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An extraordinary thing happened on Wednesday's edition of "Piers Morgan Live" – the host supported the use of a firearm, but only because the situation was in accordance with what he believes to be the original intentions of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Welcoming both Ben Ferguson and Jeffrey Toobin to "The Grill," Piers Morgan reviewed a story out of Anaheim, Calif., in which a 72-year-old grandmother used a .357-magnum to ward off an intruder.
"If she wants to adopt another grandchild, I will [be] more than happy to go eat Christmas and Thanksgiving dinner at this grandmother's house. What a bad you-know-what," exclaimed the conservative radio host. "This is awesome. She's protecting her house, she's got a husband that's a World War II veteran, who's in – apparently from what I've been told – who's in a wheelchair. And she was able to defend and protect when the police unfortunately weren't there yet."
And this is when things got really weird:
"Ben Ferguson, let me stop you right there, because this is why I wanted to do this story when I knew that you were on tonight," revealed Morgan. "I completely and utterly agree with you. This is exactly what I think the Second Amendment is actually about."
Toobin, meanwhile, offered some historical context:
"In 1968, when Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated, by Sirhan Sirhan with a handgun, the reaction was the Gun Control Act of 1968, ban guns as much as possible," explained the CNN legal analyst. "The idea that more guns make us more safe is so deeply ingrained now, but I think it's worth pointing out it's a very different attitude than it used to be."