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February 19th, 2013
04:05 PM ET

Clips From Last Night: Abortion case in Texas comes to an end; John Walsh on improving gun control

With legal, social, and ethical implications all colliding in Texas, on Monday evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Evan Madison for a live interview that focused on his pregnant girlfriend, and her mother and father's attempt to abort her pregnancy.

Madison's girlfriend, the 16-year-old mother-to-be, sued her parents for attempting to force her to abort her baby. Monday, the parents agreed in a state court to not coerce their daughter to terminate the pregnancy.

"We were always determined to have the baby," said Madison. "It didn't surprise me from her father, but her mother, yes, it surprised me," said the father of the unborn child, referring to his girlfriend's parents' reaction. "I honestly thought she would have been a lot more supportive than she was."

Also on the program, television host John Walsh shared his perspective on gun crime, gun control and gun manufacturing.

"The NRA is funded by the gun lobbyists," said Walsh. "The recommendations [from the NRA] are to keep the flow and sale of guns. Three million guns are imported in the United States every year, five million guns that are manufactured here are sold."

As a responsible gun owner himself, Walsh recommends the following to improve gun safety and gun control:

"I say to Smith & Wesson, to Remington, all the other gun manufacturers, 'what about putting a GPS chip in those guns?'"

Seated across from the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host, Walsh expounded upon his plan:

"You [gun owners] assume the responsibility and the cost. I have proposed this to White House, to Congress. Put a GPS chip in that gun. And so the responsible gun owner whose house gets robbed by some little punks, and those guns are sold to the bad guys, that you'd be able to activate it like I have an iPad, and if somebody steals my iPad, I can activate that iPad app and you can track it."

Watch the clip and listen to the interviews as Walsh shares with Morgan his experience seeing guns "going into the hands of people that we have absolutely no accountability for," while Evan Madison and the 16-year-old girl's lawyers further detail the reasons why the soon-to-be parents whouldn't be forced to end the pregnancy, which is in it's first trimester.
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  1. Curly

    Yes if the gun was stolen it could be traced. It also could be traced without being stolen. It would be just what a government needed if it went rogue and wanted to confiscate all guns. A government only stays honest when the people can make stay honest. The US government is not exempt from power grabs. No body has done that yet because of the armed US citizen.

    February 19, 2013 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tazzy90

      That is just silly. If the Government really wanted to they could vaporize you and your fire stick without even getting out of their pajamas and using DRONES.

      February 19, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • steve

        Tazzy, I doubt even the thugs working for Obama will vaporize a neighborhood to get one man with a gun. Do you have the idea that the drones are capable of isolating a single person, in a house, without causing damage to the surroundings?

        February 19, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tesla

        A drone can be shot down by a high caliber, bolt-action rifle. Anything 7.62x54mm or larger would be able to do it. You would just need steady aim and a little luck.

        Want me to tell you how to disable/destroy a tank with a bottle of petrol, a lighter, and a single shot .22 caliber pistol?

        March 18, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ken

    In 200 years how often has the government gone "rogue" and tried to confiscate all of our guns? Paranoia is not a reason to be armed. They haven't done it "because of the armed US Citizen'. It hasn't done it because Americans don't want to be unarmed. There is nothing wrong with responsible gun ownership. What we need is ideas that work to ensure responsible ownership from gun owners. Work for a solution, don't just scream and yell.

    February 19, 2013 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tesla

      I'm not sure where you stand; the language you used in your comment is slightly ambiguous. Would you mind rewording it? I would like to hear your point of view.

      One thing I did understand is the 200 years remark. My only response to that is that many lasted far longer before either their corruption or destruction due to an internal or external force occurred. Never believe it can't happen here; make sure it can't happen here.

      March 18, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Tim

    It's a bit of a stretch to credit the armed US citizen as historical defense against rogue government. But it's probably just as shaky to pretend the american gun culture and its gleefully armed citizenry has had no influence on the legitimacy of US government. An armed citizenry is required by a republic, in my opinion, based on human nature and the historical record. Gun control will merely change the shape of attack, perhaps even encourage home made bomb making since the information is on the net, and with all the varieties and methods the supplies cannot be outlawed. That's all we need, industrious murderous humans innovating and engineering bombing schemes for ridiculous kill volumes. What kind of control you going to legislate then?

    February 19, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • steve

      Tim, Did they teach about the American Revolution in your public school? You know, that thing where the simple farmers in this land whooped the greatest Army in the known world, hiding behind rocks and trees and firing single shot rifles.

      February 19, 2013 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Aaron

    If the government went "rogue" and decided to confiscate your guns there is nothing you could do about it. People think they could somehow resist the U.S. Army? The reality is they couldnt even defeat their local police department if they decide to kick your door in no matter how many guns you have.

    February 19, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John

      Nothing you could do about it? Oh you mean like those primitive Afgans who are giving the American military a run for their money? You mean like that?

      You over-estimate the strength and determination of the American military. Big time.

      February 19, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Tazzy90

        If the government went rogue and presumably didn't give a s**t about the International Laws regarding War, Afghanistan would no longer be on the map....

        February 19, 2013 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve

      Aaron, you are correct, one man standing alone would not have a chance. Obama and his minions, however, do understand the lessons from the American Revolution, and they know that history can repeat, unless they disarm America.

      February 19, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Vhyrus

    What stops the criminal from removing the grip panel and taking the chip out? Another 'great idea' with absolutely no logistics in it. Throw that one on the pile, along with microstamping, 'smart' guns, and all the other nifty but completely unfeasible plans.

    February 19, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Griff.

    "I don't mind being aborted and shut out bt CNN, Pierse, Infact I'm surprised I was allowed to stay with you at all.
    At least for as long as they allowed me in Canada."

    February 19, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Scare The Pilgrims

    I was 33 years old when William Jefferson Clinton rolled out Gun Control via Sarah Brady, that was 1991. I bought every magazine on the Rack at Walmart,,no not CLIPS,,real magazines,,like "TIME" and "Esquire" or "Field & Stream" & "Guns & Ammo"...if the magazine had a Gun Control Story in it,I bought it. The Stack would reach your eyebrows if your 6 feeet tall. I haven't seen one dimes difference between then and now..I am now 54 years old, If you are 1/2 my age watch out kids, they are trying to sucker your age group the same way they tried to sucker mine. They stand to WIN SOMETHING only if you LOSE SOMETHING, so take my advice and tell them to go to hell. I'm an American and I am not giving up ANYTHING !.

    February 19, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. danny

    How about everyone working together to combat violence, not just gun violence (gun violence by the way being the Democratic battle cry).

    First, let's dig deep in our pockets and over the next 10 years build a new federal prison in every state for "violent" offenders. during the same time frame let's build a new state prison in each of our states to house "violent" offenders. Then for the next 10 years after that, double the jail space for all cities over 50,000 people.

    You see criminals keep committing more and more serious crimes; some individuals doing 100 or more crimes in less than a year or two.

    We can't have a "catch and release" policy for violent offenders. Once a person commits his or her third act of violence, they need sent away forever.

    It's a minimum of 5 years for the first offense; 10 for the second. It's simple, after strike three, it's life.

    Clinton had it right with the "three strikes and you're out" we just ran out of prison space.

    Don't disarm the hard working man by banning guns, ban the violent criminal.

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