Some viewers are seeking to keep Piers Morgan in the United States after a petition was started last week seeking to deport the CNN host back to the United Kingdom after the host became outspoken about being in favor of gun control.
A new petition was created on December 25 on the White House petition website called "Keep Piers Morgan in the USA" and has 6,372 as of this writing.
The petition states, "We want to keep Piers Morgan in the USA. There are two very good reasons for this. Firstly, the first amendment. Second and the more important point. No one in the UK wants him back. Actually there is a third. It will be hilarious to see how loads of angry Americans react."
Morgan has not written about this new petition. The previous petition asking for the television host to be deported currently has 84,338 at press time.
The initial petition, called "Deport British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment," began on December 21, shortly after Morgan began speaking out in favor of gun control following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where gunman Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults. Authorities later discovered that Lanza, who took his own life after the shooting, also shot and killed his mother in their home.
The description for the petition calling for Morgan's deportation reads as follows:
"British Citizen and CNN television host Piers Morgan is engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment. 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."
Morgan responded to the original petition on Twitter earlier this week.
"I don't care about petition to deport me. I do care about poor NY firefighters murdered/injured with an assault weapon today. #GunControlNow," he Tweeted on December 24, referring to the gunman in upstate New York who shot and killed two firefighters earlier that day as they were arriving to put out a fire that authorities believe the gunman set as a trap.
"Americans murdered with assault weapons in movie theaters, temples, schools, shopping malls - now, as they put out fires. Where does it end?" he Tweeted shortly after.
Morgan later Tweeted, "Come on America, ENOUGH: Ban assault weapons & high-capacity magazines, and enforce background checks on 100% of gun sales. Do it now." he Tweeted.