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Four days since drafting and pushing a piece of legislature named in honor – or, perhaps, in contempt – of Piers Morgan, on Monday evening Nathan Dahm joined the British television presenter's program to explain his motivation.
At the core of Senator Dahm's bill, which he's calling the “Piers Morgan Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms Without Infringement Act”, is the notion that firearms should be more easily attainable, an idea that stands in direct contrast to the beliefs of the host.
To illustrate his position, Morgan rolled video of a grieving father, in which a man who lost his son in the Newtown school shooting stated that the right to life supersedes the right to carry a military style assault weapons. Seated squarely on "The Grill," the program's signature interview segment, the politician from Oklahoma was forced the face the following inquiry from the very man he sited when creating legislation:
"He's simply putting the question out there, for other Americans, including you, to determine what is more important," said Morgan, referencing Sandy Hook father David Wheeler from the clip. "He says his son's right to life is more important."
Dahm sought a solution which might satisfy both schools of thought: FULL POST
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Friday, Piers Morgan welcomes Conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter to join him for a face to face interview.
Coulter conveys her belief that Republicans are not trying to seek power, while Democrats are:
“That is one thing as I point out in this book," says the woman behind "Never Trust a Liberal over Three – Especially a Republican." "Democrats have advantage. All they want is power. They spent their lives figuring out how to get elected so they can run other people's lives."
Astonished by her statement Morgan responds sarcastically:
While most Americans would confess to not being particularly big fans of the government shutdown, the always outspoken Ann Coulter joined Piers Morgan Wednesday night, and during their live conversation the author went as far as to applaud the work of the individuals who effectively brought Washington to a screeching halt three weeks ago:
“I really like what these guys have been doing,” Coulter began.
Seemingly in shock, the "Piers Morgan Live" host asked Coulter whom specifically she was targeting with her praise: FULL POST
In a special edition of "Piers Morgan Live" that directly followed Barack Obama's national address, on Tuesday evening the host welcomed Robert Menendez from Washington, who share his immediate reaction to the president's speech:
"I think the president went step by step in directly responding to the concerns of the American people," said the Democratic senator from New Jersey. "And I think effectively made the case as to why those concerns are either unfounded to some degree in some cases, can be met in other cases, and the reason why it is important to be able to respond to [Bashar al-]Assad's use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians beyond Syria, and in the context of the world."
Answering a common criticism of the president, Menendez offered his explanation as to why Obama sought political approval for his plan to use military forces in Syria, rather than simply give the order himself: FULL POST
Fresh off a trip across the pond, where he proudly accepted an award as UK GQ's "TV Personality of the Year," on Monday evening Piers Morgan was back inside his CNN New York studio, doing what he does best: putting guests on "The Grill" and engaging in a gun debate.
Joining Morgan in person, Emily Miller got the host's British blood boiling when she suggested a certain, specific segment of society ought to be included amongst the rest of the nation's gun-bearing public:
"I know a lot of these disability groups want to say you can't take away their rights because they're blind," said the author of "Emily gets her gun...but Obama wants to take yours." "It's a complicated issue."
Visibly distraught with the notion of those without vision using firearms, the "Piers Morgan Live" host couldn't get past one simple fact:
On Thursday evening, Piers Morgan heated up "The Grill" with one of his favorite guests, welcoming back former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich.
Having visited with Morgan nearly a dozen times, Gingrich's candor and insight have made him one of the host's favorite sparring partners, in the process helping to secure him his own hosting gig as part of CNN's upcoming "Crossfire" reboot.
One night after Dr. Sanjay Gupta joined Morgan to discuss medical marijuana in advance of the re-air of his documentary "Weed," the "Piers Morgan Live" host asked Gingrich for his stance on the polarizing topic of pot:
"I think you have to be very careful what you are describing," Gingrich began, "and under what circumstances and if it's a rare unusual case, I think that's one thing. If it's the general legalization, I think that's a huge mistake."
As the conversation turned to political leaders, Morgan asked the "Crossfire" co-host if he would support Chris Christie as a Republican presidential candidate come 2016: FULL POST