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As the gun debate continues as an important hot-button issue on Capitol Hill and among the American public, "Piers Morgan Tonight" spoke to Jay Laze, a pizzeria owner in Virginia Beach who gives customers a 15 percent discount if they bring their firearms into his restaurant.
The owner of All Around Pizzas and Deli told Piers Morgan that having gun owners in his store "actually makes me feel more safe."
"It makes me feel more safe because these are responsible people," said Laze. "And if a criminal decides to do anything funny, I have these people to back me up."
Neil Heslin and Stephen Grich also joined Tuesday evening's program to discuss their meeting with members of Congress regarding the assault weapons ban. Heslin's 6-year-old son was killed at Sandy Hook and Grich's son was also a tragic victim of gun violence, killed just days before Sandy Hook, during a home invasion near Clemson University.
Heslin noted, "I support the Second Amendment. And the Second Amendment also reads well regulated. It's clear that it hasn't been well regulated. If it was, we wouldn't be having the problems and the mass murders and the massacres that we've had such as Sandy Hook Elementary, which took my son Jesse's life."
Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews, as Heslin reminds Laze and the "Piers Morgan Tonight" viewers that the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting were "innocent children" and "it's just unbelievable that it could happen."
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I saw a clip of your exchange with the young fella who owns the pizza shop.You did a excellent job coming across as a total ass.Always like people like you who wish I'll will to folks and really want to discuss but belittle.As a form police officer from Va.Beach I can't wait to stop by and buy some pizza .Not wishing you I'll will but hoping your next job is in a pizza shop.Your interviewing skills are crude terse and ignorant...forget that last comment...I can't think of a pizza shop that would hire your rude ass!
I agree a little , it was a total Fox news worthytype of interview and stunt ( fallacy), but So what. What a "F" Idiot to have a discout for a gathering of different personalities be in the same building, with egos and arguements ripping at the seams to happen. A show and tell (kindergarten type of maturity) Whack job ideas>
Riiiiight. That is why his shop has had no gun death in it yet. Would you draw your weapon in a room full of other people with weapons? Neither would anyone else. That is the point see? All of these "mass killings" and Piers calls them happen in places where guns are not allowed! If the pizza shop said "we don't serve people with guns here, and no guns allowed" they would be robbed within the week.
The shop owner is simply using a unique way to get a point accros of his support for the 2nd Amendment, by using his 1st Amendment rights. Piers Morgan was wrong on so many points, as well as on the point the VA Beach required a concealed weapons permit. The CWP is a state law, not a local law. Yet another example of how the media, especially P.M. throws statements out to us as though they are fact. This leads me to believe that several, if not all of his supposed facts have indeed been lies. He cannot compare his home country to us. When G.B. adapted stronger gun control laws, making ownership only possible if you keep your firearm at a gun club, their crime rate went up by 20% within the first year of the law being enacted. Also, lets not forget all of the IRA attacks G.B. suffered, while having stricter laws. Hmm...I see that while Mr. Morgan is bashing the USA he has forgotten of his own countries problems. Maybe he should go home and bash his own countrymen.
As you scroll down and write that you think piers was harsh, what about The abuse ALEX JONES presented, talking about our forefathers. Theyd hang him talking about seperatist and deviding the coutry, and his own views in the way of americas right for safety. Go to bed tonight and think about alex jones in 1776 and its his way or he'll be a seperatist1 point taken!
I agree with Thom. I was a fan and regular viewer of this program and appreciate the host's desire to change the gun laws of America. But I have become increasingly turned off by his interview techniques... Pretty sad when you won't let the other side of the debate get a word in ! Last night's show with Mr Lott was the final straw ! I turned off the show three times...tried watching again twice today on my PVR. Again just complete bullying and he wouldn't allow his guest to get a word in, let alone answer his rambling of questions. Deleting the program from my PVR and will never watch it again.
I think you are a silly little man that doesnt understand anything. More guns in schools is not the solution moron. Less guns and more regulations is the key. We have too many nut bags in this country who scream second ammendment crap...
Piers is for the most part right on every point, but his delivery and rude manners are very Fox News like.....
If a guy comes into the pizza shop and shoots another individual standing in line who he had a personal dispute with, does he get a 15% discount on a pizza?
You bring up a good point. Does this moron pizza owner realize that if someone walked in and started spraying the place with a semi automatic weapon, there is a very low likelihood a patron would have the poise to pull his/her own weapon. They'd be running and ducking for cover. Frankly, I'd feel safer in a pizza shop where no one possessed a gun. These right wing gun advocates are nuts. I would \n't buy pizza from this guy's shop if he was giving a 95%discount.
Piers Morgan.For you to wishes someone to ! bankrupt.is a sorry person.You are one of the reason i do not watch CNN,but i still see your crap on facebook.How meny people in Europe were killed last year with guns,and who was Derrick Bird.Killed 12 people and injurer 11 people from your part of the world.
Piers your an idiot. Go home and live like a good brit. This is AMERICA and we do it different and dont give a hoot about you opinion.
Peirs........... it would be nice if you stay quiet long enough for the man to say something,instead you throw your british ways around................RUDE THAT IS!............Your in AMERICA!...........Why did'nt you ask him "how many times have you been robb?" I feel safer eating around gun toteing VIRGINIANS than a bunch of british FAT MOUTHS! i just hit the third X on you!..........NOW GO AWAY!............WHY ARE YOU STILL ON TV?
It be more news worthy if the pizza owmner stuck his head in his pizza oven and huff the gas fumes, due to his ignorance, America can catch his kind of "STUPID" Show and tell tme, WOW
Why did you ask a question, then proceed to spew with no intention of getting your answer from the pizza owner. Because you are not an idiot........you are a MORON! You wouldn't even dare to interview me. I would make you look like a moron to the few that watch your show in less than 15 seconds.
Why did the pizza owner, as well as every other crazed gun fanatic, come on the show and think real America is going to take that kind of stupidity, Take it to FOX NEWS , the spin and manufacture away the real truth and give us puke with a cheesy smile, Hi Hannity! And the ignorant will stil come to Piers nightly! Helarious!
You are a special kind of stupid Piers Morgan. Really... Haha! You are so poorly spoken it is comical. You are useless.
Please explain to these people who always bring up the 2nd Amendment that there a 14th Amendment that gives people the right to life. That weighs more than the 2nd Amemndment. I thank you for what you are doing, weapons are not needed. For those who enjoy shooting, I suggest that they lease a gun with a shooting range but not take the gun home. Guns are not a problem they just end up in the wrong hands. If there are people who own guns and someone is hurt because of it, the owner of the gun should get time in jail without a trial. People would feel different if it were their kids being killed.
Oscar, the 14th amendment DOES NOT overide the 2nd amendment. If the 14th amendment could overide another amendment we would use it to overide your 1st amenment rights for being a complete and total moron. Seriously you are the poster child for laws against incest.
Oscar, if the 14th amendment could be used to override another amendment we would use it to override you 1st amendment rights due to being a complete and utter moron. You are the poster child for laws against incest.
Ken we the american people DONT GIVE A TICK TURD about your hobbies and fun ( playing armymen) The safety of our children is going to be the new 1st amendment , You'll get it soon!
You might think about how to get the drugs and nuts off the streets for that to ever happen! Good luck with that!
As the world gets bigger the problems also do.....
why don't you and morgan carry your torry asses back to that smelly island he comes from. were your parents related before they were married? stupid people should not breed!!!!!
So, taking my weapons from my home or the home of any law abiding citizen is really supposed to lower gun vilonce? That doesn't add up. About this guy and his pizzeria, I think If I were to do what he is doing, I would have offered the discount to Concealed weapons permit holders only and checked permits. Assuming that I am ready to enforce the requirement of permit. However, I do feel like gun owners should be held responsible for their weapons. If left UNSECURED, that is. If you can't/don't know how to secure your weapons SAFELY and PROPERLY, get with the NRA, local law enforcement, or a gun dealer and square yourself away!!
Chad, Open carry is legal in Virginia, and the pizza owner is giving the discount to anyone with a gun OR with a concealed handgun permit. If you have the permit, you get the discount whether or not you are carrying at that time.
Now we have a right to life..........unless we haven't been born yet....................I wish the liberal message was logical sometimes. Your for life in a gun debate, but not on abortion.....................Not only can't liberals balance a bankbook, they need a two headed coin just to keep them feeling like they don't flip flop on every issue....................
That's bizarre, Oscar. If you don't have your gun at home, you can't shoot someone who broke into your house and is now advancing on you with a crowbar. If you don't have your gun on your person when you are out and about, you can't shoot a rapist who has knocked you to the ground in a parking garage. One of the main purposes of the 2nd Amendment is to insure that we can defend ourselves from criminals. The 2nd Amendment saves lives. Another main purpose, the #1 purpose, is to insure that the citizenry can protect themselves from despotic governments – an invading one or our own if it became despotic.
Are you listening? I AM DONE WATICHING CNN UNTIL YOU GET RIDE OF THE IGNORANT AND RUDE BRITISH BOY! Peirs belittles his guests, talks over them, asks 5 questions in a row and then does not let the guest respond to one, before he is blowing off more stupidity. I'll be calling Bell, my satellite carrier tomorrow morning and asking them to remove CNN from my programming. Great station (WAS) until Peirs the phone hacking "reporter" showed up.
Many of my buddies will be doing the same. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
I thought you wrote us off last night BRIAN, Fox News will eat up every word you say. They manufacture their own style of lies and trash, a national Joke to the real news world! They keep coming back to ya Piers, your doin great my man1
I would like to here your interview but when it turns into a urinary Olympics I get frustrated and turn you off. I don't get anything out of a shouting match when both of you are talking over each other. If you really want to inform people please knock off the "made for tv" drama a discuss it like adults.
Linda, tell me why you and the guests keep coming even though they know we arent going to take their manipulative, redistorted, fallacy. What the hell is a urinary olympics, thats a first!!!!!!
shutt the hell up sphenckterboy!
I think that Piers can be a good interviewer and I am often in agreement with this opinions about gun control among other topics; however, I object to his using his show to push his opinion without allowing his invited guests to speak. Rude and unacceptable. When he starts to rant, he as biased and unprofessional as those on Fox News. Allow your guests to present their thoughts and then blow holes through them if you wish. But let them talk!!
There he is again, Piers loving to listen to his own voice and not allowing an educated guest speak. What rudeness. It is becoming increasingly clear show after show Piers is is love with his own lips flapping in the wind. The gimmicky attacks of not listenign to rational arguments by trying to come up with how many people were killed by a Luger at 5:00 am in Prioria is uncreative and transparent – then he accuses any argument as the guest cherry picking, when Piers has been doing that all along. This is not journalism – this is a Brit making raitngs and money of the tragedy of the loss of American children – valueing hype and conflict more than honest exploration and discussion. Only want to provoke and not listen. Rude to his guest and the audience who wants to hear what the guest has to stay. Already heard Piers on guns over and over and over and over
Piers, why have anyone on that does not share your opinion when all you do is rebuke them for not knowing the answers to specific questions which only you have answers. I would venture to say that you probably have no experience shooting or seeing first hand wounds caused by a bullet. Bullet entry wounds are usually small but exit wounds can range from small to massive depending on several factors. For instance; size of the bullet, what is the powder load, how close was the shot fired (in the Sandy Hook case probably pretty close). I know you are speaking of something you have only read about and think that is poor journalism. I also believe you probably have no children, because if you did you would not embarass them with your pathetic performances.
Though I am not that big on Pierce, he actually did go to a gun range a few weeks ago to experience an AR-15.
Piers, these "gun-totting" hillbillies your trying to stereotype are kin to the same people that fought off your tyrant ancestors. If you do like it you can take your sorry ass back to your monarchy. This is a democracy. You cannot try to speak for the entire United States but we have enough people trying to do that, thanks.
Gerrrr Jim yea dern confederate " yellowbelly" why you gotta go ther yep!!
I have been impressed with you since you started with CNN. However I have to agree with the above posters on this issue. I am watching you right now. Why don't you let those that oppose you answer your questions and make their points? What type of gun control laws do you want? What happens to all the existing guns in America? I am all for some type of gun control, but happens to the 300 million guns out there? You reference Scotland tonight, but I do not see how that compares to AMerica. Who has the Wild West and hunting history but America? If we outlaw automatic weapons, can people buy exisitng automatic weapons or convert semi-outmatic weapons?
Have a panel on your show and put out there your plan and how you are going to implement it? Think about it Weed has been illegal in America for decades, does that stop it?
Piers Morgan could not give a crap about gun control laws. The only thing Piers Morgans cares about is ratings and his pay check, he will push any hot button issue as hard as possible to increase ratings and his wallet! The one guest he had a month or so a go got it spot on perfect, Piers stands on the graves of anyone or anything and shouts with righteous indignation about what ever the topic of the day is to increase his ratings, good press or bad press it doesn't matter as long as someone watches. Ask your selves why he's in America in the first place. Maybe because the taxes in his mother land are twice what they are here. when he is done making his millions do you think he'll really stay here or retire to some tax protected island.
On gun control. I agree with much of your opinions on this but. You have lost your perspective and it hurts your cause. You pretend to interview but rant. That is not effective. You ask but do not listen. Step back and interview for a change. I want to hear all sides but you do not allow that.
It was by accident that I saw the "interview" with Mr. Lott. 20 MINUTES! It took 20 minutes for Police to arrive with their guns. too late. IF only the principal had been trained and armed. IF only 1 custodian, or 1 gym teacher or 1 teacher, 1 counselor, 1 lunchroom worker had been armed and trained. Mr. Lott was only able to make one point. That the places in this country with the most restrictive gun laws have the HIGHEST crimes rates. I would have like to have him give the statistics on crimes committed by persons with a Conceal Carry Permit. We are all desperately sorry for the evil visited upon the children of that or any school. We hate that anyone can be left so unprotected. Luckily, not wherever I am.
Great debate, it seems that you can take everything away from the people but do not touch their guns! If there is anyone still ignorant around the world about the gun culture and the love for the firearms, by now everyone should have the correct picture. However, great debate show in every aspect.
Dear Mr. Morgan,
Inspite of mine or anyone else opinion about the gun issue, you should go back to the Elementary School and maybe learn some manners. You dont ask someone opinion and then ask them to shut up. A debate is where 2 or more people expresses their opinion. Its not a monologue where only one speak and the other have no choice but to listen to you. This is not a circus for God sake. This is not a show. If you want only show your face and get famous on tv, make your self a show and start working on a entertainment channel...not on a NEWS CHANNNEL respectable like CNN. I apologize for some words bad typed but I am not american and a not a native speaker.
CNN has sunk to a new low. If Piers wants to call a business owner an "idiot" he should do it face to face and accept the potential consequences. I think the only way to get rid of this spineless wonder is to find out who the sponsors of the program are and start working a boycott of their products. It is too bad. CNN used to be a place for legitimate journalism... well at least somewhat.
Dr. Greg you are absolutely right. Let everyone exercise their 1st amendment rights and publisize and boycott his advertisers. I am 100% for it. Everyone who agrees with Dr. Gregs point please take note of his advertisers and post it and pass it along don't buy there products and let everyone you know who they are and encourage them to do the same. I will start tonight.
Piers Morgan, I'm a gun owner (currently 5 shotguns, 4 revolvers and 1 rifle. I'm also a voting liberal and democrat who probably supports most of the same gun issues as you. However, I find your interview style and behavior a horrible. You talk incessantly, repeating almost as a stutter the same thing over and over. Rudely treat you guests by not allowing them to answer or speak. I don't know why CNN continues to air your tirades. You Sir do no help to the cause for which you proclaim to support by being an arrogant ass.
I was just watching this exchange and was greatly dissapointed at Morgan's inability to listen and respect his guest. I share Morgan's view on guns but strongly disagree with how he dealt with this 'talk'. It was not a dialogue. His guest was right. Why was he even invited? Morgan literally had a SOLO. It was truly painful to the ear, listening to Morgan repeat himself and raise his voice over his guest. I was even embarrased for him. He seemed so childishly passionate, as if he were scared of his guest's ability to put forth a good argument. A good argument doesnt necessarily make it right, but it does allow responsible citizens to listen to different perspectives and, consequently, make sound decisions about an issue. It can even help citizens understand more clearly why they are in opposition. I wanted to hear the guest's perspective but that was a lost cause. Listening through dialogues like this one is key to educating citizens and creating a national consciousness about topics like gun control. Morgan needs to develop some of these skills when it comes to facing people whom he disagrees with.
Totally agree with Brian above. I had a home in Britain for 27-years during which time I developed weapons for both the British & American military. I personally trained with the SAS over there and various special-ops here. Mr. Morgan simply does not have a clue what he is talking about regarding weapons, crime statistics and most every military and law-enforcement person I am still associated with agrees in that regard. Mr. Morgan is unfortunately the single most counter-productive spokes-person in the whole gun-violence debate and I must seriously question CNN's continued association with his verbal rampages when CNN has such an otherwise professional reporting staff in the likes of Anderson Cooper etc. & CNN is doing their image a serious disservice in allowing Mr. Morgan's hysterical, illogical and totally unprofessional behavior to continue. The gun-violence issue is simply too important to be debased and distorted by a person as irrational, ignorant of the facts and plain rude as Mr. Morgan continues to be. Mr. Morgan has never faced live fire and I have both here and in Britain and am alive because I was able to return fire. My company in Britain serviced the British police regarding weapons and I can say as Mr. Morgan cannot, what the British police really feel about crime, weapons and who actually has them in Britain. Mr. Morgan's ignorance of the facts of his own country unfortunately negates each and every opinion he vocalizes on the subject and CNN needs to clean up their act regarding his show if they really wish to hold a constructive part in this issue. The hour CNN wastes with Mr. Morgan's ignorant tirades could be far more productively spent with a more rational, less polarizing and more informed narrator.
Brian cant figure out what he stands for or where he is, why does he keep coming back? Please tell me! We dont like semi-automatic weapons that slaughter the youth.
Don't let facts get in your way scott. Yes the kid had an AR-15 with him............in the trunk of his car. He didn't use the assault rifle at the school. Or if he did, he went in and shot everyone, then went and put it in his trunk before going back in and killing himself, Who was the guy that the police first dragged out of the woods, that was put in the front seat of the police car? (that's a first). Why did the coroner say that they were all killed by an AR-15? And where did the forth pistol come from that was used in the shootings? It seems to me that there is more to this than they are saying. Plus there are still allot of answers that need to be giving on the Fast and Furious operation. Why did the President close the investigations by executive order? One thing is for sure, after the cover-up on Bengazi because of the election complications. I don't trust or believe this administration on anything. I mean really, after the Presidents broken promises,Fast and Furious, passes giving to cronies on Obama Care, Solyndra, Fast and Furious, You can keep your insurance. Or how about,if it increases the debt, i won't sign it, I will send it back. I've just seen to much, and heard to much to ever believe anything coming out of Obama's mouth. We need to raise taxes on the 1%. I never knew that making between 25,000 and 50,000 a year put me in that bracket.Then you think your going to take my assault rifle under the disguise of safety, when we all know that it is handguns that people mostly use when committing crimes. I don't buy it, I sure as hell don't think it will stop the gun violence, And no government will ever take my guns until they can fix something instead of making matters worse. The answer isn't more gun regulations, you will find the answer in the government enforcing the laws already on the books. All they do is make stiffer regulations to cover up the fact that they weren't enforcing them in the first place. Just like the oil spill in the gulf, border control, gun control, illegal immigration, etc. etc. etc.
The Wilde West, as soon as everyone is armed, it will be only one question: Who is faster, greetings from John Wayne
KKK that" LAME"
Actually criminals set on hurting people usually always attack someone vulnerable, stupid, ignorant, or unprepared. They are cowards at their core and will not look for a fair fight, and will run from one. They are looking for people they can kill that are defenseless. The stats don't lie. They have no political agenda. Look at Chicago. Look at Morgan's home country. They have gun regulation did it stop violent crime from happening? No, they just use knives and forks now.......geeez. This argument is like blaming water for getting you wet because you decided to jump in the lake.......
Piers you say America has a gun control problem and you make your statement clear with your research but please do a research on a really bad problem DRUGS oh by they way did your research include any drug or alcohol testing done on the person whom committed these crimes.REMBER DRUGS ARE TAKING OVER OUR SOCIETY WHICH INCLUDES PRESCRIPTION OUR CHILDREN ARE EFFECTED MORE EACH DAY BY DRUGS THAN GUNS .I RESPECT YOU TRYING TO HELP BUT PLEASE LOOK AT THE REAL ISSUE THAT AMERICA HAS DRUGS DRUGS AND MORE DRUGS CONTROL THE DRUG PROBLEM AND YOU WILL HELP ALL THE CHILDREN. PLEASE
Well that's just it Piers hasn't done his research. He talks about the low gun murder rate in Britain, but what he doesn't mention is that Britain has one of the highest murder rates in Western Europe and one of the highest violent crime rates in the western world. Some Britain's close European neighbors are some of the largest gun owning nations in the world. The Swiss, Germans and French are ranked 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively in terms of private gun ownership and have per capita homicide rates that are nearly 40% lower than gun less Britain's.
CR Thats still way less than the 14,000 gun murders here in th U.S.
Why would anyone believe the contemptible arrogant puffed up wind bag Piers Morgan ?? He's a bold face liar...Morgan was an editor of several British tabloids..and was fired from the Daily Mirror for faking photos showing Iraqi prisoners being abused by British soldiers...and Morgan has been pocked marked with corruption and scandals through out his seedy career....His gun control agenda is pure bunk,and will think nothing of twisting the facts and all out lying...So why would anybody trust this corrupt creep ?? Go back to the UK fat boy.
really brasstacs we is telling our stance and view point consistantly every night, yet they still come, thinking they can manipulate a new way of craming their immature logic down our thrats every single night. keep coming future guests and bloggers above me, We wont catch your stupid! Register your guns, lockem up, be a hands on parent, and teach and show respect to you kids. Act like a grown up!
MEANWHILE IN AMERICA.....
Beware people, these NRA videos got viruses attached to them, I warned you!!!!!
You mean to tell me that the only thing you people are gripping about is the way the debatewent with this immature pizza owner ( his gun show and tell discount hour) You know Piers is consistant, accurate and brutally truthfull to evry guest who beg to be on the show and keep coming with their personal gun delussions. He tells the ideas of us concerned fathers and mothers. Now you get upset because he was harsh with the pizza guy, bet what about a business full of gun toting idiots, begging for a fight. Now I or 10 -100 million fathers, mothers or families goto eat or pick up a pizza and a robbery happens, then every gun totting idiot shoots at anything that moves. or two gun slingers have a disput because one bumped into him or was looking at his girlfreind and sets the story straight with a pizza joint full of stray bullets killing my or your kid. Bad day for you! purgatory just happened. and i imagine millions of parents in that situation with a loss of their loved one wouldnt turn into judge, jury, and exucution. Thats what you people are promoting isnt it the wild wild west. be careful what you wish forr. HEY CR you came back also aye!
You, Scott, should be embarrassed at your gross misrepresentation of gun owners. Obviously, you don't spend time with gun owners and you clearly do not carry a weapon with you. Contrary to what your deranged mind imagines, we are not "looking for a fight". There is also no evidence to support your suggestion that we "shoot at everything in sight." You are an ignorant rube. I have no problem with your decision not to carry a gun nor socialize with people that do. I also have no problem with you if you decide you only want to spend time in "helpless victim zones" (gun free zones for you liberals). My problem with you comes when you choose to follow Piers Morgan's lead and cast aspersions on the character of people who you don't know - when you choose to insult an entire group of people with whom you choose not to have contact. You are apparently a person of very low character.
bvious brian yo ddo ya! Ive been around guns all my life and I see the easy access my friend could get a hold of any gun if they choose to. This generation is so desensitsed its a natioal security to their grandchildren. If you truely have a family now, you would be scared to death for the life of your children since last year and this year. It was coming and now its a fad. Break down and kill everyone who you dont like. Just wait till the stray bullet deystroys yous families life then reflect Brian, Gee guns are fun and people who own them live and sleep with then 24-7. And if the gun owner tries to be a hero he probably will kill someone innocent and send a stray bullet. Stick to your video games and stay in your moms basement ( and dont have kids )
Awwwwww Haaa the NRA are all but dead CR, nice try but they died with charlton heston. Membership up lately, yeah, but not even a fraction of what it once was their scared and the president, vice pres., and the american people got the NRA's zip code and are coming to hang the noose. nice video though. Playing your army videos games tonight and get inspired. Call Alex Jones, or call HANNITY, thats disgusting. NRA down!!!!
This is what the victims in Chicago think about gun control: It's not about guns, it's about providing jobs and hope for the future in an increasingly unequal society. By comparison, virtually every Swiss home has an automatic assault rifle and they are the 3rd largest gun owning nation in the world, and despite all these deadly guns, they have one of the lowest per capita homicide rates on the planet. The reason is simple, the Swiss live in a more equal society where the gap between the rich and the poor is not extreme like it is here. They live in a fairer society where everyone has access to healthcare.
Annete goto the top of this website and click the interveiw with ALEX JONES and see what a real bully is like, condesending and threatening, he gets out of his chair toward piers with his eyes bulging out of his head. Really appropreate behavior for someone who disagrees with you. the pizza guy jumped at the chance to get on piers show for publicity, tell me he didnt, come on. He was jumping like a little foot dog to get on his show.
While I am strongly against guns, I have to agree with your pro-gun guest's complaint that there is little point in having a guest if you (1) do not let him ever speak and (2) talk over him so that neither what you nor what the guest is saying can be understood. I would hope that a news person would be a little less emotional.
1. The problem is, Piers is a not a real journalist, he's a tabloid journalist. But I guess that is a reflection on the news station that CNN has become. One thing is for sure, there's a huge chunk of America he has alienated now, who won't be returning as viewers, which will eventually come back to hurt the bottom line of his paymasters, CNN.
Annette, this guy CR Would is so bent on Piers for stating the cold hard facts about gun murders and legit arguements. Cr claims to be a journalist with all the ( fantsy dilusions) answers to evrybodies delma. why hes got it out for CNN and piers is crazy, ask yourself, Why is he on this site for, FOX NEWS would give him a job LOL ( my opinion but I cant take this ignorance) He might as well write Piers Morgans Biography, he seems to have so much inside information. all were trying to do is make sense of outdated gun laws ( not banning hand guns, shotguns, and rifles ) but secure the childrens safety in the future of america. Yes Chicago is a mess. The Idea of the sixties to put up the south end bee-hives of progects left the people there with no promise ( that is the first step a promise of a future ). America his headed to be a hole country like south Chicago if we dont limit sleaze balls from having a gun sellers liscence. Registor every gun. one day at a time. We all have to start here and now. CR is mad about something else all together. Pull yourself together CR if your a true american! Dont say the " NRA" thats like saying the KKK or the Arian skinhead nation.
Annette goto top of this website and click the ALEX JONES interview with piers and see a total condesending beast lose his cool at piers and piers stood pat and took his abuse. Alex is a complete fool ( to think he mentioned the forefathers , They'd hang him for his seperatist ideas) check it out girl. we all want the truth and we all want safety and a piece of mind for our kids and their future. We have to fend for ourselves right now. Its time to make sensible changes and not listen to whackos who say do nothing give me my gun, well " register the darn thing and thats a start"
In 1776 Piers Morgan would have been tarred and feather I don't know what you're talking about. You're all "Nooooo the forefathers would have given the king of england their muskets because some might get shot with theeeeemmmm". Please dude/lady/whatever, the founders would be backing Alex Jones up all the way.
Piers you don't have a clue I am a CLEET FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR since 1996 and im sure this will not get to you because cnn and you will not be man enough to read it if yall are please shoot me a email if you leave a gun alone the gun itself will never fire it takes a trigger man so stop on assault weapons ban you keep the guns out of the outlaws hands it would solve most problems you will still have a accident from time to time but you have a few accidents in cars. if you are a law abiding citizen you should be able to own what ever you want no matter if it is a fully auto 50 cal to a BB gun put the outlaws away get the guns out of there hands. A gun that don't have a trigger man will not fire if you people don't like guns move to another country. or quit trying to take rights from honest people. and you are right some people don't need guns like yourself you need to be the person that shouldn't be able to protect yourself and then let something happen to where you needed to protect yourself and couldn't then you would have a better understanding about guns. I have been a police officer for many years and if your brave enough let me be interviewed and let someone talk with out being interrupted. I can take a shotgun with 5 shots and do more damage in less time than you can do with the weapon you want to ban with 30 rounds you want more let me know
I totally agree with you, It is very blunt CNN and this want -to-be news boy have no clue about what guns can really do. I would invite these guys to come out to my farm where they could be shown what damage different types of guns can do, yet not being assault guns.
isaac lock up your gun so your kids cant get it , register all your guns, and dont argue with your gun in your hand. No matter ho good of a shot you are dosent protect us and someone for negligance. Dont shoot your eye out my man!
mr. Morgan why do keep talking or start talking when your guests are trying to answer your questions. You really need to come out to where 60 to 95% of home owners own guns. Don't complain about how bad guns are unless your willing to put your butt in the line of us that have spent many years in the military as well as hunt. If a band on assault guns would be passed, what happens to the 100,000,000 plus of these so call bad be done? Do really believe these gun owners are going to turn in those rifles? Look at all the guns that people are turned in on police or some gun for free dinner call. I would like to see a true report as to now many of the guns are the assault weapons, pistols, shotguns or a rifle that is used for hunting.
Many people are buying guns at a faster rate not now than anytime before. Ladies and men are taking and apply for more carry permits then ever before. The real bad guys are the people that sit in Washington voted to do a job, allow laws that not to be enforced. Why do judges allow so-called first time gun toeting thieves off with some minor punishment. Other countries do not allow people to every walk a street again.
Drive through rural areas the first week of November, thieves and homes robber will know which houses have guns. Breaking into that house your more likely to be shot.
But of course Piers will say he's an expert because his brother's an officer in the British military. On that note I know two former British army officers who moved to this country because of the draconian gun laws in Britain, and I know they certainly disagree with Morgan's views.
Hey hunter eve gest trie to shred piers a new one, and most of the time he takes it while getting his brutal truth through to us the audiance. they come to the show eagar to condem. its equall debate. this isnt seaseme street! thgis immature wannabe pizza owner is causing a distaster in waiting. Come on a business full of armed neiadethals toting guns waiting for anything to pull them out. How about if an actual robbery happened, would you want to be there. thered be blood shed and stray bullets flying anywhere. yeah thats brite Dumb and dumber.
Pierce Morgan you're the idiot.
Mr. Morgan can be more than satisfied, not to be liked by certain observers it's only speaking for him.
I Thank God Samuel Colt Was A Gun Fanatic
126 ppl killed here in canada last yr alone and we have a gun law the only reason england has low killings is because its an island just like ausy and further more let ppl answer ur goddam questions plz im so sick of ur mouth i av turn station on ya
Mr. Morgan has touched the sanctuary. As he is probably receiving death threats the only "second language" or perhaps "first language" of the gun lovers, after all it's about making billions here and everywhere else.
It all begun with a gun and it has remained that way. It is a cultural thing, carried on for generations, it's a fire arm society, and it became a signature as the nations was created.
No matter the inappropriate comments, Mr. Morgan can certainly live with that. People are talking about it, that is important and maybe, only maybe there is a little chance that someone will understand a bit of it and who ever is or became a non-Mr. Morgan fan, will be continuing watching – just to be able to post the "comments" .
Education is the only way to change the world, but what does Mandela know about violence, right? And who cares about education anyway, only the one who can afford it and we don't want to discuss that!
Thank you CNN, you are watched all over the world, great opportunity for everyone to learn about the culture, and for having a host like Mr, Morgan who is not: a yes – man or everybody's darling, just asking some celebrity questions.
Legal gun owners don't do death threats. That is a trait of the left and the occupy movement.
Piers Morgan is such a hypocrite. As if he isn't using the Sandy Hook Tragedy and the gun debate for ratings. I'm sure he doesn't bring on people like Alex Jones and Ted Nugent to help boost ratings and for profit. The guy comes from tabloid journalism. In the same vein as trash like The National Inquirer and The Globe. This is what he does.
As usual, the guy can't have a real debate with someone with an opposing view. He only uses the people as a punching bang. Has to throw insults and cut them off so they can't make any points. It really shows his bias with the way he treats the other people on the show.
He had William Begg on and showed a video that compared a "handgun" wound to an "AR-15" using ballistics gell. Which, of course, was misleading. The handgun used a .22 and the AR-15 used a .223. Of course the .223 is going to create more damage! Why doesn't he show a 9mm or .40 handgun damage against the .223 AR-r15? So biased.
He says in the beginning of the show that he doesn't want to ban all guns, just the ones that are more at home in the Army. I guess he means assault rifles. Why? It's the handguns that are used in most murders and by a big percentage.
He likes to point out the effective UK gun ban. Well gun crimes have gone up since the gun ban and UK has a higher percent of violent crimes than the US.
Morgan is a rabid dog. A sore loser, too.
Piers Morgan you are one of the most ridiculous "reporters" we have seen. Telling this private business owner that he is inviting disaster and criminals into his establishment with this policy only makes you sound like The idiot (and that putting it lightly). Do you tell the bar owners of the world that they are inviting disaster and as well? Or the fast food franchise owners that they invite heart attacks? I am pretty sure that a criminal would not care what his policy was, which in turn is where the problem lays with gun control, the criminals don’t care what the laws are. That why they are called criminals. Do the world a favor and just hush, please...
Piers was stupid trying to pick the pizza owner apart. Why don't you take your english bias and butt kisssing back to the country you came from. If you have the guts take me on with your stupid mentality of guns. You are a disgrace.
A test pattern would attract more viewers than this idiot.
Piers, I would LOVE to go toe-to-toe with you on this issue. How dare you go after a guy who's spends all his time trying to keep a pizza business viable, while YOU sit around all day – making MUCH MORE MONEY, by the way – and do nothing but try to think of twisted arguments to advance your own agenda. Forget about Obama, for now... how do YOU feel about the 2nd Amendment and an American's right to keep and bear arms? Would it scare YOU to stand in a room full of law-abiding citizens toting firearms? I don't own a gun, I never have, and I probably never will, but I don't have the unmitigated, ego-centric gall to assume that my situation and my condition are universal to every other citizen. If I ever feel a need to arm myself, for whatever reason, I want my 2nd Amendment right in-place and unfettered.
Sorry about the typo, up there. Not "who's"... just "who." I'm tapping this out on my phone.
How you turn zero people being shot in a restaurant into a bad thing just shows how you can't be swayed by any evidence. You are a sniveling, pathetic little man Piers. I've seen more spine on a jelly fish. I've seen more guts in eleven year old kids. Pursing your little mouth and insulting that polite young man! There is truly a special room awaiting you in Hades you fascist.
The only reason no one has assaulted you yet is the armed entourage you keep around you at all times. Remember that while you're telling everyone else they shouldn't have a gun.
I am an NRA Certified Gun Instructor and I can tell you that this was an interview of pure disingenuous dialogue and lies by you, Mr. Morgan. First of all the statistics do not show that accidental deaths with guns are increasing. They are decreasing and at a rapid rate. In the 20 years between 1985 and 2004 accidental gun deaths decreased 61%. From 1998 to 2008 gun accidental gun deaths decreased 21%! In 2008 accidental gun deaths were 680 out of 13017 total accidental deaths in the US! Those are the cold hard facts! Tell the truth Piers!! All that despite 4 million guns being purchased per year!! This is because people today are much more concerned about safety than they were in the past. They take courses like mine and others to educate themselves on the safe way to use firearms. Tell the truth! The fact that that pizzeria owner invites armed legal gun owners makes his pizzeria the single safest pizzeria from gun violence in the country!!! I would eat there with my children any time. As a matter of fact I will be in his area in a few weeks and I will be sure to visit him. I train people in the use of firearms weekly. These legal firearm owners are very conscientious good people who want to learn how to safely and effectively protect themselves using a firearm.
. . . and of course he is doing this to make money! That's why he opened the pizzeria in the first place! Why else would anybody open a small business but to make money! I'm sending this guy a donation just because of your disgusting condescending and disrespectful tone. Your demonizing interview with this owner was disingenuous and so plain dishonest that it was sickening.
So, Piers brings a young man on his show so he can give him an overbearing lecture without letting the guy answer. Typical Piers. No, Piers, the pizza shop is not under "massively" greater risk with gun owners coming to buy pizzas. These gun owners are out and about in the Virginia Beach area (where I live) every day. If they weren't in this pizza shop, they would have been in another one. The fact that these gun owners choose to spend their money at a shop that (1) appreciates their gun ownership and (2) gives them a discount doesn't make the pizza shop one iota more dangerous.
And, by the way, when I buy pizza, I'm armed. Also when I buy groceries, paperback novels, bed sheets, whatever. It's a normal part of daily life. I've never been to this pizza shop, but certainly would if I were in his part of the city.
I saw the interview and I think Piers is totally out of touch with America. You implied that he was putting people at greater risk for gun violence by having people with guns in the same room. As an individual who has grown up around guns and people who carry them, it is folly to believe that guns are putting these people at risk. The fact is, unstable and irresponsible people put others at risk, and responsible gun owners often mitigate that risk. Gun crimes and suicides are committed by the irresponsible and the unstable, and no assault weapons ban or background check is going to solve that issue. My parents also believed that you prevent accidents through education. They didn't lock guns away from their children, but rather they taught us how to use them, clean them, and properly stow them. We learned to respect firearms and the responsibility associated with them. When people lack that respect or belittle that responsibility, that is when accidents occur. We need to focus on getting illegal guns off the street, educate responsible gun owners, and make the penalties extremely harsh for those who use guns to commit a crime or coerce other individuals.
"And the Second Amendment also reads well regulated. It's clear that it hasn't been well regulated."
You can't pick and choose what words you want to read. "Well Regulated Militia" has nothing to do with "The people's right to keep and bear arms". It doesn't say "The people's right to keep and bear arms will be well regulated". It doesn't say "The right of the militia to keep and bear arms" A militia is.a military force of civilians to supplement a regular army in an emergency, how would that happen with disarmed civilians? The issue is criminals and mentally unstable persons with violent tendencies, not law abiding gun owners.
Excellent, FrankB. All the complainers repeatedly demonstrate their lack of understanding of what the 2nd Amendment means. You've very clearly solved that. (But I'm not holding my breath expecting a light bulb to go off in the naysayers.)
Piers has lost every one of these gun control debates. He wants to win one so badly that he is inviting people on his show that he has declared "idiots" thinking he will easily win, but he still loses. CNN your programming is fantastic but Piers show is becoming a joke.
wwwwhhhhoooooOOOO ! I Love Good Pizza and my S&W Model 29-2, My S&W 27-2 , My Ruger .44 carbine , My Remington 870 TC Trap shotgun, My other 870 with 24" Deer Slug Barrel, My Springfield Armory Champion 1911 .45acp,
My Winchester Single Trap 101 , My Charter Arms Undercover .38 spec. snubbie < < I carry this one a lot, My Ruger Blawk .41 Magnum SAA, My Remington Nylon 66 semi-auto .22 , My CZ 75b 9mm pistol, My Remington 760 Woodsmaster -30-06 carbine < < 18 & 1/2 inch barrel version, god I love this one so much, My Ruger 10/22 rifle, and My Howa model 1500 in .308 cal. , My Astra model 70 in 9MM cal., My Winchester model 12 Custom Trap with money-maker rib done right. My Browning Buckmark .22 , My S&W model 36 cheifs special My Mossberg 500 Combo 2 barrel set,
My Marlin .22 Winchester Magnum bolt action rifle Model 725, AND I REALLY DO own all these Piers,,they are in a gunsafe in my room and I have the only key, I had a good run on my last welding job before I retired, I was at the Trane company and a member of the UAW local 912. I worked from 60 to 70 hours a week making real money , and the 2nd most important part of my life is guns, My wife of 23 years is my # 1 ...and she thinks your a total idiot.
I only have one gun you see, and I bought it when people like Piers Morgan started talking about TAKING AWAY MY FREEDOM, because that it what the 2nd amendment is for: protecting our freedoms from physical domination.
Piers Morgan has finally pushed me away from CNN. Piers Morgan disgusts me. I will get my news from the BBC now.
How many guns did it take to cause the twin towers fall on 9/11 Piers? Zero. It was done with box cutters and planes. Are we going to outlaw box cutters and planes. More than 3000 people died that day Piers. How many guns did it take to commit the Oklahoma City bombing? Zero. It was done with a fertilizer based bomb. Are we going to outlaw fertilizer Piers? You are so infinitely stupid it amazes me that people can actually agree with you when your evidence is so weak. You try to turn the fact that he has had ZERO deaths in his pizza shop into an insult because it completely contradicts your false argument. Who do you keep pursing your lips anyway? Getting ready to kiss the rump of your government masters. You are pathetic. You will never win an argument because you are fundamentally wrong.
The right to bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. You spineless worm. You gutless puppet of a man. Who pulls your strings you hollow marionette?
Piers Morgan is a hypocrite, coward & a bully. Nancy Grace bullied her guest into suicide and now it seems CNN is willing to allow it to happen again. Ted Nugent NAILED it, we have a madman problem in this country. His name is Piers & his accomplice is CNN.
No one is going to commit suicide over this twit and his nonsense. I'd be less surprised if Piers were to kill himself realizing how much real Americans hate his stinking, misleading, self righteous guts.
Lol, Piers is such a dunce. If you want to say that giving a discount to gun owners increases chances of bad things happening, then you have to admit the same is possible when KFC gives away free food at various times. The times it's happened there have been MASSIVE numbers of people flocking to the stores, lol. Or how about Black Friday sales, I mean gimme a freakin break, Piers. What an ignoramus. Lets see some stats on the number of knife wounds around the holidays.
It's not the weapons increasing the chances of something happening, it's the people!!!! The weapon only plays a minuscule part. The presence of the irresponsible or dangerous people is what causes those things to happen, get it through your thick skull, Piers.
...But what can we expect from a loser who lost his job in the UK tabloids, rofl.
Tuned in now turned off...time for another news outlet
No matter how much people in the US rant and rave about their beloved second amendment, they have no idea how stupid they sound and appear to people in other more civilized countries such as the UK and Australia. Every time I hear or see one of these stories I thank my lucky stars I don't live in such a messed up country. It would do my head in knowing there are morons such as this shop owner in my neighborhood. I have long realized that no amount of gun murder and mass shootings will ever change things in the US. So I have stopped caring. Carry your guns and blow each other away. Evolution is at work.
Good luck in your UK penal colony.
Typical European who calls on America to bail you A$$e$ out whenever you need help and then complain about what a terrible country we are. Keep on bashing the Eagle and maybe one day we won't be there to save you from the next Hitler.
Another classless media hack who blindly plods along his agenda with a tunnel vision that refuses to absorb a trace of logic. And CNN pays Morgan how much to act like an utter embarrassment? The salaries of Morgan and of this pizzeria owner should be reversed, that is in a world where you earn your true worth.
Love the name Mr. Whorgan! I bet the real Piers gets on here on alternate ID's to spew his crap. It would make sense because no one on this board in support of gun grabbing has a leg to stand on, and because no one watches his program because it suctions huevos.
Dear Piers Morgan, you cheeky fellow, you bloody slag, you old nan. I bet your mum was a cold bloody slag of a shag as well.
If you want to see how stupid Piers is just watch his interview with Jesse Ventura when even his own audience turns against him due to how flawed his world view is.
How many people have to complain about Mr. Morgan's rude interview techniques before they get the message? It is amazing to see the numerous comments from people who agree with his position, but are so completely turned off by his style that they are willing to switch from CNN. Good for you! Less viewers, less revenue from advertisers.
Mr. Morgan you are so great I can't believe how well you bashed a simple pizza shop owner. Did you sit back and realize how you had you ass handed to you in other interviews with the likes of Ted Nugent and Alex Jones and say to your self
" Wow can I find someone to bully that won't fight back, Oh! I know that pizza guy should be easy lets go get him."
Mr. Morgan you are a world class piece of dog excrement, you have balls the size of double 00 buck shot and are either trying to gain popularity through the shock value of your ignorance or as Alex put it pushing the 3rd world order.
What a Hypocrite you are Piers. You carry on with your ridiculous rantings about gun owners for your ratings. Accusing the Pizza shop owner of trying to make money with his discount as a scheme while you carry this story and others just like it to boost your ratings... Shame on you and in the end your ratings will suffer as people see though your scam on the American public.
EXACTLY what I was thinking. He calls a local pizza guy out who is probably making $50k a year for trying to make a living when he has been spewing his gun control debates for months to increase ratings make MILLIONS for himself and CNN... Piers is no better then the magazines at super markets that show celebrities in bikini's to get you interested. Piers uses the blood death and tiers of others to make money $$$$ $ $ $ $ $
Only a fool thinks there is such a thing as "gun violence." There is Gang Violence, and Domestic Violence, and Armed Robbery, and Serial and Mass killings – but guns are just one of the tools they use – not the root cause.
I'm just wondering, how do you liberals actually know allowing every single man woman and child regardless of history, age, race, or creed to own firearms wouldn't reduce crime?
Have you tried it?
Certainly not in recent years, the places with stricter gun laws have MORE crime.
Chicago is a perfect example, and now Patrick Quinn expects to impose that type of legislation on the rest of the state?
I think not.
Just curious... Does anyone know how many donut shops have been robbed, or "shot up" for that matter, in the past twenty years? We poke fun at cops and their donut shops, but I respect the police, and I love donuts, and I'd like to know. What are the crime statistics at the LEAST gun-free zones in America? If they are high, then maybe the left is right. If they are low, then they're probably wrong.
The 2nd amendment should be repealed.
Piers calls so many people an idiot that it has lost any effectiveness it may have had. He needs to go home and deal with the warrants out on him.
CNN is a news station. Why does this foreigner (Piers) try to turn CNN into his own opinion show? I can't watch his show anymore. It's not news it's "Piers opinion show".
come on get real why on earth would we being talking to pizza guy about jack! a chimp can make a pizza, so there's no point to talk to an "idiot'
HAHAHHAHA Piers has the gall to call a local pizza company out for doing an ad campaign to make money. Piers has been running this gun control debate for months straight to raise ratings and make $$$$$$ Piers is such an a$$ hole, just milking any story to increase his ratings and make $$$
piers morgan is a moron.
I would eat at that pizza place and not think twice.
Skimming trough all these post's, I failed to find one that fully supported this absurd interview. I'm starting to think Piers has no actual supporters other than himself.
What Piers Morgan fails to understand is that most Americans the mass majority, are not murderers, of course buddy feels safer with his customers having guns, any murderer with the balls or insanity, would be weeding out rather quickly, more armed citizens is the best deterrent against murders! Piers Morgan I believe does know this, and is only working for the elites to unarmed the population, his master tyrants have big rewards in it for him. Stop exploiting grieving parents and dead children!
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