Own a Gun? You’re a Racist
December 27, 2012
On Christmas Eve, uber-liberal filmmaker Michael Moore launched a tirade against white people who own firearms.
“Why on earth would we need 300 million guns in our homes?” Moore asked in a post on his website.
The answer? White people who own guns are racist.
“It’s because too many white people are afraid of black people. Period. The vast majority of the guns in the U.S. are sold to white people who live in the suburbs or the country. When we fantasize about being mugged or home invaded, what’s the image of the perpetrator in our heads? Is it the freckled-face kid from down the street – or is it someone who is, if not black, at least poor?”
Moore’s absurd claim is part of the ongoing effort to label all critics of Obama as racist. It also conforms to the belief on the part of most so-called progressives that white America remains mired in racism despite decades of civil rights awareness.
Moore does not bother to back up his claim with facts. 30 percent of black adults own guns, compared to 43 percent of whites, according to statistics published in 2002. More recently, a survey conducted by Gun Owners of America and Gallup revealed that 44 percent of whites and 27 percent of blacks own guns. In rural areas, however, blacks own guns as frequently as whites.