Move over, Jim Carrey; Richard Lewis has this gun control thing

Did someone call for backup? Jim Carrey might have come out against those gun-loving “heartless motherf*ckers” with both barrels, but he wasn’t quite prepared for the recoil. A week’s worth of backlash culminated in a veiled legal threat against Fox News for slander and a self-pitying article in the Huffington Post decrying the “hatred” heaped upon him by bitter clingers who didn’t find the suggestion that they weren’t worth protecting all that funny.

Maybe his approach was all wrong. Comedian Richard Lewis has stepped into the debate tonight to completely mischaracterize the Second Amendment. It’s “cool” and all, but …

With this inauspicious start, somehow we don’t think Lewis is on track for a week’s worth of publicity.

  • aegean1

    Hunting humans is already illegal. Ya think if you make it more illegal by banning certain types of weapons, criminals are just gonna throw their arms up in the air and give up?

    • Stephen L. Hall

      Would it be legal if we hunted them with Bows . . . or maybe black powder rifles?

      Not real humans of course, I just mean the hollywood liberal types. And we would have to place a limit of course.

      After all, isn’t that what Richard Lewis is suggesting: When you defend yourself with a gun, it’s as if you are just mercilessly hunting those innocent, helpless thieves, murderers and rapists. And you will never be attacked by more than one or two at a time.

    • V. Grace

      Banning certain types of weapons and high-capacity magazines would reduce the number of innocent people murdered in the U.S. every year. The Newtown shooter may not have been able to kill as many innocent children as quickly,

      • $5326605

        Arming legal law abiding citizens for concealed carry EVERYWHERE would do more to stop the mass killings than ANYTHING else.

        • tops116

          As evidenced by the fact that these shooters keep picking targets where they know no one is going to shoot back.

      • dantes44

        You mean ‘standard’ capacity. And no, it wouldn’t reduce the number. Unless you think Chicago is a violence free Utopia as their gun laws would suggest.

      • E Quilibrate

        You are proposing that there is an acceptable number
        of deaths, right. Is that you, Piers?

      • tops116

        Yeah, what we need are stricter anti-guns, like the kind that… Connecticut already had in place. Okay, maybe we need more gun-free zones, like… the one at the Aurora movie theater or Virginia Tech. Perhaps a hand-gun ban, like… the one in Chicago.

        Gee, it’s almost as if legislation doesn’t stop gun violence, but for that to be true, that would mean that criminals don’t care about stealing guns or breaking the law in the general. Heh, who could’ve figured that out? Oh right, anyone with a brainstem.

      • Ponsonby_Britt

        Sorry, but there is absolutely no way of confirming such an idea. Are you kinda sayin’ that as long as reduced-capacity magazines were used in Newtown that the loss of a fewer number of lives is more acceptable?

    • Jim

      No, I think he’s on to something. We’ve been going about the War on Drugs all wrong. Since making drugs illegal hasn’t worked, we just need to outlaw crack pipes and bongs. That’ll change the druggies’ behavior in no time.

      • E Quilibrate

        Jim, to think that the answer had been right under our noses
        all this time. The world is forever in your debt.

        • Jim

          No no, no need to thank me. Saving the world is its own reward.

      • Christian Orpinell

        Then we can limit it to like 7 doobies per high’ session.

    • trixiewoobeans

      Reminds me of Dianne Feinstein’s “hunting humans” remarks. Being Jewish, you’d think their history would teach them being unarmed and helpless leads to annihilation…they are backing the wrong horse, here!

    • Rulz

      Wasn’t it criminals who wanted gun control in the first place?


    Gee what a shock….another one that thinks it’s about hunting and being afraid of burglars..

  • Steve_J

    I didn’t think Lewis was around any longer (I don’t mean dead, just not doing anything and not in demand).

    • V the K

      You know, I am DYING to hear what Frank Stallone thinks of gun control.

      • $35038462

        Milli Vanilli, Charlene Tilton, Duran Duran…

        • Paladin

          Rick Springfield. And DON”T forget about Dre.

          • RNDMom

            Rick Springfield is a republican.

        • rinodino

          Or ken wahl I’m just waiting with eager anticipation to see what this high in demand celebrity thinks on this

        • AWomaninTX

          Hey, now! Duran Duran still puts out albums & tours regularly!

          Oh, and only half of Milli Vanilli is still with us.

          • $35038462

            My bad!

      • E Quilibrate

        I knew I was waiting for something cataclysmic, thank
        you V for reminding me what it was.

  • forcryingoutloud


    • Brett McMicken

      richard should step back and mullet over

  • Brett McMicken

    how about has-been control?

  • Rusty Shackleford

    I knew there was a reason I loved seeing Larry screw him over on Curb Your Enthusiasm!

  • Spatial Awareness

    The STUPID is vast & thick in Hollyweird.

  • Richard Jefferies

    It is all about moving goal posts. Whatever they propose now is “reasonable” and when they get what they want the next thing will be “reasonable” and so on… Gun deaths down over last decade. AR-15 sales up over the last decade. Correlation might not equal causation, but the left certainly offers nothing as to why we suddenly need sweeping gun changes… well other than their most recent catalyst moment of Sandy Hook.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      Shotguns and hunting rifles aka “sniper rifles” will be next, Watch.

      • $29561723

        It’s already happened. Colorado has de facto ban on pump shotguns because the magazine is easily modded. Connecticut bans “armor piercing” ammo, which is almost every kind of deer rifle.

        • Rusty Shackleford

          As sad and scary as it is, we might be reaching the breaking point soon.


    I am tired of these idiots , they want to get behind there little computer, why dont they come try and take my gun.

  • Rich

    These people need to study history to understand why we have a 2nd amendment.

  • disqus_e2F2oUH6C7

    When the time comes and the govt tries to take everything, they will be the ones looking for someone with a gun to protect them. Sorry has beens you’re on your own.

  • Achilles

    Richard Lewis was on a local tv show a few months back and was clearly heavily medicated. Let’s just ignore the pill-popping has-been. Why do we give so much attention to these hacks? We won’t win the culture war by making these nobodies culturally relevant again.

  • VerminMcCann

    Hey, it’s that guy from that show I didn’t like that was on when I was a kid.

  • TocksNedlog

    The irony of a Jew saying “Stop resisting, let the government have more control over your life,” appears to be lost on this one.

    • TugboatPhil

      Exactly! Lewis and other suicidal Jews have forgotten “Never Again!”

      Their new mantra is “It’ll be different this time.”

    • ceemack

      From “Never again!” to “Well, sure, why not?”

      • TocksNedlog

        Obama/Biden, the kinder and gentler form of facism.

  • TheOriginalDonald

    Richard, eat a Snickers. You’re not you when you’re hungry.

  • Herman LaClair

    liberals believe we will never need to protect ourselves from the us gov’t. aren’t they precious?

  • Mapache

    Lewis comedy is actually a good symbol of the libs….an indecisive, neurotic and gutless girlie-man that can’t make a decision and worries about everything. When it comes to guns we can also add ‘moron.’

  • Joe Rockhead

    This washed out Jew figures that owning a gun is all about hunting? When my wife is home alone and three big brown boys kick their way in to the home, they will be PROPERLY and CONSTITUTIONALLY met with a rainstorm of bullets. 17 in the mag before reload, to be exact. And she’ll probably miss more than half out of fear. But that’s OK, she didn’t have three. She had 17.

  • KC

    @slarson has spent too much time listening to Pelosi.

  • Stone Bryson

    Wow, really? “Move over Jim Carrey?” Hardly – Lewis was not acting like a disrespectful asshat, he just asked a simple (albeit ignorant) question. Instead of bombarding him with insults and ridicule, we COULD see it as a potential moment to enlighten, an opportunity to educate. Then, if he acts like a dick, we pounce.

    I fear many of my fellow pro-second amendment folks have gotten as cynical as the frothing citizen-control crowd, crossing over from ‘happy’ warriors to bitter ones. A shame, really…

  • rogueco

    From someone who’s crowning achievement in acting was a role in “Robin Hood: Men In Tights”, you are about 15 years late in your cry for attention.

  • Garth Haycock

    Lewis unwittingly made the best argument against gun-control when he tweeted “…we are talking people who hunt to kill human beings.”

    That’s right, Richard! Guns aren’t the problem; people are the problem.

    • V. Grace

      But if the “people” did not have such easy access to guns, there would be fewer gun murders every year. Those weapons can kill 22 innocent little children in just minutes. The same day at the massacre at Newtown, a deranged man tried to massacre a kindergarten in China. He had only a knife. No one was killed.

      • hamhawk

        True. Also in China, Mao killed millions of unarmed citizens. So what is your solution? No guns? Ten-round magazine limit? Seven? Ban “assault weapons”? Also, what is the reason for the 2nd amendment?

      • James

        That ignores the fact that further restrictions would only limit the access of law-abiding citizens. there are a few million firearms in private hands in the united states. A so called assault weapons ban would just increase the gap in firepower between criminals and the innocents they prey upon when what we should be doing is increasing the risk to scumbags by narrowing that gap.

      • Garth Haycock

        You’ve solidified the point that Lewis made. And like Lewis, you’re unaware that you’ve done it.

  • notenoughtime

    The tweeting celebs would have more credibility if they were more educated on the facts. Until then, the gun control debate gives them an opportunity to crawl out from under the rock and try to be relevant once again. Not working!

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    Please present to me an argument staring the second amendment was written with only hunting in mind, and I will gladly destroy that argument.

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    Hunting people? Where does Lewis live, Wolf Creek?

  • Mark James

    Just another has-been licking his masters feet.

  • Roto

    Celebrity number 3,724 with no clue about firearms….

  • alanhenderson

    Next time someone asks why someone would ever need high-capacity clips, here’s one answer: insurance against riots.

  • Baba Ghanoush

    Richard, let’s say you and I are downtown Chicago on a nice Saturday evening, when out of the blue we are attacked by hundreds of wild armed teens. You get a handgun and I get an automatic assault rifle, who lasts longer me our you?

    • tops116

      I say you, but only because I’m certain that Richard would somehow find a way to shoot himself in the back before the teens got anywhere near him.

  • anjullyn

    I can fix everything. Let’s ban mental illness.

  • E Quilibrate

    Arrogant moron? No, that’s not strong enough. Guidelines on civility
    in this forum prevent one from accurately characterizing these “lost
    balls in tall weeds” liberals. They are incapable of objective thought
    or dialogue.

  • Jason Call

    “…shall not be infringed” is such a plain and stubborn phrase that it must’ve been a mistake. How could anything in the Bill of Rights undermine Congress’ supreme, unlimited power under the Commerce Clause to regulate everything that one can buy or sell? Additionally, “welfare” has been a major priority from the start, and, surely, we can all agree that the founders meant food stamps. Freemasons likely have something to do with this mystery.

  • regmgr

    Two leftist having only half a brain a piece. What else would you expect from Hollywood Marxists. They just don’t understand the Constitution.

  • maplebob23

    It was funny. Later he whined about people being mean to him for tweeting what he sincerely felt. Not thought. Not even believed based on evidence of some sort. But felt.

  • YERMOM182

    wow… I thought he was dead.

  • Jim Hugo

    When does “Human season” open? Any recipes out there?

  • R Baker

    Hollywood actors, the liberal’s role models, like pond scum, they eventually sink to the bottom.