Piers Morgan is Safe as White House Asks Gun Activist Petitioners to Remember the 1st Amendment

    January 10, 2013
    Josh Wolford
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The White House’s “We The People” online petition site has seen some ridiculous petitions gain steam over the past couple of months. First, there was the rash of secession petitions that popped up following President Obama’s reelection. Then, we saw a petition to build a functioning Death Star succeed the signature threshold. Someone even asked the White House to consider a law banning the practice of insulting religion.

Funny? Of course. But it’s clear that none of these petitions were really created in good faith. You can’t secede. You can’t have a law outlawing people from making fun of your God. Get real, people.

Recently, another crazy petition amassed quite a few backers. It asked the White House to “Deport British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment.” Morgan, host of his own CNN show, has been vocal in his criticism of American gun laws (or lack thereof).

“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,” read the petition.

It has received over 109,000 signatures as of the writing of this article.

Now, the White House has published an official response to the petition, written by Press Secretary Jay Carney. His message is pretty clear: 2nd Amendment activists need to reread the 1st amendment.

“Let’s not let arguments over the Constitution’s Second Amendment violate the spirit of its First. President Obama believes that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. However, the Constitution not only guarantees an individual right to bear arms, but also enshrines the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press — fundamental principles that are essential to our democracy. Americans may disagree on matters of public policy and express those disagreements vigorously, but no one should be punished by the government simply because he or she expressed a view on the Second Amendment — or any other matter of public concern,” writes Carney.

So it appears that the Federal Government will not be taking any steps to remove Piers Morgan from the country.

Alex Jones, radio host and founder of InfoWars, recently appeared on the Piers Morgan show to “discuss” guns and the petition, which he backed. You can catch up on that sideshow below:

  • Tan Vampire

    The 2nd Amendment, Batman Shooting & High Fructose Corn Syrup

  • Quinn Mallory

    Then the WH better take its own medicine. It’s people’s 1st amendment right to call for Piers’s deportation. That’s free speech, too.

    • Georgetown

      EXACTLY!! Well stated. Also, The White House shouldn’t be protecting antiAmerican British nationals attempting to overthrow our nation, These United States!! Something needs to be done about this guys constant harassment of Our United States Rights!!

  • Galloping Libertarian

    What Alex Jones did was make the term Democide go viral. Google it like he said but most of all spread the word about with the weblinks below. It is our best argument against gun control by far.

    This is the largest database of Democide death/murder by government on the net after disarmament.262,000,000 million slaughtered by their own governments.6 times more murdered by their own governments than those killed in ALL THE WARS IN THE LAST CENTURY COMBINED. Think about for a minute. Are you going to turn in any weapon if they are banned? Anyone that says “Oh but that could never happen here, this is the USA” is historically unaware.
    Democide is the best argument against any kind of restrictions or gun bans of any kind.

  • http://shonjimenez.com Shon Jimenez

    I dislike Piers Morgan. I think he is a total moron. He comes to America and totally bashes anything American and we stand by a let him. Everytime he comes on I have to pull out my AR-15 and go in the back yard and pop off some rounds to calm down.

  • larry smith

    Sir Winston Churchhill would have kicked Pier’s butt out of Britian but that was over a generation ago. Today the Brits are probably glad he lives in the USA……..another protection old Pier enjoys is the USA is currently not protected from illegal aliens so why would the Federal Govt. care what Pier has to say…..Let the fool have his 15 minutes in the spot light then he will again return into the shadows of being a “unimportant loud mouth jerry springer kinda guy”.

  • Linda

    It doesn’t matter where anyone comes from you knuckle dragger’s. Anyone that fights against guns is a hero to me and all the moral and ethical people on this wonderful planet.

    Wannabe cowboys, give it up. Evolve, if that’s possible. Sadly, I doubt it. No brain no pain. Karma will come around. How would any of you rednecks like facing the barrel of a gun in your own home and watch while your wife and children are slaughtered by people that have the right to bear arms?

    I think that all these rednecks need to be placed on an island together with their guns and have at it. There is no place for guns in this day and age. It’s too easy to kill with a gun. How many innocent children, people have to die or suffer because of people like you? Not one person should ever have to live in fear because of all these gun slinging morons.

  • john Willi

    I have to admit I voted for this present Tyrant.Please pray for me.Mr Obama does not realize that the second amendment is as important to us americans as Gay Marriage,the right to choose and his liberal agenda is to Bloomberg and him.Mr Obama you are dividing this country and history will not be kind to you.Just look at the world today instead of making america stronger,your agenda is driving us to ruin.