Bowling for Columbine Why does america have a massive amount of gun violence? WHAT COULD WE DO?

In the year of 2002, the movie titled "Bowling for Columbine" was directed by Michael Moore, also one of the main characters in the film. The main question throughout the film is "why does the United States have such a large amount of gun violence" and "what could we do to decrease it?". The United States is one of the countries with the most gun violence for many years now and it's very uncontrollable throughout the country since it has been estimated that Americans own 265 million guns.

Number of deaths occurred all around the world from gun violence.

The Columbine High School shooting happened on April 20, 1999 and killed 13 innocent high school students. Michael Moore had two survivors from the high school and wanted to create a change with them. One of the students ended up in a wheel chair and the other student had multiple bullets in his body due to the shooting. Their plan was to have Kmart stop selling guns and bullets, since the bullets that were in the two students were from Kmart. They stated that it's way too easy to get bullets and something needs to be done in order to prevent these horrible things from happening once again.

"You don't need no gun control. You know what you need? We need some bullet control."

Towards the middle of the film, Michael Moore traveled to Canada in order to interview the police as well as residents of different Canadian cities. Moore interviewed them about gun control, gun violence, and asked their opinion about gun violence in the United States. The police gave an honest answer that there isn't a lot of gun violence in their country and that they don't know why there's such a massive amount of gun violence in America. Additionally,a resident of Toronto stated that he has heard of a shooting occurring, however it was around 15 years ago. Many residents also have said that they leave their doors unlocked all the time, unlike Americans who are the total opposite! Canadians weren't sure why it's necessary to lock doors, since nothing ever happens. A man stated that Americans have to be afraid of their neighbors since they don't believe keeping doors unlocked is a good or safe idea.

America has a serious conflict with the amount of gun violence it has on an every day basis. It's something that happens every day in the United States, which is so dangerous and scary. Gun violence needs to be controlled and Moore wanted to create a change, however it's not that easy. He did what he could, but doing it basically alone won't really create a massive change. He did impact Kmart to stop selling bullets as well as guns, however there are so many more places guns could be purchased. After watching the film,I found out a gun could be purchased at a bank.. now that is a problem. We all need to try to get together and create a change because innocent lives cannot be lost due to a pistol. Although it's hard to create such a big of a change, it is possible if we are confident and won't give up.

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