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Michael Moore Takes To Twitter To Demand Stricter Gun Control

Michael Moore Takes To Twitter To Demand Gun Control

Michael Moore has taken to Twitter to call for tighter gun controls after a shooter killed 27 people – including 20 children – at a Newtown grade school.

The Bowling for Columbine director tweeted:

“Too soon to speak out about a gun-crazy nation? No, too late. At least THIRTY-ONE school shootings since Columbine.”

He later added:

“The way to honor these dead children is to demand strict gun control, free mental health care, and an end to violence as public policy.”

Michael Moore’s Twitter plea was just one of many made by horrified Hollywood stars, though Moore’s long history of campaigning for tighter gun control means the director’s views may carry more weight.

His tweets may also become a reality in the future: since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, around 40,000 people have signed a White House petition that will now require an official response from the Obama administration.

Twenty children and seven adults died on Friday when 20-year-old Adam Lanza launched his shooting attack at the Newtown school. The gunman also died, having turned the gun on himself.

Authorities recovered two 9mm handguns from the scene: one a Glock and one a SIG Sauer. A .223 caliber rifle manufactured by Bushmaster Firearms International was found in the back of a car in the parking lot, but was not used at the school.

Michael Moore’s Twitter campaigning was echoed by Current TV host John Fugelsang, who criticized what he sees as slack gun control laws:

Parks Recreation star Rashida Jones also joined the fight for stricter gun control laws:

And actress Mia Farrow tweeted:

Both Moore and Fugelsang also defended themselves against those who felt they were scoring political points from a tragedy:

What do you think about Michael Moore’s Twitter proposal for stricter gun controls?

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18 Responses to “Michael Moore Takes To Twitter To Demand Stricter Gun Control”

  1. Jamie Micah McConkey

    It's so Michael Moore ,to think taking guns away from the family man who just wants to protect his family is the only answer. Take the guns from the family men ,and you open up every home to the bad guys, because they will be able to get there hands on a gun, just like drug control, how has all the control of drugs? The same guy that will have the guns. We must turn the fear back on them.

  2. Brad D Atherton

    I do not understand people like you Jaime. First micheal Moore is not saying abolish all guns, just regulate them better to keep unstable people, and the drug dealers you mention, from obtaining them so easily. So the family man can keep his gun and the false sense of security it brings. Look at England, they have drug laws and strict gun laws. Last I checked, England was not in a state of anarchy with every home being robbed and families murdered by drug dealers. Also turn the fear back on them? I do not even know how to respond to a comment like that.

  3. Claire Maxwell

    Wow, you must have bank robbers and crazies at ever corner to feel the need to have every "family man" armed and ready. Come on! Take a look at the gun deaths in the US compared to every other country, and open your mind to possibly wanting a country where you don't have to assume that everyone is packing!

  4. Bianca Anna

    You simply cannot be allowed to own a gun if you and every person entering and visiting your home has recent mental health clearance. And if you have a teenager or underachiever in a family. This pretty much excludes 99.9% of people and this is why guns are not good 'protection'. Just like you do not use nuclear bomb to get rid of weeds in your garden, you do not use guns to guarantee your safety. Guns kill people and all people that are pro-guns are these people.

  5. Negamonte Firestone

    People like you make me giggle, because it's obvious by your repeat of sayings the NRA projects to the masses [didn't hitler do something similar? Anyway..] and your lack of time to make an actual argument [making a fat joke really isn't anything but waving your Asshole card like a flag] truly lets your brilliance…er.. lack there-of, shine. Please, continue to enlighten us, oh great sheep.

  6. Anthony J Langford

    Maybe Jamie & people like her might change their opinion if next time, it's their kids who are shot, and there will be a next time. For all the guns in America, none of these crazy shooters were ever challenged, not once. So unless every person carries their gun, 24-7, having guns to 'protect the family' is bogus.

  7. Bruce Tarr

    Incidently, I just don't like Michael Moore, he's a pomous asshole. I can tell from your photo you have years of experience in life, come back and tell me about when you don't live with mommy and daddy

  8. SG Baker

    How about the lady in Georgia that Shot that ex-con five times with her handgun to protect herself and her twin 9 year old sons from certain death. Oh that is right, the Lame Stream media do not report those good instances since it is against the White House Talking Points. Why do we pay these exhorbitant taxes to provide armed guards for all the politicians in DC but not provide protection for our children in schools. That is the face is a wimpy population that does not want to stand up and speak out. The 2d Amendment was designed by very intelligent people that realized that in the future the government could grow to such a size that the people may have to step in and dethrone the Kings on the hill. It is at the tipping point now.