“Jim Carrey: ‘Assault Rifle’ Owners Have ‘Very Little in Their Body or Soul Worth Protecting'”
Actor Jim Carrey said Saturday that anyone who has bought an “assault rifle” since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School retain little that is “worth protecting.”
“[Anyone] who would run out to buy an assault rifle after the Newtown massacre has very little left in their body or soul worth protecting,”said Carrey on Twitter, Feb. 2.
Which is why God granted dominion to good and wise men — like Carrey, eg. — to judge the souls of lesser, ordinary men, then invented giant ovens and “showers” that pump poison gas in order to put these evil subhumans into the dirt where they belong.
Gun sales have soared since the massacre in Newtown, Conn., which left 26 dead, including 20 first graders, as politicians have proposed stricter gun control legislation. Data released by the FBI showed a record number of background checks performed for gun purchases in December, increasingin 48 of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in 2012.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has sponsored an “assault weapons” ban that prohibits the sale of 157 weapons and limits the amount of ammunition-magazines to 10 rounds, though she acknowledgedit is an “uphill fight.”
Feinstein’s bill would ban AR-15s, one of the most popular rifles in America, and one of the weapons used in the Sandy Hook shooting. Prices for the rifle have surged since the shooting, with gun sellers reporting a huge demand for the weapon and its ammunition. The AR-15 is a semiautomatic gun, firing one bullet with each pull of the trigger. The manufacture of certain fully-automatic guns has been banned since 1986, and with similar laws from 1968 to 1934.
Fully automatic weapons made prior to 1986 and registered with the federal government can be purchased but these sales are heavily regulated. Carrey, 51, the Canadian-born star of Dumb and Dumber and Bruce Almighty, is not the first Hollywood celebrity to call for more gun control. More than 50 celebrities and artists appeared in an ad for “Demand a Plan to End Gun Violence” in December.
Of course, they don’t wish to end the kind of “gun violence” their bodyguards or personal security details would inflict (they hope, because otherwise why are they spending all that goddamned money on them?) on potential threats to themselves or their loved ones, but then, they’re some of the special people — the pigs who are more equal than you and I — and besides, can’t you just feel the depth of their caring?
Which is easy to do once you’ve got your own ass covered — and it costs you nothing really to lay claim to a contrived moral high ground that you have no right staking out.
That these pampered limousine liberals would deny us the same protections that can afford to pay for — which allows them to pretend that their hands are clean of the gun filth that infests American culture — is just more evidence that they care little about the people they claim to be championing, and care only about their own insulated and phony self-righteousness, purchased nearly always at the expense of the liberty and property of others.
Jim Carrey came to this country and got stunningly rich making stupid faces. The least he could do is shut his yap and collect his check — or at most, take to Twitter to berate his own security detail for knowing how to handle “semi-automatic assault pistols.”
I tire of these people. I really really do. So if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go mess with rubber face on Twitter for a bit.