CNN host Piers Morgan and KTRH's Matt Patrick duke it out at Tactical Firearms
It was an act of great bravery or lunacy that brought CNN's Piers Morgan to Texas. CNN's Piers Morgan comes to the lion’s den to talk gun control, and hears and earful from Texans.
Morgan brought his television show down to Katy's Tactical Firearms in an effort to argue for the Democrats' proposed ban on high volume semi-automatic weapons. Piers Morgan Tonight aired from Tactical Firearms in Katy, Texas Monday night after Morgan agreed to come and use the gun range and try to experience why Texans love their guns. Appearing on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight to discuss guns and the 2nd Amendment was wildlife enthusiast and former rocker Ted Nugent, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, and State Senator Dan Patrick.
KTRH's Matt Patrick also broadcasted live from Tactical Firearms and talked with Morgan on the air about gun-control. The exchange among all three heated the crowd at the live broadcast.
"There are already 50 forms of gun control," Morgan told Patrick.
"That's 50 more than we really should have," Patrick fired back.
"Do you want everybody here to walk around with a rocket launcher?" asked Morgan.
Then came Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Morgan's television show.
"Would you support a ban on magazines that support more than ten rounds?" Morgan asked the AG.
"Absolutely not," said Abbot. "Look at the Texas border, we have thousands of ranchers who live up and down that border and have drug cartels coming across the border."
Morgan even got into it with rock legend Ted Nugent.
"This is a debate that has to be had," Morgan told the Motor City Madman.
"We appreciate that, because you're the perfect poster boy to stand up for things that make no sense at all to common sense people," Nugent fired back.
Since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, Piers Morgan has been a vocal supporter of stronger gun-control policies in the U.S..
Those strong views didn't sit well with many Texans and one man in particular filed a petition at WhiteHouse.gov asking for the deportation of Piers Morgan for hostile acts against the Constitution. The petition recieved over 100,000 signatures.
During Morgan's show a protest formed outside of Tactical Firearms lead by radio host Alex Jones. Jones says he wasn't buying Morgan's interest in shooting guns at Tactical Firearms, saying, "There is no room to compromise because they are disingenuous. Everywhere they're in control, they totally ban guns for citizens."
Tacital Firearms owner Jeremy Alcede says, "He (Morgan) said he would come back and shoot full auto with me outside a helicopter to shoot pigs, he's willing to learn how we enjoy firearms in Texas."