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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: