Stevens “just wants to make sure that the next time a man like John Monckton gets attacked in his own home, he knows he has the full legal authority to use whatever force he has to in repelling the attackers.”
Gun Owners of America executive director Larry Pratt made a similar point on Morgan’s CNN show on Dec. 19, saying tighter controls on firearms would not end gun violence in the United States.
“The problem occurs in those areas precisely where we have said ‘no guns,’” Pratt said. “Where the guns are allowed freely to be carried … we have very low murder rates. … We only have problems in our cities and, unhappily, in our schools, where people like you have been able to get laws put on the books that keep people from being able to defend themselves.”
Morgan called Pratt a “very stupid man” with “absolutely no coherent argument.”
“You don’t actually give a damn about the gun murder rate in America,” he said, ending the interview by calling Pratt “a dangerous man espousing dangerous nonsense.”