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Eddie Vedder on gun owners: “I get so angry that I almost wish bad things upon these people”

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Hey, he said almost.

The following clip, promoting Pearl Jam’s latest album you’re not going to listen to, is about 3 minutes. It seems like 30. I’ll skip to the relevant bit.

Oh, and Vedder punctuates his thoughtful, well-informed opinions with the f-word, so if you don’t like that, don’t watch.

He seems like a really fun person to be around.

And ah yes: the ol’ “musket” ploy. (Has he been on Piers Morgan’s show? If not, he should. It’s not like Morgan’s ratings can get any lower.) Of course, when the First Amendment was written, you had to own a printing press or go to the town square to engage in free speech. Is that law antiquated too? Would Vedder like it if MSNBC and the Daily Kos were outlawed? Or would that make him angry?

Despite his oddly veiled threat of violence, I don’t mind Eddie Vedder having a gun. Just as long as he obtains it in trade for his microphone.

(Hat tip: gunssavelives.net)

Update: Here’s a good question…

Update: Vedder used to care more about the Constitution, according to Entertainment Weekly. But that was back in ’03, when the bad guy was president.

Sure, Madonna may be pulling her antiwar punches, but not Pearl Jam. At a Tuesday night concert in Denver, lead singer Eddie Vedder gave his pro-peace sentiments some extra oomph by impaling a mask of President Bush on a microphone stand, then slamming it to the stage, according to the Rocky Mountain News. Vedder had worn the mask while performing ”Bushleaguer,” an anti-Bush track from the band’s latest album ”Riot Act.” Pearl Jam’s label, Epic Records, told EW.com they had no comment regarding Vedder’s actions.

Earlier in the show, Vedder had lost his cool when a fan screamed ”Shut up!” in the middle of the singer’s story about a Vietnam veteran who had concerns about the war in Iraq. He shot back, ”Did someone just say ‘Shut up’? I don’t know if you heard about this thing called freedom of speech… but in the last year of being able to use it, we’re sure as [expletive] going to use it and I’m not gonna apologize,” according to the Rocky Mountain News.

Nor will we apologize for exercising our Constitutional rights. See how that works, Ed?