Filmmaker Michael Moore claims 90% of America’s gun owners are white people living in rural areas. In an interview on MSNBC’s ‘The Ed Show’, Moore said African-Americans and hispanics are the minority of America’s gun-owners. He also says that the lack of jobs as well as poverty and racism are to blame for most of issues in the American society.
Now are these white people so afraid of out in the suburbs? Are they thinking little red head, freckle-faced Jimmy down the street is going to, you know, kill them? Mug them? I don’t think so. Are they afraid the guy next door is gonna break in and steal their t.v.? No, because they know the guy next door makes $50-60,000 a year. So poverty and racism the answer is pretty much the same answer for a lot of our other problems. Jobs.
In the interview, Moore also points out that countries like Canada, France and Great Britain have a social safety net which the United States lacks. Thanks to the net, those countries train unemployed people and provide them jobs.