Jim Carrey - Jim Carrey Responds To Critics Of Gun Video With Angry Tweet

Jim Carrey ruffled more than a few feathers when he ventured into the always touchy subject of gun control with his Funny or Die music video for the comedy single 'Cold Dead Hand.' Needless to say, almost as soon as the video went viral, a torrent of abuse spewed forth Carrey's way from pro-gun enthusiasts. But Carrey is not the kind of guy to take things lying down and he has already responded to his critics via the medium of Twitter to further back his claims for tighter gun restrictions.

The video in question features Carrey as famed NRA lobbyist Charlton Heston and a host of other humouros characters and the band Eels as special-guests on a country and western TV show, with the band dressed as John Lennon, Gandhi and Abraham Lincoln, making various quips about fire arm enthusiasts, including the old one about gun nuts over compensating for something a little small. As is Newton's Law, for every action there is, of course, a reaction, and the Right responded to the video in their numbers, with a petition to have Carrey deported back to his native Canada being set up soon after the video made the rounds, as well as more than a few nasty words being sent his direction.

The funnyman will no doubt have to do some more defending of himself in the near future, but in the meantime he pleaded his case again in a Tweet earlier today as he argued the unencessity of owning a gun with automatic fire. He wrote: 'Owning a handgun or a shotgun is 1 thing bt if u need more fire power than that, it means you're shootin' blanks in …'

Something tells us we haven't heard the last of this, not will we heard the end of it for some time. Lets just hope Carrey has irritated the wrong person with his biting satire, after all, there's a lot of crazy people out there and a lot of them own guns.

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Jim Carrey: Lets hope he knows what he's getting himself into.


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