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September 19th, 2013
04:48 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Morgan Spurlock talks gun bans and food apps, Rebecca Musser's brave escape, and spiritual guidance for Aaron Alexis' mother

Whether you fell asleep early, stayed out too late, or simply want to watch it again, we realize it's not always possible to get your entire "Piers Morgan Live" fix from television. As an answer to this, we offer the below labor of love – "Piers Morgan Live, Rewind" – dedicated and designed to getting you caught up and connected to the conversation.

  • Morgan Spurlock on gun bans and his new eating app

Amidst the aftermath of the nation's latest mass-shooting incident, on Wednesday evening Piers Morgan invited CNN colleague Morgan Spurlock to join him for a live interview, during which the "Inside Man" attempted to separate political agendas from gun laws and the Second Amendment:

"I still like guns. I own guns. I mean I think that you can own guns and not be a nut job," said Spurlock, in response to the suggestion that how one votes mirrors how the protect their freedom. "I think that we have drawn a line in the sand in so many ways with this issue that we forced it to be political. We forced it into this idea because it's always about banning. ... All you hear is about, like the assault weapons ban, we're going to get rid of AK47s. But the majority of gun deaths in the United States are done with Revolvers. They're done with pistols.They're done with semi- automatic handguns. Nobody ever talks about banning these weapons yet they cause the majority of deaths in our country."

Well-known for his "Super Size Me" documentary which helped fully expose the health ramifications of a diet based entirely of McDonald's food, Spurlock is now launching a mobile phone application that picks up where his movie left off:

"We've come up with this incredible app. It's called the 'Super Size Me, What Are You Eating' app. And what it does, it tells you restaurants all across the country. There's over a hundred restaurants that are in here. There is a search tool so that you if you know where you're going, you can find something that's close by," he explained, while scrolling through the app. in view of the camera. "We keep track of all the calories that you put in your body over the course of the entire day. It tells you the health ramifications, the problem that you can have as a result of eating so many calories."

  • Rebecca Musser describes her escape from the FLDS Church

Roughly a decade ago, Rebecca Musser earned her freedom in a daring escape from a life of sexual abuse and polygamy, as she scaled a wall under the cover a darkness, fleeing from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and a world of forced marriages.

Joining Piers Morgan, on Wednesday night Musser described the moment she knew she had to leave:

"The tipping point for me was when Rulon Jeffs [the then church leader, and Musser's nonagenarian husband] died. Fifty-six of his 65 wives were between the age of 17 and 34, and Warren Jeffs [Rulon's son] was forcing us to be remarried. Warren came down very hard on me and said, 'I will break you. You will be married in one week.' And I begged him not to. And he said, 'you know, this is what God wants,'" explained Musser.

Calling it her "ah-ha" moment, it took Musser a great deal of time to accept that she was finally safe:

"It was terrifying to walk away from every single thing that I had ever known into a world that I was trained to believe that it wasn't if, it was when, they would hurt me."

  • Spiritual guidance for Aaron Alexis' grieving mother

Less than three days since Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis took the lives of 12 people as part of a shooting spree in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday evening "Piers Morgan Live" invited Bishop Gerald G. Seabrooks to share his unique personal and spiritual insight.

Close to the Alexis family, the religious leader described Cathleen, the shooter's mother, as being shocked by her child's actions:

"He didn't display any kind of bizarre behavior. He was a very jovial person, life of the party," explained Seabrooks. "So no, she didn't have an indication of, you know, any kind of problem with her son."

As the live conversation continued, Seabrooks offered examples of the guidance he is offering Cathleen Alexis:

"You let her know that God loves her. You let her know that she's a victim also and she has the right to grieve but she's not at fault," he told Morgan. "Our children, they're adults and they're responsible to make prudent decisions and if they make poor choices it's not the parents' fault. It's the child fault. So, her heart goes out to all of the victims and their family."

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    You conveniently left out the part in your Spurlock video where you have to fill out to federal forms, a state of Virginia form and go through the mandated background check with the FBI and Interpol. Oh and one other thing – the Navy Yard shooter bought and used a shotgun – not an AR. A shotgun is even legal in your home country of the UK.

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      Chis...You noticed that too...Morgan deliberately tried to pass off that no background checks were needed Until his guest clarified that extensive background checks were done ..Morgan is contemptible and sleazy,and what has been stated before Morgan has a track record of lies and deceit and should not be believed in anything he says.

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