US petition to deport Piers Morgan hits 31,400

US petition to deport Piers Morgan hits 31,400

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FILE - In this June 19, 2006 file photo TV personality Piers Morgan appears on the "Today" show in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 24 at 6:04 PM

LONDON (AP) — More than 31,400 people have signed a petition calling for British CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported from the U.S. over his gun-control views.

Morgan has taken an aggressive stand for tighter U.S. gun laws in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. Last week, he called a gun advocate appearing on his "Piers Morgan Tonight" show an "unbelievably stupid man."

Now, gun-rights activists are fighting back. A petition created Dec. 21 on the White House e-petition website by a user in Texas accuses Morgan of engaging in a "hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution" by targeting the Second Amendment and demands he be deported immediately.

The petition has already hit the 25,000 signature threshold to get a White House response. By Monday, it had 31,430 signatures.

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