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March 19th, 2013
11:17 PM ET

Michael Moore calls for gun legislation: "There will be an Aurora next month, and there'll be a Sandy Hook the month after that"

As part of a program that recognized the 10 year anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq, on Tuesday Piers Morgan invited Michael Moore to share his patented blend of energy, candor, and insight in a primetime interview.

Joining the program live, and sitting with the host in his New York studio for the entire episode, the famed filmmaker spoke honestly about politics and religion, as well as history, and international affairs. However, Moore spent the bulk of his visit addressing the one topic that's been a fixture on the show during the last six months: gun control, and firearm legisaltion.

Appearing in July, following the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., the man behind "Bowling for Columbine" was so frustrated and enraged by the incident and those before it that he promised he wasn't "going to come on another one of these damn TV shows either, after the next one of these shootings."

It was a pledge he kept, even through the December tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., until Tuesday:

"There will be an Aurora next month, and there'll be a Sandy Hook the month after that," said the 58-year-old native of Michigan. "This is just going to keep going on and on and on, until people rise up."

Moore continued by addressing Tuesday's news that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid feels an assault weapons ban can't pass the Senate, noting that change won't occur until the country demands it:

"Until people take Harry Reid by the collar and say 'Who the hell do you think you are? This is our country, Harry Reid."

Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as looking ahead to what he's calling a "Mass Movement Against Gun Violence," Moore once again shared his emotional position on an issue that had him visibly angry:

"Shameful Democrats," he bellowed. "Absolutely, absolutely shameful."
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  1. Michael Manzo

    Michael Moore ROCKS Harry Ried is a dog with tail between legs and it's easy as he has no balls Assault Weapons need to be banned take a vote see where the Republicans fall as this is what the American people want. I:am a combat veteran I know what assault weapons do and it aint rabbit hunting

    March 19, 2013 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • frostiken

      You're a 'combat veteran' and you use the term 'assault weapon'?

      Lie more, please, it's what you anti-gunners are best at doing after all.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Tina have a wonderful command of the English language with the use of "anti-gunners". People like you are the mental idiots the background check would not give a gun to!

        March 20, 2013 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
      • Pope

        I see right through your muslim disguise. Lie more and do the bidding of your reptile overlords! You have drunk too much fluoride...

        March 20, 2013 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |
      • Joy

        As a non-American from a war-torn and poor country, who does regular business in the USA, it is absolutely flabbergasting to me to witness the fanatical feelings people have for inanimate and destructive objects like firearms. Do you realize just how lenient your gun laws really are compared to those in other countries and just how out of proportion this argument has become? Would you get on your high horse to protect hungry, homeless children or abused animals too? There seems to be no reasoning on the part of the NRA to meet everyone half way. I simply have no understanding of a society where literally days after the Sandy Hook shooting, sales for the exact murder weapon went through the roof. This blows my mind and sadly, results in the rest of the world stereo-typing Americans as insular and violent.

        March 20, 2013 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Trevor

      You, are an idiot. Anyone who thinks fat mike is a champion or the people, is an idiot. He is nothing but a hipocrit. And what is more, what you don't get is the fact that the ones who do not want to take a vote, are the dems. Every republican knows how they will vote, so do the people they speak for. The problem is, the dems do not want to go on record voting against any kind of gun rights. Wake up! Ask your own rep what he will vote for

      March 20, 2013 at 3:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Mike Moore

        At least you knew how to spell idiot – hypocrite has the same number of syllables, but I guess you must be a "Pro-gunner." I.E. 5th grade education..

        March 20, 2013 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Evert

      tragic cowardry but not a surprise at all.

      March 20, 2013 at 3:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • concerned!

      While I'm for any law that shows it can save lives, its amazing the support for increased gun legislation without strict enforcement of the laws in place today. Additionally, amazing he throws out the stat that since 1980 over 1,000,000 people have been killed through gun violence...unfortunately that's less than the amount abortions conducted every year! focus on what will work, stop the petty political junk with limousine liberals like Michael Moore.

      March 20, 2013 at 4:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Truthseeker Sheila

        Abortions can be reduced with better contraception, not by banning abortion which throws women into backalley methods/infection/death. How many pregnancies are produced by incest...14 yr. olds, etc who have no access or no knowledge of how to protect themselves from fathers, uncles, who knows? There's plenty of room to solve all these ills of society. Action is required, not just talk.

        March 20, 2013 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Vincent Franco


      Gun Control should be added to your "Subject"
      list, above.

      Dear President Obama,

      I just finished writing to Senator Harry Reid and feel I should share it with you.

      Here is what I said...

      Hello Senator Reid,

      I must let you know that you have dropped the ball yesterday on gun control, on the matter of lack of votes. I insist that you pick up that ball and move forward. The entire country is watching your every move.

      I want to be a proud democrat.

      Thank you for moving on this important matter.

      Vincent Franco

      March 20, 2013 at 4:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Truthseeker Sheila

        Thank you for your action...I, too, emailed Senator Reid & other senators/congressmen, especially in light of yet another (near) disaster in the South Florida incident, saved by the quick thinking student who called 911. How did the now dead gunmad so easily obtain his arsonal of weapons/ammo?

        March 20, 2013 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Bushwacker

      Hear, hear! He might not be an oil painting, but he is extremely intelligent and his ideas are his OWN, unlike some of the half-wits who just regurgitate what they've heard from some other radical who won't even listen to reason.

      March 20, 2013 at 8:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • binag

      You're no combat veteran. You're one of those pretenders who have never been in the military but are proudly displaying those medals.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sledgehammer6363

      The 2nd amendment is not for rabbit hunting. The second amendment insures that a tyrannical government won't have the weapons to overpower and under armed society. To prevent what our forefathers intended, we should have the same arms that our government has access to. Automatic weapons have been banned for quite some time. So, we are already at a disadvantage to a government that might become tyrannical. I hope it doesn't....ever, but I'm sure that's what the people of WWII Germany thought. BTW....for the person that said that us 'gunners' are 5th grade educated..yes I am...all the way to a degree in Computer Science. Just another note....a LOT of Union members are gun toting Americans too. That's where the ant-gun control support comes from on the democratic side. And MANY are members of the NRA too. I know several.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kevin Crozier

      I don"t understand the people of the USA. You protest to protect your parks and your animals but not to protect your children???. Gun laws should be made by the people not by the few in Congress,when the people stand up the laws will be changed.
      Friend in Canada.

      March 20, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. pat

    Harry Reid's e-mail address given on the show did not go through "This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. Delivery to the following recipients was aborted after 1 second(s): *
    What is the correct e-mail address?

    March 19, 2013 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Angela

      I had the same problem, so I googled Senator Harry Reid and his page has a section where you can write directly to him. Just did it myself and gave him a piece of my mind. I hope more people stand up and let their voices be heard. Come on People! Do it for all the kids being killed and future children that will be killed if we don't rise up and put an end to this! This is a no brainer!

      March 20, 2013 at 1:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Rahul

        I ran into the same problem with dirty Harry's email address given out on the show. Went to Reid's website and gave him piece of my mind. I am still looking for his email address though. Please let know if you come across it.

        March 20, 2013 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. Janet

    Great show tonight with Michael Moore! Those treacherous exploiters deserve real consequences, but they only did what they did because we the people let them. The terrorism visuals of 911 were so compelling and scary, they were given free reign.

    March 20, 2013 at 12:17 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Deb

      Great Show Michael,
      A six month old baby, who was shot last week while sitting in her fathers lap, was buried today in Chicago. What more would it take for common sense legislation. Babies are dying, c'mon.......

      March 20, 2013 at 12:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • frostiken

        Really? Was the baby killed by the 11th through 30th bullet from a 'high capacity magazine'? Was the baby killed because a black plastic cosmetic doohicky attached to the bottom of the rifle?

        Or was the baby killed by a hangun in the city with the strictest gun laws in the country?

        March 20, 2013 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
      • Shannon

        Hey Deb, what about the 3500 babies killed each month by abortions?

        March 20, 2013 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
      • Trevor

        Chicago has some of the most hard core gun laws in the country, and the worst crime. Do you not get it? Every state in the Union that allows concealed carry has had a clear drop in crime. I know statistics can be confusing, the facts can get in the way of what you want. However, wake up!

        March 20, 2013 at 3:54 am | Report abuse |
      • cr

        For those Canadian viewers and Michael Moore especialy this Canadian news piece by the CBC is quite revealing about the gun violence in Chicago. None of the community activists, gang members or victims interviewed believe that stricter gun laws will have any impact. The message from the hoods most affected by gun violence resoundingly say it is all about jobs and providing hope for the future that will stop the killings. The problem is we live in one of the most unequal societies in the western world. If countries like Switzerland, the 3rd largest gun owning nation in world, with one the lowest homicide rates on the planet can live with guns, what does it say about our society? You have to wonder whether our politicians are really listening.

        March 20, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tuesday Night Viewer

    Michael Moore just asked the same question I've asked many times – as I'm sure others have as well, why isn't Bush & Cheney held accountable for their WMD farce, for one? They relied on our patriotic love of this Country to chump us for their greed & agendas. MM also pointed out he would be arrested for less of an offense – as would we. For the honor of all Americans – they "need to be brought to justice".

    March 20, 2013 at 12:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Trevor

      How old are you? You must be young. The WMDs were one thing. The facts. Everyone knew that Iraq had, and used, WMDs, against his own people. The UN kept using sanctions. Sadam ignored them. He was not scared of the UN. He kept saying he would let inspectors in, but when they wanted to go to sites that he was not prepared for, he stopped them, against UN rules. In other words, he was playing 3 card monty with the UN. Eventually, he sent them to syria. We had every right, and every need to go into Iraq, WMDs found or not. No matter what you think of Bush, one smart thing he said that still is true to this day is, "Is the UN going to go the way of League of Nations, or will it matter". That may not be an exact quote, but it is what he said, and it was a very good point. The UN is a useless organization that we pay for.

      March 20, 2013 at 4:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Truthseeker Sheila

        Did no one see the CNN coverage of the man who worked in the jail where Saddam H was kept after finally being caught? The man relayed the fact that Saddam admitted that "at the time of the Irag war "he did not have WMD, but that he would as soon as he could have. He blustered that he had them because it prople actually know he did,'t, they would have attacked him & his regime sooner. If he had been captured at the start of that war, the war would have ended differently because the people wouldn't have been afraid of what he'd do because he was still alive. Momentum lost because of that. Tragedy for all.

        March 20, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mister Peebles

        Sadam DID NOT have Weapons of Mass Destruction. He did use gas against the Kurds, but he NEVER had a nuke.

        NEVER. Got it? The government lied to us. Bush and friends got it WRONG. In any other nation, those people would be hauled off to the Hague for waging a 10 year war on lies and fabrication.

        March 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • binag

      Let me ask you this since you have a very selective memory: Why hasn't obama been prosecuted as a war criminal for authorizing drone killings of American citizens and God knows how many innocent civilians with out trial and all for political points?

      March 20, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Frank

        Simple, because Obama did not lie to the whole world about drones and get thousands of other countries soldiers killed. See how simple that was.

        March 20, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Keith

    You are idiots ' George Bush genious is that he emptied Iraq between Iran and Afganistan, that way nobody can invade Iqaq or Afganisstan. Thus providing security to both these nations otherwise exployed them. It's great they didn't find bombs- so who has them– just get it over with

    March 20, 2013 at 12:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • sm

      It would be nice if I could get an Idea of what your tryingto say, But my God-thats useless. cant understand your jibber. do you hail george bush as your hero, is that what your trying to spit out.. Yikes. try again!

      March 20, 2013 at 12:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Frediano

      You mean, they didn't find them in Iraq. But 3 days after a p.o.'d 19 yr old marine pulled Saddam out of his spider hole in Dec 2003, Qaddafi was coughing them up in Libya; see 2004 IEAE Report. Gee, wonder why that got so little coverage in these United States? Oh, yeah– that was miraculously a coincidence– twenty years of 'sanctions' against Libya just happened to finally kick in 3 days after Saddam's public anal exam. Anybody who believes that is a moron, and anybody who sells that as the reason is, too. Qaddaffi puckered up, period, and the words that folks are finding a hard time finding is 'Thank you' to those who went to Iraq and demonstrated US credibility on he topic. As well, in 2006 when Hezbollastan attacked Isreal's northern border(there is no such thing as Lebanon if they don' control violence projected across their so called border)why didn't Syria and Iran reinforce the Hezbollinis, and why didn't that flare into a wider regional war? One reason is, 500,000 Israelis in uniform. Another is, 300,000 Americans in 15 countires in bases in the M.E., with Ike's MIC on a fully paved and operational 8 lane highway daily into the M.E., flanking Iran on two sides. Read a damn map, it wasn't just about Iraq. It was about not getting caught flat footed in the M.E., like in 1990. Can we afford to do that? No. Can we afford not to do it? Probably not.. But now, having paid the price of establishing that credibility, the endless propitiation has been out in full non-force, throwing it all away, and risking insanity in the M.E. without a Plan B in place. We're back to the posers around the crab spread at Renaiissance Weekend events.

      March 25, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Janet

    Shame on the Democrats – LEAD

    March 20, 2013 at 12:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Bedell DeLamotte

    Michael Moore is just trying to sell his books and movies. Piers keeps saying that there is a majority that want these limits/laws. However, a majority is not 51% or even 55%. A majority is 2/3s or 67%. If you had a true majority then you could actually amend the 2nd Amendment. The bottom line is you don't have a majority, plain and simple.

    March 20, 2013 at 12:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • scott

      Yes sir, we are going to see a definate 2/3 majority democratic congress now. The american people see who the right GOP ( and lowly Dems ) who are scared of their right elders and see what votes went where. Good as gold! We couldnt get any luckier than the idiot ahead of the new NRC message ofthe same old right 1950's rehetoric. and the psyco queen sarah palin showing her face and divided message!

      March 20, 2013 at 12:50 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Frediano

        Please, please, please make gun control an issue in the next election, unlike 2012.

        March 25, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mister Peebles

      Majority is more than 50%. According to Wikipedia Math: "A majority is a subset of a set consisting of more than half of the set's element"

      That would mean any percentage greater that 50%, ie. 50.1% or 50.00005% is MAJORITY.

      So the polls are interpreted correctly: any number greater than 50% is a majority of Americans. You're mixing up parliamentary voting law with elementary school math.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • cr

        Maybe, but it is misleading to say the vast majority are in favor. Recent polling is actually seeing a change of opinion. Public opinion polls taken in left leaning Colorado for instance show the Democrats are running into trouble in that state for recently tabled state legislation for stricter laws.

        March 20, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. victor

    It seems that this may the appropriate time to have Gongress vote anonymously so they can vote their concience and won't be victimised by special interest. Maybe this is the only way to ensure the national interest is served.

    March 20, 2013 at 12:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sledgehammer6363

      Strange as that is, it makes some sense. We would sort out the houses then. On a sort of related subject....why do judges have party affilliations? Aren't they supposed to be unbiased interpreters of laws?

      March 20, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Frediano

      That would be the much touted 'transparent government' we were once sold. Maybe its time to burn the Reichstagg in the dark of night, too, in the name of National Socialism.

      March 25, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. sanjeev

    Send it to your representative!!!!!
    Dear Congresswoman Pelosi. I was shocked and disappointed in the democratic response to the NRA bullying. If they say there are 100 MM americans with guns, there are 230 MM without. There are 4 million NRA members who are out shouting us. If you and the democratic party cannot stand like the wing-nuts on the right who support insane policies blindly and fervently, then what chance to we have. Saying we do not have the votes is absolutely unacceptable. Please do something about this otherwise the next tragedy will create solidarity among those who are voting you all into office to remove the existing people who cannot stand for us. Please help. DO not let them win this one. We've given them everything else.

    March 20, 2013 at 12:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Norma Susan Smith

    I confess I know very little about American politics but do you? From what I understand, Senator Harry Reid made a pragmatic decision. There were too many other issues riding on this amendment. I understand that if it does not pass, it would at the expense of the assault weapons. Picking the lesser of two evils is something we’ve all had to do. Senator Harry Reid has not been a Senator as long as he has because he is stupid. Give me a break!!! and no, I won’t be emailing Senator Reid to tell him I think he’s wrong.

    N.S., Vancouver B.C.

    March 20, 2013 at 12:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mister Peebles

      You're free to espouse whatever opinion you desire, but unless you're a United States citizen, someone in Vancouver does not have any sway with an United States elected representative.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • cr

        Totally agree. Gosh there are a lot of Canadians on this forum voicing their opinions as if they have a say.

        March 20, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Lory

    I've sent my email to Senator Reid. I hope everyone takes the time to do this. Great show tonight.

    March 20, 2013 at 12:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Oswald the lucky rabbit

      To influence politicians you need to give them more money than the gun lobbyists that's how politics work.

      March 20, 2013 at 5:31 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Lawrence Roberts

    Any weapon can be destructive. A .22 can do more damage internally than a .556. It's the user that is the problem. Sorry but banning from legal citizens is crazy!

    March 20, 2013 at 12:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mister Peebles

      Ok, if "any" weapon can be destructive, and by extension, therefore suitable for self defense, why not ban all guns and handout batons to our soldiers and police officers?

      "But the criminals have guns". True, they do. Some other nations fight crime without firearms just fine using nothing more than shields, tear gas, tasers, and clubs.

      If anything is destructive, the whole "I need a gun for self defense" argument goes out the window. Save yourself $1000 for a new AR-15 and just carry around a tire iron. That should do just fine.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Eugene

        “Some other nations fight crime without firearms just fine”

        Did it ever occur to you that those “some other nations” you refer to may not have over 270,000,000 guns already in circulation?

        March 22, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. AcquiescentAmerican

    I nearly missed your appearance on Piers Morgan tonight but I did catch the last half. As usual, You came through to champion your cause regarding gun control.

    I had just finished reading Andrew Solomon's book, Far From the Tree where he discusses various physical and mental challenges parents meet from children born with various handicaps physical and emotional from deafness, dwarfness, autism, schizophrenia, criminal behavior and other issues that parents sometimes face.

    At the end of the Chapter on Crime, Solomon discusses the experience of Tom and Sue Klebold, the parents of Dylan who was one of the two killers at Columbine. Apparently Solomon had spent time with them to understand what they had experienced as a result of their son's heinous act. I will not go into the substance of the paragraphs he wrote about them here, but I would certainly recommend that you read at least this portion of his book about the Klebolds. It has been a while since I last watched Bowling for Columbine and I don't recall if you have met them as you produced the movie.

    I cannot say to what extent the killings in Newtown were similar to Columbine and why certain certain people targeted. Bullying at Columbine seems to have been a factor but Sandy Hook seems more of a mystery, with the first victim being Adam Lanza's mother. His motives seem even more unfathomable which if this is a growing trend in mass murders is even more frightening in its randomness.

    What I did catch again in tonights program was your desire to show the pictures of the bodies of the children. I will repeat again my last comment on this is that it would be more gratuitous and serve no useful purpose and likely would have the opposite desired affect you seek.

    Michael there are a plethora of pictures of killings of people including children already available from historic events of mass murders. Seeing more of these will serve no other purpose than to de-sensitize us further. Any strong reaction may have only a short lived impact, before settling in along side pictures of children in Southeast Asia, the African continent and the Nazi ovens of Europe.

    Where our concerns should be is why our legislators are failing to respond to vote according to the overwhelming response by Americans to ban assault weapons. They are acting like that nurse in the care facility who called 911 to have someone come out to restore breathing of an eighty year old resident at a car facility, that refused to just simply do CPR. Go figure!

    March 20, 2013 at 12:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Lawrence Roberts

    Move back to England and take Moore with you and you won't have to worry about people with guns.

    March 20, 2013 at 12:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mister Peebles

      Wow, kicking people out of the country who have differing views? That's more un-American than NOT being allowed to carry a firearm.

      The right to carry a gun as "self defense" was only clarified in 2008 in the Heller supreme court decision.

      Long before that, we Americans have respected the right of other people to have their own opinions and remain free from deportation.

      The FIRST amendment is FIRST for a reason.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Tesla

        Technically, he is within his First Amendment rights by just telling them to go away. Further technicality: as a British National, Piers Morgan does not have protected speech in America per the First Amendment. In fact, it is only because we allow him to speak that he is able to. Now, for the tinfoil hat technicality: if the government wanted to, they could have Piers Morgan arrested as a Foreign National Saboteur using mass communication networks to spread sedition and dissent (i.e. a spy).

        March 25, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Aaron

    Hi Piers –
    I never blog and I never write to a Congressman..but tonight was the exception. After watching your show and Michael Moore, I decided to give Harry Reid a piece of my mind. I would love to hear if he got the 1,000,000 emails that he should. Thanks!

    March 20, 2013 at 12:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Shannon

      I hope the Senator gets millions of emails thanking him for using common sense. Thank you Senator Reid for defending the consitution.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jethro

      I agree wholeheartedly with Aaron. Michael Moore speaks to my heart.

      March 20, 2013 at 8:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ichiro

      Does anyone know who the head of CNN now, and what his email address is?
      I’d love to give him a piece of my mind and send an email beseeching, “Please fire Piers.”

      March 22, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Al White

    when or government is trustworthy then we change our gun-laws but intill then 2nd admen needs to be unchanged . We need to put retired military & police to man our schools with medal detectors & fencing sorry to say times have changed!back ground checks when will we need to call -in a calendar of our personal events to the FBI OR The local police ? mike more is a walking book on government lies & now he wishes to take away guns ! Piers it is past the point of no return . my family will protect them selves from the population. We will also protect others as needed.
    America has gone down the tubes. she was a beautiful place to grow up but I hate the crap left for my grandchildren!
    I am ok with 10 bullit clips but what is to stop someone from having 5-6 clips 60 bullets ? Baby-Boomer Patriot
    Sincerely Al

    March 20, 2013 at 12:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mister Peebles

      Your gun doesn't make you invincible. You can be shot when you're NOT looking. Your children can be kidnapped when you're NOT around. Your property can be stolen when you're NOT at home.

      Get over yourself. America is in trouble because your generation wreaked havoc on the economy and continues to do so with greedy bankers, selfish CEOs, and a reckless pursuit of profit over people.

      Shooting does not solve problems, it creates them. If our country was prosperous crime wouldn't be such an issue.

      Also, my guess is that despite your cache of weapons, you've probably never had to defend yourself once with one. You're being led around by the NRA with nothing more than fear and paranoia. Good luck.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Sledgehammer6363

        Mister Peebles,

        First off, my chances of getting shot may lessen if I am armed. In fact, places where citizens are known to be armed have lower crime rates than places where there are strict gun controls (see Chicago, Washington D.C vs. ANYWHERE in Texas).
        Second, what does this discussion have to do with corporate greed? If you have a 401k, then you are definitely the beneficiary of corporate greed.....or you are a hipocrite.
        Third, crime will continue to be a problem where kids don't pay attention in the classroom. I have little sympathy for those that don't because they are usually the ones that complain about how greedy corporate America is. How is it that you plan to make every American Prosperous? Socialism?
        You have demonstrated to me that you were one that didn't pay attention in class. I just hope you have found a way to make money (required to survive) without taking it out of my pocket.

        March 20, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Ann

    I never have sent anoything to the Senator, etc., but Harry Reid's lack of backbone and with no guts to keep on trying to get the Gun bill passed has infurieated me and I let him know it. I hope he gets thousands of e-mails tonight! And, thanks to Michael Moore.

    March 20, 2013 at 12:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Aaron

      Awesome – see above...I did the same thing! It was my first time emailing a Congressman. I hope he gets a million emails!

      March 20, 2013 at 1:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • N. S. Smith

      It takes a great deal of backbone to be a representative for people who see the world in so many different ways. I think most of your representatives do so because they want peace and all that comes with that.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Amanda Van Ess

    As a two time teacher of the year, I did my part by emailing Senator Reid and gave him a piece of my mind. I have lost way too many students and their parents to guns. Having resource police officers in the schools are ineffective. My school district has had them for years and guns still make it into the building. I told Senator Reid that iI am ready to step into be a voice of the teachers and children. There should have been immediate action after Sandy Hook! Mandatory background checks are necessary. Great teachers can tell "those" children that are at risk, but who interviews the teachers that are aware?

    March 20, 2013 at 12:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  19. C. Olson

    Assault weapon is such an incorrect term. There has been a very strict ban on true "select fire" firearms since 1934.
    Go to teds house and maybe he will show you the difference. (That show I would watch)
    I think you both are more interested in sensationalism than the gun issue.
    Ill bet mr. Moores bodyguards have licensed firearms now. (Tell us that story why don't you)
    Does mr Morgan have armed bodyguards?
    What would you suggest " we the people" do to protect ourselves against thugs who ignore the proposed gun laws?
    I have as many questions as you two have erroneous statistics and misquotes.

    March 20, 2013 at 12:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mister Peebles

      Here are a few things to protect yourselves WITHOUT AR-15's and the like:

      1. Take a self defense class. Police cadets learn how to disarm a criminal with their bare hands in 2 weeks.

      2. Carry mace or pepper spray, fully legal with no age restrictions across the country.

      3. Buy a Taser. Legal in 45 states for civilian use and NOT considered a firearm. The jolt of electricity from a Taser will stop any attacker is his/her tracks. Best of all, no one dies and no one gets victimized.

      Shooting does solve problems, it creates them.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • NotYou

        1 – You are not a Ninja, I promise. Armed assailant outside of 1 yard would put you down.
        2 – Mace and pepper spray will not disarm an armed assailant. He puts you down.
        3 – Tazer will NOT drop everyone. Tazer is a one shot deal, say you miss? Assailant drops you.

        Why is there such a great want and need to go up against an assailant armed with a firearm with much less than superior firepower?

        March 20, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mister Peebles

        1. I guess martial arts are a waste of time. Outside of 1 yard, you could be dropped even if you were carrying a gun. One criminal could shoot you from long range while the other robs you.

        2. Have any stats to back that up? Pepper spray will blind and discourage an assailant from restraining you. Plus, it will buy you time to get away, the best option in any attack scenario. Opening fire risks hitting other people and their property.

        3. It drops most people I assure you. Some of the toughest cops in the country are dropped by tasers. One shot deal? Same thing with a gun. You might get one shot off, and then the attacker is on top of you. What can you do then? If you just pull the trigger you could shoot yourself.

        The outrage here is that guns are easily made available to the WRONG people. The average "law abiding" citizen can wait for a background check and doesn't need an M4 or AR-15 for protection. You'd have us believe the country is in a state of lawlessness with criminals breaking down doors in droves.

        The fact that we can't even agree to take steps to prevent the next mass shooting is pathetic and disappointing.

        March 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • NotYou

        1 – In this scenario, yes, it's worthless.
        2 – No stats, experience. While pepper spray can be effective in many scenarios, so can a concealed weapon.
        3 – This is also scenario based and I by no means am allowed, as a CCW holder, to just draw my pistol and begin shooting.

        Fact is I DO agree with you that steps must be taken to stop the violence and keep firearms out of the hands of the wrong people. What I don't agree with is the knee-jerk reaction to ban a group of weapons based on their appearance and not the real statistics. I also don't agree with grouping said ban with steps that CAN be taken to stem the violence. By all means create and submit a weapons ban bill and vote on it – on its own merit.

        By the way, I do not NEED and AR-15 to protect myself, it's my right to do so – It's also a HUGE responsibility to enact this right and I take it very seriously.

        March 20, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Paul Ward

    Email to Harry Reid...You are not a democrat by party, nor by name, even though you a supposed to be a political representative in what you boast is the greatest democracy on Earth.

    Most American want assault weapons to be banned, and for background checks. And yet you allow just 5 million NRA members and the gun manufacturers derail democracy completely.

    So many American needlessly killed... but also so many Jamaicans killed by each other using American guns. The Jamaican lotto scam may be hurting American old folks, but your guns are killing us in Jamaica (where I spend most of my time). You also demand action on the drugs that your inadequate citizens cannot do without out, and yet do nothing to stop the flow of the guns into Jamaica.

    For all our sakes, including yours when you meet the God almightly, give up on guns. They kill more than they save, as you well know. The Chinese invented gunpowder and had / have fun with fireworks. The Europeans used gunpowder for guns and despite Boston in 1776, you continue with guns when Europeans have moved on.

    Is America really so backwards, so uncivilised?

    March 20, 2013 at 1:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Shannon

      The majority of Americans DO NOT WANT a weapons ban.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Mister Peebles

        Please cite recent polls with data to back that up. The polls must be scientifically accurate and not offhand estimates from Fox News anchors.

        March 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • Nae

        A slight majority of Americans do not want assault weapons banned in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting, though a clear majority said they support stricter gun laws in general, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll out Wednesday.
        Politico is owned by Allbritton Communications, which owns television stations in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere, all affiliated with the Disney-owned ABC network.

        March 20, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mister Peebles

        So yes, a majority of Americans do want stricter gun control and an assault weapons ban. "Slight', "Somewhat", or "Large" or other adjectives do not matter if a mathematical majority exists.

        Americans want change in gun laws, and it is high time lawmakers have the moral backbone to do so.

        March 20, 2013 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Nae

        What? I thought we were talking about “a weapons ban.” You asked for the poll info., so I provided for you. You can’t see that a mathematical majority opposes a ban? What part of “A slight majority of Americans do not want assault weapons banned” do you not understand?

        Stricter gun control does not always mean banning certain weapons. It can include closing a loop hole for background checks, which I don’t necessarily oppose.

        March 20, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • cr

        Mister Peebles, you mean like the scewed and misleading statistics Piers uses on his show?

        The polls are turning that's for sure. The Democrats in Colorado are in trouble according to recent polls.

        March 20, 2013 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  21. JoJo

    Great show. At a minimum Harry Reid needs to take a vote on a stand-alone AWB bill so that voters know exactly who to vote for/against.

    March 20, 2013 at 1:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Susan Larson

    THANK YOU HARRY REID FROM A FELLOW DEMOCRAT! I have been a lifelong Democrat and there are many more like me who do not agree with Piers Morgan or Michael Moore's opinions which purportedly represent the view of 'the Majority.' I have never owned a gun and am not a member or supporter of the NRA. I am simply tired of hearing the senseless violence of a few mentally disturbed and criminal individuals flippantly blamed on guns. The responsibility lies with US, this society, to deal with mental illness and the level of violence which we continue to acquiesce every day in the media and video games. Stop focusing on the tool used by a few and focus on stopping the violent person, who will find another tool and continue to take lives even if guns cease to exist. The gun did not cause this mayhem, the deranged person who was allowed to walk the streets perpetrated it. In most cases, the proposed gun controls would have made ZERO difference. Enough gun control red herrings, let's have the courage to deal with the REAL underlying issues that could actually make a difference!

    March 20, 2013 at 1:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tina

      Tell your story to the parents of those children in Sandy Hook or the families in Aurora. If we focus on the mentally ill then most of society can't have guns since everyone has issues. You willing to pay hundreds in more taxes to study mental illness, build facilities, are you going to decide who is ok and who is nuts...doctors can't do that now! At least a ban would prevent future children from having bullet riddled bodies! Unless we all carry one around in public we are at a disadvantage so get rid of them once and for all. Period!

      March 20, 2013 at 1:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • cole

        Tina, it is your right not to own a gun, but it is my right TO OWN a gun, and it is your right to speak your mind about it. as well as mine. so if you want to take our guns that we own legally, then legally you should not voice your opinion in any way shape fashion or form.

        March 20, 2013 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
      • Truthseeker Sheila

        When are people going to get it? At least Piers has seen the sense to now call it "gun safety" as "gun control" is beyond the grasp of some people. We are not trying to take away your guns. Universal background checks would at least begin to stem the tide of those individuals who should not have access to guns/ammo, period. How did that person in South Florida get such easy access for the mayhem/disaster/massacre he planned and almost was able to carry out? We are really so close to the next time, it makes me cringe.And quit hiding behind the"well, we aren't enforcing the laws we have".Take action on all fronts...the way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time, but take that bite & get on with the action. We can do it. We did put a man on the moon.

        March 20, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • cr

        Some sobering thoughts from a former judge on this issue!

        March 20, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Shelley

    I sure sent my email!! Thanks Michael Moore!!!!!!!!!!!1

    March 20, 2013 at 1:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Marilyn Van Syckel

    Until the repeal of 2005 law exempting gun manufacturers from liability, their NRA lobbyists will be all powerful. It is important to remember that no other American industry is exempt from liability.
    Harry Reid should be ashamed for thinking about being re-elected rather than the hopes of the majority of all Americans to life and safety.

    March 20, 2013 at 1:18 am | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Tina

    I sent my emails to North Carolina politicians and that jack ass Reid!! Michael and Pierce speak their mind and I am with them on this one!

    March 20, 2013 at 1:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  26. sandiegowatch

    75% of the world's weapons export is done by our U.S. Government.
    16 Trillion deficit, when counting liabilities it's over 200 trillion.
    Refuse to deport 12 million illegals.
    Funding Syrian rebels in an attempt to overthrow the Syrian government. want our government to regulate our firearms????????????????

    March 20, 2013 at 1:26 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mister Peebles

      YES, because as nation of justice and law should NOT be exporting weapons all over world.

      YES, because your deficit figures are way off, and could be solved with implementation of Bowls-Simpson, a bipartisan committee that made sound economic recommendations.

      YES, because deporting illegals has NOTHING to do with gun control. We're talking about guns, not immigration policy. Stay on subject.

      YES, because oddly it is the Republican caucus that is promoting military intervention in Syria, namely John McCain and Linsdsey Graham. So you should take that argument to your fellow Republicans who think we NEED to get involved with Syria.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  27. cole

    I would love to see nothing more that these two idiots actually take a weapons safety course from a certified training facility. then I would like to see them get their facts straight. oh and read the 2nd amendment while exercising their 1st amendment. I will carry my pistol daily. (open carry in Nevada) as I always do. after 18 years in the army I can say that I will defend my right to bear arms, against my enemies both foreign and domestic, for the protection of my family. remember... criminals don't follow the rules. if Piers is so anti gun... I dare him to move to south side of Chicago.

    March 20, 2013 at 1:27 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tina

      Weapons safety course...are you joking!! I am a retired cop and assault rifles are for those trying to make up for a loss in their pants! Second amendment yes, idiots with guns no!!

      March 20, 2013 at 1:35 am | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Phyllis King

    Harry Reid needs to listen to Michael Moore and stand-up for Gun Control and strict background checks. Michael always is fearless and waves his banner of truths. He has courage... Harry Reid should be so honest.

    March 20, 2013 at 1:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  29. removelime

    So when does Piers leave? I had a going away party planned for him this weekend.

    March 20, 2013 at 1:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  30. Christian

    I want to know Where does this majority live that wants guns banned? Because where i live we hunt and yes i hunt with a AR-15 and i sport shoot with AK-47 everyone i talk to doesn't want these guns banned. I own a security guard service and yes all of our guards are armed. And Michael Moore only cares about himself and selling his books. You know if you want to ban these weapons in City's like chicago and new york fine but don't take away my right to own one or two or ten cause honetly i wont give them up. Using Sandy Hook as an example for gun control is a disgrace the guns that were used in that shooting were stolen i wonder how many times the mother of that awful person tried to get help with her son and was denide but i guess we will never know? How come we don't hear more about finding and helping these people with mental disorders and to make this clear i'm not a republican nor do i support Mr.Obama! But i will stand up for my rights and use force to protect them.

    March 20, 2013 at 1:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mister Peebles

      Sandy Hook happened because the shooter gun loving mother didn't secure her weapons properly.

      Gun Safety 101: Lock 'em up when not in use. Sadly most people can't grasp that concept, and these tragedies will continue until commonsense prevails.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Karen

    Hi Piers,
    I just sent emails to both Harry Reid and Dianne Feinstein following your show tonight – to Harry Reid that he should be ashamed for not putting the assault weapons ban up for a vote, and to Dianne Feinstein to not give up the fight. I applaud you and Michael Moore!

    March 20, 2013 at 2:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Rahul

    Great show. I was moved enough to write to Reid. He has miserably failed in providing leadership on the issue of managing guns responsibly, and his limp position sounds pathetic, and clearly self-serving. What a cop-out !

    March 20, 2013 at 3:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Kevin from Washington

    It's funny how I've made two posts on this blog, but because I don't agree with Morgan and Moore regarding their socialist views, my posts disappear. And you claim to be on the side of Democracy...ludacris.

    March 20, 2013 at 3:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Frank

    Well Pierce you had your time in the spotlight blabbing away and now the people did what you asked them to do and they stood up and let their representatives know what they wanted. NO BAN You and Michael have tried to manipulate the facts to get what you think everyone wants. Why don't you do something productive and find out why people are killing each other. It is not the guns walking out the door and deciding to kill someone... its people. Try a novel thing and start telling the truth. Look it up in the dictionary. Why do you lie to everyone. Tell Michael if he does not like living here then leave, maybe go to England and take you with him so you both can be safer and we here don't have to listen to you twisting the truth. I don't have much but I can give you 5 bucks to help with the airfare.

    March 20, 2013 at 3:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mister Peebles

      1. Sell your guns and give them a few hundred to fly out.

      2. They have a right to say what they want. The FIRST amendment is FIRST for a reason. Change the channel.

      3. The second amendment was only interpreted to justify self defense in the 2008 Heller Supreme Court decision. Guns have been regulated for more than a century. They need further regulation in the face of the horrific tragedies happening across the nation.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Nae

        1. Who are you to dictate what Frank has to sell? He is willing to give $5 as a gesture which is totally his freedom to do so. (And if Morgan doesn’t want to accept it and that’s his freedom as well.)

        2. Yes, and Frank is merely exercising his first amendment too, so what’s your problem? Telling someone to “shut up” is not an infringement on free speech (it still is a form of free speech also), unless he actually tries to cover someone’s mouth or turn off the microphone or erase a comment from a blog site.

        3. If you have a problem with what the Supreme Court has decided, challenge the court, bring a law suit against it. Until they overturn it, it’s the law of the land. You are not the one to decide, the Supreme Court justices are.

        March 20, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mister Peebles

        1. Frank is suggesting someone should be deported for exercising there freedom to speech, an irrational and unjustified argument. I was merely offering a satirical reply that his sale of firearms would help Mr. Morgan leave the country. Of course I can't dictate what Frank can or can't sell. However Frank is a ignoramus if he thinks people should be deporting for disagreeing with HIS particular points of view.

        2. My problem with "Shut Up", although a rhetorical message and common phrase in the English language, is that it does nothing to further the debate. Speaker: "I believe in gun control, because of reasons A, B, and C, and statistics X, Y, and Z" Responder: "Shut Up!" Is not a very intelligent response nor indicative of the great democracy we all call home. We scoff at name calling in the parliaments of foreign governments, but then use it ourselves when someone offers a differing point of view.

        3. You're right, the Heller decision is law of the land. That said, that decision did not preclude the government from enacting reasonable gun control. It's time for reasonable gun control, and that isn't illegal.

        March 20, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • Nae

        1. Where on earth in his comment did Frank actually say Morgan or Moore should be deported?? Isn’t he only suggesting that they can leave if they don’t like it here?? To me, Frank is merely venting his frustration towards them for their nonsensical thinking and ”merely offering a satirical comment.” Don’t we all do that from time to time? If that makes him an ignoramus, I guess we all are.

        2. I agree with you. But it still doesn’t explain your reasoning of bringing up the first amendment and that was my issue. I brought up the phrase “shut up” only to make my point about free speech, and I didn’t even mean to imply Frank was actually saying that.

        3. I don’t disagree with that either. I was just pointing out the illogic of your counter-argument to Frank’s comment as I have a right to my free speech. And it was actually McDonald v. Chicago (2010) where the court held the right of an individual to "keep and bear arms." And what we perceive as “reasonable gun control” is not all up to you, but up to all of us and the majority is against the ban. And our policymakers are reflecting what the majority of Americans think as they should.

        March 20, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ichiro

        “Change the channel” - are you sure you wanna tell him that? I think Piers will vehemently disagree with you. ‘cuz he must be sooooo desperate for the ratings... or are you trying to get his show canceled, which is perfectly fine with me!!

        March 20, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Elliot

    Piers and Moore are very sick.
    Basically calling out mentally disturbed people to commit more killings in the next month, so they can try to push their agenda. If this happens they should be prosecuted!!!! Unreal

    March 20, 2013 at 3:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Freud

      Research shows a link between guns and low IQ and you just proved the research as far as I'm concerned!

      March 20, 2013 at 5:37 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • 999

        Great reply... NOT. Just insulting someone doesn't mean you are any smarter or any more right!

        March 20, 2013 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  36. Elliot

    Great statistics... 1,000,000 + people killed with guns since John Lennon was killed.
    Um, does include cops killing criminals? Criminals killing the innocent?Justified shooting in self defense?
    Thought so.... Piers you a Moore are joke. Disclose the truth behind your so called facts

    March 20, 2013 at 3:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Trudy

      Yes you are correct only way to stop all killing is to ban all guns. Thank you for proving this to me.

      March 20, 2013 at 5:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • 999

        Trudy, do you actually think banning all guns is a solution? It's amazing how ignorant liberals can be! Wake up please!!

        March 20, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ichiro

        If guns are outlawed, only the outlaws will have guns.

        March 20, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  37. mamasnothappy

    I wonder if all these gun nuts realize that bullets have an expiration date? Many have stockpiled ammo and guns instead of buying necessities. And you can't eat bullets. I can just see LaPierre laughing his butt off at the media blitz he didn't even have to pay for! What a bunch of suckers! These things don't just happen. Like why were all the military contracts given to brand new companies (they didn't know they'd be needed? They just happened to be putting together these companies, just a case of fate?) And these companies got no-bid contracts? And they just happen to be friends of the administration? You don't think Cheney gave any breaks to his former businesses? No! You don't think that these 'for profit' businesses were custom created to take as much of the American budget as possible without breaking us? Oh yeah, they did that too. Well, I hope that the citizenry didn't invest too much in ammo, as many people don't realize that gunpowder has an expiration date.

    March 20, 2013 at 4:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Scare The Pilgrims

      ____________________ __________ __________ ____________________________ _____________ ___________ ____________ ________________________ _______ ________________ _____________ _____________________-____________-__________________ _________ _________ ______ ______________ _______________ _________________ Wayne LaPierre Wins Again
      signed Clint Eastwood

      March 20, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mark G.

      I have .303 cartridges made with cordite from WW1 that still fire just fine. Ammo can last for cenruries if it is stored properly and have corrosive primers. Even bombs that have been sitting in water and mud since world war 2 can still go off.

      March 20, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  38. N. S. Smith

    Depending on how old you are, you may or may not remember a fews poignant lines from an American Poet – "I heard 10,000 talkin' and nobody listenin'". Sounds very much like the internet to me. Another part of that great work said "I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children". I see today what I did not see years ago.

    March 20, 2013 at 4:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  39. worldcares

    There have and will always be illegal guns. Now with the internet, anything goes.
    How do you expect government control when everything, in this world is out of contol?
    Marshall Law?
    There is a cost for Freedom.

    March 20, 2013 at 6:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  40. Donna

    Thank you Piers and Michael. In YOU I have a voice!

    March 20, 2013 at 7:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • 999

      How sad... It's low information voters like you that scare me more than anything!!

      March 20, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  41. ellee

    Nothing funnier than watching two hysterical liberals talk over each other to make the same point, while calling the opposition dangerous and morally corrupt. Thanks to Morgan's scare tactics, people are buying more guns than ever. Seems Morgan's "ban all guns" crusade backfired, helping the NRA to become stronger than ever. He is incapable of understanding the consequences of his out-of-control nonsense. Initially it was "ban all guns", then "gun control", and now we have "gun safety". Maybe soon he'll LEAVE US THE HELL ALONE. Meanwhile, that bozo Michael Moore should engage in a REAL debate with Ted Nugent.

    March 20, 2013 at 8:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Beauvice

    Moore is a fat blob of unwanted and ill-informed opinions. These massacres have a few things in common, and no, it's not so-called "assault weapons". The shootings take place in areas with a large concentration of people, and in gun-free zones. Crazies pick a place where they can shoot a large number of unarmed victims. The situation and location are the common factors, not the type of weapons used. How much freedom will you give up before you feel safe? How many of my rights will you sacrifice to the god of blissful ignorance? Politicians, like too many Americans, have forgotten the rule they learned as a child: what is popular is not always right. Our rights are there in part to prevent a tyranny of the majority.

    March 20, 2013 at 8:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • 999

      It's nice to see that there are people on here with actual brains! And know how to use them to think for themselves!

      March 20, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mister Peebles

      These massacres happened because of readily available firearms with little to no restrictions on ammo purchases.

      All of the firearms used in the mass shootings were either LEGALLY acquired, or taken from a relative who FAILED TO SECURE them. Guns are used because they are easy to procure. No need to concoct a deadly biological weapon when there's a firearm within reach.

      Tyranny? Really? When was the last time the government knocked on your door asking for your guns? It has NEVER happened. Further, none of the laws proposed before the Senate or recommendations of the President suggested gun confiscation.

      Keep leaving in your paranoid, delusional world. If the government really wants to get you, they'll win in a shoot out. You and your pea shooter are more likely to be involved in a a firearms accident, homicide, or suicide than be subject to government tyranny.

      Get your priorities straight. Time to let get go of 18th century technology and develop forward thinking policy that advances humanity.

      March 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • ellee

        That last sentence reminds me of a notorious evil guy with a mustache

        And do you really believe that government will never knock on our doors (tyranny) just because it NEVER happened before? sheeesh

        March 22, 2013 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  43. Santana

    Great show in every aspect!

    March 20, 2013 at 8:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  44. The Grassy Knoll

    Michael Moore is awesome! Without his stupidity I would not have been able to send the following e-mail to Senator Reid:

    "Senator Reid,
    In short, thank you for supporting the Second Amendment, and also recognizing that an “Assault Weapon Ban” is a fairy tale that does not actually save lives.
    Interestingly enough, I got your e-mail address from a Piers Morgan interview with Michael Moore who famously made a movie about the Columbine Massacre which was not prevented by the old Assault Weapon ban which was in place during that particular massacre and also failed to save a single life.
    There are certain pieces of gun control legislation that are not so frivolous that do deserve a vote, but the “Assault Weapons Ban” does not.
    On that note, please be aware that during the Columbine Massacre Eric Harris was also limited to 10 round magazines for his Hi-point that he carried into the school. Undeterred, he simply brought 13 magazines and fired 96 rounds into his fellow students.
    A magazine capacity ban is also a worthless piece of legislation and the Columbine Massacre is direct proof.
    Thank you,"

    March 20, 2013 at 9:05 am | Report abuse | Reply
  45. brasstacs

    What the gun grabbers can't or won't understand is that none of the proposed gun bans or magazine limit bans would have prevented any of those evil mass shootings,and wouldn't prevent any (god forbid) future shootings and any gun grabbing politician or anti gun liberal like Michael Moore or Piers Morgan and the many others who say these rifle bans would protect the innocent are deliberately being deceitful,and are only binging on liberal ideology..According to the FBI more people are killed in this country each year with hammers then any type of rifles..and even the "king" gun grabber Michael Bloomberg has admitted this ...Legislation should be focused on what would actually do something in protecting the innocent...Like cracking down on criminal thugs and the so called straw gun buyers who sell guns illegally to criminals...There should be an upgrade in the sagging mental health system.....And just as Bill Clinton wanted in the 1990's qualified armed security should be placed in our schools.the same kind of security as the privileged has.

    March 20, 2013 at 9:58 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mister Peebles

      If hammers are just as deadly, why don't we save a ton of $$$ and outfit our military and police with hammers?

      Better yet, if hammers are just as deadly, why not go to the Home Depot and give every member of your family a big hammer to protect themselves?

      You're an idiot if you truly think a hammer is just as efficient at killing a room full of people as a gun is.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply


    March 20, 2013 at 10:15 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • normavice

      Piers has zero integrity - that's why he lies. And the more he lies, the more his fingers twitch. The man is painfully uncomfortable in his own skin.

      March 22, 2013 at 2:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  47. SHW

    Moore was right to say Reid should have let the bill go to the floor regardless the number of votes. This way people can
    see who vote for or against the bill so that in next election we will know each senator's stand on gun control .
    And Morgan, your crusade on gun control is apparently not working because first of all you are not an American and
    in order to achieve something you need action not just sitting on a comfort chair talking like a mad man.

    March 20, 2013 at 10:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  48. JB007

    I am a Canadian that watches this fight over guns. I say give every American an ar15 with a 30 round magizine so they can have shootouts in the streets. I think they did that in the wild west back a hundred years ago or so. 1,057,000 gun deaths in 30 years, keep it up. Micheals right the next time we hear of a slaughter it will be a higher body count..

    March 20, 2013 at 11:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • cr

      That number is wrong. CNN should check their stats before publishing false and misleading Tweets. The number equates to more than 30,000 death a year.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Terry

    Your show makes me laugh, it is a Democrat that has decided that they will not be able to get a gun ban, and yet you still find a way to blame the Republicans for it!

    March 20, 2013 at 11:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Dave

    Who cares about Piers or David? Two has beens. Nobody is watching anyway.

    March 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  51. bobincal

    If Michael Moore really wanted to do an expose, he should look at college sports. I don’t mean the premium programs like Stanford and Duke. Look at the 2nd tier schools that suck in these poor black boys, stick them with a useless major and let them go when they have played their last game or get injured. Maybe .1% will ever make a dime in the pros. How did life turn out for the others?

    March 20, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  52. Yankee Doodle

    Tell me how a gun ban would have prevented 9/11. Tell me how a gun ban would have prevented the OK city bombing. You cannot legislate crazy. By your logic we would need to ban box cutters and fertilizer as well.

    March 20, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mister Peebles

      You're confusing multiple issues.

      1. 9/11 and Oklahoma City have each happened ONCE in human history. Meanwhile, mass shootings using firearms have occurred multiple times in the past 12 months.

      2. Why haven't more people used diesel and fertilizer to bomb more places? OK City was 20 years again and hasn't happened since. Maybe bomb making is harder than you think it is? Acquiring and shooting a gun is so easy 5 year olds have been known to accidentally shoot people.

      3. Guns haven't been allowed on planes in decades, and most certainly since 9/11. Guess what? No shootings on planes? Imagine that? No guns on planes = No shootings? Wrap your head around that. It might take a while, but I'm optimistic you'll get the picture.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • JiminNM

        Americans should be able to own and operate any weapon the police or military can own or operate, any of them, period.

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      • Mister Peebles

        Are ALL Americans qualified to operate fully automatic weapons? Throw grenades? Use Bazookas? Operate a flamethrower?

        Go back to bed G. I. Joe, nap time isn't over yet. You think violence is a problem now? Wait until the crooks on your block start tossing grenades through your window or using M-16s to rob convenience stores.

        Making the tools of violence readily available only furthers violence.

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      • cr

        Mr Peebles, do you live in America? I'm beginning to suspect not.

        March 20, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mister Peebles

        Yes I do. And last I checked 9/11 happened ONCE and so did OK city.

        Where have all the school bombers gone? Haven't heard of any lately? That's because they're using a much easier method to kill: GUNS.

        Shooting a gun is quick, easy, and horribly violent. The children at Sandy Hook were riddled with 3-11 bullets each. Imagine picking your kid up at the morgue with half his face blown away? And you think unrestricted access to firearms is worth the price of innocent lives?

        Get a grip.

        March 20, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • cr

        You're the one who needs to get a grip. A 12 gauge shotgun would have been just as devastating if not more so, which is the very firearm the Vice President is promoting we go out and buy. You made a good point, the shooter at Sandy Hook shot his victims multiple times, he was however criminally insane.

        March 20, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  53. USMCVet27

    See that is the difference between us "gun nuts" and you "libtards," I am constantly on the phone and/or emailing my reprenitives about issues. It seems that all you "libtards" only do it when I suits your needs as is a typical liberal/communist.

    March 20, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mister Peebles

      I'm happy you exercise your right to opinion, but demeaning people with childish word constructions does NOTHING to further this discourse.

      America is not on the verge of Communism, nor is there any sizable faction of Communists that could win seats in an election, let alone the Presidency.

      You're paranoid and delusional. America has operated in a state of BOTH capitalism and socialism for years.

      The benefits you collect at the V.A. are largely a "socialist" policy. If you're against getting government handouts, you should be outraged that our government helps people in need.

      March 20, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  54. JiminNM

    Crawl back under your rock Moore.

    March 20, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  55. cr

    I think this speaks to the arrogance of a government that thinks it can legislate the way and means I can defend myself and family.

    March 20, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mister Peebles

      You're rather arrogant yourself to suggest that your own safety is more important than that of your neighbors and fellow citizens.

      Here's how to protect yourself WITHOUT a firearm:

      1. Take self defense classes. Police cadets can disarm a criminal with their bare hands (or feet) with 2 weeks of training, no weapon required.

      2. Carry mace or pepper spray. I don't think your home is being attacked by 20 or 30 thieves at once, if at all. Pepper spray is widely used in America's prisons to quell violent criminals acting up. It will work with street thugs too.

      3. Buy a taser, fully legal in 45 states. A shock from a taser will stop anyone in their tracks. Use you Youtube skills to watch people being hit by a taser. In the end, the criminal is stopped, everyone walks away alive, and no one is victimized.

      4. Instead of spending $1200 on an AR-15, spend $100 a month on a home security system. Your property can be expertly monitored when you're NOT at home and when YOU ARE at home. Best of all, when the more intelligent criminal tries to burglarize your residence when no one is there to shoot them, the security company will automatically send law enforcement when the silent alarm goes off. That's much better than finding out hours later that your valuables have gone missing.

      March 20, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • cr

        I'm not a threat to my neighbors or citizens. It's rather presumptive and arrogant of you to even suggest that.

        March 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • normavice

        So a 110 lb woman needs a self-defense course to thwart off a 200 lb thug/rapist. Hey, that'll work. Now then, do I keep the mace and taser under my pillow? A home security system will alert the police. Help in on the way within 10 minutes.

        All the above in lieu of a gun? Be serious!

        March 22, 2013 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  56. Mister Peebles

    One oft ignored subtext: The EXACT same day as Sandy Hook, a man in China went to a school and stabbed 22 children with a knife.

    Here's the BIG difference: 0 DIED. Got it? A knife is less lethal than a gun. ZERO DIED.

    So guess what? Restricting the use of weapons DOES work and CAN WORK in the USA.

    March 20, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nae

      If the teachers at the school had a gun, the guy with a knife may have not been able to stab anyone at all.

      March 20, 2013 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nae

      “So guess what? Restricting the use of weapons DOES work”

      Yeah, it also works for the government to be able to run over civilians with tanks without being fearful of retaliation from the people.

      March 20, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • cr

      It hasn't worked in Britain with its gun ban. Some of Britain's closest European neighbors are some of the biggest gun owning nations in the world. Switzerland, Germany and France are ranked as the 3rd, 4th and 5th largest gun owning nations in world on a per capita basis. Virtually every Swiss home owns an assault rifle, and yet the homicide rates in these three large gun owning countries is nearly 40% lower than Britain that has a virtual gun ban.

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  59. Scare The Pilgrims

    The No. 1 Item in Dianne Fiensteins ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN that killed it was the "All Presently Owned Guns Will Not Be Touched and The Owners May Keep Them. Upon The Original Owners Death Their Heirs who ever they may be will turn them into the Federal Government Or Face Criminal Charges That could Result in a prison Sentence" yeah,,when they give away snow-cones in H____. too.COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT LAW PROPOSAL IF EVER AMERICA SAW ONE

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  62. Tedd

    The rifle is the weapon of democracy. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military. The hired servants of our rulers. Only the government-and a few outlaws." (Edward Abbey, "The Right to Arms," Abbey's Road [New York, 1979])

    March 20, 2013 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • cr

      "That rifle on the wall of the laborer's cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there."
- George Orwell

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