Filmmaker Michael Moore, who explored America’s gun violence plague 20 years ago in the Oscar-winning documentary “Bowling for Columbine,” urged repeal of the Second Amendment. (See video below.)
In an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Tuesday, Moore called for drastic action, perhaps a ban on gun sales, in the wake of a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that killed 19 children and two teachers.
Then he issued a challenge:
“Who’s going to say on this network or any other network in the next few days, ‘It’s time to repeal the Second Amendment’?”
“Oh, you can’t say that,” he said as to what the response would be.
“Sure why not?” Moore asked.
Moore explained that America’s Founding Fathers would not have written the Second Amendment to the Constitution—the courts that ruled it guaranteed the right to bear arms—in the same way if they had known how bullets would be developed.
“Look, I support all gun control laws,” he said. “Not sensible gun control. We don’t need sensible stuff. We need hardcore stuff that’s going to protect us and our kids,” he said.
Moore said he had “thoughts and prayers” that Republicans and others who oppose gun reform be removed through November’s elections for their “bad policy”.
According to a 2018 poll, one in five Americans support repeal of the Second Amendment.