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Maher Explains American Gun Culture To Piers Morgan: ‘A Theology In This Country’

Bill Maher Explains American Gun Culture To Piers Morgan...

Bill Maher is doing a round of media appearances after Friday’s announcement that he would donate $1 million to a pro-Obama campaign super PAC, and spent most of the hour with Piers Morgan tonight discussing everything from his famed check to Hollywood to the Constitution. He opened the segment with a very salient conversation on gun control in America, telling Morgan that he did not want to eliminate all guns, but that the way they are revered in American society concerned him.

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“I find the gun laws in this country incomprehensible,” Morgan told Maher, and the latter took a shot at explaining them by explaining the culture. “I look at guns like antibiotics… sometimes you need them, but I don’t kiss my antibiotics, I don’t worship them” the way some worship guns, he explained. “Rick Santorum likes to talk about theology… this is a theology in this country, this is a religion.”

While Maher understood the value of having a Second Amendment, he noted that the context in which that amendment was written could not have anticipated the way guns evolved in the ability to do harm. “The Constitution could not foresee assault weapons,” he noted, adding once again that “no one is saying that we are attempting to create a gun free society, just reasonable limits.”

The segment via CNN below:

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