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January 11th, 2013
12:55 PM ET

Clips from Last Night: Mark Kelly on the NRA; Nick Walczak on automatic weapons

On the heels of the nation's most-recent shooting incident, and as part of a continued initiative to address the issue of gun violence in America, on Thursday "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited Mark Kelly to share his incomparable insight and perspective.

The husband of Gabby Giffords, the former Congresswoman who was shot in the head as part of an assassination attempt roughly a year ago, Kelly is a gun owner and self-described "strong supporter" of the Second Amendment. But despite feeling that the National Rifle Association "does a lot of great things," Kelly is frustrated with the NRA's seemingly lack of interest in addressing the escalation of gun-related incidents in the United States:

"A large part of American society that realizes there's a problem and realizes that we could come up with some common sense solutions to address this terrible condition we have in the United States," said Kelly. "I would like to talk to them [the NRA] about what does their membership actually feel, and maybe, you know, we could come to some, you know, common sense solutions on some of these problems. You know, we're not going to agree on everything, but ... this is just happening way too frequently."

About six weeks after the incident in Tucson, Ariz. that left Giffords critically injured, another shooting occurred at Chardon High School in Ohio, during which six students were shot, three of them fatally.

Nick Walczak was fortunate enough to survive, but has been left paralyzed from the mid-chest down. Joining Piers Morgan live on Thursday, the 18-year-old who was shot four times made a case for stricter law:

"What I'm going to say is something needs to be done. Kids go to school. They don't choose to go to school. And they're not protected in school," said Walczak, referencing the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook in Newtown, Conn.

"Fully automatic weapons, like you said, they are unneeded. What would you need a fully automatic weapon for? My opinion is something needs to happen. It really does."

Watch the clips and listen to the interviews, as Morgan, Kelly, and Walczak all express their individual opinions, collectively agreeing that more guns is not the answer.
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  1. JBev

    Piers Morgan,

    I have watched for weeks now as Piers Morgan has created a circus out of the entire issue of gun control before the American People as he misrepresents only those facts which conveniently support his point of view and ignores or shuts down those which disagree. This is not enlightenment, nor is it even remotely infotainment, it should be, at best, considered journalistic malpractice from a man who has already destroyed his own credibility in Britain, and is currently destroying that of your network.

    The more openly liberals express contempt for the protections of the Second Amendment, and the more vigorous the attempts to distort its meaning and press for infringement, the more profoundly demonstrated is its need.

    We do not live in Britain. And, even if gun control actually proved any real reduction in overall crime there, the culture, economics, and psyche of America are much different than Britain’s. This alone should be enough to realize that the United States would be mistaken to follow any policies of a country which, by now, has rendered itself fairly irrelevant in the conscience of the global community, and, I would politely suggest that Mr. Morgan is welcome to return there, it they will have him back.

    JBev – Democrat
    Tucson, AZ

    January 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rick

      What fact did he get wrong?

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

        Do you really need to ask that??? It would quicker to list what facts he got right. See video at the bottom of the page.

        January 11, 2013 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • Clint

        go watch Ben Swann's Reality Check – if you care too. Though I tend to believe people like you really don't care about reality, really. Neither does Piers.. Piers is just a hitman for the globalist who control your money (or lack of), make that your currency (stock certificates) and now want to control you through goverment.

        January 12, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • CR

        His stats are out of whack. There were just under 8000 firearm murders in this country in 2011 according the FBI. While this is no small number it's a lot smaller than the 11000 figure Morgan has been wrongly quoting. Furthermore, his continued use of Britain's gun murder rate is misleading. Agreed gun murders in Britain are low, but what he doesn't point out, despite having a virtual gun ban, that the violent crime and murder rate in Britain is one of the highest in the Western World. The Swiss, Germans and French, who are some of the largest gun owning nations in the world, ranked 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively in terms of private gun ownership, have murder rates that are 40% lower than Britain's. If we subscribe to Morgan's argument that more guns mean more crime, then these three European countries should by virtue have significantly higher homicide levels than gunless Britain, but they don't.

        January 13, 2013 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
      • Veronica

        http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/50208495#50208495

        How about the FACT that a rifle was not used????

        January 13, 2013 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Tony Boiardi

      Really,
      Great Britain is irrelevant really ? Let me explain this to you ! Great Britain is one of the 5 permanent members of the security council, which means it gets to veto anyone at the UN it so wishes to do so, just like the USA France Russia and China. The five most important countries in the world right now. As for your point about how irrelevant the Country of Great Britain is on the world conscious, You forget the Great Britain still heads up the single largest trading bloc of people in the world called the commonwealth.
      As a country of less then 60 million people, it still ranks 5th in the largest industrial nations in the World , and i suppose you would call that irrelevant too.
      It is only sad that the so called ignorant fools in America use stereo type propaganda of bashing other countries to make a point of pure nonsense. You call Great Britain irrelevant to make a point that you support the second amendment, or to say that you do not support what Mr Morgan is stating in his position against Guns ?
      Just remember there is a considerable portion of the USA that has the same opinion as Mr Morgan, therefore i take it that your position would therefore be that anyone with an anit second amendment position is irrelevant ?
      A country has nothing to do with anything apart from the USA, to admonish belittle or slag off another nation based on your idiotic ramblings of worthless opinion of the value of Great Britain , just makes you look like a real stupid idiot.

      As for the contempt for the second Amendment, I fear like most people you have no idea what the Second actually means, apart from in the vast looseness of the press writings. The second amendment and the fourteenth are fundamentally intertwined, The right of privacy and the right to bear arms are linked together. Yet unfortunately most Americans wish to remove the rights of most American women granted to her under the 14th amendment by creating limits to her rights ? yet is is those same people that fight against limits to the 2nd Amendment.
      Would you call all anti abortionists in the USA fools, idiots or anti American for supporting the Right to life ? at some point most people will say there is no absolute on anything.
      be careful in your characterization of other nations, obviously xenophobia is alive and kicking in your household..

      January 11, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • tkinil

        Then take him back, please.

        January 13, 2013 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      That is why Piers is next to the last in the cable talk ratings. The only person he beats in the ratings is Anderson Cooper.

      January 11, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Lou

        I couldn't possibly disagree more. Piers M. and Anderson C. are, by far, the best commentators on television. They are reasoned, reasonable, intelligent and well educated. It is a very sad testament to this nation that anyone would be so voluble in his or her put-downs of these intelligent men. For those of us who are also well educated, and who actually read newspapers, we see no liberal bias in the press- the truth is that reality is and will always be skewed toward the liberal (better) perspective.

        April 5, 2013 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Beth

      Piers I love your show and listen to it in Podcast form. How people can be so mean is beyond me and we wonder why our children attack others. The issue of guns is important. However, as far as the school shootings are concerned – why has no one asked the question "how are children that are bullied or socially awkward handled in school"? I can tell you. One of my sons was bullied. The bully had nothing done to them at all. My son was not only bullied but then he had to attend counseling on how to handle bullies. This hurt him even more. Did the bully attend counseling? No. This is how our schools handle bullies. They treat the victim by victimizing them even more. Talk about that. Talk about support for the victims and dealing with bullies. Maybe then they won't be so angry that they go out and hurt others. The schools add to the psychological harm done to this children. Deal with the psychology of all this as well.

      January 11, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Carl. Dixon

      Mr. Morgan, have you heard that your nation has four time more crime that the USA??? Apparently you found a tame horse in gun control and your riding him to death. Why don't you check to see how many are clubbed to death by some object, stabbed or beaten to death each year? Guns by percentage is far less with over 350 million citizens who own over 300 hundred million guns, one is more abt to be killed going to the mail box than by a gun. Go home Morgan, mess up something there!

      January 12, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Heck Thomas

      I have to agree with JBev. CNN must understand that we do not live in the eighteen hundreds. Today Americans can unit a lot faster than they could back then. People that do not want to declare Russia as a victor of the cold war can get together on line. The Internet can help everyone learn how the founding fathers felt about being forced tro become peasants again after the Revolutionary War. The Colt Peace-maker helps out.

      January 12, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. patricia janssen

    Piers, I watch your show every evening and just want you to know that I agree and
    support you on the Gun Control issue.

    January 11, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Clint

      The communist Chinese goverment also agrees wtih you. Via it's state run media front Xinhua it has called for Americans to be disarmed, arguing that the Sandy Hook massacre demands " no delay for U.S gun control" The communist party established by Mao Zedong which killed an estimated 40 -70 MILLION people by starvation, execution and re- education camps. The Mao Zedong who said " political power grows out of the barrel of a gun" These people also want American gun control. Maybe the world is a just tad bid larger and more complex than you think it is. Please go to the library and visit the history section.

      January 11, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. TR

    Peirs you are an idiot, more people are killed by drunk drivers in this country every day/year than by gun violence. Should we go back to prohibition and horse and buggy?

    January 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • RIck

      You have missed the whole point of the discussion. The problem is how fast a large number people are killed by a single weapon. Yes handguns and cars kill more people PER YEAR, but none of them kill as many people as fast as an assault weapon. That's why the conversation is about assault weapons and not cars.

      January 11, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • kantill

        Rick you missed the facts that Piers wont tell you. The "assault" rifle makes up less than one percent of all gun related deaths in the US. It's not the weapon they want you to believe.

        January 11, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Riderguy1

    Something that Morgan and his ilk might want to consider is that the homicide rate (much more relevant than gun related deaths only) is higher in England, Scotland and Wales than in Vermont.

    Vermont has almost no restrictions on gun ownership and anyone is allowed to carry concealed weapons. You don't even have to be a resident of the state - just passing through is good enough. So if Piers really wanted to help out the US and England he should be encouraging everyone to be more like Vermont!

    January 11, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rick

      Unless you can somehow prevent all types of homicides with a single solution, I suggest you start concentrating on helping to eliminate at least homicides due to assault weapons.

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

        Rick that makes zero sense, if you want to make an impact on murder why would you start with the lowest percentage of it? If they would come out and say that they want to ban all guns and take out of the homes of the people than I would believe you that you are trying to save lives. But that's not what they are doing and besides the proposed ban doesn't take away the guns nor the magazines it stops the sale of new ones, so we'll have them on the street.

        January 11, 2013 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • Clint

        google alcohol deaths, get honest, get real

        January 13, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jackie

        Better yet, goole “homicide do to assault weapons” and see what you get.

        January 13, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Roland Mast

    Peirs, I'll make this short. Unless legislation is brought in to identify idiots like Pratt, Jones and Shapiro and remove all weapons carried in public, I very much doubt there will be any improvement.

    January 11, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jose

      Idiots?? Can you please define idiot? Thats kind of a general term and an opinion. For example, I thought that Piers Morgan looked like an idiot repeating the same lines for about 20 min?!

      January 11, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • cancerman48

      Would you like to expound upon "Remove all weapons from public." We could very easily go with the extreme interpretation of this statement. Which would mean the immediate clousure of all weapons companies, "as they are operated in "Public"" All police officers would be banned from owning or using weapons as the are "Public employees." All military gear would have to be constructed strickly on military facilities, and could not be transported on any trains or low-boy trucks as these items transverse "Public Lands." Nobody in the military would be able to use any weapons as they "Civilian Volunteer's not conscript" Shall we continue with the Utopian ideas? So what would be the economical calamity caused by such drastic and immediate sestation of these operations?

      January 12, 2013 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. cancerman48

    I watched and listened to all sides last night. I have the utmost respect for the Honorable Gabby Giffords and the Colonel. The remark from Shapiro, may be viewed at out of place, yet I belive his intent was more directed at media in general than directly at Bucket Head. I enjoy lisetening to both knee-jerk reactions to this deplorable crime. However, nobody wishes to accept the data from the previous ban as anything more than hogwash. To create a false panick about subjet matter only creates to inflate this bucket heads failing viewership numbers, and inflate the stock value of these weapons manufactures. Funny Mr. Bucket Head never ever makes comment that some of these "disgusting" companies are owned by "Oh how dare I say this" a Eruopean country. Or that some of the uber lefts mesia's they so cherish had their dirty little fingers in forming such organizations as the "freedom group" why will this never be reported? The most disgusting thing this smug twit said was at the end of his program, "put down the koolaid and realy listen" his words were "of course I want America to be more like England!!" wow, this should scare any American that wishes for our existing democracy to remian. If more smug people like this exist, today this issue what will be the next item on thier list. Also a note of humor that one of the members of the BBC program Top Gear, "in jest" stated "please America it took us fourty years to get rid of this bafoon"

    January 11, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. HG

    It seems the debate over "assault weapons", which are nothing more than tactical semi-automatic rifles, is hinging on the necessity of free people to resist tyranny. Of course it is true that these arms serve that purpose, but that is not the only purpose they serve. Police carry these very same weapons and yet they do not fight an army or in any war. Police carry these weapons to defend themselves against criminals who illegally obtain and use similar weapons. Since criminals have these weapons and will have these weapons regardless of any ban, it is necessary and within our 2nd amendment right to defend oneself from such a criminal force. We need semi-automatics to defend ourselves not just from tyrannical gov't., but from the criminal element

    January 11, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • oldprof

      Fact: any household with a weapon is seven times more likely to have someone in that household killed with the weapon, than to have it used for the purpose of defense.

      January 11, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • kantill

        Where is the data to backup that statement? Sorry you are wrong with that statement.

        January 11, 2013 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jackie

        Where did you get that data? I have generations of guns in the home and never even an accidental discharge.

        January 11, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Brian

    HERE IS THE GUN CONTROL ANSWER! Dont take our rights and weapons away. Everyone who owns one or thirty weapons should be required by law to have a large safe to store thier weapons. A empty 500 lb save costs about as much as a Bushmaster and cannot easily be taken or broken into. Also everyone owning a weapon should be required by law to file a police report with serial number of any missing weapons within 24 hrs. Most weapons used in crimes are stolen and we must make it nearly inpossible for criminals and the mentally inpaired to have access to any weapon.

    January 11, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. jose

    wow ive had a lot to say?! Okay Piers Morgan

    January 11, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Danny

    If armed guards are placed in schools to protect children then one thought came to mind. The Fort Hood shooting with many guns abound the area did not seem to lessen the destruction done there.

    January 11, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • kantill

      Fort Hood was and is an "gun free" zone. If armed guards are a bad idea than ask your president to take his kids out of the school with 11 armed guards. Also ask him to not expect the tax payers to pay for him to have armed guards for life.

      January 11, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Mr. Spock

    Whenever anyone uses the words "common sense" or "you don't need", their argument becomes subjective and therefore non sequitur. But then again what has logic to do with pandering to the befuddled masses!

    January 11, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Clint

      Fellow Vulcan, ha ha, no really I hope your type of posting is the future. We live in the age of technology but we converse as if it was 200 B. C. Fallacies are not even on the ave. persons radar. That is why Piers and those like him can go on and on spouting nonsense taken out of context and ill represented, swaying minds and it goes on and on. The reality of the situation is a fog of emotions, egos, pride and hate.

      January 13, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Lou

    Piers,

    I could not possibly agree with your position more on gun control. You have taken a reasonable, ethical and logical approach to this contentious issue, and I back you 100%. My father was a hunter, and I do believe in the 2nd Amendment, but all of the points you raise are absolutely needed in this nation- or more folks may sadly pay the violent price. Keep up the good and hard work. Millions of us back you fervently.

    January 11, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • kantill

      You say you back the second amendment because your father was a hunter but being a hunter has nothing to do with second amendment. Piers is not giving you all the facts and as I have done before on this blog, all I asked is you spend a little time researching the facts. "assault" rifles make up less than one percent of all gun related death in this country. Piers fails to report in that "11000" gun deaths that a very large portion is the police doing their job protecting us. The next biggest portion is normal citizens protecting themselves and their love ones. Lastly he fails to report that the majority of these deaths happen in cities that have the strictest gun laws. Laws that make you to even buy a small revolver to get permission from the court and you have to have a better reason than you want to protect yourself. He has never once told you that according to the FBI the number murder weapon is a baseball bat but where is the public out cry for that? We need to stop being so focus on the "how" someone died and start looking into the why or who.

      January 11, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jackie

        While all that data sounds good, the guy with a baseball bad can’t single handedly injure 70 people. There were 58 wounded in Colorado. The years of recovery or the permanent damage is never taken into account.

        January 11, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • kantill

        Neither could some one if we didn't have "gun free" zones. Look at the mall in Oregon the only reason he stop because someone broke the law and was carrying a gun. Look at the almost mass theater shooting in taxes where a gun man went to kill his girl friend at a diner started to follow the people in the diner to a theater across the street and was only stopped by a person with a gun. I have never once said you don't want a gun you have to have even though it is your civic duty but down take away my rights because you don't want yours. Lastly the pint of all that data to point out that there is a far more great amount people who killed by other means than even weapons that have a magazine but there is no movement to stop them nor a public out cry. My new catch phrase why is the how more important than the who or why. And soon as some can answer that I'll stop pushing so hard on it.

        January 11, 2013 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Loriann

    Mr. Morgan, I am a 71 year-old widow. I am so sorry that you have been subjected to such verbal abuse – both here and on the air. It takes little courage to anonymously spew poison. It takes a great deal of courage to stand up for your beliefs on the air in your efforts to prevent future tragedies. You listen to and give airtime to all viewpoints. Please know that most Americans agree with you. I have also been trying to think of some way to stop future tragedies and stay within the words of the Second Amendment. I have a suggestion. I have forwarded this suggestion to quite a few of our lawmakers. My suggestion is that #1 Gun Store owners continue background checks on those purchasing guns. #2 Gun Store owners continue taking orders for, accepting payment for and issuing receipts to those purchasing any and all types of ammunition. #3 The purchasers of ammunition must take their receipts to the local police department, where the ammunition will in the future be stored. Those purchasing ammunition for legitimage purposes should have no qualms about entering the police station, presenting their receipt and having a background check, before receiving the ammunition. Those who have reason to avoid the police station, will have a little more difficulty in obtaining ammunition. Their friends might be a little less likely to share or sell it to them, since they will also be required to obtain their future supply at the police station. They also might be a little less anxious to use the supply they already have. They could not steal ammunition from the gun shops, since it would no longer be on the premises. The names and addresses of those possessing gun permits should not be published. This could aid the wrong people. There should be extremely severe punishment for those illegally selling and/or manufacturing ammunition. The sale of illegal guns and all ammunition through the mail, the internet and gun shows should be strictly prohibited, with equally severe punishments for those who transgress. There should be prohibitive punishment for those who do not register all guns and/or those who do not keep these weapons and ammunition safely locked away from children and the mentally unstable. It might take a little time, but these steps should hamper the ease at which criminals are able to achieve the deadly combination of guns and ammunition.

    January 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Jackie

    So far the only thing we are hearing from the Whitehouse is high capacity magazines and universal background checks. The AR-15 isn’t an issue if limited to a five round magazine like any other hunting rifle. The assault weapons ban we had before was a joke and demonstrated a very poor education of firearms. I am waiting to see if Mr. Obama is as smart as we all hope he is. This is a real test of the President now and in the future. If we get the first two items and require the surrendering of the magazines, I think we will see a drop in the number of deaths in these shootings.

    January 11, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jackie

      And just FYI, I am pro-gun, but I think these actions are reasonable and may have some effectiveness. Taking these measures doesn't violate anyone.

      January 11, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • kantill

      Jackie you and I have spoken a few times before and it really saddens me that you are still so willing to give up on your freedoms. Like I said the sandy hook shootings that guy had twenty minutes it took 37 minutes for the aurora shooting before the police arrived. The idea to in anyway ask people to lower their chances to survive is inhumane. Please give this some thought and realize we can not give up any more of our rights because they wont give them back.

      January 11, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jackie

        I know and we have been disagreeing on this one point. You may be right on the once case. What I did after the Theater shooting was to figure out if I was really up to that challenge. What I concluded was that Mr. Homes had a definite advantage with the long gun and the fact that getting hit by one round from his weapon was a lot more traumatic than any pistol round I am aware of. He wasn’t an expert by any means, so anything that would cause him to slow the rate of fire was a good thing. If he had to drop a clip, put a new one in, and then chamber that round, I feel that is time he isn’t shooting. I also figured all these guys are wearing body armor. So to deal with the threat I really only have a few shots and I needed to be able to make a head shot at greater than normal range. That is why I purchased the full size Springfield XDM for a conceal carry. I can make that shot now every single time in a very dark environment. I also don’t go to movies that are gun free zones. We might have to agree to disagree and just hope for the best. I feel comfortable with my ability to change a magazine under pressure if needed. I feel even more comfortable with being able to operate that weapon in a way that deals with a threat and doesn’t endanger others with a lot of rounds fired.

        January 11, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • kantill

        That's fine we disagree I am perfectly ok with that but let's keep that choice in our hands and not the government is all I am saying to you. I'll say one last thing how many of our soldiers come home in a pine box that wear body armor?

        January 11, 2013 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jackie

        A lot come home in a pine box that wear body armor because body armor doesn't stop high powered rifle rounds. On the other hand, it stops my self-defense rounds out of a pistol just fine. I will keep an open mind about the magazines for now. I don't want to go down that rabbit hole that the government makes when it gets started on something.

        January 11, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Robert Stewart

        1st of all I am a Democrat but I am for the 2nd adm and I am sick and tired of Piers Morgan insulting people that he is debating with. I used to be a fan of the show but I will not be watching anymore. Furthermore I agree with Mr. Ventura the 2nd adm is there to protect us from the gov and you dnt do that with musket, you do it with an assult rifle. I dnt care how many gun deaths there are I will NEVER stop fighting those that would take our guns. Piers Morgan GO BACK TO ENGLAND. Obama you are the man, but keep your hands off my guns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #Country Boy

        January 12, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jackie

    Hey Peirs,

    When you get your flu shot I hope it hurts.

    January 11, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Vaccines R Poison

      1. FLUZONE by Sanofi Pasteur

      ** Toxic Ingredients **
      Formaldehyde: Carcinogen
      Octylphenol Ethoxylate: Immunotoxin
      Thimerosal: Neurotoxin

      2. FLUVIRIN by Novartis

      ** Toxic Ingredients **
      Beta-Propiolactone: Carcinogen
      Nonylphenol Ethoxylate: Immunotoxin
      Neomycin: Immunotoxin
      Polymyxin: Neurotoxin
      Thimerosal: Neurotoxin

      3. FLUMIST by MedImmune, LLC

      ** Toxic Ingredients **
      Dibasic Potassium Phosphate: Immunotoxin
      Gentamicin Sulfate: Nephrotoxic
      Monobasic Potassium Phosphate: Immunotoxin
      Monosodium Glutamate: Neurotoxin

      4. FLULAVAL by GlaxoSmithKline

      ** Toxic Ingredients **
      Formaldehyde: Carcinogen
      Sodium Deoxycholate: Immunotoxin
      Thimerosal: Neurotoxin

      5. FLUARIX by GlaxoSmithKline

      ** Toxic Ingredients **
      Formaldehyde: Carcinogen
      Gentamicin Sulfate: Nephrotoxic
      Hydrocortisone: Myelin Degenerator
      Octoxynol 10: Immunotoxin
      Polysorbate 80: Sterilie Agent
      Sodium Deoxycholate: Immunotoxin

      January 11, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jackie

        You're just being mean now. LOL

        January 12, 2013 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  16. kantill

    Please watch the video

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TD6LEw1zsw&w=640&h=390]

    January 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. kantill

    Ok that was strange that's not the video I told it to post

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooa98FHuaU0&w=640&h=390]

    January 11, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jackie

      Good video and the data checks out.

      January 12, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. David

    gun control should be dictated by individual states and its citizens. not based on the federal government. the second amendment is a citizens rights and it should be based upon the citizens to decide what to do with their rights.

    January 11, 2013 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Silver Shield

    Wyoming lawmakers have already announced their “Firearms Protection Act” which would make it a felony crime for feds to restrict or confiscate guns from the citizens of Wyoming. It reads as follows:

    Any official, agent or employee of the United States government who enforces or attempts to enforce any act, order, law, statute, rule or regulation of the United States government upon a personal firearm, a firearm accessory or ammunition that is owned or manufactured… in Wyoming… shall be guilty of a FELONY and, upon conviction, shall be subject to imprisonment for not less than one year…

    January 11, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. kantill

    Here is more stats for you

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-cNpczl5sg&w=640&h=390]

    January 11, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Tom Collins

    I like what Mike Morgan had to say last nite, I'm behind him all the way . Tom

    January 11, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Griff.

    "Just one old movie on how to get control of the USA Electorate! 'If you can find this on Youtube
    Quote: :
    http://youtu.be/H4J0dCKZcJI Unquote. Just give them an opening, and millions will be duped!"

    January 11, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Griff.

    "Another cutting for you, Pierse. One you would much more understand on Political control of the elctorate."
    Quote: http://youtu.be/h0FVXS8KsQ0 Unquote.

    January 11, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Lee Bruch

    An excellent op-ed piece about sensible gun ownership:

    http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2013/jan/10/gun-owners-speak-out/

    January 11, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Brenda Reynolds

    I don't get to watch your show everyday but, when I can I do. I watch about three times a week. Now to what I am commenting about is the gun control issue. Could you please address the question to a congressman or senator that if one of the 20 children that were killed with the assault weapon in December what their feelings would be. I think that if some of those children had of belonged to them they would certainly be singing a different song. No one person should have an assault weapon other than military and law enforcement. I need just one person to tell me why any one person needs an assault weapon. Also, if anyone tries to start an act to have you deported we will start a protest and I have never been in a protest. I am a grandmother that has grandchildren in school, need I say more. Therefore, would you please address this with one of our congressman or senators. Thank you and I enjoy your show.

    January 11, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Clint

      Hi, I'm starting to think that giving women the right to vote was a mistake, really. I have been watching these post for weeks and one thing is evident, some people are so totally myoptic that they are in a sense detached from reality. Yes Sandy Hook was a travesty, a horror and if you made all of your decisions based on your emotions and only the information right in front of you, then yeah ban guns. If you consider historical context, democide for one and human nature in general, or statistics like those presented by Ben Swann above then you might come to a different conclusion. Otherwise I just suppose you are wllfullly ignorant which is dishonest. Whatever the reason, it seems your are entirely detached from the realities of planet Earth. For a moment just consider military weapons and the potential for death there or alcohol deaths related to automobiles 70 per day, number one killer of 16 -24 years olds, for what? So we can enjoy a ballgame and a cold one? That is just the auto deaths. You gun banners probably think that currency in your pocket in "money" too. totally ignorant

      January 12, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. James

    Hey Morgan, the "assault weapon" Pres. Reagan was referring to is an automatic weapon that shoots round-after-round "automatically" and have already been banned for years. Redefining single shot rifles and calling them "assault" is just a play on words to further disarm law abiding citizens. Also, if you're so dim witted and ignorant of history that you think that this country could never be invaded or that a tyrannical gov't couldn't come about, then you're a fool.

    January 12, 2013 at 4:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
  27. JJim Aiello

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Martin_(farmer)

    This is what happens when the gov't takes away inalienable rights. How do you explain rescinding a persons right to defend themselves, their family and/or property. This isn't even an issue of the Second Amendment which guarantees an individuals right to keep and bear arms, the issue is simply the right of a person to defend themselves from bodily harm.

    January 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Don

    Mr. Morgan,
    all you are doing by trying so hard to make your point is making the gun owner more proud to own guns and to become more active in not losing them. Take it from a psychologist, GIVE IT UP! let congress deal with it, your going to lose your job.

    January 12, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tony C

      And...when do you believe congress will address the issue?
      Remind me not to use you.

      January 14, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  29. don mac

    I couldn't believe how far off Pratt and Morgan were from each other when they were rambling off statistics. I went out to the study conducted by the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development. They studied intentional homicides and the UK numbers were exactly as Pratt was claiming. UNODOC has a downloadable report by country as well that complements the numbers. Mr Morgan is apparently a liar.

    The unfortunate part is that many Americans agree with Mr Morgan's argument. However, his blatant misrepresentation of the facts destroys any credibility he has.

    January 13, 2013 at 1:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tony C

      And one note on statistic.
      A term popularised in the United States by Mark Twain was "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
      A note to consider when you here statistical evedience being presented.

      January 14, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Pedro vega

    the primary reason we the people should own guns is so we can revolt.the sole purpose of the second amendment is to allow US to be the balance to our government

    January 13, 2013 at 2:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  31. james m

    I did not care for Mr. Morgan when he first came to CNN. However, I now admire him greatly for confronting the gun issue directly and without reservation.

    January 13, 2013 at 4:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Clnt

      It is not a "gun issue" it is a state of the planet issue, a state of humanity issue, a state of reality issue. You are only addressing a symptom not the cause which will solve nothing other than sacrificing other lives and liberties, Show me a goverment that does not spend 53 cents on the dollar for defense and nations that respect the humanity of other nations then we will start. Not going to happen soon. google democide

      January 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jackie

        I could have gone all day without doing a Google on democide.

        January 13, 2013 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Michael Roberts

    Remember this,The North Hollywood shootout was an armed confrontation between two heavily armed and armored bank robbers and officers of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) in the North Hollywood district of Los Angeles on February 28, 1997. Both robbers were killed, eleven police officers and seven civilians were injured, and numerous vehicles and other property were damaged or destroyed by the nearly 2,000 rounds of ammunition fired by the robbers and the police.[2]

    January 13, 2013 at 4:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  33. worldcares

    I've never had a flu shot. I have had the flu twice in my life and I am in my 50s. All this media coverage is causing a panic. All I can say is keep your hands clean, don't rub your eyes, stick your fingers in your mouth, nose, ears or private areas.

    January 13, 2013 at 5:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  34. TheTruth

    Why does the media continue to say that the shooter at Sandy Hook used an AR-15 when he actually left it in his car. The shooter used two pistols to commit his heinous crime. This wouldn't go along with the medias agenda to ban scary looking guns so the continue to misreport that the AR-15 did the killing. Give the media time and the gun used will be a full auto machine gun with no shooter.

    January 13, 2013 at 5:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jackie

      What crazy web site did you read that on?

      January 13, 2013 at 10:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jackie

      Why is it that everyone is so protected of this AR-15 piece of crap weapon? It really doesn’t matter what these psychopaths are using. We need to identify people like this in our community, but how do you do that? At Columbine the Harris was an absolute psychopath. How do we identify these people like Dennis Raider? They seem normal and obviously they are not. The issue is how to deal with these people. The NRA has the over the top idea of shooting the bad guy? The truth is that these psychopaths are crazy and not stupid. Harris wanted to kill hundreds and had his bombs worked, he would have done just that. If we put guns in schools it will not stop a psychopath, it will just have dangerous weapons in every school in hopes to catch that one school the psycho attacks. We need to find middle ground so how about his.
      1. Universal background checks for everyone.
      2. Combine the; hunter safety, conceal carry, CLEET, and criminal databases.
      3. Restrict gun purchases to people that have some type of safety training certificate.
      4. A standardized conceal carry and safety training course. Some states are a joke what is required to complete a conceal carry course.
      5. Possible licensing of certain types of weapons and accessories. (Full auto, Silencers, high capacity magazines). We already have a procedure for two of the three and no one is complaining about that.
      As it stands now, you can’t purchase a hunting license in many states without proof of a hunter safety certificate. Why don’t we have something similar for weapons? After all, it is a safety issue. I don’t see how any of the above infringes on anyone’s rights.
      I know, we all hate the government having a database that compiles all this information on us? That is a load of crap because most of the people reading this is building a voluntary database of much more information than that on Facebook. You don’t think the government has access to that?

      January 13, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Clint

        What you fail to understand is that these people are not really interested in "gun control" for the sake of saving lives. The people behind Piers have been there for decades. I saw a clip the other day talking about "gun control" efforts right before ww 2. There are people in the world who want to "manage" it all . If you think I'm crazy then look at where global banking is going and how the Fed now controls our economy with a currency (stock certificates) The Bilderbergs behind the Euro, but who are the bilderbergs and why should they care? they will not stop until the "nation state" is destroyed and the best way to do that is get rid of "guns" in private hands that is. They will not stop until they have them all, don't be fooled. All the while they are finding 20 different ways to wage war on whomever they need to. Look at the TSA, now everyone is a "potential terrorist" Power needs control.

        January 13, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jackie

        I agree. We are in big trouble.

        January 13, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  35. David

    The inability to have debate is horrid in this country. Ignorance fuels the issue. Education allows inquisitiveness. We don't seem to have that ingredient. Further, arrogance is not different then watching children scream at each other in a playground. They seem too young to have the education to allow them to discuss. Further, the emotional instability exhibited by not living long yet have the arrogance come to the forefront. So, they yell at each other with no resolution. The U.S. citizens, if you read the blogs, are emotionally and intellectually immature like a child.

    Now, let’s talk comparative statistics. In the U.S. we have a 1.83 (per 100,000) rate of murder (2011) without firearm which is a little high but not much different than other developed nations in the higher percentile. The firearm murder rate is 3.7 (OAS 2012) per 100,000. Compared to the next most dangerous developed nation in firearm murder, Israel at .94. Now, Hawaii has a 0.07 firearm murder rate and with the most stringent firearm regulations, they seem to have an effective answer to firearm violence. However, assuming we could only match Israel rates with more strenuous legislation (not relinquishing firearms but registration, licensing, permits and some bans) we would lower the death rate by homicide by 8,114.

    After, reviewing how effective legislation lowers suicide rate among comparative data between states let me just remark that the lives that would be saved by total suicide would be in excess of 15,000. Now, firearm suicide would go up more but total suicide would still have a significant drop. Our firearm murder rates are hard to examine because states lines allow states with virtually no restrictions impact states with strong restrictions. Folks can buy the weapons and drive across the border. Hawaii is a good example since no state boundaries are at issue. Hawaii (2011) had a 0.07 firearm murder rate (1 murder), 1.12 murders using other than firearms and a total firearm death rate of 2.6 per 100,000. If you imagine less than a 2.0 firearm suicide rate in Hawaii you would be right. Compare that to rates of double-digit states with double-digit firearm suicide rates-Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, New Mexico, West Virginia, Tennessee, Nevada, Mississippi, Kentucky, Arkansas, Arizona and Alaska. Before you get to excited about your state's lower rate, only 11 states are lower than 5/100,000-New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Nebraska, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Connecticut, Illinois and Iowa. Yes, most of these latter states have the most stringent legislation.

    The bottom line is legislation works in the developed world and in comparative state analysis. I have read the debate adverse to what I have thrown out there. There is no data. There is no intelligent thought. There is A LOT of anger. Grow up. In 2010, Higgs vs. Washington D.C. was a case heard before the Supreme Court. All states pass this judicial review and the 2nd amendment is not compromised according to a conservative Supreme Court.

    Now, lets review, good legislation, not much different then automobile licensing and registration requirements, with some bans, permit and exam requirements would be recommended. This resolution could reasonably save in excess of 20,000 lives annually. Failure to recognize this summary (with accompanying data) exerts sad claims by opponents. Your unreasonably scared, like a child afraid of the dark, since you will retain your firearms anyway but you will have to make adjustments to buy future weapons and lives of all people, including children, has no impact on your spirit, selfishness is a more compelling argument. You cannot see the world beyond your own nose. Sorry, I'm not a politician and I have no interest to be nice.

    January 13, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Tony C

    Automatic Weapons are for this!

    My guess is that Mr. Jones has never been in combat or he needs major psychiatric help.
    This is from my diary of events just outside My Lai in Quang Ngai province, South Viet Nam.
    “August 22, 1968. Five mortar rounds came in and 3 Hueys were hit. Gunships and ground troops killed over 300 confirms in about an hour of fighting. McGlew said he just closed his eyes and started firing. It was like being at a carnival and you had a shot gun while everyone else had BB guns. All guns ships are down for repairs.”
    “August 23, 1968. Still fighting in Quang Ngai. Aircraft came in carrying 6 dead GI’s – Blood and guts are all over the inside and left side of the aircraft and it smells bad. Aircraft are now flying with tape over bullet hole.”
    “August 24, 1968. Third day of fighting. One Regiment of NVA now destroyed. 03:00, approximately 100 mortar rounds came in. Holes allover 7 aircraft, but still flying with tape over bullet holes. By end of 3rd day, 11th Brigade head count is approximately 1500 enemy kills – 1200 ground and 300 from gunships.”

    And that’s the intended use of automatic weapons.

    January 14, 2013 at 9:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jackie

      You guess right. This is all I needed to know about Mr. Jones.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Jones_(radio_host)

      January 14, 2013 at 10:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Tony C

    One added note:
    And did more guns help Oussama ben Laden?
    More guns is not the answer. Less automatic and semi automatics will only reduce the head count – but will not eliminate the problem.

    January 14, 2013 at 9:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  38. Tony C

    And one note on statistic.
    A term popularised in the United States by Mark Twain was "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
    A note to consider when you here statistical evedience being presented.

    January 14, 2013 at 9:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Axiom

    This is how you stop an AJ hating sheep in their tracks : Say , " He may be the worst person on earth but he still informs better than any media source on the planet ! "
    That sends them into a cognitive dissonant spin . Because which ever msm source they mention , you simply say "oh so your source X tells us about the history of war-lies , false flags , black ops , high level crime, strange "suicides" , govt lies , msm lies does it ? "

    It's a logical argument slam-dunk every time . Try it !

    January 14, 2013 at 11:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tony C

      What??? What planet did you come from?
      I'd like to see Alex Jones argument for owning 50 weapons if someone disarms his security system; sneaks into his bedroom one night and wakes him up with a little old 22 at his head or even a knife at his throat. What good would his 50 guns do then?
      Again, people that do these things normally DO NOT announce they’re coming in.
      Besides that, when I was in Viet Nam, I knew guys that could take out Mr. Jones and not even go in the house and,... you’d never know they were there.
      Actually, some of the guys I knew in Viet Nam, we would drop off at night and pick them up in the morning and they never fired a shot, but would take down several enemy per night.
      My brother-in-law was a tunnel rat and point man / sniper in Viet Nam and came back damaged, but alive – stealth is key.
      I don’t understand why everyone keeps thinking that people that do all these horrendous acts are going to take out a full page ad letting everyone know they’re coming. Remember That!!!

      January 14, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Clint

        Where is it said that we are supposed to take out the historical context of " this planet" and replace it with hypothetical situaltions, bravalo, Anecdotal stories, and sensationalism like you do in order to make our decisions. Please tell me your definition of "personal Liberty" and how it relates to history.

        January 14, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tony C

        Sounds like you have given up on humanity. It’s easy for someone to say “I would, if…”, but the reality is no one can truly answer that question unless you have stood looking down the barrel of an AK-47 being held by a 10-year old child or an 80-year old grandma holding a hand grenade with the pin pulled. It sounds like you never served in combat to see what it does to your mentally. You missed my point completely. You don’t just give up on society like your “moon” comment because of a few setbacks. You need “reasonable” solutions, not idle talk.
        I ask you this question. “What do you need an automatic weapon for in America?” I certainly know what the government asked me to do with an automatic weapon!” You can’t be a hunter if you think an automatic weapons is needed.

        January 14, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Rob

    So Piers Morgan goes on the attack against assault weapons because the last four murders were with assault weapons, even though the vast majority if murders were with handguns. Here is the reason: he is in the entertainment business and HE has caused this spurt in assaults by his continual coverage. The media should be held to account. If one of these horrible incidents by crazy men occurred and was NOT reported, there would be no copycat. Point proven!

    January 14, 2013 at 11:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Tony C

    You do have a point, but at least give him the credit for speaking his mind as you surely know our politicians won’t – Too much money to lose.
    You are correct. Most murders are with handguns period. But is it better to just ignore the ills of our society?
    Someone has to be brave enough to challenge our political SOP of do nothing.

    January 14, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Clint

      First Piers really dosn't have a "mind" in the sense that he really cares about anything other than his agenda. Second if our society was based on the moon maybe what you are saying would make more sense.

      January 14, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Tony C

        Sounds like you have given up on humanity. It’s easy for someone to say “I would, if…”, but the reality is no one can truly answer that question unless you have stood looking down the barrel of an AK-47 being held by a 10-year old child or an 80-year old grandma holding a hand grenade with the pin pulled. It sounds like you never served in combat to see what it does to your mentally. You missed my point completely. You don’t just give up on society like your “moon” comment because of a few setbacks. You need “reasonable” solutions, not idle talk.
        I ask you this question. “What do you need an automatic weapon for in America?” I certainly know what the government asked me to do with an automatic weapon!” You can’t be a hunter if you think an automatic weapon is needed.

        January 14, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tony C

        Personal Liberties as an individual, do not exist, but are proportionally based on acceptable societal behavior. We ARE Americans – and that IS a unit of many.

        January 14, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  42. 21st Century Johny Reb

    "TIME" Magazine; on the cover "The Gun In America 1998" , pgs. 34&35-article "STILL UNDER THE GUN" you wouldn't believe how easy it would be to simply RE-DATE the cover on this issue of "TIME" magazine, change a few names ,(very few, Fienstein, Schumer, Sarah Brady are in the isssues story) and you could swear you were talking about this very movement from the anti-gunownership/Anti-@nd amendement left here in January-2013,,,fascinating (yawn),,ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    January 14, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Logan R

    Piers Morgan is an idiot that doesn't understand that his country has a higher crime rate than the America. Gun related homicides totaling 59 compared to 11,000 plus in the U.S. but nearly 3 times the violent crime rate. Americans need the right to protect themselves. Also, I am a gun owner and all of us know one thing! Automatic rifles are already illegal!!! I can fire a semiautomatic hunting rifle as fast as I can an assault rifle. I can do just as much damage with 3 seven round clips as I can with 1 twenty round clip. The reload time is less than a second! Figure it out. Its not the lack of guns that will protect us from school shootings it is the presence of them.

    January 21, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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