Gun rights advocates go after CNN host

Figures. A right wing leaning person in Texas have started a petition to deport CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported from the United States for his “hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution.”

Morgan, a British citizen, is a long-time advocate for stricter gun control laws in the U.S. He has been especially outspoken following the recent shooting of 20 school children and a number of adults in the Newtown, Conn. massacre.
In a December 18th interview on CNN with gun advocate Larry Pratt, Pratt had argued that stricter gun control encourages violence by making it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves. Morgan lost his cool, saying: “You’re an incredibly stupid man, aren’t you?” Pratt shot back with a few comments at Morgan.

A few days later, a citizen Austin, Texas created a petition on the White House website calling for Morgan’s deportation, saying Morgan was attacking the U.S. constitution.

The petition included the following: “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.”

Think about it. Being someone who is in front of cameras, fiercely pro gun control laws and the right wing leaning [I’ll assume] gun advocates want to toss him out of the country because of his stance. Unlike other talk show hosts, he isn’t an American.

Why not go after the other pro gun control advocates? There are plenty out there.

Maybe go after some politicians as well. Outside of losing his cool [which his guest fought back], what is the difference between Morgan and another talk show host who has come out against the NRA or who wants stricter gun control? Other than Morgan is British? Nothing.

They can’t have a petition to deport the others because they are Americans but they can try and go after Morgan, who isn’t.

Oh ya. One man can’t “undermine” the Bill of rights.

Once a petition receives 25,000 signatures it qualifies to be reviewed by the Obama administration, and a response is issued.

Among the petitions on the White House website is a petition asking for permission for the state of Texas to withdraw from the U.S. and create its own government, and one asking for Westboro Baptist Church [known for its extreme ideologies, especially those against homosexuality] to be recognized as a hate group. The Texas petition has more than 121,000 signatures, while the Westboro petition has more than 53,000.

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