Leftist filmmaker Michael Moore has proudly denied television requests in the wake of Friday’s horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, claiming he has already made his case on gun control.
The result seems to be a disproportionate overflow on Twitter, where Moore seems to be arguing that 26 innocent people were killed not because of a crazy murderer, but because “America believes in killing” as evidenced by our founding, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“A country that officially sanctions horrific violence (invade Iraq, drones kill kids, death penalty) Is surprised when a 20-yr old joins in?” he wrote Sunday, equating the war with the slaughter of innocent schoolchildren in Connecticut.
Here is a rough timeline of Moore’s remarks, oldest to newest:
Moore proceeded to parrot New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s assertion that such killings happen “only in America.”
“It’s all violence & it’s all connected. Why does this happen only in America? The answer is right in front of u. And it’s not just the guns,” he tweeted.
Soon after the attack, Moore also singled out the National Rifle Association (NRA) as hating “freedom.”
“The NRA hates freedom,” he claimed on Twitter. “They don’t want you to have the freedom to send your children to school & expect them to come home alive.”
So what’s Moore’s solution? Aside from an immediate ban on “semi-automatic weapons and mega-clips” and mandatory mental exams, the man who made an advertisement vowing to “c**k punch” the 2012 Republican presidential nominee warns that we must “change our society from one of perpetual war and fear to one of peace and tolerance.”