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With the nation's attention still squarely focused on the gun debate, and on a day which began with the president signing off on more than 20 executive gun control actions, Wednesday evening saw Piers Morgan welcome a pair of women anxious to share their passionate perspectives on firearm legislation.
Returning to the CNN airwaves, Dana Loesch joined "Piers Morgan Tonight" for a live interview during which the Conservative radio host addressed one of Morgan's recurring questions, the reason why an American civilian would need the ability to obtain an assault weapon:
"As a woman who ... uses guns for self-defense and likes to know that I have that security, they're a lot easier to fire than other rifles, simply because of the recoil," explained the 35-year-old political commentator. "An AR-15, is, honestly, it's just like any other rifle. I don't understand why some individuals can become so scared of this, because they think it's a scary looking weapon."
As Morgan noted that it's this very weapon that has been used in several of the recent mass-shootings, Loesch suggested that the blame is being misplaced:
"How are law-abiding citizens like me responsible for that," she wondered. "I followed the law. And I'll admit it: I own an AR-15. I follow the law. I went through my background check. I've taken the classes. I'm a responsible owner. Why should I be punished?"
Referencing the tragic mass-shooting in Newtown, Conn., the host noted the killer's mother, whom possessed the weapons used to murder 26 people, was also following the law:
"Adam Lanza's mother was a legal gun owner!"
Joining the program in studio, Scottie Hughes joined the conversation, and jumped in with a disclaimer she considered to be of noteworthy importance:
"But Adam Lanza's mother did not shoot people up, Piers. You have to realize that," said the "Tea Party News Network" News Director.
Having already asked Hughes about her position on Obama's recently announced package of initiatives, of which she proudly said she disagreed with unconditionally, Morgan sought Loesch's answer on the same issue:
"Scottie said earlier she doesn't agree with a single thing that President Obama said today. What's your view?"
"I think that he was moved by what happened at Newtown, which I think anybody would have been," she began.
"Was there anything you agreed with in the president's proposals?" he pressed.
After a thinking pause, Loesch said flatly: "No."
And with that, the host was fully exasperated:
"Okay. No. That's it. You know something? The pair of you would like to have the right to have a tank, and you don't agree with a single one, of President Obama's proposals for gun control," he said, while crumpling up his script. "And you know something? It makes ... me ... sick!"
Tossing the ball of paper on his desk, Morgan ended the interview, turned to the camera, and read the next story.
Watch the clip, and listen to the entire exchange, to understand exactly why the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host became so frustrated.
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