01/29/2013 11:49 am ET Updated Jan 29, 2013

Dana Loesch To Piers Morgan: AR-15s, Machine Guns 'Are Completely Different' (VIDEO)

Piers Morgan went head-to-head with conservative radio host Dana Loesch over gun control on his Monday show.

Morgan, an outspoken advocate of gun control, had Loesch on the show to debate the Second Amendment. He asked what the difference was between the damage a semi-automatic gun and a machine gun could cause in a minute. "The only answer is a few more dead, right, because he still managed to hit seventy people," Morgan said, referring to the gunman responsible for the Aurora, Colorado shooting last July.

"If you're trying to somehow equate AR-15s with machine guns, the two are completely different," Loesch insisted. She held up a lighter shaped like an AR-15, which she said she got a gas station, and proceeded to make her point.

"Imagine this is me holding the trigger," she said. Loesch said that a machine gun shoots a stream of ammunition with one pull of the trigger, while a semi-automatic gun requires pulling the trigger for each bullet.

Huffington Post reporter Zach Carter joined HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill to discuss the segment on Tuesday.



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