More than 48,000 people have signed a petition demanding that British CNN talk show host Piers Morgan be deported over comments he made on air about gun control.
Morgan last week criticized pro-gun guests on his show, after the December 14 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Morgan called guest, Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners for America, an "idiot," "dangerous" and an "unbelievably stupid man".
The petition accuses Morgan of subverting the second amendment, which guarantees the right to bear arms. The petition is on the White House website. Morgan says he stands by his calls for the United States to ban assault weapons.