(AP) More than 31,400 people have signed a petition calling for British CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported from the U.S. over his gun-control views.
Morgan has taken an aggressive stand for tighter U.S. gun laws in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. Last week, he called a gun advocate appearing on his Piers Morgan Tonight show an unbelievably stupid man.
Now, gun-rights activists are fighting back. A petition created Dec. 21 on the White House e-petition website by a user in Texas accuses Morgan of engaging in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment and demands he be deported immediately.
The petition has already hit the 25,000 signature threshold to get a White House response. By Monday, it had 31,430 signatures.