U.S. gun rights advocates, who defend the Second Amendment, apparently don't feel that strongly about the First Amendment and want to have CNN host Piers Morgan deported for speaking out against gun violence in America.
Thousands of gun rights advocates have signed a White House petition calling for Morgan to be kicked out of country for advocating stronger gun control measures on assault weapons.
On Tuesday, Morgan said to Executive Director of Gun Owners of America Larry Pratt: “You’re an unbelievably stupid man, aren’t you? You have absolutely no coherent argument. You don’t actually give a damn about the gun murder rate in America.”
Following the CNN interview, the petition was posted on the White House website claiming that 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 has about 27,000 signatures, more than the 25,000 required to get a response from the White House.
A defiant Morgan responded on Twitter: “Ironic U.S. gun rights campaign to deport me for ‘attacking 2nd Amendment rights’ – is my opinion not protected under 1st Amendment rights?”
Morgan also tweeted about Wayne LaPierre's appearance on 'Meet the Press' on Sunday: “Watching @davidgregory expose Wayne Lapierre for what he is – a dangerous, dim-witted, deluded menace to American safety. @NRA."