Don’t be fooled. Piers Morgan, CNN host and outspoken critic of United States gun policies, apparently doesn’t actually want to tell Americans how to live their lives — or stage any sort of gun grab.

In an interview with Forbes, released Monday, the controversial Brit outlined his views on a variety of topics, including on what is perhaps his most polarizing issue: guns.

“I don’t want to ‘grab’ anyone’s guns, or tell Americans how to lead their lives,” he told the publication. “I do, however, want to try and stop the endless, senseless slaughter of Americans through gun violence.”

Morgan went on to explain that, in his opinion, no one has a need for a so-called assault rifle and that background checks should be required prior to all gun sales. He added that his views were not “anti-American” as some of his critics have claimed.

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