In the wake of online petitions aimed at getting the CNN host out of America, Piers Morgan has threatened to deport himself if the United States doesn’t alter its gun control laws.
In a revealing new column for The Daily Mail, Morgan reacts to the petitions to get him deported from America, while also reemphasizing his thoughts on gun control.
Even more, Morgan’s column gets downright personal, as Piers explains his personal experiences and shows readers how his own life has informed his views on guns.
“I was editor of the Daily Mirror on that day back in 1996 and will never forget the appalling TV footage of those poor Scottish mothers sprinting to the small primary school, many already howling with anguish at the thought of what might have happened to their five-year-old children."
"It was a slaughter so senseless, so unspeakable, that it reduced even hard-bitten news reporters, including me, to tears.”
Morgan also acknowledges the fact that sales of guns, like the AR-15, as well as ammunition, are on the rise in America. In fact, Brownells recently admitted that they’ve sold 3 years’ worth of ammo in just 72 hours on their website.
“Sales of the specific weapon used, an AR-15 military-style assault rifle, rocketed at gun stores all over America in the days following the Sandy Hook shooting."
And the country’s biggest gun supplier, Brownells, said it sold more high-capacity bullet magazines in three days than it normally did in three-and-a-half years.
"What is behind this apparently insane behaviour? The answer is, mainly, fear.”
So is Piers Morgan really contemplating the idea of deporting himself? Here’s how he ends his revealing column:
“In conclusion, I can spare those Americans who want me deported a lot of effort by saying this: 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 me."
"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.”