[Video] Piers Morgan – “I’m not in favor of talking anyone’s guns away”
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Piers Morgan, in a recent interview with a Tennessee State Senator Stacey Campfield, Morgan tried to say he never wanted to take anyone’s guns away.
“Are you in favor of taking everyone’s guns away?” asked Campfield.
To which Morgan responded, “I’m not in favor of talking anyone’s guns away. I’m not. I’ve never said that. That’s a complete lie.”
However, according to an interview Morgan did in 2012, he basically said he’d like to remove all guns in America.
Here is that interview.
According to Guns.com,
In an interview with Research Director of the Independence Institute David Kopel and Josh Horwitz from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence back in December 2012, Morgan basically said that he is in favor of taking everyone’s guns away.
Kopel, an attorney and Constitutional expert, told Morgan that there are 300 million guns in this country and then asked Morgan, “How many do you think need to be confiscated to get to the appropriate level?”
Without batting an eye, Morgan said, “Why don’t we try 300?”
To which, Kopel replied, “Okay, you want to confiscate every gun in the United States, that’s fine, I respect your position.”
Piers Morgan slightly qualified his remark, saying, “You asked me what I’d do personally, and I’d remove every gun in America … but I’m not gonna get what I want, which is no guns.”
During the interview with Campfield, Morgan was also asked when he was planning on moving back to England, as the TV host famously said earlier this year that if gun control measures failed in the wake of Sandy Hook he would move back to England.