7:49pm PT by Kimberly Nordyke
Piers Morgan Confronts Man Who Wants to Deport Him on CNN Show (Video)
Piers Morgan interviewed -- or at least tried to -- the man who created a petition to deport him on his CNN talk show Monday night.
Alex Jones appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight to talk about his petition, titled "Deport British Citizen Piers Morgan for Attacking 2nd Amendment," which he posted on the White House's website. As of Monday night, it has received more than 100,000 signatures. (Petitions need only 25,000 signatures to generate a White House response.)
The petition was started in the wake of Morgan's criticism of gun advocates in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting.
"British Citizen and CNN television host Piers Morgan is engaged in a hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution by targeting the Second Amendment," the petition reads. "We demand that Mr. Morgan be deported immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights and for exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens."
On Morgan's show, Jones came out with guns blazing -- so to speak -- rattling off his arguments against Morgan, saying he started the petition to bring attention to his belief that foreigners living in the U.S. want to take away guns from Americans while the government continues to beef up its weapons.
"1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms!" he declared at one point, saying that the second amendment isn't for "duck hunting" but to protect Americans from "tyrannical government."
When the host tried to ask a question, Jones continued to speak over or interrupt him. At one point, he told Morgan, "You're a hatchet man of the new world order," and even seemingly challenged him to a boxing match.
After several minutes, Morgan finally said: "Let take a break. When we come back, try and answer my questions."
Responded Jones: "All you're gonna do is sit there and play little factoid questions." He continued talking -- spouting off a crime statistic -- but was cut off as the show went to a commercial.
After the break, Jones continued his tirade and mostly avoided answering Morgan's questions.
Watch part of the "interview" below.