No one in the media pushed harder for civilian disarmament than Brit expat Piers Morgan. Clearly not appreciative of the Constitutional freedoms afforded him here, the dozens of viewers who regularly tune in to his cable news gabfest saw him joust, to varying effect, with pro-gunners after Sandy Hook like the GOA’s Larry Pratt and, well, Alex Jones. And when his agti-gun agitprop campaign predictably resulted in some fierce blowback — including a White House web site petition to have him deported — his response was, naturally, “bring it!” . . .
As he told his countrymen via a December dailymail.co.uk article laying out his case for curbing American’s right to keep and bear arms a la the once-Great Britain, he let it be known that he’d never let it get that far.
…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.
That being the case, now that federal gun control legislation is deader than Tamarlen Tsarnaev, is Piers pondering packing? Surely he’s not going to hang his bowler on the silly Lautenberg gun powder bill.
Yes, a few states have implemented what the bombastic Brit would love to see nationwide, but despite his best efforts, most of the nation is going to remain RKBA-friendly, at least for the foreseeable future. And, naturally, Morgan made sure to include the necessary weasel-wording in his pledge (“I would…seriously consider deporting myself”). So what’ll it be, Piers? Time to go? [h/t Jeremy S.]