Out with a bang? Gun rights advocates offer a 21-gun salute to Piers Morgan

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Well, this could be a fitting finale, perhaps.

“We’re offering a 21-gun salute to Piers Morgan for admitting that his push for gun control killed his ratings and his show,” declares Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, based in Washington state.

Indeed, Mr. Morgan’s nightly primetime talk show was cancelled by CNN for flagging ratings, a phenomenon that the British host himself attributed to viewers fatigued by polarizing issues - including gun control.

“He’s been more like a bull in a china shop when it comes to having a rational, reasonable discussion about firearms civil rights in the United States,” Mr. Gottleib points out.

“The guy just can’t control his nasty temperament toward the right to keep and bear arms. He made a habit of demonizing and insulting American gun owners. When you are a guest in another country, you really shouldn’t spit on their constitutional rights or their traditions.”

Mr. Morgan, however, appears armed and ready himself now that the news of his cancellation has gone public.

“I wouldn’t get too excited @NRA - I’m not done with you yet,” the host tweeted Monday.

The show, which initially attracted 2 million viewers, is now down to a nightly audience of about 270,000. The last show airs in March.

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