Michael Moore decided to weigh in on the recent shooting at Los Angeles International Airport days after the tragic incident took place. Not surprisingly, the controversial filmmaker has a few thoughts on the subject.
A cameraman for the celebrity gossip site TMZ recently managed to catch Moore outside of a LAX terminal. When asked about the shooter who targeted TSA agents, Moore was quick to point the finger of blame directly at the availability of guns around the nation.
“I think the NRA, they’ve got it half right when they say ‘guns don’t kill people, people kill people.’ I change it to ‘guns don’t kill people, Americans kill people.’ Because we’re really the only ones that do it on this level, on this scale. Why?” Michael Moore explained.
The Bowling for Columbine director continued:
“Nothing changes. It’s the country we live in. Again, these are legally purchased guns, bullets… what are you going to do? Well I think there’s a reason why this doesn’t happen in Canada, in Ireland, in France, and elsewhere. They have the occasional craziness but it’s not on a weekly or a monthly basis. So why us? Cause they’re not better than us. So why us? What is it about us? That’s the question to ask.”
It’s clear that Michael Moore doesn’t have any answers as to why gun violence is so prevalent in the United States. As the TMZ cameraman continued his discussion with the Roger and Me director, Moore fired off one question after another.
“They have mentally ill people in those countries. Canada, hunting is a bigger sport than hockey. There’s a lot of guns in Canada, why don’t they kill each other?” he asked.
The filmmaker isn’t one to shy away from sharing his opinion about gun laws. Michael Moore recently addressed the situation during an interview with Piers Morgan. According to the director, gun violence isn’t going to stop until the government passes legislation.
“There will be an Aurora next month, and there’ll be a Sandy Hook the month after that. This is just going to keep going on and on and on, until people rise up. Until people take [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid by the collar and say ‘Who the hell do you think you are? This is our country, Harry Reid,’ Moore said during the chat.
What do you think about Michael Moore and his opinions about gun violence in the United States? Do you agree that “guns don’t kill people, Americans kill people”?