The first one was the scene where Tre’s dad Furious Styles takes him and Ricky to this billboard that is advertising “Cash for your home”. Furious goes on to talk about how there are gun shops and liquor stores on every corner in a black community. He addresses that the public on the outskirts of the hood wants the black community to kill themselves. I believe that this scene was essential to the development of the film because it highlighted one of Singleton’s intents to address inner-city black gun violence awareness. The second on was when Tre and Ricky were walking back home from the store when they got approached by a group of gang members in a car.
Persuasive Argument Imagine that another world war broke out and you were chosen to fight and protect your country. What if a member of your family was diagnosed with depression except, no one knew how to treat them as we chose to forget all the bad symptoms that came from it? How about domestic issues that differ from country to country? Would you want to forget the despicable massacre that took place in Port Arthur? That massacre sparked the idea for tighter gun laws.
Outline I have chosen question 3: ‘How and why is a social group represented in a particular way?’, using Michael Moore’s documentary, ‘Bowling for Columbine’, discussed in part 2. I will be focussing on Moore’s representation of ‘white’ America as being filled with fear, using their history, influence of the media and his comparison to the Canadians. I will be looking at segments 52:30 – 1:01:13 as well as 1:16:43 – 1:20:09. Written Task 2 The documentary ‘Bowling for Columbine’ (2002), directed, produced, written and narrated by Michael Moore, serves as criticism on American gun law, inspired by the events of the Columbine Shootings. Moore illustrates the many ways American citizens can obtain guns and the many controversies that surround gun possession.
The purpose of this paper will be to present a detailed analyzation of a newspaper article found on The Toronto Star website, titled: "Las Vegas gunman researched SWAT tactics, carefully planned out attack - but motive is a mystery: police" written by Ken Ritter. A major observation I made in this article is the attempt at instilling shock into the public in order to incite fear. This observation was made by assessing the signs, metaphors, and the overall format of the article and the manner of which is was written. There are many signs in this article that serve their purpose of inciting fear and shock in the public reader. To begin this analysis, the most prominent signifiers will be discussed along with what they signify.
Furthermore, Burrough was interested in taking on the challenge considering no one in literary history had attempted this (Burrough). In terms of the filmmakers, director, Michael Mann, read a section of Burrough’s book and began developing a script with producer, Kevin Misher, soon thereafter (“Michael”). The overall goal of the production was to introduce to the world the most accurate depiction of the War on Crime, how it ultimately led to the development of the FBI, and its overall influence on American history. In the end, despite some minor inaccuracies, this film holds up as a solid piece of historical analysis. This is because it portrays a relatively reliable timeline of the War on Crime/Dillinger’s life and how that, in turn, strengthened the FBI as a federal institution.
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.
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.
Mass shooting has been a problem since gun was made available to the public. There is no broadly accepted definition of the term ‘mass shooting,' many people uses the FBI definition in which 4 or more people are killed including the perpetrator with a gun. Mass shooting can be committed by a person or an organisation, but in recent times due to a rise in terrorism, most are committed now due to their beliefs. Many countries like United Kingdom and Australia have changed their gun laws in the wake of mass shooting. I am going to be looking at how gun laws are different in each countries especially between United States and Australia since they are so alike, and why one country could get rid of mass shooting but not another.
J., Newman, K., Calvert, S. L., Downey, G., Dredze, M., Gottfredson, M., ... & Romer, D. (2016). Youth violence: What we know and what we need to know. American Psychologist, 71(1), 17. The article was written by Bushman and the colleagues. It is an analysis of a report that was completed on the major causes of the increased gun violence among the students in America.
Gun violence is a major problem in our American culture that must be addressed. It affects every American and how we choose to live our daily lives. With the amount of appalling mass shootings that occur frequently in the United States, the federal government has an obligation to its citizens to help prevent these reoccurring tragedies. This obligation from the government should come in the form of universal background checks, restrictions on specific guns, and mental health tests. For the purpose of clearness, I will use the AR-15 as the primary example of weapons that government should increase regulations upon.