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Tuesday 22 July 2014

Carrey sorry for rifle comments

Jim Carrey has said sorry to rifle owners for calling them names

Jim Carrey has apologised for verbally attacking rifle owners online, but insisted his stance on gun control has not changed.

The Canadian actor has been outspoken about his views on gun ownership, and has referred to supporters as "maniacs" and "heartless motherf*****s" in the past.

"Asslt rifle fans, I do not agree wth u, nor do I fear u but I do love u and I'm sorry tht in my outrage I called you names.That was wrong [sic]," he tweeted.

He added: "Btw I don't need a crisis mgr, just a conscience. Calling ppl names is inappropriate but my position on assault weapons hasn't changed [sic]."

Jim, who believes gun laws should be stricter following the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, has said he cannot promote his next film Kick-Ass 2: Balls To The Walls because of the level of violence.

"I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart [sic]," the actor tweeted.

"I meant to say my apologies to others involved with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart."

The 51-year-old was criticised after he previously expressed his feelings against gun ownership in the US by taking a pop at the gun rights lobby in a spoof video for Funny And Die.

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