Monday, December 24, 2012

Flint native Michael Moore calls for gun control in light of Connecticut school shooting

Gary Ridley | By Gary Ridley |
on December 14, 2012 at 2:45 PM, 
updated December 14, 2012 at 3:16 PM

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Michael Moore           

FLINT, MI -- Filmmaker Michael Moore, who was born in Flint, is calling for stricter gun control laws via his Twitter feed following a shooting at Connecticut elementary school Friday, Dec. 14, that has left nearly 30 people dead.

A gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., killed 26 people  -- including 18 children, according to the Associated Press. 

A law enforcement official in Washington said the attacker was a 20-year-old man with ties to the school and that one of the guns was a .223-caliber rifle, the Associated Press is reporting. Officials believe two guns were used.

Moore has posted multiple Tweets in the past hour on the subject:

  • "Only minutes away from pundits & politicians say, 'This isn't the time to talk about gun control.' Really? When is that moment?"
  • "The way to honor these dead children is to demand strict gun control, free mental health care and an end to violence as public policy."
  • "Too soon to speak out about a gun-crazy nation? No, too late. At least THIRTY-ONE school shootings since Columbine."
  • "Just 18 hrs ago, those Republicans in the Michigan House rammed thru a bill making it LEGAL to carry a gun into a school or day care center."
Conservative author Ann Coulter released a tweet of her own following the shooting:
  • "Only one policy has ever been shown to deter mass murder: concealed-carry laws"

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