Piers Morgan can stay in the U.S. despite criticism of nation's gun control
After becoming overtly vocal against the nation’s Second Amendment regarding gun control in America following the massacre in Newtown, CT, a White House petition was submitted and then signed by over 100,000 persons. Since the petition had more than the required number of signatures for an official response – 25,000 - the White House needed to respond. On Tuesday of this week, the White House excused him for his criticism of the United States’ gun policies – or lack thereof – due to one’s freedom of speech.
Therefore, revealed the White House via a statement by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Piers Morgan will not be deported and sent back to the United Kingdome as so many persons – ideally, gun rights enthusiasts - had wanted to happen.
Morgan – who is the host of CNN’s talk show “Piers Morgan Tonight” responded with a joke when he said:
This is very bad news for the Americans and very good news for the Brits.
Turning serious, however, Morgan then called for tougher gun controls in the United States. He prided his homeland of Britain as having a low rate of gun crime and also said that he would consider leaving the United States in the future over the country’s lack of gun control.
Morgan criticized the Americans for not doing more to change gun control after the Jan. 2011 shooting of former United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
Morgan does not want to strip Americans of their right to self-defense, so he says, but he believes Americans agree with him in believing that something has to be done regarding guns in the United States. He wants assault weapons banned and for gun control policies to be a top priority on the nation’s political agenda.