Defunct CNN host Piers Morgan is known for his anti-gun comments, and in the immediate aftermath of the latest Ft. Hood shooting, he couldn’t resist sending out a message on Twitter going after firearms.
“‘If only there’d been a good guy with a gun…’ – such crap,” Morgan tweeted, attacking the popular pro-gun argument that the key to stopping gun violence is arming more people who can act as a deterrent. “This #FortHood soldier/shooter WAS a good guy. Until he turned bad, with a gun.”
On Friday, Morgan ended his CNN show by also taking a shot at guns.
“And also I want to thank you all for watching, even those who implacably disagreed with me, or just found my funny accent annoying,” he said. “Regular viewers will know that the issue of gun control has been a consistent and often very controversial part of this show. And I want to say something more about that before I bow out.”
“The vast majority of Americans I met are decent, hardworking, thoroughly dependable people. As my brother, a British army colonel says, you always want an American next to you in the trench when the going gets tough,” Morgan continued.
“But that’s where I think guns belong, on a military battlefield, in the hands of highly trained men and women, fighting for democracy and freedom, not in the hands of civilians,” he contended.
Watch his full comments below:
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