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January 29th, 2013
10:37 PM ET

Senator Chris Murphy: "Neil and I are supporters of the real Second Amendment, not the imaginary Second Amendment"

On the heels of a Sandy Hook hearing in Hartford, Conn., which featured mixed reactions and emotional outbursts, on Tuesday "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited Neil Heslin back to the program to share his candid reaction and pained perspective.

Having lost his son Jesse during the mass shooting in Newtown, Heslin testified on Monday, expressing his feelings that assault weapons have no place in civilian hands.

Met with shouts insisting that the "Second Amendment shall not be infringed," tonight Heslin clarified his position exclusively to Piers Morgan:

"I'm in favor and I support the Second Amendment, and I'm not in favor of taking anybody's weapons or guns from them," he told the host. "I am in favor, and I do want to push for stricter regulations on certain type of weapons, as I said, like the military style weapons and the assault type of weapons."

Continuing the conversation, the host also welcomed Senator Chris Murphy to add his insight on one of the most divisive issues facing America.

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January 29th, 2013
06:00 PM ET

Tonight: Immigration, guns and a referee controversy at the Super Bowl

Coming up this evening at 9, Piers Morgan welcomes a pair of political power-players, each anxious to share their respective insights on some of the most divisive issues facing the nation.

On the heels of Tuesday's speech by Barack Obama – in which the president pledged to support a "comprehensive overhaul of U.S. immigration laws" – tonight Governor Jan Brewer will return to "Piers Morgan Tonight," offering her reaction to a topic that literally lives in her backyard.

A Republican from Arizona, Brewer is a returning guest of the program, in the past using her platform to celebrate Mitt Romney winning her border state as part of the Republican primaries.

In addition to Brewer, tonight the host will also welcome Chris Murphy for a live interview expected to focus on firearms, in particular the Senator's recent report on the National Rifle Association.

On Tuesday, the Democrat from Connecticut released a document in which he downplayed the political power behind the NRA, suggesting much of the organization presumed influence is based on myths.

Also scheduled to appear on the primetime program are Neil Heslin, who will address reports of being taunted in the aftermath of losing his son in the Newtown school shooting, political analyst Dana Loesch, as well as Ray Anderson and Ben Austro who will address the "controversy regarding the grading system for the officials and the assignments for Super Bowl XLVII."

Tune in tonight at 9 as Morgan and his collection of guests touch upon all the topics currently weaving their way into the fabric of American political and popular culture.
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January 29th, 2013
12:23 PM ET

Clips From Last Night: Steve Kroft on Hillary Clinton running for President; Dana Loesch compares the AR-15 to the M-16

On the heels of Sunday's sit-down conversation with President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on Monday evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited Steve Kroft to share his first-hand insight and perspective on two of the most sought after interview subjects in the world. Discussing the political future of the outgoing Clinton, the award-winning journalist and longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent offered his predictions regarding a possible 2016 push for the presidency.

"If she's healthy, I think she'll run," said Kroft. "If she's feeling good and she continues to age well, I think she'll run."

"But, you know, that's sort of the unknown," continued Kroft. "She's 65. And I think it just depends on how she feels and whether she thinks that she has the energy. Not just to be president for four years but to go through the campaign that she would have to go through to maybe not get the nomination, maybe get the nomination, but to get elected."

Meanwhile, Monday also saw conservative radio host Dana Loesch return for a visit with Piers Morgan, and this time she produced props, using a gas station lighter to demonstrate the difference between an AR-15 and the military equivalent M-16 rifle.

"If you're trying to somehow equate AR-15s with machine guns, the two are completely different," said Loesch, while igniting the plastic weapon replica. "The difference between a fully automatic, an M-16, which is the military style, is that you hold the trigger."

Watch the clips and listen to the interview, as Kroft talks Clinton, while Loesch talks clips.
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Need to Know News:  Obama to make his pitch for immigration overhaul; Egyptian official warns of state's collapse
January 29th, 2013
10:01 AM ET

Need to Know News: Obama to make his pitch for immigration overhaul; Egyptian official warns of state's collapse

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For January 29, 2013 – Obama to make his pitch for immigration overhaul, Egyptian official warns of state's collapse and Chris Brown under investigation over alleged fight...


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