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Michael Moore: 'Guns Don't Kill People, Americans Kill People'

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(FOXNEWS.com) Filmmaker Michael Moore had a lot to say about guns to a paparazzo who caught up with him at LAX, the scene of a shooting last week that left a TSA worker dead.

"I think the NRA, they've got it half right when they say ‘guns don't kill people, people kill people,'" he told the TMZ cameraman. "I change it to ‘guns don't kill people, Americans kill people.' Because we're really the only ones that do it on this level, on this scale. Why?"

The cameraman asked Moore about his thoughts on the LAX shooting.

"Nothing changes. It's the country we live in... Legally purchased gun, bullets. What are you going to do?" Moore said.

He then talked about how other countries don't seem to suffer from similar numbers of attacks.

"There's a reason why this doesn't happen in Canada, and Ireland and France and elsewhere. They have their occasional craziness but it's not on a weekly or monthly basis, no. So why us? Because they're not better than us, so why us? What is it about us? That's the question to ask," he said.

The "Roger and Me" director continued asking questions as the cameraman attempted to formulate answers.

"They have mentally ill people in those countries. Canada, hunting is a bigger sport than hockey. There's a lot of guns in Canada, why don't they kill each other?"

A rep for the NRA didn't respond immediately to FOX411's request for comment.

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