Since the shooting in Connecticut, CNN host Piers Morgan has vigorously called for more gun control.
Morgan’s passion for the issue, however, boiled over during a segment with a gun rights activist last week – turning many Second Amendment supporters against the British broadcaster.
“I don’t care if people are upset by my anger and passion re guns,” he wrote on Twitter after the segment. “I care about not letting those poor Sandy Hook children die in vain.”
In response to Morgan’s outburst, a petition to the White House has been launched by gun-right’s activists, calling for Obama to deport him.
“British Citizen and CNN television host Piers Morgan is engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment,” the petition reads. “We demand that Mr. Morgan be deported immediately for 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.”
“6,600 Americans have currently signed the petition to deport me,” Morgan wrote after seeing the petition. “Meaning 311,993,400 clearly want me to stay. Thank you.”
But now the petition has reached 14,915 signatures – about 10,000 away from the 25,000 threshold required to get the White House to issue a response.