CNN’s Piers Morgan on Tuesday unloaded on a pro-gun advocate during an extremely contentious interview on his show.
During the interview, Larry Pratt, the executive director of Gun Owners of America, contended that adding more guns in society and arming teachers could help prevent mass shootings like the one last week in Newtown, Conn., arguing that attempts to institute stricter gun control laws in European countries have failed.
That set off Morgan, who proceeded to compare gun-related deaths in America to other industrialized countries. When Pratt attempted to counter Morgan’s statistics, the host fired back with an insult.
“You’re an unbelievably stupid man, aren’t you?” Morgan said.
“It seems to me that you are morally obtuse,” Pratt responded. “You seem to prefer being a victim to being able to prevail over the criminal element. I don’t know why you want to be the criminal’s friend.”
Watch the exchange:
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