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Ace Ventura: Gun rights hypocrite?

posted at 3:03 pm on March 25, 2013 by

AP introduced you to comedian Jim Carrey’s anti-gun theatrics on the homepage this morning; here’s the inevitable conservative riposte, via Caleb Bonham:

“A tommy gun!”

I struggled to stifle a little chuckle at the 1:35 mark.  What sort of message does that performance send to The Children, Jim?  Also, I must ask, do we possess DVD’s of bloody movies, or do they possess us?  Since the Sandy Hook tragedy is the key touchstone for the recent spate of gun control measures, isn’t it also relevant that the shooter was reportedly addicted to gory video games?  Just spitballing here, but maybe entertainment is the primary culprit in all of this, not firearms.  If stars are going to participate in moral crusades against one element of the bill of rights, perhaps they should have to explain why their lucrative freedoms ought not be infringed.*  Remember: Evidence of causation, statistical data, and the efficacy of proposed remedies aren’t relevant.  All that counts is a strong conviction that we must “do something.”  Come to think of it, “funny or die” seems like an inherently violent slogan, doesn’t it?  Time to convene the ban squad.

*No, I don’t actually believe this.

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He is an actor and using firearms in movies is okay because he’s just doing his job. Kind of like the “just following orders” line of reasoning use to cover despicable or unethical deeds.

He is also a liberal and as we well know liberals can do no wrong. They always have the moral authority because they “care”.

Dr. Frank Enstine on March 25, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Ban keyboards fer mispellin werdz.

John the Libertarian on March 25, 2013 at 4:34 PM

go back to Canada if you don’t like your Hollyweird money$$$

burserker on March 25, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Carrey wants to protect the children from our guns…?

I protect my children from his movies.

Even the movies Carrey made that were marketed to children.

Dirty, dirty films.

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OK, The Truman Show wasn’t too bad.

But he still wears The Mask of a mega-hypocrite.

itsnotaboutme on March 25, 2013 at 6:59 PM

There’s no business like show business
Like no business I know

Everything about it is appealing
Everything the traffic will allow

No where could you have that happy feeling
When you aren’t stealing that extra bow

There’s no people like show people
They smile when they are low

Yesterday they told you you would not go far
That night you opened and there you are

Next day on your dressing room they’ve hung a star
Let’s go on with the show

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No doubt Ace Ventura has quite the ego. He’s a star!

ExpressoBold on March 25, 2013 at 8:42 PM

To one or all the local lefty liberals… Are there any well known public figure liberals who are not mega hypocrites? Include politicians, news people, Hollywood and music, whatever…

Also, I’d put Al ‘Private Jet’ Gore right up there with the best of them for example. And if you believe that guns are a problem… how much of that problem is caused by the desensitizing effect of wave after wave of Hollywood Blockbuster Bullet Fests?

Seriously… Explain your positions because the disconnect here seems to be at the root of the mental disease that is liberalism…

RalphyBoy on March 26, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Tell the Canadian Rubberface he’s not funny.

itsspideyman on March 26, 2013 at 12:40 PM

This is an illustration of why we don’t let know-nothing actors handle important things.

Just mug at the camera: don’t tough any of the switches, knobs, or other controls you don’t understand, Jim!!!

PS: You’re not funny to anyone under 12 or over 13 years old!!

landlines on March 26, 2013 at 2:13 PM