WATCH: Piers Morgan Signs Off CNN With Gun Control Plea

Piers Morgan Signs Off CNN With

Piers Morgan wrapped his CNN news show on Friday night after three years on the air with a plea for stricter gun control laws.

Although he spent the majority of the one-hour program discussing missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, the host dedicated the last minutes of “Piers Morgan Live” to gun legislation.

He cited 2012’s mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. and at a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo. as reason for his pro-gun control stance. He also took a final shot at the National Rifle Association and critics who deem his position “anti-American.”

“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,” he said. “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.”

He then asked the public to do its part to spur change.

“It’s your country; these are your gun laws,” he said. “And the senseless slaughter will only end when enough Americans stand together and cry: Enough!”

Don Lemon, Jake Tapper, Michael Smerconish and Bill Weir will fill in for Morgan during CNN’s search for a new host. Morgan is currently in discussions with the network regarding a new position.

Morgan succeeded longtime CNN host Larry King in 2011. His show suffered from poor ratings from the onset, which the former U.K. newspaper editor attributed to audiences’ disinterest in hearing a Brit weigh in American cultural issues.

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  1. jean freedman says:

    Piers Morgan is a breath of fresh air and I am sorry that his cnn show has been cancelled. As far as gun control is concerned there is absolutely no need for anyone to have a gun unless they are impoverished and have to hunt for food.

  2. Srussell55 says:

    Exchange the word “guns” with the word “abortion” and 100,000 deaths a year with 1 Million Murders a year and it would be a great goodbye. Darn liberals cant add very well.

  3. DL says:

    Good riddance. I hope to never see your whiny ass again. Have fun in Britain Piers.

  4. Rick says:

    Great show that I will dearly miss watching from Canada. I totally agree with Pier on gun control.

  5. Me eh says:

    Head back to the UK and shut your gob, please.

  6. Bye, Piers, don’t let the door hitchya where the patriot bitchya!

  7. Spencer says:

    Good riddance.

  8. Alex says:

    I’m shocked he made it this long, but he’ll be back. I hope the find someone who doesn’t have an axe to grind.

  9. johntshea says:

    Both the Left and the Right are wrong here. Neither guns, ‘mental illness’, movies or video games kill people. People kill people.

  10. johntshea says:

    Thanks for your suggestion, Piers, but we settled this argument in 1776. Your side lost.

  11. Not a Bad "guiy" in the USA were GUYS! says:

    The Founding Fathers never envisioned the USA to turn into a den of fascist thieves, and the sycophants that worship their Dear Leaders blindly! Piers Morgan willingly commits CRIMES in his own COUNTRY of England like PHONE HACKING! So Piers is used to doing ILLEGAL things. ICE should have never let him in the USA! Boo hoo Americans already have BACKGROUND checks for GUNS!

    But Nazis like Morgan, and Obama want to take away peoples rights to defend themselves from Tyranny! Look at Leland Yee from California another anti-gun crusader who runs GUNS like Obama and Holder! Obama and his sycophants ignore Fast & Furious “they” say Bush II did the same thing? Well do two wrongs make a right? When is stealing US taxpayer money, and using it to buy guns to give to Drug Lords right? Can’t Obama take responsibility for his actions just like Bush II?

    Obama has his own personal protection, but you serfs can’t have guns?? The only reason Gun control is a big issue. Is the Powers that Be, aka The New World Order. Would like to depopulate the Globe. One way is Mass Genocide, like in Uganda. So that Only the Rich Ruling Elites are left, in the USA. They can disarm people, and kill them like a third world country! Congress is EXEMPT from any GUN CONTROL LAWS! You stupid sheeple! That’s a RED FLAG right there! If you’re worried about people like Lanza killing ten or twenty. You should be worried about Government with Strong Arm tactics, killing Thousands to Millions!

    The only protection from an Evil person with a Gun is a Good person with a GUN! Like the French Resistance to the Nazis. Or the Allied Powers vs. Italy, Japan & Germany. The same cry babies who want GUN CONTROL are the ones who will flee to the “Good Guys” when they figure out Big Brother hates them too! Guns aren’t evil! Just the people who give orders and those who follow “orders that are evil”. People can make choices to disobey orders and do the right thing. But there’s too many mindless people who still don’t get it!

    Last but not least. What part of SHALL NOT BE INFRINAGED do Piers, and his Gun grabber gangs not UNDERSTAND? They’d rather stand with a Foreigner Alien, and the King George Gov. than with the Bill of Rights, the US Constitution, and the American people. Hi to all the Benedict Arnolds out there! Go live in England, if you hate guns so much! Or go live in China where people get hacked to death by knives!

  12. M.F. Sibley says:

    I watched Piers Morgan last night and I agreed with everything he said about gun control. The trouble comes when you have organizations like the NRA who want to use scare tactics with Americans, making them think that everybody is the “bad guiy” and “boogey man” out to get them and threatening members of Congress with being kicked out of office if they are opposed in ANY way!

    The NRA are bullies plain and simple and their “kill or be killed” mentality is simply allowing future generations of those “bad guys” to have their pick of all the various stockpiles of arms that Americans horde in their homes today when they break and enter those same homes.

    I seriously would have thought that the senseless murders of innocent children and their teachers would have shaken the American public into a semblance of sanity, but no, it has caused some to dig their heels in even deeper to a paranoid world of “it’s my god given right to own a military arsenal if I so desire!!” This is NOT what our founding fathers envisioned or had in mind when they were writing the Constitution. They would be appalled and are probably rolling over in their graves at the bastardization of their words and concept. But hey, this is American, the land of, “if I want it, it’s mine and the devil be damned to anyone who opposes me, especially when it comes to me and my guns!”

    Look into the faces of the parents of those children from Sandy Hook and tell them that your guns are more important than their children were. . . . . .

  13. ElBee says:

    Well when they come up with a plan that will work I will support it. Sadly the only plans people have is limiting magazine sizes, more extensive background checks, and making more areas off limits to guns. FYI the only person that a background check even had a chance of stopping purchasing a gun is Adam Lanza. Sadly no one wants to admit that James Holmes was removed from school because he was a under psychiatric care. Which got him removed from a college program due to erratic behavior. This should have been reported to a sheriffs office so it would have shown up in a background check. Oh wait nope no database for nut cases exist in Colorado. Same for those poor bastards in Arizona. You don”t dare let a crazy person attend college, but don’t tell any one he might be dangerous. Yeah Jared Loughner should have had more flags then the U.N. when they ran him. But hey it isn’t like there has never been mass shooting in England that made changes we could base relevant laws on. The sad part is they did but failed to pass relevant laws. Put up thousands of cameras to catch the guy, but little to prevent the crimes. Oh and with out guns we will just end up having to outlaw pressure cookers and seasonings. My heart goes out to Boston. Victims of terrorism have a tough row to hoe and my heart goes out to them. Nothing will change how ever until we start fixing the real problem, and stop blaming people that just make hammers.

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