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Jim Carrey’s ‘Cold Dead Hand’ Music Video Takes Aim at the Gun Control Debate

This weekend, Jim Carrey very boisterously released a new Funny or Die video in which he mocks the late Charlton Heston and the National Rifle Association with a goofy song called ‘Cold Dead Hand’ — based, of course, on Heston’s old quote, “I’ll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.”

Carrey, true to his no-holds-barred persona, implies gun enthusiasts’ affection for firearms compensates for itty bitty manhood issues, among other things. And according to what Carrey said in a release about the project, “I find the gun problem frustrating and ‘Cold Dead Hand’ is my fun little way of expressing that frustration.”

The song is catchy and the send-up of ‘Hee Haw’ is funny, but Carrey’s tweets about the gun control issue were obviously dead serious:

He’s tweeted his support of gun control and his frustration with gun violence in the past, but it does seem a bit suspect that this particular instance coincides with the press tour for his new movie, ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.’ So is he using his spotlight right now to bring attention to an important and buzzworthy issue? Or using the issue and its associated buzz to bring attention to himself?

That’s for you to decide.

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