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August 10th, 2012
09:31 AM ET

Montel Williams on America's relationship with guns: "Violence is a part of our society"

On Wednesday evening, television and radio host Montel Williams joined Piers Morgan for an engaging and lively discussion on gun control, multiple sclerosis and his upcoming trip to Chile. Williams spoke passionately about how America needs to "get a grip with its current state of depression."

"Because the gun really isn't the problem," said Williams. "The gun is just one avenue."

"I'm a gun owner," the former Marine said. "I was trained by the military. Why would you want to take away my gun? I'm not going to go out and blow somebody up, but why can't we change the way we allow people to buy them?"

Williams said "violence is a part of our society" but he stressed the need to tone down the "rhetoric" that, in his mind, is encouraging "hate, discontent, [and] anger."

He shared with Morgan his feelings on the shooter that killed 12 and wounded 58 in an Aurora, CO movie theater recently:

"Can we calm down some of the rhetoric and remember that there are people like this young man who walked in and shot up that movie theater who's a schizophrenic, at least alleged to be?" asked Williams. "And if he is, they don't understand the difference between rhetoric and can't filter it. Can we help a little bit of that? That's the bigger discussion."

Watch the clips, and listen to the interview, as Williams explains why he wants to see more gun control.

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    August 10, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Mike L.

    Montel is right about Term Limits!! We need to stop these career politicians who do nothing, but get rich from their lifetime position. Montel is wrong about politicians who gives good speeches. Obama does that, but he hasn't really done anything but talk a good game. We all need to see 2016 !

    August 10, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. JB

    I agree in principle although Piers's calling guns killing machines is another example of useless rhetoric. Guns are objects shaped from metal and polymer. They have neither intent nor malice. There's a great post about this called "Conversations with my AK-47". Take a moment to read it – perhaps you'll find it enlightening and perhaps you'll find it educational.

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    August 10, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. tdmitchell

    Guns do not kill people; people kill people. Knives and forks can be used in killings too. Should we ban eating utensils?

    August 11, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. manthony

    Peirs is obviously anti gun, the fact that they gave a British guy one of the best spots in television sickens me. He does not belong filling Larry Kings shoes. There he is on his high horse trying to tell Americans what they should do with their guns. What an idiot. Spreading the same anti gun crap everywhere. His show should be boycotted.

    August 11, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. belovan

    When it comes to the shootings, it is about the way we treat or should I say, fail to treat our mentally ill in America. Years ago they closed the state hospitals. They let all the mentally ill leave. (this is true...look it up) Now we wait for them to commit crimes and THEN we lock them up in prison with little to no treatment. If we had given them treatment in the first place a lot of these crimes would not be committed and we would not be spending thousands of dollars a year for them to be in prison. Many could be tax paying, working individuals. Just another good reason for universal health care if you ask me.

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    Piers...just what kind of a name is that anyway. It's a fishing platform , a boat dock , a diving platform , not a name. I don't watch the guy , doesn't interest me at all.

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