Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on democracy, “Anyone can say from the opposition whatever they want for the sake of the interests of the nation and no one should be afraid of the opposition.” The two also discussed the Arab Spring and more. Highlights from the interview are after the jump; additional parts of the interview will continue to run this week on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on CNN and CNN International. A full transcript of the program will be available on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/sitroom.html.
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Christine Romans (@ChristineRomans) reports on how Wal-Mart reversed itself on Vice President Biden's gun violence meeting.
Last night, "Piers Morgan Tonight" continued it's focus on the issue of "Guns in America," inviting a former marine to explain why he objects to registering his personal weapons.
A veteran of Afghanistan, Joshua Boston recently drafted an open letter to Dianne Feinstein, the U.S. Senator from California, in which he says he will refuse to reveal what type of arms he owns, even if a ban on assault rifles is passed.
Joining host Piers Morgan for a live interview, Boston explained why he's against such a bill, making a case for the merits of owning assault weapons:
"The American people aren't as gun-happy and trigger-happy as they're being painted out to be by the media. They are smarter than that. They know when to hold their fire. They know when to fire," said Boston. "We can increase the chances of success for these people that get caught in situations for their survival by education. We've got to stop making this a taboo subject to everyone because it's scary. We can't give up our rights because we are afraid."
CNN correspondent Nick Paton Walsh reports live from the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, where nearly 60,000 Syrian refugees are facing freezing temperatures, flooding and harsh wind.
For an in-depth look at CNN's coverage of the refugee crisis caused by Syria's ongoing civil war, go here.