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As the gun debate continues to hold an important place within the political and emotional landscape of the nation, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Naomi Judd to share her thoughts on the polarizing issue.
"I'm a registered, vetted gun owner, but that's because I live way out in the country, like way out in the middle of nowhere," said the musician and actress who most-recently appeared in "Nearlyweds" on the Hallmark Channel. "We just had a rabid skunk, we have coyotes, that get to the chicken and the sheep."
"Is that why you keep them?" asked Morgan, talking about Judd and her husbands firearms. "To protect yourself against animals, mainly?"
"Of course," replied the matriarch of the famed country music singing duo "The Judds." "I would never do an AR-15."
After explaining the prevailing gun lobby theory that more guns translates into less crime and violence, Piers Morgan paused and waited for his guest to react:
"Ignorance is my least favorite thing. I really think it's at the core of all our problems."
Noting that she was very pleased to see an African-American elected to the nation's highest office (but couldn't wait until the day a woman manned the desk in the Oval Office,) Judd suggested that Barack Obama had begun to make errors during his presidency. However, she backs the commander-in-chief when it comes to firearm legislation:
"He started making some mistakes, and I really felt like it was because of lack of experience. But now I think it's getting real dangerous," said Judd of Obama. "But I absolutely support him on this."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, and learn why Judd describes Morgan as "the most-fascinating interviewer in media history," even going so far as to watch the host's program on mute.
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