By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStarz | Jul 25, 2012 01:57 PM EDT
Only days after the Colorado shooting occurred, "Seinfeld" actor Jason Alexander took to Twitter to call for stricter gun laws in the United States. Like Us on Facebook
Only days after the Colorado shooting occurred, "Seinfeld" actor Jason Alexander took to Twitter to call for stricter gun laws in the United States.
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Now the actor is rising even more on the media platform to defend his views and answer those who see otherwise.
While some followers supported Alexander for stirring discussion on such a topic - congratulating him and applauding his passion on the topic- many began responding to his posts with angry messages.
"STFU...as a matter of fact, I'm going to buy more guns you insipid twats," @Beowulf064 wrote back.
Others told Alexander to stop his "lecturing," stating that U.S. had adequate gun laws and that the Constitution's second amendment clearly states the right to bear arms.
"You're out of your bleeping mind!," @bobbylesky tweeted. "People like you should be rounded up & sent off to some island to live in your own sewage."
The actor sent out a long tweet in response, believing that all the angry and hostile messages are "clearly from gun owners and gun advocates."
"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," he said. "We cannot stop every maniac. But we certainly have done ourselves no good by allowing these particular weapons to be acquired freely by just about anyone."
One of Alexander's first messages after James Holmes' rampage in a Colorado movie theatre was "I cannot understand support for legality of the kind of weapon in this massacre. It's a military weapon. why should it be in non-mil hands?
He encouraged other Twitter users to voice their opinions on the matter and get in touch with national representatives to make changes actually happen in the system.
"For all sending support from around the world, u touch my heart," he tweeted. "Please keep talking. We need real discussion and real results. Call reps."
Alexander, who has 137, 467 Twitter followers, tweeted on July 25 that the average number of followers of the haters is around 21, mostly from Texas and Arizona.
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