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Jim Carrey Apologizes To Assault Rifle Owners For 'Calling Them Names'

Jim Carrey plays Colonel Stars and Stripes in the upcoming 'Kick-Ass 2.' (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures)
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Just weeks after he trashed his own upcoming movie as "too violent," Jim Carrey, a longtime gun control advocate, is apologizing to owners of assault rifles.

The actor took to Twitter Sunday night to apologize for past comments about gun owners, saying, "I do not agree with you, not do I fear you, but I do love you and I'm sorry that in my outrage, I called you names. That was wrong."

He added that his position on assault weapons "hasn't changed... but calling people names is inappropriate."

He also tweeted (for those who are questioning his recent PR moves) that he "doesn't need a crisis manager, just a conscience."

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Last month, Carrey tweeted that he "couldn't support" the level of violence in "Kick-Ass 2" in the wake of Sandy Hook shootings.

Carrey joins the sequel, which opens August 16, as Colonel Stars and Stripes, a masked avenger who delivers vengeance but, according to producer/comic book creator Mark Millar, never fires a gun.

Jim Carrey 'Cannot Support The Level Of Violence' In His Own Movie, 'Kick-Ass 2'