In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre, we've seen a nationwide debate about guns and their role in American society. One thing we've noticed is that the anti-gun-control people see themselves as the true defenders of American liberty. If you listen to them they'll argue that widespread gun ownership is our indispensable bulwark against tyranny.
Gun proponents also complain about civil libertarians who are strong defenders of the Bill of Rights, but somehow overlook the Second Amendment in our civil libertarian zeal.
Here's what we're hearing now from the anti-gun-control civil libertarians: They don't like what CNN host Piers Morgan has been saying, so they want to kick him out of the country.
That's right: according to Huffington Post, over 30,000 people have signed a petition calling for the deportation of Piers Morgan because he's in favor of gun control. The petition demands he be deported immediately for "exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens."
They're calling his support for gun control "a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution."
Piers has responded to the peitition, saying:
Morgan seemed unfazed — and even amused — by the movement.
In a series of Twitter messages, he alternately urged his followers to sign the petition and in response to one article about the petition said "bring it on" as he appeared to track the petition's progress.
"If I do get deported from America for wanting fewer gun murders, are there any other countries that will have me?" he wrote.