Pro-gun rights US petition to deport Piers Morgan


LONDON — Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for British CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported from the US over his gun control views.

Morgan has taken an aggressive stand for tighter US gun laws in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, 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. 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.”

The petition has already hit the 25,000 signature threshold to get a White House response. By Monday, it had 31,813 signatures.

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.

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  • Gregg Lantin

     American mentality is no difference from a Filipino mentality after all…bwahahahahhaah
    Pelepenos elected Joseph Estrada… Amerekanos elected George W. Bush not only once but TWICE…bwahahahahah… not so much deperens really…bwahahahahaha

    • INQ_reader

      I can’t understand your analogy. What’s the similarity between Erap and Dubya?

      • Gregg Lantin

         well,.. sorry ka na la^ANG……bwahahahah

      • INQ_reader

        Sorry for what? For seeing the illogical analogy?

      • noyab


      • INQ_reader

        …just like the americans? Is that your analogy?

  • innocentyears

    ito yung isang nakaka-inis na aspeto ng kulturang kano… yung kultura ng takot at paranoia. hetong mga klase ng kanong ito, yung feeling nila ikamamatay nila kapag wala silang baril kasi feeling nila bawa’t isa sa paligid nila ay mamamatay tao.

    • J Mapagmahal

      ummm tumingin muna sa mga sarili natin ha? Lahat ng kultura may maganda at pangit.
      pagpila pa lang sa mga linya at pagtatapon ng basura di na kaya.
      Ang mga ilog tinatapunan ng basura, eh saan pupunta yung mga basura?

  • John Sulayman

    Americans who love their guns so dearly just because of the US Constitution are stupid.

    • noyab


  • $18209031

    Ayan , utak limey Azz kasi itong si Morgan. His real self is coming out and he is resurrecting patriotism from Americans to kick his azz out of America. Remember the American whtie pioneers revolted againts the red coats in 1774 against the British Lords. What Morgan was doing is leading him to be castrated in America.

    • latino_boom

      May i ask you …did you actually watched the specific episode bago ka lumabas ang mga basura sa bibig mo? 

  • muddygoose

    What is happening in America has already happened to us. Some groups spread fear so that every establishment hires armed guards. This w/o society even trying to achieve peace and order in a better, more meaningful way, without fighting violence with violence.

    Let’s ask ourselves: who is benefiting from the issuance of security agency licenses, security guard certificates, and gun licenses? Who is benefiting from the need to pay security agencies and the need for them to own and purchase guns? Who is supposed to be responsible for peace and order?

    • Mamang Pulis

      all these atrocities —-has been happening since man walked this planet.

      man just found out how to make profit from it.

      who is supposed to be responsible for what??peace & order?

      YOU /  Me and the rest of the ‘good’ guys.  

  • dxdaistar

    people without guns are the stupid ones. Deport this Brit!

    • TheStaple

      Are you insane? It’s the other way around… even policemen rooming around in UK don’t have a gun and we’re fine! We have to support a gunless society to prevent these incidents to happen again. Go Morgan!

  • $18209031

    Britonic Morgan needs to go back to England and eat his biscuit and drink his Sri Lankan tea. Fcken limey azz.

    • latino_boom

      And i bet you have a small dick and you are longing for a big one

    • kulkat8

      Your name must read like this,DakuAkongUtinSupotNaMayKupal.

  • dxdaistar

    maybe send this brit to Basilan and let him announce to people there to surrender their guns!

  • manuelcdiaz

    These petitioners are playing right into the hands of Morgan’s publicity stunt . What specific immigration law did Morgan violated?  

  • Javy

    Has any thought ever been given to the notion that maybe the US constitution be amended to remove the seemingly sacrosanct and forever written in stone right to bear arms, any and all sorts of arms?  Also, I find the suggestion that the solution is to have armed guards in schools outrageous.  Wait till a gun battle takes place within school premises.  What then?

    • PinayArtistinBoston

      There are so many stories in the US about guns in the house or on one’s possession that the gun was used to settle domestic quarrels or accidentally discharged and kill somebody. Here are three recent (in the last two years) examples I could remember:
      1. The father tried to sell his handgun at a gun show but was not able to. So he took it with him and when he was boarding his pickup truck with his son on the passenger side, it accidentally discharged and killed his son.
      2. A woman who bragged about her bringing a handgun on her hip holster to school when she took her children there had a verbal altercation with her husband that ended in each other shooting at each other. She died on the spot. (She only took her children near the school fence gate since she was not allowed within the school premises with a gun.)
      3. A father took her son, for the first time, to a firing range to “teach” him how to shoot an automatic rifle. When the gun start discharging, his son could not control and stop it and the gun muzzle went 180 degrees to his head and killed him. The police who investigated the event said that it was just luck that nobody else was killed or harmed.

      Do you know that there are more gun stores, not counting the gun shows, in the US than Starbucks stores?

      The individual right to own a gun in the US is just a recent Supreme Court ruling by a vote of 5-4 by the conservative Justices. It used to be interpreted as a collective right, for example, the military or militia when there was no formal armies during the colonial days.

      • Mamang Pulis

        —and there more stories on drunk driving than weapons going off accidentally.

  • JV Velarde

    how could arming more americans with guns like teachers can solve the graphic tragic violence that has been happening in the US the past decades?? 20 children 5-10 year old’s murdered in cold blood …. how many school massacres more before they realize these??

    • J Mapagmahal

      How many more rape case should be reported daily before we Filipinos do anything about the real cause of rape and abuse in the Philippines? All day everyday na lang nakikita natin sa news, from baby to lola walang pinapatawad. Dito na lang tayo mag concentrate sa Pilipinas, wag nyo ng iinvolved ang mga sarili natin sa ibang bansa.
      Uling muna natin ang ating linisin bago ang ibang lugar hane?

      • JV Velarde

        The First Amendment guarantees our right to free expression, which means that the government does not have the right to forbid us from saying what we like and writing what we like coupled with duty to behave responsibly and to respect other people’s rights…… & I would like to believe that it goes the same with the Philippine constitution, after all we patterned our constitution to the US….. i leave you with your own views but I expect you dare not forbid me from saying my views on this matter.

  • Garo Ungaro

    The realities are people kills people. it so happens, guns are the tools available…and guns are made to kill…the 2nd amendments is just part of the game..”the right to bear arms”…what sad is gun advocates hide their insecurities/securities, power, for protection behind GUNS…the equalizer on both side….


    what’s triggering this insanity? that’s the biggest question. it’s not about guns. it’s about the society. could it be subtle brainwashing? drugs? ticking timebomb inside a vaccine that could turn a meek lamb into a murderous monster in due time? why is this happening quite often in the u s a as if somebody wanted this to happen in order to put their boots on the faces of the proud americans.

    • J Mapagmahal

      Huwag nyo nang probelamahin yung problem ng Amerika, mas maraming problema sa Pilipinas, dun na lang tayo mag concentrate. Galing no?

  • e

    Again the problem is being overlooked… Why punish those who acquire it legally? Punish those who acquire it illegally, the thugs, the gangsters, the mobs. Why is it that those who have the right are the ones being targeted?

    • barakooo

      All the mass murder this year used guns that were acquired legally. Gangsters and wise guys don’t kill 6 and 7 years old in school. They kill bad guys like them for money and power. The mother of the shooter in Newtown was suppose to be a responsible gun owner but neglect to secure her weapons that killed those innocent toddlers.  

      • anu12345

        I agree 100%. The OP’s post is nonsense. Punish those who acquired it illegally? Good luck on finding them.

  • barakooo

    Second Amendment rights sole purpose is for American to arm themselves in case of foreign invaders so they can defend their mother land. It is not intended for hunting as trigger happy gun owner claimed as their constitutional right.

    • AllinLawisFair

      Exactly. It was conceived during the early days of the Republic when the framers of the Constitution feared external aggression from its erstwhile colonial master which happened to be Piers Morgan’s country, Britain.

      Now that the USA and Britain are the best of friends and is bordered in the North another friendly country and in the South by another as friendly one,for what else is the Second Amendment be of use?

  • riza888

    Because a person talks against one Amendment (Right to Bear Arms), we get to throw out another Amendment (Freedom of Speech)? 

    The petition isn’t worth the paper it is written on! Wait……it is online so it isn’t on paper so it is even less than worthless.

    Stupidity is a Clear and Present Danger in America.

  • zahraff

    We believe high powered guns must totally be banned. To have protection for oneself, a revolver is enough, but it would be better that private citizens not be allowed to have guns at all. The rationale that it’s the individual with guns who kills people is very true, but if there were no guns (especially high powered ones), even you snap out of anger or what, if there were no guns on sight, then irrational killings WILL NEVER HAPPEN. 

    • farmerpo

       all it took was a razor blade to take down the Twin Towers. no guns…

      • J Mapagmahal

        So they say, but really though?

      • Mamang Pulis

        Does John McVeigh ring a bell?

    • Mamang Pulis

      correct–if there are no guns that are easily accessible—–people who have no compunction to kill will use other methods to do it.

      gun control IN AMERICA is not a problem for FILIPiNOS living in Tundo or Pikit or in Patikul

  • Pogi=”No To Political Dynasty”

    These people don’t care about children being murdered. They only care about their weapons no matter what happens. One day they’ll start assassinating their own leader because he’s pushing for more tougher laws to control easy access of guns. 

    • Mamang Pulis

      one day?  yun mga Kennedy paano namatay?

      saka hindi mo na problema yan kung nasa Mindanao ka nakatira.

      pero kung nasa paradiso ka na kinalalagyan mo–yun sekyu nyo ba sa gate na kasabwat ni Sn Pedro— may armas?

  • krizzibarra

    cannot defeat him in debate. cannot silence his constitutional right to free speech. DEPORT him!!!  ha ha ha

  • INQ_reader

    This is a case of killing the messenger.

  • ardong

    Ultimate purpose of having a gun – whether it is for protection and/or self-defense is to KILL. Nothing more ..nothing less. It shows innate nature of man to have power through brute force under the guise of democracy. These fool Americans are a laughing stock to Pier Morgan..and to me!

    • 444mangyan888

      Man is a divine creation.
      Will Smith (of Smith and Wesson) started an equalizing process..

      • Mamang Pulis

        Mr Colt, Smith  & Wesson–along with Mr Browning made the playing [killing] filed equal….

        “Be not afraid of any man, no
        matter what his size. When danger threatens
        call on me, and I will equalize”

        Always fire two warning shots into your attacker’s
        chest area before putting a bullet between
        his eyes. Paraphrased from Louis Awerbuck

        Should be a required warning on every
        handgun: This handgun should only be
        used to enable you to get to your rifle
        which you should have had in hand before
        this firefight broke out.

        Assault is a behavior, not a device.

        Criminals love gun control “it makes their jobs safer”.

        If guns cause crime, why do we want policemen to have them?

        Enforce the “gun control laws” in place, don’t make more.

        If you remove the people’s right to bear arms, you create slaves.“

        …to disarm the people is the best and most effective way to enslave them…” — George Mason

        grabbed from TFA web page

  • Perez Michael Bautista

    In this country we have the strictest gun laws yet crime rate is still high, we have countless massacres in a regular basis whether a stick, a rock, a metal of any form used as a weapon. And our case here is logically obvious, that is if WE OUTLAW GUNS, ONLY THE OUTLAWS WILL HAVE GUNS

    • martial_law_baby

      Wow, are you an NRA card bearing member? Do you think everyone can afford a gun here in PH? So are we going to ask the government to arm everyone so it will be fair to everyone? And if it does come to a point that everyone can afford a gun, will we pressure those who don’t want to carry it? And it’s not only a criminal who has the intent to commit a crime which we should be afraid of. Anybody who carries a gun and snaps can therefore easily draw his/her gun and take away the life of someone. And if the bearing of arms and shooting someone who intends to commit a crime is justified, how sure are you that the shooter would be accurate? So what happens to those caught in the cross fire, collateral damage na lang? If you will invoke your right to bear arms, am I also not entitled to protection against those who carry guns? I maybe wrong but I think the reason why we don’t have shooting cases similar to the US is because crazy people don’t have access to guns. Everyones is busy trying to make a living. The Maguindanao massacre was simply brought by crazy people who have access to guns. Get it?

      • Perez Michael Bautista

        First, i understand your point. I’m only expressing my thoughts on the issue and i’m not a member of any american organization and don’t have any plans to join one, i’m not an american, my only interest is my own country.

      • Perez Michael Bautista

         Secondly, as a law-abiding citizen i think it is still legal to think and to express our own thoughts on how can we protect our family and community during these treacherous times. I think one will agree if I will recommend “carrying a concealed weapon” is ONE of the strategy, lets not also forget helping out and cooperation with local community and other technological solutions.

      • Perez Michael Bautista

        Finally, giving-up your own rights to privacy, and the rights to defend yourself by creating a monopoly of force is what the majority always wanted.. is also an option. But not everyone wanted this especially the top 1% this leads to the creation of double-standard laws. :( The question: Why the top 1% (the banks, corporations, large plantations) are heavily armed with automatic rifles of all sorts?

      • kiko89

        same reason how d gov”t can declare martial law overnight. same reason u can invade USA, but can not conquer or control    .u r right, but we live in a different society. kids here learn violence EARLY FROM TV, MOVIE VIDEO GAME, GLAMOURIZED BY HOLLYWOOD., don”t have love of family, relatives like in RP. 

  • Mamang Pulis

    aws!!nahawa na ata sa pag ka balat sibuyas ang mga pro gun na kano—

    o hindi lang nila masabi sabi na–

    ta ran ta do!  kakain ka rin ng bala sa mga ungas na may baril

    kahit pa mag total gun ban–likas at gagawa pa rin ang tao ng kasamaan

  • johndcross1

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

    NONE aaaassshole!  Go back to where you came from!!!!

    • dxdaistar

       maybe, he is needed in Afghanistan…send him there.

    • mr

      you are the asssshole who lick your own assshole.

  • Peter L

    The American cowboys are still alive in Wild, Wild West. Anti-US terrorists all over the world are in jubilation with the turn of events. They don’t have to do any strategic planning. All they have to do is watch these American cowboys shoot each other with the help of NRA. Calling Clint Eastwood, Arnold, the terminator, MIB, Tom Cruise, etc. and teach the young ones to hold a gun and shoot “villains.” The gun culture continues happily ever after!

  • Mamang Pulis

    pinoproblema nyo yun sa tate?

    si Mr Morgan?

    ilan ba armed bodyguards ni mr morgan?  wala?

    ilan police na armado ba naka toka sa kanya? wala?

    yun nangyari sa Sandy Hook—sino may sala?


    o yun tinopak na lanza

    • Crisanto

      Who told you that this man has no armed bodyguards? He has four of them.

  • kulkat8

    This is a test case for freedom of speech in the United States.  The NRA has all the resources to dispute whatever Piers Morgan has to say about gun control,why go to the extend of working for his deportation?   

  • novaliches

    sa atin, lagi kunti lang ang namamatay sa krimen, ksi puro hand-gun lang, revolver or paltik, bihira ang assault rifle, yun ang problema sa tate, assault rifles. marami ang tinatamaan, sa atin sa mahal ng bala, pa-isa isa lang ang putok, kaya kunti lang ang tinatamaan. 

  • bugoybanggers

    Itong si Pareng Piers talaga oo, hayaan na lang niyang ipa deport siya total sikat na siya baka sa pag uwi niya malaking pag asa na manalo pa siya bilang PM ng England. Larga na pare.. wala iyan. No need English men, translation? Holy SHOCK!

    • George

      here’s another Certified Stupid Man

      • bugoybanggers

        Ogag ka ba? Bakit ano ang paki mo sa US, amerikano ka ba. Buhay nila iyan kaya SHUT UP. Ano ngayon sa opinyon ko. Sikat nga naman si Pareng Piers o bakit inggit ka ba?

    • mr

      isa pa gunggong na to pinapakita lang kabobohan nya 

      • bugoybanggers

        Ogag ka ba? Bakit ano ang paki mo sa US, amerikano ka ba. Buhay nila iyan kaya SHUT UP. Ano ngayon sa opinyon ko. Sikat nga naman si Pareng Piers o bakit inggit ka ba?

  • pasaway008ako

    I don’t agree that Piers Morgan should be deported. I think he right to call for a closer implementation of gun control in the US. Unlawful killings should be stopped in the US, and that what Piers is all he wants to be stopped. 

  • virgoyap

    If ever Piers Morgan will be deported for his stand on guns then he is deported for doing what is good and commendable. He is doing this out of a very sad experience in Newtown, Connecticut.

  • dxdaistar

    Morgan is Persona-non-Grata. He should go back to the UK without waiting to be deported.

    • George

      how about you? should be persona non grata for being Certified Stupid Man

      • dxdaistar

        you are a Certified Stupid Coward! no guns no glory. ogago! Persona-non-grata dapat sa yo ipakidnap sa AbuSayyaf hahaha.

    • mr

      Ogag din naman comment mo no, bobo, wala kang utak at byag o abnoy ka rin.

      • dxdaistar

        ikaw ang ogag…walang baril kasi walang bayag! ang utak mo nasa puwit mo hahaha!

  • mangtom

    Let me ask these gun freaks anywhere, US, Philiipines, etc: in countries that have strict gun control laws like Japan and UK, how many mass murders with guns occur every year? Any guess?

    The statement that people kill, not guns. It is people with guns that kill. Take the gun factor and you have knives, baseball bats, etc. 

    Only cowards need guns to make them feel macho. A real macho uses his brain to defend himself. Hand-to-hand fighting: that is macho. You use a weapon, and you take away your being macho. Gets mo?

    • mr

      Kaya pala duwag mga Ampawtuan, Sabit Singson, at mga politikong may private armies.

    • Crisanto

      Who told you that there is no strict gun control here in the US?

    • Crisanto

      Let me ask you Machochupa. Are you sure that there are no strict gun control here? You are a coward because you cant even post your real name here….

      Idiots like you who are saying baseless statements are nothing but an ignorant fool. You talk a lot without sense…

    • Crisanto

      Gets mo??? Bading ka?

  • Crisanto

    Timothy McVeigh killed hundred with no guns used.

  • mangtom

    CrisantoCollapseWho told you that there is no strict gun control here in the US?Sagut: Ikaw ba ay nakatuntung na sa US o kuha mo lang ang info mo sa internet? Or, nakasakay ka na ba sa eroplano?

    • Crisanto

      I can send you a photo give me your email. Click my name it will show you where I’m residing.

    • Crisanto


    • Crisanto

      I’m waiting… Who is gay now??? Show me your real name and send me your email and check my profile.

      I’m still watching A Christmas Story . I will wait for your Macho reply….

  • mangtom

    CrisantoCollapseLet me ask you Machochupa. Are you sure that there are no strict gun control here? You are a coward because you cant even post your real name here….Idiots like you who are saying baseless statements are nothing but an ignorant fool. You talk a lot without sense…Sagut: Hindi ko pinapatulan ang mga baklang gaya mo. Gets mo? Ikaw ba ay nakasilip na sa US , anak? Baka sa movie mo lang nakita ang snow. Kumain ka pa ng maraming kanin bago ka makipagtalo sa akin, okay, sonny boy?

    • Crisanto

      I’m not your son. I’m not a gay like you and I’m not the one who is saying “gets mo” so you know who is gay now? I’m living here in the US since I was in grade school. I cant make silip in US because I’m residing here. Have you noticed my IP address? Its US tatang. Let me educate you. I may be young but I’m not ignorant like you…

      Here in Illinois, you have to apply for a FOID and that is Firearms Owners Identification card and that would take more thatn 45 days before you can have the card after background check from the FBI. Then, when you get your FOID, when you buy a firearm, you will undergo another background check before you can have the firearm that you purchased in a minimum of seventy two hours.

      I’m an American citizen how about you? Who told you that the name above is not my true name? That’s the problem with old ignorant like you, you assume a lot. Check my IP address bring it on…. Do you know what IP address means?

      I still eat kanin but I utilize the calories from the rice I ate for my brain and knowledge to grow. Unlike you, the rice you are eating are just passing through to your butt…

  • MannyBalut

    I support the Constitution, the right to bear arms and the 2nd Amendment. I own a 9 mm and a Mossberg shotgun. But nobody has a need for the assault weapons continuously used to massacre people on a large scale. When the Constitution was written, I’m sure it was never intended to enable people to own automatic assault weapons. People need to come to their senses and understand the intent of the Constitution. Its ok to own a weapon for hunting or home protection. It is NOT ok to own weapons that can kill hundreds of people in seconds. Anyone who would argue its ok to own such weapons is a complete moron.

    • Crisanto

      Anyone can ba assaulted with any types of weapons e.g. knife, blunt objects et al.
      9mm and mossberg? Who cares about what you own? Who asked you? Oh I see… you are bragging. Dont you know that your Mossberg is one of the cheapest and unreliable shotgun? Read the reviews..

  • $18209031

    The only way for Americans to stop mass shootings is ban all US made firearms . Then replace them with Philippine made PALTIK. Mabuti pa para puputok sa mukha ng shooter after successive rounds fired. Mag overheat ang paltik ang sasabog sa mukha Hindi na kailangan ng armed guards  , the wouldbe shooter will have his face blown up by splinters. Thanks to Paltik made firearms of Danao, Cebu.

  • $18209031

    I was watching CNN , Pierce Morgan is no longer discussing gun control . He is toning down maybe from the pressure high above the chain at CNN. Besides he is getting flak from gunowners who wants him deported . He knows he is on walking on a thin line.  

    British azzes are always arrogant , as their view of the world is more from their perception as high nosed elitist royals. That civilization came from them and spead throughout the world in the last 500 yrs of human existence . Magaling ang ugaling hypokrito mga ito. Besides they carried out so many genocides and mass killings in their day s as a world empire , around 400 yrs of mayhem to many peoples and cultures. British azzes were in every continent in their hey days. F ck the limey basztards ! Besides they are no longer the big boys in the world for a very long time. They are nobody in today’s world. They are longed gone as a world power.

  • mangtom

    Hoy, Crisanto, maaring Cris ka pero hindi santo-ha-ha-ha. Sabi mo nasa Illinois ka pero hindi sinabi kung saan sa Illinois. Sa mga corn plantation ka ba nakatira? Hindi mo ring sinagut kung nakita mo na ang loob ng airplane gaya ng Boeing 747 o A380. Hindi lahat na nakatira sa Illinois ay sumakay na sa airplane-ha-ha-ha. Ikaw pala American citizen. Hindi ka na nahiyang magsabi niyan bakit napakatanga mo? Ikaw  ba yong Pinoy na gay na nagkiparada sa North Halstead at may ponytail? Gets ko na. Please don’t send me a photo-baka mukhang aswang ka, ma-heart attack pa ako. Please, please DON’T. I don’t give a dam#  about your e-mail nor where you reside.

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