During an interview with the BBC last night, CNN host Piers Morgan called pro-gun advocates in the U.S. "stupid and dangerous."
Morgan spoke to conspiracy theorist and gun defender Alex Jones, earlier this week, in a bizarre interview in which Jones challenged Morgan to a boxing match.
Morgan told BBC's Newsnight: "What happens here [in the U.S.] affects me, my life and that of my family. The guns issue here is now so dangerous and out of control that something has to give."
"The reaction of the gun lobby was to say more guns, less crime, arm everybody, so this spiraling descent into gun madness continues. I do find it stupid and I do find it dangerous."
‘It's very simple. It's not about banning all their guns or attacking the Second Amendment. It's a very specific campaign to take these military-style assault weapons off the streets.’
On his CNN show, Morgan also called Larry Pratt of Gun Owners for America an "idiot," "dangerous" and "an unbelievably stupid man."
Morgan called economist John Lott, author of 'More Guns, Less Crime,' a "liar" for claiming gun crime trends in Britain supported his claims.
Morgan's comments outraged gun owners across the U.S., who oppose the First Amendment. They started a petition on the White House web site for Morgan to be deported, which had gathered more than 109,000 signatures.
White House Press Secretary recently wrote a response in a blog post about petition yesterday: "Let’s not let arguments over the Constitution’s Second Amendment violate the spirit of its First. President Obama believes that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms."
"However, the Constitution not only guarantees an individual right to bear arms, but also enshrines the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press - fundamental principles that are essential to our democracy."
Morgan celebrated news of the response yesterday on Twitter: "Breaking News: President Obama has officially decided I am not being deported."