When Morgan invited Executive Director of Gun Owners of America Larry Pratt onto his show “Piers Morgan Tonight,” it apparently wasn’t to listen to his views and engage in a civil debate over the issue of gun control. Instead, Morgan lit into Pratt repeatedly.
“You’re talking complete and utter nonsense,” Morgan told Pratt. He blamed the increased sale of assault weapons in the days after the Sandy Hook shooting on “idiots like you.”
Pratt, who supports arming teachers in schools and allowing people to conceal and carry for their own protection, mostly took the high road and stayed away from personal attacks. But when Morgan called him “unbelievably stupid,” the executive director fought back.
“It seems to me that you’re morally obtuse,” Pratt said. “You seem to prefer being a victim to being able to prevail over the criminal element. And I don’t know why you want to be the criminal’s friend.” He also added later that Morgan seemed to be ignoring the facts, letting them “bounce right off of your head.”
At the end of the interview, when Morgan thanked Pratt for joining him, the executive director gave a conciliatory response, thanking the host for his “high-level argument.”
“You know what, you wouldn’t understand the meaning of the phrase high-level argument,” Morgan lashed back. “You are a dangerous man espousing dangerous nonsense. You shame your country.”
On Wednesday, the host was still fired up about his interview from the previous night, tweeting that Pratt was an “idiot.”
My gun rights guest last night @larrypratt thinks gun control supporters have 'blood on their hands' re Sandy Hook. So yes, he's an idiot.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 19, 2012
UPDATE: Morgan also tweeted this disturbing tweet. It was caught by Breitbart, but later deleted from Morgan’s account.
(h/t News Busters)