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Controversial filmmaker Michael Moore says the National Rifle Association’s days are numbered in the aftermath of the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT on Dec. 14.
“People did not forget about this over Christmas … In fact, after Christmas when parents started taking their kids back to school and dropping them off in the morning, they couldn’t get this out of their heads. That’s the thing … the NRA, they are doomed as a result of this,” he said, according to the Huffington Post.
The NRA did not help its case when, following the massacre which killed 20 schoolchildren, it proposed putting armed guards in schools.
“Any sensical person (is in favor of) eliminating as many of these guns and ammunition as possible … We’re never gonna get rid of crazy people. They’ve been around for thousands of years — they’ll continue to be around; they’ll continue to do horrible things. But why are we their enablers? That’s the crazy part,” Moore said.
Moore won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for Bowling for Columbine (2002), which focused on the U.S.’s fascination with firearms and how it tied in with massacres such as the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School.
Naturally, some disagree with Moore’s stance. One such person is Steve Dulan, the attorney for the Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners, who, according to the Examiner, said on Friday’s edition of Piers Morgan Tonight:
“(Guns) are essentially 1800's technology...they're easy to make, they're not going anywhere, they last several human lifetimes with minimal maintenance. So since guns exist, and we know for a fact that the only way to stop an evil person, like the person you were discussing earlier in the show, is to shoot him."