Piers Morgan threatens to deport himself over U.S. gun laws

Piers-Morgan12Piers Morgan, British host of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” has threatened to leave America if the country doesn’t change its gun laws. In a lengthy column written for London’s Daily Mail, Morgan defends his position on stricter gun control.

On Dec. 18, Morgan interviewed Larry Pratt, the executive director of Gun Owners of America, in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Morgan’s rude and ignorant treatment of his guest led to a petition being posted on the WhiteHouse.gov website calling for Morgan to be deported for his attack on the Second Amendment. Almost 100,000 people have signed it, which could very well be more people than watch his poorly rated show.

Morgan wrote in his column:

I can spare those Americans who want me deported a lot of effort by saying this: If you don’t change your gun laws to at least try to stop this relentless tidal wave of murderous carnage, then you don’t have to worry about deporting me.

Although I love the country as a second home and one that has treated me incredibly well, I would, as a concerned parent first – and latterly, of a one-year-old daughter who may attend an American elementary school like Sandy Hook in three years’ time – seriously consider deporting myself.END OF BLOCK QUOTE

Morgan, the father of four children, was apparently affected, as we all were, by the Connecticut shootings. He said he finds the fact that AR-15 rifle sales skyrocketed in the days after the killings “insane behavior” on our part.

“To me, this is a warped, twisted logic that bears no statistical analysis and makes no sense,” Morgan wrote. “Do you fight drug addiction with more cocaine? Alcoholism with more Jack Daniel’s? Of course, not. But woe betide anyone who dares suggest this.”

Morgan continued by explaining his problem with the Second Amendment saying,

I also understand, and respect, how there is an inherent national belief in America, based on their understanding of the 2nd Amendment, that everyone should be allowed to have a gun at home for the purposes of self-defence.

But where I have a big problem is when the unfortunately ambiguous wording of the 2nd Amendment is twisted to mean that anyone in America can have any firearm they want, however powerful, and in whatever quantity they want.

Ah, well, the cheeky Brit is protected by the right to free speech, and he bloody well knows it. He wrote, “I will not stop in my own efforts to keep the gun-control debate firmly in people’s minds, however much abuse I’m subjected to.” But he is fully aware the Brits don’t want him back, because there are several counter-petitions on the White House website demanding we keep him here in America.

And considering hardly anyone watches “Piers Morgan Tonight,” we can be assured bad behavior — like telling one guest, an American gun right activist, “You’re an unbelievably stupid man, aren’t you?” — won’t help his ratings.

Related article, “Hilarity follows petition to deport CNN host Piers Morgan”

Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. [email protected] Twitter: @JaneenBPR


  • Ray Chase

    So long Piers, you won't be missed, you hav't done anything for this Country, so you can leave. Now our Founding Forfathers have done great things for our Great Country, and one of those things is the Second Amendment, now if you can,t come to this Country and respect our Constitution then I'll be happy to help you pack your bags..

  • peggyjohnson

    I wish he would deport himself, and all the others who are stupid enough to think that if you take guns away from citizens, you will deter crime. Crime is committed by criminals who have weapons. You only help crime grow and make citizens vulnerable to violence when you take legally owned guns away from good people. Look at Australia, New Zealand, Britain, etc…. Look at their crime rate. Mr. Morgan, so long….go where you are more comfortable and happy!

  • Gideon

    Piers Morgan is an insufferable oaf and a first class buffoon. He has zero interview skill, zero journalistic ethics, and zero integrity…not to mention a serious lack of understanding of how the real world works. I just hope he buggers off back to the UK or Australia, and doesn't come to South Africa and irritate us in this part of the world.

  • dano

    The reason we fought the American Revolution was so The Damn Brits could not tell us what to do.

    And here comes yet another British boil to to be excised.

    There's the door, you marvelous twit. Don't let it hit your fat arse on your way out .

    • dano

      I apologize for the double article "to" in line 2.

      Nothing else.

      • Gideon

        I got what you meant.

    • kathy

      Amen…………..if England is so great………..why are you here?

  • Doug Ibbetson

    Hey Pierce, let me know when you want to leave and I'll buy the ticket!!!

  • kathy

    Please leave our great country…………go back to yours and raise your daughter………..how dare you try to change our constitution….

  • Tim

    Do you need help packing, Piers? I would be happy to buy you the one way ticket.

  • Carol

    I certainly hope he has reason to leave, I don't want to see our constitution abandoned. Good Bye Piers, you won't be missed.

  • Big Dem

    Empty threat. Mr. Morgan CHOSE to move to America and CHOOSES to remain here. He is NOT an American. He is British by birth and he can go home anytime he wants to leave, but he has no intention of leaving the US. He knows he has it better here than any other place in the world. This is simply a transparent effort by an insignificant man desperate for any publicity to boost his flagging TV ratings. If he actually liked socialism, he's still be in England. Before he came to America he was found by the Press Complaints Commission in England to have breached the Code of Conduct on financial journalism and later he was fired as Editor of the Daily Mirror when it was proved he printed fake photos of British troops supposedly abusing Iraqi prisoners. He is a total fraud!

  • http://Twitter Bud O'Neill

    Pack your Shit & Leave Piers! Take Bob Costa with you!

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