Teens and Violence Reaction Paper

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Over the years, crime rates have risen dramatically. A big part of this is due to the violent behavior that is installed in our population since the teen years. Being a teenager is a very difficult phase of a person's life. They have to decide what and who they are going to become. This is a time in a young persons life when many things can influence them, without them even noticing. There are many social factors that influence the violence and crime rate.

In Bowling for Columbine, the movie ridicules many of the events and people portrayed throughout the film. However, Moore shapes the viewers thoughts about guns during this film by appealing to their emotions with events such as the Columbine massacre, Kayla Rolland's murder and the issue of how the United States has the most deaths by guns. He makes his points by giving us examples of what happened at the Columbine High School massacre. The Columbine High School massacre occurred on Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado, near Denver and Littleton, Colorado, in the United States. Two teenage students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, carried out a shooting rampage, killing twelve fellow students and a teacher, as well as wounding twenty-four others, before committing suicide.

Michael Moore stated that the media had a large say in the lives of the shooters, because like most teenagers, they spent a great deal of time in front of the television, or on the computer. Harris and Klebold had used the Internet to open a blog-type site where they would post new levels of the very violent game "Doom". As time went on, they also started posting guides on how to make ammunition and weapons. Later on, the site started...