Piers Morgan Ends Show’s Run With Gun Control Plea
Piers Morgan ended his CNN show’s 3-year run with a final shot at the NRA, pleading with the country to take another look at gun control policies.
The cancellation of “Piers Morgan Live” was announced last month with Morgan admitting that his stance on gun control issues hadn’t made him very popular with many of his viewers.
“Look, I am a British guy debating American cultural issues, including guns, which has been very polarizing, and there is no doubt that there are many in the audience who are tired of me banging on about it,” he said. “That’s run its course and Jeff (Zucker, president of CNN) and I have been talking for some time about different ways of using me.”
Morgan gave one final plea on Friday night for Americans to see how politicians have been influenced by gun lobbying, referencing the shootings in Aurora and Newtown as instances when the laws should have been tightened but weren’t.
“The gun lobby in America, led by the NRA, has bullied this nation’s politicians into cowardly silence even when 20 children are blown away in their classrooms,” said Morgan.
It’s not clear where Morgan will go next in his career, although he said last month that he may have opportunities waiting for him in another aspect of the network.
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