Piers Morgan Loses It With Pro-Gun Campaigner

Piers Morgan lost his rag with a pro-gun campaigner on Good Morning Britain today.

Dan Roberts, from America, was speaking to Morgan and Susanna Reid in the wake of the worst mass shooting in US history, after Stephen Paddock opened fire in Las Vegas, killing 59 and injuring over 500 others.

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It has since been reported that Paddock had 42 guns in his room, as well as explosives, leading to calls for gun laws to be tightened in the US.

Morgan began by admitting that he would struggle to 'debate civilly' because it 'enrages' him too much.

Working his way into a bit of a rant, Morgan 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!'"

He added: "Because of your insane gun laws, he can unload 600 bullets.

"How can any of this make sense, Dan? What are you going to do about it?"

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Roberts replied: "We're not going to do nothing, hopefully."

To which Morgan shouted back: "Hopefully? Why would you hopefully do nothing?"

Unfazed, Roberts continued: "Because I don't believe in restricting the rights of hundreds of millions of people, because of the actions of one mad man."

"What about the rights of the people who got shot?" Morgan asked.

He then whipped out two Kinder Eggs, saying that they are banned in the US because they're a 'health hazard', to make a point about the absurdity of the law.

Roberts laughed and insisted that what Morgan was saying wasn't true, which caused Piers to shout: "Don't laugh - it's not funny, 600 people got shot!"

Morgan has been outspoken about US gun laws for a number of years

Yesterday he also had a pop at President Donald Trump following the attack:

It's not often I find myself agreeing with Piers Morgan, but he makes a very good point.

Featured Image Credit: ITV/Good Morning Britain

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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