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On Thursday evening, "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed back Billy Baldwin and Penn Jillette to the program where they discussed a myriad of topics including same-sex marriage, gun legislation, the NRA and violence in the media.
During the conversation, Jillette and Piers Morgan engaged in a heated debate over Morgan's arguments for gun control.
"The vast majority of people who have mental illness problems never hurt anybody," said Jillette. "The vast majority of people who have guns never hurt anybody. The problem is you're dealing with such tiny numbers of people."
The comment incited a strong reaction from Morgan who argued back, "What do you call tiny numbers?"
"Mass shootings are escalating in a dramatic way since 2007. Many more of them happening and the scale of them, massively higher," continued Morgan.
Every time you make this argument, every time you make it, the - what you do is you start with the mass murderers, and then you will ask how many gun shootings there are," explained Penn in response. "And those are two very, very different things."
Meanwhile Baldwin addressed the NRA and gun industry's argument for gun rights under the Second Amendment by comparing it to the entertainment industry's backing of the First Amendment.
"The entertainment industry hid behind the First Amendment to line their pockets with billions of dollars in profits and they stepped up. We have a rating system for television, we have a rating system for video games, we have a rating system for movies and for music," said Baldwin.
"And that's exactly what the gun industry and the NRA are doing now. They're hiding behind the Second Amendment to line their pockets with profits."
Newt Gingrich returned to the program and continued his debate with Morgan on guns in America.
During the very lively debate, Morgan asked and answered his own question, saying, "Arm the teachers, 120,000 schools in America, arm a teacher in every one. Why do the NRA want to do that? Because it sells another 120,000 guns."
To which the former Republican House speaker laughed and responded "That is an absurd comment."
"The greatest gun salesman in American history is President Barack Obama. Nobody has led to a greater increase in gun purchases than the Obama administration," said Gingrich. "And the fact is this president for some reason has spurred in the American people a desire to own a gun on a scale that the NRA couldn't have dreamed of."