On Monday evening, Piers Morgan welcomed a man who felt video game guns were simply too unrealistic. As such, he created a controller that looks and feels like an assault rifle, and he brought it into the "Piers Morgan Live" studio for a demonstration.
Joined by his wife Melissa, David Kotkin listened as the host began by explaining his objection to the premise of a toy he feels is simply too close to the real thing:
"I don't like it very much. Because I've got three teenage sons, they all play these games and they love them, but there's something about it being detached in a video screen," said Morgan. "When I see this, this to me is Adam Lanza, [James] Holmes in Aurora, every other mass shooting I've seen, coming vividly to reality."
Melissa meanwhile, sides with Morgan, and had no problem disagreeing with her husband on live, international television:
"We have two boys, 8 and 11, and they're not allowed to pick it up. In fact, after Boston, even though guns were not involved with that, I told him [David] you've got to stop. This is not the time," revealed Melissa Kotkin. "There's too many things going on in this world, it's not the time. And if I won't let our kids pick it up, I don't know that I want anyone else's kids to pick it up either."
Noting that "you have your wife and me against you," Morgan offered Kotkin the oppurtunity to explain how he can sleep at night without guilt:
"It works ethically because I have to say that there's – should I say it?" he wondered aloud. "Okay. I'm going to say it. There's five people here that want one, from your staff, who said to me 'I want one of these. This is the coolest thing that I have. I would love to have this.' Your staff wants it. I mean, and you know, would you take that away from them, the joy of just having a little fun inside their house?"
Watch the clip for more of Morgan's interview with the Kotkin's including a complete demonstration of gaming controller that has its own Twitter handle, and for the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN every night at 9.
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