Comedian Jay Mohr Draws Gun Fan Ire With Tweet: "2nd Amendment Must Go"

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Owen Poindexter
Comedian Jay Mohr started a small fire in the internet with this tweet in response to the attacks at the Boston Marathon on Monday.


Jay Mohr drew the ire of thousands of gun freedom advocates with a single tweet. PHOTO: Phil Konstantin, Public domain

Comedian Jay Mohr started a small fire in the internet with this tweet in response to the attacks at the Boston Marathon on Monday.

Gun freedom advocates are some of the most active commenters on twitter and the internet generally (I speak from experience, having written a number of gun posts, and I'm not a famous comedian). Mohr tried to staunch the flow of vitriol with some follow-up tweets:

Mohr tried to focus on the culture around violence:

Mohr has a point, but it doesn't apply to the Boston Marathon bombings. That attack was designed for maximum attention, and it's getting it. What doesn't get attention is the daily gun violence in America--around 30 gun-related deaths a day in these United States. That's the part that's become background noise.

 

 

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