Piers Morgan Target of Deportation Petition For Anti-Gun Stance
Piers Morgan is the target of a deportation petition created by gun rights activists who are firing back at the CNN host for views on gun control.
The British TV personality has been vigorously arguing for gun control on his weeknight program and Twitter account since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School earlier this month.
A petition created on Friday to have Morgan deported to his native England argues that he has committed a “hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution” for his views on the Second Amendment.
“We demand that Mr. Morgan be deported immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights,” the petition reads, “and for exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens.”
As of Monday morning, the petition had already garnered more than 33,000 signatures — perhaps with a little help from Morgan himself.
“Bring it on,” he wrote on Twitter on Sunday in response to one tweet about the petition.
And on Monday, he tweeted jokingly, “If I do get deported from America for wanting fewer gun murders, are there any other countries that will have me? #havebaggagewilltravel”
Created on the White House’s official petition site, the call for Morgan’s deportation has already surpassed the minimum 25,000 signatures required to get an official response.
But as the numbers continued to grow on Monday, and the news began to spread, Morgan seemed to be taking it a little more seriously.
“I am now trending in the United States because of this deportation threat. This is getting ridiculous,” he tweeted.
What do you think of the petition?
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