LOS ANGELES (AP) — CNN host Piers Morgan ended his show's three-year run with a plea for U.S. gun control.

Morgan devoted the final minutes of "Piers Morgan Live" Friday night to the issue that he said has been a consistent and often controversial part of the program.

The British-born host cited gun violence statistics and expressed dismay that mass shootings including those in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., haven't led to stricter laws.