Actor Jay Mohr weighed in on the national gun-control debate Monday, linking gun violence and the Second Amendment to the terrorist bombings during the Boston Marathon.
Hours after the attack, the 42-year-old Mohr called for an end to the right to bear arms on his Twitter feed.
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"What bothers me most about today is that we’re getting used 2 it. ENOUGH. 2nd amendment must go. Violence has 2 stop. Culture MUST change," Mohr tweeted Monday
night, the Daily Caller reported.
Critics mocked him by tweeting photos of guns to him. The New Jersey-born comedian turned actor then posted a second tweet.
"The 2nd Amendment lends itself to the CULTURE of violence we are living in. Stop blowing up my timeline w your gun/porn fetishes," he wrote.
Mohr wrote a third post 90 minutes later, seeming to rescind what he said in the first tweet.
"Newtown tragedy was gun violence. Where are u maniacs coming from. I’m just stating that its so sad we’re getting used to watching it on tv," he tweeted.
Mohr also claimed his aim was not to make a political declaration.
"No politics here at all. Just sick of watching bloodshed on tv. It’s become reality tv and we’re becoming numb. Amazed at pro gun responses," he said.
The former "Saturday Night Live" actor, who has starred in films like "Jerry Maguire," "Small Soldiers," and "Street Kings," currently hosts a podcast on Fox Sports Radio. In addition to acting, Mohr is still a standup comic
. One of his Twitter critics tweeted that his standup act is "excruciating to watch," The Washington Times reported.
Mohr is the latest comic celebrity in the last few weeks to take a public position on the guns law debate.
In late March, actor-comedian Jim Carrey released a "hee haw" parody video
on Funny or Die that mocked the late Hollywood legend Charlton Heston for his pro-Second Amendment stance. In the video, Carry implied that people who advocate for the right to bear arms are backwards.
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Similarly, Carrey turned to Twitter to defend the "Cold Dead Hand" video
"'Cold Dead Hand' is abt u heartless m—f-- unwilling 2 bend 4 the safety of our kids. Sorry if you're offended…" he wrote on Twitter.
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