Target: Piers Morgan
Goal: Thank CNN host Piers Morgan for vehemently speaking out against gun violence and taking on the gun lobby on his program.
In light of the recent tragedy in Newton, Connecticut and continued gun violence throughout the United States, CNN anchor Piers Morgan has been fervently advocating for gun control. In response, U.S. gun rights advocates have signed a White House petition calling for the United Kingdom-born Morgan to be deported for “attacking the Second Amendment rights of ordinary Americans.” Morgan says he supports the Second Amendment but that there is no reason American civilians should have unregulated access to military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
In a recent interview on his program, a frustrated Morgan said to Executive Director of Gun Owners of America Larry Pratt, “You’re an unbelievably stupid man, aren’t you? You have absolutely no coherent argument. You don’t actually give a damn about the gun murder rate in America.”
The response of gun rights activists to Morgan’s expression of free speech is absolutely ludicrous. After a horrifying shooting in which 20 first graders were killed in their own elementary school, a national conversation on gun violence is not only appropriate, it is vital. Morgan has been utilizing his pulpit for such discussion and for that we should be thankful. Thank Piers Morgan for speaking up and demanding a plan.
Dear Piers Morgan,
Thank you for speaking out against gun violence. Although some Americans have taken your outspoken criticism of gun violence and in turn have attacked your First Amendment rights, most Americans are with you. It cannot be overstated how important it is that people like you stand up to the gun lobby and use your platform to make sure Americans don’t forget about the horror that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary, as well as the violence that continues to occur every day all throughout our nation.
On behalf of the millions of Americans who are demanding a plan to end rampant gun violence, we thank you for your outspoken concern and advocacy to ensure that our great nation puts an end to gun massacres.
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