Piers Morgan Threatens to Self-Deport Over Gun Laws
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There's no need to deport Piers Morgan from the United States; he's apparently happy to see himself out!
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The CNN anchor—and native Brit — said he may deport himself over the country's gun control laws. Just days before, more than 90,000 people signed a petition calling for his deportation to protest his attack on the Second Amendment, which protects Americans' rights to bear arms.
In a column for The Daily Mail, Morgan argued against those who have said the Sandy Hook tragedy calls for more armed guards in schools, and more guns. "Everyone must be armed," he wrote. "To me, this is a warped, twisted logic that bears no statistical analysis and makes no sense. Do you fight drug addiction with more cocaine? Alcoholism with more Jack Daniel's? Of course not."
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Morgan, 47, said he understands citizens should be allowed to own guns to hunt or for the purposes of self-defense, but said the United States needed to put stricter gun laws into effect just like Britain did after a similar massacre at Dunblane Primary School in Scotland in 1996. "The 'more guns, less crime' argument is utter nonsense. Britain, after Dunblane, introduced some of the toughest gun laws in Europe, and we average just 35 gun murders a year."
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Added Morgan: "If you don't change your gun laws to at least try to stop this relentless tidal wave of murderous carnage, then you don't have to worry about deporting . Although I love the country as a second home and one that has treated me incredibly well, I would, as a concerned parent first — and latterly, of a one-year-old daughter who may attend an American elementary school like Sandy Hook in three years' time — seriously consider deporting myself."
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