Michael Moore: ‘Americans Kill People, Guns Don’t’
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LOS ANGELES (CBS DC) – While outside of Los Angeles International Airport, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore was asked about the recent shooting at the airport and the ongoing gun violence in the U.S.
In a TMZ interview, Moore said he wasn’t shocked by the shooting at LAX that killed one person and injured several others.
“I think the NRA, they’ve got it half right when they say ‘Guns don’t kill people, people kill people,” Moore stated. “But I change it to guns don’t kill people, Americans kill people, cause we’re really the only ones that do it on this level and this scale.”
Moore was asked specifically about the shooting at LAX and what his thoughts were.
“Nothing changes. It’s the country we live in. Again, these are legally purchased guns, bullets … what are you going to do?” Moore asked.
He went on to question why other countries haven’t experienced gun violence similar to the U.S.
“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.”
The Academy Award winner continued to explain his view with questions comparing the U.S. to Canada.
“They have mentally ill people in those countries. In Canada hunting is a bigger sport than hockey. There’s a lot of guns in Canada, but why don’t they kill each other?” Moore questioned.