Filmmakercalls on Obama to take tougher notice of the flaws in the current gun control laws in the wake of the recent Colorado shooting.
Last night Moore appeared on CNN’s ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ telling the host that “the President has to be the leader” on the issue over which he has remained relatively less vocal so far. While he praised the President’s speech that he delivered in Aurora following the shooting, he said it would be even better if he tool some real measures pushing for new gun laws.
"And yet when he brought his own children into it, when he said, 'You know, my two daughters go to the movies and what if it were them,' well, I guess if President Obama is watching right now, and I say this with all due respect: What if it were them?"
He said being true Americans it’s our responsibility “to realize that those are our children who were killed there this past weekend and treat it like that," Moore said according to a report by CNN. "If everybody really felt that way, we would have some change in this country, and politicians would respond quickly if people would just rise up and say, 'Dammit, this is not the America I'm going to live in."
Moore said he has already said enough on the issue of gun control in his previous TV appearances and is now tired of pushing it again and again only to see the same things happening every time.
"I'm sick of this. I refuse it. I refuse to live in a country like this, but as I said before, I'm not leaving. So therefore, what am I going to do? It's got to change, and I invite Americans who feel the same way I do -- and I believe it's the majority -- to help me change this. To help everyone change this."
Earlier this week, a spokesman for the White House said that the President is focusing on keeping the guns out of the reach of people who should not be having them under the current law, but said nothing about making stricter laws regarding weapon control, according to a report by MLive.
Moore said that while he respect the right to own guns, he believes there should be certain limits to that.