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April 10th, 2013
02:54 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": DWS on "cowardly" GOP senators, panel on background checks, reality of a No. Korean missile threat

Whether you fell asleep early, stayed out too late, or simply want to watch it again, we realize it's not always possible to get your entire "Piers Morgan Live" fix from television. As an answer to this, we offer the below labor of love – "Piers Morgan Live, Rewind" – dedicated and designed to getting you caught up and connected to the conversation.

  • DWS: "It's disgusting. It's unconscionable"
  • As part of a continued discussion on potential legislation surrounding firearms, and in front of a live studio audience, on Tuesday evening "Piers Morgan Live" invited Debbie Wasserman Schultz to share her personal perspective:

    "It's disgusting. It's unconscionable," said the Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee, referencing more than a dozen GOP senators who have threatened to filibuster a gun control vote. "It shows how cowardly they are, because the reason they won't give Gabby Giffords a vote, the folks in Aurora a vote, the people of Columbine and Newtown a vote, is because they're afraid, because they don't want to face the 90 percent of Americans who support making sure we can close those loopholes and prevent bad people from getting guns."

    • On background: Panel debates politicking

    As Tuesday's program continued, Piers Morgan welcomed a panel of educated experts and newsmakers charged with further debating the notion of mandated background checks as associated with the purchase of guns.

    "The ones that we currently have in place, Piers, have been woefully, painfully, poorly executed," said Republican strategist and pollster Kellyanne Conway. "We don't want to do things that just make us feel better. We want to do things that work and actually protect our children."

    Abby Huntsman, meanwhile, blamed the current standstill on what she deems to be a misappropriated focus in Washington:

    "I think this comes down to a number of politicians that are, frankly, more concerned about the re-election than they are about what is right for this country," said the HuffPost Live host and producer. "It's really unfortunate."

    Huntsman's colleague, Marc Lamont-Hill, cautioned against speaking about the feelings in another man's heart:

    "Let's not assume that everybody is operating in bad faith," said Huntsman's HuffPost Live co-host. "If we want to have a real conversation, then we can't assume that everyone who disagrees with us, operates in bad faith."

    • How real is threat from North Korea?

    Meanwhile, as talks of a potential North Korean missile strike continue to ratchet up global fear, reporter Kyung Lah expalined the ways in which these newest threats are different from those in the past:

    "The threats from Pyongyang are now coming from that young unpredictable leader [Kim Jong-un], he is untested. We simply don't know him. The rules are very different," said Lah, who was stationed in Seoul, South Korea. "Also the threats are different. They have been rapid fire, day after day after day. There's been a ratcheting up. There has been a rapid fire progression of them. Back now what appears to be the good old days of Kim Jong-Il, they were - they were a little more spaced out so it's a bit more unpredictable."

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    soundoff (25 Responses)
    1. Jason B

      Oh brother, an old hag being interviewed by an old haggis...

      April 10, 2013 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Highland Laddie

        Ha-ha-haggis?He's English!

        (And it's STILL banned even though there's no silly cow bits in it!Dunno what Merida would say...)

        May 14, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    2. Ichiro

      "cowardly" GOP senators??? They are standing up for what they believe in.
      If Democrats are not cowards, then why did Harry Reid remove the AWB from the bill??

      April 10, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    3. DV

      Why is this show still airing? Debate on the show is a joke as PM constantly changes subject, tries to set up obvious traps for his guests who disagree, screws up the facts and thinks his audience are brain dead, and did I mention outright ridiculing his guests right before ending the segment? I am disgusted by the show and will refrain from watching CNN.

      April 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    4. Ana Lachelier

      Contrary to some of these posts, I am delighted that CNN is allowing Pierce Morgan to continue. Frankly, given most of the junk they put on this program is stellar.
      Thanks to Mr Morgan an urgent issue is in the spot light. The gun issue must be front and center and we need to bring out the truth....this Country is run by two sources 1) NRA and, unfortunately, 2) Zionist in Israell. We can do little about the 2nd but we sure as hell can do something about the first. I am a CT. resident and on behalf of us here in CT and ALL our children, I thank you Mr. Morgan. Keep up the pressure. Perhaps the fools will begin to listen at some point.

      April 10, 2013 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    5. P D

      Piers using these poor families as pawns in a political game is disgusting!! Constantly parading these people out in front of the cameras is appalling! Does anyone really believe even universal back ground checks would do anything towards preventing another Sand Hook tragedy? Give me a break there are hundreds of millions of weapons out there already, background checks would do NOTHING for these weapons!! Anyone who is criminal and or evil and wants to harm people will be able to get a gun whenever they want! Even if you banned assault weapons ( which will never happen ) it wouldn't prevent another Sandy Hook? You would just create a giant black market for guns! He really needs to be off the air. The way he is using these people for a much bigger agenda for the left is disgusting!

      April 10, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    6. beth

      I am watching PERS MORGAN. A girl from Sandy Hook is on. She mentioned about the youngest victim of Sandy Hook being shot 11 times. I know this may be so nieve. but what about banning the selling of magazines. This will not go against the second amendment. Can we have separate laws about selling bullets? Magazines? ect... Let's take a differenet approach.

      April 10, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jason B

        What part of "Shall not be infringed" do you not understand Beth? Before responding, read and carefully consider the definitions to all the words, especially infringed. Also re-read the Declaration of Independence, considering the part about oppression and throwing off those tyrants in favor of new guards.

        April 11, 2013 at 9:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
    7. Maria Slawson

      The reality is BACKGROUND CHECK will NOT do much – PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAM FOR ALL GUN BUYERS is what we need to be talking about🙂

      April 10, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Not A. Sheeple

        Maria, Do really think criminals go right out and purchase weapons from known dealers, and tell the world their name, address, and other information? Do you think, for one second, that the people about to commit mass shootings or home invasions are law abiding, and follow all gun laws ? Yes, Lets just criminalize all gun owners by making a dozen more laws that no criminal will ever follow!

        April 18, 2013 at 10:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
        • Kirk

          The Libtards keep doing the same thing over and over. They keep saying how we need more laws when they do not enforce the ones we already have. And yes, Criminals do not join the NRA, they do not buy their weapons at Cabellas and they do not pass background checks because they buy their guns on the street or steal them. But as many times as you explain this to them it is like they just block out truth and common sense. What would you expect from a party who's primary goals are Food stamps, Abortion and Gay marriage?

          April 18, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    8. JOHN GRAVES

      Watch out now 14 people have got cut in Texas with a Utility knife...Piers will want to ban those now...... What a man stir up stuff here and then tries to get out of it by insulting guest with useless questions......CNN must be hurting for host..

      April 10, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Mister Peebles

        Don't miss the obvious: 14 stabbed and they ALL lived. Same day as Newtown, man stabbed 22 children in China and they all lived.

        Don't kid yourself, an AR-15 is much more lethal compared to a knife.

        April 11, 2013 at 12:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
        • Steve in mo

          Because thankfully all he used was an X-Acto knife. I can only imagine if it had been a typical and very popular Buck knife with locking blade (3-4" blade), the outcome would've been far different.

          I suppose you're of the type that would then instinctively jerk your knee to your chest and start calling for knife bans?

          April 11, 2013 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
    9. worldcares

      Piers, here is a new topic, how to take care of your elderly parents.

      April 11, 2013 at 6:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
    10. Kirk

      This left wing Biatch needs to pack her bags and go to the UK with Piers. Neither one deserves to live in the USA.

      April 13, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    11. Randy Klobetanz

      So Mr. Morgan, how would gun laws have stopped the horror in Boston. Bad people will find a way to kill without guns.

      April 15, 2013 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    12. Freedom in America

      Using your mentality, we should register all pressure cookers and be required to get a backgound check to buy one!!

      April 16, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    13. Mot A. Sheeple

      Piers is mad at America because we have rights. Unlike his home country that disarm all citizens in the attempt to control them, and make them defenseless. Go look at overall violent crimes, not just those committed BY thugs with guns. Piers is part of the sheeple and ignorant of how the real world works.

      April 18, 2013 at 10:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
    14. americaninjustice

      ty·ran·ni·cal NRA NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION
      Exercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way.
      Characteristic of tyranny; oppressive and controlling.
      COMPARE THE tyrannical NRA with the tyrannical US gov't
      My family was persecuted for 27 years in Los Angeles and I still refuse to touch a gun.

      April 18, 2013 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Kirk

        Then I guess you are a weak liberal Moron. Sorry for your ignorance.

        April 18, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
        • shepherdgregory

          So resisting being browbeaten makes him weak?First I heard.It's very insipid to hear Americans constantly bandy around
          'idiot','moron',and 'retard'(really need to expand your vocabulary,guys)just 'cos someone has a polarising opinion which just happens to give the conduit for debate in lieu of everyone just agreeing with each other in a worldwide backslap.

          Or you can always get your own language...

          May 14, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • shepherdgregory

        Good for you.

        May 14, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    15. FREDRICK MOORE JR.

      YOU ALL DO NOT REALIZE THAT THE AMOUT OF THINGS DANNY BOON WENT THREW PEOPLE IN TODAYS SOCIETY STILL GO THRU IF I BUY A GUN LIKE IF THE ADMIN CDECIDES TO NOT HIRE ME BECAUSE I HAVE A NON VIOLENT FELONY THE REALIZATION OF YOUR BIAS IN A COMMUNITY WHERE I AM SUSPENDED FROM DRIVING THERE IS STILL A ENVIORMENTAL ISSUE OF ONE PERSONS SAFETY THINK WITH ME FOR A ISTANCE I CANT OWN A GUN BUT I WALK ON COUNTY ROADS EVERY DAY TO GET TO THE COVERUP IRS SCANDLE PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT AND THERE IS WILD ANIMALS UR HUSBAND HUNTS BUT HE DONT LIKE BLACK PEOPLE CAUSE THERE HARD TO SEE AT NIGHT..... NO NOT THE REASON ! BUT I CANT CALL UR HUSBAND I GOTTA BE A MAN AN NOT ONE OF THOSE ONE KIND OF WELDERS WHO COULDNT FIT IN.... I LAUGH AT THE PEOPLE IN OFFICE RIGHT NOW CAUSE WE CANT BETALKING ABOUT MAKING SURE THAT ANY OF THE ABOVE SONS OR DAUGHTS SUCH AS PARIS HILTON CANT HAVE A GUN....

      May 17, 2013 at 8:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
    16. FREDRICK MOORE JR.

      WRONG PAGE BUT COMMON CASES. IN EVERY SOCIETY

      May 17, 2013 at 8:20 am | Report abuse | Reply

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