Preventing Gun Violence

The theme of the movie Bowling for Columbine is ways to prevent gun violence, and different ways we could and prevent gun violence. This movie also shows us how different types of gun violence tragedy's have affected many people and communities in such a way. Bowling for Columbine is an american film documentary written, produced, directed, and narrated by Michael Moore. The film mostly is about what Moore think were the causes of the Columbine High School massacre and also other different types of gun violence. Throughout the movie Michael Moore interviews several people on their take of the massacre, and also interviews some that have information of this topic. Moore sets out to mostly find out what were the cause of the massacre, things such as how did they acquire the firearms so easily, why the boys were able to get ahold of the firearms despite having a criminal arrest record that included juvenile detention, drug charges, and other things such as counseling sessions. Moore documents how the u.s has become the country with the highest amount of gun related killings. Michael Moore interviews people such as South Park co-creator Matt Stone, the former National Rifle Association president Charlton Heston, and musician Marilyn Manson. He interviews these people to get their takes on what happened not inly that day in Columbine high School, but also other gun violence acts. He also talks about hey he should be prevented and how we can prevented it from happening. The title "Bowling for Columbine" was named that because the two high school students who were responsible for the massacre attended a bowling class early that morning before the shooting.

The massacre in columbine was a huge tragedy, and it crushed the whole community. Moore shows by way of interviewing various deferent people how badly it affected the community and the nation as a whole. While Moore was interviewing National Rifle Association former president Charlton Heston, He keeps on asking the question of why it was so easy for these two student to have access to these weapons. That is the main one of the main questions that Moore is tying to understand. Moore is trying to get his point across that it should not be this easy for students of this age or anyone for that matter to have access to weapons easily. This is a growing problem in the united states and it needs to be stopped. During the movie. Moore sets out to Canada to see the similarities and difference of gun control between Canada and the United States. He fins that there are much more similarities then there are differences. In fact the rates of gun violence between the United States and Canada are almost identical. Although, Moore finds out in his travel to Canada that people often tend to leave their doors unlocked in Canada, Something that is rarely seen in the United States. Also Canada was shown to have much less crime. Michael Moore made this film mostly to explain about the situation of the Columbine High School massacre, but also to raise some awareness about gun violence. Moore uses many resources such as interviewing people, getting first hand person information, traveling to different place to get info and resources also During the movie. Moore sets out to Canada to see the similarities and difference of gun control between Canada and the United States. He fins that there are much more similarities then there are differences. In fact the rates of gun violence between the United States and Canada are almost identical. Although, Moore finds out in his travel to Canada that people often tend to leave their doors unlocked in Canada, Something that is rarely seen in the United States. Also Canada was shown to have much less crime. Michael Moore made this film mostly to explain about the situation of the Columbine High School massacre, but also to raise some awareness about gun violence. Moore uses many resources such as interviewing people, getting first hand person information, traveling to different place to get info and resources also.

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