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CNN Host Piers Morgan: The Only Civilians Who Need an 'AR-15 Assault Rifle' Are Those Who 'Want to Commit Mass Murder


"I own an AR-15. Does that mean I am going to commit mass murders?"

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CNN host Piers Morgan continued his anti-gun rhetoric Sunday, tweeting: "The only civilians who 'need' an AR-15 assault rifle are those who want to commit mass murder. That's what they do. #killingmachines."

The British citizen has been outspoken in his support for stronger gun control measures in the United States, particularly in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook last month.

A little over a week ago, the White House was forced to respond to a petition signed by more than 100,000 people seeking to deport the television host over his views.  “Keep the First [Amendment]” in mind when defending the second, they suggested.

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Earlier in the day, Morgan sent out these related messages:

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Morgan's tweets have not gone unnoticed, being picked up by conservative blogs across the Internet.

Here are a few responses from Twitter, many aggregated by Twitchy:

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(H/T: Twitchy)

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