 44/20 gauge single shot rifle. (I never got a deer that year but blew the hell out of some stumps).

    Now you might be wondering why I'm putting my history in here.

    I'm putting this in here to let everyone know that it is not a left or a right paradigm. You have an unalienable right brought to you by your creator to protect yourself, your family, your property and your fellow citizens of these United States.

    Please give this a read, it is very long, but very well written for the right of a free people to defend themselves against all things evil be they hiding in the shadows or looking at you through a one way mirror.

    Molon Labe


    January 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Louis Sadler

    Hang in there Piers. We need the opinions anhd common sense of outsiders. Unfortunately, weapons are a hugh business along with all of the related activities both negative and positive resulting from there use with guns being the most obtainable for the private citizen. I believe that most Americans do not trust the government because we are getting more liberal.

    January 7, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  36. 2nd Amendment

    The 2nd Amendment was designed so that if a Tyrannical Government (like the one we've had for over 20 years...starting with Bush Sr. NWO talk) were to be in Federal Power, the people could fight back IE. assult rifles will do the trick...hmmm, no but lets ban those because our govenment will come protect us....and to quote Ben Franklin AND Thomas Jefferson -"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." – Take that you Stinky Brit

    January 7, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Craig

      Agreed. PM does not get it. He is in America. PM's opinion is apart of the minority.

      January 7, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Craig

    Lmao. I own an AR 15-22. Love it. Use it for target practice only. I will never give it up or away. You want it? $5,000 and it is yours. Regardless of the ignorant so called gun ban, it will not change anything. It is easy to blame big tabacco for lung cancer. It is easy to blame Jack Daniels Co. For liver problems or fast food restaurants for you being too fat. So why not blame guns? Guns kill people. Lol. NOT! People kill poeple. Always have and always will. People make choices and some are poor decisions. I am pro NRA, 2nd amemdment rights and an American. My whole family has fought in all 1900 wars for our liberty. My gun will never be surrendered to the very people we provided that freedom to. And second, it is not my fault as a gun owner people die at other peoples actions. So punishing me is far from reasonable. Feel free to spread your hateful words to me. I frankly dont care and will continue to shoot my AR with pride and no compromise to the anti-gun people. Lmao. Gl govt. there are millions of people like me and the right to arm will always be defended.

    January 7, 2013 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Edward Dreyfus

      That's what scares me...that there are millions of people out there just like you who own guns. Millions who may or may not be able to use them responsibly. And millions who may not be of right mind. It scares me that there is talk about guns rather than the people who use them. Since it is difficult to regulate the people who use guns and perhaps easier to control the guns, we choose to put the emphasis on the guns. The real issue is regulating access, stringent licensing of users, levels of licensing and renewal depending on the weapon involved, and registration of all guns in the same manner that we regulate automobiles, aircraft, pilots, and drivers. Just as I would not want drunk piloting a 747, I would not want a drunk using an AR- 15-22.

      January 7, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Craig

        I agree with you ED. I do not want crazy people owning or using a gun, a gun like mine......frankly any type of gun. If I were to paint my AR pink would it be less intimidating? All guns are dangerous. I am for the gov't to reject or accept an application for gun ownership. However, I am not happy with the ammo regulation for example. High round mags are no different than taking 2-10 round mags and duck taping them together=20. It only slows a shooter down for 1 second. 2nd, If the ban is implimented I can not pass down my tool/gun down to my daughter after i am dead. It must be turned into govt for destruction. Gun ownership comes with a great responsibility. A person in America can be old enough to own a gun, and also does not has to be smart enough. I am not one of those people. Frankly, if our govt really cared about "We the people" then I suggest this.......rather than politions submitting proposals on what is legal and what is not. I would be in favor on a ballot for all legal US citizens whom are registered voters, to vote on the gun ban issue. 51% rules! And that is that. Then, the people will feel more power. After all, it is about us. We the people. Not we the congress. Congress only exists because we the people allow them to. Power to the people. Not govt. On the other hand, the 2nd amendment is a right. It should never be amended ever, unless, the people put it to a vote. I am willing to bet if our govt allowed the people to vote on all issues this country would be better off and safer. I do not agree with a small group of politions making decisions for all of America. This govt is to big. And thus is why our govt is willing to ban guns because they are scared the people will or has more power than them and they could be over whelmed with what I call.......control, alt and dellete. PM has subjective views and thus is why many dislike him. If he were more objective then perhaps people might listen to him. But if anyone were to do some serious research on numbers, deaths, objects involved, mental health and justice system issues......rifles are not the issue. The problem in America is just too large and too complexed. This govt has been a failure and will be for yrs. to come. Sad really. My family are law abiding gun owners. We own a 22. A tool. A weapon if we decide to make it one. We work.. We spend $. We pay taxes. We are a middle class family. We will always stick to our guns sort of speak and never bow to a govt who only wants control over its people. Ty for your comment. I frankly expect someone to reply with less than ignorant comments. :). God bless America and We the people will always have the right to choose. I choose to be armed.

        January 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Criag

        No restictions to anyone who already owns a gun. Period. However, anyone who wants a gun in the future I am in favor for a psych eval that will determine if the buyer has a healthy mind. Not too mention the FBI approval for which is already in place. Cost of the eval would be paid by the gun applicant. This is more reasonable than control and regulation.

        January 7, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  38. LMAO!!

    Piers is going to get totally owned by Jones tonight. Piers doesn't know anything about America and shouldn't even be in this country.

    January 7, 2013 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Craig

      2 thumbs up!

      January 7, 2013 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • APACHE

      Only a stupid and ignorant like you said Piers should not be in this contry, well ,I agree with you, is too smart and speak the truth, to continue in this country, only the ignorant like you can live here.

      January 7, 2013 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Piers Morgan will get owned by Alex Jones

    ...and that's the truth. This guy will expose it all. Visit to see what the American public is BLIND too. 911? Yep, someone/some people knew about it and let it happen on our CIA. Al CIAda? Yep... A CIA founded militia to fight off the Soviets. Ban Marijuana and opium? Yep, tell that too the troops that are guarding the fields to ship them back to the US to sell to your crack head Democratic friends... Pat Tilman was killed because he saw just that and utter the words, just wait til they see what were doing over here...BOOM DEAD....

    Anyways getting back to guns...all you people that a crapping about how our past presidents didnt foresee assult rifles are missing the point. If our presidents knew there were going to be assult rifles that would have said "let the people have assult rifles to protect their freedom"


    January 7, 2013 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  40. mbartosik

    How about requiring INSURANCE for guns ??!!!
    We are required to have insurance for cars (which can also cause third party injury).
    Why not for guns?
    Government can regulate gun ownership, and requiring insurance sounds logical. This appears to be the capitalist answer - let the market decide, if someone can satisfy an insurance that they are responsible their premium will be smaller. Maybe insurers would provide a discount for a mental assessment, or additional training.

    January 7, 2013 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ToniG

      This makes sense. They are responsible gun owners, right? So they should be responsible for how their guns are used and accountable for safety.

      January 7, 2013 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Swati

      I agree. It works perfectly in line with the capitalist system, that we cherish so much in this country. The insurance industry will figure out the best formula to keep the guns out of the hands of people who are likely to abuse their right to a gun.

      January 7, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Saurabh

      This makes a lot of sense....

      I think this will control the gun owner's behavior in lot of ways as they have a regular cost associated with ownership....

      January 7, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Dave

    Wow, Piers.....Brooke ALLOWED you to talk and state your side, as well as your opinion, as a rational, responsible media journalist should do. She didn't just talk over you, not let you answer, and treat you like a dog...MUCH like what you do to your Pro-gun guests. I sincerely hope you learn from the professionalism Brook has treated you with....frigg'n Jack*ss.

    January 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  42. april

    Piers how much did you have to pay these people to say nice things about you?? Im sure a bundle, whats wrong can't handle all the negative comments about you. Go back to your own country you traitorous POS!!! GET OUT!

    January 7, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Emanuela

    Alex Jones has been warning people for years against the puppets of the NWO and this guy is a puppet of that order, what else is he going say....HE IS A PAID PUPPET....MASS SHOOTING, ORGANISED BY THE NWO AND OR THEIR PUPPETS WHO ARE BEING PAID LARGE SUMS OF MONEY BY THOSE ORGANISATIONS. WE THE PEOPLE ARE NOT FOOLS. Just one more thing good riddens to bad rubbish.

    January 7, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  44. danbolivar

    Hey Piers... good luck tonight... YOU'RE GOING TO NEED ALL YOU CAN GET you snobbish elitist foreigner!

    January 7, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  45. That Norwegian Guy

    Finally Mr. Morgan will have some viewers because of Mr. Jones' appearance... Woooooooot!

    January 7, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  46. philgreenleaf

    Sounded good Piers apart from "the national hand bag ban" ? on 15 seconds, that wouldn't please the ladies!

    The deportation thing, I think is a "red herring" and you shouldn't worry about it unless you want to go to Australia? 🙂
    Keep focused, standing up and speaking for the people who have lost their lives through gun violence is my advice,
    You have much support,
    best wishes.

    January 7, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Rey

    I hear nothing but emotional fools being played. First off, people keep saying assault weapons when in fact they are NOT. Put any of the weapons in the hands of a real soldier and he/she will just laugh at you because these are weapons that LOOK like military weapons but are in FACT not.

    Second, when most of the British Commonwealth countries banned all weapons (yes, ALL), gun crime went down, but violent crime went UP because criminals know their victims are disarmed.

    Third, the 2nd Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights. Rights...not privileges, not "we will allow you", or anything of the sort. It is not about hunting nor is it about home protection: it is about "...the security of a free state...". Try and demonize all you want Piers (and others of his ilk), but that phrase is aimed straight at gov't overstepping its authority.

    Fourth, Mexico is a GREAT example of a country where only police and criminals are armed. In fact, it is hard to tell them apart at times. Imagine if the regular person in Mexico could defend themselves? Why is Mexico never brought up as a shining example of pure gun control? D.C., Baltimore, Camden, Detroit, and Chicago are ALL shining examples of gun control, yet they have the highest murder rates in the nation. Why?? Because ONLY criminals have guns and the regular person lives in fear because they have no means of protection.

    Fifth, the do gooder touchy feely types that are creating gun free this and that are feeding this problem by creating illusions of safety when in fact YOU are creating the perfect situation for mass killings. Stop! The only places we are seeing these mass murders is in "gun free" places utopian blinded fools are creating. Just check Europe for mass murders and look what Google pops up. 99.9% of the people around you are fine folks, but there is always that one person that WE must protect ourselves from and it is because of evil people that we MUST be able to protect ourselves with deadly force if necessary.

    I could go on, but I believe I've made my point. This emotional decision making has consequences for America and listening to bleeding heart people that use tragedies for political gain is a road paved to a place we don't want to go as a nation.

    January 7, 2013 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Barron Hydron

    Up Yours Piers Morgan!!! Taking the guns out of the hands of citizens doesn't take the guns out of the hands of criminals...If 15,000 citizens were murdered by criminals with guns, then they should of had a gun to save themselves from being murdered...The cops are helpless to stop criminals unless they shoot at the police.

    January 7, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  49. MAM

    Stay here Piers. Keep at it! I support you and everything you've been saying!

    January 7, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  50. maximillianwyse

    I asked the New York Times Public Editor if they would consider setting up a permanent page with an updated list of all mass shootings in the US, including names of the victims. After a few days they responded that they didn't have the resources.

    Could it really that massive an undertaking, or is this the new third rail of US politics?

    January 7, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  51. Jon

    The 2nd Amendment is really about having firearms to defend against political tyranny.

    January 7, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  52. ILoveFreedomAndYouSoMuch

    "At Sutro Blum led a partnership that acquired Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for $8m,
    selling it to Mattel four years later for $40m.[1] On the back of this deal Blum started in business for himself in 1975,
    founding what is now Blum Capital Partners;[1]
    a stake in URS Corp. was one of its first investments.[1] (Fine hoax or pig roast?)

    Piers in his usual pepto bismol fashion wants a "sane, rational" discussion about projectile firing tools
    in the entire world... if we expose our children to the responsible use of projectile firing tools, they can learn
    safely and become responsible citizens to teach their own children,
    I can't think of a better way to teach our kids the pride of the founding fathers
    who would applaud the safe use of these tools.

    The first prototype with Mattel and Feinstein's Alpha Thug in college:
    The idea of oiled muscles and big weapons marketed to kids
    to brainwash them for a Hollywood theme park just didn't take off
    in mainstream media:

    A time of roller skates and drive in movies before assault mil spec ABC toys, Piers went backstage for a quick 420 and a Bob Marley listen... but we're certain he had no comment, but we feel your love!

    Piers sheds a tear over the possibility of MONKEYS obtaining feces and becoming projectiles..
    but remains adamant that oompa loompas can just attack anyone with DRONES,
    the kids were going crazy, they loved the design" quoted Piers as he delivered a box of the toys personally to
    all that celebrated freedom:

    January 7, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  53. Donald

    I am listening to the mouth piece of the NWO Morgan, spew is hate of our nations laws. The law in the USA says everyone of us has a right to self defense against anyone, be they a young man high on prescription drugs a psychiatrist insisted he be on, or a agent of government intent on either his own criminal desires or the criminal intent of the government supervisor or chief he answers to. Our nation was founded when Great Britain tried to take our guns. Our ancestors told the King and his solders to come and take them if you can. What do most gun owners say today to Morgan and the NWO? Come and take them if you can. SEE WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR NWO, it will be obliterated with the people standing with it.

    January 7, 2013 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  54. SSGT Johnson USAF

    1. Stop antagonizing your listeners and those you're debating using the phrases "blown to bits" regarding small children 2. Stop using a macro scale to say the US has the worst gun violence of any nation. On the macro yes, however WE DON'T HAVE CONSISTENT GUN LAWS COUNTY TO COUNTY STATE TO STATE like the UK & Europe. Places like Chicago and DC which have the most prohibitive gun laws in the US are the most violent. There's an undeniable connection there. We also have over 300MM weapons in the US how many decades of oppression and fear from violence will we have to endure to full go weapons free?

    January 7, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  55. Pete

    Interesting mix here. Piers doesn't think that his opinion has crossed a political line and does not deserve to bea justification for deportation. But his guest, Alex Jones has been barred from entry to the UK because of his outspoken views about Muslim terrorists.

    Piers should go.

    January 7, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  56. Donald

    Morgan keeps bringing up the crime @ Sandy hook. He seems to be hanging on those poor defenseless victims, as if his talking about them could have defended them. What could have saved them all, would have been one person at the seen taking aim at the man that did the crime and killing him on the spot. The reason no one could have done that, is the law said no one is allowed to bring a gun on the school grounds. Notice only the law abiding people give a dam about the law. The mass murderer, only cared about the fact the law protected him from being shot and killed in defense of the kids he mass murdered. Did the video games put him up to it, did the drugs he was on put him up to it, did his psychiatrist put him up to it, was it a false flag terror attack by our government? Those are all question, but no one was there to protect the kids, none of the teachers, none of the administrators, no one and that is the way the law demanded it be.

    January 7, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  57. Deni Nichols

    Piers is absolutely right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 7, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Marci Calloway

      No S**t Piers is ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!!!

      January 7, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  58. HJR

    Let's just say you are sleeping in your bed tonight, your children sound asleep in their rooms, and suddenly you are awaken by the sound of your livingroom window being pried open. You send your husband to investigate the noise and he screams back at you "honey get the kids!" You jump out of bed and rush to the kids. You are scared because you've never heard your husband sound so afraid before. You hear shouting and your furniture crashing in the other room. Thankfully you have your cell phone and you call 911. (And why are you calling 911? Is it; because you want someone with a gun to show up? Maybe, maybe not.) So you get through to 911 as you hear your husband scream, your children are sobbing and clinging to you. You are all terrified of the unknown coming from your living room. Then suddenly the kids door flies open and an intruder is standing there with a knife in his hands, You see his face the crazed look in his eyes. You start to cry as you nitice blood on his face. Before you know it your are fighting for your life and for your childrens's lives becuase this psychopath is trying to slay you. But you won't know if the police ever show up becuase you are dead.

    I know there is a really low probability of this ever happening to you. But it is more likely that an intruder will break into your house than your children being shot at school.....

    Owning a gun does not mean that something bad won't happen to you, but it gives you an advantage. Just look up Luby's massacre and see what survivor Suzanna Gratia Hupp has to say about the second amendment and gun ownership, or look up what happened at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

    I got my gun and I know how to use it!

    January 7, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  59. BarbJR

    It was not until recently that I re-read the 2nd ammendment of the Bill of Rights since American History. For years, I believed the NRA and pro-gun retoric that the 2nd ammendment specifically states that our right to bear arms is protected. After hearing a CNN interview, I realized it was not that straight forward. After reading the 2nd ammendment,I realized that our founding fathers seem to have something different in mind. Those against gun control seem to ignore the first statement, and by the position in the ammendment I would think is the primary point: the first phrase in the 2nd ammendment is "Because a well-regulated militia is necessary to national security...". Then, the second statement is ..."the right of the people to keep and bear arms may not be infringed." To me this means the right to bear arms is tied to having a country of people with weapons that they would take with them, if a there was a war and individuals required for a national militia. Over most of the last century, any one who volunteered or was drafted into military service were provided with required weaponry. Therefore, the right stated in the 2nd ammendment really is obsolete. But, more than that, it certainly does NOT give any protection for a citizen to own military quality and style weapons. I don't believe our fore fathers could have ever have envisioned a regular citizen whelding a military killing machine whose use should be for war. I can understand a shotgun, a rifle, a pistol or a revolver with a regular size clip for use for hunting, home protection, target shooting. But I can't understand a military weapon that can discharge so many bullets in seconds being in the hands of anyone but trained military personel. I know many don't agree with this, but I can't agree with children being mowed down by high tech military weapons. Seems we should be able to reach some compromise.

    January 7, 2013 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mike Russell

      I concur with you Barb. It says well regulated militia and that means regulated by the Majority. In todays world it doesn't mean regulated by the NRA or the gun manufacturers. The NRA is suffering from megalomania and I want to let them know that they, the manufacturers, and their lobbyists are not in control. We, the majority are the ones that determine what the rules should be.

      January 7, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  60. Big G

    Can't wait to see Alex Jones make mince meat pie out of this guy tonight.Go Alex

    January 7, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Big G

      I should of called Morgan Sir Dudlly Do Right!

      January 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  61. Mike Russell

    Mike Russell If I as an American want change and the majority of America wants change , and in this case, common sense changes; then its change we shall have regardless of what the minority might have to say about it. We look at the issues, we figure out what is wrong and then we fix it. Simply put, that is how it works in the USA. The NRA and the gun manufacturers don't make the rules. Actually they are most responsible for the proliferation of guns in our streets and doing so by using their own interpretation of the second amendment. Those two are joined at the hip and it is time for change. I am a veteran and a long time gun enthusiast and as a member of the majority of America I SUPPORT change, and the time is now. I will not relent and I join a bi-partison effort for change.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  62. Rick Lieberknecht

    The 2nd amendment is to protect the people from a tyrannical oppressive Government. And if you are dumb enough to believe that a well-spoken charismatic leader will never deceive the masses again you’re a fool. It is our Right to protect ourselves. Hitler killed the entire Police force in Germany in one night. The German people could do nothing. And it has happened in countless other countries Millions Exterminated. So thousands may die now. Or Millions Later. Don’t be so naïve.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  63. bh

    Please send this man back to his own country. He is not a AMERICAN, he is here living in our country taking his salary here and trying to tell our citizens what to do. He over talks his vtstors and is so rude. watching him now he has no idea what to say now acking like he is so nice. He needs to go home he makes me sick, AMERICAN need to seed this Man home, he just sit there telling a man talking on our rights to shut up. NEED I SAY MORE> I WILL SIGN FOR THIS MAN TO LEAVE OUR GOD LOVING COUNTRY.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • cnawolski

      Bh, your grammar needs some work.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • COCO

        .I agree with you 100 %, what do you want? Is ignorant illiterate, before talking about GUNS, SHOULD RETURN TO SCHOOL

        January 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Inez

    Piers I support you 100%. You handled yourself well and mannered against moron for brains Alex form infowars. It was obvious that he wouldn't let you speak, when he asked questions he wouldn't let you answers, when you asked questions he'd move on to another topic and repeat that your question was irrelevant. I am a true American not this Alex degenerate. He's the one who should be deported, not you, not by a long shot. Alex sounded and acted like a preschooler, is it any wonder why other countries hate America? Deport Alex NOW!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  65. Lisa Lucas


    I'm listening to Alex rant. He's pathetic. It's perfect.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  66. Mike Russell

    Here's a little food for thought...the NRA says that it has about 4 million members...stats show that about 58 million people own guns....out of a population approaching 400 million people.....if the overwhelming majority of this country wants change, then that is what is going to happen, PERIOD.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  67. John

    Mr. Morgan, Thank you for trying to interview that piece of crap Alex Jones. This has reinforced my belief that pro Gun Owners are the same a**holes that were bullies in School. What a piece of crap of person. Thank you Mr. Morgan. Our country needs more civilized people like you. They should deport Alex Jones, we dont need crap like that on our streets

    January 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  68. Mats

    Amazing "interview", Piers! Great that these type of people get to speak out in television. It certainly doesn't help their cause. If there is anybody that should not be allowed to possess a gun, it is this type of unstable personalities. I'd be amazed if he doesn't blow up in the studio. Hopefully he is not armed...

    January 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  69. Kapila

    This guy did not come in for a meaningful debate: He even forget where his ancestors came from !! ANother distant planet called AMerica !!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  70. Jack bass

    Pearce kick that freaking nut off of the air he just wants argue , that man belongs in a nut house , Well maybe that isn't the right place drop him into some 3rd world country where he can carry guns and kill who everr he wants. And Just maybe we will be lucky and he will kill hiself.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  71. skm

    OMG.....This guy is a nut......why oh why couldn't they have gotten an intelligent person to debate this issue. I would like to have rational debate on mental illness. Wow....

    January 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  72. Walter

    Alex Jones is an idiot. He came off as I imagine most 'gun nuts' to come off – loud, irrational and unable to see the bigger picture.

    I have this question for Piers – In a country where rule of law is central to a democracy; in the last 50 years, how many police officers (including FBI & ATF & Customs) have been shot at, injured or died in the course of their duties? For that matter, EMS and Fire Officers? These are the primary people who are in direct line of gun policies – they should have a valid insight on gun laws.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  73. Luckydwg

    the thought of this crazy man Alex with a gun is rather scary..this segment will later be used as a commercial to advocate for Mental Health Assessments prior to gun ownership. He can't seem to even have a sensible debate. Not the best spokesperson for the 2nd Amendment in my opinion.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  74. PPPJ

    I believe this guy needs to have all of his weapons taken away and have a serious mental status exam. He seems to be bipolar or something, but clearly volatile, irrational and unstable.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  75. jesuissb

    I don't like Alex Jones, but I am in total agreement with him on this issue. I don't want a weapon for hunting purposes. I want to be able to defend myself if I need to. I live in a high crime area. The police do not respond quick enough to save my life in the event of a home invasion. How dare my government deny me the ability to defend myself and my family. Stupid gun control idiots think I should sit there and wait for the police? Really? Maybe you need to come to my neighborhood.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  76. ANR

    Watching the show tonight made me sad that people like Alex Jones (the guest) calls himself an American. He is a pathetic/small man who is clearly not educated and has a very narrow prospective. He’s loud, but I mean come on… Hitler, Mao, British burning cities down, deporting Pierce Morgan…. I hope the world does not think all Americans are heehaws like Alex Jones. What a nut case, and if he has a gun I hope he does not use it in anger- he is the type of guy I fear having a weapon.

    Pierce- You are always welcome in America and thank you for speaking on the behalf of the Educated population of America.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  77. elizabeth franco

    I admire Piers Morgan for having this ignorant excuse of an American, on his show, but stop giving him any more oxygen,
    can't speak without yelling?, how obnoxious! The second amendment has been stretched to extremes to suit those who are like this Alex Jones.
    Pretty sure the founding fathers did not intend it to be interpreted like this. Shame, shame!!!!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  78. Cheryl

    Alex Jones is not stable enough to own a gun. Scary guy. If he is representative of the NRA then none of them should own guns. I support you Piers.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  79. valerievaleraw

    Whoaaaa Nelly ! Sure hope Dr Sanjay Gupta is in the wings when this buy has a coronary. He is the poster boy of why there should be NO guns! Let's hope he's not spitting on Piers and that his breath isn't bad. What a creep!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  80. Mike Russell

    Mike Russell Today we live in an extremely complex world. From the days of our independence to present day, it is a very different world . Nothing anywhere remains static for to long. The world is dynamic. That means it is ever changing from one day to the next. You cannot keep up these insane ,static, arguments in this ever changing world. If you can not except change you are "doomed". When I see atrocities like Columbine, and Aurora, and most recently the worst I have ever seen, Newtown, as well as all the others of the past, I now know that we need some changes made not later, but right now. I want to see some sort of sensible changes made to our gun laws and so do the vast majority of Americans. What ever these changes will be, they will not be about taking your ever precious guns away. Regulation I can see. Registration I can see. The 2nd amendment is not changing. Automatics do not belong in the hands of the general public. High capacity magazines of more than 10 rds.should be outlawed immediately. Whatever changes are to come, I would hope there would be a Penalty to those who chose not to abide by these changes.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • BarbJR

      I have read several of your posts and responses and I appreciate your logical arguments and points. I agree that these issues need addressing now! Our culture is so huge that crazy, deranged and depraved people can hide in our society with ease; and apparently have no problems getting guns whose only purpose is for killing. It would at least help some if these killing guns weren't available. Thank you for sharing your points of view.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  81. Danielle

    Alex must have forgotten Indians were here first. Like most of his kind do. He sounds really ignorant.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  82. susan

    Thank you for giving this man the opportunity to make the very best argument for gun control....all by himself!!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Alex Jones is an angry ignorant man. He is right about one thing though. Angry ignorant people like him should not be given the time of day by the press.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  84. Alicia

    Why is this man even on your show. He is making gun owners look like idiots. Piers I respect you for keeping your cool. Why does he (Alex) feel like he has to rant to get his point across.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  85. Johnny Boy

    Wow what did they put in that guys water??
    As good example of why gun control is needed as any I can imagine.
    Scary guy..wrong meds or what?

    January 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  86. Daniel Meier

    Piers.... I want to apologize to you for this miscreant you interviewed tonight..... once he started imitating your accent he crossed the line. What an ignorant human being..... and oh my God he owns guns. Thank God most Americans are not like him, at least those who are civilized!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • option

      Wrong. Due to 40 years of under funded American education, there are enough misguided people like Alex that creates great risk for the stability of the country. Add the rich and powerful that are grabbing all the wealth for their immediate friends and family, and you have a serious power keg situation. Each side will fuel the bubble until...

      January 8, 2013 at 10:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Joe Shobe

        Gauging from discourse such as we heard last night, and the heat around this debate, are we wise to simply go after semi automatic weapons and large capacity clips? Might we better start this debate shooting for the stars (no pun intended)? I think the second amendment is no longer valid in present times, and that we need gun laws to regulate what can be owned, who can own them, where they can be carried and used, and what criteria one must meet to be a gun owner, full stop.

        January 8, 2013 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  87. K. L. Siddall

    Wow. Someone get this guy off the t.v. What a buffoon. Kudos to Piers for remaining calm while trying to educate this ding-bat. Any American who listens to his ranting without feeling total disgust should be very, very ashamed. (Piers, you're welcome in Canada any time. We prefer the enlightened.)

    January 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  88. No guns please

    Wow! Am I watching Piers "debating" with a "man" – a civilized "human being" who can "talk" and be rational?
    I clearly see a beast, barking loud, flooding Piers with obscene languages, completely barbaric, clearly dangerous that at any moment, with a gun in his hand, he will shoot you.
    Be careful Piers, you are not with a proper human being. This Alex Jones is a bomb, about to explode any second. And do the killing.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  89. Shawna McCartney

    Your guest tonight was completely insane! I am not your biggest fan, but this guy made you look credible. He is a total lunatic!!!!!!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  90. Peter

    Can you imagine dis-agreeing with this guy being invited to his home where he has access to guns ! He has miilions of followers : just like all red states voted for Mitt Romney : He got some 40 odd million people votes: SO is this guy and his followers _ 100% of NRA gangster !!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  91. Maria Cruz

    Mr. Piers' guest is so rude. This guest thinks that by screaming he is getting his point through but in reality he is just showing how ill-mannered and bad tempered he is. I am afraid of someone like him owning a gun and if he represents the people who are against gun control, I support 100% a law to ban semi-automatic guns and any other type of gun that can be used to mass murder.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  92. Vicki f

    Please, enough with those lunatics! Let his family deal with him, not the rest of America. These are the people that damaged, mentally ill people worship. Don't give them a forum for their insanity.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  93. Sam B

    YES... Hey Redcoat finally met your match bud. What happen tonight is what most of your guest wish they could tell you. Also you guys are cowards with the way you tried to smash his character after he left. You looked like two cowards that just got beat up and need to make excuses why you were beat up. We have a 2nd amendment if you do not like it please go back to the country where you will be put in jail.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  94. Greg

    Give that idiot some prozac. He has 50 guns. Poster child for gun control.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  95. Donald

    This whole issue of gun control is more about people that do not want to be bothered with even thinking about reality. They know when they get in the car, if they screw up as a driver, they could die in a bad accident, they know if someone else screws up badly they might become a victim of that persons accident, and they know if they do not drive defensively looking out for not only how well they drive but to avoid other people's accidents. So most people just drive and accidents happen and people die, most of them could have been saved if more people paid attention. That is true for guns, not enough people own them, not enough people carry them, and not enough people are ready to come to aid of people under attack. It is to dam much bother even thinking about it let alone physically having a gun on you, then the government harassment of gun owners kicks in and it is a wonder any of us are ready to kill men like the sandy hook mass murderer in the act. This is the reason more crime is not stopped with guns, so many people just do not have the time, energy, or will to arm themselves and be ready. And that is exactly what the UN and the NWO wants for us to be subject to any kind of tyranny they bring in.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  96. KathyinCal

    Wow, just watched Piers' interview and found Mr. Jones very scary. Of course Mr. Jones may make Piers change his mind on gun control, we all wanted Piers to shot Mr. Jones just to shut him up. I applaud you for your restraint and professionalism.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  97. thedude

    Pierce shouldn't have brought Alex on. Alex is far off, even for me. I'm a strong supporter of the 2nd amendment and don't agree with what much of Alex says. The whole time, I saw Pierce so calm and could see that he was setting Alex up to draw a big contrast. This will give Pierce ammo (no pun intended) to rant on future opposing guests. Alex went in so many directions that gun control wasn't really the focus of his talk; tyranny was. That didn't help his position.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • option

      Alex blew the deal for all who would like real change in our government and remove those who would jeopardize America's greatness for their personal gain. What an idiot. And by the way, in this day an age, we cannot win a modern war with just guns versus advanced military technology. We need to win with the media so the first line of battle is to push the ultimate truth through the media which are owned and influenced by the rich and powerful who are not currently demonstrating that they are true patriots for the preservation of the America... which includes a melting pot of nationalities. Enter social media and youtube....

      January 8, 2013 at 10:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  98. Solomon D

    Pier Morgan, you exhibited maturity and patience and if people like you should have a gun, I believe you will use it for a good reason. That man-Alex Jones displayed immaturity, awkwardness and pride and I don't think he can go beyond the borders of America and survive. Does he think he can go somewhere else in the world and behave this way? I love the fact that you did not argue with him because there is a saying that "don't argue with a fool because if you do, no one will see the difference". Alex, you are coward, ignorant and you hide behind guns to cover your wee inwardness. These words are my "guns".

    January 7, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  99. Drew

    Tuned into the show ans was amazed that this guy isn't on Prozac himself. He is the type of person I would be scared of.
    We aren't talking about disarming everyone. You want a handgun great have one. No one needs a high powered assault rifle to protect themselves. This guy is a conspiracy believer and a danger to society. Paranoid as hell

    January 7, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  100. Carol S

    Shame on you Piers!

    Not that I support Alex Jones and the way he rattled of, but, as a Canadian, I see his fears are valid. Unfortually snots like you and Mr Dershowitz are acting shamefully talking about Alex while he's not there to defend himself. It's like a little schoolyard tiff, and the 2 of you are gloating that you got Alex sent to the priciples office. And now that he's gone, you get to tell everyone else what to think.

    This should be a 3 way conversation, represent all points of view.

    And CNN, I challenge you to post this, I know this sentiment is outside of your realm of how you want the masses to think.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Maggie Rose McGrath

      Shame on you. DID YOU NOT HEAR WHAT HAPPENED> ALEX defend Himsellf:??
      ALEX was not willing to listen, or discuss. HE did a poor job of defending his beliefs. I agree with some of his past comments, but he is way over the cliff with most of his stuff. He would not have defended himself...he would have insulted more, cut down Piers and the other guest and screamed himself till losing his voice.
      He as a messenger, lost his message on the they ARE LEFT ONLY WITH THE MEMORY OF HIS RUDE ABUSIVE AND TOTALLY EGO Mania!

      January 7, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • option

      Alex and his show points out a lot of credible questions that Americans should be asking of our government operations, but I'm sorry, he is out of control. He was trying to use the platform to vent some of this and it all came out as if he was a lunatic. All he had to do is cite how Monsanto has conducted business through government manipulation over the last 100 years, then launch a more intellectual argument from there.

      January 8, 2013 at 10:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • K. L. Siddall

      I think you missed the point - one cannot have a 'debate' or even a conversation with Mr. Jones. He is a lunatic - out of control. Piers had no other option than to discuss Jones' comments after he left - as Jones didn't give him any opportunity to respond while he was being interviewed.

      January 8, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  101. catalina

    thank you Piers for having Alex Jones on your show, it confirms how a Wacko this jerk Jones is. He has proven his lunacy simply by his overboard reaction on national tv. These are the true IDIOTS!!!! CRAZIES!!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  102. John

    These Gun Advocates are idiots ... Weapons of Mass Destruction do not kill people, people kill people ...

    January 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • masterwasp

      Good thing we got those WMD in Iraq with billions of your tax dollars. Guess what ... they just stole that money from you, and furthered the agenda of removing your freedoms - now you have the patriot act, the TSA, horrid foreign policy, and the terrorist risk in America is this big, you need to have a 9/11 every month to make the risk of dying due to terrorist in america the same as death by driving. a 9/11 EVERY MONTH! Someone got duped into giving up all their freedoms ..... BTW ... Everyone knew there was no WMD in Iraq; Newsflash.

      It still takes a government to build the WMD – America has tens of thousands. Get rid of the nukes, and see how safe you feel when Iran has them. See the irony???

      "Condemnation without investigations is the height of ignorance" - Albert Einstein

      January 7, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • John

        Good Point ... well taken

        January 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • ococoob

        We got those WMD in Iraq???? They wasn't any to be found! Where'd you get that info?

        January 8, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • John

        Their position is "My Gun is Bigger than your Gun". Its not easy when life is so fragile

        January 8, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |

      PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE OKEY , AND AS THE KILLS? did you Want to tell me? as punching?

      January 7, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply

      PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE OKEY , AND AS THE KILLS? did you Want to tell me? as punching?

      January 7, 2013 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  103. Uncle Ben

    I know I would've punched this crazy if I were Piers Morgan. His picture should be in a dictionary, right above the definition of "d-bag".

    January 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ococoob

      Uncle Ben, take a valium and go to bed. Anger issues, eh?

      January 8, 2013 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  104. Ateirp

    Thank you for the debate. I highly respect you. Your passion for journalism and your high ethics. I am just concern how Mr. Jones conduct himself in a civil conversation. Think about if he have a gun in his hands with that temper??. Gun control should be reviewed. To drive a motor vehicle we have to get Insurance then a DL, and test our vision, ability to follow instructions and we can not operate a motor vehicle nor machinery while impair. Mr. Jones does not speak for Me, He is a minority. The majority of Americans are patient, decent, loving and hard working people.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  105. Walter Lyons

    Thank You Alex for showing the true colors of not only yourself, but the buffoons who follow you.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  106. Kerry

    Somebody take that man off the streets........for gods sake take his guns from him first.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  107. Uncle Ben

    Don't give that crazy a gun, he might shoot someone.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  108. ED

    Finally someone who had the guts to say the truth. All tyranny begins with gun control. I am glad Alex stood his ground and changed the debate by changing the dialog. Any one who is paying attention knows anti-depressants are flipping people out and the current administration along with congress are using the Newtown shooting as a platform to dis-arm the good guys because as we know bad guys always get what they want. This ineffective prohibition like the drug war are a failed costly policy. As an outstanding citizen I have earned my right to own any weapon I choose. Now because of some nut job I have to lose that right? I am Libertarian Rights are not on the table....

    January 7, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • option

      Yes, but he doesn't know how to deliver his message. Big pharma is cashing in on psycho, cancer, and whatever else they can conjure up and/or create from toxic foods uncontrolled by the FDA/EPA. There ARE things going on in the country that the media is avoiding because they are part of corporate family. We have no true investigative journalism as all are either scared or need to make a living. It really does seem that our system has been compromised by those who would grab all the power and wealth for themselves at the demise of others and ultimately our American greatness. It is quite obvious. We shipped out all of our jobs, bankrupted out country, got a large population of the planet to hate us, reduced education to a joke relative to countries like India and China, allowed massive amounts of chemicals into our food supply, etc.. Does that seem like something someone would do to a fellow American. This is probably why we now have crazy people like Alex running around. I call upon the rich and powerful to fix this problem ASAP or they will not be able to live in their utopia.

      January 8, 2013 at 11:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  109. SAmeena YASMEEN

    I sincerey wanted to join hands with my neighbours and at work to
    ban these assault weapons. Thanks to Piers who has addressed this issue, I could not have done any better, but I am with you Mr Piers Morgan and say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, we need to save our fellow citizens from the ones who want to capitalise guns for their own satanic desires. Truth will prevail, and these weapons will be banned for the future of America do not need guns but good ethical moral values. Just let me know how we can start in Florida- one small community and then move on to more neighbourhoods and then to all states. GOD willing

    January 7, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  110. Mary Smith

    The worst is, that the foriner is sitting there and teaching us what to do, He should go and live where he came from and we will figure out our problems ourselves.
    I think, that the problem is that people a mean and inattentive. Noone talk about things which brought them to a breakdown.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  111. Jennifer

    It’s unfortunate that it’s so often difficult to have a rational and meaningful debate on the issue of gun rights and control. The guest Alex Jones’ refusal to have a discussion doesn’t further the issue in any way. Frankly, it scares me to think people with such tempers have guns. The Second Amendment became law in 1791 and provides, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Who’s “regulating” Mr. Jones’ militia? The incredible military advances made since 1791 make it so our government could commit mass murder no matter how many guns the people have. Thus, it’s a poor argument that the guns are needed to protect against our government which has jets, drones, missiles, chemical weapons, etc.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  112. Tomster

    Piers is a damn idiot he needs to move back to where he came from

    January 7, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • APACHE

      And your parents or your grandparents where they come from?

      January 7, 2013 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  113. jim

    The Oklahoma City bombing was a horrible tragedy. We better ban fertilizer to Piers. I like the right to own a gun if I please.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  114. Jacob Durant

    Your welcome Piers Morgan and CNN for all your viewers tonight because of Alex. People don't care about your lying propaganda when it is shredded by FBI statistics.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  115. Mike

    Thank you Piers... The man is UNSTABLE and should not have any weapons... ZERO.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  116. Jake J

    How disappointing!!! WH responds, that the freedom of expression is what the 2nd amendment supports! That's right, freedom to commit unrivalled violence on the rest of America, that is all they can come up with? sad, sad.....

    Not surprised, though..............

    January 7, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  117. scaryguy

    The United States does not need semi automatic weapons available to everyday citizens. They kill many people in a short amount of time. A hand gun should be enough to protect whom ever needs protecting. The whole concept of carrying around weapons is completely bizarre to civilized countries. The US seems to be regressing into an extremely scary nation where violence is commonplace.It is completely false that more guns means less violence. The guest tonight is a prime example of why the general population should not be armed with semi-automatic weapons. He was out of control and made such a fool out of himself. His mocking of Piers was embarrasing. I think he will look back on that interview and have huge regrets, because no one will side with a raving lunatic. He was rambling because he had himself so worked up and he didn't make one credible point. He couldn't even answer Pier's questions. He damaged the case for upholding the second ammendment tonight.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  118. Ted

    Nice job Piers ask two recovering drug addicts if they think guns are bad... Oh yeah they are liberals.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  119. ann fitzgerald

    and Alex Jones...the winner!!! The one who speaks the truth and stands for liberty - it is his voice that rings in a new 1776!

    January 7, 2013 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • option

      NO. The loser because he couldn't sensibly articulate his point and mashed everything in to one rant that was incredibly raw, unorganized, and repulsive. He has some good points but blew it big time.

      January 8, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  120. Grant

    I feel bad for Piers Morgan to get blasted at by Mr. Jones. It was not his place to his anger out on television. Scary that this guy even has his own radio show. You would not want to meet him in a dark alley.

    January 7, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  121. cort

    piers I wish you would have just one of us common folk on your show to actually are what we feel about guns and the second Amendment instead of having these figure heads spouting their agenda. By the way, way to get handed your rear end to you and then come back with not one but two Kennedys. Well played sir. By the way, not every gun toting American believes the same crap Alex Jones believes.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  122. Barron Hydron

    HA HA, Up yours Piers Morgan, Guns are owned by citizens to shoot criminals, you don't stop criminals by disarming citizens. Only 358 Americans were killed last year by "Assault Rifles", hundreds more were murdered by knives and hammers...There are over 2 million felons walking around outside of prison tonight in America...The Sandy hook killer used hand guns, not the bushmaster AR-15 and this American government has been lying through its teeth in order to pass a new gun law that will be totally ignored by everyone.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  123. Rational Thoughts

    168 people died in oklahoma city bombing 19 were children. Pretty sure the are no background checks for 50 gallon drums and manure. Curious – should we make manure illegal? Evil finds a way the only way to stop the force is with equal or opposing force – I wish pierce would stop using the victums families to push his anti gun agenda.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Charles Thacker

      You have your info incorrect. Amonium Nitrate was used in that bombing and since then the FBI has been tracking any body who purchases it in bulk from feed shops and the like.

      January 7, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • masterwasp

        Yes you are correct Charles, Fertilizer - not Manure.

        Let us all also keep in mind the deaths due to the America healthcare system in 2011 and the number of deaths from that ... let's see ... 220,000+ people died due to medical errors an dprescribed drug complications in the USA ... About 15 TIMES more than guns killed ... even more than cars killed ... hmmm perspectives are good to have ...

        January 7, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • ococoob

        Don't obscure the issue here by relating medical errors to guns, ok? Stay on topic here. The issue is not taking away guns, it's why assault weapons are legal!

        January 7, 2013 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • masterwasp

      Reasonable point, I just think a loss of perspective to the entire issue can only be counter productive, as quite often happens. Columbine, Sandy hook, Holmes - Batman, all on prescribed psychotropics ... hard not to bring up drugs ... isn't it?

      January 7, 2013 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  124. masterwasp

    Let's get to the heart of this right now.

    Did guns do the killing? NO. They were the instrument though. Did the person do the killing? Maybe. But consider this: In both the Batman theater shooting and Sandy Hook, the common denominator was PRESCRIBED PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS! Big brand pharmaceutical psychotropic drugs were the common denominator, not even the gun types. The drugs were, and these are NOT rec drugs!!!! It behooves us to see the widest perspective possible and make the connections - the Sandy Hook shooter didn't take his rifle from the trunk of his car (look it up).

    We should be scrutinizing big pharma and the drugs they force down our throats for our "betterment" yet if you think about it, what trillion dollar company wants to put itself out of business? Big Pharma works hard to keep it a trillion dollar industry - by keeping you sick ... really think about that for a minute ...

    In closing Britain has the highest violent crime rate per capita - MORE THAN USA!!! Congratulations Britain! You got rid of your guns and your violent crime rate soared ... makes NO difference!!!

    January 7, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • SONYA

      IN THIS CASE WE WILL BAN AIRPLANES TOO, because when one falls ....... What idiots

      January 7, 2013 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  125. Paolo

    Hahahaha! Rockets, Armed Drones and Bombs kill more people than gun can but nobody is doing something to prevent the Rebels and Terrorist getting access to it. The govt. can spend Billions or even Trillions of Dollars to deploy troops to other country but can not even provided security on public places. HOW STUPID IS THAT?? What if the so called "Terrorist" attack? WOW! it is really amazing how many stupid people live in this world.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  126. Futureman1

    Thank you Piers Morgan for showing the underbelly of the gun culture...I tuned in late but whoever the clown was you had on representing the gun culture he is a prime example of the crazies that have manipulated the 2nd amendment into a pretext for insanity... I am politically to the right of Atilla the Hun and I have a defensive weapon but the militarization of civilian society is out of hand.. Where the hell are our leaders on this?

    January 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  127. Peggy Genebach

    WTG Piers, you had all the class and profound wisdom in this debacle of a debate. He showed his true colors, his violence, his ignorance. KUDOS to you. Thanks for saying what a lot of Americans think but have less balls to do so. I for one have said it all along. Love Ya

    January 7, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  128. Marie

    Piers – Why do you choose to interview people who are on the extreme fringe of the gun control issue? Your intent is obviously to make yourself, and your point of view, look superior to those with the opposing view. But you do not select guests who can intelligently, logically, and politely articulate the opposing view. This is both unprofessional and irresponsible of you as a journalist. There are plenty of gun owners in our country who are smart, responsible, compassionate, and articulate. But you wouldn't want to interview them because you wouldn't look as good and get as many people siding with you. Grow up Piers! Show us a real debate and some honest journalism!

    January 7, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • ococoob

      Where is YOUR moral outrage here yourself? Or are you a sociopath yourself? Piers is brave enough to bring this hideous issue out in the open. WE ALL NEED a serious conversation about the issue of assault weapons. Piers is only expressing outrage here like most of us are and want an answer to this.

      January 7, 2013 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  129. masterwasp

    Just remember what Albert Einstein said: "Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance."

    January 7, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  130. Andre

    All these people on here commenting are judging the messenger and not looking at the message itself. Yes Alex went off on Piers, that is evident. And he was very loud, true. But Alex knew he had to go into this "interview" or "debate" full steam ahead because Piers being the host of his show on a network that is funded by Rothchild controlled banking cartels all too often directs every debate and steers the conversation to suit the state controlled narrative. So Alex Jones had to shoot off actual facts that he didnt make up but that he actually got from the official FBI.GOV website. All his info was taken from that. Then Piers had to change the subject and tried to steer the conversation from Gun control to 911. People here are reacting to this debate soooooooooo quickly only basing their opinions on what they saw in the 10 minutes that Alex was allowed to speak or yell whatever you want to call it. But they dont do their OWN investigation into the data or information which is just ignorant. Einstein said that condemnation without investigation is the essence of ignorance. Then after he knew he couldnt take the overload of facts and info he sends Alex off and brings in his buddy to defend him becuz Piers couldnt defend himself. Quite laughable actually. I challenge people to just think for yourself, dont listen to Alex dont listen to Piers investigate things for yourself. See it with your very own eyes.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  131. masterwasp

    Here's proof straight from Britain statistics on crime; perhaps the USA should KEEP its guns ... if this is what Piers wants for America .. !? Kinda sick ...

    January 7, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  132. eb1966

    Hey, we have our first candidate for Wayne Lapierre's "National Databank of the Mentally Ill!"

    January 7, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  133. Thank you Pierce

    Thank you for exposing to the world how dangerous these dopes (Alex Jones &co.) are. It was amazing to watch how he could not even maintain his composure or contribute a single positive argument in the defense of his "cause". The so called second ammendment is not a divine creation; after all it is man made, written at a time when society and people were not producing severe cases such as this guy. Strangely enough, even though he does not believe that the government is benevolent, which is why he belives he needs to be armed, however he does not hesitate to cite the government's published crime statistics (FBI) to drive his point. Is there no way to kindly relieve these people of their miserable lives?

    January 7, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Solomon D

      I totally agree with you. I think people like him are a bunch of cowards and greedy. I am surprise he has audience who listen to him. It shows how America and the world is going down hill. I think insanity is a mild word to describe him.

      January 7, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  134. Solomon D

    People are calling for our mental health to be revamp. Would you guys agree that Alex should not owe a gun? if people like him should own a gun, then why not the lunatics? His behavior was obviously the epitome of madness, and I suggest the law enforcement agencies should be at his heels for his own safety and for the safety of others. You don't think he would have shot Piers if he had a gun? Crazy man!!!!

    January 7, 2013 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  135. Susana

    I cant agree more ... except that I do believe that people from the armed forces who are Serving or Veterans with honorable discharge should be able to get AR-15 because so far I did not hear that a Soldier or a Veteran used this weapon to create a massacre here in the US..

    Availability of weapons

    • Collectors licenses: any person wishes to own more that 5 guns at any given time, he/she shall be considered a collector. Collectors are required to pass tests for each of the weapons in their possession and must register with law enforcement agencies. Requirements for collectors are more stringent that for individual owners, including more comprehensive background tests and psychological evaluation.
    • Gun range operators: Range owners and operators shall be fully licensed and inspected by law enforcement agencies.
    • Gun show sales: These are another class of collector as defined above. In addition, they should be required to assure that they have complied with the same standard of licensing as gun range operators. The must assure that those who purchase weapons from them have the requisite license and insurance as suggested below.
    • Individual owners: When a person rents a gun for use in a range, he or she must show evidence of licensing and insurance similar to the requirement for renting a plane or car.

    Assault Weapons

    All assault weapons, military grade weapons, weapons designed primarily for law enforcement, may not be owned by or sold to sold to individuals. Certain types of these weapons may be available to duly licensed gun ranges specially equipped for such use for the sole purpose of educating and training of individuals who possess the requisite licensing for such training.

    This would be similar to the rules in aviation where an individual can learn to fly certain classes of jet planes providing they have the requisite prior level pilot license. Just as certain military jets are not available for public use, certain classes and types of assault weapons, high velocity ammunition, automatic and semi-automatic weapons would not be available to the general public.
    Retroactivity and Enforcement

    All of these requirements shall be applied retroactively, giving current gun collectors, range operators, retail sales stores, gun show participants, and gun owners ample time to comply.

    Such regulations would permit any peace office to request proof of registration, licensing, and insurance in the manner as vehicles and aircraft. Violators would be subject to fines, confiscation of the weapon, and/or imprisonment for failure to comply.

    If a weapon is used in the commission of a crime, both user and the registered owner or seller would be subject to penalties.

    January 7, 2013 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mark Smith

      Totally against the Second Amendment and what our forefathers were thinking when they wrote the Second Amendment.

      January 8, 2013 at 9:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  136. Anon E. Mouse

    The most incredible thought I came away with after seeing this wild eyed indecipherable outburst is that this Alex guy walks upright and actually votes. I've never heard of Alex Jones but he makes Rush Limbaugh look calm, docile, and rational. I was certainly entertained if somewhat underwhelmed.....

    January 7, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  137. Susana

    I am from Europe like Piers (not from the UK like him) I am married to an Army Soldier for 11 yrs. who served in combat 3 times for this country and is a gun fanatic. I on the other hand do not like guns. I hate gun because I did not grew up with guns or in an environment where a lot of guns were used guns are dangerous in my eye, but I respect the rights and the view of the American people. My children are americans. Believe me we had many discussions on owing a gun due to our children but as I said I respect the view of the Americans ther for my Husbands.
    My comment on all this is one thing...
    Yes as an american you have the right to bear arms...and your should... if it is for governmet or for your family or business what ever ....for your protection that is how I understand the 2nd amendment.
    But as a foreigner who lives in america over 10 yrs I am asking doesnt a regular Hand gun or a rifle fulfill this???
    Why does it need to be a semi automatic ???
    It wasnt hand guns or rifles that was used in the past 6 months massacres other wise I doubt it would had been massacres. We need a strikter law to reduce the massacres ( I doubt we can reduce the violence) those masive and many killings in 1-2 min.
    I do believe even the once who are for this stupid crap of deporting Piers, the people who are furious about this and want to protect their right can agree with that. Its not realy about the right to bear is about not the right of killing inocent children and adults in less then 2 min. and unfortunatly a knife or a bat does not do that.
    We dont need massive shootings where inocent people get killed like in the eastern Countries everyday.

    January 7, 2013 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  138. Donna

    I that guy Jones a spokesman for the NRA? Is he the typical owner of assault weapons? Disrespectful, nasty, mentally challenged and a danger to our society

    January 7, 2013 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • rogerb12b

      LOL. No it's just you being brainwashed and that's what you were seeing and experiencing.!! LOL. Good luck.

      January 8, 2013 at 1:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
  139. shawn poland

    the aftermath from alex jones: youtube dot com/watch?v=v0sE9hAXXB4 interesting how piers wanted him to leave. gee cant handle the truth? its nice how you keep making it bigger. WHAT IS will always win against WHAT FEELS!

    January 8, 2013 at 12:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  140. Janet

    People with anger issues should not have a guns!

    January 8, 2013 at 12:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • rogerb12b

      don't mistake anger with passion there's a fine line you just can't diferentiate

      January 8, 2013 at 1:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  141. rogerb12b

    People who believe in piers and want to see both sides of the story go to amberlyonlive DOT com and just watch the first ten minutes of her interview with alex on jan 7 2013 please and wake up america.for the sake off all of us!!!!!!!!

    January 8, 2013 at 12:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  142. Ski

    My concern about guns is people like Alex have a hidden agenda, They are preparing for a war whether its racial or Government. People like him scare me because they are probably hording assault guns in some camp or even support radical groups like the KKK. I do believe people should have the right to bear arms but lets get a hold on how and who has access to these weapons. I myself now feel like I need to have guns at home to protect myself from people like him.. He discriminated Piers Morgan and I am sure he feels that way about other groups of Americans....not the first time I've heard people say " We should deport people back where they come from." I have served 20 years in the Armed Forces and I may not believe in all the Government does but it is my Government and their are ways to handle these problems. The Armed Forces, Police and CIA or FBI are our neighbors, friends, family and citizens so i doubt we will go into a civil war..

    January 8, 2013 at 1:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • JeniB

      @Ski - Very well said. I completely agree. Thank you for reminding us that our family, friends, and neighbors are the military, police, etc. Jones is certainly reminiscent of too many hate-speakers of the past... his condescendent mocking of Piers's accent was so childish, so malicious. We must not forget where such intolerant views got us throughout our country's past.

      January 8, 2013 at 4:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
  143. Don

    I plan to attach a logo to my mailings, emails, etc where possible: LIVE BY THE GUN... DIE BY THE GUN.... with bloody red commas placed as an underline to represent blood drops to the word DIE in oversize "thickhead" font also in bloody red. I can't illustrate it here. What do you think ? Good idea?


    January 8, 2013 at 1:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  144. rogerb12b

    Piers Morgan and his followers google "the battle of athens restoring the land of the law" or look it up on youtube I bet you didnt know that happened in august 1946 HERE IN AMERICA.

    January 8, 2013 at 1:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
  145. Don

    I plan to attach a logo to my mailings, emails, etc where possible: LIVE BY THE GUN... DIE BY THE GUN.... with bloody red commas placed as an underline to represent blood drops to the word DIE in oversize "thickhead" font , also in bloody red. I can't illustrate it here. What do you think ? Good idea? Then you may use it too.


    January 8, 2013 at 1:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  146. giselle santa monica

    Why not get passionate? If they have their way we'll all be walking around like stepford people; afraid that a drone might notice our voice got too high or anger was detected. Bless Alex Jones, he's living and breathing this stuff 24 hours a day so he can spread the word; big brother isn't coming; big brother is here. I don't have to agree with everything he says; but he's telling us things that are not shared on television. I have listened to him for decades it seems; I have never seen him this rabid; but I understand why. It's frustrating as hell when most people are dead asleep on their watch; pay attention; democracy requires participation and read his website for those who find his conviction an assault.

    January 8, 2013 at 1:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • option

      He blew the deal. Too aggressive and out of control. The mechanism for executing democracy is broken so we need to find a new method. Write to your congressman... really??? I can just see it now, Joe congressman reading emails from citizens, then going to countless daily meetings with lobbyists and corporation and doing what is right for his/her career and family wealth. Nice. Our only hope is the Internet and social media. Through it we can reveal the truth to the masses and then have a real debate on who is making the right decisions toward making America great once again.

      January 8, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  147. Tammy Talmadge

    It was during Alex Jones' '1776' remark that I realized he needed psychiatric intervention and the immediate confiscation of his 50+ firearms. Piers, if you get deported, TAKE ME WITH YOU.

    January 8, 2013 at 4:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  148. laura

    So, let's try to understand each other... the American's who wish to own military assault style weapons are waiting for their democracy to fail, for anarchy to set in, and to then defend their homes with military assault weapons to protect themselves.
    They are waiting for the day it will be necessary to gun down hundreds of people swarming their homes in a thirty second period of time. The homeowner's will shoot out their windows against anyone on their property- neighbour's seeking food or shelter, military seeking to secure the area, even children swarming the yard to play. The homeowner' s will sit with their endless stocks of food, water, ammunition and prepare for decades of fighting the enemy within America.

    Why not talk about these fears as they seem quite central to why American's are buying enough ammunition to kill thousands of people in order to protect themselves. If the end is coming to the American democracy, and we are all going to collapse into something quite cataclysmic in terms of society, we should also talk about how we are going to help each other... rather than to assume the solution is to have more bodies than one could even burry piled up on our front lawns, and in our back yards.

    When the gun owner feels that the brave men and women in the American military is not loyal to all American's, it seems like quite an insult to them. As a non-American, who has met many military and their families while in California many years ago, these people were and remain the best, the bravest and most loyal of peoples in my experiences with them.

    So, Sandy Hook's little children and their teacher's do not matter, because banning the weapons that kill and terrorize American's children in school is less important than the bigger issue... preparing for the end days of the american republic.

    The reality is that American's do not need these weapons of mass terror and destruction. They need for their children to be safe in school and free from terror. Any one of my daughter's teacher's could disarm someone with a knife by throwing a chair at them. An assault weapon is impossible, just impossible.

    For those American's who buy guns, they should carry insurance in the event that their weapons are used to kill innocent people. When a parent has a son who is mentally unstable in any way, this parent needs to keep their military assault weapons at a gun shop or somewhere off the premises. A hand gun or simple rifle should be enough protection within the home. One does not need more than a hand gun or riffle to go to school, attend a movie or pick up groceries.

    As a non- American, I'm wondering when your neighbour's will need rocket launchers, guided missiles and drones airplanes in the garage, just in case a homeowner wants to kill the hordes of fellow America's well before they reach their own property lines.

    Perhaps everyone in America needs to calm down... Piers Morgan is not leading the charge for the British to invade America.... he seems to be speaking for those who can not speak anymore... those perfectly innocent little children from Sandy Hook, who did not deserve to have dozens of bullets shred their tiny little bodies, ripping the life from them.

    God bless you all down there, in America... We sleep just fine without a gun in our home. If there is a disaster and looter's are everywhere, we will go to a save place and prepare to start our lives over when law and order is restored to us.

    We have a little boy and a teenage daughter. Our toddler would put the gun in his mouth and then squeeze the trigger out of curiosity. Our daughter would know where it is in the house, as she knows where all the hidden things... she has been bullied severely in school and we would not want her to have access to any weapon.

    SO, most families are this way... we need to look at the real threats to our safety,rather than engage our time worrying about the end days of your democracy. Sandy Hook can happen anywhere in America- that is now. Deal with threats to your children now. The end days preparation will not matter if your child does not come home from school alive.

    January 8, 2013 at 8:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  149. JackB

    Too bad Alex Jones isn't civilized or respectful. If his goal was to prove that he is aggressive, obnoxious, irrational, and an abusive loud mouth then I guess he was successful. I tuned out after the first break beacause I was sick of listening to Alex's tirade. He had a lot to say but nothing intelligent. It is frightening to think that this individual has weapons. Maybe he needs a mental health evaluation before he snaps and causes the next gun tragedy. He acted like he was trying to start a fist fight. I wonder if he was the school yard bully. He is an embarrassment to those of us who are rational reponsible gun owners.

    January 8, 2013 at 10:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mike Botula

      After the first 30 seconds, I found myself hoping that two burly mental health workers would sweep out onto the set with a butterfly net and a straight jacket and cart this idiot away to the funny farm. Piers has had some very animated, opinionate people on his show, but this was beyong the pale. To me, Morgan's guest totally made the case why firearms need to be kept out of the hands of certain people. Piers also made a great point by saying that we Americans have to have an open discussion on the fears of many that somehow having a basement full of firearms is the only thing standing between our democracy and a new dictatorship. And to everyone who tuned before the show moved on, you missed some very valuable assessments and comments by Alan Dershowitz and the two Kenney cousins. Stand your ground Piers

      January 8, 2013 at 10:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  150. Burke

    Piers is British. This is an American issue. Why doesn't he go back to London and work for the British Tabloids. Lets here Jerry Springer go over their and have a talk show about how they don't need a cup of tea. Piers also stated that he cant buy certain french cheeses cause they might be unhealthy, i suggest he goes to Walmart, buy some dangerous weapon of mass destruction assault killing machine military style gun and ammunition and eat it.

    January 8, 2013 at 11:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joe

      Common, can we elavate the conversation, please.

      January 8, 2013 at 11:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
  151. MG

    "The only way to stop a bad guy with an assault rifle is to take away the assault rifle! Grow some cojones and use your hands, assault rifles in a civilian's hands are cowards." To the one who wrote that, be my guest, go ahead and take all guns from the bad guys. Leave the guns with the good guys as apparently you do have the cojones to do all of that!

    Piers Morgan, go jump off the nearest pier and save both the UK and the US your lame brain Neville Chamberlain stupidity!

    January 8, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  152. Dr. Roman de Caesar

    So, when is the going away party for Mr. Morgan? He said he would leave the country if his position was defeated. It was, so, when can we expect this Nazi to either leave on his own, or be deported.

    Personally, I can't wait.

    January 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • DR. ROMAN DE ITALY ???


      January 8, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • DR ROMAN DE ITALY???

        I forgot, you call a person against weapons " NAZI "?
          Man will be fine if you go back to school or college and study the history of the world quite ignorant PHYSICIAN

        January 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Nancy

    As a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother I have always been interested in the welfare of our children. Last nights interview with the gentleman who supports the NRA's position on gun control was an example of uncontrollable outrage against Piers Morgan who only attempted to interview him and present his viewpoint. Today I read the following article on my Facebook Page and thought this would be a lot more convincing than the outrage Piers' Guest presented. I do not and have not liked guns since I was a child because I witness a gun accident victim at the age of 8. But it was the fault of the person with the gun who caused the accident not the gun itself. Here is the article I wish to contribute. Thank you and keep up the good work of presenting thought provoking stories.
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    December 29, 2012 in Guns
    by Bob

    Guess our national leaders didn’t expect this. On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.
    They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness.. The following is a portion of the transcript:
    “Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.
    “The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain’s heart.
    “In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA – because I don’t believe that they are responsible for my daughter’s death.
    Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel’s murder I would be their strongest opponent.
    I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy — it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.
    Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
    Your words are empty air.
    You’ve stripped away our heritage,
    You’ve outlawed simple prayer.
    Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
    And precious children die.
    You seek for answers everywhere,
    And ask the question “Why?”
    You regulate restrictive laws,
    Through legislative creed.
    And yet you fail to understand,
    That God is what we need!
    “Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation’s history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine’s tragedy occurs — politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts.
    “As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA — I give to you a sincere challenge.. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone!
    My daughter’s death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!”
    – Darrell Scott
    Do what the media did not – – let the nation hear this man’s speech. Please send this out to everyone you can.
    God Bless

    January 8, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  154. TonyB

    Alex Jones is obviously uneducated, unrefined, and totally uninteresting. He probably walked away thinking he got the best of Piers Morgan. What a bafoon.

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  155. Bella

    Keep up the good work Piers!

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  156. Don short

    FAST/FURIUOS obama admintration did a great job handling that. How many fully automatic weapons where given to criminals. Did they do a background check on them?

    January 16, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  157. S.O.

    God Bless you for what you are doing to protect children. Thank you!

    January 16, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  158. CC

    Pierce Morgan just called the mentally challenged "Crazy People" after a long discussion including mental health on Anderson Cooper.

    January 31, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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