As yet another mass shooting rocks – and shocks – America, in the process dominating the news cycle and re-engerizing the national debate on gun control, on Monday evening "Piers Morgan Live" invited a lively panel to discuss the more tenuous points of weapon legislation, and gun law.
"They don't use a consistent standard," insisted John Lott, an author and staunch gun rights advocate, when responding to Piers Morgan's mass shooting statistics as credited to "Mother Jones." "Piers, yelling isn't going to make those numbers right...others have looked at this, and they would warn you to be careful, not to use those numbers."
With the basis of the host's argument centering around a goal of limiting the number of firearms in circulation – specifically assault weapons – and tightening regulations, guests like Ben Ferguson routinely suggest that his desires are misguided.
"You want to blame the AR-15, and you think that if we ban this AR-15, federally ban it, that somehow that is going to fix the issue," said Ferguson, joining the program live, via satellite.
In contrast to Morgan, Ferguson favors arming the appropriate officials, and not simply guards at the front of a building, all in hopes of offering protection to every day citizens:
"We are saying that if you are in the United States Navy, and we trust you with Navy ships, and war," began the conservative radio host, "why the hell wouldn't we trust you to carry your weapon to work with you, when we trust you with top secret information?"
Watch the clip for more of Morgan's interview with the likes of Lott and Ferguson, and for the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN every night at 9.
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