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Jim Carrey: ‘Perhaps my words were a bit harsh’ about gun owners

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At the Huffington Post, Jim Carrey continues his push for more gun control laws, but admits that his initial Twitter backlash against his critics might have been too harsh.

After Americans criticized his video that mocked gun owners and actor Charlton Heston, Carrey said he made his video to protest “heartless motherf%ckers unwilling to bend for the safety of our kids.”

“Perhaps my words were a bit harsh at the onset, but calling someone a “Motherfu%ker” is far different than wishing them to die,” Carrey said, complaining about the backlash he received from gun owners after he launched his rant on Twitter.

Carrey explained that even though he was upset about his critics, they still had a right to speak.

“Every American has the right to speak their mind,” he said. “Every American has the right to bear arms. But it is up to every American to draw the line when it comes to the type of guns that are considered a reasonable means of self-defense.”

In spite of his critics who told him to “go back to Canada,” Carrey explained that he would still remain an American citizen.

“I am also a naturalized American citizen and I have been bringing as much joy as I can to people in this country for 30 years,” he said. “I care deeply about our future and I feel it’s my duty as a citizen to do everything in my power to make this a better place.”

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