Piers Morgan came under fire from certain conservatives after entertaining gun-rights advocate, radio host and deport-Morgan champion Alex Jones on his nightly show. Too extreme, some critics said — Morgan is just trying to tar rational conservatives by showcasing an extreme one.

A U.S. M1A2 SEP Abrams battle tank would make the commute faster. (Chung Sung-Jun /Getty Images) A U.S. M1A2 SEP Abrams battle tank would make the commute faster. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Similar charges could surface after last night, when Morgan talked guns — and beyond — with Scottie Hughes of the Tea Party News Network and radio host Dana Loesch. Over several minutes of argument, Morgan asked whether the Second Amendment entitles them to a tank. “If it falls under the definition of firearms,” responded Loesch, who is/was a CNN contributor. Hughes insisted she didn’t want a tank but asserted the right to one. The landmark 2008 Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia v. Heller asserted that authorities could impose restrictions on Second Amendment rights.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.