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The host has been speaking out, and some are not happy, even going so far as to try to get him kicked out of the country.

Piers Morgan

Since the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, one of the most outspoken advocates against U.S. gun laws hasn't been an American at all, and some gun advocates are taking issue with that.

Piers Morgan has been doing numerous segments on his shows about the shooting, current laws and the Second Amendment. As a result, a petition to get him deported has been started on the White House website's petition page.

"British Citizen and CNN television host Piers Morgan is engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment," the petition says, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "We demand that 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."

The petition was started on Dec. 21, and on Saturday morning, Dec. 22, the host tweeted about the issue.

"6,600 Americans have currently signed the petition to deport me — meaning 311,993,400 clearly want me to stay," he tweeted. "Thank you."

The petition gained 12,000 signatures within 24 hours of being posted.

Morgan also tweeted in response to those tweeting about his call to action.

@timothy14511 tweeted, "@piersmorgan nothing but a constitution hating commie...go back and stay in YOU'RE country not mine," to which Morgan simply replied, "It's 'your'."

User @bwinger tweeted that Morgan should "go back to England you freedom hating douchebag. Why don't you want to protect your family with firearms?"

Morgan replied to that tweet, "Like Mrs Lanza did?"

The Brit has not been shy about taking this issue and running with it, and he is obviously passionate about the topic.

"Morgan became the focus of the petition after clashing with gun rights advocates on Piers Morgan Tonight following last week's school shooting in Connecticut," said The Hollywood Reporter. "On an episode airing hours after the killings, Morgan asked his gun advocate guests, 'How many kids have to die before you guys say, "We want less guns, not more"?'"

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Comments on "Gun advocates start petition to have Piers Morgan deported"

felicitym December 24, 2012 | 3:02 PM

Woo. Sounds like we are about to tear down the Statue of Liberty and put up HATE!! billboards. Unless you are of native American descent, everyone's family was a "foreigner" at some point. 2nd amendment, 2nd amendment...what happened to the 1st one?? There's a big reason the founding fathers made it the very first amendment. All this vile hatred and "foreigner go home"...WWJD?? It's Christmas!!!

Wayne December 24, 2012 | 7:00 AM

How do I sign the US petition to deport Piers Morgan

rgw46 December 24, 2012 | 6:03 AM

In the US you can say most anything..unlike other countries..even if I agree or not..sometimes getting people PO'd not the best thing around..maybe you should try mouthing off in IRAQ or ??? some place else and see how far you get...then you may understand the Diff..and sorry..the 2nd Admend. stands.. and that is our legacy from the Revolution(remember)

HIP OP December 23, 2012 | 7:37 PM

'PIERCE' -----'MORGHE IN' Even his name sounds like Masonry meets a EUGENICS op. BEWARE!

Socialcritic December 23, 2012 | 3:56 PM

Don't thank us yet Piers, I signed both petitions and I'm not even a gun owner, but there is one thing that us Americans cannot stand and that is a foreigner who is allowed to work here and has the nerve to bash our 2nd Amendment then hides behind our 1st is a total coward. Get the hint, GET OUT OF OUR COUNTRY NOW, WE DON'T WANT YOU HERE!!! The number of signers are growing and it will only be a matter of time before the rest of us finds the website. From what I understand even your own countrymen don't want you back in England. They are begging us to ship you off to China.

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