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.
Trump ‘lit his own house on fire’ by pulling out of Iran nuclear deal: International relations expert
Kelly Magsamen, the VP of National Security and International Policy for the Center for American Progress explained during an MSNBC interview Thursday that the president is causing his own problems with Iran.
Speaking to host Ali Velshi, Magsamen said that it was Trump who "lit his own house on fire" when he breached the Iran treaty known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
"I think we are definitely in the middle of an escalatory (sic) cycle, and how do we get out of it," Magsamen told the host. "And unfortunately, the White House has left itself very few options in terms of escalating or de-escalating and same for the Iranians, frankly. [The Iranians] probably perceive this as an attack from their perspective."
Matt Gaetz gets laughed at after his attempt to derail Mueller hearing hilariously backfires
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) tried to turn the latest hearing on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election into a hearing on border security -- and then got hilariously shut down by one of the panelists.
During his allotted time, Gaetz changed the subject away entirely from the Mueller report and decided to grill one of the witnesses for her views on border security.
In particular, Gaetz asked Carrie Cordero, a Robert M. Gates senior fellow and general counsel at the Center for New American Security, about her work writing about the security problems posed by Mexican drug cartels.
Lindsey Graham shoves Trump toward war: ‘Anyone would believe we’re one step closer’
President Donald Trump seemed to try and deescalate the situation between Iran and the U.S. in wake of the former shooting down an American drone. But Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) seems to be shoving the president toward war.
"I think anybody would believe that we’re one step closer" [to war], Graham told the press in the hallways of Congress Thursday. "They shot down an American asset, well within international waters -- trying to assess the situation. What are you supposed to do?"