Piers Morgan got into a heated argument with a pro-gun campaigner on Good Morning Britain earlier today.
The programme saw American pro-gun campaigner, Dan Roberts, being interviewed after yesterday’s deadly shooting in Las Vegas.
59 people died and more than 500 injured after Stephen Paddock opened fire on crowds at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, from a 32nd floor window of the Mandalay Bay Resort on Sunday night.
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Piers was left particularly fuming when Roberts laughed during the debate and said that there would ‘hopefully be no change to the gun laws’.
It comes after police revealed Paddock had a huge number of weapons at his disposal.
Piers, who is actively against the US gun law, admitted that he couldn’t debate the topic civilly because it ‘enrages [him] too much’.
After Roberts initially failed to answer Piers’ question, Piers interrupted and said he ‘wasn’t in the mood’ for his ‘distraction technique’.
I’m not distracting, you keep interrupting before I keep finishing my answer.
Piers then asked:
What can possibly justify buying 42 weapons, many of which are high-powered, semi-automatic rifles.
How can you justify that?
Total number of things America will do about its worst ever mass shooting to try to stop it happening again: 0.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 2, 2017
Piers, there you go again – there is nothing exceptionally high-powered about an AR-15. In fact, it shoots the most low-powered centre fire rifle cartridge available in the market at the moment.
Piers, angrily hit back:
The man just shot 600 people! Of course they’re high-powered! We heard the bullets go off ourselves! We heard them firing, Dan! You’re talking complete and utter nonsense.
Piers then produced two Kinder Surprise Eggs and Roberts laughed, Piers snapped at him:
Don’t laugh – it’s not funny, 600 people got shot.
Kinder Eggs have been banned in the US until recently on a safety basis because of the little toys inside, Piers wanted to understand how they could be banned, but guns are not.
Piers then said:
Time after time after these massacres, you come on this programme – you used to come on my programme in America – and you look us in the eye and say, ‘The only answer is to do nothing – there’s nothing wrong with guns, it’s the people!’
Because of your insane gun laws he can arm himself with 42 weapons and unload six hundred bullets which hit Americans and people travelling from around the world, leaving 59 people dead.
Sunday night’s shooting has gone down as the country’s deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, overtaking last year’s attack at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando where 49 people died.
Good Morning Britain made the headlines yesterday after they broke the news of the shooting to pop star Mariah Carey.
Mariah was scheduled to talk to Piers and Susanna Reid about her upcoming Christmas shows in London and Paris before news broke about the shooting.
Viewers branded the segment, which featured Mariah lounging in front of a Christmas tree as ‘tasteless’.
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