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Michael Moore’s Documentary Film “Bowling for Columbine” Essay Sample

Michael Moore’s Documentary Film “Bowling for Columbine” Pages
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Thesis #1: ​
The United States have a higher murder rate with firearms than Canada, even though Canada have the same amount of guns as the U.S. The violent history of America contributes greatly in the crimes presented in our society.

Response:​
I agree with this because Canada has more gun control than the United States, Canada has generally experienced far fewer crimes of gun violence than the United States due to gun control. I personally think that the U.S. should look up north for a solution to its firearms problems.

Thesis #2:​
The media in America are more prone to violence than in Canada, as a result Americans are more fearful than Canadians. This leads to higher crime rates in the U.S.

Response​
: I agree with this statement because the Canadians have fewer crime rates than the United States. Also, they are not afraid to leave their front doors unlocked because they don’t want to feel like they are trapped in their own home. Americans on the other hand lock all doors and fear that someone may come in and hurt them if their home is not securely locked.

Thesis #3:​
The Second Amendment “Right to Bear Arms” is overused by americans even when not needed, like in the case of Charlton Heston. People use this amendment as the right to own weapons, believing that their weapons are protected.

Response: ​
I agree with this statement, specially in the case of Charlton Heston. I understand that us Americans have the right to bear arms but it doesn’t make sense to have multiple loaded guns around your house if you have not been attacked.​ People don’t need more than 10 rounds in a magazine for self defense if they know how to shoot a gun properly. This just shows how most Americans have a unhealthy obsession with firearms as well as how they live with fear due to the consumption of the media.

Thesis #4:​
Although we rarely see white crimes in the media, minorities and blacks are made to be scarier than they are for two main reasons. First, They are seen as a wild group. But most importantly, they are always the ones depicted on the media causing crimes.

Response: ​
I agree with this statement because when I watch the news or read news articles online 90% of the time is caused by a black or a hispanic person, I rarely see or hear a crime committed by a white individual.

Thesis #5:​
The high crimes caused by firearms are a result of how easy it is to access weapons. If the government system were to put more restrictions on weapons, the crime rates would go down.

Response: ​
I disagree with this statement because by having the government system putting restrictions on weapons, it would only affect the individuals who own guns legally. If someone really wanted a gun and wanted to commit a crime, all they would have to do is either steal it or get it from someone they know. Guns don’t kill people, people do! So, this restriction would not have any affect on them.

Thesis #6:​
Charlton Heston contributed to gun violence because even though the tragic incident of columbine he showed up in littleton, Colorado and held a gun pro rally, after he was asked to cancel. His actions showed that he cared very little of families that were affected in that incident.

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