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Thousands sign U.S. petition to deport Piers Morgan

By Associated Press


LONDON >> Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for British CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported from the U.S. over his gun control views.

Morgan has taken an aggressive stand for tighter U.S. gun laws in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting. Last week, 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 Monday, it had 31,813 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.

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whs1966 wrote:
Oh, yes, the defenders of the 2nd amendment can't allow anyone to exercise his or her 1st amendment right to free speech. How hypocritical!
on December 24,2012 | 04:39AM
eoe wrote:
You just hit the nail on the head!
on December 24,2012 | 05:49AM
kainalu wrote:
plus 2.
on December 24,2012 | 02:26PM
IAmSane wrote:
on December 24,2012 | 06:56AM
control wrote:
Yep, it is well known that neo-cons insist on having a separate set of laws and rules just for themselves. Equality for themselves but no one else.
on December 24,2012 | 02:49PM
hawaiikone wrote:
Hey whs, I've got no problem with this clown but you do realize the amendments are for US citizens don't you. Not the British.
on December 24,2012 | 06:26PM
Konawayne wrote:
I wish we were like England, with very few killings. Wouldn't it be a real Christmas blessing if we were all honest, kind, loving. Just think there would be no need for police, security guards and so on. There would be no homeless, no child hungry. What did the bible say? Somethng like turn your weapons into plows? If Jesus were here today, perhaps he would go much further than Piers Morgan.
on December 24,2012 | 05:03AM
Rapanui00 wrote:
If their was a god would he let innocent children be slaughtered? Wake up people "god is just pretend" and pablum for the masses. In the name of god killing has been and continues to be done daily basis...It is a outrage...
on December 24,2012 | 05:52AM
false wrote:
Remember... ew don't allow God in schools any more.
on December 24,2012 | 07:00AM
Anonymous wrote:
God is with us every day of our lives, whether or not you choose to believe it. Man decided to separate the affairs of church and state, not God! He does not need to be represented in our schools, churches or government buildings for his presence to be felt, for he is like the air we breathe and the sun that warms our lands.
on December 24,2012 | 11:21AM
SteveToo wrote:
God was made up by people to give them a reason to control other people. It's as simple as that.
on December 24,2012 | 08:23AM
Anonymous wrote:
If you don't believe in God or any other supreme being, that is your opinion and should be kept to yourself! People are not killed 'to praise or honor God' but in fact they are killed in the name of organized religion! God gave us the freedom to choose our path, to believe in a supreme being or not; all this murder in the name of religion just shows how much of a badly flawed creation we really are!
on December 24,2012 | 11:17AM
lee1957 wrote:
I see your point, if there was a god you would be smarter.
on December 24,2012 | 12:08PM
F8TH wrote:
Don't blame God for the actions that GODLESS people bring upon themselves It's our more and more Godless society the is bringing our country to what it is today. It's MAN's choices, not God's. Should God jus zap EVERY one who doesn't believe in Him from the face of this earth? It's His Grace that we are left to make our own decisions, our choices. We leave Him out of our lives, our schools, and then you blame HIM for what is happening?
on December 24,2012 | 02:51PM
eoe wrote:
What you don't understand is the Jesus these people believe in is not the one in the bible. Their Jesus is the distortion that they channel their political wants through. On one hand, they talk about how Jesus tells them to value life, and that is why they oppose abortion. But then when it comes to wars, the death penalty and gun violence, and you expect some consistency of thought about the value of human life, the same people screaming the loudest about abortion either silent, or in fact actively supporting the side of death.
on December 24,2012 | 05:57AM
cojef wrote:
Remember, separation oh church and State is not issue. It is about the 2nd Amendment.
on December 24,2012 | 06:05AM
cojef wrote:
Deportation is not the answers. The movement should focus their efforts on the sponsors of his program as many other movements use to depose celebrities that do not march to their tunes.
on December 24,2012 | 06:08AM
false wrote:
Better check the stats... England has way more murders and violent crime than we do... and way, way, way fewer guns. Sorry, the numbers don't lie.
on December 24,2012 | 06:59AM
primowarrior wrote:
Where did you get your stats? Everything I've seen shows that we have way more murders per capita than the U.K., about three or four times as many.
on December 24,2012 | 09:32AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
OK, where do I sign the petition supporting Morgan?
on December 24,2012 | 06:27AM
IAmSane wrote:
You ever heard of Google?
on December 24,2012 | 06:57AM
IAmSane wrote:
I take this comment back! I misread your comment!
on December 24,2012 | 08:05AM
false wrote:
Isn't strange that we are seeing more people and more states and more schools talking about how we need armed security guards in schools? I guess it's so many people the press and anti gun crowd can't ignore them any longer.
on December 24,2012 | 07:02AM
control wrote:
But it sure didn't help the columbine, Virginia Tech, or Fort Hood victims - all had armed personnel on site at the time. Guns = ego = bfd
on December 24,2012 | 02:52PM
Anonymous wrote:
on December 24,2012 | 07:04AM
Pookie_Baby wrote:
"banned in America" by Michael Savage.
on December 24,2012 | 07:24AM
entrkn wrote:
I have been a gun owner for most of my life and I am a veteran and I would keep Piers Morgan and throw the gun nuts out.
on December 24,2012 | 07:29AM
Ripoff wrote:
This dude has the balls to say what many Americans won't...
on December 24,2012 | 07:34AM
rtabata wrote:
I'm sure many, if not most, of the petitioners believe that America is #1 in the world in just about any category--including gun fatalities and homicides, not to mention mass murders. In contrast, there are many countries where gun fatalities are exceedingly rare, such as Japan which records a handful of gun-related homicides each year. In Japan, even police don't carry guns. I have no problem with individuals (without any mental illness) owning a few handguns and hunting rifles, but military-grade firearms do not belong in civilian hands at all.
on December 24,2012 | 08:08AM
stingray65 wrote:
Yes, America is the envy of the universe!! We are the Riches Country in the World!! You can voice out your opinion. Those does not like it, you can always leave and go back where you came from and hide under the rock.
on December 24,2012 | 09:11AM
SteveToo wrote:
I'd sign it just because I can't stand "the kings English". Of course he does have 1st amendment rights so this is not a "for real" attempt, It's just to show how WE dislike his ideas.
on December 24,2012 | 08:22AM
Macadamiamac wrote:
Pierced Boto Morgan is not a citizen so he doesn't have any First Amendment rights. But as a paid guest for CNN he can say what he thinks, but he must also accept any and all criticism in response to his comments. That's what it means to be an Amurikan. If he doesn't like it, he can leave.
on December 24,2012 | 08:35AM
stingray65 wrote:
Hey, Macademia, for as long as you live in this country, you are covered by all the Constitution of United States of America. Look at Obama's Aunts live in Boston, collect welfare and foods stamps.
on December 24,2012 | 09:20AM
IAmSane wrote:
You don't have to be a citizen, fool.
on December 24,2012 | 10:07AM
hawaiikone wrote:
Before you call someone a fool you need to do some research. A citizen is granted these rights automatically, while non citizens have to be considered case by case. Remember, the Bill of Rights is telling the government what it cannot do to us as citizens, and if it was applicable to everyone worldwide how could we wage war? Some basic questions arise about Morgan as a Brit being able to demand a repeal of an existing amendment. It's a deeper subject than one realizes at first glance.
on December 24,2012 | 06:52PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Ah yes, Piers....the former head of the Rupert Murdoch News of the World, charged with tapping phone lines, paparazzi level attacks on celebrities, salacious faux journalism....the paper shut down for its abuses of personal privacy. That's our boy, Piers.

His hypocrisy is right up there with NBC's David Gregory who argues against guards at schools but who lives in a high security building, travels by private jet and limo and sends his kids to a school full of armed security. These Hollywood folks are great at telling everyone else how safe they are while they surround themselves with security teams. Go away, Piers.

on December 24,2012 | 08:37AM
stingray65 wrote:
Maneki, so was Osama Bin Laden, full of security and and the money. Remember what had happened to him? Time for him to go and meet his maker.. Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. Take some and live some, Remember the ALAMO!!
on December 24,2012 | 09:17AM
st1d wrote:
who is piers morgan? what does he do?

who cares what he says?

on December 24,2012 | 09:26AM
MightyMakiki wrote:
If he is a naturalized citizen. Leave him alone. If he's a Pummy, CNN should pass on him
on December 24,2012 | 09:55AM
Bothrops wrote:
I can't stand the guy, but if his enemies are willing to subvert the Constitution, he is my friend. The Constitution is not a buffer where you get to pick and chose.
on December 24,2012 | 10:12AM
Anonymous wrote:
Such brouhaha over Piers Morgan's stance on gun control, the man is correct in his view about this country getting serious about gun control! His remarks do not rise to the occasion of being called an attack on the Constitution or the second amendment, but gun advocates and their sycophants will use any means necessary to silence dissenting opinions, especially when it comes to gun control! In my opinion it is the NRA and it's followers who should be seen as the wacko's in this country, making false and misleading claims about guns and firearms ownership! Guns do not make people safer in their homes or in America's streets, illegal guns are just as easy to get on the streets of this country as any narcotic or other illicit drug on the market today!
on December 24,2012 | 11:12AM
F8TH wrote:
Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Take away the gun, they will find other ways to kill.
on December 24,2012 | 02:55PM
F8TH wrote:
It's NOT guns that's the problem, it's the finger that pulls the trigger. Put a man with good morals behind the finger and he defends our country, put a selfish, greedy, person with no morals, and the finger pullsthe trigger on innocent people.
on December 24,2012 | 03:01PM
808comp wrote:
I guess since this guy is not an american citizen, free speech does no apply to him. The politicians should take some lessons from him,but their so worried about loosing backing from the NRA come election time they don't want to rock the boat.It shouldn't be about them anymore.Its time they think about the safty of the public.Even the fireman aren't safe anymore,like what happened in New York today.
on December 24,2012 | 03:34PM
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