CNN host Piers Morgan tapes broadcast about guns in Katy

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by Tiffany Craig / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on February 4, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 5 at 12:04 AM

KATY, Texas -- In the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., CNN host Piers Morgan has called for much stricter gun control.

On Monday, Morgan taped a broadcast to find out why Texans love guns.

While he was doing interviews and shooting an AR-15 at Tactical Firearms, protestors lined up outside.

"He doesn't want to hear anything that we have to say, he's only doing this for ratings" said Janine Bounds, of Splendora. "I mean who watches his show."

Plenty of Texans showed up to throw in their two cents about gun control.

Gary Harden, of Katy, said he managed to meet the host.

"He gets credit for showing up. Okay. But that’s about it,” said Harden. “He comes here to think he can change our minds, but he doesn't wanna come here to open his mind.”

One of the few people who did get to speak his mind on “Piers Morgan Tonight” was Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

"When it comes to talking about limiting our rights, we need to have the right to defend ourselves whenever anyone tries to attack us" said Abbott.

Musician and gun advocate Ted Nugent was on the show too.

"99.9 percent of the gun owners in America are wonderful people that you are hanging around with today," said Nugent. "Would you leave us the hell alone? Go after the nut jobs, go after the murderers because I don't know any.”

The crowd outside consisted of at least one former guest, conservative Austin radio talk show host, Alex Jones.

Jones and Morgan butted heads after the Sandy Hook school shooting.

"I said well you claim that won the debate but I noticed that you haven't invited me back," said Jones. "Yet, he said ‘oh, you've already gotten enough fame.’ I said listen buddy, you have a half million viewers; I have three million listeners.”

Piers Morgan didn't come out and address the crowd, but he did mention the protestors on his @piersmorgan Twitter page.

“Rather large protest growing outside this Houston gun store now. Feels slightly tyrannical, ironically... #GunsInAmerica CNN 9pm,” Piers Morgan tweeted.

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