Piers Morgan challenges John Lott and Ben Ferguson on gun death statistics and the prospect of arming citizens

Piers Morgan

As yet another mass shooting rocks – and shocks – America, in the process dominating the news cycle and re-engerizing the national debate on gun control, on Monday evening “Piers Morgan Live” invited a lively panel to discuss the more tenuous points of weapon legislation, and gun law.

“They don’t use a consistent standard,” insisted John Lott, an author and staunch gun rights advocate, when responding to Piers Morgan‘s mass shooting statistics as credited to “Mother Jones.” “Piers, yelling isn’t going to make those numbers right…others have looked at this, and they would warn you to be careful, not to use those numbers.”

With the basis of the host’s argument centering around a goal of limiting the number of firearms in circulation – specifically assault weapons – and tightening regulations, guests like Ben Ferguson routinely suggest that his desires are misguided.

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