Roughly six hours after learning that President Barack Obama and the White House had denied a petition to have the host deported, "Piers Morgan Tonight" returned to the airwaves, dedicating a live broadcast to an issue that remains paramount to the health and future of the United States: "Guns in America."
Three weeks prior, host Piers Morgan had welcomed Larry Pratt, the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, for an interview that proved combative and contentious, as the guest promoted his perspective, saying "evil's in our hearts. Not in the guns."
On Wednesday, Pratt returned for another spirited discussion with the host, during which he disputed various figures centered around murders in Britain and Wales:
"The data that you are using for the murder rate in England is a sham. There's a monumental miss-reporting of what constitutes murder," claimed Pratt. "If three people are murdered, it's likely to be counted as one event."
Of no surprise to those who regularly watch the show, Morgan didn't take too kindly to such a suggestion: FULL POST
On the heels of a denied White House petition to have the host deported, this evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" returns with a live program, continuing its coverage of the "Guns in America" issue.
As part of a show that promises to be both honest and insightful, tonight Piers Morgan welcomes the return of a Larry Pratt, the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America.
Roughly three weeks ago Pratt made his initial appearance, debating the host in a segment that was equal parts contentious and combative, with both men passionately making their respective cases.
Revisit Pratt's argument that "evil's in our hearts. Not in the guns," then tune in tonight at 9 for another live edition of a program that will focus on a topic paramount to the future of America.
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On Tuesday evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof and Southern Poverty Law Center's Mark Potok to the program to give their perspective on recent issues concerning gun rights and gun control.
Piers Morgan and his guests also discussed the infamously heated exchange between Morgan and radio host Alex Jones on Monday evening.
"As somebody who favors more gun control, I really hope that Alex Jones does more TV," said Kirstof. "I think, for your average Middle American in making the case, because people saw somebody who was foaming at the mouth, and they think, you know, this kind of person shouldn't be having - I think he said 50 guns around."
Potok also found little validity in Jones' on-air rant. "The important thing about what Alex Jones is about, what he represents, is that he has pushed out completely baseless conspiracy theories to literally tens of millions of Americans out there," said Potok.
Later on the program, Morgan's all-star panel comprising of attorney Gloria Allred, author Buzz Bissinger and Huff Post Live's Abby Huntsman gave their take on gun rights and gun control. FULL POST
As the story of an alleged rape involving high school students in Steubenvile, Ohio continues to draw national attention, on Wednesday evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited attorney's from both sides to provide their perspectives on a case that has exploded exponentially in large part due to the use of social media.
Following a string of summer-ending parties in August, a series of videos, pictures and messages revealed an underage teenage girl, who appeared to be unconscious, seemingly being sexually assaulted. A pair of high school football players are facing criminal charges of rape, with a trial scheduled for next month.
Joining host Piers Morgan live, Bob Fitzsimmons shared some insight as to the alleged victim's physical and mental state at the time of the incident:
"The allegations are that a young lady was unconscious. There is a picture that most anybody that has read or heard about this particular case has seen. If you look at the picture, there is little doubt that this young lady was unconscious," explained the attorney for the unnamed 16-year-old girl. "I don't care who you are, and I don't care where you are, a person has the right not to have their body invaded by another individual without consent. That's just wrong. And in this particular case, she was unconscious. And there can be no consent. There can't be assumed consent with this particular girl, with the state that she was in. And that's what this was about."
Later on the program Morgan welcomed Walter Madison, a defense attorney in the case, who offered thoughts on his client's current legal situation: FULL POST
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