Thousands of people have signed a petition urging the government to deport CNN's Piers Morgan over his gun control views.

The British host has been vocal in taking a stand for tighter U.S. gun laws in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting earlier this month. Last week, he called a gun advocate appearing on his "Piers Morgan Tonight" show an "unbelievably stupid man."

Is it such a good idea to insult people with guns?

According to MSN.com, 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. It demands he be deported immediately for "exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens."

That's right. How much more American can you get than threatening to throw someone out of America for having an opinion?

By Monday, the petition had more than 31,000 signatures -- well beyond the 25,000 necessary to get a White House response.

Morgan seemed amused by the movement.

Via a set of Twitter messages, he urged his followers to sign the petition, and in response to one article about the petition, he said "bring it on."

"If I do get deported from America for wanting fewer gun murders, are there any other countries that will have me?" he wrote.

Contact Tony Hicks at thicks@bayareanewsgroup.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks.



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