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Jim Carrey apologizes to assault-weapon owners

July 9, 2013 at 2:26 PM ET

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Comedian Jim Carrey hasn't changed his mind about assault weapons, but he did apologize to those who own the firearms for insulting them.

On Twitter Sunday, Carrey sent two tweets where he said he wasn't changing his stance on the weapons, but that he should not have called gun owners names.

In the past, he has used the terms "maniacs" and "bullies," as well as an expletive, to refer to those who own or use the weapons.

Some were quick to sneer at Carrey's apology. Wrote Jimmie Musu Garcia, "Jim (Carrey) and his loyal subjects of possessed goose stepping liberals were crying crocodile tears about "Sandy Hook!" HYPOCRITES!"

But others agreed with Carrey, with reader Don Siler responding, "The rage and lack of control often shown by the most ardent opponents of gun regulations shows exactly why we NEED those laws."

Carrey had said earlier that his upcoming movie, "Kick-Ass 2," was made before the December shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, writing that "now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence."

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