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Jim Carrey Mocks Charlton Heston Over Gun Control [Video]

Carrey Mocks Heston Over Gun Control [Video]

Jim Carrey mocks Charlton Heston in a new Funny or Die video (viewable below) that features the 51-year-old Mask actor in a spoof version of the old comedy series Hee Haw.

Carrey, a vocal supporter of stricter gun control laws, appears in the video as both Heston and the frontman of a country-western band known as “Lonesome Earl And The Clutterbusters.”

In the six-minute video entitled “Cold Dead Hand,” Carrey pokes fun at Heston’s famous declaration that gun control advocates would have to pry his firearms “from my cold, dead hands.” Carrey’s fictional frontman sings:

“Charlton Heston movies are no longer in demand, and his immortal soul may lay forever in the sand. The angels wouldn’t take him up to heaven like he planned, because they couldn’t pry the gun from his cold dead hand.”

Heston passed away in 2008, having spent his career in acting and political advocacy. He became famous on the back of movies such as Ben-Hur and The Ten Commandments and later became the president of the National Rifle Association from 1998 through 2003.

Though the “cold, dead hands” quote actually dates from the 1970s, Heston used the phrase at an NRA convention in May 2000, warning then-presidential candidate Al Gore:

“As we set out this year to defeat the divisive forces that would take freedom away, I want to say those fighting words for everyone within the sound of my voice to hear and to heed, and especially for you, Mr. Gore: ‘From my cold, dead hands!’ ”

As both sides of the gun control debate reacted to Carrey’s video, the man himself took to Twitter to offer his own view:

Carrey later added that his own bodyguard “doesn’t have a hundred rounds in his clip”:

You can view Jim Carrey’s Funny or Die video below. I’ve also embedded a video of Greg Gutfeld losing it on Fox News in reaction to the clip.

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30 Responses to “Jim Carrey Mocks Charlton Heston Over Gun Control [Video]”

  1. JayCee Scott

    Carrey can kiss my derriere and I'm willing to mark a spot with a magic marker for him to find. What a worthless tool he has become for the acceptance of the Hollyweird elite.

  2. Patsy Sellers

    Dumb and Dumber….OK….the dumbest ass to ever open his mouth. He wouldn't be worthy of cleaning Mr. Heston's lavatory.

  3. Gary Barrett

    Since his career is no longer relevant either, I would protest and say I won't watch him anymore but what's there to watch? he's just a sad old man who's afraid to grow up.

  4. Dennis Moon

    But he does have a professional bodyguard, unlike 99% of us!

  5. Craig Brockman

    It's not comedy when the underlying message is a social issue that is sensitive and the so-called comedian isn't even from the country that he criticizes.

  6. Craig Brockman

    Great opine Ken. Real analytical. And to say that it's the best work that he's done in years, doesn't speak highly of the work he has done in years.

  7. Tom Connors

    I guess the little tiny fella from fox had a man crush on heston. What does this little guy do in real life, besides pick the fleas from ailes head?

  8. Dennis Preasmyer

    Since when does carrey need a gun while he has a body guard that carries a gun? He lives in a high class rich neighborhood with no crime.. let him move to compton and see what he thinks of guns…HYOCRITE.

  9. Buce McLaughlin

    hahahahahahahahahahaha…Look at all the RETHUGLICON rednecks "up in Arms"! (PUN INTENDED)
    Get a grip…the video is funny as fuck, but hits close to home, eh? Talk about PENIS ENVY! All who scream and complain about this video, must have a GUILTY CONSCIENCE ABOUT HAVING A SMALL WEE-WEE! hahahahaha…

    As far as that jerkoff on FAUX NOISE, about to have an aneurism, he's just a fucking windbag.
    Don't like it…to fucking bad!

  10. Paul K. Improta

    Jimmy should take his meth-induced act, and take his ungrateful, sorry ass back to Canada – while he's at it maybe he can take Neil Young and the rest of the smarmy Canadians who come to the states to criticize those that buy their crappy music, second-rate comedy and cheesey acting with him.

  11. Pat Henderson

    Well that saves me $25.00. I won't go to anymore Jim Carrey movies or buy the DVD.

  12. Dave Dobbs

    Something tells me if one of hestons kids or any gun nuts kids were one of the 6 yrold. at sandyHook that got slaughtered by an automatic rifle;they'd be singing a different tune…

  13. Robin Berss Ross

    I think that is one of the funniest things I`v ever seen & timely too.

  14. Alan Ware

    Wow…. I didn't realize how seriously people take satire. Sure, Jim Carrey was way over the top, (as we would would normally expect) I'm just a little surprised how people don't get the joke… it is a satire that burlesques Charlton Heston, Hee Hah with the standard dick joke thrown in for good measure. lighten up folks! Carrey is not my cup of tea but I'm not going to crucify him for his sense of comedy.