SKY News 
Dec 26, 2012
Piers Morgan has renewed his call for a ban on assault rifles as the number of Americans signing a petition to get him out of the country rises.
More than 65,000 people have now signed the petition on the White House website, ensuring the Obama administration will respond.
But Mr Morgan, famous for his sharp tongue and straight talking interview style, has nudged back on Twitter, saying: “Merry Christmas! Even to those who want me deported.”
He has also repeated his view that assault rifles should be banned in the US following the latest shooting in which two volunteer firefighters were shot dead in New York state.
The pair were killed, and two others injured, by a gunman who set fire to a car and a house and ambushed them when they arrived at the scene.