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:
For those who have asked - the avg. # of followers of the haters is about 21. And most seem to be from Texas and Arizona. Avg. typos = 2.
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:
@IJasonAlexander okay but what's your ratio of pro-guns vs. anti?
@IJasonAlexander Love yr wk. As u'd know from yr visit, in Australia, right 3 bare arms means T-shirts, tank tops & singlets...
@IJasonAlexander Hmmm wonder if a spelling test prior to buying an assault weapon?As well as a basic US history test.
@IJasonAlexander I really hope you blocked them, as their lack of intellect clearly prevents them from finding the un-follow button
@IJasonAlexander I have also noticed that many of the most vile responses are posted at night. Are they hoping for the cover of darkness?
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:
@IJasonAlexander You're out of your bleeping mind! People like you should be rounded up & sent off to some island to live in your own sewage