Michael Moore offered
his perspective on the gun debate Friday in an appearance on MSNBC's Ed Show
. The anti-gun activist's opinion was being sought following the tenth anniversary of his hugely popular "Bowling for Columbine
." He was blunt in his diagnosis: terrified white folks.
"Did you realize that over 90% of the guns in this country are owned by white people in the suburbs and in rural areas?" Moore asked. "90% of our guns are not owned by African-Americans, hispanics, minority groups - they're owned by white people."
The filmmaker queried just why said white folks need to own those guns: "Now [what] 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?"
Moore answers on their behalf: No, which leads to his theory for why they possess firearms: "poverty and racism."
See the video below for the complete interview. Above portion begins at 6:30: