Petition to deport CNN’s Piers Morgan signed by 40,000+ people

The White House petition to deport Piers Morgan back to his native England has been signed by more than 41,000 people – far surpassing the 25,000 required in order to be considered by the Obama administration.

The petition was launched on Thursday by a man in Austin, Texas as a response to the CNN host’s comments on his show last week defending proposed gun control legislation, including legislation that Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) plans to introduce in January calling for a ban on assault weapons in the United States.

The full text of the petition reads as such:

British Citizen and CNN television host Piers Morgan is engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. 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.

Morgan’s initial comments came during a heated interview last Tuesday with Larry Pratt, the executive director of Gun Owners for America, while the two were discussing the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on December 14.

“You’re talking complete and utter nonsense,” Morgan told Pratt. He blamed the increased sale of assault weapons in the days after the Sandy Hook shooting on “idiots like you” and ended the interview by saying that Pratt “[shames his] country.”

The following night, in a special episode focused on gun control in America, Morgan berated Fox News contributor John Lott, calling him a liar. Lott was sitting in the audience during the taping.

He has also taken to his personal Twitter feed, @piersmorgan, to continue the debate over gun control and the threat of his deportation.

Despite the fact that the White House is required to review the petition it is likely to be denied. According to immigration attorney Mark Schifanelli, it is up to the Department of Homeland Security to pursue the deportation process, and even if it was warranted Morgan could potentially win the right to stay through the appeals process.

“He’s got certain rights,” Schifanelli told ABC News Monday. “Even as a foreign national in the United States, he’s afforded various rights under national security law and due process.”

Additionally, as Schifanelli points out, Morgan’s comments – both on his show and Twitter – are likely protected by the First Amendment.

Morgan is also not the only nationally televised cable host to have a petition launched against him in recent days. A man in Boise, Idaho just launched a petition against David Gregory, the host of NBC’s Meet the Press, after displaying a high-capacity rifle magazine during his interview with NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre on yesterday’s show. The show is filmed in Washington, D.C., where it is illegal to possess assault weapons.

As of press time only 2,500 people have signed the petition against Gregory.

Comments

Comments

  1. JUSTIN says:

    The one thing I can’t stand, is a person that comes to America and brings their socialism agenda! We the people built this country! if they love the socialist agenda! go back to where you came from! In my country we the people lost millions of great Americans to fight for this Liberty & Freedom we have today! those Americans that want socialism born in this country, was from schools brain washing a Hate America way of life! I say if you cant stand for liberty & freedom We have airplanes to send you to the countries that will make you happy! if our way isn’t! don’t go away mad! just go away!

  2. Courtney says:

    Why is free speech protected for people who are not citizens of this country? Or free anything for that matter? If they are here but do not want to become citizens, then they clearly have no loyalty to this nation. Why, then, do we allow them to exercise the freedoms of citizens when doing so is potentially dangerous to this nation? Non-citizens do not get to vote in this country, so why are they allowed to express their opinions regarding our politics? CNN as an organization may have freedom under the first amendment, but foreign nationals should not.

  3. [...] Piers Morgan wasn’t content with angering American gun enthusiasts — now he’s trying to alienate Bible-believing Christians [...]

  4. thomas85225 says:

    All these people, the left winger that want the government to take care of them and Gun control alone the left wing congress should move to Cuba or Russia or any of the Unitary Marxist-Leninist socialist county

  5. thomas85225 says:

    The United State should hire all the unemployed GI and the retuning from the mild east and make then security guard in our school ect alone with drug sniffing dogs
    since these GI are experts on war zone
    Also these GI should be place in congress offices, TV news room
    to ensure that Congress and the left wing Press, Passes NO gun laws ?
    All these people, the left winger that want the government to take care of them and Gun control alone the left wing congress should move to Cuba or Russia or any of the Unitary Marxist-Leninist socialist county
    Remember the people doing the killing have been place on Drug to control their behavior
    These behavior mind control drugs should be outlaws in children’s alone with their doctors
    What American need is more laws abiding Citizens
    In the late 1700’s American had a required that all men’s be member of the minute man
    These men drilled in military tactics (with Gun) and trained to respond to emergencies “at a minute’s notice.” 4 month later Benghazi is just now being invested
    The right to own guns and the number of guns and the size of the magazines should be base on the size of the government, that WE THE PEOPLE founded in 1776 with their guns
    Most people do not known what they are talking about when it’s come to Gun, Gun control, hunting and the second amendment,

    The right to keep and bear arms and hunting is not the same thing!

    Hunting has its own laws on the type of weapon that can be used

    The second amendment is not about hunting, it the laws that give the citizen of American
    WE THE PEOPLE, the right to take back the government and return it to the citizen
    Automatic assault weapons are only uses by the Military or by Law Enforcement personals that are FULL Automatic weapons
    Only a citizen with a Class III Fire Arm permit can own a Full Auto weapon or a machine gun
    http://www.westernfirearms.com/wfc?set=02
    Citizen can only own a look-a-like Sing Shoot (assault weapons) gun
    Gun VS Assault weapons- machine gun
    When the Sing Shoot weapons is fire, the firing bolt of the weapon is in the close position
    The FULL Automatic (assault) weapons is design to have the firing bolt in the Open position when the weapon is be fire to keep the barrel cool, allowing the barrel to be kept cool when the weapon is being fire ON FULL AUTO giving a high rate of fire like a machine gun
    The second amendment clearly states that Congress shall pass no law abridging our right to keep and bear arms?
    Left wing Gun control policies are costing American their live by leaving everyone unarms
    Since the budget cut across American the California Highway Patrol did have any new hire or a training class this years for a lack of budget other city have the same problems with Fire and Police deptement across American due to the failure of Demarcate programs and leadership
    Illegal Immigration is Costing American $113 Billion a Year, and illegal kill 12 American daily, there are 12 to 20 million Illegal in American
    Mexico is now control by The Drug Cartel and the untold numbers of Mexican citizens have been murders
    The State of Florida (The murder captain of the world) clear up it murder rate when the governor of Florida require all law abiding citizen to carry a gun
    If you want the government to take care you and gun control move to Cuba or Russia or any of the Unitary Marxist-Leninist socialist countries
    The United Stated was founded by the founding Father who own GUN and remove the British’s due to Taxation
    The United State should hire all the unemployed GI retuning from the mild east and make then security guard in our school ect since these GI are experts on war zone
    Also these GI should be place in congress offices to ensure that Congress passes NO laws limiting gun ownership
    ———————————————————————————-

    Here we go again more Gun controls to cover up the Benghazi, The War in the Mild East,
    The economy, the high unemployment’s rate and the failure of Demarcate programs and there leaderships
    1 in 6 American are on food stamps 12 million unemployed and 12 million under employee American
    The government is printing money at the rate of 85 million each month
    American have lost their home and the retirement because of the Demarcate fail programs and there fail leaderships
    When is Harry Reid, Dianne Feinstein, and Hillary Clinton, Obama and the left wing going to resign or place government control on then self or start following the US Constitution or term limits?
    and be tried for treason!
    The second amendment clearly states that Congress shall pass no law abridging our right to keep and bear arms?
    Left wing Gun control policies are costing American their live by leaving everyone unarms
    Mexico is now control by The Drug Cartel and the untold numbers of Mexican citizens that have been murders
    The murder captain of the world The State Florida clear up it murder rate when the governor of Florida require all law abiding citizen to carry a gun
    Where is the investigation into Benghazi with several dead American alone with Ambassador Chris Stevens?
    Illegal aliens murder 12 Americans daily
    http://www.wnd.com/2006/11/39031/
    Illegal Immigration Costs U.S. $113 Billion a Year,
    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/07/02/immigration-costs-fair-amnesty-educations-costs-reform/#ixzz2FO8fBqc2
    4,000 are dead American on America soil due to Islamic Terrorism
    More children’s are killed in swing pool then gun
    http://www.m1-garand-rifle.com/firearms-versus-swimming-pools.php
    More Adults are killed in bathtub by slipping and falling then Gun
    More people are killing by Doctors then Gun
    More people are killing by Cars then Gun
    More people are killed in Aircrafts then Gun
    Ted Kennedy has kill more people with he’s car then he’s Gun

    I still have my multiple tooth dogs and my multiple shoot assault cross bow

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