FLASHBACK: Ben Shapiro Just DESTROYED Every Liberals GUN CONTROL In Just One CLIP…

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In January 2013, bestselling conservative author and political commentator Ben Shapiro went toe to toe with then-CNN host Piers Morgan on the issue of gun control laws in America. It was a classic woodshed moment, and one of the most devastating exchanges for Morgan, whose popularity with American audiences steadily declined after the unfortunate encounter.

“You know, honestly, Piers, you’ve kind of been a bully on this issue because what you do, and I’ve seen it repeatedly on your show, I watch your show, and I have seen it repeatedly,” Shapiro began. “What you tend to do is you tend to demonize people who differ from you politically by standing on the graves of the children of Sandy Hook, saying they don’t seem to care enough about the dead kids. If they cared more about the dead kids they would agree with you on policy. I think we can have a rational political conversation about balancing rights and risks and rewards of all of these different policies, but I don’t think that what we need to do is demonize people on the other side as being unfeeling about — about what happened in Sandy Hook.”

“How dare you accuse me of standing on the graves of children that died there? How dare you?” responded an outraged Morgan.

But Shapiro didn’t back down, eventually going on to explain to the host the purposes of the Second Amendment. “The basis for the Second Amendment is not really about self defense, and it’s not about hunting,” he  said. “It’s about resistance to government tyranny. That’s what the Founders said, and that’s what the right believes in this country.”

When Morgan scoffed at Shapiro’s explanation, asking what type of “tyranny” he feared, Shapiro responded, “I fear the possibility of a tyranny rising in the country in the next fifty to a hundred years. Let me tell you something, Piers. The fact that my grandparents and great grandparents in Europe didn’t fear that is why they’re now ashes in Europe. So this kind of leftist revisionist history where there’s never any fear of democracy going usurpacious or tyrannical, is just that. It’s fictitious.”

In a discussion with several low points for Morgan, the lowest came when the British host slammed down a copy of the U.S. Constitution, dismissing it as “your little book.”

“The way that the NRA through the ’80s and ’90s and this last [inaudible] tried to frame this as a left-wing attack on the American Constitution and the Second Amendment, exactly what you tried to do,” said Morgan. “You come in. You brandish your little book as if I don’t know– ”

“That’s the Constitution of the United States,” replied Shapiro.

Video of the exchange went viral. Below is a full transcript via CNN from the Jan. 10, 2013 interview:

MORGAN: Strong words from Vice President Biden who heads the White House task force on guns. My next guest has strong words for me, says I’m off the rails on guns in America.

Ben Shapiro is editor-at-large at Breitbart.com and the author of “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences Americans.”

So why am I off the rails, Mr. Shapiro?

BEN SHAPIRO, AUTHOR, “BULLIES,” EDITOR AT LARGE, BREITBART.COM: You know, honestly, Piers, you’ve kind of been a bully on this issue because what you do, and I’ve seen it repeatedly on your show, I watch your show, and I have seen it repeatedly. What you tend to do is you tend to demonize people who differ from you politically by standing on the graves of the children of Sandy Hook, saying they don’t seem to care enough about the dead kids. If they cared more about the dead kids they would agree with you on policy.

I think we can have a rational political conversation about balancing rights and risks and rewards of all of these different policies, but I don’t think that what we need to do is demonize people on the other side as being unfeeling about — about what happened in Sandy Hook.

MORGAN: How dare you accuse me of standing on the graves of children that died there? How dare you?

SHAPIRO: I have seen you do it repeatedly, Piers.

MORGAN: Like I say, how dare you?

SHAPIRO: I mean, you can keep saying that, but you’ve done it repeatedly. What you do, and I’ve seen you do it on the program, is you keep saying to folks that if they disagree with you politically, then somehow this is a violation of what happened in Sandy Hook. And you get — I really like to hear your policy prescriptions for what we should do about guns.

(CROSSTALK)

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