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Jim Carrey may have lost some of his 10 million Twitter followers on Monday after he posted a “Hee-Haw”-themed "Funny or Die" spoof. The comedian was poking fun at America’s “heartless” gun enthusiasts — making sure to include Charlton Heston, the actor and former president of the National Rifle Association who died in 2008.

The 52-year-old actor played two roles in the video, performing as Heston and as a country singer to send his anti-gun message with the "Cold Dead Hand."

The title alludes to Heston's 2000 NRA address, where he uttered the famous vow, "I'll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands."

"Charlton Heston movies are no longer in demand, and his immortal soul may lay forever in the sand. The angels wouldn't take him up to heaven like he planned, because they couldn't pry the gun from his cold dead hand," Carrey sings, with help from actors dressed as Mahatma Gandhi, John Lennon and Abraham Lincoln -- who were all assassinated by gunmen.

Carrey's lyrics in the song were meant to specifically target male gun owners below the belt.

"You're a big, big man with a little bitty gland, so you need something bigger with a hairpin trigger."

The "Bruce Almighty" star took to Twitter to address those who have criticized his video:

— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 24, 2013

He sent out another tweet on Monday after the inevitable backlash, writing: