Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore has a new editorial in the Hollywood Reporter. It argues that gun violence in America would be reduced if the government provided a generous social safety net and free college tuition.
Moore writes that other countries, such as Japan, whose citizens watch violent movies and play video games as much as Americans have much fewer gun deaths because their citizens are provided for by the government:
“Unlike in other civilized countries where people take care of each other — with free health care, generous compensation for the unemployed, free or nearly-free college education, strict laws on credit card debt and junk mortgages, serious help and treatment for the mentally ill, aid for aging and infirm people and the list goes on and on. From Ireland to Italy to Norway, from New Zealand to South Korea to Morocco, governments all over the world have discovered that the real way to reduce violence is to simply take care of each other.”
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