On Wednesday evening, economist and pro-gun advocate John Lott Jr. returned to the program for another round of contentious debate with Piers Morgan.
Continuing their on-going difference of opinion regarding firearm crime and death statistics, the author of "At the Brink: Will Obama Push Us Over the Edge" and the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host seemingly picked right up where they left off during December's town hall-style "Guns in America" special.
In discussing the effectiveness of gun legislation, Morgan referenced a 1996 Australian firearm ban that came in response to to a string of double-digit killings over a ten-year period:
"In a country that brought in extensive gun control and gun bans following 18 mass shootings culminating in 35 people being slaughtered, there have been zero – zero - mass shootings since," exclaimed Morgan.
"The way you define it, it is zero," Lott reluctantly agree, before quickly accusing Morgan of being "a cherry picker" when interpreting firearm statistics.