Former "Seinfeld" star Jason Alexander stirred controversy on Twitter after stating that owning a gun was not a constitutional right.
Jason Alexander publicly joined the battle on the right to bear arms on Twitter, after he declared that guns were "not protected under the Constitution." What appeared to be a spontaneous response by the actor to the Colorado "Dark Knight" shooting quickly escalated into a full-blown defense of his position, after Alexander continued to tweet his thoughts and respond to a slew of comments.
The more that Alexander chose to defend his position on gun control, the more negative comments he appeared to draw until finally the actor attacked those who support the right to bear arms.
"Clearly, the angry, threatened and threatening, hostile comments are coming from gun owners and gun advocates," he wrote. "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."
The actor then went on to blame right-wing conservatives who, according to him, supported political ideologies for the wrong reasons.
"I believe there are evil forces at play in our government," Alexander continued. "But I call them corporatists. I call them absolutists. I call them the kind of ideologues from both sides, but mostly from the far right who swear allegiance to unelected officials that regardless of national need or global conditions, are never to levy a tax. That they are never to compromise or seek solutions with the other side. That are to obstruct every possible act of governance, even the ones they support or initiate. Whose political and social goal is to marginalize the other side, vilify and isolate them with the hope that they will surrender, go away or die out."
The actor's opinion was discredited by some, who stated that he was only a "comedian, has-been, or idiot" that "should shut up." Alexander disregarded these views and suggested that boycotting his material would not affect the fact that he had a global audience.