Piers Morgan concluded his final CNN show Friday night by delivering one last blow against America’s gun violence epidemic.
The “Piers Morgan Live” host praised the U.S. as “a land of true opportunity,” adding, “The vast majority of Americans I’ve met are decent, hardworking, thoroughly dependable people.”
But he went on to say that an estimated 100,000 Americans per year are hit by gunfire, and argued, “I am so pro-American, I want more of you to stay alive.”
Morgan expressed frustration with reaction to the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting and the Newtown, Conn., school shooting: “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, that the absurd gun laws in this country would change, but nothing has happened.” He added: “The gun lobby in America, led by the NRA, has bullied this nation’s politicians into cowardly silence. Even when 20 young children are blown away in their classrooms.”