Gun Violence In 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 Rifle Association; without neglecting to authorities, ordinary people, teachers, intellectuals, and so on. So, to start this essay…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

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