Jim Carrey compares US gun deaths to 9/11, says Mitch McConnell is worse than Osama Bin Laden
The actor also posted a political sketch showing a white person's hand looming over a candle and dipping a $100 bill in a red substance which appears to be blood.
Actor and comedian Jim Carrey, on Thursday, September 5, slammed Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over his failure to impose stricter gun control laws and said the Senator was a worse threat to America than Osama bin Laden
Carrey, on Twitter, wrote: "10,000 gun deaths in 2019 and the year is far from over. What Osama bin Laden did to us was terrible but he doesn’t hold a candle to Mitch McConnell."
The actor, along with the tweet, also posted a political sketch, showing a white person's hand looming over a candle and dipping a $100 bill in a red substance which appears to be blood. The sketch is the latest in a series of attacks on President Trump and his administration.
10,000 gun deaths in 2019 and the year is far from over. What Osama bin Laden did to us was terrible but he doesn’t hold a candle to Mitch McConnell. pic.twitter.com/o68JXxWlUX— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) September 4, 2019
The statement from the actor came a day after McConnell told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt that any gun control legislation would have to wait until President Trump decides on measures that will be backed by his administration. The lawmaker made the statement in the wake of the Odessa shooting in Texas over the Labor Day weekend, where a gunman killed seven people, injuring 25 others after he opened fire on a highway during a routine traffic stop.
"Well, we're in a discussion about what to do on the gun issue in the wake of these horrendous shootings," McConnell said. "I said several weeks ago that if the president took a position on a bill so that we knew we would actually be making a law and not just having serial votes, I'd be happy to put it on the floor."
The Bruce Almighty star has often stirred a debate with his controversial political drawings online, with the latest of them being a sketch of the Alabama Governor Kay Ivey depicted as an aborted fetus still attached to an umbilical cord. The drawing also showed a large hypodermic needle being inserted into Ivey's head. He posted the sketch soon after Alabama's near-total abortion ban in May. The actor posted the picture with the caption: "I think If you're going to terminate a pregnancy, it should be done sometime before the fetus becomes Governor of Alabama."
Carrey, in March, had again posted an image of a meteor-like figure with Trump's head and hair in a flaming ball of fire as it heads straight for the Earth. The figure had a swastika tattooed on his forehead. The actor is a very vocal critic of Trump and has called the politician "a threat to national security."