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On Tuesday evening, on the day before President Barack Obama presented his new proposal for gun control, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed guests and a live studio audience for a town hall-style discussion on "Guns in America."
During the program, guest Heather Dearman, the cousin of Aurora Theater Shooting victim, Ashley Moser expressed her concern that the "laws that the vice president and the task force have worked so hard on won't pass because what I'm hearing is one side being so adamant on saying that they're right, instead of doing the right thing."
"It's really impossible for me to understand that the killers could get that kind of power in their hands," added guest Kindle Fahlenkamp-Morell, another relative of Moser. "It doesn't make any sense at all to me. I don't blame honorable gun owners. I don't want to take away your Second Amendment rights. But I need to know that you'll stand up for me, too."
Also on the program, the mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter shared his support for Obama and Vice President Joe Biden's efforts to address gun control saying, "It's a fantastic start. The problem is that we haven't done enough in the past."
"First and foremost, President Obama and the work of Vice President Biden needs to be commended," said Nutter. "This will not be easy. We all know that. For all those, if there are going to be those voices already saying is it enough, how about joining the fight to make sure we're successful and then we'll keep pushing forward."
Watch the clips and listen to the interview as guest Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey explained to Morgan and others why "banning assault weapons in and of itself is not going to solve the problem."