Jim Carrey Gun Video on 'Funny or Die' Sparks Outrage Among Arms Advocates

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Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 03:26 PM

By Alexandra Ward

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Jim Carrey has gun rights advocates fuming after the actor released a controversial Funny or Die music video "Cold Dead Hand" Monday, which mocks Second Amendment defenders and actor and former National Rifle Association president Charlton Heston.

In the clip, Carrey sings of Heston, "(The angels) wouldn't take him up to heaven like he planned because they couldn't pry that gun from his cold dead hand. You're a big big man with a little bitty gland, so you need something bigger with a hairpin trigger."

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The title of the song alludes to a 2000 NRA convention speech Heston made, in which he vows, "I'll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands."

Carrey's video immediately drew backlash on Twitter, with Fox News' Greg Gutfeld leading the pack.

Gutfeld also took aim at Carrey on the air.

"He is probably the most pathetic tool on the face of the earth and I hope his career is dead and I hope he ends up sleeping in his car like his life began," Gutfeld said. "This video only made me want to go out and buy a gun. He thinks this is biting satire, going after rural America and a dead man."

Carrey, who has been increasingly vocal about his anti-gun beliefs on Twitter, has been involved in a flurry of spats with pro-gun rights lobbyists and conservative pundits because of his controversial messages.

The actor did, however, thank his detractors for the debate.

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