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.
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.
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.