'Piers Morgan Live' ends with anti-gun rant -- video


Piers Morgan ended the final moments of his CNN show, "Piers Morgan Live," with a return to an issue close to his heart: gun control. Although most of the final broadcast on Friday (March 28) focused on the missing Malaysian flight 370, a few minutes at the very end made it clear that Morgan hasn't changed his mind about his gun views.

Check out his closing statement below:

I assumed that after 70 people were shot in a movie theater, and then, just a few months later, 20 first-graders were murdered with an assault rifle in an elementary school, the absurd gun laws in this country would change. But nothing has happened. 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. 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 ...

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.

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!

I look forward to that day. And I look forward to seeing you all again soon. Goodnight, thank you, and God bless America. Oh, and while I'm at it, God bless Great Britain too.


With that, "Piers Morgan Live" ended. Will you miss it, or are you glad to see Morgan go?

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