CNN anchor threatens to deport self if gun laws don’t change
British CNN host Piers Morgan says he may “deport himself” if America doesn’t change its “crazy gun laws,” according to the London Daily Mail.
The comments come as a response to a petition demanding his deportation because of his views on gun control.
Morgan has taken an aggressive stand for tighter U.S. gun laws in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting on Dec. 14 in which 20 children and 6 adults were killed.
Earlier this month, he called a gun advocate appearing on his “Piers Morgan Tonight” show an “unbelievably stupid man.”
Now, gun rights activists are fighting back. A petition created Dec. 21 on the White House e-petition website by a user in Texas accuses Morgan of engaging in a “hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution” by targeting the Second Amendment.
It demands he be deported immediately for “exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens.”
The petition has already hit the 25,000 signature threshold to get a White House response. By Saturday, it had more than 91,000 signatures.
Morgan seemed unfazed — and even amused — by the movement.
In a series of Twitter messages, he alternately urged his followers to sign the petition and in response to one article about the petition said “bring it on” as he appeared to track the petition’s progress.
“If I do get deported from America for wanting fewer gun murders, are there any other countries that will have me?” he wrote.
***written for WGHP by Joe Borlik