A homicide suspect overpowered  Jackson, Miss., Detective Eric Smith on Thursday and shot and killed Smith with his own gun.


Michael Moore cited the incident today with this snarky, distasteful comment: “If only there had been a good man with a gun available.”

Of course, his fans ate it up:


Underneath the ghoulish sarcasm, Moore was trying to make a serious point. He was trying to argue that if Smith — a skilled police officer who had a gun — wasn’t able to save his own life, then armed security guards and/or armed citizens cannot be expected to stop or slow down a mass shooting such as the ones that occurred last year in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn.

It is a point Moore has made repeatedly, albeit not very persuasively.

The fact is, armed citizens are capable of stopping mass shooters:

In 1997, assistant principal Joel Myrick used a handgun to stop fleeing school shooter Luke Woodham.  Woodham, who had killed his mother that morning, murdered two students and wounded several others before Myrick, an Army reservist, rammed his car into Woodham’s and then forced him to the ground. At a 1998 shooting at a middle-school dance in a Pennsylvania restaurant, which left one teacher dead and three other people wounded, restaurant owner James Strand took out a shotgun and chased down the teen shooter before persuading him to give up his weapon….

When a shooter entered an AT&T store in 2010 in a small New York town with a list of six employees he planned to kill and shot one of them, a shopper who was an off-duty officer drew his .40 caliber handgun and killed the man.  A 2007 rampage in Trolley Square, Utah, was put to an end after an officer, who was on a date with his wife, engaged the man in a shootout. The off-duty officer kept the 18-year-old shooter pinned down until more police arrived and killed the shooter. In a 2006 school shooting, London Ivey, a school resource officer; and Russ LeBlanc, a former state trooper and driver’s ed teacher, confronted a Columbine-obsessed attacker in North Carolina who was firing at cars outside the school and had killed his father that day. Armed with his pistol, Ivey ordered the student to drop his weapons, and LeBlanc (who was unarmed) put him in handcuffs. In another oft-cited example, a student who opened fire at the Appalachian School of Law in 2002 was brought down by a group of law students who were trained as police officers. Two of the students had armed themselves during the shooting and were involved in subduing the gunman, though there are differing accounts of exactly what role the arms played in the confrontation.

Of course, the murder of Smith — a one-on-one incident that involved hand-to-hand combat in a confined space — is very different from a shooting spree in a large public place such as a movie theater, restaurant, or school.

What exactly does one have to do with the other?


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  • Leroy Whitby

    It is a sophist’s argument by Moore. Not real and using a dead officer as a prop.

    • Saaby000

      Perhaps he is making a point that you have no point?

  • Billie Slash

    If we had a good man with a gun, Michael Moore would have an azzhole in the shape of an AR-15.

  • http://www.freedomreconnection.com CO2 Producer

    What Mike really meant to say was, “If only there had been a criminal with a respect for the lives of others available.” Right, Mike? C’mon man, I’m giving you a chance to redeem your asinine, lazy way of thinking here.

  • D Dunlap

    Poor procedure at the Department – just as in a prison, no officer should be armed while locked in with criminals or suspects

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      BINGO!!!! We have a WINNER!

      • angeleyez

        liberal education

      • Saaby000

        You have the wrong card.. you loose.

        • ConservativeBen

          Vlad, do you get time and a half to work weekends for the Obama administration?

          • Saaby000

            I work 24/7 for him on my time. He’s the man.

          • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz


          • ConservativeBen

            24/7 on your time? Guess that means you don’t have a real job. Also, guess I was right.

          • Susie Q

            Yeah, the problem he’s the bad man..the wrecking crew, the destroyer..that’s the man he is or should I say the boy!!

        • SR5150

          You “loose”?!? What’s loose? Oh, you mean “lose.” Moron.

    • Richard J Sunkle


    • Rodney Brungardt

      But the liberals will twist anything to make it fit their agenda, including not telling the whole story!!

      • $4485292

        The constitution gives me the right to bear nuclear arms. Liberals are actually shocked when I seriously suggest this. A gun in every hand will REDUCE all crimes, and I have the statistics to back me up. Liberals don’t play with the numbers, they play with emotions.

        • Saaby000

          You have no statistics because there are no staistics sir… The best you can offer are limited questionaires which are not statistics.

          • peoplectr

            And you sir are very uneducated. Google the National crime victimization survey the government conducts. You sir have no argument just because you are either too lazy to look them up or you are just like all other libs and avoid the truth because you don’t want to face facts

          • Saaby000

            The only way to get “real” facts is to go through ALL of the police reports in the country.. then your facts would be indisputeable.. If we can collect all our “income and tax” facts why can’t we collect all of our “gun facts”? Oops.. I forgot.. because collect gun facts is AGAINST THE CURRENT LAWS.. as written by the NRA.

          • Saaby000

            Also.. who is collecting “crime prevention” facts? If a good guy scares away a bad guy by waving a gun… does he always call the cops to report it? What if he doesn’t get a survey in the mail to fill out?

          • Saaby000

            John.. sorry for the rant.. I will look up the website you suggested.. so far, on the surface, I see they use a “sampling” techique for the limited suvey data that they collect… will respond later… thanks for the info.

      • Saaby000

        There is no agenda.. Guns is not a Liberal / Conservative issue… It’s a Common Sense / Non- Sense issue.

        • SDN

          And Leftards are on the Non-Sense side.

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          Common sense says that if over 20,000 federal, state and local restrictions on firearms aren’t enough, one more is not going to make a difference in crime, only in restricting the rights of citizens.

          • Saaby000

            Another idiotic remark… A state refusing to do any background checks does not help a neighboring state with the most restrictive background checks.. you can extend my argument toward any law or restriction.. if a purchaser can just cross a state line and do what he/she wants. We need UNIFORM FEDERAL LAWS to stop this fiasco…

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            Sorry for the idiotic remark. Maybe if I made one for a mouth-breathing moron you’d understand it.

            How about states that have restrictive gun laws but treat criminals like welcomed guests start punishing instead of ignoring the laws on the books?

    • KJ

      But I’ll bet if the sheriff had a pair of scissors or Joe Biden’s double barrel shotgun, then things might have been different. Or maybe he could have hidden beneath a table! Yah, that’s it.

      This was a tragic albeit avoidable murder. Our prayers are with the sheriff’s family. But his death should in no way bolster the claims of a low budget film buffoon who would happily dance upon the grave of both the deceased and the Second Amendment.

      • Saaby000

        A tragedy.. .yes… avoidable.. yes… preventable… yes by making it hard or impossible for bad guys to get guns… by using technology to make guns less dangerous (e.g. only useable by the owners)… We still want law abiding citizens to own guns.. but, we must use our God given brains and Common Sense to lower and eliminate ‘sensless’ violence, accidents and murder.

        • SDN

          What color is the sky on your planet? The tech doesn’t exist for what you want, and based on your Messiah’s track record (Solyndra, anyone?) there never will be.

          As for bad guys getting guns…. get back to me when you win the War on (Some) Drugs…

          • Saaby000

            We lost the war on drugs a long time ago.. if drugs are legalized (like booze) it will solve lots of problems.. especially in our jails (most criminals that are in jail are drug offences).

          • Saaby000
        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          The Sheriff was shot with his own gun. What law are you talking about?

          • Saaby000

            He was shot with his own gun but not with his own hand.. unless the badguy overpowerd his grip that would not have happened. I’m just saying, in general, if guns (especially hand guns) are equipped with fingerprint or voice technology, it will save thousands of lives a year.

          • Christian Fenico

            Gun printing is what you’re talking about. Only the owner can use the gun reconized by his fingerprints. Suppose it’s cold out and the cop is wearing gloves? Suppose it’s raining and his hands are wet? Suppose his hand is cut or burnt and has a scab or scar? Get a clue man and stop talking sci-fi.

          • Penmar

            The police officer should never have entered the room with a weapon on his person. fingerprint or voice technology? You have any idea how much that would cost the manufacturer? But then you don’t really care do you, taxpayers can foot the bill for that too.

          • David Atherton

            I guess the gun maunufacturers should retrofit every gun manufactured in the last century with this new (non-existant) technology for free, right? Your stupidity is only outweighed by your lack of common sense.

          • David Atherton

            Voice technology: “Go go gadget handgun” Vlad the Idiot has been watching too much TV again. Try leaving your parents’ basement and learn something about real life before commenting on grownup issues.

        • Sheerie Knoll

          You apparently have a problem comprehending what is you read. The story stated quite clearly the detective was killed with his own gun, after a struggle with the criminal. As someone pointed out in a previous post, it was a failure in police procedure.

          • Saaby000

            But, was he actually holding the gun while being shot or was the criminal? And even if he was, if we haven’t yet, we can develope “voice activate” technology to “open or lock” a gun to prevent it from going into the wrong hands.. and yes.. all this costs money.. but, don’t human lives have any value? Espcailly if they are the so called “good guys”?

          • Nan

            The flaw in your theory is that voice activated technology is not sophisticated enough to recognize the same voice under stress as it won’t sound the same.

          • Saaby000

            Today’s technology moves at a very rapid pase. All it takes is someone (public or private) with money to take an interest in the problem… instead of wasting money at lobbying to not do anything.

          • Nan

            It’s totally unnecessary and creates ridiculous restrictions on gun use; guns are handed down within families, loaned to others, kept for communal use. Your idea is another attempt for tracking guns which ultimately leads to their confiscation and destruction. Not only that, adding a chip to everything presupposes that everything uses advanced technology. Guns don’t need that sort of modification to work properly.

          • Joe Ballss Benner

            What if the police need to pull and shoot at a moments notice? Surely the criminals wouldn’t have voice or fingerprint coding, or wait long enough to shoot for the officers gun to be ‘unlocked’. Such technology would be detrimental to any officer.

        • Penmar

          You do realize the suspect was already in custody, don’t you? They’d already searched him and so he had no weapon on him. I think God left you off the brains and common sense list.

    • Saaby000

      How about adding a chip to everyone’s gun so that only that person can fire it? Of course a “bad guy” can still over power a policeman and use his gun as a hammer… I understand hammers are more dangerous than guns according to the NRA.

      • SDN

        Been there, done that, doesn’t work. All you have is something to break.

        • Saaby000

          Can you give me a reference to check out the technology.. I’d be very interested… Some States provide “gun locks” to try and prevent children and other (mentally unstable) individuals from firing a loaded weapon… Suicides have become an EPIDEMIC in some of our Western States.

          • $45875941

            Are you on LSD?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    if only an overrated mass of blubber would shut up and concentrate on going on a diet

    • pairadimes

      For my part, I would not be disappointed if his weight were to triple.

    • Saaby000

      So, if he was tall, dark, fit and handsome.. you would listen to him?

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Why did you bring up skin color?

        • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

          i thought he was talking about me…..well, except for the dark, fit, and handsome part

      • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

        nope….he would be just as moore-onic.

        he just needs to get on michelle’s program before he causes society to collapse.

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    #FixedIt ==> “I’m soooo glad someone else was MURDERED so I have another grave to dance on!! Lucky ME! Lucky ME!! @MMFlint”

    Update: If you can, please forward @mmflint comments to each state official.

    Hollywood MOCKING this death cc:@MayorHJohnsonJr RT “@MMFlint If only there had been a good man with a gun available” http://mmflint.me/11BKcVk

  • Love of Country

    Would be funny, hypothetically, if someone bumped into Michael Moore on the street and asked him for his wallet. He would refuse and go about his business.

    Later, someone bumps into Michael and same thing … he is asked for his wallet. Again, Michael says “no”. But this time, before Michael could walk off, the guy pulls a gun and points it at Michael’s face. “Give me your wallet” he says, again.

    This time, Michael quickly hands over his wallet and wets all over himself …. not to prevent a potential rape, mind you, but because he’s beside himself with fear.

    Question: Did Michael learn how a gun clearly modified his behavior in those two hypothetical instances?
    Answer: Yes, but he would never admit it ….. soiled britches and all.

  • radicallyalyssa

    Sick…how can people be so terrible? A person DIED for no reason. This isn’t a moment to be pushing agendas!

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Sadly that is a green light for regressive liberals to push their agenda. The Quisling press corpse aid and abet them.

      • trixiewoobeans

        They leave no tragedy unexploited!

        • Saaby000

          That’s one.. and I have 33,321 more to exploit.. got a minute to go over those names?

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            Go ahead, let’s see all the names. Please sort them out for homicides, suicides and accidental shootings. I’m particularly interested in the drug gang members, the illegal alien victims, the home invader victims, the serial killer victims.

            Just curious, in your “common sense” have you asked the President why he thought it was such a good idea to allow the illegal transportation of rifles from Arizona into Mexico to be used by drug gangs there, one of which murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry?

            I know you think it will be a paradise if only police and military have guns, but you’ll end up in a camp like all the rest. Stalin would have considered you a good, useful idiot too.

      • Saaby000

        Every GUN DEATH.. is an opportunity for us Common Sense folk to push our AGENDA…. so far there are only 33,324 in the last 12 months and counting.. here.. hold my calculator please.. I have to clean my gun.

        • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

          How many children killed by the libtard’s favorite tool, abortion, in coast 12 months?

    • $4485292

      EXACTLY. Michael Moore is TRASH. We should wait for a day until there is no death by violence in the entire world before we start discussing things politically.

    • Bill123

      alyssa, they are like hyenas on roadkill

      When people in our embassies were killed, we didn’t act like children making up stories about our playground rival.

      No, when many attacks on U.S. diplomatic grounds resulted in at least 43 people killed under President Bush, Democrats were somber and respectful in comments about tragedies that often accompany tensions in the world. You didn’t see Michael Moore or Democrats in Congress puffing up and obstructing cabinet posts, or calling the Bush administration incompetent.

      But when four lives were lost under Obama, the immature, juvenile whining and name-calling still hasn’t stopped. It is shameful. It shames us in the eyes of our trusted allies and our foes alike. What arises from the Republican scavenger feast is the odor of vomit.

      What part of “Grow up” do Republicans not get, alyssa?
      June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
      Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51.

      February 20, 2003, international diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
      Truck bomb kills 17.

      February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
      Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards.

      July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan
      Suicide bomber kills two.

      December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
      Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded.

      March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
      Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomate directly targeted by the assailants.

      September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria
      Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb
      (though second truck bomb failed to detonate). One killed and 13

      January 12, 2007, U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece
      A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured.

      July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
      Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed.

      March 18, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
      Mortar attack misses embassy, hits nearby girls’ school instead.

      September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
      Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed.
      Sixteen more were injured.


      • KJ

        Number of personnel authorized by Washington to investigate or otherwise aid the Americans under assault for almost eight hours: ZERO.

      • SDN

        ” Democrats were somber and respectful in comments”

        You, sir, are a mother-f*cking liar.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Bill, Your list is valid, you can’t see the difference. The Embassy in LIBYA was already attacked a few times in 2012. Yet when asked by the Ambassador for extra security, Sec Clinton did nothing. She even made the extra step of not allowing a full Marine Detachment to provide uniformed security like they do all around the world.

        This attack happened on September 11. Now that date may have lost all meaning for you and half of America, but it’s a big holiday in the Muslim world. We even put stateside military bases on heightened security on that date, but in Libya, nada.

        The attack took place during the night of Sept 11 in Libya, but it was a workday afternoon in DC. The White House took great pleasure in showing how they could watch the Bin Laden raid in real time from the Situation Room. They were able to do the same in Benghazi. There were at times, 2 different drones overhead providing video footage. State Dept security people testified to that in front of congress.

        We have over 10 years of war fighting under our belt. Moving troops around quickly has become very efficient during that time. We had assets in place all around the Mediterranean. It is inconceivable to many of us, especially veterans, that the Commander in Chief would allow HIS OWN PEOPLE to fight for their lives for 8 hours without authorizing military backup.

        HE is the only one who can give the green light to put troops across an international border. He chose to continue campaigning on the slogan that Al Qaeda was dead. Al Qaeda is alive and happy in northern Libya.

    • Saaby000

      A person died because we are a SICK SOCIETY.

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    No such thing as a tragedy to Mikey, just opportunity.

    • Saaby000

      What about the children in Connecticut? Another opportunity?

      • SDN

        That Leftards like you are exploiting….

      • Evil Otto

        Apparently, you think so.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        That’s how President Obama and Governors Malloy, O’Malley and Hickenlooper see them.

  • TocksNedlog

    All this and a beautiful mind as well. Is it any wonder the ladies fight over him?

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    Michael Moore does not convince anyone. He is just a publicity hound.

  • http://twitter.com/judywmiller judy w. miller

    Always appalled that anyone pays attention 2 his, or any other Horrywood deviants, 4 more than a nanosecond.

  • http://twitter.com/stupid_republic Stupid Republic

    Notice how his new avatar is his feet. Fat #$@# hasn’t seen those two hooves since about 1971.

    • AaronHarrisinAlaska

      It may be surprising to read but back in his college days he was actually quite the twig.

  • kate_middleton

    So does Moore think cops shouldn’t have guns?

  • Steve_J

    If only Moore had been there.

  • Maxwell

    You know.. I’m normally proud to be a Michigander… but then Michael Moore opens his mouth.

  • Thom Harris

    I keep hoping the same thing as Moore everytime Moore goes out in public.

  • ChampionCapua

    If Moore had his way, all that’d be available is a fat guy in a ballcap.

  • Richard J Sunkle

    Speaking as a Michigander I just want to apologize for Michael Moore who chooses to live in a gun heavy state in a very upscale conservative area on Torch lake.

  • trixiewoobeans

    He’d be a happier, more attractive and well-adjusted person if he wasn’t so ugly on the inside…it ALWAYS morphs to your outsides, then you get a double whammy in the mirror every morning. No wonder he’s mad at the world.

  • Clayton Grant

    This sloven abscess of a man never misses a chance to display his cranial myopathy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

    How many procedures were broken to bring us this tragedy? However, on top of that, is this about a gun, or about a police department, like thousands across the land, that fear the army of lawyers that descend upon them every time a suspect tears a hangnail in custody. The pendulum has swung the other way and police are handcuffed as to what they can do. I’m sure fatass Michael Moore would have been trumpeting police brutality had the detective won the struggle and shot Jeremy Powell.

    Now let’s take a look the image of the alleged double murderer the media will want to hide from you:

    • Raye09

      People like this seriously make me re-think my anti-death penalty stance.

  • MrApple

    What a douchebag.

  • Bonehead41

    When Moore speaks the sky’s thunder, the volcano erupts, the earth quakes, Moses comes down from the mountain and the scribes record his proclamations on sketchy tablets. With all his god like charisma, it still takes him a half hour or more to locate his weenie in the urinal.

  • Maxx

    I normally am an advocate for highlighting liberal hackery but at some point Twitchy, it’s probably time to pull the plug on highlighting the never ending idiocy this carnival barker vomits. It’s just free publicity for him and I’m quite sure he realizes it.

    It’s no longer a secret that Jabba the Nut is a morbidly obese liberal hack who dances on the graves of the fallen in an effort to milk tragedy for the advancement of liberal agendas.

    • Ardell Simon

      morbidly obese liberal hack who dances on the graves of the fallen in an effort to milk tragedy for the advancement of liberal agendas and to line his purse!

  • RightThinking1

    I do not know the protocol, but it doesn’t seem to me that the cop should have been in an interview room alone, armed, and without the suspect cuffed. Some one tell me, what is the SOP?

    Edit. Looks D. Dunlap answered

  • RightThinking1

    Anyone care to guess how long the perp will be on the taxpayer $?

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    If they haven’t killed that piece of excrement Cop Killer yet, I hope Mississippi still has the Death Penalty….And to the good people of the State of Mississippi, keep your guns handy… Michael Moore may be loose in your neighborhood…Jawamax 8<{D}

  • capisce

    If only there had been a good man with a condom at the moment of Moore’s conception.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.white.16 Joseph A White

      Well, I would have been his father, but that Doberman beat me across the street…..

  • bidentime

    Moore gets more disgusting by the day.

  • lillymckim

    I hope the police will remember Moore making fun of one of their own who died on duty and I also hope they can find actually find his house if he ever needs them.

  • bill_a_bob

    Is this talking sack of pig Shiite appearing in Team America II?

  • Ken Alan Draper

    I find it funny that liberals assume that police officers have some kind of special training in firearms, in most departments they aren’t even required to show marksmanship. most police are less trained then private firearms owners.

  • pairadimes

    Liberals dream of a carefully ordered utopia, and attempt to force their ideas of this perfect world into the real world in which we actually live. The results are always costly, often dysfunctional and sometimes horrifying, but at least their cocktail party friends will continue to accept them.

    • Evil Otto

      Liberals dream of a carefully ordered utopia

      I would add “with themselves in charge.”

      • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

        It is always with themselves in charge. That’s what makes the religion of the left so immoral. They are worse than the capitalist they decry. They want everything for a infinitesimal oligarchy, and they’ll dole out the scraps to others as they deem appropriate. it is why AGW is such a fixture of their eschatology. They want you to be willing give up your prosperity for them, and they’ll feed you their end-of-days fable to guilt you into capitulation.

        If Animal Farm taught us anything, however, without the ingenuity of free people, the supplies begin to run short quick, but the elites are not about to change their lifestyle, so the share to the proletariat continues to shrink, until you have nightmare like North Korea, where there is no vegetation no animal life, and rampant starvation but the elite few still live like post Republic Roman emperors.

  • Anderson

    Respectfully, no matter how well trained you are sometimes you lose to the bad guy. He should not have been alone in that interview room or in close quarters with the suspect while armed. My deepest sympathies to the family of this officer.
    But for MM to gloat over this officers death and use it to promote his agenda is disgusting beyond words. I cannot stand the sight or sound of this giant turd.

  • JR48

    Not even going to bother trying to be pithy. Michael Moore is an asshat. My condolences to this officer’s family.

    • Patrick Dennehy

      Pithy means brief/concise/terse. You were exactly that :)

  • 277Volt

    Apparently condolences to the family were too much to bother with.

    • Raye09

      No, then he wouldn’t be able to turn a tragedy into a political tool.
      RIP officer, and thank you for serving your country and community. Who did this will be brought to justice.

  • Raye09

    Michael Moore is nothing but a fear mongering conspiracy theorist. People mock Alex Jones yet embrace this lard ass, when Moore is actually 10 times worse.

    This is the same idiot that attended occupy wall street, insulting “rich old white men”(when he is a fat rich old white man whether he believes it or not), and became irate when asked about his net worth(we know it is in the millions Mike). This is the idiot who blasts capitalism, yet has made millions of selling his documentaries. He is a special snowflake made of lard, what applies to the masses does not apply to him.
    I can’t wait until someone gets up in his face and calls him out on national TV, seeing this idiot cry would be priceless.

    • Bill123

      “This is the same idiot that attended occupy wall street”

      Aren’t you the idiot who cheered the weak-strings-attached Wall Street Bailout?

      • Raye09

        No, I am not, nice try though.

  • Michael Rice

    So, by Moore’s logic, no one should have a gun…not even security details of clelebs or Presidents. Is that right “Mr” Moore.

  • Saaby000

    The fact is.. having a “loaded” gun in the presence of any human being is dangerous and can lead to serioius injury or death. The only way to prevent that is to limit availability and access to guns… the more powerfull the weapon or ammunition the worse it gets… I do believe we use to call this kind of reasoning… COMMON SENSE…

    • Evil Otto

      Tell you what… you go down into your local slum and disarm the gang bangers there. Once you’re done, get back to us and tell us we should disarm.

      I do believe we use to call this kind of reasoning… COMMON SENSE…

      Just because you hold an insipid opinion does not make it common sense.

    • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

      Putting it into caps doesn’t make it true. I know lefties are fond of screaming their opinions in hopes nobody will notice how vapid they are. Why is that a pizza restaurant in Norfolk, VA can offer 15% off to anyone who arrives carrying their weapon, have a dining room filled with happy customers and a line out the door, all armed, and have no one get shot? Riddle me that, Mr. Common Sense.

      The technological genie has been out of the bottle for centuries, guns are a part of the human existence, pretending to limit access by taking away law abiding citizens right to defend themselves is a heinous, immoral act. If you cannot disarm the law breakers, then it is disingenuous advocate disarming the law abiding. What you advocate is anything but commons sense, it is fairy tale logic, it is delusional fantasy.

  • Chief Mac

    I haven’t heard where this Moore-on is going to be giving up his armed security.

  • http://www.facebook.com/miguel.gonzalez.75641 Miguel Gonzalez

    Michael Moore, how far out front did you have to reach to take that picture of your feet?

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    Some on the left only care about police, military and seniors when it fits their agenda.

  • LissaKay

    Great. If they really want to make the argument that one failure means no one should have a gun, then it follows that if one, just ONE, gay couple adopts kids and molests them, then no gay couple should be allowed to adopt. Right? http://nydn.us/14ZbE2y

  • Jeffrey Olah

    Godspeed to the officer but I thought proper procedure was not to have a gun in the interview room

  • Susie Q

    It’s so funny to watch liberals say and do anything for attention..of course they know better than anyone..

  • http://twitter.com/wombat247 wombat247

    From what I recall, the actual quote they’re attempting to lambaste is “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun”.

    That is not the case in this story. The suspect was unarmed and I’m sure that the detective had been conditioned into believing that it is *never* okay to shoot an unarmed suspect.

    Of course, this could all have been avoided if as at least one commenter already said, no police officer should be armed and in a room with a criminal or suspect under custody.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bobby.hall.3975 Bobby Hall

    Despite obvious officer safety issues with being armed while interviewing, I think its disqusting and a sad commentary on where our society is headed. The comments Moore and some of his followers made is completely unacceptable. They are quick to put down a fallen brother but when was the last time they stood up in defense and put themselves in harms way to protect society? LE officers do what Moore and his followers refuse to, or are just to cowardly to, and for very little money.

  • Viking47

    Hey Michael Moore- since you haven’t seen your feet in over 20 years, I’d really like to know from where you stole that Twitter icon. I think statistically speaking, the bullet that’s going to do you in is going to come in the form of a .223 Oscar Myer.

  • pir8fan05

    If only the police were there to help him…oh wait…

  • kunner

    Why does Michael’s body guard carry a gun? Bad guys win sometimes. If a detective who is trained to fight can loose a fight with a criminal, an unarmed citizen stands no chance at all. Armed it betters the odds and he still may loose but he might win