Infamous anti-gun advocate and mainstream hypocrite Michael Moore has said that he “has nothing to say” about the recent mass shooting in California, and of course he went on to attack the NRA and white males after.
As usual, Moore stuck his foot in his mouth with a Facebook post attacking white males, saying “all of our mass shootings are by angry or disturbed white males,” completely glossing over the fact that the majority of gun homicides are done in inner-city areas like Detroit and Chicago.
“I no longer have anything to say about what is now part of normal American life,” Moore’s post started out. He points out that there’s a quarter billion guns in America, “easily accessible to young people” and “anybody who momentarily snaps,” blaming the vast majority of responsible gun owners for crimes committed by people they don’t even know.
Perhaps the biggest whopper from Moore was when he brought the NRA into his post, as if the NRA had anything at all to do with what happened in Santa Barbara over the weekend. The kid who went on a shooting spree was the son of a Hollywood elite who blamed the entire world for his own shortcomings, sound familiar? That’s what many of these mass shooters have in common, they blame society for their troubles and not themselves.
Perhaps instead of punishing responsible gun owners for the actions of very few people, we should just ban liberals from owning them. After all, they’re the ones who are doing the most damage.
Moore’s entire post is below, if you can stomach it:
“With due respect to those who are asking me to comment on last night’s tragic mass shooting at UCSB in Isla Vista, CA — I no longer have anything to say about what is now part of normal American life. Everything I have to say about this, I said it 12 years ago: We are a people easily manipulated by fear which causes us to arm ourselves with a quarter BILLION guns in our homes that are often easily accessible to young people, burglars, the mentally ill and anyone who momentarily snaps.
We are a nation founded in violence, grew our borders through violence, and allow men in power to use violence around the world to further our so-called American (corporate) “interests.” The gun, not the eagle, is our true national symbol. While other countries have more violent pasts (Germany, Japan), more guns per capita in their homes (Canada [mostly hunting guns]), and the kids in most other countries watch the same violent movies and play the same violent video games that our kids play, no one even comes close to killing as many of its own citizens on a daily basis as we do — and yet we don’t seem to want to ask ourselves this simple question: “Why us? What is it about US?”
Nearly all of our mass shootings are by angry or disturbed white males. None of them are committed by the majority gender, women. Hmmm, why is that? Even when 90% of the American public calls for stronger gun laws, Congress refuses — and then we the people refuse to remove them from office. So the onus is on us, all of us. We won’t pass the necessary laws, but more importantly we won’t consider why this happens here all the time. When the NRA says, “Guns don’t kill people — people kill people,” they’ve got it half-right. Except I would amend it to this: “Guns don’t kill people — Americans kill people.”
Enjoy the rest of your day, and rest assured this will all happen again very soon.