Duh, it’s easier to kill someone with a gun than a knife. But you must ask where he’s going with th argument. He seems to think there’s something buried in our cultural DNA that makes us Americans extraspecially killhappy. Or maybe it’s just the ability to privately own a gun out of which all corruption follows. I don’t know what Moore’s argument is, or whether he’s actually thought one out. Seems to be U.S.=bad, and that’s it. You don’t get that from the knife=less deadly truism.
It may be a consequence of our freedom, at least our freedom to own guns. But then let’s compare the entire run of communist China to the US in a comparable period. See whether relative freedom or despotism is preferable. It’s not even close. In his “documentary” Bowling for Columbine Moore went back through all of our history and tried to set Columbine up as typical. Let us see what is typical of Chinese communism. Nonfatal stabbing fits, or mass starvation/rolling over citizens with tanks?
I don’t feel it’s reasonable to excuse our mass shootings by saying, hey, at least our government didn’t kill 65 million people in the last 60 or so years. Although there is some connection between a lack of mass murder and the right to bear arms. But Moore brought it up, with his literal blame America campaign.
“Or maybe its just the ability to privately own a gun out of which all corruption follows.”
Yes, that’s his real thesis, if you can manage to stomach all his nauseating bloviating to ferret it out. He thinks that just allowing private ownership of firearms creates a “gun culture” that encourages violence.