Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore on MSNBC´s Ed show... "Did you realize that over 90% of the guns in this country are owned by white people in the suburbs and in rural areas? Ninety-percent of our guns are not owned by African-Americans, hispanics, minority groups, they´re owned by white people. Now are these white people so afraid of out in the suburbs? Are they thinking little red head, freckle-faced Jimmy down the street is going to, you know, kill them? Mug them? I don´t think so. Are they afraid the guy next door is gonna break in and steal their t.v.? No,
Sounds about right. I could also go out on a limb suspecting that this is 90% of legal guns - it would be interesting to see the percentage of white legal gun owners vs. the number of illegal non-white owners. I will really stretch my luck, and guess that the 5 times higher incidence of gun deaths amoung blacks reported about 5 articles before this one probably is not related to white shooters.
A study was out today the showed the whites were 5 times less likely to shoot others and a lot more likely to use the gun to commit suicide than blacks. Moore misses the point, people who own guns for protection are a lot less likely to be afraid. They don´t need to think about whether they can find some scissors or whether they´ll be able to drive the attacker off by urinating on him. And they don´t worry about the race of the person who breaks in or attacks them. They are equal opportunity defenders.
Since he knows who has guns and where they live he should share that information with inner-city law enforcement. That is where gang members are shooting one another in HUGE numbers (over 500 a year in Chicago alone).
Moore never seemed to get around to saying WHY he cares whether or not "scared white people" own guns. Just WHAT is your point, fat man? Do you HAVE a point?
Moore is the typical liberal know-nothing. All emotion and elitist criticism with NO supported facts and NO solutions.
What makes MM think that 90% of guns are owned by white people? Is it because white people register their guns and so most statistics reflect that most guns are owned by white people?
Although he´d never admit it, MM must be one of those scared white people, too, because he has built his residences only in ´white´ Torch Lake, Michigan and in other white enclaves. Why doesn´t he build one of his mansions in Detroit? Since he sees poverty, racism, and lack of jobs as the problem, he, with his millions, would be able to uplift the poverty and provide some jobs there. After all, there won´t be any armed white people there that will threaten him - only the peaceful Detroit residents. Yep, I think MM should put his money where his mouth is and move to Detroit.
Perhaps, Mike, the reason is that White people understand that a government that does not fear an armed populace which will not fight to defend its constitutional rights is a government that eventually descends into tyranny. Blacks do not fear a government that pays them off for their political support even as its policies kill the black community slowly with its purported compassion.
Without an adoring leftist media to cover Moore´s radical utterances and stupid excuses for movies, he´d be in his underwear in his basement wearing a tin-foil-hat and watching documentaries on Mao, Che and Fidel.
Fat Moore claims that 90% of guns are owned by scared white people??? Maybe the 90% are legal ownerships by people who buy them to protect themselves or to enjoy the challenge of improving your ability to accurately hit what you are aiming at. The OTHER bunch of ´shooter-owners" or perhaps better said, possessors of weapons don´t worry about being scared to have them or use them for that matter. They enjoy having the upper hand against an unarmed citizen and have no regrets to shoot an infant, a young child, a pregnant mother or some senior citizen, all unarmed of course. The legal gun owners do have illegals pulling guns on them in the streets or sometimes in their homes but the out come many times is fatal for the bad guy. A legal owner has little compulsion to hesitate to open fire on these predators and usually causes the evil doer to depart ´feet first´...when I read these stories I cheer for the citizens that stood up for themselves. Being a SENIOR citizen I have NO intentions of fist fighting a young punk so the response WILL be a dose of lead. I´ll worry about the law aspect later or answering why I shot him/her seven times...whatever it takes to take ´em down.
And that 90% isn´t causing any problems owning those guns. But 90% of murdered blacks are killed by other blacks carrying guns. So, Mike, what are you trying to tell us? It doesn´t make any difference how many guns we whites buy and own. If you are black your chances of being killed by a black with a gun are pretty high.
Mikey should read a report on who owns 90% of the illegal guns in this country? That would be a better question I suspect they would be mostly non-whites and the reason why Whites own 90% of the legal guns in this country. People remember the LA riots, when black people went on a rampage.
You know, I think Tons-o-Fun just stumbled onto the real issue (by accident). The majority of crime in this country is committed by a minority population. So no, we are not afraid of freckle-faced Jimmy or our law abiding neighbors of any color. We are afraid of the gang-bangers who infest our cities and branch out their crimes into our neighborhoods. All the job creation in the world will not solve the problem of a third generation welfare recipient with 10 half brothers and sisters going out to the burbs to peddle drugs and kill someone when the deal goes bad. Do I fear that? Yes.
"Scared White People" Mr Moron whatever do you mean, like the ones that parachuted into Normandy and the ones that took the Islands in the Pacific...you mean those Scared White Guys and Gals that took out the Germans not once but twice along with the Japonese.The ones for the most part who have kept America safe and fought all of it battles and Wars for over two hundred years,well Mr Moron Moore you better hope those kind of white people don´t come after your feeble A_S, AS THEY WILL BE FORCED TO REUNITE ONCE AGAIN! Be very afraid Mr Moron very afraid as I fear your mouth will be shut one day JUST AN OPINION NOT A THREAT ALL CALL TO ARMS
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