Michael Moore’s Bodyguard Arrested on Airport Gun Charge

NEW YORK — Filmmaker Michael Moore’s bodyguard was arrested for carrying an unlicensed weapon in New York’s JFK airport Wednesday night.

Police took Patrick Burke, who says Moore employs him, into custody after he declared he was carrying a firearm at a ticket counter. Burke is licensed to carry a firearm in Florida and California, but not in New York. Burke was taken to Queens central booking and could potentially be charged with a felony for the incident.

Moore’s 2003 Oscar-winning film “Bowling for Columbine” criticizes what Moore calls America’s “culture of fear” and its obsession with guns.

Interesting that the man who mocks America’s “culture of fear” should have his own personal bodyguard. Ironic too, that the man who makes film’s deriding America’s ‘obsession with guns’ should not only have a bodyguard but one armed with a firearm too. This writer suspects that there may be far more to the fat filmmaker than meets the eye. Ed.

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