Jim Carrey Demolishes The NRA

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You might recall Jim Carrey taking on the NRA a few years back with his “Cold Dead Hands” video. This time he’s back in action, battling it out with the NRA – but this time he’s using a paintbrush.

Golden Globe winning actor, comedian, impressionist, and painter Jim Carrey has been sparring with the NRA for years now.

He is probably best known for his release of a music video on March 25, 2013 for Funny or Die. The song and video, titled “Cold Dead Hands,” spoofed the vintage television show “Hee Haw” with Carrey taking on the role of Heston, who interacts with the show’s host.

“Who would be laughing if it weren’t for the patriots who answered the call of freedom?” Carrey comments through gritted teeth. “Aliens. They will exploit our every weakness and suck the brains out of every living soul.”

Carrey then assumes the role of the lead singer for Lonesome Earl and the Clutterbusters, backed by musicians dressed as Abraham Lincoln, Ghandi, and John Lennon and singing: “It takes a cold dead hand to decide to pull the trigger.”

The NRA is scrambling to defend their arcane perspective on guns and the Second Amendment in the wake of recent mass shootings and the efforts of the March for Our Lives movement; and Carrey is back again with a vengeance – this time posting a series of paintings on Twitter taking on the NRA, the gun lobby, and politicians who accept what many consider to be blood money.

He began his Twitter storm on February 15, 2018 one day after the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which seventeen people were killed and seventeen more were wounded, making it one of the world’s deadliest school massacres.

He started the series with a stark photograph before moving on to a series of paintings.

He began by taking a shot at Trump’s seeming indifference to the tragic shooting:

It’s President’s Day and Chief Little Hands has been busy tweeting from his golf resort, a chip shot away from the latest bloody school shooting. He was hoping to play a few holes while grieving families are busy digging them. I support @cameron_kasky #neveragain,” he tweeted.

Three days later he posted another painting targeting Trump:

Carrey moved on to criticize Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s response to the tragic shooting.

As CNN reported “Carrey slammed Rubio after the Florida senator would not commit to declining donations from the National Rifle Association during a CNN town hall in February following the Parkland, Florida school shooting.”

His next post spoofed the opening lyrics to “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Moving on to his next painting, Carrey posted a painting regarding the weekend’s “March for Our Lives” protests that took place in cities all over the world, drawing hundreds of thousands of attendees in Washington D.C. alone.

“Today our nation’s youth are demanding their basic human right to go to school without dying in the name of greed. It’s time for Congress to act like adults worthy of their office. PASS TOUGHER GUN LAWS! BAN THE AR-15! STOP TAKING NRA BLOOD MONEY! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! #neveragain,” he tweeted.

He completed the series on Wednesday with a tweet aimed directly at the NRA.

They’re saying the NRA took Russian money to support the Republican party in the last election. Maybe that’s why Trump and his flying monkeys are so accommodating? Is Wayne LaPierre also Putin’s stooge — or just another run of the mill demon from hell? #BanTheNRA,” he tweeted. 

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