Actor Jim Carrey blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellFlorida Democrat hits administration over small business loan rollout The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Dybul interview; Boris Johnson update Schumer says nation will 'definitely' need new coronavirus relief bill MORE for his lack of action on gun reform legislation, saying in a tweet that the late terrorist leader Osama bin Laden "doesn't hold a candle to" the Kentucky Republican.

"10,000 gun deaths in 2019 and the year is far from over," Carrey tweeted, along with one of his signature political paintings.

Carrey, a vocal critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report MORE and congressional Republicans, has tweeted a slew of paintings as political commentary in recent years, describing himself as an activist.


Gun reform has been in the forefront of political discussions after three mass shootings last month. At least 38 people were killed by gunmen in Dayton, Ohio; and El Paso and Odessa, Texas. 

The Democratic-controlled House has passed multiple bills aimed at reducing gun violence, but McConnell told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday that he would allow the Senate to vote on gun bills that have the president's backing. The Senate is scheduled to return from its summer recess next week.

“I expect to get an answer to that next week,” McConnell said. “If the president is in favor of a number of things that he has discussed openly and publicly and I know that if we pass it, it will become law, I'll put it on the floor.”

Leading Democrats have increasingly called on McConnell to take action on the issue, and House lawmakers have already announced a markup hearing on gun reform legislation.