How many people are killed by guns each year ?
In France…255. In Canada…165. In the United Kingdom…68. In Australia…65. In the United States…11,127,” says Moore in his documentary. But is the problem the number of guns in America? Moore thought so, until he went to Canada, and found they’ve got lots of guns, too. But, for some reason, they don’t lock their doors. So what is it that makes Americans shoot each other so often? Moore ties America’s penchant for gun violence to fear – our fear of each other and of the world. “I think we have, like, a shared mental illness. A collective mental illness, when it comes to how we view the world. And we’re afraid of the other, you know, the people that are out there,” says Moore. The fact that Americans are afraid of the rest of the world may have seemed totally irrational up until 9/11. But it doesn’t seem quite so irrational anymore. Moore, however, disagrees: “Three thousand Americans were killed. There’s 290 million Americans. All right? The chance of any of us dying in a terror