TV hosts Jerry Springer and Piers Morgan arrive to BritWeek 2012's 'Evening with Piers Morgan' on May 4, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. Credit: Getty Images
LONDON (TheBlaze/AP) -- Remember that Piers Morgan petition we told you about? You know -- the one seeking his deportation? Now, more than 31,400 people have signed in support, calling for the British CNN host to be sent away from the U.S. over his gun-control views.
Morgan has taken an aggressive stand for tighter U.S. gun laws in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. Last week, he called a gun advocate appearing on his "Piers Morgan Tonight" show an "unbelievably stupid man."
Now, gun-rights activists are fighting back. A petition created Dec. 21 on the White House e-petition website by a user in Texas accuses Morgan of engaging in a "hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution" by targeting the Second Amendment and demands he be deported immediately.
TV host Piers Morgan attends the WWE SummerSlam VIP Kick-Off Party at Beverly Hills Hotel on August 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. Credit: Getty Images For WWE
The petition has already hit the 25,000 signature threshold to get a White House response. By Monday, it had 31,430 signatures.
Morgan seemed unfazed -- and even amused -- by the movement.
In a series of Twitter messages, he alternately urged his followers to sign the petition and in response to one article about the petition said "bring it on" as he appeared to track the petition's progress.
"If I do get deported from America for wanting fewer gun murders, are there any other countries that will have me?" he wrote.