Michael Moore said "fear and racism" fuels Americans' insistence that the government uphold their Second Amendment rights to own firearms.
We're "an afraid people, and we have been an afraid people for some time," Mr. Moore said during a recent NBC broadcast, buttressing his statement with historical references to America's treatment of blacks and Native Americans.
Americans are like Germany and Japan that way — always turning to violence to solve problems, he said.
Mr. Moore backed his racism charge further, claiming that more than 90 percent of all weapons in the nation are owned by whites who live in rural areas.
"What are these white people so afraid of in the suburbs? Are they thinking little red-headed freckle-faced Jimmy down the street is going to kill them, mug them? I don't think so," he said.
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