CNN's Piers Morgan was still expressing outrage over a new Iowa law that allows the legally blind to obtain handgun permits on Friday. Naturally, to further discuss the law, Morgan invited British comedian and actor Ricky Gervais on his show.
Ultimately, Gervais agreed with Morgan that blind people shouldn't be allowed to own a gun "because they can't see what they're shooting." However, the comedian jokingly argued that Morgan shouldn't be allowed to own a gun in America either.
Ricky Gervais attends the Novak Djokovic Foundation 2nd Annual Gala, on Tuesday September, 10, 2013, in New York City. Credit: Ben Hider/Invision/AP
Morgan informed Gervais that he, as a U.S. resident, is within his constitutional right to own a firearm.
"But tell me you're not allowed to carry a gun," Gervais said with a look of concern on his face.
In dramatic fashion, Morgan explained that he could go to a Walmart in Texas and purchase an AR-15 off the wall, but not a Kinder Egg because it is a choking hazard.
“Dear America,” Gervais said, addressing the American people, “please let Piers buy a Kinder Egg, but don’t let him buy a gun.”
Watch the segment via CNN below:
Shortly before the show aired on CNN, Morgan tweeted that they would be airing the "deeply offensive joke at my expense."
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