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01/10/2015 21:00 BST | Updated 01/10/2015 21:59 BST

Piers Morgan Attacked For Tweeting About Oregon College Shooting

Piers Morgan was attacked on Thursday for asking Americans to stop shooting each other. The former newspaper editor, who became a fierce opponent of America's lax gun laws during his time at CNN, tweeted a plea for an end to the "slaughter" following the shooting at Umpqua College In Oregon.

A standard riposte to overtures of gun control is for Second Amendments supporters to claim that "today is not the day to talk about this."

Morgan was then accused by a Texas blog site of "exploiting the tragic shooting at an Oregon community college before authorities knew how many victims existed."

Morgan had a solid reply for one of the naysayers:

And then this: