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On Thursday, the U.S. Senate dodged a filibuster lead by a handful of Republicans, in the process setting the stage for an upcoming debate on gun legislation that comes in response to a series of initiatives laid out by the president following the mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Last night, "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed Senator Robert Casey who offered an explanation as to why he recently changed his stance regarding the way in which he would vote on the gun issue:
"Piers, I saw what the whole country saw with regard to the tragedy that we saw in Connecticut. And I was haunted. In a classroom where 6 and 7-year- old children were shot repeatedly at close range with a high-power rifle with huge pieces of ammunition tearing through them over and over again, shot 10, 11 or more times," noted the Pennsylvania Democrat. "I decided over the course of a couple of days to make a change and to vote for some of the measures we'll be voting on starting tomorrow and the next few days."
Meanwhile, as part of a live show produced with an audience in studio, Piers Morgan also welcomed Lauren Sorge, the creator of LifePlate™, to explain how her innovation can help save lives in the event of a shooting incident:
"This right here is the LifePlate™ shield. This is kind of an example of what it looks like. And this one specifically was shot close-range with a .44 magnum. And you can kind of see where the bullet penetrated. But it does not go through. And most bullet-proof shields or protection, for that matter, are made out of Kevlar, which is like the universal material," explained the high school senior. "But this isn't made out of Kevlar. This is actually made out of a fiber called polyethylene, which is 15 times stronger than steel and is also 40 percent stronger than Kevlar."
Following her visit on "Piers Morgan Live," Sorge also took some time to visit with the show's digital producer, Jason Kurtz, to further explain her product, it's origin, and her hopes for the future.
LifePlate™ is available for purchase on Amazon.
Continuing the gun conversation, the primetime program also invited Gayle Trotter to present her unique position on protecting women, by arming them:
"Educate women to know that guns make women safer," she suggested. "It would be more helpful to women if you highlighted the cases of women defending themselves and their families and their vulnerable family members from violent attackers with guns."
Baffled by Trotter's argument, the host asked CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin one very specific follow-up question:
"Jeffrey, am I going mad?"
As the live audience laughed, Toobin backed Morgan up:
"No," he said, in matter-of-fact manner.