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Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 10/22/2013

CNN’s Piers Morgan: Bring on the gun-rights advocates

There’ll be no nightly gun feature on Piers Morgan’s CNN show. He doesn’t want to become a bore.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:54 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, NRA, Piers Morgan

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Associated Press corrects AR-15 report

Sets record straight following FBI statement regarding weaponry carried by Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:58 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AR-15, Associated Press, gun control, navy yard shooting

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 09/18/2013

CNN’s Piers Morgan disses potential book reviewer

Gun-rights advocate will have to pay for Morgan title.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:22 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, John Lott, Piers Morgan

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 09/17/2013

Navy Yard Shooter: What about that alleged AR-15?

CNN says the gunman yesterday was denied an AR-15. Is this a debate changer?

By Erik Wemple  |  12:07 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Alexis, Associated Press, CNN, Fox News, gun control, New York Times, Piers Morgan

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 09/17/2013

CNN’s Piers Morgan returns to divisive gun debate

Piers Morgan takes on gun advocates, with a bit less yelling.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:08 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Gun rights advocate shreds gun polling on CNN

Just how do members of gun lobbying organizations feel about background checks? Hmmm.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:46 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Gun Owners of America, Larry Pratt, NRA

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Biden credits Scarborough with changing gun-control debate

Joe Scarborough and Michael Bloomberg, says Vice President Joe Biden, have changed the debate.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:38 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Joe Biden, Joe Scarborough, Morning Joe, MSNBC

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Piers Morgan vies for gun-segment record

The sine qua nons of a Piers Morgan gun-control discussion.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:47 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 03/11/2013

Fox News's Steve Doocy channels criminal mind

Fox News host supposes that if he were criminal, he'd "bypass" Nelson, Ga.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:36 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, gun rights, Nelson

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Piers Morgan, gun-control thug

Piers Morgan will not lose another gun-control debate, even if it means muzzling his opponents.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:31 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Journal News legacy spreads

The story of the controversial gun databases published by the Journal News in New York didn't end when it took down the record. It persists in state legislatures.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:19 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Guns, Journal News

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Clinton's concussion, Obama's skeet shooting and the limits of skepticism

Let there be no mistake: If the president says he did something sometime under some circumstance, the media expect photos.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:30 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, President Obama

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 01/25/2013

CNN lets South Carolina pro-gun sheriff explain himself

South Carolina sheriff tells Carol Costello of CNN that individual law enforcement officers need to make constitutional calls on the fly.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:23 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Journal News takes down gun maps

After weeks and weeks of pressure and negative publicity, the Journal News is taking down its gun maps.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:19 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Journal News

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Does a tank proponent qualify as a sane gun-rights proponent?

Piers Morgan chats with a guest who wants the right to own a tank if such a thing "falls under the definition of firearms."

By Erik Wemple  |  01:43 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, Dana Loesch, gun control, gun rights, Piers Morgan

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Whom does Alex Jones represent?

Some conservatives are saying that Alex Jones doesn't speak for them.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:25 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Jones, CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 08:15 PM ET, 01/13/2013

Journal News maps: N.Y. senator raises questions about burglary

A New York senator alleges that a burglary in White Plains could well be tied to the controversial maps published by the Journal News.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:15 PM ET, 01/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Guns, Journal News

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 01/11/2013

David Gregory's stunt worked!

"Meet the Press" waved around an illegal magazine and doesn't have to pay the price.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:27 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Gregory, gun control

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Scarborough: Gun-control debate is over money

Opposition to current proposals, says "Morning Joe" host, is motivated only by money.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:23 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Guns, Joe Scarborough, MSNBC

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Piers Morgan accused of exploiting Newtown

Piers Morgan of CNN faces an agile foe on gun control in Breitbart's Ben Shapiro.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:31 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Shapiro, CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Fox News plays up Georgia home invasion case

The NRA has to be pleased with how Fox News has played this dramatic story.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:19 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fox News, gun control

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 01/10/2013

CNN's Costello issues (incomplete) primer on executive orders

Who's afraid of an executive order from President Obama? Not CNN.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:01 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carol Costello, CNN, gun control

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Morgan at center of national gun debate

Piers Morgan ditches previous approaches to interviews with gun-rights advocates, executes an almost boring segment on the topic. Could be a first.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:09 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 01/08/2013

CNN's Morgan hosts Morgan deportation advocate

And minutes upon minutes of one-sided shouting ensues.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:54 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Jones, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Rockland County Sheriff: Keep gun permits from media

Top law enforcement official in Rockland says he has to prepare for the worst and doesn't want this information getting out.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:42 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Guns, Journal News

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 12/21/2012

NRA chief has good company in dissing questions

Wayne LaPierre follows in a grand tradition by declining to answer questions at a "major news conference."

By Erik Wemple  |  06:16 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, gun rights, National Rifle Association, Newtown, NRA

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 12/21/2012

NRA boss bashes media's failure to cover 'Kindergarten Killer'

Wayne LaPierre wonders why the media failed to highlight the video game "Kindergarten Killer."

By Erik Wemple  |  01:14 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, National Rifle Association, Newtown, Wayne LaPierre

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 12/21/2012

NRA boss blames media

Wayne LaPierre criticizes media in news conference in the wake of the Newtown shootings.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:43 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  adam lanza, gun control, National Rifle Association, newtown shooting, Wayne LaPierre

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Tapper: Columbine inspired question to Obama

Jake Tapper asks President Obama a question: "Where have you been" on gun control?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:42 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC News, gun control, Jake Tapper, President Obama

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Piers Morgan, boosting the case for gun rights

As Piers Morgan crusades for greater control in the United States, he undercuts the cause by insulting a gun-rights advocate on his show.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:51 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Newtown: NRA will soon end silence, Fox News reports

Fox News is reporting that the National Rifle Association may start pushing back in the post-Newtown debate on gun control. Does that mean they're return the media's many inquiries?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:48 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Columbine, gun control, Newtown, Tom Mauser

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Newtown: What happened to O'Reilly's views on gun control?

In July, Bill O'Reilly was talking about congressional activism in the area of gun regulation. Does he still believe in that?

By Erik Wemple  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, gun control

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Newtown: Costas no-comments tragedy

The NBC Sports commentator says he'll have no "additional comments at this time."

By Erik Wemple  |  11:41 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Costas, gun control, Jovan Belcher, kansas city chiefs

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Connecticut shootings: Not a media story

One pundit argues that the Newtown tragedy is a story about media wrongdoing and corruption. It isn't.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:32 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Caller, gun control, Newtown

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/15/2012

CNN's Morgan: 'Stop telling me the answer is more guns'

Piers Morgan hosts gun-control debate that turns into a shouting match starring Piers Morgan.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CNN, gun control, Piers Morgan

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Jon Stewart: When can we talk about guns?

The Daily Show host finds there are many restrictions about when it's okay to talk gun control.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:17 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Jon Stewart

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Bob Costas responds!

The NBC Sports announcer takes exception to the notion that he lacks conviction on the topic of Jovan Belcher and gun control.

By Erik Wemple  |  02:35 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Costas, gun control, Jovan Belcher, NBC Sports

Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Bob Costas backtracks on gun remarks

NBC sportscaster says he didn't have enough time to prep, or to fully explain the nuances of his position on U.S. "gun culture." Own your words, Costas

By Erik Wemple  |  07:24 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Costas, gun control, Jovan Belcher, NBC Sports

Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Sports outlets treat politics with care

Sports broadcasters tend not to touch politics on the air. And they even hesitate to touch the topic of whether they touch politics on the air.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:24 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Costas, gun control, Jovan Belcher, kansas city chiefs

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Fire Costas! says talking head on Fox News

Likens gun-control advocacy to stripping African Americans of vote

By Erik Wemple  |  03:19 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Costas, Fox News, gun control, Jovan Belcher, lars larson