Hollywood Actor Takes Aim at Gun Control, Gun Buybacks on Twitter

Billy Hallowell

Dean Cain is best known for his iconic role as Superman in "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman," among other television and film appearances. Of late, though, it seems the actor's conservative views on issues like gun control are making headlines.

On Wednesday, Cain continued his political involvement, issuing a very simple message on Twitter. He wrote: "Gun Control? Does it work?" This is obviously a question many have asked during a wave of proposals that have swept the nation recently.

Dean Cain Takes Aim at Gun Control, Gun Buybacks on Twitter: Does It Work?
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Actor Dean Cain attends NBC Universal's 2012 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 24, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. Credit: Getty Images

Accompanying this message was a link to a video that, as Twitchy notes, considers the impact and effect of Australia's semiautomatic weapons ban and the nation's gun-buyback program.

Unlike fellow actor Jim Carrey, who mass tweeted U.S. senators in hopes that they would advocate for more restrictive gun control measures, Cain took the opportunity to send a very simple curiosity to his followers.

Gun Control? Does it work? http://t.co/Bo3ZWktlfl

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April 10, 2013 4:21pm via web Reply Retweet Favorite

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@RealDeanCain

Dean Cain

 

Rather than taking to more divisive commentary as some others on both sides of the debate have done, Cain merely questioned the impact of gun control measures, while allowing the video to educate people about how these elements played out in Australia.

Here's how some Twitter supporters reacted to Cain's message:

@ This is signs of what is to come if people are successful in current legislation. More people need to watch this.

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April 10, 2013 4:25pm via web Reply Retweet Favorite

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@JamminJeanette

Jeanette Perry

@ # I live in Australia & do not like guns. But no it did not help!!!!.All the best.

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April 10, 2013 4:28pm via Twitter for iPhone Reply Retweet Favorite

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@anahid123

Anahid Sinanian Rosa

@ all your followers should retweet this get it out there is this what anyone really wants????

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April 10, 2013 4:34pm via Twitter for Android Reply Retweet Favorite

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@J9DC

Janine Bilotti

@ The only ones who win when guns are banned are the criminals....

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April 10, 2013 5:36pm via Twitter for iPhone Reply Retweet Favorite

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@sfwood17

Suzanne Wood

 

Below, watch the video that Cain shared that shows the alleged negative impact of Australia's gun buyback program and semiautomatic weapons ban: 

As noted, Carrey, who clearly differs greatly from Cain on the issue, took a very different tactic in reaching out with his pro-gun control message (i.e. he's talking about it non-stop on social media). You can read his ongoing comments about guns and violence over on his Twitter feed.

(H/T: Twitchy)

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