Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan blasted the Texas Attorney General in the wake of the church shooting after he claimed the only way to stop mass shootings was for ‘more people to take guns to church’.
The presenter also criticised his friend and US president Donald Trump after he said it ‘wasn’t a guns situation’ but instead blamed it on a ‘mental health problem at the highest level’.
Mr Trump’s former press secretary Sean Spicer also appeared on the show this morning and agreed with the president that the mass shooting was ‘not a guns issue’.
At least 26 people, ranging in age from five to 72, were killed by former Bible study teacher Devin Kelley, 26, at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on Sunday.
Kelley was discharged from the Air Force for allegedly assaulting his wife and child, according to an Air Force spokeswoman.
The discharge would have disqualified him from owning a gun, but his Facebook profile had a cover photo of a semi-automatic rifle, apparently placed on his sofa, with the caption: ‘She’s a bad b*tch.’
Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan blasted the Texas Attorney General in the wake of the church shooting that left at least 26 people dead
Mr Morgan, a tireless campaigner for tighter gun control laws in the US, was furious by Texas Attorney Governor Ken Paxton saying the ‘only way to stop mass shootings’ was for ‘more people to take guns to church’.
The GMB host sarcastically said: ‘He’s so right, isn’t he? That’s so obviously the answer isn’t it? You brainless morons.
‘Sorry but that’s what you are Texas Attorney General: a brainless moron!’
Turning his ire on the president, he said: ‘How can it not be a gun situation Mr Trump? If he doesn’t have a gun he can’t kill people with a gun. This is not rocket science.’
Mr Morgan also attacked gun rights activist John R Lott Junior after he defended America’s gun control laws on the show.
Mr Lott Jnr said: ‘We have tried an assault weapons ban in the United States for ten years and there’s no evidence it has any impact.
Mr Morgan also attacked gun rights activist John R Lott Junior after he defended America’s gun control laws on the show
‘The EU during the Obama administration had more casualties per capita than the whole of the United States over that period.’
Mr Morgan replied saying it was ‘utter, utter nonsense’.
He added: ‘How many people were killed by guns in Britain last year? How many?
‘Let me pick you up on the science. Gun crime in Britain has plummeted after fire arms were banned.
‘You claim to be the world expert, please be quiet. You’re incapable of answering simple questions.’
Mr Trump’s former press secretary Sean Spicer also appeared on the show this morning and agreed with the president that the mass shooting was ‘not a guns issue’
Speaking in Tokyo President Trump insisted the latest tragedy ‘isn’t a guns situation’.
President Donald Trump claimed tighter gun controls would not be required in the wake of the tragedy.
He said shooting was caused by a ‘mental health problem’ and not an issue with US gun laws.
He claimed that ‘based on preliminary reports’ the shooter was ‘a very deranged individual.’
Mr Trump added: ‘This isn’t a guns situation. This is a mental health problem at the highest level. It’s a very, very sad event. A very, very sad event, but that’s the way I view it.’
Mr Trump’s former press secretary Sean Spicer sided with him when he appeared on GMB today.
He said: ‘I agree with the president that this is not a guns issue. What we will learn from the investigation is that this individual had problems.’