Maher asks Michael Moore if he has ‘second thoughts’ on guns now that ‘fascism’s coming to America’

Liberal talk-show host Bill Maher asked filmmaker Michael Moore on Friday whether Moore had rethought his stance on gun control following President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Congress eyes billion to billion to combat coronavirus Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary MORE's election.

Talking about the Trump administration, the HBO host asked Moore on "Real Time with Bill Maher" whether "fascism" coming to America had affected the views Moore expressed in his 2002 documentary film "Bowling for Columbine."


"You know, I was going to ask you, about 'Bowling for Columbine,' about guns," Maher said.

"Now that facism's coming to America, and their side has all the guns. Any second thoughts?" he asked.

"Seventy-eight percent of Americans do not own a gun," Moore responded.

"Right, and they're all the liberals," Maher shot back.

"There are 7 million Americans that own 160 million guns," Moore continued. "They have stockpiled them. This is the elephant in the room in terms of the discussion of what are we all going to do, putting our bodies on the line, what does that really mean."

Moore added that the high numbers of firearms in America were a worry among some Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton to start new podcast Centrist Democrats insist Sanders would need delegate majority to win President Trump is weak against Bernie Sanders in foreign affairs MORE supporters in 2016, who warned of possible violence from Trump supporters upon her expected victory.

"People who voted for Hillary were afraid that she would win, because of, he told 'my Second Amendment people' that 'this is going to be a rigged election, get your guns, get ready.' He was calling for an armed revolt if Hillary won," Moore said.

Moore went on to argue that the civil war "would already have happened" if Trump had won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College.

Trump frequently accused his opponent, Clinton, of dirty tricks and his predecessor former President Obama of "rigging" the 2016 election in the weeks and months leading up to the November vote.

"You've got to get every one of your friends. You've got to get every one of your family. You've got to get everybody to go out and watch. And go out and vote," Trump told a crowd in Akron, Ohio, in August of that year.

"And when I say watch, you know what I'm talking about, right? You know what I'm taking about. I think you got to go out and you got to watch."