Michael Moore Bowling For Columbine

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"Bowling for Columbine" is a documentary about the controversial issue of legal firearms ownership in United States. Michael Moore investigates the reason for these events (purchase/sale of weapons, racism, poverty, fear, etc), addressing the government and mass media, as the main causes of these consequences. Throughout the documentary shows various scenarios that attempt to clarify why in US there is an extremely dependency on firearms. Facts and figures are presented, contrasted with rates of gun ownership and crime in other countries such as Canada. Moore interviews people questioned as the famous singer Marilyn Manson, who was accused of inducing violence at Columbine boys through their lyrics; or Charlton Heston, president of the National…show more content…
Bush and his predecessors. Moore created this documentary inspired on a real case of extreme violence produced in Columbine High School in 1999, where a massacre was taken place by two students, and other cases of death due to irresponsible carrying weapons by people. At the beginning of the documentary, Moore says, he was born and raised in a “paradise” for lovers of arms. Since he was a little boy, he manipulated and played with toy guns, and as a teenager won an award for best shooter in the National Rifle Association. Besides, he said that everyone in the state possessed weapons because most of the people liked hunting and also they had training camps of the Michigan militia. Therefore, Moore was born and lived all his life under the influence of gun ownership, regardless of the reasons like, hunting, protection, fun, training, and so…show more content…
In Europe, Australia, Japan or Canada, which also hear heavy metal music, play violent videogames and watch bloody movies, dead by gunfire just reach 200 per year, while in the United States, far exceed the 11,000 per year. This is because of the easy access to weapons possession and incentive from the state to own one. It is paradoxical that United States wants combat violence blaming others or discriminates against people because of race, color, clothing, hairstyle, musical tastes, etc. The real problem is the state which promotes violence through the acquisition of weapons and ammunition to attack people who might harm us. You cannot fight violence by encouraging more violence, it is impossible. Moreover, the documentary shows how United States has always been a racist and xenophobic society. Most murders carried out in United States have been linked to black people, and US press has taken charge of making public and spreading the news about black people who terrorize the city (again the media imposing fear) and most of the time is the other way around, where white people are the real danger to

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