Michael Moore: 'I Refuse to Live in a Country Like This .... And I'm Not Leaving'
Liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore appeared on MSNBC Friday to say he agrees with the NRA that "guns don't kill people, Americans kill people" - but, "there is something wrong with American character."
"I want to clear this up how I really feel about gun control laws. I don't believe that the gun control laws that we want to pass-- and I want them passed, and I am fighting very hard for them-- that's not really going to change the problem. Nobody on our side wants to say that sometimes because we want to, "Well yes, no, no, it'll all go away." You know what? No, it really all won't go away.
"You know, in my movie Bowling For Columbine which the right-wing attacked it, the NRA attacked it, I'm on their enemies list-- but they've never seen the movie. If they've seen the movie, the point I made in the film is that I actually kind of agree with the NRA that guns don't kill people. Except I changed their slogan to 'Guns don't kill people, Americans kill people.' We're the ones who do this."
He goes on to say why he believes there is something wrong with America's character and that he refuses to live in a country like this, but he's not leaving.
"There is something wrong with the American character as to why we believe as society and officially as government that violence is a means to an end, that violence is okay to solve our problems, if we think somebody might have some weapons of mass destruction, it's okay to go and invade their country and kill hundreds of thousands of civilians."
Later he adds, "I refuse to live in a country like this, and I'm not leaving. So if I'm not leaving, something's got to change."