CNN's Piers Morgan got the opportunity to sit down with presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his wife Ann in London for an exclusive interview during the candidate's international trip this week.
During the interview, Romney explained his position on gun control, saying, "I think that the effort to continue to look for some law to somehow make violence go away is missing the point. The real point has to relate to individuals that are deranged and distressed and to find them, to help them and to keep them from carrying out terrible acts."
On the show this morning, Piers discusses his interview with the candidate and debates the necessity of gun control with the Starting Point team.
Referencing the Aurora theater shooting, Piers says "I find it very strange that there is such a political impasse about gun control in America, when you have a 24- year-old young man, clearly disturbed, but no history of mental health problems, no history of criminality, so he wouldn't have been flagged up by any warning, is able to go in and buy a high-powered assault weapon, then buy thousands of rounds of ammunition on the Internet, and full military style body armor, and all of this is perfectly legal, and it allows him to then go and commit the worst shooting atrocity in the history of the United States. And even when that happens, nobody on either side is prepared to stand up really in any position of proper power right now and say enough. We need to do something about guns in America."
Responding to panelist Will Cain's point that the right to bear arms is protected in the Second Amendment, Piers responds, "I totally respect the right to bear arms. I just dispute that when the Founding Fathers wrote the Second Amendment - wrote the Constitution originally, when they did this, they did not imagine that a disturbed young man would be able to buy a high-powered assault weapon or thousands of rounds of ammunition on the Internet. These things never entered their heads. They were talking about the musket era. The answer to the worst shooting ever has to be at least some political leadership, doesn't it?"