'Disturbed white males' are the most dangerous people in the country: Michael Moore speaks out after Elliot Rodgers killed his three roommates, two sorority sisters and a male student
Filmmaker Michael Moore responded to calls for comment on the latest mass shooting in the U.S.
He wrote in a Facebook post that he no longer has anything to say 'about what is now a normal part of American life'
He said that nothing has changed since he made the 2002 documentary Bowling for Columbine
That film dealt with the Columbine High School massacre by Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris
The U.S. is plagued by violent attacks in part because of a climate of fear and paranoia and weak gun laws
He said the national symbol is not the bald eagle but the gun
'Enjoy the rest of your day, and rest assured this will all happen again very soon,' he concluded
By Alex Greig
Published: 15:13 EST, 25 May 2014 | Updated: 16:16 EST, 25 May 2014
The filmmaker behind Bowling for Columbine has responded to calls for comment following the latest U.S. mass shooting.
Michael Moore wrote a Facebook post describing America's national symbol as the gun, not the bald eagle.
'With due respect to those who are asking me to comment on last night’s tragic mass shooting ... I no longer have anything to say about what is now part of normal American life,' Moore wrote.
'Everything I have to say about this, I said it 12 years ago,' he said, referencing his 2002 documentary in which he explored the possible causes of the horrific Columbine High School massacre in 1999 carried out by teens Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.
He goes on to say that the U.S. is singularly plagued by these violent attacks in part because of a climate of fear and paranoia and weak gun laws that enable 'disturbed white males' to get their hands on deadly weapons - legally.
Elliot Rodger was found to have three .9mm semi-automatic gun and more than 400 rounds of ammunition, all of which was legally purchased and registered.
Moore writes that while other countries have more violent histories than the U.S., more guns per capita and consume the same violent movies and video games as the U.S., but none have anywhere near the rates of mass killings that America does.
'...and yet we don't seem to want to ask ourselves this simple question: "Why us? What is it about US?"' he writes.