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
New Petition: Deport CNN's Piers Morgan
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)

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. (Read more Piers Morgan stories.)

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