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July 20th, 2012
08:14 PM ET

Live Blog: Movie Massacre from Aurora, CO (Closed)

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  1. motown phyl

    I know there are strong feelings about having the right to purchase and own guns. I still don't understand why the average citizen would EVER need any kind of assault or rapid-fire weapon. Let's start by banning those devices and work towards a sane compromise on others.

    July 20, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joanne Bernier

      I could not figure out how to reply on my own w/o a reply.. One thing I HATE is when the powers that be get one the tv and spend so much time thanking each other for one thing or another for ego purposes.. so much BS... stop doing that.. people want to know the news not the bs of who did what... so makes me mad.. although this guy in the uni seems to be doing the right thing.. Loveyou Piers

      July 20, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Annette LaBelle

        I agree The govenor's press conference had to be the most insensitive speech I have ever heard.He spent more time thanking everyone that the victim's and their families were forgotten

        July 20, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • Marty Ouellette

        Lots bothers me about the whole issue but most of all was when Pearce Morgan asked the Question to the young couple he interviewed. (why they had thier young children at the movie so late). Maybe he should be asking his Holleywood freinds why the Killer wanted to be like the Joker?

        July 20, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • Steve

        I agree 100% who applauds when your up there to show support for the injured and deads families. That Govenor was an idiot

        July 20, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • The American Voives

      The problem is that there are to many guns on the streets if we take them from the responsible gun owners then the criminals will have more fire power than the responsible gun owners

      July 20, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • GG

        What a dummy! When it's your child who is dead your opinion will change.

        July 20, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jeanette

        When our forefathers wrote of our right to bear arms they most certainly saw the need for the future generations to have the ability to protect themselves. They themselves daily -had to protect their families during the time period. They also experienced random, insane or mentally depraved persons who would at random kill, maim, steal, etc... YET... they still had the wisdom to ensure all Americans right to bear arms, and yes that includes ample ammunition to do so. Prayers for all those affected.

        July 20, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rita

      Why can't we tax the ammunition same as tobacco and liquer make the bullets too expensive!

      July 20, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Tim


        People like you are the reason America is going to hell in a hand basket.
        You would give up your rights for 10% more safety.
        People like you are a joke, and should be made to live in Iran.
        You would want guns then.

        July 20, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • GG

        Rita, not a bad idea. At least it's a start. Forget about Iran. Seems like the danger is in America, and no leader is willing to suggest anything to stop the nonsense.

        July 20, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel

        Tax isn't even enough. We need MAJOR regulation. And, after reading some of the pro-gun posts here, and knowing gun-owners and having been a gun-owner myself, there is absolutely no logical reason gunowners shouldn't embrace limitations on what types and how many weapons and ammunition can be obtained. Anyone who criticizes discussion on gun regulation in this post is using this horrible event to promote THEIR views. This event brings into stark relevance this discussion, and anyone who has a problem with that – they are the problem. Thanks to Piers for highlighting this.

        July 20, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bill

        That would be great. We can't afford the bullets so all we have are the guns. That would be a great way to defend ourselved.

        July 20, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Joe

        That will be great because we all know rich people would never shoot anyone. That is just something the poor do. There is a bigger issue here and that is the break down of our society.

        July 20, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • Brian Schintgen

        Obviously you haven't bought ammunition in the past couple of years. They have raised the prices so high it is ridiculous. For and outdoorsman or sport shooter who does not reload his or her own ammunition, it is very expensive... Besides that you are missing the whole point and aren't making very educated comments!! Do you really believe taxing ammunition or even firearms will stop people from getting what they want, especially when they have premeditated crimes they are wanting to carry out???? You need a reality check!!

        July 22, 2012 at 4:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Andre Snodgrass

      I own about 7 for want of a better name, weapons. Three rifles, 2 shotguns and 2 pistols. I think you are an idiot to portray gun control as the answer to violence using weapons. Stop regular citizens from buying weapons and the criminals will still get them on the black market. Now, IF you want to ban private ownership of assault weapons such as a M-14 or an AK-47 or any other sort of automatic shooting weapon like a machine gun, I WILL agree with you. Hunting rifles, shotguns and regular pistols are not necessarily going to kill dozens and injure dozens because they do not carry enough rounds nor are easily reloadable. Go back to England and raise cain about gun control there.

      July 20, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • David

        What could your possible need be for those weapons?

        July 20, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bill

        If there was someone in the theater with a gun that might have stopped or slowed down the perpetrator. That would be a reason for having a gun. No one there had a gun and had to wait for the police. Same with the Ft. Hood incident. The 71 year old that had a gun in the internet cafe shows valid reason for guns. If he had not been there or could not carry a gun there is a good chance someone other than the robbers would be shot or killed.

        July 20, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • doon51

        You have a solid point of view. I worked with gangs in Chicago for 4 years and not once did any of them buy guns from gun shops. I witnessed organized crime selling trunkloads of firearms to Latin Kings, Jousters and other gangs and ultimately had to leave Chicago because of this (if someone got arrested they would think I informed which would never have happened. Your credibility is only as good as your confidentiality. I am sickened about this violence but it is the climate of violence on the media including these ultra-liberal networks that want to squash the 2nd amendment. Pers Morgan like most liberals wants a quick fix to a very deep problem. It is all about profit all right, but not just gun interests...those who make films and video games etc. We the Euro Americans introduced firearms to North America and used them to promote slavery and the theft of land from Native Americans and we wonder why we have a climate of violence? If Holmes didn;t have firearms he would have burned the theater or crashed a car with fertilizer explosives into it. Did Al Qaeda use guns? No they used an airplane in NYC.. why is it that West VA and Arkansas and other states that allow the 2nd amendment full expression have much lower violent gun crimes than NYC, Chicago and here in Dc/PG County where it is almost impossible to buy a gun? I have spent much time in West Va,,,never have witnessed road rage or violent crime but when I lived in Chicago there was a shooting a week it seems. Americans not only need guns to protect them from crime but also in case of national defense. You can laugh but I am sure Romans laughed in the 4th and 5th century when someone talked about the invasion and collapse of their society. I do not even own a gun but I watch American, upper middle class kids line up the day before a violent motion picture is released to buy tickets. I watch these same kids go crazy when they can't get the most recent violent video game from their retail dealer. Yea we do need some rational measures but we need to look at the whole picture that causes our youth to be criminals or lunatics. If they couldn't get guns, believe me they would find another way.

        July 20, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • No name

        Someone with a gun in the cinema would be foolish to it. Many others could have been killed and this could have aggravated the situation. This guy wore more protection than US army soldiers.

        July 21, 2012 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian Schintgen

      I think that it is insane that Piers Morgan and others are debating the second ammendment and gun control right now!! Totally liberal and uneducated views Mr. Morgan. This has nothing to do with the amount of guns he bought or the ammo he bought off the internet. People like him that have such a premeditated plan would have gotten his hands on all necessary items to carry out this attrocity!! I being a Disabled Combat Veteran and a man who grew upp in rural Wisconsin and used guns since I was 4 years old. I OCuld own thousands of guns and tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition and never once think of doing what this young man did. So I should suffer as an avid outdoorsman and hunter who does everything right. GUNS DON'T KILL PEOPLE, PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE!!! When are people such as yourself ever going to realize this. Do not get me wrong I am a Colorado resident and have been since 2004. I have the upmost sympathy for all families involved in this tradgedy as well as the parents of the shooter who carried out this horrific at. This is way beyond a control issue. Mental health and many other things are involved in any situation such as this. 99% percent of people who own guns and obtain them legally, use them appropriately and would never do anything such as this. That is something that will never change unless you get rid of all guns period!!!

      July 20, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joe

      You want to "start with" but where do you want to stop taking our rights away. If that guy hadn't had any guns he would have used one of those explosives in his apartment and have killed 50 or 100 people.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • David

      I agree with you. I don't get it either. LOOK what it gives us.... It embarrasses me to be an truly does.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Brian Schintgen

        I agree with the fact that he would have killed these people whether he had guns or not!! This young man had the knowledge to rig his whole apartment with a significant modern day minefield!! Piers Morgan and all the other LIBERALS need to get a grip on Reality...Maybe he should have been mmore focussed on questioning the MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES of this young man and the warning signs of a Med. School graduate top in his class voluntarily dropping oout of school..etc. This horrific situation is way beyond and has nothing to do with trying to limit or take away oour 2nd ammendmenty fact if peoplel such as myself with conceled carry the way obtained legally...were able to carry them into places like theaters instead of being banned from doing so...just think of how many people could have used/protected themselves against this young man!!!! How many live would have been saved??? Ask yourself this...Liberal minded people...and most of all Piers Morgan!!! I would love to come on your show and debate this gun control issue...just as you stated to the one gentleman that you told, when he was ready you would have him back to debate this.

        July 22, 2012 at 4:56 am | Report abuse |
    • running scared

      piers you interviewed a man and his girlfriend. you did a very poor job of chossing him. lets see he jump from the top and ran leaving his 2 children and girlfriend.whats is wrong with this idiot.please select your victems more carfully.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • David

      "Assault" weapon is a misnomer. What he used was a rifle, plain and simple. Military assault weapons are select-fire, aka automatic or 3-round burst. Many people have semi-automatic rifles and buy lots of ammunition all the time. Piers Morgan is not affecting anything by throwing out buzz words like "assault weapons" and "6,000 rounds of ammunition". All he is doing is showing his anti-gun bias. I have legally obtained my concealed carry permit, which is quite a process where I live, and had there have been a legally armed citizen in that theater last night, this could have been prevented or mitigated. This is not the platform to jump on for gun control because everything points to gun control only restricting the rights of law abiding citizens. The proliferation of concealed carry has not led to an increase in crime and may have even contributed to a drop in crime, although most agree there could be many contributing factors to that drop and it may only be correlation.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Daniel

        RIDICULOUS!!!! Hundreds of people in the middle of a shootout – MORE would end up SHOT! RIDICULOUS ARGUMENT!!!!!!

        July 20, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • cindyloutoo

        The biggest attack in America's history was on Sept 11th 2001. 2,997 people were murdered. Far as I know not one gun was used. Don't you get it that this man was determined to kill people. If he hadn't had guns he would have still had his killing spree. He probably would have blown the place up and then many who were able to get out, wouldn't have.

        Also, I think there should be a law against being excessively arrogant and egotistical and if that were so, this country would have Piers Morgan back in London where he belongs. He wasn't even good at judging talent shows and now he wants to take on our country's laws! He is not an American and he needs to keep his mouth shut about our laws.

        July 21, 2012 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian Schintgen

      It is called sport shooting...the love of using weapons properly. So myself as well as many other Veterans or current Military members who have a passion for guns/weapons and obtain them correctly and use them correctly should be punished and lose our rights to do so, becasue of a Criminal??? People have passions for weapons/guns just as others do for sports or any other hobby!! You will never stop criminals from being criminals until they are locked up and are not able to do so any longer. How was anyone to know that a young man with no criminal background at all would do something like this????? This was a Mentally Ill young man and that is what is the issue, not him having a semi-automatic weapon, shotgun, and a couuple of pistols

      July 22, 2012 at 5:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Robert

      First, Piers doesn't even know the definition of an assault weapon. Second, it doesn't matter how many bullets the shooter bought from the internet because he not able to shoot anywhere close to 6,000 rounds. Thrid, the V Tech Shooter killed 17 people with a 22 caliber pistol and a 9mm pistol. Following Piers logic, we should ban all 22 and 9mm pistols too.

      July 23, 2012 at 4:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Sadjad-Ali Chatoo

    @PiersTonightim still wondering ... y is a man walking into a movie theater and killing more 14 people,injuring 75,traumatising hundreds is not called a TERRORIST ATTACK by James Holmes a TERRORIST!!?? Instead he's a gunman,crazy person,the suspect. Or is the word terrorist is only for..........? Catch my drift

    July 20, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Munchkinsdad

    Perhaps the theater is partly to blame. Why wasn't the emergency exit door alarmed? In most commercial buildings, an alarm sounds when there is an unauthorized exit or entrance. Sure, this guy may have bought a ticket and entered through normal means, but being able to easily access an emergency exit door?

    July 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Greg

      Not correct here....a side entrance was nice but he could have walked right through the front door and up the ramp and into any theatre he wanted to and no one could have done a damn thing about it. Just like a plane had a US Marshall with weapon hidden in the seats among the passengers, so should the average movie goer have a CCW permit with weapon in their posession and not afraid to use it. There would be far less crime.

      July 20, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • The American Voices

      Even if the door was alarmed he would have figured out another way. He had a ticket stub he could have walked out the front door to his car gotten dressed and walked right back through the front door. If we still lived by the laws of the old West everyone one would have been armed and he would only have gotten one or two peoplel instead of 70

      July 20, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Steve Sinclair

        I loved your cover versions of popular songs in the 60s! What, you aren't a preppy singing group that elevatorized popular hits of the day? My mistake...carry on

        July 20, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bill

        If this theater is like others, once you are in and leave your stub may not let you in again. Besides, he went out the emergency exit where his car was to get his weapons and stuff. He blocked the door from closing and got back in through that door.

        July 20, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barry

      just what exactly do you thing an alarm would have done? the guy was armed. he was in the theater in seconds. even if it took only 20 seconds for the cops to arrive, that's AT LEAST 20 rounds fired. 21 if theater staff tried to stop him I'm sure.

      everyone who thinks it is acceptable to fire 20 rounds into a crowded theater please stand up.

      times like this you need a gun NOW and there is just no option to wait. the responsibility for my safety is mine and mine alone. even the supreme court said the cops are not legally obligated to protect you. that job is yours.

      July 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. LoveRulesHate

    When it comes to Guns.. we're not only stupid but insane. Here are the statistics from 2005:

    The U.K. with a population of 62 million had only 42 gun death. To compare that to the U.S. you would multiply that by six which would adjust that 42 x 6 to 210, still looks horrible for the U.S. (These numbers include homicides, suicides, and accidental deaths.)

    Gun-related deaths U.K (given a population equal to U.S.) = 210
    Gun-related deaths in the United States = 30,364.

    July 20, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • DL

      CNN needs to replace Pierce Morgan. Surely CNN can find a better anchor to replace Larry King.

      July 20, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Larry

        Couldn't agree more.

        July 20, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel

        Piers is the best thing to come to CNN. I could not disagree more. Now is the time to talk about this issue. Now is the time to get real and be sensible on these issues. If Gun owners want to promote their cause, they need to finally have the humbility to ADMIT that 60000 rounds is RIDICULOUS, and THEY can live with COMPROMISE and ACCEPT SOME regulation!!!

        July 20, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      Damn, when will the people, we the people learn. How did you feel when that one lone gunman went crazy on that island and those kids ran for their lives for hours as they waited for the lone ranger or police to come and save them. A helicopter hovers over him as he shoots into the water and kills more.... That crazed gunman used that to his advantage (that everyone would be un-armed) to kill as many as he could and then raise his hands and surrender afterward....unbelieable. An armed public is a safer public.

      July 20, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • DC

        Amen, one person with a CCW permit could have stopped this rampage with one shot. Why is it that Piers stacks the deck against someone who stands up for the 2nd amendment. If Piers doesn't like our laws then he should go back to where he came from. The liberal media is blaming the guns, blame the guy. We're being turned into sheep waiting to go to slaughter. If you strip law a biding citizens of their right to protect themselves then you might as well turn the country over to the criminals.

        July 20, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      Yes, and in the U.K. people get their house broke into, and they have no way to defend themselves.
      They just have to set there and take it.
      It is stupid people that say guns kill people.
      People with guns do.
      If we outlaw guns, then we have to outlaw knives.
      Then we have to outlaw cars because people murder people with cars.
      Then we have to outlaw baseball bats, and on and on and on.

      July 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Tim Parker

        Stupid. The only perpose of guns are designed to kill.

        July 22, 2012 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |
      • Tim Parker

        Stupid. The only perpose of guns is to kill.

        July 22, 2012 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
    • GG

      The facts are clear. Problem is we in America are derived from Gangs of New York..

      July 20, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bill

      Those US statistics also include dealths by robbery, murder, and other crimes that are gun related. It also includes people that try to commit crimes where the potential victim has a gun and kills the criminal. You would need to break the statistics down.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mullins

      Love should rule hate. The problem is that most people don't love anyone but themselves. Criminals will alsway be able to get guns. Honest people should have them too. I have been in combat. The sudents in medical school in Grenada were in danger of being killed by evil people. Amercian soldiers with guns saved them. Guns are not evil,; people are. Evil people will always find a way to kill others. Timothy McVeigh killed without guns. Hitler killed without guns. The radicals on 911 killed without guns.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve

      Yup but they are stubborn and blind to it

      July 20, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Barry

      mexico gun deaths 2010: 15,273

      guns are illegal in mexico

      your numbers are off btw

      July 21, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Mobnola

    Piers, is taking you to task for "using the Dark Knight massacre to push gun control". I say keep on pushing, rational people don't need AK-15, glock 40s.

    July 20, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Gryphon

    Piers. Leave the US before you're tracked down.

    July 20, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. HIMcDonough

    Great, giving those idiots that brought their four month-old and four year-old child to the crowded midnight screening of one of the biggest blockbusters this year more screen time. Can't they put a graphic on the screen that defines them as "unwise parents!"

    July 20, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bill

      They didn't expect someone with a gun to start blowing people away. They felt safe like most people do in a theater. Just like going to a restaurant, you don't expect to be assaulted but it happens.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Dwaine Gipe

    Are we overplaying the phrase: Largest masacre in US History? Has no one the facts on the Battle at the Little Big Horn?

    July 20, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bill

      I heard them say largest shooting incident since Ft. Hood. I don't think he/they said largest in the US.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Gregory Tripp Sr.

    Gun Control??? Only if you can keep them out of crazy people's hands. Concealed Weapons in patrons hands...had I been there with my Baby Glock, or maybe 10-15 other men/women with a self-defense hand gun, we coulg have returned fire instantly and stopped the armed gunman or caused him to flee. Without weapons, as those in the theatre, we are sitting ducks and innocent (defenseless) victims. 12 dead? A person with a gasoline filled "Super-Soaker" squirt gun and a good lighter could have killed 5 times that many if they wanted to. Weapons aren't the problem, bad and crazy people are the problem. There is NO SUCH THING as 100% security and in most if not all cases including this one, had there been armed citizens as with the armed police, the dead lying on the floor would have included the perpetrator and not nearly as many victims. IMHO. You won't get my weapon, as the criminals and crazies have them, I will continue to carry and be vigilantly on the lookout to protect my family and or myself if the need arises.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. PiersSucksUKBallz

    Piers...go back to the UK before you challenge my rights as a US born citizen. This guy was a crazy person, not a law abiding citizen.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Mike Moskowitz

    I hope movie theater will refund their money back, or at least offer free tickets.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • PiersSucksUKBallz

      Mike Moskowitz – You're a cheap heartless idiot if all you care about is getting a refund for the movie tickets. Would you feel the safe if you lost a loved one there?

      July 20, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • The American Voices

      Dead people don't watch moves or need refunds heartless fool I think you would have a different view if one of your family members were in that theater

      July 20, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bill

      Not only is a refund in the future but plenty of lawsuits.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Emmyson99

    Why killing one another for no just cause.Anyway we the cause of our problem for letting civilization eaten us raw .This kind of mess cannot be easily found anywhere in the rural areas. Thats why an Africa traditions is the best anywhere in the world.if we can still back to the laid down rules of the land it won't be like this.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. sb

    Please do not treat the guy who abandoned his girlfriend and kids like a celebrity. These people should not be bringing small children to an R rated movie at midnight. Social services needs to keep an eye on them.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • scout

      thank you some guy that runs away and not taking care of his wife and children shouldnt be a hero. i mean please where is america going. we must be the softest country in the world.

      July 20, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Deborah White-Baglio

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE…When you interview that couple with the infant and 4 year old daughter PLEASE ask that MAN how could just lay down his infant on the floor as well as leaving his Fiancée and other 4 year old Daughter inside as he ran to safety for ONLY himself? And drives away??? OMG this story is unbelievable and leaves me without words which anyone that knows me knows that doesn’t happen often. Here’s your chance Piers call this sorry excuse for a man out and save the “male” race!

    July 20, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • joanne Bernier

      OMG you are so right.. who the hell does that.. I would give my life for my children and would also help my stanger seat mate... I do not care who says that I do not know what I would do.. I lived thru the tsumani and I did just that.. What a bloody coward.. and of course he proposes.. she is a fool.. what a piece of s..

      July 20, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • DC

      Take away his man card. Definitely a loser, GF should kick him to the curb. And take the kids with her, he doesn't deserve them.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Steve

    I was wondering myself about that. What kInd of Parent dies that

    July 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Cathy Bassett

    When I first saw the young couple with the infant that fled the movie theatre on CNN today, I questioned why they would show the public that an infant was brought to a midnight showing of a violent, loud and very disturbing moviie.
    THEN, I turn on Piers Morgan and there they are again! Disturbing indeed that they are on TV when half of America is most likely questioning their parenting skills.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Marilyn

      I agree, these idiots would rather spend money buying their tickets that securing their kids in a safe, quiet place for them to rest at midnight. What a shame this guy can cry all he wants I don't feel sorry for him,

      July 20, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Greg

    Here is part of the problem....this guy has just found out all of the rights he has a a murdered. He's not even guilty yet, he is innocent until a court proves he is guilty....H should have a very fast trial and an execution by firing squad within the next month or so. This will drag out in the courts and we will found out what a bad child hood he had and he will probably luck out if Colorado doesn't have the death penalty. You go! America. We are so messed up when it comes to showing our youth and individuals that might commit such a crime that you can just receive an all expenses paid trip to comfort in a jail cell with no worries for life. Public hangings in the city square are in order. Might even be a way to raise some money for the city. Especially when guilt is beyone a shadow of doubt.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  18. DMetzger

    Piers, you really are not a competent news/facts reporter/journalist. You are a moron. First, the perpetrator did NOT use an assult rifle. By definition, an assult rifle fires in a fully automatic mode. In other words, as long as one holds the trigger back, the rifle will continue to fire until all ammunition is expended. These are not legal to own unless a full background check, finger printing is completed, and a tax is paid to the federal Government. Secondly, Chief Oates clearly stated that there wer 10 victims still in critical condition, not the eleven that you reported. Do Americans a favor and go back to the UK and spread your swill there.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tim

      Agree 100%
      Piers Morgan is a dumb A hole.

      July 20, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • kate robinson

        Boy, what an insightful intelligent guy you are, Tim. You should run for office. With such illogical nonsensical statements you'd be right up there with the rest of the America politicians, from both sides. Piers, you are my hero. Thank you for not allowing yourself to be 'patronized' as you so astutely put it, nor bullied by the fanatics who think guns rule in this country. Oh, no – silly me 'GUNS DON'T KILL, PEOPLE DO.' Say it enough times and stupid people might believe it.

        July 20, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  19. HIMcDonough

    "I bring my kids to the movies all the time." Quit giving these losers their 15 minutes. Changed the channel after that.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Marilyn

    I can't believe these idiots that take small children and even babies to a late loud movie. It is unresponsible and these poor kids don't deserve this.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Kjshoft

    Did anyone else wonder why the press was laughing during the chiefs speech? It was very audible. far as these guests go.....what the hell?! Seriously...y'all took a 4 month old to batman.....then run off during the situation ?! Oh wait.....then he pops the question?! What are y'all thinking putting these people on as witnesses????!!!!

    July 20, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Greg

    UNLESS YOU'VE BEEN THERE...I wanted to call this guy out as he was somehow able to save himself and left his baby in there....after wanting to call him a coward and a punk and a weak excuse for a man....I STOPPED..and unless you have ever been in a situation where you were about to be killed and bullets are flying then you can't speak. Many of us would have crapped and pee'd our pants on the spot and maybe have passed out to awaken to the, I too will stand down on my comments of this man as who knows how I would have reacted in a similiar REAL situation. One thing to add, Thank God there was a strong female associated with that family as she done good...huah.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Anna

    "UNresponsible"?? wt..

    July 20, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Lee

    Really, the first question you ask this young couple after this trauma is about being at the movies? Really? I just tuned you out.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Jewels

    Who would take a 4 month old and a 4 year old to a midnight show in the first place? No offense. Just asking

    July 20, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • jeremy

      Are you kidding me right now.

      July 20, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Dee

    The issue is not that this young couple took their young children to the theater as a family (or that the movie is loud)!!! The issue is that a "MadMan" burst into a public place, randomly shot innocent people!!! AND he was able to purchase multiple assault weapons and an extraordinary amount of ammunition LEGALLY...Unbelievable.....Have empathy for those that desere it..don't blame,,,,

    July 20, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • dee

      I think you can buy as much ammo as you want. If you can buy 100 why not 1000 or 2000. I am only surprised that you need an ID and FBI check to buy a gun but no need to flash ID if you buy ammo... It would seem logical to me to require ID. Not that this would stop the tragedy, but this is just a small little step that most legitimate gun owners I am sure would not object...

      July 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • HIMcDonough

      The compassion is for the children whose parents lack better decision making skills. These are adults with, yes, the right to parent their children they way they wish. Unfortunately, I think the right to do something does not necessarily mean having enough good judgement to make responsible choices. I have a right to state my opinion about the parents' idiocy about their decision to take their children to the first early-morning screening of a giant blockbuster movie that is marketed mainly to people the parents age and not necessarily a family with young children. I state it now because the news channel I had been watching made the editorial decision to give these irresponsible parents airtime and perhaps legitimatizes their boneheaded decision.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Steve

    Is it just me or did i just see the Govenor and police chief pat themselves on the backs for doing what we expect of them? Totally disgusted when the Govenor did not even send his condolences to his citizens that were killed or injured before asking a round of applause for the work the police did. I realize they did a great job but at least acknowledge the injured and dead first.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  28. christine smith

    I wanted to know why that couple brought a 3 month old to a midnight showing. If I was the movie theater I wouldn't allowed them in.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • trish

      They shouldn't have. The child might be alive but he will be deaf by the time he is old enough to talk. That's what happens when mommies and daddies put their own wants before their children's needs!

      July 20, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  29. trish

    Guns don't kill people! People kill people!

    July 20, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • shout it out loud

      You are 100 percent correct! This man was mentally ill, obviously. He needed someone to notice he needed help and to follow up with him. If he had gotten the guns and ammo over a 2 year period instead of 3 months he still could have pulled this off. It's what he was going thru in his head that needs to be discovered, solve that problem in people like him and this will not happen as much.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Daniel

        No!! Stop allowing any one person to buy so much ammo. It's so simple it's actually logical. We can never know who is 'loony'!!!!

        July 20, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Liz

    Thanks for this discussion and thanks for talking about gun control. The crazies still think that we dont need gun control. We need gun control!
    You are doing a great job Piers- keep it up.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tim

      You are dumb.
      Piers morgan is dumb.
      People who want to outlaw guns are dumb.
      If you outlaw guns, people can still murder people with knives, sticks, cars, rocks, you name it.
      What we have to outlaw all those as well?

      July 20, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Jorge Queiroz

    We mourn for Jessica and 11 other victms of the Aurora movie theatre massacre. Jessica's words after escaping from a shooting seven weeks earlier in Toronto were: "I was reminded that we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath." Tragically hers was at the Colorado shooting as she watched The Dark Knight Rises. This has made me think, once again, where all this violence, madness and greed we see worldwide at all levels is going to take us all.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Chris J

    Morgan is a rude pompous ass!

    July 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Leigh

    HE LEFT THE BABY IN THERE? Are you kidding me? HE LEFT THE BABY? Of course any mother who would take a six year old to a PG-13 violent movie in the middle of the night, surely will think he's a real catch. Think about it – he saved himself and left his 4 month old baby in there. Think about it.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Diane

    Piers: Last thing any of us want to hear RIGHT NOW is the same debate on gun control. Your guest is right. This is way too soon. Have a little compassion.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mikerwinna

      I think there's no better time to talk about gun control. Those who disagree are usually predisposed to support the gun lobby. We can protect the 2nd Amendment and still make it illegal for anyone to buy an assault weapon, or too easy to buy 6,000 rounds of ammunition in a 60-day period. We honor the victims and their families by finding the answers now, not later.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • awake

        "I think there's no better time to talk about gun control. Those who disagree are usually predisposed to support the gun lobby. We can protect the 2nd Amendment and still make it illegal for anyone to buy an assault weapon, or too easy to buy 6,000 rounds of ammunition in a 60-day period. We honor the victims and their families by finding the answers now, not later."

        let's outlaw liquor while we're at it. After all, it's that 2nd or 3rd or 4th drink, or the fact that they drank jack daniels instead of beer, that causes a driver to become drunk and kill people, right?

        July 20, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Russell

    Not sure if this is where this goes, but watching Piers Morgan Tonight and hes yelling at a guy for patronizing him over debating gun control. Sorry Piers, the guy is right, this is not the time to be talking about gun control. Talk about the families, etc. Wait at least 2 days. Piers goes Its too late to talk about gun control so don't patronize me, then he goes and talks about gun control. This guy is educated where exactly? Oh yeah, America's got talent. I forgot. What a moron. I am going to get a lot of flack for this, but perhaps if someone in the audience had a gun, they could have ended this rampage a lot sooner. I mean, it could not have made it worse. Ok, waiting to hear from the left liberals now. Go ahead.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Chris J

      AND remember he was a Celbrity Apprentice! This guy is a tabloid reporter – more accurately HACK from the UK. He is a joke on TV.

      July 20, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Fernando Arocha

    Piers Morgan you are a fool pushing gun control tonight. Got news for you, people buy thousands of rounds each weekend and there are no mass shootings. This killer had what kills, intent and if no bullets would have loaded nails into a pipe and used commonly available substances to produce grenade type of devices. A 5 gallon propane tank from your grill would have taken out that whole theather without a single bullet. There is no practical need or use for a drum magazine, personally I would be ok with 15 round mag limits, but again Mr. Morgan, intent kills and if this educated killer did not have enough bullets I would be 99% sure that he would have used a bomb.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Les

    CNN. Please get rid of Piers. I cant watch this channel anymore.
    Really. Put a couple that takes their babies to moves at midnight on air, then the man that leaves his family , and then proposes. Wow. Classic. The Piers wants to challenge gun laws. I am done with CNN. FOX news, here I come.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • bakerleola

      Think the producers should give up on trying to find eyewitnesses for a while. Anyone willing to talk today just wants to get on the teevee. Suspect there were plenty of others who said no.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • dee

      I second that. I lost all respect for CNN over Pierce. This guy is no Larry King.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Russell

        And CNN wonders why their ratings have dropped so much. It's one thing for his ignorant ass to make comments on Americans rights, but to yell at guests he has on because their opinion differs from his. I mean he chewed that guy out and made it about himself. Oh whoa is me, I am being patronized. CNN, keep him on the air and people like him and watch your ratings drop even more. I actually used to like CNN, but they have become way too left for me lately. They actually used to be pretty neutral.

        July 20, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  38. nadene morton

    please Americans.....your gun laws are not only destroying your civilization, they are intruding on your not gun friendly neighbors. if you need to keep your horrendous "right to bear arms -no, its not 1871 guys.." then bloody well get rid of ammunition. we-in the free world-are sick of your violent disrespect for humani

    July 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • bakerleola

      We are the laughingstock of the rest of the civilized world. Friends won't send their children here to the US to study because of our gun violence. We must have #guncontrolnow .

      July 20, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • joecon

      Piers morgan is an idiot. This is OUR country, if you don't like it–go home!

      July 20, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Steve

        You must be sooo proud of the fact that 30,000 die each year by guns you so proudly boast about. How sad

        July 20, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ironhorse

      Destroying our civilization? We left a country that tried to control us 200 years ago and have grown from a few thousand to over 300 million and we are destroying our civilizaiton? 12 people died today here in America and 100+ die each day in Syria and did anyone hear about the 95 people who died in India today? From an explosion? Nope

      July 20, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Steve

        Um try over 30,000 die each year from guns in your "civilized" world.Everyone else around the world can't figure you People out. Thank god for the commonwealth the true free and democratic.

        July 20, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • a71

        30,000 gun related deaths is a bit overdramatized, most statistics are saying about 8,500 gun related deaths, in 2011, and of those, almost 700 were accidental. And if you're thinking the United States is the only country who has "issues, we're 12th on the list of gun related deaths per capita, with Estonia, another first world country above us. Also in the top 20 are France, Switzerland, Northern Ireland, and Finland. Taking away all the guns is not the solution to this problem, regulating and establishing limitations is.

        July 21, 2012 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
  39. Jeri Duefrene

    How dare you bring up gun control on this night! Why can't you be a bigger man and just talk about the victims and their families like the others on CNN! You obviously do not care about the feelings of those families just your own FAT EGO! Go back to London and get back to the trash you did there and stop making CNN a channel I don't watch in the evening.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve

      Because it was guns that took their lives and needs to be stopped.

      July 20, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Steve Sinclair

        Other Steve, he could have easily blown up the theatre, he had the explosives for that. No guns would not have stopped this loon.

        July 20, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  40. James

    Piers is an idiot and so is the Brady campaign. Background checks? They are done now. If the shooter was a law-abiding citizen, then he would not have committed a mass murder. So, if gun laws were stronger Piers thinks the shooter would have respected that? America doesn't have to many guns, it has to many idiots on tv.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  41. q

    getting these assault type weapons out of gun shops,is a lot easier than keeping nuts out off gun shops

    July 20, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Lynn

    Amen Piers..... loved your response that yesterday was the day something should have been done!!!

    July 20, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • starr

      I whole heatedly agree!

      Piers is not doing the Popular things by "waiting" for the funerals.

      July 20, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Steven Sinclair

    Before everyone runs off and screams gun control, remember this. This nut had his apartment filled with explosive devices. If he had no access to guns, he could have still easily walked into the theatre and blown it up. Gun control wouldn't have stopped this guy, just altered his methods.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  44. starr

    Hats off to you Peirs!

    I am a gun owner. I was taught about guns by my uncle for hunting deer – NOT people! I also keep personal protection because of some maniacs (i'm 63 yrs. old).

    However, i believe there is no Better time than NOW to discuss automatic weapons and outrageous amounts of ammo!!

    The NRA has too much political power! We Need proper regulations so someone like me can defend themselves & "maniacs" don't get to murder large numbers of people.

    I admire your courage for this show tonight!!

    July 20, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Larry

    Piers, come take my guns. I want you to personally knock on my door and take my guns!
    Lets not hold anyone or anything else responsible for gun voilence just the guns themselves. How about the movie and gaming industry for indoctrinating young minds in all of forms of violence. Oh no its just the guns lets take them, come get em Piers.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Kecia your show!! Girlfriend don't do it...he left you and your babies during this horrible shooting plus YOU took a bullet. And then shares he is going to NOW marry you. Whatever!!!
    Also you are beating a dead horse about gun control in the US. Guns are big business and It's overdue to do something about all the killing. Our country is all about vice and blood. It is a sad day for all the dead from this incident but it will happen again until we change from the inside out.
    Again, love your show.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Michele

    I am watching your show from Australia via CNN on cable. I cannot believe how stupid some of the people that you interview are- the gentleman that said on your show today that "there was no evidence that tightening the gun laws or removing the amount of guns on the street (not sure of his exact words but they were to that effect) would have on the slaughters that occur in your country. My god wake up to yourself – look at other countries like ours (Australia) that dont allow its citizens to have guns and look at the number of these senseless masacres we have – VIRTUALLY NONE !!! IS THAT NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE FOR YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!! Is the USA a civalised country or what ???? how do any of you americans feel safe going out in public??????

    July 20, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve

      I agree, they seem to want to just dismiss it all and live like that. How free can u be with millions of guns on the street just waiting for a crazy to use it

      July 20, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dee

      Have you ever heard the phrase "intelligent fools"...We bicker and argue and tear each other to pieces when, I think, we all want the same outcome: STOP THE VIOLENCE....

      July 20, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Barry

      I don't think you understand the real issue at all. I have been legally carrying a concealed weapon for ~13 years now. One of them is a .45 Glock. And when I go out in public, I am not afraid of a damn thing. I have shopped in the grocery store with my CCW. I have been to the mall with my CCW. I have done just about everything with my CCW. My gun has never in 13 years magically left the holster and shot anyone. I live in California too, one of the most un-gun friendly states in the union.

      Mexico has some very tough gun restrictions. You basically can't have them. Guns are illegal in Mexico and in 2010 there were more than 13,000 gun deaths. see how well that is working for them. I would sit here and debate your gun laws with you further but I am instead going to the beach, and I'm taking my evil glock with me.

      I will just add that if you think guns are not necessary then how about you put a big sign on your front yard that reads "there are no guns in this house. Guns are not permitted. Please do not bring guns on to this property".
      Your house will be the first to get robbed. You may not like it but guns are keeping even you safe because criminals do not know who has them and who does not.

      The undisputable fact is that guns save more lives every day then the bad guys take through the use of a gun.

      July 21, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Bill

    Go back to England, if your so hell bent on gun control. There are more people taking a sh** in the US right now than there are people watching your show you idiot!

    July 20, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  49. JW

    I agree with the first person just on your show arguing his point of view that this gun control topic is just for your ratings for the show and not the center of what should be talked about today. Today is a day to help the victims and feel for them and their families. The press needs to back off.
    Now for gun control and this kid getting some 6000 rounds, so what about a box of ammunition bought at walmart. 2 boxes of rounds would have created a devastating day for people so it's not the matter that it's a shocking thing to think about if a person can actually buy this massive amount of ammunition. It is the deranged person himself. The gun and rounds were a tool for making news and creating a brutal day. But for the movie cinema for instance, there were many people waiting in line on the side walk prior to this big movie release. This kid could have just as easily have used a car at high speed to take out 70 people. So do we ban cars? Come one Pierce. Do you need to get the ratings on your harsh and debatable topics today or could you be a good member of the media and be concerned about the victims and their families.

    July 20, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Victoria

    What has happened is absolutly terrible. But I listened to P. Morgan's show tonight, and my first thought was: He came from the UK where there is no weapons allowed and he was saying we should not have weapons allowed in the US. We have the 2nd amendment if he doesn't like the 2nd amendement GO BACK TO THE UK!!! The states and cities that have more lax gun laws and encougrage gun carry have much lower crime. Just like terrorism a lone wolf is very hard to stop. Even if like in the UK you can't have weapons, guess what the criminals DO have weapons. If you immigrate to the US you have to accept the country and it's beliefs not bring your's and try to make them ours.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  51. dee

    Pierce keeps saying that Holmes purchased ammo and guns over internet. I am not sure why he keeps twisting the facts. Even his own network CNN stated:

    "Law enforcement sources said the weapons were purchased legally by Holmes at sporting goods stores in the Denver area over the past six months" So the guns were after all not purchased over internet.

    Fuirther, CNN says: "A receipt obtained by CNN shows Holmes bought some of the tactical gear, including a vest and magazine pouch, online on July 2." so all his bought over internet, is a vest and pouch.

    Pierce, please do not sensationalize this tragedy and stick to facts.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Chris J

      His tabloid style (AKA LIES) of journalism. Remember he has a tabloid background. Facts have no meaning.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  52. classicfilmfan

    This was such a bad broadcast I have had to change the channel to another news network. Yuck. What a horrible followup to Anderson Cooper's thoughtful interviews. So I had to get online and protest. Next time there is a tragedy extend Anderson Cooper and cancel Piers Morgan Tonite. Kind of like when there is a national tragedy they cancel the game shows and the soap operas – please – cancel Piers. Stick to interviewing celebrities Piers.

    Why is the couple being given any MORE media time? Yuck.
    Why is there a debate on gun control tonite? This is the time to discuss the victims whom soon will be forgotten with the gunman and gun control arguments will be talked about endlessly in the coming months.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  53. Tom Davis

    Pearce is a doushe bag for questioning why that couple was at the movie theatre at that hour... What do you want pearce; you want to blame them because they were there?????? Y

    You liberal doushe, I need my guns because of people like James!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 20, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mikerwinna

      Read your comment again in a few days and tell me you make any sense.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • HIMcDonough

      Piers actually added a layer of separation by asking the question, "Some of our viewers want to know" why thy brought their 4yo and 4 month old children to a late-night screening. After the mom answered the question like a doofus (who I think should have somebody help her make a better decision about bringing her children to a midnight screening) and the dad was about to answer (which I wish he had the opportunity because from what I saw from the other responses, he was a poster child for contraception) but Piers cut him off and stated that he really didn't care and wasn't questioning their parenting decision.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  54. iqpress

    Theaters and public places need to have armed security guards and police on patrol. You all need to ask yourselves if we will really be able to eliminate guns. We can't eliminate MARIJUANA! Marijuana is illegal, yet it is still widely used. So, why will it be different with guns?

    July 20, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  55. Mary Ann

    I don't understand why anyone should be able to purchase an assault rifle? That is obviously not for protection!
    I agree that couple should not be able to take small children to the movie. If it's PG13 then the theaters should be able to enforce it, soon they will be asking for people to sign waivers to go to the movies, because everything is about liabilty and not responsibility!!

    July 20, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  56. Chris J

    THANKFULLY that is all of Morgan for tonight. Next on CNN – someone more decent to watch.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  57. carol herrman


    Why are you interviewing such losers. The man left, leaving his baby son on the floor, called his honey to see if she was ok-- in the car-- too bad he wasn't shot, instead of some really worthy people that deserved to live. Also no good mother takes her infant children to a midnight showing of a movie. I liked your interview with Robert Blake, but you should have really nailed these bad, bad, parents the way they needed to be .

    July 20, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • running scared

      yes piers victims he chose did not justify the trajic event i was so mad at the idiot running away and leaving his 2 children. poor jugdement

      July 20, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  58. Doug Hoyt

    Piers, You are wealthy, English and connected to the ruling elite. What do you know about me, my life style and guns? It would be appreciated if you report the news, and keep your foreign opinion to your self.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mikerwinna

      Do you feel threatened by a "foreigner's" opinion?

      July 20, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Russell

        Typical response by ignorance.

        July 20, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Lil Corcoran

    great show tonight, and yes Piers today is the day to talk about it. Loved your smack down. Wish our politicians would take a stand like that on this issue.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  60. Ernie

    The time for reasonable gun control is at hand. The NRA won't let anyone even think about it but how did the right to bear arms protect anyone in that theatre? Credit to Piers for standing up to that Professor who didn't think this was the time to talk about gun control.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  61. Ann Connor

    Please someone do something with this couple. Social Services need to get involved and I agree, there should be an age limit on midnight movies. Also, I was disgusted with the egos flying on screen. I could hardly believe my ears. Remember people died and families are hurting.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  62. trish

    Did anyone realize, if he idolized the joker so much, and he liked to build bombs, we are so lucky he didn't blow up a hospital! Like the movie

    July 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  63. James Jolly

    CNN is doing it's usualy dogma and not covering the news. I just checked to see what you were doing and sure enough you on another cause that is going no where. We are keeping our guns. Time for me to change the TV channel to someone covering the news. Bye

    July 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  64. Lori Bergherr

    Good for Piers Morgan! Keep the pressure on for responsible gun control laws. It is long overdue. I thought the way he handled these interviews was admirable.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  65. David Baglow

    Note: There are as a proportion, for the relavent populations , 80 percent less shooting homicides in the UK with gun control than there are in the USA wth no gun contol ! Eighty percent less ... think on it. Similar figures for Australia.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • HIMcDonough

      Based on a quick check of statistics, the populace of England has 98% less guns than the United States so proportionally, there are more homicides in England compared to the United States in relationship to gun ownership. Think about it...

      July 20, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Dave Baglow

        HIMcDonough Ref my comment and the proportional chances of being a subject of a shooting homicide.
        Yes the USA populagtion is about 6 times that of the UK , however my comment was not comprehended correctly.
        Lets put it more simply. If you live in the UK you 80% less likely to become a subject of a gun shot than you
        are in the USA . Forget the actual size of each of the populations of the USA or the UK ... from the statistics of gun shot incidences and deaths .. you are at least one fifth as likely to be shot in the UK than you are in the USA.

        July 20, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Faith

    Pardon me, but I am totally devastated. This is another tragedy that has brought people of every ethnic background, color, race, together. Yet, there are parents out there who are still instilling hate, telling their children to stay away from persons who are not like them; Look at the caliber of person who has committed this crime; look back at others who have committed similar crimes – from Columbine to the University in Virginia, can we see a trend here? Can we see here that any person can get crazy, regardless if you are BLACK OR WHITE OR INDIFFERENT!! This craziness will stop when we stop instilling HATE in our children.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  67. Gregory

    What if the two candidates talk about Gun Control and amonition on their platform for the nex two years, yes people are going to squeal about thiier riight to own a gun. Wake up America this is a issue tha will be brougght to the floor of the Government Legislation. Evil has sneaked in for derange people to purchase hundred of assualt rifles, thousands of rounds of ammonition. If you want to purchase a firearm thats fine, why a AK-47, or a machine gune that can sink a battleship. The people that want their Freedom to bear arms, that is their right, but their are others that don't feel like you that is our freediom and right. Pier Morgan keep challenging the prideful, the haughty, the adamaent that want to keep on with this dead end system of no gun control

    July 20, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Russell

      I would love to see that, an AK-47 or machine gun sink a battle ship. 😛

      July 20, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  68. jay pridmore

    more people are killed by cars, than will ever be by idiots like this guy. in reality will we ban vehicles? will we ban flying when planes crash and hundreds are killed? will be ban ferry's in asia because a few boats overturn and people drown? will we ban people living in earthquake zones because some die while living there? i would be heart broken and crushed if i were to lose one of my children to gun violence, but it is not the gun to blame, but this idiot. i would feel just as bad if i lost one of my children in a car accident, but i would still drive to work and use vehicles. there are crazy people out there and nothing that we do will change them. had he not had the guns, he may have very well have taken the bombs he made with chemicals that could probably be bought at wal-mart. once you start chiselling away at the rights of law abiding people then it is a slippery slope to total loss of those rights. all one has to do is look at the abortion issuse and see how the govt is slowly chiselling away at a womans choice or with birth control. sometimes rights are ugly and people die because of those rights. but they are our rights.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  69. christine smith

    Also that guy with the young kids said he looked at his phone and saw it was a "Colorado number" then he picked it up and was happy to hear it was his fiance. You don't have your own fiance's name and cell pre progrsmmed on your phone.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  70. Daniel

    This event SHOULD DEFINITELY prompt new discussion for new regulation on what types of weapons and how much ammunition should be obtainable. I am tired of the NRA and gun-owners immediately criticizing discussion on this issue as political. This is a COMMON SENSE ISSUE. This is NOT a political issue. This is an issue that needs to be talked about and corrected through legislation. And this should have been done years ago!

    July 20, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Anthony Arthur

      Daniel, practically everything this man did was illegal because of federal laws that have been passed over the years. There already are bans on fully automatic weapons, the amount of ammunition he had, etc. He didn't care about the law; he was interested in mass destruction. And, if you look over the years, as gun-control laws have gotten more strict, these problems only seem to be intensifying. We have this problem in America because of the fact that the gun-control laws that are on the books aren't being enforced, so making more won't stop the problem. The simple fact of the matter is that gun-control doesn't work, because the psychos/gang members/criminals will always find ways to get them.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Daniel

        WHAT??? everything he did was LEGAL until he killed 12 people and injured 60 others!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        July 20, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Jeff Y

    Im truly sorry for the victims and their families. please pray for them. Dont be too quick to jump on the gun control bandwagon. Millions of law-abiding Americans own guns that you never hear about because the are rational people. You cant punish the honest people for the actions of a few bad people. If so no one would drive cars due to a few drunk drivers. Think about it.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  72. Perry

    Piers, while I appreciate the fact that you are obviously anti-guns, even you have to admit a normal gun owner did not commit this atrocity. If you think just putting restrictions on guns will change things it won't and you have been in this country long enough to know it so don't pretend. Intense mental and background screening might help, but I doubt it. When you have an obviously deranged person on your hands, even the most stringent gun laws wouldn't have changed the results. Also, don't invite someone on your show if your are going to get PO'd and act like a child. Why do these things happen? Who knows. It's been happening since time began as there are written accounts of tragedies like these from all over the world.. If it wasn't guns these deranged people would find another way to make a "statement". This is the 21st century so get your own carry permit and be like the 72 year old man who fought off his attackers in Florida and quit whining.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  73. Michael

    Why do some foreigners, i.e., Piers Morgan, think they have a right to dictate to the United States of America, what we should be doing? I was appalled at his behavior, tonight, as he demanded stricter gun control in the U.S.A., and as he was incredibly rude to one of his American guests, who wisely pointed out that now is not the time to be debating this issue. Would somebody please tell Piers to keep his limey nose out of our affairs?

    July 20, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  74. Anthony Arthur

    I have to say that I have watched my last "Piers Morgan Tonight". Getting angry at a man that is saying that maybe we should wait until the families have had time to mourn and getting our facts straight before jumping to conclusions (basically doing the right thing) and then going on with an agenda and stacking the deck with guests who share your ideaology is disgusting, perverse, and unethical for a "journalist" to do. Using the dead to further your political philosophy....their isn't even a word to describe how reprehensible that is. That's all I have to say. I don't care if people don't like it, that's the way I see it.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mikerwinna

      I think there's no better time to talk about gun control. Those who disagree are usually predisposed to support the gun lobby. We can protect the 2nd Amendment and still make it illegal for anyone to buy an assault weapon, or too easy to buy 6,000 rounds of ammunition in a 60-day period. We honor the victims and their families by finding the answers now, not later. Admit it.. you made up your mind about gun laws decades ago and have lost the ability to reason about it now.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Anthony Arthur

        The problem is, Mike, that those things are already illegal. Check it out, because there are federal laws against almost all of the things this nutjob did. The solution isn't to make more gun-control laws; it would be to enforce the ones we already have, which is not being done.

        July 20, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • An American Vet.

        WHINE, WHINE, WHINE! That is all LIBERALS are good for, that and promoting Gays and Socialism and bowing down to Illegal Mexicans! Our founding Forefathers made more statements about guns than you realize, "an armed society is a freedom, an unarmed society is slaves" Thomas Jefferson You think that you know more than our founding Forefathers and I say NOT! Guns DO NOT kill people, people kill people, it does not take a Rocket Scientist to UNDERSTAND that! Guns always gets the bad rap from SOCIALISTIC LIBERALS like Obama, Hillary, Reid, Pelosi and followers that are in the mindless mass of Morons who have their head in the sand and blindly follow a idiotic group! Everyone that whines about gun control are the ones that are wimps and never picked up a gun and defended America, I have and I did and it is American Vets that defends America and all the ones that throw off on her. We don't need gun control, we need MORON CONTROL and LIBERAL CONTROL in America, we need HERITAGE, HONOR and MORALS in America NOT GUN CONTROL! Most of the LIBERALS that cry gun control also supports Gays, Illegal Mexicans and listens to foreigners that say negative things about America and Americans................

        July 20, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • mikerwinna

      The guy he got angry with was a guest on the show, lecturing the host about the appropriateness of the question.. because he didn't have a good answer. I thought Piers did an excellent job and putting him in his place.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Michael

        And ... Piers Morgan is a guest in this Country and he should behave like one. Someone needed to point out the inappropriateness of Morgan's question!

        July 20, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • New Owner

      Me too. Not objective, doesn't even have a dog in this fight. This is my Amendment Right you're challenging, Piers.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  75. Bob Breidt

    Piers would rather this guy walked in with a bomb instead of tear gas You can't stop a guy like this. Remember Tim McVey No Gun. They were one gun short in that theatre, someone who could have shot the assailant.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mikerwinna

      You can't stop a guy from purchasing 4 guns, including an automatic and 6,000 rounds of ammunition in a 60-day period of time? Really? And how would making that illegal, or at least much more difficult to accomplish, threaten any citizen's 2nd Amendment right to defend themselves? If you can't buy a nuclear weapon, why can you buy an assault weapon that fires 60 rounds a minute? The fact is WE CAN STOP GUYS LIKE THIS.. but so far we've been choosing not to.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Shawn Stoner

        The fact that you think he used an "automatic" weapon that fires " 60 rounds per minute" is proof that you have NO CLUE what you're talking about when it comes to guns. Stick to thing you know about.

        If you don't like our gun laws Piers, fell free to get the hell out and GO HOME TO THE UK !!!

        July 21, 2012 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
      • bob

        this guy had no criminal record and the ability to build bombs. so good luck picking him out without tromping on everyones rights.

        July 21, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Steve Sinclair

    What strikes me as funny from the "need guns to defend yourself" folks is one basic thing. It's one thing to SAY you'd have shot this guy, or say you'll defend your home or business or whatever, but it's not as easy as one thinks to point a gun at someone and pull the trigger. Killing someone is a hard thing to do. Protecting your self or not.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  77. An American Vet.

    Where the hell does Piers Morgan have a right to say anything about anything in AMERICA! He needs to take his Limey Ass back to England and shut the hell up! And he needs to take the filthy talking Aela Sesay with him. They come to our Country with their unsolicited garbage ideas and think they have a right to be here and to run their mouths, they DON'T! We kicked their butts back in the 1700's and they have never gotten over it. Best thing to say to Piers Morgan is GET OUT OF AMERICA, IT IS NOT YOUR COUNTRY AND WE DON'T WANT YOU HERE! You need to look at England where it is being run over by Muslims and go there to run your mouth or is it that they don't want you there either!

    July 20, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • mikerwinna

      And you need to learn some manners and stop giving Americans a bad reputation with your hateful words and xenophobia.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Michael

        You need to grow a pair.

        July 20, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve Sinclair

      What kind of medicine shoudl I give my dog? Oh, you aren't that kind of vet...sorry, I've never heard a Vet talk like that before. Very poor reflection on your country.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Thomas


      July 20, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve

      The UK,Canada, Australia and the other commonwealth countries are doing just fine thank you. Keep your guns and arrogance at home and stop wearing Canadian flags when u backpack to hide behind your so proud American self

      July 20, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  78. Kecia

    Someone please tell me why that couple was interviewed over the family that lost their daughter who was going to be a sports interviewer?

    July 20, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve Sinclair

      The interviiewed her brother, as for the couple..I think they had them on there so they could ask them "what the heck were you thinking"?

      July 20, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  79. Daniel

    Justin Wolfers said it well, referring to discussion on gun control, "it's always too early. Except when it's too late."

    July 20, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  80. Daniel

    It's time for a new movement. Let's call it 'Ammo Control'. Let them buy up all the guns they want, but they are required to 'suffer' limitations on how much Ammo they can obtain. Finally some common sense!

    July 20, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Joe

      You say They; meaning what, I think you mean those Americans. Lets take away all the rights of those Americans, and we can all join the Nazi party. We dont want or need freedoms in this country any more. Those are just luxuries afforded to those from the past. Wake up. This society is broken man. And if the lunitics cant legally get ahold of guns, they will find other ways.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Daniel

        You want to solve the problem, then you have to stop the flow of weapons and ammo. You can argue till blue in the face that if we free criminals to have a lot of weapons and ammo, then we need to give 'law abiding' citizens even more to COUNTER it. This concept is a FAILURE!! It's so bloody obvious.

        July 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel

        I AGREE WITH the right to own a gun and ammunition. What the is wrong with restricting the types of weapons and amount of ammo????? Wake up to common sense. Wake up to rationality, please!

        July 20, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Thomas

    Piers you really showed your true colors today. Not a real care for the survivors of this tragic event but more a vehicle to get your gun control bs on the air while the fear is still fresh in everyones minds. You went as far to interrupt your guest to tell her you don't as much care to hear why she went to see the movie but more what they went thru when the shooting started. What you should have said was lets just talk about what will bring me some ratings.

    Then the debates on gun control started and your real emotion came out. It is evident you only care to use this tragic event to get your gun control bs out fast while this is fresh in everyones minds. Its as simple as this, a gun will sit unused for years, it takes a human with free will to pull the trigger and do the wrong thing with it. If someone kills someone with a Louisville slugger are we gonna impose 'bat control' nation wide. There was also no debate on explosives during your show. This disturbed individual also rigged his place with explosives to injure any first responders that might have shown up. I would think this topic would also be a concern for you, but then again it doesn't reach as wide of an audience as gun control.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  82. mikerwinna

    People who argue against gun control in the face of Columbine and now the Aurora Theater shooting made up their minds about the issue decades ago.. because it's clear they've lost their ability to reason now. It's true that it's not guns, but people that kill. But people ought not be able to buy assault weapons, 4 guns and 6,000 rounds of ammunition in a 60-day period. Making it illegal for people to do so would not threaten our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, in self-defense. Rather than prolong an endless debate, I would simply urge those who disagree to give it some more thought, in light of what just happened. We need stronger gun control laws. Please don't tell me the laws are already on the books and just not being enforced. We need both laws and enforcement, and we need them now.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Anthony Arthur

      Your response reeks of arrogance, my friend. You talk down to those who disagree.....I'm not even going to waste any more of my time with your responses. You have displayed your close-minded thinking, because it already sounds like you've made up your mind. You're not interested in debate or discussion; you just want a sounding board. There's no point talking to you because you wouldn't see the truth if it bit you.

      July 20, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  83. running scared

    the guest he interviewed should be locked up for child endagerment. running and leaving a 3 year old and an enfant with his girlfriend crazy wake up america.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  84. Carl K

    Piers Morgan is just another stupid person that runs his mouth after a terrible shooting and thinks that ALL the killings will stop with GUN CONTROL ! He says we need laws to keep guns out of the hands of a person like James Holmes,,,, WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THIS MAN??? has ANYTHING been reported that he had ANY mental issues? NO infact he was the extreme opposite,, a BRILLIANT student with NO criminal issues other than a speeding ticket!! So what RED FLAG would have stopped this man from buying guns??? answer NONE !!! The government and police cannot keep the guns out of the gangs, drug dealers, felons AND THEY KNOW WHO THEY ARE !!! Yes there is room for some type of gun law modification,,, but you have to realize that there are people just like James Holmes that will show NO signs until its TOO LATE !! I am a legal gun owner for one reason,,, TO PROTECT MY FAMILY and MY HOME from ANYONE who will cause us harm !! Should citizens have AUTOMATIC WEAPONS,, NO,,, SEMI- AUTOMATIC ,,, YES !!! WHY??? because the bad guys HAVE THE AUTOMATIC WEAPONS !!!! Chicago's gun control is NOT WORKING,,, that is proven by ALL the killings that happen EVERYDAY there !!! Who are doing most of these killings??? GANG MEMBERS !!!! How many Americans own guns legally,,, now what is the percentage of these people that murder using a gun ??? The AFI states that over 2.5 million gun owners protected themselves against a crime or injury BY THE USE OF THEIR FIREARM !!! Experts estimate there are approximately 70 million handguns un the United States,,and of those guns, only 7,500 are used to commit a crime !! With THAT MANY guns you would think the numbers would be MUCH higher but they are not because of people who LEGALLY own guns and only use them for protection!! What if this guy killed those people with a knife ? Machete ?a hatchet?? will you be screaming for some type of control on those WEAPONS ?? Illegal GUNS are just like illegal DRUGS,,, if someone wants it they can get it !!! The Citizens that LEGALLY purchase and carry firearms do so to protect themselves and their families from the people that ILLEGALLY OWN A GUN TO COMMIT CRIMES !!

    July 20, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • gee

      P needs to go back across the Atlantic from whence he came. Or maybe England won't let him back.

      July 20, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  85. Lawrence

    Not a moment of compassion from Piers Morgan, just the typical media knee-jerk reaction to a complex question. It only demonstrates his lack of understanding. "Horrendous details from this Colorado cinema shooting. America has got to do something about its gun laws. Now is the time.".... that's right Piers, we should turn over the Bill of Rights to a late-night-talk-show hack like you. Perhaps you can tell us what leave in and what to take out.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  86. Ironhorse

    Piers your one of the most egotistical sobs I have seen on TV. The politics of gun control did not have to take place tonight. Take some notes from your counterpart AC and actually do the story on the people like the victims and their families instead of trying to insert this is my show and I can do what I want. Without viewers you wouldnt have a job and to be honest it is going to be a while before I watch your show again because of your insensitivity tonight. Have one guy who does not want to talk about gun control politics and 2 guys who do it was like 3 vs 1 that was a bunch of crap. Everyone knows how biased you are and your always talking about how UK this UK that like we are a bunch of trash over here in America. Learn where in the hell your at and if you dont like it go back to the UK im sure they would have you with open arms. You have done the same crap with health care and now I am just done with you. Tonight you really crossed the line with your insensitive english ass.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • saywho

      Mr M has always been a snob. No wonder GB let him out of the country.

      July 20, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • awake

      Agreed, I'm done with him too. I hope the ratings reflect this, and I hope the bosses 'talk' to him to encourage him to stay with topics he's better at.

      July 21, 2012 at 12:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  87. buck

    Here's a plan for this gun control let's split the country in half and let the people that want the government telling them how to live there lives on one side and people who want freedom on the other. I like my feedoms and they are already slowly getting taken away one at a time going farther and farther into our lives. Thats as simple as i can put it.
    Prayers go out to the victims and their families.

    July 20, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve

      Taking guns away from people is not taking away your freedom you simply don't need them. So I'm guessing if you create a dirty bomb or something it's your right and if your told no you feel it's taking away your rights?

      July 20, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  88. New Owner

    Mr. Piers Morgan, I used to like you but tonight I had to change my opinion. Disappointed that you did not act like an objective reporter, furthermore you did not check your facts – if you did, you would see that gun control actually led to Increased innocent victim deaths. see justfacts, the section about gun control facts.

    Instead, you ran with your 'agenda' and talked OVER anyone with a differing opinion, denying them air time and you cut them off. Terrible journalism!

    Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Just like cars don't kill people, bad drivers/drunk drivers kill people.
    Should we outlaw cars too, since more deaths are caused by car accidents?

    July 20, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • SilverHair

      Well said. Mr. M was far out of line.

      July 20, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  89. jodahl

    Piers you were out of line castigating that guest about wanting to wait a bit before debating the gun issue. It was an that moment I turned you off. I have always admired your reporting but this was too much. Let the guest have his say about why can't we wait, give him a lame question and then move on to your other guests. You came off as a bully. Jo from Juneau.

    July 20, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Michael

      Noble attempt, Jo, but Mr. Morgan is too old for finishing school.

      July 20, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  90. The answer

    Why was their no police officers working a detail for something this big? The reason is the theatre cutting corners, police officers have AR-15 in their units that could penitrate body armor!!!

    July 20, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  91. Elizabeth Mignone

    I am not a detective, but if the music in the apartment went on at midnight last night, would it be plausible to think it might go on again tonight and activate the incendiary bombs in the apartment? Just thinking. I'm sure the FBI and the Aurora police have thought about this. I would think this loony had some alternate plans in place, and it may be connected to the timed music. I don't know. My late husband was a NYPD detective; but I'm not.. This is pure guesswork.

    July 20, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  92. UppityAgainSpeaks

    like a fool that he is. Time for CNN to find a real individual with some class.

    July 20, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  93. No name

    Sun Tuz, a very renowned Chinese philosopher, once said never show your weaknesses to any enemy. This incident is certainly showing potential international terrorists the many weaknesses in American society. In many Eastern Europeans and Asian countries, he would have been ‘shot’ without a jury and trial with no questions asked. Hollywood can now make another movie and again show internationals terrorists what they can achieve. What a shame to those innocent victims who lost their lives. Saying ‘sorry’ will not bring back any of the valuable lives lost.
    What a shame to those in American society who support the bearing of arms. When will the American public wake-up to the political games played by the groups who lobby for the bearing of arms. These individuals have nothing to lose because likely have not lost loved ones to a bullet. Many individuals from other countries are watching the fall of American society with quite a bit of amusement. Wake up you Americans and take control of your lives, societies and government!!!

    July 21, 2012 at 12:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • awake

      I lost someone I loved – JFK – to a bullet. Just because I'm not related to him doesn't mean it didn't affect me, that it didn't leave me feeling like I lost something.

      When will those (like you, coward that you are going by 'No Name') who criticize the American public – wake up to your own derangement about what rights Americans should and shouldn't have? Who made you God?

      July 21, 2012 at 12:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  94. Mike

    Please think about the victms not about gun laws. These familys have lost something more important than your views of our guns laws. When some self serveing T V interviewer has all the answers to America's problems , well thats the day we all should look forward too, One should do his homework and know that there are more than 5,000 gun laws on the books in America. It's the person not the tool !!! You want to stop murders why not stop DRUNK DRIVERS, why not stop etc, etc,etc. Debait on Info not on emontions

    July 21, 2012 at 4:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  95. outragedcitzen

    i believe in the right to own guns but i want someone to explain how a person can by 4 guns and 6000 rounds of ammo in a few months without someone or something catching on i am sorry but as a consumer i think that if a single person buys that much ammo something should red flag so something like Aurora does not happen again.

    July 21, 2012 at 4:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Marie P

      I have an idea to prevent mental patients. Make it mandatory for physicians to report cases for the police and gun dealers to have access to a website, using either their licence number or a code number, not accessible by the general public

      July 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    • Fernando Arocha

      Do you have any idea how many thousands of rounds are purchased both online and in person by individuals each week ? Millions. And if you rate that to how many shootings such as this, your chances are along the lines of getting hit by lightning. There is an incident such as this every couple of years and many are shocked by one thing or another. Ammo sales are no problem. There is really no need for a drum type of magazine, but thats it.

      July 21, 2012 at 8:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  97. buster666

    Why doin't they cut through the roof ?

    July 21, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  98. Barry

    More people are saved buy guns every day than killed. And in most cases without even a single shot fired, thus not reported. that is an undisputable fact.

    July 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  99. Barry

    I think we have too many British reporters in the US. If we start trimming the bill of rights, we should start with the first amendment. 😀

    July 21, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  100. sharon clerc

    Piers should quit interrupting his guests. Otherwise why bother with the guests, just let Piers blather on and on for the whole show. This is the 2nd time I've tried to watch his show, never again.

    July 23, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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    We do not need gun control. The only people who will abide by any gun control laws are the law abiding citizens you don't have to worry about anyway. Do you really think any criminals will be like, "Oh... I'm not allowed to carry a gun anymore... guess I can't go shoot these people or rob this store."...? If I'm going to go out and kill someone, I would not care if it is illegal to carry a gun... nope, definitely wouldn't care. "But it will be harder for criminals to get a gun"... no it won't... it will be harder for them to get a gun legally. but illegally will still be easy as ever.

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