Portraying himself in a recent tweet as a “strong supporter of the 2nd Ammendment [sic],” actor Mark Hamill offered an oft-refuted interpretation of the constitutional right to bear arms.
He wrote that he believes in “every American’s right to own a musket,” suggesting America’s founders only wanted to protect the freedom of future generations to use tools that had been invented when the Bill of Rights was authored.
It did not take long, however, before actual gun-rights activists pointed out the hypocrisy of Hamill’s selective outrage.
“So I guess this means you believe the 1st Amendment only covers speaking out against the king?” one Twitter critic wondered.
Another insisted that he delete his Twitter account immediately.
“You only have the right to publish your views in a newspaper,” the user added.