Michael Moore on Santa Barbara Shooting: 'I No Longer Have Anything to Say'

Filmmaker Michael Moore addresses several hundred Occupy Oakland protesters outside City Hall in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. Moore urged the protesters to continue demonstrating against what they see as a growing disparity between rich and poor.

Michael Moore is officially out of words. Almost.
The prominent filmmaker behind Bowling For Columbine, a documentary about a school shooting that took place in 1999, reacted to news about Friday night's shooting near the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a short, but powerful Facebook post.
"I no longer have anything to say about what is now part of normal American life," Moore wrote. "Everything I have to say about this, I said it 12 years ago."
He went on to argue that the United States is plagued by violent episodes like this one in large part because of weak gun laws, which make it possible for "disturbed white males" to get their hands on deadly weapons. Unless the U.S. acknowledges its problems with violence, and the government pushes for stronger gun laws, Moore said he believes history will be doomed to repeat itself.
"We won't pass the necessary laws, but more importantly we won't consider why this happens here all the time. When the NRA says, 'Guns don't kill people — people kill people,' they've got it half-right. Except I would amend it to this: 'Guns don't kill people — Americans kill people,'" he wrote. "Enjoy the rest of your day, and rest assured this will all happen again very soon." 

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