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"Piers Morgan Live, Rewind": Alan Gottlieb and Piers Morgan debate "Guns Save Lives Day," Mark Kelly on his furloughed brother

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.

  • Piers Morgan and Alan Gottlieb debate "Guns Save Lives Day"

In an interview that proved entirely contentious, on Monday evening Piers Morgan invited Second Amendment Foundation Founder and Vice President Alan Gottlieb to explain the "Guns Save Lives Day" event he has helped schedule for the day after December's Sandy Hook school shooting anniversary.

Citing reaction from the daughter of the principal murdered last winter, a woman who called “December 14th the sacred day for Newton families” and noted that such a pro-gun event would essentially represent a “trampling on the graves of the innocent children and educators who were murdered,” Morgan stopped to chastise the guest:

“Why are you laughing?” he demanded of Gottlieb.

Attempting to defend his reaction, the guest answered:

“Because that’s totally over the top. That’s not what our intent was, that not’s what we were going to do."

The intensity of the interview only grew, as both men began to passionately engage and refute the other.

“Wait a minute. You plan a campaign to promote the good side of guns on the first anniversary of the worst mass shooting at a school in American history and you had a goal to laugh when I read out a quote, from one of the victim's families. How dare you!,” yelled Morgan.

Gottlieb offered an alternate perspective to the incident:

“Hey, my heart goes after them. My heart goes after them and I have children, grandchildren myself, but that doesn't allow them to use that day either to attack my rights ... We're backing off to go to the December 15th, Bill of Rights Day the next day," he claimed. "Now, will they back off? Will you back off? How many times this year have you attacked gun rights in your show? 60? 70?”

“I won't back off ... people like you,” admitted the "Piers Morgan Live" host.

As the exchange continued, each man became increasingly more entrenched in his own argument, while discounting the other’s data on gun deaths and safety.

“Piers all your emotional rhetoric doesn't solve any problems. All it does is polarize the right situation and make talking to check good answers to solve the problems," claimed Gottlieb. "It’s people like you that politicize it not me. You've done it 40, 50, 60, times in your show this year.”

“Yeah. I just want less Americans to die from guns. What about you?” said the host.

And with that, Piers Morgan ended the interview, dismissing Gottlieb from the program.

  • Mark Kelly on furloughs and grounded flight plans

With the debt ceiling deadline rapidly approaching, and with the gun debate as intensified as ever within America, on Monday night "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed the return of retired NASA shuttle commander, and husband of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly.

The government shutdown has hit close to home for Kelly, with NASA bearing a significant brunt of government defunding, and his identical twin brother Scott Kelly amongst those having been furloughed.

“You know, he is not only been furloughed. He actually applied for unemployment the other day, and my brother is going to be the Commander of the Space Station in 2015 for a year. He's flown three space missions," explained Kelly. "NASA put out some information on how NASA employees, like my brother, like astronauts could file for unemployment. Not a good day in earth.”

As the live interview continued, Morgan asked Kelly about the underlying causes for the paralysis in Washington, given that this Congress seems radically different from the one in which is wife, Rep. Giffords, served.

“Well, we've done this to ourselves, Piers. You know, we've gerrymandered these Congressional Districts into a point where you have folks on either side of the aisle that need to be just incredibly conservative or incredibly liberal to avoid losing their job in a primary and that's not the way the system was supposed to be," noted the astronaut. "When Gabby was in Congress, she was a person in the middle. She could reach a card across the aisle to work with her Republicans to solve these problems, but gerrymandering has made that very difficult to do.”

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  1. G.Gecko

    Wow, Alan Gottlieb is a truly horrible person.

    October 15, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ivan

      Piers is totally assinine, guns do save lives. If outlawing guns was so great why is his mighty great britain so high in gun related deaths. the common citizen cant have a gun there. there is no 2nd amendment. he needs to take liberal limmy ass back across the pond. I can't stand listening to the guy and by looking at his crappy rating not may can. He and Olbermann and Chris Matthews need to all get a real fricking job where they actually got work for a living rather than spouting off about stuff they have no clue about. If some criminal comes in my home to threaten my family, it won't be one of us leaving in a body bag,and if a criminal dies that is still a life saved in my book.

      October 16, 2013 at 7:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Joe

        Guns do not save lives. They were made to kill not save. Anyone that believes the opposite and love their guns more than a human life, do not have the brains that God gave a goose. When is America going to wake up and see what propraganda the NRA is spouting is nothing more than to increase sales for the gun manufacturers. Nada mas

        October 16, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tatjana

        They are glad he left England , he was just a shady gossip mongerer for a an old rag of a newspaper.
        I no longer watch his show.

        October 16, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jon

      Piers Morgan is wrong, wrong, wrong. Why on earth is anyone giving any credence to this wire-tapping, phone hacking fugitive from British justice.

      October 16, 2013 at 11:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • justathought

      Piers was his usual obnoxious self. He might be taken more seriously if he truly debated the issues and did not just use an emotional plea. Attacking a guest because of a feigned outrage is unacceptable. How much longer is he going to be on the air? Maybe he could be replaced with something that gets better ratings, like professional bowling?

      October 16, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Mister Peebles

        And the NRA doesn't play on the paranoia and fear of gun owners? Really, there is emotion on both sides of the table.

        October 16, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darrell

      Piers Morgan is a joke and knows nothing about what it means to live in a free society that is protected by the bill of rights against government tyranny. The right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed upon is the second admendment not the first as Piers Morgan claims. I have been a police officer for the past thirty years and the Chief of Police for 17 of those. I know first hand what a true victim looks like. Do not depend on the police to be there to protect you we are there to pick up the pieces once a violent encounter has occurred. You have the responsibility to protect yourselves and you family first. I am a strong supporter of the stand your ground laws no more should the every day common should have to run coward against those who would do us harm. The justice system sure will not do it for us.

      October 17, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dave

      Piers Morgan has reduced CNN to a sideshow. This arrogant, opinionated blowhard should go back to Britain. Oh wait, they don't want him either...
      He has made his fanatical anti-gun views painfully well known as he belittles, insults and interrupts anyone who tries to debate the issue.
      I cannot any longer bring myself to watch his show.

      October 18, 2013 at 9:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Tom

        It is obvious from the comments on this blog that the majority of people have very strong negative feelings against Piers Morgan. I find it particularly disheartening that CNN keeps him in such a high profile type show and refers to him as journalist. I have no objection that he comes from Britain – there are many other excellent commentators on CNN who are not American but they are professional and literate and real journalists....everything that Piers Morgan is not. I would be very interested to know what the Executive Board of CNN thinks of his appalling performances and if they intend to keep him which ultimately will lower their standards and ratings.

        October 18, 2013 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  2. C.Edward

    Wow, Piers Morgan is a truly horrible person the way he manipulates victims and their families for his own personal gain he should work as a funeral director.

    October 15, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mister Peebles

      Huh? Piers Morgan ratings didn't go up after Sandy Hook. In fact, those who profited most from Sandy Hook were gun sellers. Demand skyrocketed, and they pocketed tons of cash. I would argue mass shootings are a boon for gun stores, but what do I know?

      Get your facts straight before you make an asinine remark like that.

      October 16, 2013 at 12:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • John in WNY

        Well it appears you either do know a lot, or you intentionally mischaracterize things.

        Gun sales didn't increase due to the Sandy Hook shooting, gun sales increased because anti-gun nutcases started pushing for more and more gun laws immediately afterwards and people saw that their rights to own firearms were at risk of being further infringed upon. Huge difference.

        October 16, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cathy Johnson

    Alan Gottlieb seemed a bit insensitive, but one point was correct: Piers Morgan uses the Sandy Hook school shooting to further his own anti-gun agenda. He had a panel of knowledgeable pro and con gun advocates on a show last year and chose to talk mostly to the right-wing guest and interject with his own comments. He barely gave the Chicago policeman a chance to speak about the gun problems in Chicago and what would actually work "on the street". I think Piers Morgan gives journalism a bad name. He rarely waits for the interviewee to state his/her opinion if it does not agree with his. Who wants to listen to a program where people are yelling at each other and the issues intelligently discussed? Why CNN keeps him on the air is beyond me. It is not to say I agree or disagree with the pro and con gun control issue, but after that show I do not watch Piers Morgan anymore. With so many other skilled journalists available, Pier Morgan should be replaced.

    October 15, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • brasstacs

      Piers Morgan is not a legitimate journalist,what he does is tabloid gossip. Experts on the gun issues have so many times blown him out of the water with the real facts and statistics and still this pompous arrogant twit,will still twist and hide the facts to fit his warped gun grabbing agenda,and he will even at times invent his own so called facts..what a pathetic a$$.

      October 15, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mister Peebles

      Piers cites the Sandy Hook tragedy to affect positive change, ie, reducing the number of guns in circulation and restricting access to them, particularly from anyone with mental illness or criminal history.

      The problem with using Sandy Hook to sell guns is that the gun that day was used to cause harm. Had Lanza stopped a terrorist attack with his AR-15, you would have a point. That's not what happened, and therefore Piers is on firm moral ground with his position.

      October 15, 2013 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • brasstacs

        The Mental issue's are legitimate...However none of the gun control proposals would have prevented the horrific Sandy Hook shooting or any other mass shootings..Morgan and his ilk are exploiting and using Sandy Hook as a propaganda tool,and this is reprehensible....And as we know the mass shooting at the Washington navel yard was done with a 12 gauge shotgun that showed a shotgun can be even more devastating then any semi automatic rifle..but shotguns just doesn't fit in with the liberal gun grabbing narrative. Why isn't the focus on the criminal thugs who by far are doing most of the shootings with illegal handguns ??

        October 16, 2013 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
      • Mister Peebles

        A ban on assault weapons would have restricted Lanza's mother from purchasing such a firearm had it been in place. There was 1 murder in 10 years in Newtown prior to the Sandy Hook massacre, hardly an area that qualifies as "high crime" and dangerous.

        Second, if handguns are truly the problem, what do you propose to get them off the streets?

        October 16, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jon

        Piers is never on firm moral ground. He is a huckster.

        October 16, 2013 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
      • Mister Peebles

        If advocating for the safety of children – and people in general – is NOT firm moral ground, I don't know what is.

        October 16, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • brasstacs

        peebles...The semi automatic rifle bans that ended in 2004 was a total flop.that prevented nothing...By your analogy you are saying that if the sick wacko Lanza didn't have access to a AR-15 rifle he wouldn't have murdered those innocent kids...That's ridiculous....This wacko could have just as easily used a shotgun..hand guns or like deadliest school massacre in this county history with explosives...It's Lanza and his mental illness that did this, not the weapon he used... 2nd...Existing laws needs to enforced for handgun violence..and a crack down on the straw gun buyers selling guns to thugs...Chicago the shooting capitol of the country,also ranks last in the country for gun crime prosecutions.

        October 16, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • cedward

        Hold on there "brasstacs", according to Piers the worst school massacre in U.S. history did not even happen because the children were not killed with bullets – so those children and their families are irrelevant.

        October 16, 2013 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sharon Hodge

    I love Piers but he keeps telling his guest to be quit and let him finish a sentence but does not afford his guest the same courtesy. Regardless of which side of this argument you fall on the victims of these mass shootings should be respected. The family members and friends of the victims have as much right to their opinions as anyone else no matter which side of the debate they fall on as I am sure not all of them are for gun control; and they should not be harassed for their opinion's either. I believe in our right to own guns if that is your choice. I do not own a gun because I have children and did not want to take a chance on something happening to my children by accident. That was a huge issue for myself and my husband when my oldest daughter was born as he is military and wanted guns in the house. Now that my kids are older 21,17 and 14 and old enough to understand what could happen I will give in on the issue. My children are mature enough and intelligent enough that I trust them to not "play" with any gun my husband would bring into the house; however I would still insist on precautions being taken to insure my children's safety. The problem is not that people own guns, you can kill people with almost anything. If someone is determined to commit mass murder and they do not have access to a gun they will build a bomb, or poison the water supply or Tylenol. I do not think giving up our rights will help solve the problem. I do not see why we need to have assault weapons available to anyone outside the military however. Nobody needs to hunt with an AK-47. Let's just use some common sense when trying to protect ourselves from ourselves.

    October 15, 2013 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • brasstacs

      Sharon... the 2nd amendment isn't about hunting...And respectfully it's none of your business what kind of gun law abiding citizens can or should own...according to the FBI more are killed each with blunt objects then with any type of rifle..And I'll remind you that by far the most gun violence committed in this country is being done by criminal thugs using illegal hand guns And none of the gun control proposals would have prevented Sandy Hook or any of the other horrific mass shootings . Please don't buy into the liberal ranting of the tabloid mongrel Piers Morgan,who knows nothing about what he's talking about,and only spreads liberal gun grabbing propaganda for his agenda and for ratings...The violent Crime statistics are actually at the lowest then they have been in 42 years...and legal gun ownership is the highest ever...What does that tell you ??

      October 15, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Sharon Hodge

        brasstacs with all due respect it is just as much my business as it is yours or anyone else's as I live here. I said nothing offensive and if you read my comment you would see I support the right to own guns. I do not see the point in owning an assault weapon as the only purpose they serve is to kill as many people as possible in as short a time as possible. They are not used to hunt for food that is my point I am quite aware that the second amendment is not about hunting. There is no ligament reason to own that type of weapon. No one would need that type of weapon for self defense or for hunting that is the point.

        October 15, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • steve ramsay

        To brasstacs,
        Excellent and simple analogy.

        October 15, 2013 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mister Peebles

        Actually legal gun ownership is on the decline:

        It tells me that guns aren't necessary for reducing crime. And since you agree hunting, collecting, and sport are out, then the need for self protection is definitely debatable. After all, our learned justices of the Supreme court affirmed recent "gun rights" decisions 5-4, showing at least 4 justices have valid legal opinions contrary to the gun rights movement.

        October 15, 2013 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • AL2

      Sharon Hodge – No, actually it is not your business what type of gun law abiding citizens own. A legitimate reason? Just to name one.."The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -Thomas Jefferson

      October 15, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Sharon Hodge

        Guess we will just have to agree to disagree.

        October 15, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • steve ramsay

        KISS/ keep it simple stupid.Thank you for pointing out a Quote from T. Jefferson.
        Molon Labe

        October 15, 2013 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mister Peebles

        Actually it already IS everyone's business. Why can't you purchase a full auto weapon (except those pre-ban)? A bazooka? All could be arguably necessary to "fight tyranny". You can't own these weapons, short of getting a Class 3 license and handing over a ton of money. Also, the commentary of founding fathers circa 1790 isn't relevant to 2013. The country has evolved.

        October 15, 2013 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve ramsay

      Get some knowledge of what you are talking about before speaking, you are really not aware of what you speak.Fully auto and semi auto, single action double action, rolling block, helical, spur or double helical? What is your conversation, they can all kill but not all are firearms.

      October 15, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Sharon Hodge

        I never said that the weapons you listed were not firearms. I also stated that although there are numerous ways in which to kill people but that when the sole purpose of a weapon is mass murder then they should be restricted to military applications. I never said we should ban guns in general and defended the right to own guns. Maybe you should read entire comments before passing judgment. I have gone out of my way not to make offensive or rude remarks to people who may disagree with me on this post. To bad not everyone has the ability to behave like an adult.

        October 15, 2013 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mister Peebles

        Knowing perfect gun grammar doesn't make your position any stronger. I think the body count from gun violence is indisputable. The particular caliber, make, model, intended use, etc. of a firearm is immaterial to the violence problem.

        October 15, 2013 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. arale norimaki

    Though Ronald Reagan is often touted as a conservative hero, many Republicans have a selective memory about his actual record. Reaganites who object to tax increases of any kind, for example, seem to forget that the man himself actually raised taxes 11 times while in office.

    Do you think Ted Cruz's wife who works at Goldman Sachs is placing her investment bets to make money of this debacle?insider trading has been one of the perks that our Congressmen and women have gotten away with for years. When they vote on something that they have heavily invested in, it fraud at the highest level. He should be investigated

    October 15, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Raj Sundaram

      As for Reagan raising taxes,I dont know how many times or by how much he did raise it, but this much I know, he worked to compromise with the majority in the congress unlike this fool (p)resident

      October 15, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Jennifer Gorey

    This is my first time at commenting. How can a great news organisation have this be on your show. He is another Obaba lover.all the abuse at the republicans.whilst never mentionioning . the obvious , that being ,that if the spending continues the shutdown will look like a picnic!j it's this type of commentary. that got the country in this mess. No right minded family keeps increasing the credit. But fools like this pom and the rest of the media have let "their opinions take the place of journalism. He is a disgrace and not even American.

    October 15, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Craig Gilliland

    I am done with CNN. Even though I like Anderson Cooper and Erin Burnett I cannot support a business that allows an individual like Piers Morgan to bad mouths US citizens. He speaks negitively of our democratic process and our citizen's beliefs. Thanks for partially fair and balance news CNN. E-mail me when he is gone so I can start watching again.

    October 15, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Ray Wallace

    Ted Cruz is the reincarnation of the 1940's Senator Joseph Mc Carthy.

    October 15, 2013 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • raj sundaram

      What do you know of Mc Carthy, not much I think, most he did accuse of renegade activities did eventually turn out to be working espionage against this country....go educate yourself

      October 15, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Mister Peebles

    Mr. Gottleib is WRONG. Duke studied defensive gun uses:

    Also, he's a jerk for planning a gun rally on Sandy Hook anniversary. I'd like to know who's paying his bills. Likely the NRA.

    October 15, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jon

      I see. Exploiting the dead from Sandy Hook is only allowed by your side. Check.

      October 16, 2013 at 11:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Mister Peebles

        I would ask the same about the NRA? And by the way, ask any gun dealer how much money they made after the tragedy? Everything in my area was out of stock and back ordered.

        October 16, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. raj sundaram

    Beg to differ my dear Peebles.......You see , I would take Harvard over Duke anyday...... .....try that one

    October 15, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mister Peebles

      Your appeal to authority is noted, but your personal opinion that Harvard is better than any other school is pure opinion.

      Here are some more papers for you: – Lott's numbers from Harvard are debunked. – More rebuttal from Georgetown and Johns Hopkins

      October 15, 2013 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Rick

    Goofus peers is still around? Britain doesn't want him back? Understandable.
    He's hoping to get another 15 minutes of fame. Sorry peers, we know how insignificant you are.

    October 16, 2013 at 12:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Loyal

    Piers Morgan is a one trick pony. He only argues one issue over and over again and he gets his tail handed to him more than he ever has done to his guests. He is a bumbling idiot stuck on one idea and one idea only. He tries to sound all just and high and mighty, but he is so out of touch with reality that he doesn't even know what a joke we think he and his emotional pandering has become. He may as well jump on TV with a skirt like the Dancing Nancy he is. He is just another reason why people do not consider CNN a news organization any more. They are a far leftist group that give idiots like this an ability to get on air and scream the same thing over and over again. We get it don't like guns. So don't buy one. CNN can run an anti-gun special with you on yelling and screaming every night and it changes nothing but what little respect we once had for CNN is now dissolving faster.

    October 16, 2013 at 12:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Foreign Diplomat

    I have been a huge supporter of CNN over the last 30 years. It was always one of my,and many of my colleagues "go to" station for good reporting and journalism. Having an egocentric moderator like Piers Morgan is a disgrace to the CNN name. He never allows his guests to speak for more than 3 seconds and much prefers to hear his own views shouting over everyone elses opinion. At first I found it this predicable viewing style amusing but now it is a total waste of my time. If he has strong personal views on (all) subjects he should write a column – that is the place to express ones views. The purpose of the old style Larry King show was to find out what his guests opinions are – not his own. Even though I might agree with Piers Morgan views most of the time, I tuned in to listen to his speakers – not him. At an evening diplomatic event yesterday, I spoke with at least 8 country representatives who felt exactly as I do and no longer watch CNN for this reason and for the long commercial breaks the station takes. Time is too valuable to have to wait 3-4 minutes every 5 minutes to get the news or listen to Piers Morgans rants. Sorry CNN – you are losing your international viewers who once thought you were NUMBER 1.

    October 16, 2013 at 5:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. John Baldwin

    "I just want less Americans to die from guns." – Very last words of Piers Morgan at the very end of this clip.

    So what, you want them to die from Bow & Arrow instead? How about glass bottles? Napalm? Flood water? Which ones would you like to see them die more from?

    Seriously this debate is just too emotional and stupid to be considered debate. You have someone on the left who's completely biased and is hardly a reporter and someone on the right who looks like a wanna-be Willy Wonka has-been. This isn't a debate, it's a circus.

    October 16, 2013 at 6:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • English Grammar

      I watched the show yesterday and cringed when I heard the quote cited by John Baldwin – for his reason and one other. One would expect that Piers, of all people, would speak the Queen's English or at the very least, correct English. As a supposed journalist,he should know that if a noun is countable(one , two , three, four,) "Americans" (two Americans, three Americans etc.), correctly it is "fewer Americans" – not "less Americans." Similarly fewer dogs, fewer people etc. Only when it is not countable, like money for example(not one money, two money etc) does one use "less – not fewer money but less money. One expects a high English standard from a moderator and journalist who professes to know everything all the time as he continually interrupts his guests. CNN has lowered its standards by having Piers Morgan represent their company. An acquaintance of mine calls him CNN's Jerry Springer – quite sad for what once was viewed as an excellent News service.

      October 16, 2013 at 6:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. David Douglas

    Can Ted Cruz become President?
    He is Canadian born Thought only USA born could be President

    October 16, 2013 at 8:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jon

      It didn't seem to matter to you about Obama.

      October 16, 2013 at 11:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Retired Vet

    Why anyone would attach any credibility to the rantings of a Brit (whose home nation once before tried to disarm Americans) is beyond me.
    GO HOME, Morgan... if they'll have you.

    October 16, 2013 at 8:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Danny

    I do agree that Gottlieb did wrong in scheduling his event the day after Sandy Hook's one year anniversary, but even if he scheduled it a month or two before or after he would still have been wrong in Piers' eyes because Piers will twist it to make it look bad and get the most out of it for his own agenda.

    Second, I thought Piers Morgan had promised to leave the USA about 2 months ago because they didn't pass the gun laws he was so much for. It's time to get your a$$ out of the USA and go back to the UK. Those laws are already imposed on their citizens he would be so damn happy to be there or is it that no one pays attention to him there and that is why he is here attempting to change our laws to reflect his own country's? Peiers Morgan the time has come to make good on your promise and leave our country!

    These are words straight from the horses mouth: "I can spare those Americans who want me deported a lot of effort by saying this: If you don’t change your gun laws to at least try to stop this relentless tidal wave of murderous carnage, then you don’t have to worry about deporting me. I would, seriously consider deporting myself."

    Piers it's time to deport yourself ASAP!

    October 16, 2013 at 9:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Danny

      Correction, Piers Morgan promised to deport himself almost a year ago and still he has not kept his promise!

      October 16, 2013 at 9:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
      • Jon

        Did you really expect honesty from Piers? Really?

        October 16, 2013 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  18. momk

    Thank you Piers ! Please continue your campaign to stop tragedies such as Sandy Hook

    October 16, 2013 at 10:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • brasstacs

      Morgan and others are USING Sandy Hook and the parents of victims as "Props" for a gun grabbing agenda..None of the gun control proposals, other then the mental health issues would have prevented the Sandy Hook shooting or any of the other mass shootings.

      October 16, 2013 at 10:33 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jon

      Yes. Thank you Piers for exploiting a tragedy.

      October 16, 2013 at 11:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  19. ImJustAGuy

    Every time Piers Morgan attacks guns, I go out and buy more ammo. Every time Obama attacks guns, I go out and buy more high capacity magazines AND more ammo.

    October 16, 2013 at 11:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mister Peebles

      That's a waste of money.

      October 16, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  20. BRIAN

    what do you expect from Piers. What and hypocrit. Allen got one thing right that can't be disputed. Almost nobody watches Piers, so the free market has spoken.

    October 16, 2013 at 11:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  21. LDF

    Sandy Hook was not America deadliest school shooting. In 1890 American troops shoot and killed over 290 unarmed citizens killing 200 women and children. I was shot with a 12 gauge shotgun at five years old. It was never investigated due to laws at the time. So the question is am I for or against gun control? I am against it. Why? I never want to be at the mercy of anyone of any reason. I also like to be apart of what America was and that is smoking tobacco, eating red meat and eating my apple pie.

    October 16, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • boobyO

      right on bro

      October 16, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Lori Flannery

        Psst....I am a girl

        October 16, 2013 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Rick

    I hope someone shoot's this Gottlieb guy, he's a waste of skin, better yet I hope someone shoot's HIS kids, then let's him suffer from the loss, and THEN comes back and kills him after he suffers a few months.

    October 16, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • chris mac

      Extremist talk is rarely ever productive or warranted. Why does the worst and most violent of it always come from anti-gunners? Strange and ironic. It's also disgusting. But thanks for making our point for us, genius.

      October 16, 2013 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  23. bobby Oneil

    The host is wrong on this one, sorry to those who believe in his opinion on this topic.

    October 16, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  24. JD

    Piers and Feinstein are the most powerful weapons gun owners have against gun control.

    October 16, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Dan Zuck

    What happened to unbiased journalism? I'm Canadian, and we just repealed one of the most restrictive gun laws in the world. Why? Because gun crime went UP. I have a great deal of difficulty listening to this Trite, privileged British man use CNN as his personal soapbox. How can you be so arrogant to assume you know the feelings and culture of a country you rather recently adopted? Have you even SEEN a gun? I am voting with my wallet. I no longer subscribe to CNN. Piers has ZERO credibility and has absconded his show as his personal soapbox to promote his naive and wholly self – promoting agenda. You make me ashamed to call myself gay with role models like you. REPUGNANT!

    October 16, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Shripriya

    what an idiot! this is I'd the least I can say.... thousands of innocent lives claimed due to whackos that this country is filed with.... and gotlieb has the nerve to argue.... what is he waiting for? some random person to Elgin and shoot his daughter in the broad daylight? can't he make understand the gravity of the situation and stop being a dumb head!

    October 17, 2013 at 2:38 am | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Jeff

    I'm done with CNN. I understand if dorky Piers Morgan doesn't like guns. That's fine but please just give me the news, not your propaganda about guns every damn day. I will never watch CNN while dorky Piers Morgan is working on the network

    October 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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