"Bowling for Columbine"

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This film was inspired by the two teenage that went bowling before the school shooting. The two boys killed 12 students and a teacher. This film is interviews with ordinary people and also celebrities and also raised the question of what is wrong with America. Fun was also put in the movie and there are many parts in it that you can laugh about but this movie was about giving people reasons and leaving the audience to draw their own conclusion about gun violence.

He talked about the elementary school killing of a 6-year-old girl by a 6-year-old boy in his home town of Flint, Mich. He blames not only the welfare-to-work program that kept the boy's mother away for 12-hour days (while completely ignoring the uncle who left his handgun where the boy could find it) but also to the restaurant where the mother worked, because it participated in the government program.

If she didn't have two jobs and had been there with the boy, then the shooting wouldn't have happened. When he went to interview with Dick Clark, he got into his waiting van and orders the driver to speed away. This might be because he was trying to cover something up.

Michael Moore points out that even though Canada had more guns than the US, it had less gun crime rate. There are many suggestions to why this happens, it isn't because of the number of guns there are. This might be because people in the US live in a culture of fear. I think that this is true because I feel like someone is going to kill me anytime. When I was in Viet Nam, I didn't feel scared of anyone coming up to me a kill me because they don't have guns or anything.