Piers Morgan Ends CNN Show With Gun Control Plea (Video)

Piers Morgan Ends CNN Show With Gun Control Plea (Video)

“I am so pro-American that I want more of you to stay alive,” Morgan says

Piers Morgan brought his run as host of CNN's “Piers Morgan Live” to an end on Friday night by speaking to a topic he feels passionately about: Gun control.

Morgan, who's spoken about his desire for stricter gun control numerous times, fired off one more shot on his way out the door.

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“Regular viewers will know that the issue of gun control has been a consistent and often very controversial part of this show,” Morgan said. “And I want to say something more about that before I bow out.”

After rattling off a string of gun statistics, Morgan went on to take aim at the National Rifle Association, saying that the lobbying group has “bullied” America's politicians into silence.

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“The gun lobby in America, led by the NRA, has bullied this nation's politicians into cowardly, supine silence. Even when 20 young children are blown away in their classrooms.This is a shameful situation that has made me very angry,” Morgan said. “So angry, in fact, that some people have criticized me for being too loud, opinionated, even rude when I have debated the issue of guns. But I make no apologies for that.”

Morgan, a Brit, went on to contend that his stance on gun control is pro-American, noting, “I am so pro-American that I want more of you to stay alive.”

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“My point is simple: More guns doesn't mean less crime as the NRA repeatedly says. It means more gun violence, death and profits for the gun manufacturers. And to those who claim my gun control campaigning has been “anti-American”, the reverse is true. I am so pro-American that I want more of you to stay alive,” Morgan said. “But I've made my point. I've given it a tremendous whack. Now it's down to you. It's your country; these are your gun laws. And the senseless slaughter will only end when enough Americans stand together and cry, ‘Enough!'”

During his send-off speech, Morgan also thanked his staff, saying, “We won some, we lost some, but we gave it everything we had, and I loved every minute of it — well, almost every minute of it.”

Watch Morgan's swan song below.

  • Gerard Kennelly

    very selective
    does he remember what churchill said about hitler in 1938 ?

    • Ted Faraone

      Churchill said a lot of stuff about Hitler. As I recall, none of it was complementary.

  • nimportequoi

    Great farewell speech! Hopefully, the ignoramus out there who want guns will perhaps wake-up and realized that choosing to stop gun violence and ban guns so more children remain alive is more important!

  • justsayin

    Piers Moron going out with a pop of ignorance as usual. Pro Americans believe in the 2nd amendment. Americans protecting themselves from criminals with illegal weapons who kill children.

  • Madly

    Piers was right, IMO. I cheered him on. And justsayin, do you think you can protect yourself and your family against a criminal who has nothing to lose if you pull a gun? As for the 2nd Amendment, your interpretation is just one interpretation. There is another which has as much validity as yours.

  • Army Vet

    Good riddance. I was tired of hearing how he was saying the 2nd was written for muskets yet hired my employer to provide armed security for him. Obviously it says it right in the 2nd amendment I can have high capacity magazines and semi auto pistols…right next to where it says muskets ;). It's like saying the 4th amendment only applies to quill pen written parchment…i wonder if he'll be hiring even more highly armed bodyguards than he already has since he has a lot of travel time available. Hypocrite.

  • Thionite

    This clod had no clue as to why we even had a 2nd Amendment in the first place. But why would he, he's a subject, and not a citizen. He actually thinks that someone by accident of birth has the right to rule over him. The sad part is it took so long to get rid of him.

  • Justin Martin

    That didn't sound like a plea, its sounded like a redcoat talking down to Americans in an arrogant attempt to make himself look like a decent human being.