According to Michael Moore, the NRA is doomed.
The National Rifle Association has been at the center of the gun control controversy in the United States. Moore said that the Newtown school shooting was a “tipping point” in the United States and that the NRA was doomed because of it.
Moore told the Huffington Post:
“People did not forget about this over Christmas … In fact, after Christmas when parents started taking their kids back to school and dropping them off in the morning, they couldn’t get this out of their heads. That’s the thing … the NRA, they are doomed as a result of this.”
The group stirred up some criticism after the Newtown elementary school shooting when it said that it wanted to put armed guards into every school and blamed the violence on video games and movies. Moore believes that American parents had their eyes opened by the shooting at the elementary school in Connecticut and that most of them want to get guns out of schools and off the streets.
“Any sensical person (is in favor of) eliminating as many of these guns and ammunition as possible … We’re never gonna get rid of crazy people. They’ve been around for thousands of years — they’ll continue to be around; they’ll continue to do horrible things. But why are we their enablers? That’s the crazy part.”
This isn’t the first time that Michael Moore has talked about gun control in the wake of the Newton School shooting. Moore, who is famous for his anti-gun documentary Bowling For Columbine, defended Piers Morgan after the talk show host made controversial comments about gun rights and has used Twitter to demand stricter gun control laws.
What do you think about Michael Moore’s argument about gun control? Do you think the NRA is doomed? Will taking guns off the streets eliminate gun violence?
You can watch Michael Moore’s full interview at the Huffington Post.