Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has pushed for stronger gun laws in the U.S. ever since his 2002 film "Bowling for Columbine."
TMZ recently interviewed Moore at the Los Angeles International Airport about last Friday's shooting by suspect Paul Ciancia (video below).
“Nothing changes,” said Moore. “It’s the country we live in and these legally purchased guns, bullets, what are you gonna do?"
"I think there’s a reason why this doesn’t happen in Canada, in Ireland, in France, elsewhere,” added Moore. “They have the occasional craziness, but it’s not on a weekly or monthly basis.”
"In Canada, hunting is a bigger sport than hockey" said Moore. "There are a lot of guns in Canada, why don't they kill each other?"
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"I think the NRA got it half-right when they say ‘Guns don’t kill people, people kill people,'" stated Moore. "I change it to ‘Guns don’t kill people, Americans kill people,' because we're really the ones who do it on this level, on this scale."
According to a September report by ABC News, a recent study found that out of 27 developed countries, the U.S. topped the list in guns and gun deaths.
Dr. Sripal Bangalore and Dr. Franz Messerli studied data from the World Health Organization and the Small Arms Survey.
The researchers concluded that the U.S. has 88 guns per 100 people and 10 gun-related deaths per 100,000 people, while the much safer Japan had only .6 guns per 100 people and .06 gun-related deaths per 100,000 people.