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April 11th, 2013
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"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Casey switches sides, high school senior invents gun shield, Gayle Trotter makes Morgan go "mad"

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.

  • Casey's change of heart: Pa. senator switches voting position

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate dodged a filibuster lead by a handful of Republicans, in the process setting the stage for an upcoming debate on gun legislation that comes in response to a series of initiatives laid out by the president following the mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Last night, "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed Senator Robert Casey who offered an explanation as to why he recently changed his stance regarding the way in which he would vote on the gun issue:

"Piers, I saw what the whole country saw with regard to the tragedy that we saw in Connecticut. And I was haunted. In a classroom where 6 and 7-year- old children were shot repeatedly at close range with a high-power rifle with huge pieces of ammunition tearing through them over and over again, shot 10, 11 or more times," noted the Pennsylvania Democrat. "I decided over the course of a couple of days to make a change and to vote for some of the measures we'll be voting on starting tomorrow and the next few days."

  • LifePlate™: Lauren Sorge's innovation for safety

Meanwhile, as part of a live show produced with an audience in studio, Piers Morgan also welcomed Lauren Sorge, the creator of LifePlate™, to explain how her innovation can help save lives in the event of a shooting incident:

"This right here is the LifePlate™ shield. This is kind of an example of what it looks like. And this one specifically was shot close-range with a .44 magnum. And you can kind of see where the bullet penetrated. But it does not go through. And most bullet-proof shields or protection, for that matter, are made out of Kevlar, which is like the universal material," explained the high school senior. "But this isn't made out of Kevlar. This is actually made out of a fiber called polyethylene, which is 15 times stronger than steel and is also 40 percent stronger than Kevlar."

Following her visit on "Piers Morgan Live," Sorge also took some time to visit with the show's digital producer, Jason Kurtz, to further explain her product, it's origin, and her hopes for the future.

LifePlate™ is available for purchase on Amazon.

  • Is Piers "going mad?": Guest baffles the host with gun proposal

Continuing the gun conversation, the primetime program also invited Gayle Trotter to present her unique position on protecting women, by arming them:

"Educate women to know that guns make women safer," she suggested. "It would be more helpful to women if you highlighted the cases of women defending themselves and their families and their vulnerable family members from violent attackers with guns."

Baffled by Trotter's argument, the host asked CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin one very specific follow-up question:

"Jeffrey, am I going mad?"

As the live audience laughed, Toobin backed Morgan up:

"No," he said, in matter-of-fact manner.

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  1. Jonah's Whale

    She made Piers Morgan go mad? He was already mad, foaming at the mouth mad. Psychotic mad actually.

    April 11, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • sm

      Shes a wead minded , programmed, irrisponcible individual. She cant think for herself!

      April 11, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Steve in mo

        Might want to calm down on your regurgitating there SM. You're getting so excited and worked up you can't get your pre-written words out; seems I just read your posts on another story ridiculing someone else for their poor spelling?🙂

        April 11, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • sm

        Well now Stevo, shes a programmed robot with no emotions! There know one how up there in her brain, I watched her hole rehersal speech for the Dead " NRA"

        April 12, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • sm

        Hey Sir? Yo Dude! Stevo, I am a blue collar hard worker who cares about the country, and all its issues. As for the dinkle berry tick turds who are wanna-be parapro-teachers looking for spelling erros instead of an issue or meaning can, You know: Go Fly a Kite! "D"

        April 12, 2013 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Abigail

    I got so irritated by Gayle Trotter's answer. The girl could not answer the question! Argh! Somebody please shake the sense out of her!

    April 11, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jason B

      Probably because the rude arrogant misbehaving sorry SOB Morgan won't shut up and quit interrupting those he doesn't agree with to let her answer.

      April 11, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • sm

        Whats wrong JB BJ your on the wrong news network, Hannity's got something for you on his litte show!!!!! Youve got no Issue, what the "H" you got to say?????????????? Speak!

        April 12, 2013 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jason B

        Actually SM, I've been thinking it would be pretty interesting to lock both Hannity and Morgan (neither of whom I like) in a steel cage and let them have it out.

        April 13, 2013 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
      • sm

        I like it! both really only care about their show and audiance...... At least he keeps the gun issue in the right spot light no matter what side of the issue your on! This is all our America and it is decaying rapidly!

        April 13, 2013 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Diane

    Ms. Trotter didn't understand the question. In fact, she doesn't even understand the word "bemused" .... every time Piers used it, she replied with "this isn't funny". Bemused means "confused". Perhaps remedial English 101 would help.

    April 11, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Beth

    No one was letting anyone speak a complete sentence in that interview. Every time Ms. Trotter tried to answer, she was interrupted.

    April 11, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • sm

      Shes a robot that is going to repeat that phrase the rest of her life. Id be upset to have her represent all women with guns out in the public, WEAK!

      April 11, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jason B

        sm – SHUT UP ROBOT!

        April 11, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • sm

        Hey JB or maybe BJ, at least you can read and got the message Little member!

        April 12, 2013 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. sm

    What a programed ,weak minded robot she is. Cant think for herself, and ignorant. Do you want this imature woman speaking for all women who own guns? NOT! Hey RUSH LIMBOUGH today came apart at the seams on his pathetic radio show. Check him out, Hes a mental case. HELLARIOUS , but expected! What a dope of a statement! Is he strung out know that the extreme right hung theirselves? 2014 and 2016 is the NEW FUTURE!

    April 11, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. sm

    Yesterday the big whig president of the " NRA " was on air taking his last effort of breath for the clubs cause, ITS DEAD IN THE WATER for the future of the "NRA". National gun registry is immnient! No one said anything about a ban on hand guns, hunting rifles, and shot guns, period............. The dumb keep bringing it up as an excuse ( or lack of knowledge, sorry) but there is no connection between the two. Read the new Bill going to the floor. Only ignorant, irrisponcible twits are going to complain about a private back ground check for all guns. Do you love your children? Do you have something to hide. Dont even say the second amendment again................or are you alittle slow to figure out the cause. Act like an American and stand with the moraly concerned about the future safety of America. Theirs no conspiracy to get your guns!!!!!!! Get the head out of the sand!

    April 11, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Scare The Pilgrims

      What concerned Americans are doing is waiting out in the parking lots of all The WalMarts and Sporting Goods Stores looking for the AMMUNITION SUPPLIER TRUCK to pull in and unload into WALMARTS SPORTING GOODS DEPT. AND LINING UP AT THE CASH REGISTER TO GET THEIR "3 BOXES PER MAN " RATION OF BULLETS..EVERY FREAKIN WEEK 6 WEEKS IN A ROW ! AND THE WALMART IN SCOTT COUNTY KENTUCKY IS IN A BOOM TOWN. THIS IS WHERE THE TOYOTA CAR PLANT IS AND JOBS ARE EVERYWHERE HERE.. GOOD JOBS,,GOOD PAY , NO CRIME PROBLEMS AND GUNS AND BULLETS ARE A MAJOR PAIN TO FIND AND PURCHASE..PEOPLE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN BUY GUNS AND AMMO, KENTUCKY HAS A RECORD ,HERE IT IS . AT THE POINT IN TIME ,WHEN THE IRAQ WAR WAS 6 MONTHS ACTIVE. WHAT STATE LOST THE MOST U.S. SOLDIERS IN THE 1ST 6 MONTHS OF THAT IRAQ WAR ?
      K E N T U C K Y , THATS WHO. FIGHT TO THE LAST BREATH, LAST DROP OF BLOOD , AND NEVER SAY YOUR SORRY. FOR A FIREARMS RIGHTS ADVOCATE CLUB,, I SEE THE NRA DOING VERY VERY WELL.. YOU CANNOT ARGUE WITH NEW MEMBERSHIP NUMBERS IN THE NRA VS. NEW FANS OF CNN'S PIERS MORGAN RATINGS..I'M WAITING FOR PIERS "PHIL DONAHUE" NOTICE MYSELF. I WATCHED THE LAST SHOW PHIL DONAHUE EVER HAD ON TV..THE GUEST LIST ?? SARAH BRADY, STEVE HALBROOK , & 3 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WHO FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE UNITED STATES OVER THEIR CONCERN ABOUT THE BRADY ACT THAT WAS PROVEN BY THE SCOTUS RULING WEEKS LATER. SHERIFFS DO NOT HAVE ANY OBLIGATION WHAT SO EVER TO DO FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ( background checks) ON THE CITIZENS OF THE SHERIFFS COUNTY WHO VOTED THAT SHERIFF INTO OFFICE TO SERVE THAT COUNTY,,NOT C O U N T R Y . C O U N T Y .. PHIL DONAHUES SHOW WAS CANCELLED THE VERY NEXT DAY , LOOK IT UP . I'M DEAD SERIOUS. some of you gun haters are so thick headed I don't even know why I try sometimes. But Winning Is Fun For Me and Winning Is What The Gun Lovers are doing right now so ,,keep it up folks ,,Record Gun Sales,,Ammunition Shortage Nationwide ^5^5^5^5^5 lovin it !

      April 14, 2013 at 2:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • shepherdgregory

        ATTENTION!ATTENTION!SCARE THE PILGRIMS HAS GONE MAD!THE KING OF KENTUCKY IS A DEMENTED RUBE WHO SHOULD LOCK HIMSELF IN HIS OWN SAFE,A RUSTIC HOUDINI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        April 14, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • sm

        Your crazy , Knowones home in your head, Were going to have to take your bullets whacko!

        April 15, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. LuLu

    Keep up the good work Piers!

    April 11, 2013 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jonah's Whale

      LuLu, better lay off the joints tonight...

      April 11, 2013 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • sm

        Its ok LULU, we know whats on Jonah's mind, Weed and drugs over issues and our childrens safety, Blame his parents too LuLu!

        April 12, 2013 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. larry

    http://memoryholeblog.com/2013/04/09/the-1000-challenge/

    April 11, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Scare The Pilgrims

    So All The Weapons Books on My Den Wall are Weak and Outdated and The Black Market Of Forbidden Goods Among The Common Unwashed Masses On The City Streets Of Our Vast Wasteland Of No Jobs , Record Illegal Drug Use, Murder By THose in control of all that drug Traffic , I LL GOTTEN Wealth going to mexico by the HayBale Size Cudes oF American Cash and because a few senators spoke out about how moved they were by the story of these poor slain little shot up children we now have a wonderfull and bright future thanks to Super Mouth Piers Morgan,,your gonna get over yourself one day dude. In the mean Time I repeat The Number 1 SUPPLIER OF HI-CAPACITY MAGAZINES FOR THE AR-15 RIFLE IS THE U.S. GOVERNMENT U.S. MILITARY SURPLUS STORE CHAINS WHO DO NOT SELL FIREARMS OF ANYKIND,,JUST THE MAGAZINES , DUMMY GERNADES WHICH CAN BE RELOADEDE IF YOU KNOW HOW, GUN GREASE, OIL, COSMOLINE SPRAY FOR LONG TERM STORAGE OF METAL OBJECTS TO PREVENT RUST. The Entire Aftermarket Magazine Manufacturers Production number sold COMBINED is smaller than the number of Hi-Cap- Magazines sold to the American Public by The U.S. Military Surplus Store Chains. The U.S. Military ALWAYS MAKES MORE THAN NEEDED and the Govt. Has to sell pennies on the dollar to get some of that money back.. TeeTotally COMMON KNOWLEDGE nationwide yet you Mr. Morgan never seem to dig up such shallow information common to others ..amazing.

    April 11, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • sm

      Well Pilgrim, "If everybody would hands on parenting and knew where and what their kids were doing and have consequences for their actions, maybe a majority of the youth would turn into those criminals and killers out on the streets NOW! EH!

      April 12, 2013 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Scare The Pilgrims

        I've read your reply 100 times at least over 2 days. Heres my take on your reply. Are You Drunk ? because I broke it down in sentences,,makes no sense,,then broke it down into words, again makes no sense. NONE. Want to try again ? or is the hangover still holding your brain in bondage ?

        April 14, 2013 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
      • sm

        hey keep reading "Lost Pilgrim" you'll soon absorb the ideas and message from the Concerned and determined Majority! You'll get it soon enough! Thanks for reading!

        April 15, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ninja

    Sickened country sickened people. Why is George Bush a free man?

    April 12, 2013 at 7:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Scare The Pilgrims

    John "OZZY" Osbourne is not allowed to posses a gun in the United States due to all the RE-Hab stays in a hospitol , BUT ; I 'd bet a thousand dollars that if Ozzy Did try to buy a gun in a store and the seller did a background check through the FBI ' s L i s t ; of DELAY or DENY sale . files ,, Ozzy would pass and get his gun. All the Re-Hab records in a file at any hospitol he stayed in are PRIVATE RECORDS under Lock & Key,, that is the law at this time .

    April 13, 2013 at 8:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. sm

    What ever side of the issue you fall at, making excuses or denying the problem and thinking it wont effect you is really incompitent! Some type of action or putting our foot down on the security and a future for our children and our grandchildren. We, dear people have to face the music and take responcibility for everthing we've done and overlooked and said its not my fault! True, true, true, step up and do research on issues. 3 sides to every stotry)

    April 13, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. shepherdgregory

    'hospitol...'

    Bahhaha!Scary Spelling!A beau,a paramour,a truelove for SM!

    (Who I've gone off the boil with,though I still love her,Mildred,alas!I fear my spelling is too goo.)

    April 14, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. oneluvsurfer

    So let me get this straight. Sending kids to school in bullet proof vests is now an idea?

    April 15, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • sm

      YES! 50% of parents to this generation huffed to much fumes, skipped school or got tired of parenting and some freakin idot is saying " Put bulletproof vest on our kids" Hey lets find the ignorant with guns and take em away from the!

      April 15, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • shepherdgregory

        What do you make of that 'Lifething' she had?Bit dubious,myself...

        April 16, 2013 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
      • oneluvsurfer

        You would need a bulletproof vest to take mine.

        April 16, 2013 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
      • sm

        If you shoot someone will be taking your guns away! Bye-Bye!

        April 21, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Georgie

    Second letter on this topic of GunViolence.
    1st letter dated March 25th, 2013.

    Members of Congress,
    Thank You for Debate, ALL Actions and ALL Solutions to reduce Gun Violence in America. Gun Violence has reached an Epidemic status and is a very important issue to put United back into “We the people of the United States”.

    Voters expect that our Congress members understand that they are in office to reflect Votes on what “We The People” expect. Well as a reminder, “We The People” certainly are not safe in our own country and families do not feel freedom from gun violence in their daily lives. Weapons are not biodegradable so sarcastically, how many more do we need before we are safe to protect ourselves from whomever the Second Amendment states that we are protecting ourselves from?
    I do feel that part of that answer is people need to protect themselves from the Management levels, Lobbyist and those that only concern themselves with profit, control and power like the NRA and Gun Owners of America. Those voices should be muted since their voice reinforces a conflict of interest position.

    I along with many others understand that this issue is complex and needs a comprehensive approach. I do not need to articulate the details of bills or amendments in this letter, but I do request at a high level a Yes Vote to Assault Weapons Ban, High Capacity Magazines, closing ALL loopholes, Straw Purchases, Enforcement of existing laws, Resources to help Law Enforcement including ATF, Resources for Mental Health including a Hotline, Cross checking Databases, and all actions surrounding Gun Violence.

    “We The People” reject the premise that taking the above actions infringes on the Second Amendment when this Epidemic of gun violence has taken away the people’s right to feel safe in their own country against all those that have weapons, law abiding or not. The people represented by We The People, including those that protect ALL The People, need a fighting chance and when they are up against High Capacity magazines, Assault type weapons and no Resources no one on the other end including law enforcement has a chance.

    The Assault type weapon; or actually any type of weapon does not know if you are a card carrying member of the NRA or if you received a scorecard rating from them or not. With the advances of Social Media the types of control propaganda messages, campaign adds that those organizations usually put out loose importance. I personally have respect for the Office of the President, always have and always will. On this issue of such great important to ALL Americans I would make the same request regardless of party. Give the value and role of Congress back to the American people. Do Not let NRA, Gun Owners of American, flaunt money, power or intimidate those in Congress. Embrace the actions needed and show strength. Even if a voter disagrees with your position they know you had them in mind and do not hesitate to let them know that.

    In my own family I have nieces, nephews, cousins with children that own weapons that recite the common statements or propaganda messages heard over and over ....government is taking away our freedoms. I am a responsible law abiding gun owner, don’t infringe on my Second Amendment rights. In District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment ...also stated that “the right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose”. I know that even law abiding gun owners enable their children access to weapons like Adam Lanza’s mother did. I hear stories all the time that kids visiting family or even in their own homes get access to weapons that cause accidents and deaths. I know that theft and readily available weapons when a person’s has reached a snap point causes death and I too can go on and on. How do law abiding non gun owners know when law abiding gun owners are taking their responsibility serious? Another reminder, the Second Amendment is not an unlimited right.

    I know that the children of my nieces, nephews, cousins and our own grandchildren will not live all their lives by their parent’s side even if they currently cannot see that far ahead. I know that whether my family disagrees with me or not that it is my job to do all I can to make the United States safer for them so they can LIVE. If at some point all Mothers, Fathers, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, law abiding gun owners feel the same way and we as a United Country slowly eliminate assault weapons and enact the other important measures all our people will be safer. In addition to the gun violence measures, we should encourage volunteer buyback programs to eliminate any weapon and repurpose programs for current Weapon Manufactures. When our country eliminates the increasing amount of weapons and access to weapons in the ban then there is less access or less readily available access for whomever is at that unpredictable unknown snap point or those that let their guard down to a curious child.

    Like any manufacturing business an evolution needs to take place to plan smart and flow with society’s needs. Companies like Remington in New York should open a part of their business to buy back programs and repurposing the materials in the existing weapons. When there is 17 years of hard proof that Australia was successful with their Assault Ban after their country experienced a horrific tragedy involving a mass murder of 35; it would make sense that America get started so we can someday in the future can say we were successful too. Since there might not be a database that keeps track of these details we do not know how many victims and purchases took place after the 2004 ban expired, but did Adam Lanza’s mother buy Assault type Weapons and High Power magazines that were part of that 1999 ban? Nancy Lanza “Was” a law abiding gun owner that enabled and provided her son access? Is that abuse of the Second Amendment?

    The gun violence incidents that involve Non Assault Weapons are higher, which is why all solutions are needed, but the slaughter with these Assault Weapons of War can and should be banned. Each one of those children in Newtown were slaughtered with approximately 3-11 bullets and “We the People” know we need to step up Now > For Virginia Tech, Tucson, Aurora, Newtown, Tom Clements, Nate Leon and all Victims of gun violence.

    To highlight a few of “We The people”, Police Chief’s, Mayors, Universities, Teachers, Veterans, Parents want Assault Ban and the important solutions mentioned so how could you vote against an Assault Weapon Ban without proving you are out of touch with Voters – The People? Answer – You Can Not. We must not be complacent and accept the level of gun violence as Normal.

    Sincerely,
    Georgie Spears

    April 17, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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