There are no words…actually, there are but no nice ones. Via CNS News Service:
Documentary-maker and liberal activist Michael Moore said the reason for mass shootings in the United States is largely due to fear and racism, and on Christmas Eve he pleaded, “calm down, white people, and put away your guns.”
In a blog post entitled “Celebrating the Prince of Peace in the Land of Guns,” while still calling for stricter gun-control laws, Moore said such laws will not stop mass killings because of “who we are” as a nation.
“We are a country whose leaders officially sanction and carry out acts of violence as a means to often an immoral end,” Moore said. “We invade countries who didn’t attack us. We’re currently using drones in a half-dozen countries, often killing civilians.”
“This probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to us as we are a nation founded on genocide and built on the backs of slaves,” said Moore, a multi-millionaire filmmaker with an estimated worth of $50 million.
Three things, according to Moore, make America unique in its violence: poverty, “fear/racism,” and the “me society.”
“We’re an awfully fearful country considering that, unlike most nations, we’ve never been invaded,” he said. “Why on earth would we need 300 million guns in our homes?”
Why does it matter how many guns we have? That’s like asking why we have so many Starbucks. It is a non-sequitur, it is a meaningless statistic.
But it sounds scary.
The 300 million number is used as evidence that we are a violent country but when one considers the actually low level of issues with legal weapons, it actually is evidence of just how 99.9% of gun owners are responsible citizens who are able to resist shooting morons like Moore in his substantially wide ass.
Racism causes mass shootings? Aren’t most gang shootings race on race and haven’t the kids that have been killed in the past 15 years been overwhelmingly white – and shot by white kids?