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BY KERRY LEARY

ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS

CNN’s Piers Morgan isn’t just speaking about the headlines recently... he’s in them. Morgan has been adamant about his opinion on gun control in the United States, which has led to a fair amount of feedback.

A petition created Dec. 21 on the official White House website has more than 100,000 signatures to deport the TV host. It accuses Morgan of being …
 

“ … engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment. … [demanding] 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.”

But that’s only the beginning. Morgan invited conservative radio host Alex Jones to appear on on his show Monday night. Let’s just say it got a little heated.

Alex Jones: “I’m here to tell you, 1776 will commence again if you try to take on firearms, it doesn’t matter how many lemmings you have out there on the street, begging for them to have their guns taken, we will not relinquish them. Do you understand?”

Jones also openly admitted to owning more than 50 firearms, all at his home outside of Austin, Texas and also discussed his belief in a conspiracy theory regarding Sept. 11. Jones believes the U.S. government had a hand in the terrorist attacks.

And as the tension heightens, the Daily Caller reports, the White House made a statement regarding Morgan’s deportation.

“The White House responds to all petitions that cross the threshold and we will respond to this one. In the meantime, it is worth remembering that the freedom of expression is a bedrock principle in our democracy."

Morgan, put in the spotlight after the Newtown shooting for his controversial comments, says his opinion isn’t about politics. Politico reports Morgan said:

“It was never a political debate. It wasn't a question of being on the left or the right. I'm completely baffled why, in America, the NRA and other gun-rights groups, have framed this debate in a political matter. It's not about politics."

Morgan recently wrote a column in the Daily Mail, noting if he isn’t deported, he may deport himself if gun laws aren’t changed.

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Jan 8, 2013

Piers Morgan, Alex Jones Square Off About Gun Control

(Image Source: CNN)

BY KERRY LEARY

ANCHOR ZACH TOOMBS

CNN’s Piers Morgan isn’t just speaking about the headlines recently... he’s in them. Morgan has been adamant about his opinion on gun control in the United States, which has led to a fair amount of feedback.

A petition created Dec. 21 on the official White House website has more than 100,000 signatures to deport the TV host. It accuses Morgan of being …
 

“ … engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment. … [demanding] 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.”

But that’s only the beginning. Morgan invited conservative radio host Alex Jones to appear on on his show Monday night. Let’s just say it got a little heated.

Alex Jones: “I’m here to tell you, 1776 will commence again if you try to take on firearms, it doesn’t matter how many lemmings you have out there on the street, begging for them to have their guns taken, we will not relinquish them. Do you understand?”

Jones also openly admitted to owning more than 50 firearms, all at his home outside of Austin, Texas and also discussed his belief in a conspiracy theory regarding Sept. 11. Jones believes the U.S. government had a hand in the terrorist attacks.

And as the tension heightens, the Daily Caller reports, the White House made a statement regarding Morgan’s deportation.

“The White House responds to all petitions that cross the threshold and we will respond to this one. In the meantime, it is worth remembering that the freedom of expression is a bedrock principle in our democracy."

Morgan, put in the spotlight after the Newtown shooting for his controversial comments, says his opinion isn’t about politics. Politico reports Morgan said:

“It was never a political debate. It wasn't a question of being on the left or the right. I'm completely baffled why, in America, the NRA and other gun-rights groups, have framed this debate in a political matter. It's not about politics."

Morgan recently wrote a column in the Daily Mail, noting if he isn’t deported, he may deport himself if gun laws aren’t changed.

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