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Jim Carrey Gives the Finger to Charlton Heston, Gun Owners in Funny or Die Spoof (Video)

In a throwback-style music video called "Cold Dead Hand," Carrey tweaks gun owners as hell-bound neurotics compensating for their other (physical) shortcomings.

Jim Carrey as Lonesome Earl Funny or Die - H 2013
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What happens when you cross The Mask, Fire Marshall Bill Burns and the 20th century's foremost spokesperson for gun rights?

Jim Carrey as a very disturbed Charlton Heston.

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In a new spoof video for Funny or Die, the rubber-faced funnyman impersonates the baritone acting legend-turned-NRA spokesman with a special country song that plays the age-old trick of equating a love of guns with the need to compensate for a lack of...something else.

Quoth Carrey as country crooner Lonesome Earl singing to "Heston" in the skit: "Your chariot may not be swinging low."

Other highlights include Earl flipping the bird and being backed by a band comprised of Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln and John Lennon.

In a statement that accompanied the video's release, Carrey said simply, “I find the gun problem frustrating and ‘Cold Dead Hand’ is my fun little way of expressing that frustration."