Two days after proudly launching his brand new segment "The Grill," – in which he aims to "turn up the heat and debate stories that matter" – on Wednesday evening Piers Morgan welcomed the return of the very man who helped debut the segment, Ben Ferguson.
Once again, guns in America was the topic of debate with Morgan raising the story of the Kentucky five year-old boy who shot and killed his two year-old sister with a rifle.
"He had been given [the gun] as a present for his birthday," said Morgan. "A rifle that is marketed specifically for children."
"There's a difference between giving your child a present and being a terrible parent," said Ferguson. "You had a terrible parent in this situation who is incredibly ignorant and stupid to leave, first of all a loaded weapon out, around adults you don't do that, much less children. Second of all you had a stupid parent who didn't lock up the gun."
"I don't know what law you're going to pass to allow for parents to be screened to be dumb or not. I mean, that would be pretty hard to enforce."
In response to Fegurson's point, Morgan listed a number of injuries resulting from children handling guns in the past month including "a four-year-old [who] shot and killed a deputy's wife at a barbecue in Tennessee" and "a two-year-old [who] found a glock pistol under her pillow and shot her [mother] in the stomach."
"How many more of these things have to happen, this indiscriminately, before people wake up and go 'That's enough kids shooting guns and being shot with guns?'" asked an exasperated Morgan.
Watch the clip and listen to the interview as Ferguson tells Morgan, "One hundred and seventy adults last month ran over children because they didn't look in their rearview mirror. Are we going to pass a law to fix stupid drivers?"
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