Bam Margera has apologized for pointing a gun at his puppy in a Twitter picture.

The "Jackass" star recently tweeted "Penny pooped in my bed. If it happens again, Penny goes Bye Byes."

I hope this guy isn't someone's father.

Margera told the Philadelphia Inquirer the gun was a fake. In an interview with the paper at his Chester County, Pa., home, Margera said he was unaware of a rise in horrific animal-abuse cases in the area.

"I think those people need to go down," he said, adding he would've never posted the photo if he'd known about recent instances of abuse. "Just hurting another animal is rude, crude and more."

Margera said he doesn't own a gun and has only fired one at a clay pigeon at a sporting event.

"I feel like every follower I have on Twitter knows my 'Jackass' joking kind of humor," he said. He also pointed out that no one was up in arms over photos he posted of himself holding the toy gun to his friends' heads.

Still, he said "All press is good press."

Not if your last name is Lohan.

Margera's girlfriend, Nikki Boyd, said she was the real dog lover in the house and Margera is "the crazy cat person." Fortunately, Penny the pit bull, who has since been renamed Sunny, has a crate and, according to Boyd, is adapting well to training.

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