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America Gets Asked Why Someone Can Legally Buy A Gun Well Before They're Allowed To Buy A Beer

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America Gets Asked Why Someone Can Legally Buy A Gun Well Before They're Allowed To Buy A Beer

TV host Piers Morgan has asked America the tough question on everybody's lips: why on earth can people buy guns in the US before they're old enough to buy alcohol?

The 57-year-old host has been a frequent and vocal critic of America's issues with gun control.

So he wasted no time in his latest column for The Sun to address the issue.

"They’re never going home, and those parents will never recover from the loss of their children," Morgan said.

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On Tuesday (May 24), 19 students and two teachers were shot dead by an 18-year-old gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, with a further 37 others injured.

The outspoken TV host went on to point out that the latest school massacre is the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook in 2012.

"That was 10 years ago," Morgan said. "And what’s changed? Nothing is the staggering answer."

Front pages after Sandy Hook. Credit: Richard Levine / Alamy Stock Photo
Front pages after Sandy Hook. Credit: Richard Levine / Alamy Stock Photo
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Morgan then added a brutal statistic: "America has endured more than 900 school shootings since then including 27 this year alone."

The Piers Morgan: Uncensored host then lashed out at Americans blocking gun laws from being changed.

"Opponents of new gun laws say they wouldn’t stop any shootings because criminals will still get hold of them," he said,

"But by that logic, why have any laws to try to stop anything? We have laws against murder despite knowing it won’t stop all murders."

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Morgan went on to explain how the Ulvade gunman went on to fork out $5,000 shortly after his 18th birthday on semi-automatic weapons.

"And yet he couldn’t have legally bought a beer in Texas for another three years, until he was 21," Morgan said.

To highlight the absurdity even further, he added: "Nor could he have legally bought a Kinder Surprise chocolate egg anywhere in America because they’re banned due to the threat of choking on the tiny toys inside."

Families grieve in Uvalde. Credit: Bob Daemmrich / Alamy Stock Photo
Families grieve in Uvalde. Credit: Bob Daemmrich / Alamy Stock Photo
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He then echoed the sentiment felt across a significant chunk of America following Tuesday's horror shooting.

"Texas already has almost twice as many registered guns as any other US state. More than a million of them. Guns didn’t stop this tragedy," he said.

"It takes a deranged monster to gun down innocent children, but it’s also monstrous to watch it happen time and again and do nothing, isn’t it?"

Morgan's frustration has been mirrored by Americans across the pond.

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The President has lashed out, as have many celebrities and politicians.

But, somehow, not all Americans are on board with gun control.

Senator Ted Cruz and Texas' Attorney General Ken Paxton have instead come up with an alternative: have even more guns in classrooms by arming teachers.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Piers Morgan, Crime, US News

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