Last updated on: 4/22/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Piers Morgan Biography

Title:
Journalist and TV Personality
Position:
Pro to the question "Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted?"
Reasoning:

“I assumed that after 70 people were shot in a movie theater, and then, just a few months later, 20 first-graders were murdered with an assault rifle in an elementary school, the absurd gun laws in this country would change. But nothing has happened…

My point is simple: More guns doesn’t mean less crime, as the NRA repeatedly tries to tell you. It means more gun violence, more death and more profits for the gun manufacturers. And to those who claim my gun control campaigning has been ‘anti-American,’ well, the reverse is true. I am so pro-American that I want more of you to stay alive. But I’ve made my point. I’ve given it a tremendous whack. Now it’s down to you. It’s your country; these are your gun laws. And the senseless slaughter will only end when enough Americans stand together and cry: ‘Enough!'”

Piers Morgan Live, www.youtube.com, Mar. 28, 2014

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Editor-at-Large, MailOnline, Sep. 2014-present
  • Host, CNN, Piers Morgan Live (formerly known as Piers Morgan Tonight), Jan. 17, 2011-Mar. 28, 2014
  • Winner, The Celebrity Apprentice, 2008
  • Cofounder, FirstNews, 2006-present
  • Judge, America’s Got Talent, 2006-2011
  • Editor, The Mirror, 1995-2004
  • Editor, News of the World, 1994-1995
  • Former Entertainment Editor, The Sun
  • Education:
  • Attended Harlow College (England)
  • Contact Info:
    Phone
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    Email
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    Website
    Daily Mail UK
    Other:
  • Birth name is Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan
  • Twitter handle: @piersmorgan
  • Quoted in:
    Pro & Con Quotes: Should More Gun Control Laws Be Enacted in the United States?