Piers Morgan ends CNN show lecturing Americans about their ‘absurd gun laws’

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

Piers Morgan couldn’t leave quietly.

At the end of the final episode of “Piers Morgan Live” Friday, the CNN host known for his militant anti-gun agenda signed off with one last screed about what he sees as America’s “absurd gun laws.”

“The scourge of gun violence is a disease that now infects every aspect of American life,” he said. “Now I assumed that after 70 people were shot in a movie theater, and then just a few months later 20 first graders were murdered with an assault rifle in an elementary school, that the absurd gun laws in this country would change.  But nothing has happened.”

“The gun lobby in America, led by the NRA, has bullied this nation’s politicians into cowardly, supine silence — even when 20 young children are blown away in their classrooms,” he continued. “This is shameful situation that’s frankly made me very angry. So angry in fact that some people have criticized me for being too loud, opinionated, even rude when I debated the issue of guns. But I make no apologies for that.”

Morgan concluded by arguing that his vocal stance on gun control made him very “pro-American.”

“And to those who claim my gun control campaigning has been anti-American, well, the reverse is true. I am so pro-American, I want more of you to stay alive,” he said. “But I’ve made my point — I’ve given it a tremendous whack.  Now it’s down to you. It is your country. These are your gun laws. And the senseless slaughter will only end when enough Americans stand together and cry, ‘enough.’ I look forward to that day.”

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