Piers Morgan made yet another call for gun control on Sunday — and threatened to deport himself if America’s gun laws do not change.
The CNN host became an outspoken critic of current gun policy after the Newtown shooting, which took the lives of twenty children. Morgan made another deeply personal appeal in a Daily Mail column published Sunday.
He compared the Newtown shooting to the Dunblane school shooting of 1996, in which sixteen children and one adult were shot and killed in Scotland. “It was a slaughter so senseless, so unspeakable, that it reduced even hard-bitten news reporters, including me, to tears,” Morgan recalled.
He described his own reaction to gun advocates’ response to tragedy in Newtown as “blind rage,” and tore into those who have argued that more guns is the answer. Morgan also turned to the recent petition calling for his deportation from the U.S., and cited his own experience as a father.
“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,” he wrote. “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.”