What Moore thinks is the reason black people own guns is anybody’s guess:
And I was fascinated in that subject when making ‘Bowling for Columbine,’ of how fear is used to the point where everybody feels like they’ve got to have a gun in the house. Now, not every house has a gun but we’ve got over a quarter-billion guns in people’s homes. And they’re mostly in the suburbs and rural areas where there is virtually no crime and no murder. So why is that? What are they really afraid of? What do they think of — who’s going to break into the house? Do they think it’s little freckled-face Jimmy down the street? I don’t think so. I don’t think that’s who they’re afraid of. And it cuts down to the heart of our race problem that we still haven’t resolved. And I thought it would be interesting to take a look at that in the movie.
I’d venture to assume that most break-ins and thefts in rural and suburban America are perpetrated by white criminals. Also, rural crime is on the rise.
How can you still protect yourself without being a racist? Make your personal security carry the guns — charges of racism and paranoia averted:
And by the way, I don’t believe for one second that Michael Moore doesn’t have a gun in his home(s) for personal protection — there would certainly be plenty of places to hide it.
(h/t Weasel Zippers)