Piers Morgan Should Be Deported, Says Petition: Host Called Gun Advocates 'Stupid'
A recent petition is calling for CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported after he made a series of negative comments regarding the recent debate of gun ownership and gun rights in the United States.
The petition, which was submitted to the White House website "We the People," was created on Dec. 21 and has already gained more than 30,000 signatures.
Kurt Nimmo, from Texas, charged the British host that his recent comments regarding the state of guns in America constituted a "hostile attack."
"British Citizen and CNN television host Piers Morgan is engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment," Nimmo wrote in the petition.
As a result of his comments, those supporting the petition feel that his comments as a public figure, serve to weaken the Bill of Rights due to his perceived influence on the American people.
"We demand that Mr. Morgan be deported immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights and for exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens," the petition read.
Morgan was the focus of this petition due to a series of comments that have been taken as hostile by the gun-owning faithful.
During a discussion on the "Piers Morgan Tonight" show about U.S. gun laws in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy Morgan called Larry Pratt, the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, an "unbelievably stupid man," adding that "you shame your country."
On Monday, the petition had already received 35,000 signatures, passing the required 25,000 signatures in order to warrant a White House response.
Morgan seemed to welcome the criticism and deportation petition in several Twitter messages he posted on his account.
"If I do get deported from America for wanting fewer gun murders, are there any other countries that will have me?" he wrote.
And also: "Ironic U.S. gun rights campaign to deport me for 'attacking 2nd Amendment rights' - is my opinion not protected under 1st Amendment rights?"