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Actor and comedian Jay Mohr is sparking outrage after he posted a series of messages on Twitter calling for the second amendment to be repealed in the wake of the violence that has struck the country.
"What bothers me most about today is that we're getting used 2 it. ENOUGH. 2nd amendment must go. Violence has 2 stop. Culture MUST change," the "Jerry Maguire" actor tweeted Monday night.
But after receiving negative responses to his use of the terror attack in Boston to advance his own desire for gun control, Mohr tried to walk back his comments by insisting the nation's culture of violence has to change.
"The 2nd Amendment lends itself to the CULTURE of violence we are living in. Stop blowing up my timeline w your gun/porn fetishes," Mohr posted on Twitter.
Mohr furthered in his objection to the acceptable level of violence in our culture, explaining that he finds it sad that gun massacres are becoming increasingly common.
"Newtown tragedy was gun violence. Where are u maniacs coming from. I'm just stating that its so sad we're getting used to watching it on tv," he tweeted.
He further stressed that his aim was not to politicize the event, but instead to point out what he described as a cultural numbness to violence.
"No politics here at all," he tweeted. "Just sick of watching bloodshed on tv. It's become reality tv and we're becoming numb. Amazed at pro gun responses"
Two large explosions hit the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, with reports now confirming at least three are dead and more than 170 were injured.
The devastating scenes have shown injured people being carried away from the scene of the explosions, which took place near the finish line of the Boston Marathon route. Authorities do not have any suspects in the investigation, but are following every lead they have.