February 4, 2013

“Jim Carrey: ‘Assault Rifle’ Owners Have ‘Very Little in Their Body or Soul Worth Protecting'”

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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.

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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.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 10:16am
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Comments (31)

  1. If these self righteous “celebrities” want to ban firearms, then let them repeal the Second Amendment. Until then they can suck my nuts till their noses bleed.

  2. Jim Carrey is Canadian.

    Go home, eh?

  3. And now, for something truly mind-numbing:

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Sylvester Stallone says that despite his “Rambo” image and new shoot-em-up film “Bullet to the Head,” he’s in favor of new national gun control legislation.

    *snort*

  4. Saw the best response to Carey at Say Uncle: “My assault rifles have killed less children than your ex-girlfriend’s anti-vaccination advocacy.”
    ***
    Also, how about Hollywood put it’s money where its mouth is an agree to no longer depict any of the guns & accessories that Feinstein wants to ban?

  5. Why bother with all the trouble to repeal the Second Amendment when it’s more practical, or Pragmatic, as ObaZma likes to call his manner of rule, to simply ignore it, denigrate it, despise it, pretend it doesn’t exist and move on with his Presidential campaign of universal demagoguery to bring the Democratic people of the Un-tied States to embrace a Progressivism pure, high-minded and triumphant? After all, he won! And Forward!

  6. If I want any shit out of a celebrity, I’ll squeeze their head.

  7. So was his comment made by “Dumb” or “Dumber”?

  8. Lord knows I get all of my political advice from actors, especially the ones who promote principles I disagree with.

  9. I would just ask him to define what an assault rifle is, then help him flail his way to realization.

    Or, just ignore him, which is easier.

  10. Like about 25% of the people who answer polls, he thinks assault rifles are guns capable of shooting full-auto.

  11. Come on, everybody say it with me: “Guns are bad, m’kay?”

    I mean, a philosophy that doesn’t fit on a bumper sticker isn’t worth holding.

  12. Come on, everybody say it with me: “Guns are bad, m’kay?”

    Until you need one.

  13. I’ve been hearing rumors over the years that Jim Carrey is funny. Unable to confirm.

  14. He did a passable impression of Axl Rose as an OD’ing junkie once.

  15. Whoever writes his script might be funny — or might not.

  16. “The transfer of such a large number of weapons — 87,310 M1 Garands and 770,160 M1 Carbines — could potentially be exploited by individuals seeking firearms for illicit purposes,” the spokesman told FoxNews.com.

    And of course, only a progressive administrator can properly determine what is licit and what is illicit. That dusty old thing you’ve got in your hand there, for instance — that “little book” — illicit as all get out, as every good progressive administrator knows, and can be used for all manner of evil and backward purposes.

  17. Until you need one.

    Even if you need one, Ernst, the ickyness and badness of a gun taints you if you touch it. Because ooga-booga!!!

  18. Sylvester Stallone says that despite his “Rambo” image and new shoot-em-up film “Bullet to the Head,” he’s in favor of new national gun control legislation.

    Related?

  19. Bill Stevens is the kind of Sandy Hook dad who doesn’t get on the national news.

  20. Geoffb, I think the next big film will be Taken 3, in which Liam Neeson plays a man whose infant granddaughter is kidnapped before his eyes. The bulk of the film revolves around Neeson as he dials 911, tearfully examines what he may have done to enrage the kidnappers so, and testifies before the Senate to promote the “(baby girl’s name) Act” in memory of the (now dead) granddaughter.

  21. I thought a lot of Carrey’s work was funny as hell, especially the early stuff. I still do. That doesn’t change the fact that he’s an idiot on a lot of subjects.

  22. Meh. I can’t bring myself to laugh at people who’ve demonstrated aggressive stupidity. My mother taught me it was rude.

  23. President Obama claimed Monday that a “consensus” is forming around the kinds of “common-sense” gun control measures he’s pushing in Washington.

    Oh, there’s a consensus forming, all right…

  24. If we had a real media somebody might point out to Jim that people aren’t buying up assault weapons as a reaction to Sandy Hook, they are buying them as a reaction to his reaction to Sandy Hook.

    If we had a real media, and if he were capable of anything resembling critical thought.

  25. Shut up you dried up old ‘yesterday’s grotesque’ celebrity. Nobody cares if ‘Fire Marshal Bill’ or the gibbering idiot who ruined the Grinch forever thinks anybody is worth defending. Shit be on your contorted aging face.

  26. “Sylvester Stallone says that despite his “Rambo” image and new shoot-em-up film “Bullet to the Head,” he’s in favor of new national gun control legislation.”

    Sorry Sly. I guess I’ll be skipping all future Epxendables films. Tell Bruce, Ahnult, and Jason the bad news for me. Ya fucked up.

  27. “I’ve been hearing rumors over the years that Jim Carrey is funny. Unable to confirm.”

    Since I’ve never been taken in by his sound effects and funny walk work as seen in Ace ventura, I place him in the rather low hanging “Oh no you di-int!” school of humor. Only it’s not the good kind like the early days of Moore and Cook’s ‘Derek and Clive stuff before they started to lost in the drunk abuse and laughter stuff that it devolved into.

  28. Odd, Carrey’s desire to broadbrush smear people whom have done no harm would seem to indicate that he is lacking in the soul department.

  29. This Jim Carrey?

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