Watch: Michael Moore calls for Second Amendment repeal in aftermath of Uvalde school massacre
Michael Moore, the award-winning filmmaker behind the "Bowling for Columbine" documentary which highlighted the United States' issues with gun violence, is now calling for lawmakers to consider repealing the Second Amendment.
During an appearance on MSNBC News with primetime news anchor Chris Hayes, Moore shared his reaction to the latest mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that claimed the lives of two teachers and 19 children. According to Moore, drastic changes are needed to alter the United States' requirements for firearm sales.
At one point during the interview, Moore also laid out his challenge to lawmakers. “Who will say on this network or any other network in the next few days, ‘It’s time to repeal the Second Amendment?’
“Oh, you can’t say that,” he said as he pondered what the response would be before asking, “Well, why not?”
Moore also argued that he believes America’s Founding Fathers would not have crafted the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment they way that they had if they'd known how gun violence would evolve across the country.
“Look, I support all gun control legislation,” he said. “Not sensible gun control. We don’t need the sensible stuff. We need the hardcore stuff that’s going to protect ourselves and our children,” he said.
\u201c\u201cWho will say, \u2018It\u2019s time to repeal the Second Amendment?'" says Michael Moore. \u201cIf they had any idea that there would be this kind of carnage, you have to believe the founders of this country wouldn\u2019t support it.\u201d\u201d— All In with Chris Hayes (@All In with Chris Hayes) 1653444159
In reference to the "thoughts and prayers" expressed by Republican lawmakers, Moore, according to HuffPost, suggested that he hopes those who are against gun control "be removed via the November elections for their 'evil policy.'”
Despite Moore's call for the repeal of the Second Amendment, the results of a 2018 poll suggested only one out of 5 Americans supported the idea of such a repeal. At the time, The Seattle Times published a report with details about the poll findings. "In February, for instance, the Economist and YouGov asked Americans whether they supported a repeal of the Second Amendment," the report read. "Just 21 percent said they favored such a proposal, compared to 60 percent in opposition."
It continued, "The poll does, however, show surprisingly robust support for Second Amendment repeal (39 percent) among Democrats (by contrast just 8 percent of Republicans would support a full repeal). Blacks (30 percent) and Northeasterners (28 percent) also showed relatively high levels of support."
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