A gun, like almost every object, has the power to kill. Yet the gun is merely the instrument of death and destruction, only human beings are capable of pulling the trigger. Michael Moore is an inspirational documentarian that created Bowling for Columbine (2002) a contentious documentary that comments on the violence surrounding school shootings and gun laws that devastated America. Documentaries do not simply record the truth in a purely neutral, objectively disinterest manner” (Nowlan R 2010), but provide inspiration for social change by creating world-wide awareness of the gun laws in America and the way the American media creates fear in its people, however, his biased editing and use of film techniques did not reveal the ‘truth’, which is what you are expecting when you sit down to watch a documentary right? Through Moore’s exploration of America’s obsession with guns (would you believe a bank which gives you a free gun when you open up an account!)
According to the gun violence archive, total numbers of gun violence in 2017 are 61,539. The numbers of deaths are 15,596 and 31,189 injuries, and most of the victims are teenagers. Since gun violence is a hot topic and circulates in the media. Jon Stewart is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host gives part of his daily show for gun control topic. Stewart points out the hypocrisy on talking the gun control in a logical way that shows his ethos, and he talks about the fallacy, inaccurate assumption, and flawed logic of gun supporters that he presents his logos.
On April 20, 1999, not only American people but also the whole occidental world were rocked by the unfortunately news about the massacre perpetrated by two high-school students against their classmates in USA, Columbine High School, which had as result twelve dead students, one dead teacher and twenty four students were wounded. This fact generated a tremendous shock: two teenagers shot their classmates, they were armed with two rifles, one semiautomatic carbine, other powerful gun more and a pump of propane; finally they committed suicide. The question arises: why did this tragedy happen? Of course, there were a lot of voices with the possible answers. One of the most prominent and that during many years causes controversy was of Michael Moore throughout his documentary called metaphorically Bowling for Columbine.
Guns. The first thought that can come to mind is a weapon held by a male. Why can this be the case? Well, according to Michael Ian Black, an editor for The New York Times, emphasized the issues on masculinity and its connection to gun violence. Black chose to focus on a different topic on the event of the mass shooting of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School compared to the usual gun debate.
Moore illustrates the many ways American citizens can obtain guns and the many controversies that surround gun possession. Moore represents the ‘white Americans’ in favour of gun ownership as extremely fearful to the black population and discusses how the media plays a role in fuelling this fear. Moore illustrates this by use of a small cartoon clip, segments from various news shows as well as comparing the Americans to their north neighbours, the Canadian population. Moore starts his segment on fear by using a small animation clip, concerning the history of the United States of America. This clip particularly focuses on the way fear made the Americans behave a certain way.
28th Amendment: Gun control Introduction:It is necessary to know the importance of gun control because there are too many shootings just because of a terrorist who use guns to threaten civilians. Therefore this amendment will help end all the mass shooting and death cost by guns that we are facing nowadays in America. Why this Amendment is Needed Today: This amendment is needed because there are too much mass shooting and people who are being killed because of guns. According to “New Jersey Teenager in Custody After 4 Are Found Shot to Death at Home”, Christine Hauser oppose, “The statement said that it “appears” that the teenager, 16, had used a semiautomatic rifle to kill his father, Steven Kologi, 44; mother, Linda Kologi, 42; sister, Brittany Kologi, 18; and an acquaintance, Mary Schultz, 70, at 11:43 p.m.” The quotes show the dangers of keeping guns at home, although their purpose was for home security,
There are many guns that people use to go deer hunting. 12 gage is the most common gun to hunt with. A 20 gage is usually used for a youth hunter. For youth season, only 1 deer can get shot. Second and first season are the same with only 2 deer per person.
It has reached its peak where mass shootings have become common. From mass shootings happening in night-clubs to schools, citizens from all over the country have pleaded and protested for gun reformation. “Between 1933 and 1982, nearly one million Americans were killed by firearms in murders, suicides and accidents.” (Jacobs 3). Gun control is essential because it will guarantee reformation, an increase in safety, and end gun neutrality. Deep background checks are the first crucial step in firearm reformation.
Different mass murder shootings involved assault weapons, so the outlawing of the weapons in the U.S. should take place. Assault weapons are the chosen regularly for barbaric, brutal slayings. M.L. Nestle in "How assault rifles have played a prominent role in U.S. mass shootings," an assault weapon known as the AR-15 was involved in a multiple of the worst shootings in U.S. history. The U.S. 's worst shooting involved the AR-15 at an outdoor country music concert festival, on October 1, 2017, involved the assault weapon.
Topic: Currently, the United States official policy towards illegal drugs has tremendous societal impacts on not just themselves, but for other countries like Canada. It has been the main approach to illegal drugs in North America for at least the forty years. It has been fueled and modeled by public support and established governments and affected the lives of millions. This policy from one superpower has severely affected other countries who are the predominant suppliers and transporters of drugs such as Mexico, Guatemala and Columbia. This heated topic has been suggested by many to be flawed and useless which has pushed for change within multiple societies to have a different and positive approach towards the illegal drugs trade.