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Jim Carrey mocks gun owners

From my cold dead hands.

There’s nothing wrong with laughing at your own side, provided the satire is well done. One recent example of the left ribbing Republicans effectively, for me at least, is Alec Baldwin’s Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock. But is satire so obvious and unfunny even worth getting upset over? You decide.

Jim Carrey, in a Funny or Die video, plays the frontman of Lonesome Earl and the Clutterbusters (the band played by The Eels) and a God-loving, gun-toting, violence-prone Charlton Heston.

In the video, Carrey riffs off of Heston’s 2000 ‘from my cold dead hands’ NRA convention speech. His audience? A bunch of slaw-jawed Hee Haw yokels (I’m not sure about this, being somewhat of a boor myself, but I believe they represent you and me!) sing about gun owners “profiteering from pain and fear.”

Biting satire, indeed.

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David Harsanyi is the former editor of Human Events. He is a syndicated columnists and his work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Weekly Standard, National Review, Reason, New York Post, and numerous other publications and is the author of ‚??Obama‚??s Four Horsemen: The Disasters Unleashed by Obama‚??s Reelection‚?Ě (Regnery, 2013) and ‚??Nanny State: How Food Fascists, Teetotaling Do-Gooders, Priggish Moralists, and other Boneheaded Bureaucrats are Turning America into a Nation of Children‚?Ě (Doubleday/Broadway, 2007).