A month after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the gun control debate rages across the country, and especially on the cable airwaves. Since returning to the air last week, both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have pursued the subject relentlessly. No one, though, quite comes close to CNN host Piers Morgan, who's spoken of almost nothing but guns over the last few weeks.
On Tuesday night, Morgan paid a visit to "The Colbert Report" to discuss the issue, but that didn't stop Colbert from having a little fun at his guest's expense first. Describing Morgan as "Matthew Perry in anaphylactic shock" -- a joke that got a huge laugh from his audience -- Colbert wondered why Morgan, a Brit, is so concerned with guns. "Their police don't even carry them. If you want a debate about whistle control, I'm all ears," he said.
Colbert appeared to agree with the suggestion, made by many critics, that Morgan intentionally avoids booking reasonable gun rights advocates, choosing instead people like "conspiracy sommellier" Alex Jones.