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Jason Alexander Says His Haters Have An Average Of 21 Twitter Followers, Are Mostly From Texas And Arizona

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Actor Jason Alexander, who has been no stranger to controversy this summer, has been talking about gun laws on Twitter, and striking more than a few nerves in the process. He has plenty of supporters and plenty of “haters”.

Either way, all the attention he has received for his commentary earned him a nice opportunity to plug the episode of TNT’s Franklin And Bash he directed, which aired last night.

Alexander doesn’t appear to be too concerned with his “haters,” though. He tweeted this morning:

I get the idea that this isn’t the last Alexander will have to say on the subject. Here are some of the responses he has gotten to that one so far:

 

After Alexander’s initial tweet on the subject, which of course followed the shooting tragedy in Colorado, Alexander posted an extended tweet with additional commentary. Here’s a snippet from that:

Clearly, the angry, threatened and threatening, hostile comments are coming from gun owners and gun advocates. Despite these massacres recurring and despite the 100,000 Americans that die every year due to domestic gun violence – these people see no value to even considering some kind of control as to what kinds of weapons are put in civilian hands.

Many of them cite patriotism as their reason – true patriots support the Constitution adamantly and wholly. Constitution says citizens have the right to bear arms in order to maintain organized militias.

Before his latest tweet, Alexander retweeted this gem:

Jason Alexander Says His Haters Have An Average Of 21 Twitter Followers, Are Mostly From Texas And Arizona
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  • http://yahoo Dgee

    I believe that there needs to be some gun control. There is no reason to have assault rifles and guns of that nature. And people who sell guns and ammunition on line need to be regulated for sure! There is no reason why someone who is a regular citizen, would need amble rounds of ammunition. This was a terrorist ordering, and no one knew? This is a man thing and more people continue to lose there life because men want toys. That are very dangerous, if in the wrong hands. When the law was written for us to have the right to bear arms it was a different time. We are suppose to be a more modern civilization. If some hurt because of regulation so be it. It needs to be regulated like today people are losing their lifes daily.

    Jason don’t worry about the haters we know why they want to bear arms most of them are terrorist also. If you know what I mean. Thank you Jason

    • John Q.

      The “RIGHT to bear arms” is a right that the founding fathers believed to be God given!!! The 2nd amendment was written to fully PROTECT that right from ANY infringement!!!

      • David

        Why do people think that 2nd Amendment rights are unlimited? FIRST Amendment rights aren’t. You can’t yell ‘Fire’ in a crowded moviehouse. You can’t threaten to kill someone. You absolutely can’t threaten to kill the President.

        But these same people who whine about people who ‘hide’ behind First Amendment rights seem to think that we should be allowed to buy assault rifles like candy bars.

        And, oddest of all, the same people who think felons should be allowed to own guns also think that they shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

  • Rebecca

    Mr. Alexander,

    Please don’t assume that all Texans are irrational and/or illiterate (although I sometimes wonder myself). Some of us agree with you and want this country to be a much safer, more reasonable place to live. Kudos for having the courage to stand up for what you believe!

  • Bob P

    Jason is entitled to his opinion. Citing statistics to validate his opinion is probably not necessary. Just because a similar number of people die each year in cars, does his argument make sense to transcend to eliminating cars along with guns? How about alcohol poisoning deaths or drug overdoses? Does regulation actually change the result? Typically regulation breeds organized crime and more violence. This is not to diminish the tragedy in Aurora. However, it is likely that gun control would have not kept such an insane individual from accomplishing his distorted mission.

  • debbie

    Jason,
    You need to think of the bigger issue…it’s not gun control, it’s a mental health issue. Mental health care was de-regulated years ago, and we do not provide coverage for mental health care. These people need health which we ignore. It’s not about gun control, or bomb control…it’s about providing the mental health care that is needed. Be careful about what you say or post, because we need to get to the root of the problem, not what is politically correct!

  • Mike

    I’m wondering if Jason should admit that the average 21 year from either Texas or Arizona appears to have more common sense than he does at this late point in his life? Look a candy bar in the garbage! Better jump in and get it George…

  • Paul Irmen

    To All Liberal Minded Americans,

    “Let me make a short, opening, blanket comment.
    There are no good guns. There are no bad guns. Any gun in the hands of a bad man is a bad thing. Any gun in the hands of a decent person is no threat to anybody – except bad people.
    – Charlton Heston

  • 8j9easdfa

    Having guns is a choice that you make where you weigh the pros and cons and decide they will offer you greater protection. Having assault weapons is either a childish hobby or an act of severe insecurity.

  • http://yahoo.com Ram

    Say for some crazy reason if martial law was ever declared in the U.S, whats next? Are they going to outlaw over the counter items that can be purchased at any store to make IED’s as well? If people can’t get guns to cause harm to innocent lives, then they will find other ways. My point is, people will other ways if they can’t get a gun. People will find other ways to cause distruction. I don’t know what the answer is to solve the problems of these disturbed idiots from taking lives, but the ban of firearms is not the answer. If someone broke into my home or held me up with a gun or knife, I want to be able to protect myself and my family and a can a mace is not going to cut it. Would you bring a can of mace to a gunfight? I don’t think so !