25 December 2012 - 7:37am | posted by

White House petition to have Piers Morgan deported from US reaches 59,000 signatures

A petition on the White House website that aims to have CNN and former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan deported from America now has around 59,000 signatures.

Morgan is facing the wrath of the US having made comments against the country’s gun control laws during an on-air interview with Gun Owners of America director Larry Pratt (see video), during which he described Pratt as “a dangerous man.”

The petition was subsequently set-up on Friday, claiming that it aimed to reach 25,000 signatures by 20 January 2013, however it has since more than doubled that mark in the space of five days.

The debate was sparked following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Connecticut where 26 people, including 20 children, were shot dead.

The petition reads: “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.”

Following another shooting that took the lives of two firemen in Webster on Monday, Morgan tweeted; “Come on America, ENOUGH (sic): Ban assault weapons & high-capacity magazines, and enforce background checks on 100% of gun sales. Do it now.”

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