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CNN's Piers Morgan threatens NRA: 'I'm not done with you yet'

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Piers Morgan may be on his way out at CNN, but he made sure the National Rifle Association knew that he wasn't quite finished with them in a tweet issued Monday.

"I wouldn't get too excited @NRA - I'm not done with you yet," he tweeted, using the hashtag #GunControlNow.

The Twitchy staff, however, had a different opinion.

"Reality would beg to differ, pal," Twitchy said.

The Blaze said Morgan's tweet appeared to be a response to a message sent by the NRA announcing Morgan's ouster.

On Sunday, the New York Times reported that CNN was ending Morgan's primetime program after seeing his ratings drop below Fox and MSNBC.

The New York Times added:

CNN’s president, Jeffrey Zucker, has other problems, but none bigger than Mr. Morgan and his plum 9 p.m. time slot. Mr. Morgan said last week that he and Mr. Zucker had been talking about the show’s failure to connect and had decided to pull the plug, probably in March.

Morgan, who replaced Larry King, went on an anti-gun tear after the Sandy Hook school shootings, viciously attacking the Second Amendment, the NRA and gun owners.

During a segment that aired in early 2013, Daily Beast sports writer Buzz Bissinger suggested the only reason one would need a semi-automatic rifle is to shoot Alex Jones.

“I don’t care what the justification is that you’re allowed in this country to own a semi-automatic weapon – much less a handgun. But what do you need a semi-automatic weapon for? The only reason I think you’d need it is, Piers, challenge Alex Jones to a boxing match, show up with a semi-automatic that you got legally and pop him,” he said.

“I’d love to see that," said Huffington Post's Abby Huntsman. "In uniform," she added while laughing.

“I’ll borrow my brother's uniform,” Morgan said.

At one point, Morgan admitted standing on the graves of the children killed in Newtown to advance his anti-gun agenda.

"I'm being accused of 'standing on the graves of dead Sandy Hook children' - if that's what it takes to get action, so be it," he tweeted.

The NRA did not respond to Morgan's message.

According to reports, Morgan is in talks with CNN to remain on in some capacity.

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