Skip to comments.Piers Morgan Ends CNN Run With Gun Control Plea: 'I Want More of You to Stay Alive'
Posted on 03/29/2014 11:02:30 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The "Piers Morgan Live" host signed off by dismissing critics who have called his positions anti-American and slamming the NRA: "More guns doesn't mean less crime."
Piers Morgan said goodbye to his CNN show Friday, signing off by delivering an impassioned plea for stricter gun control laws.
The host, who has been a vocal proponent of gun control legislation, said "more guns doesn't mean less crime," and dismissed critics who have called his position anti-American.
"I'm so pro-American, I want more of you to stay alive," Morgan said, after citing statistics about gun violence in the U.S. and evoking the memories of mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary and at a Aurora, Colo. screening of The Dark Knight Rises.
The host also thanked members of his "great team" for their "tireless" work, and thanked viewers -- even those who found his British accent annoying.
"We won some. We lost some, but we gave it everything we had. And I've loved every minute well almost every minute," Morgan said at the end of the episode. He spent most of the hour covering the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.
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