White House Petition to Deport Piers Morgan
Merry Christmas! Even to those who want me deported.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 25, 2012
From Sky News
Thousands of Americans have signed a petition calling for British CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported over his criticism of the country's gun laws.
Just two days after it was posted on the White House website, it had already garnered more than 30,000 signatures by late on Sunday, surpassing the 25,000 required to get a response from the White House.
. . . a Texas journalist posted a petition on the White House website alleging Morgan "is engaged in a hostile attack against the US Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment".
"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," the petition says.
I don't care if people are upset by my anger and passion re guns - I care about not letting those poor Sandy Hook children die in vain.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 19, 2012
You can love America, and Americans - as I do - and still find the country's gun lawsscarily, dangerously incomprehensible.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 19, 2012
@piersmorgan, your opinion became completely moot on July 4, 1776.Shut up and go home.— Aaron Dabney (@AWDabney) December 19, 2012
I've had about enough of @piersmorgan and his anti-gun rhetoric. He needs to self deport. He taints our republic with his presence.— Mark B. (@Metalman1962) December 20, 2012
Actually @piersmorgan you're the idiot but you're just too dumb to realize it. Just shut up while you're ahead. Better yet, self-deport.— Matthew Vadum (@vadum) December 19, 2012
Deport this idiot!|Piers Morgan Calls Pro-Gun Advocate 'Unbelievably Stupid,' 'Dangerous': 'You Shame Your Country' newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-she…— Paul Morrison (@pdranch2) December 20, 2012
WHITE HOUSE PETITION CALLS FOR DEPORTATION OF PIERS MORGAN AFTER GUN RANT... drudge.tw/VYmtbC— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) December 22, 2012
Ironic U.S. gun rights campaign to deport me for 'attacking 2nd Amendment rights' - is my opinion not protected under 1st Amendment rights?— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 22, 2012
6,600 Americans have currently signed the petition to deport me - meaning 311,993,400 clearly want me to stay. Thank you.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 22, 2012
Like Mrs Lanza did? > RT @bwinger go back to England you freedom hating douchebag. Why don't you want to protect your family with firearms ?— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 22, 2012
Problem: Gun owners don't like to be on lists.Solution: There are lots of reasons to want to deport Piers Morgan - 1.usa.gov/T6fMZV— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) December 22, 2012
He's the tool > RT @meetthepress: LaPierre: "a gun is a tool, the problem is the criminal."— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 23, 2012
Just 4821 signatures needed to take my deportation petition to the point Obama has to respond. I urge you to sign: petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/depor…— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 23, 2012
Sign Petition to Deport Piers Morgan for His Attack on the Constitution bit.ly/UWVopq— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) December 22, 2012
Piers Morgan is amazing. He somehow managed to get Republicans to want to deport a white person. fb.me/1ZFaxZB3G— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) December 24, 2012
Piers Morgan on CNN, Transcript December 18, 2012
PIERS MORGAN: The AR-15, as we've now seen from the last three mass shootings in America, Aurora, the shopping mall in Oregon, and now at Sandy Hook school, is the preferred choice of weapon for disturbed young men who want to commit mass atrocity, can fire hundreds of bullets at rapid speed, if you have the right magazines.
The president of the United States has indicated he wants to ban assault weapons like this. What is your view?
LARRY PRATT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA: I think we need to ban gun control laws that keep people from being able to protect themselves. The problem is not going to go away if we ban this or that gun. We've tried that. That doesn't work. Doesn't even work in England. You have mass murders there all over Europe. There have been mass murderers.
MORGAN: You're talking complete and utter -- you are talking complete and utter nonsense.
PRATT: The solution is for people to be able to defend themselves at the point of the crime and not wait for 20 minutes for the police come after everybody is dead.
MORGAN: What you've just said, Mr. Pratt, was an absolute lie. The gun murder rate in countries like Britain or Germany or Australia, we've all suffered massacres many years ago, similar nature, have -- there are 35 people killed a year. Your country has 12,000.
PRATT: Your murder rate has -- your murder rate is lower than ours, that is true. Your violent --
MORGAN: Lower? It's 75 against 12,000 in Australia.
PRATT: Your violent crime rate --
MORGAN: They had a massacre. And they got rid of the assault weapons.
PRATT: Your violent crime rate is higher than ours as is the violent crime rate in Australia. America is not the Wild West that you are depicting. We only have the problems in our cities, and unhappily, in our schools where people like you have been able to get laws put on the books that keep people from being able to defend themselves.
I honestly don't understand why you would rather have people be victims of a crime than be able to defend themselves. It's incomprehensible.
MORGAN: You're an unbelievably stupid man, aren't you?