Piers Morgan Threatens to Deport Self if U.S. Gun Laws Don't Change

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No need to threaten to deport Piers Morgan over his anti-gun views, America. If things don't change before long, the CNN anchor will be happy to see himself out.

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The UK native has been on a rampage of his own since Adam Lanza killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

His anti-gun rhetoric has gotten almost vitriolic more than once, and 90,000 people signed a petition to deport Morgan for his anti-2nd Amendment views.

The 1st Amendment clearly protects his right to criticize the 2nd, of course, so he's not going anywhere (not that all Brits necessarily want him back).

In a new 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. 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."

Morgan, 47, said he understands citizens should be allowed to own guns to hunt or for self-defense, but says doubling down on them is the opposite of smart.

Conversely, he said the U.S. needs to put stricter gun laws into effect as 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."

The U.S.? More than 300 times that, with a population five times larger.

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."

What do you think? Not just about Morgan but about his gun control views? Will more and better laws help? Or are they just ineffective and unconstitutional?

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