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Former U.S. Marine Vs. Piers Morgan on Guns: 'We Can't Give Up Our Rights Because We're Afraid


"Where does that lead America to, other than utter Wild West hell?"



Fresh off his crazy interview with Alex Jones, CNN's Piers Morgan hosted former U.S. Marine Joshua Boston on Tuesday to continue the debate over whether America needs stricter gun laws to address violent crime. Boston's scathing letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) regarding her strict gun control proposals, titled "No Ma'am," went viral last week.

Boston said more gun laws is not what the country needs -- It needs more firearms in the hands responsible gun owners.

"Where does that lead America to, other than utter Wild West hell," Morgan later asked.

Boston calmly replied, "They said this was going to happen whenever Texas instituted its concealed handgun laws, and it hasn't happened." The former marine went on to say that there were concealed carry permit holders at several shootings, including the Tucson, Ariz. shooting that injured Rep. Gabby Giffords, but they did not draw and start firing their guns wildly.

"The American people aren't as gun happy and as trigger happy as they are being made out to be by the media," he said. "They are smarter than that. They know when to hold their fire, they know when to fire. And we can increase the chances of success for these people who get caught in these situations, for their survival, by education. We've got to stop making this a taboo subject to everyone because its scary."

"We can't give up our rights because we're afraid," Boston said.

To that, Morgan replied, "I believe the rights of a 6 or 7-year-old child to go to school without the fear of being murdered" are more important than other rights.

Boston then noted that the previous assault weapons ban didn't stop Columbine from happening. Congress will never be able to legislate bad people from doing bad things, he explained.

Watch the segment via CNN/Mediaite below:

(H/T: Mediaite)

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