A citizens' petition addressed to U.S. President Barack Obama requested the deportation of famous British journalist Piers Morgan of the CNN network for his comments in favor of greater gun control following the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown.
The petition was posted on the "We the People" section of the White House Web site, where citizens' requests are received and published.
As of Monday more than 33,000 people had signed the petition to deport the popular journalist and TV host back to Britain.
According to the petition, Morgan has "attacked" the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which acknowledges the right of citizens to bear arms.
For that reason, the signers 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."
As a result of the shooting last Dec. 14 at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, where Adam Lanza killed 20 children and 6 adults after first gunning down his own mother and before committing suicide, Morgan expressed his support for new gun-control laws in the United States.
Last week on CNN the pundit interviewed Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, and called him "an unbelievably stupid man."
When a citizens' petition to the White House has more than 25,000 signatures, the government must respond. EFE