LOS ANGELES – Actor Jim Carrey, who spoke out against gun violence after a series of deadly shootings in the U.S. in 2012, apologized to assault weapon rights activists Monday. Carrey had tweeted a series of insults at gun owners and gun-rights supporters, mainly after a shooting massacre at a Newtown, Connecticut, school killed 26 people — including 20 children — last December.
“Any1 who would run out to buy an assault rifle after the Newtown massacre has very little left in their body or soul worth protecting,” Carrey tweeted in February.
And in March, he tweeted: “154 BULLETS FIRED AT SANDY HOOK! 2 handguns n a bushmaster rifle on Lanza. 1600 rnds of amo at his house. WE MUST STOP THIS!!”
On Monday, Carrey took a different tack on the issue.
“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,” the Canadian-born actor said on Twitter.