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On Tuesday evening, Piers Morgan fired up a special edition of "The Grill," inviting Wayne Allyn Root to join the segment for the first time ever, in the process hoping to spark up some drama with the former sports handicapper.
As the topic turned to firearms, the recent NRA member explained his theory:
"Guns in the right hands protect people. Guns in the wrong hands should be taken away. We don't want guns in the hands of mentally ill people," said Root. "The NRA protects my rights as a law abiding citizen to have a gun, nothing wrong with that."
When pressured by Morgan, who suggested his stance implied that "you would want to arm every nurse, every clergyman, every school teacher, every single person in any public place in America," the author and television and radio personality clarified his position:
"Not true, Piers. I'm a Libertarian Conservative. And what that means is, everyone should have the choice to be armed. I don't want to arm anyone. I don't want to force anyone to be armed. I don't want to force anyone to be involved with guns who doesn't want to be involved with guns," he told the "Piers Morgan Live" host. "Libertarianism merely means everyone gets a choice. And that's what America is about. I think that's what makes America great."
Watch the clip and listen to the interview to learn what Root suggested that prompted Morgan to reply by saying "clearly that's palpable nonsense."
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