Piers Morgan finished his hosting stint on CNN Friday night with one final shot against America’s gun violence, praising the United States as a “land of opportunity” where he wants people to stay alive.
“More guns doesn’t mean less crime, as the NRA repeatedly tries to tell you,” Morgan railed in his last installment of his weeknight program. “It means more gun violence, more death, and more profits for the gun manufacturers.”
Morgan’s stance on gun control isn’t anything new for the show’s watchers, who dwindled in numbers in recent months, leading to CNN’s decision to cancel it earlier this year.
Fox News “Media Buzz” host Howard Kurtz said last month that Morgan “undoubtedly alienated many in the audience (and perhaps delighted others) with his crusade against guns. But when he would bring on gun advocates and rail against them as ‘stupid,’ well, it was hard to watch.”
On his final show, Morgan didn’t pull many punches when it came to talking about one of his main frustrations, especially when it comes to mass killings like the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting and the school shootings in Newtown, Conn.