A deport Piers Morgan petition has gained over 45,000 signatures after the British CNN host challenged America’s views on gun laws.
In the wake of the CT shooting that took the lives of 20 innocent children and six staff members at an elementary school, gun reform has become a hot topic for every talk show host; and as usual Piers Morgan didn’t bother to bite his tongue about his stance on the issue.
His strictly anti-gun position on the issue has gun rights activists up in arms and they have taken to the White House e-petition website to urge the government to deport Morgan.
One of the two deport Piers Morgan petitions was titled, “Deport British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment.”
The petition sprang up after the director of Gun Owners of America Larry Pratt appeared on Morgan’s talk show during which the outspoken host called Pratt an “unbelievably stupid man.”
According to the online petitions, the host wasn’t just being rude he actually attacked the rights of Americans everywhere.
“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,” one petition reads.
Unfortunately, it seems like in their haste to use the Bill of Rights to support their argument the skipped over the First Amendment which also grants every American citizen to freedom of speech. In other words, Piers is more than welcome to have his opinion and share it on his own talk show.
As for pushing for him to be deported, that’s definitely not going to happen since being rude to a talk show guest isn’t even close to being grounds for deportation.
It seems like the White House agrees as there has been no response to the petition yet despite the fact that it has gained such a large number of signatures.
The 47-year-old journalist has approached the situation with his usual fearlessness and took to Twitter to lash out at the petition to deport him.
“Wanting America to ban assault weapons & high-capacity magazines isn’t ‘anti-constitutional’ – it’s called ‘common sense’. #GunControlNow,” he tweeted.
Other tweets urged the petitioners to “bring it on” as he even entertained the idea of hosting his show from Jamaica if he had to.
Later on he tweeted again but this time he seemed to be much more annoyed with how much attention the silly petition was getting.
“I am now trending in the United States because of this deportation threat,” the tweet read. “This is getting ridiculous.”
“Ridiculous” seems to be the perfect word to describe the petition, but we’re sure Mr. Morgan won’t be paying it any mind as he continues to bring in well over $12 million every year just for sharing his opinion – whether gun rights activists like it or not.