New Petition: Deport CNN's Piers Morgan

Signers say he is attacking 2nd amendment with gun-control views

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 24, 2012 5:58 AM CST | Updated Dec 24, 2012 7:40 AM CST

(Newser) – And the quirky White House petitions continue. The latest request submitted to the White House's "We the People" website: an effort to get British CNN host Piers Morgan deported "immediately" for "attacking [the] 2nd amendment." More than 31,500 people have signed the petition thus far, ostensibly angered by the host's call for tighter gun control. The AP reports that last week he called a gun advocate appearing on Piers Morgan Tonight an "unbelievably stupid man."

The petition argues that Morgan "is engaged in a hostile attack against the US Constitution" and demands Morgan be sent packing due to "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 AP notes that the petition has passed the 25,000-signature threshold, so the White House will be forced to respond to it.

In this Dec. 20, 2011 file photo, Piers Morgan, host of CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, leaves the CNN building in Los Angeles.
In this Dec. 20, 2011 file photo, Piers Morgan, host of CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight," leaves the CNN building in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Piers Morgan, host of CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, leaves the CNN building in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011.
Piers Morgan, host of CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight," leaves the CNN building in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
In this July 9, 2011 file photo, Piers Morgan arrives at the inaugural BAFTA Brits to Watch 2011 event at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles.
In this July 9, 2011 file photo, Piers Morgan arrives at the inaugural BAFTA Brits to Watch 2011 event at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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