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Filmmaker Uses Graphic Hypothetical About Senator's Grandkids to Push Gun Control

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"I just–my grandchildren just got killed today, but, you know, we can’t get it passed ’cause we just don’t have the votes."

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Filmmaker Michael Moore attends the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents Oscar Celebrates: Docs at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on February 20, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. Credit: Getty Images

Filmmaker Michael Moore (Credit: Getty Images)

Professional provocateur Michael Moore, fresh off his call for officials to release the crime scene photos from the Sandy Hook massacre, said on Tuesday that Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) wouldn't be dropping the "assault weapons" ban if his grandchildren were killed by a shooter tomorrow.

Appearing on CNN with host Piers Morgan, Moore blasted the National Rifle Association for imposing it's will against the "majority" of people who support stricter gun control.

Referring to Sen. Rob Portman's (R-Ohio) flip-flop on gay marriage after finding out his son was gay, Morgan wondered whether any lawmakers would have a change of heart on gun control if members of their families were victims of gun violence.

Moore agreed, but took it to a very dark place with his graphic reasoning.

“If a man with an assault weapon goes in to the school where Harry Reid’s grandchildren go to school tomorrow and kills his grandchildren, would he go in front of his microphone at 5:00 and say, ‘I know how Dianne [Feinstein] had to witness the mayor getting murdered, and I just–my grandchildren just got killed today, but, you know, we can’t get it passed ’cause we just don’t have the votes.”

"Would he do that really? I don't think so," he added.

Watch the segment via CNN/Mediaite below:

(H/T: Josh Feldman, Mediaite)

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