Coming up this evening at 9, "Piers Morgan Tonight" invites Rob Lowe to share his trademark brand of witty charm and candid insight in a primetime interview that comes amidst an intensified national debate regarding guns and firearm legislation.
Joining host Piers Morgan for a face to face sit down, the actor who's well-known for his work in such films as "St. Elmo's Fire" and "Tommy Boy" shares his personal stance on the most-polarizing issue in the country today:
"It's in our Constitution. Look, I owns guns. I'm gone a lot. I have a wife, I have two kids. I know how to keep them, they’re in a gun safe," says the 48-year-old who was born in Virginia and raised in Ohio. "I'm a sportsman, you know, and I shoot skeet and I grew up in the Midwest, so that’s a part of my culture. So, I understand them in a way that perhaps people living in more urban areas don’t have that history."
Admitting that he would support an assault ban should such an initiative be pushed by President Obama, Lowe suggests the issue is broader than simply legislation:
"I think one of the problems for me, and I know I've heard you talk about this, and I'm glad, is that I think the mental health, parenting, personal responsibility," says the man who portrayed Sam Seaborn on NBC's political drama "The West Wing." "The first shooter video game stuff which - look, admittedly, I missed that generationally, so it's not a thing for me. I've never played them, I don’t really get it. My kids do. And I just think kids growing up, blowing people away, blood, pulp, everywhere, and then turning it off and going to have a sandwich ... I don't think that that is good."
Watch the clip, and tune in this evening for the full interview with the Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominated actor. Then be sure to catch Lowe's newest production, "Prosecuting Casey Anthony," when he stars as Jeff Ashton, the man who who unsuccessfully prosecuted Casey Anthony on a charge of murdering her daughter in 2011. The TV movie airs Saturday at 8 p.m. on Lifetime.
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