Media Politics

Jim Carrey Loves Gun Owners (Eye roll)

Actor/Comedian Jim Carrey has become a vocal advocate for gun control laws throughout the United States.

He believes that the answer to gun violence in the United States is more laws and stricter regulations. While Chicago, with the strictest gun control in the country, may tend to disagree with Mr. Carrey’s observation, that’s beside the point.

Now that he’s had a couple of movies flop recently and he’s taken a bit of a P.R. beating by ostracizing half of the country, Mr. Carrey want’s to apologize.

You see, back in March, Carrey stepped up his anti-gun rhetoric, tweeting this about owners of “assault weapons”:

What followed must have been a bit of a nightmare for Carrey’s publicist, because twitter exploded in anger at his obvious naiveté about gun ownership in America. A careful study of Carrey’s public comments, comedy commentary, and his tweets shows that they are littered with talking points from the left.

His rhetoric about “military style” weapons is nothing new, as the left has been spouting off about the way weapons look for years. President Clinton’s assault weapon ban was widely considered so useless because these weapons are hardly ever used in crimes. Even more, a few minutes of logical thinking would lead one to realize that the way a weapon looks doesn’t necessarily make it a more efficient weapon. But the Left is not interested in truth; the left is interested in control. The National Shooting Sports Foundation puts it simply:

What differentiates a so-called “assault weapon” from other guns is cosmetic; for example, the type of stock on the gun, which makes the conventionally operating firearm look more like a military firearm. The gun-ban lobby understands that the confusion over what is and what is not an “assault weapon” only benefits them. Consider this statement from Josh Sugarmann of the Violence Policy Center: ‘The public’s confusion over fully-automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons — anything that looks like a machine gun is presumed to be a machine gun — can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.’”

JimCarreyFauxstacheJim Carrey’s tweets are indicative of what has happened in the politicized and media-saturated debate on gun control. The media has chosen sides, and as is their wont, they have chosen to only disseminate the misinformation that is pushed by the leftist gun control advocates. If the media were reporting on the issue in an unbiased way, arguments like the one posited by Carrey would have died long ago. The way a gun looks should have nothing to do with the argument.

This is what happens when the Fourth Estate chooses sides on an issue, as they’ve done here. We see the same problem with abortion, socialized healthcare, tax policy, and welfare issues. The media is complicit with the left in making Jim Carrey look like a fool when it comes to gun control. Which is a switch, as proven by his tweets – Jim Carrey doesn’t need any help looking like a fool.

 

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About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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