Matthew Feeney on Piers Morgan's Confusion About Guns and Violence


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Last Sunday it was announced that Piers Morgan's prime-time show on CNN was going to be canceled. The British Morgan had become best known to his new American audience for his anti-gun positions in the wake of the 2012 massacre at Sand Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Indeed, it has been pointed out that Morgan's comments on guns may have contributed to his shows sinking ratings. Matthew Feeney writes that he understand Morgan's bemusement at Americans' fascination with guns but that Morgan's anti-gun crusade not only demonstrates an understandable anthropological confusion with the U.S., it also highlights a common misunderstanding of America's relationship with violence.