A month and a day since an unthinkable tragedy in Newtown, Conn. shocked the nation, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed a live audience, and a collection of opinionated and insightful guests to Tuesday night's program to offer their thoughts and reactions on an issue that continues to dominate the pulse of America.
Seated on stage with Piers Morgan, the news director of the "Tea Party News Network" Scottie Hughes gave her perspective on "Guns in America." Hughes, whose brother was a fatal victim of gun violence, staunchly supports the Second Amendment and is against any assault weapon ban.
"If we look at all these shootings - where they've happened, schools, malls, theaters - there's one thing they all have in common. They are gun-free zones," said Hughes. "There was no one there with a gun to be able to stop them."
"If you're going to sit here and commit a crime, I'm not going to go to a place where everybody has guns," continued Hughes regarding attacking specifically gun-free zones. "That's why you don't hear gun shows having them."
At the end of the program, Morgan played the new ad released by the NRA. The ad scathingly criticizes President Barack Obama and his push for gun control, asking, "Are the president's kids more important than yours? Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school."
Morgan simply found the ad "utterly pathetic."
Watch the clips, listen to the interviews, and see the NRA ad that unabashedly calls Obama an "elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security."