Activist and filmmaker Michael Moore decried the recent mass shooting in Los Angeles, California as a natural ocurrence for the U.S. in a brief interview with TMZ on Wednesday.
“I think the NRA they got it half-right when they say ‘Guns don’t kill people, people kill people,'” Moore said outside Los Angeles International Airport, the site of the Nov. 1 attack. “I change it to ‘Guns don’t kill people, Americans kill people.'”
Moore, who took on America’s cultural relationship to firearms in his 2002 film Bowling For Columbine, pointed out that the suspect, 23-year-old Paul Ciancia, reportedly acquired the rifle used in the shooting legally. Ciancia was also reportedly captured with a note containing racist, sexist and homophobic slurs.
“These are legally purchased guns, bullets. What are you going to do?” Moore asked the interviewer. “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.”
Watch Moore’s statement about the latest incident of gun violence, as posted online on Wednesday, below.
GOP senator flops hard when CNN’s Tapper asks him to name one case where Trump cared about foreign corruption
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"Yes, I do actually think he's concerned about corruption and the people of Ukraine," the senator replied.
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Hasan, who labels Graham "the most shameless man in American politics," argues that Graham has made by far the most dramatic change of any Trump-skeptical Republican since the president's victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016.
"There's no position he won't abandon, no U-turn he won't perform, no lie that he won't tell," he said.
Hasan then proceeds to show footage of Graham scolding reporters for calling Trump a "kook" or a racist -- before cutting to footage of Graham denouncing Trump in exactly those terms.