It is true, Americans have the right to bear arms as stated in the 2nd Amendment, but these guns can end up in the wrong hands. I believe it is okay to own a rifle or shotgun for hunting, at times they can be used for self-defense. Why should everyday people be allowed to own automatic guns when most calm it is for self-defense? They shouldn’t, but yet they are. America makes it too easy to buy a gun, this may be a reason why the gun murder rate is so
Michael Moore handled the documentary very well. He had well worded questions and responses that really nailed the people he was interviewing. Michael Moore really knows how to persuade and talk. For example, he convinced Kmart to stop selling ammunition to handguns and assault weapons. Another subject he spoke about in the documentary was “Why does America have so many more gun murders than the rest of the world?” He spoke of many different possible reasons, but never really found the real reason.
But due to recent events and the advancement of artillery that the public can get their hands on have left the public wondering is it safe to conceal weapons for those who job or involved in military don’t require them to do so. Also, due to the newton school shootings and the theater shootings this is definitely a time for reform. But it won’t be easy. The New York times article “ the rugged road to gun control” where they discuss the hurdles and trials and tribulations in the upcoming attempts for gun reform. Those who support the bill to expand background checks and ban assault weapons in congress are worried about the amendment process of getting through to some states.
Moore Money Michael Moore is a prominent filmmaker who mainly bases his work around documentaries. Moore’s most famous piece of work is his influential documentary “Bowling for Columbine” however it contains insidious manipulation and ruthless misdirection of the audience. By Rene Zacchini “Bowling for Columbine” is a documentary based in the exploration of gun violence in American society. Moore uses the 1999 Columbine High School massacre as his hook to draw the viewers in by highlighting the death of young students by guns. However many viewers do not realise that documentaries are only a version of reality.
Mackenzie Football Star Another Victim In his news article “Mackenzie Football Star another Gun play Victim,” Mitch Albom, sports columnist for Detroit Free Press, claims that the constitution allows us the freedom to own a weapon, such as guns to protect ourselves, but many people see guns as “No big deal” following into violence. According to Albom, many people don’t take this into consideration that we are all connect which can affect us all. He develops this claim by first describing an experience Dewon Jones had with guns, who was given a gun at a very young age from his relative and accidently shot him while playing with a gun. Then, he continues on with the experience of Dewon, not only him but his friend James as well. Dewon was
In fact they claim that is a right for them to possess the nuclear weapon in order to protect their country against attacks. In the other hand they refuse other country to possess the nuclear weapon. That is the reason why the relation between Iran and United States is so complicated. America is answering violence by using the same method, giving the possibility for every family to keep a gun is not the good answer. The problem is that when you like the American statistics you have the feeling that the country is in a civil war: * 90 guns for every 100 civilians, the highest rate of gun ownership in the world.
To be in a world of violence, too afraid to leave your own home, living in fear of your neighbour is film producer, ‘Michael Moore’s’ way of hypocritically viewing America, his home country, in a disrespectful and judgemental manner. Michael Moore’s strong insight on America’s gun laws, in documentary ‘Bowling for Columbine’, leaves his audience questioning how and where he gathered the information used within the documentary. The technique which Michael Moore used for creating the title of the documentary leads the audience to believe that the film is based on the Columbine shooting rather than the negative outcome of Gun Laws in America. Moore’s use of the title Bowling for columbine refers back to the date of April 20th 1999 when the famous Columbine high shooting occurred. By using this title for the documentary, shows Michael Moore’s Disrespect and insensitivity to the situation being barely mentioned and taken lightly, tricking the audience into watching the film.
When put in a situation or a place where we do not belong, fear takes a hold of us. Did you know that the Columbine bullets were freely sold to the teenage killers by Kmart, at 17 cents apiece? “Bowling for Columbine” was a documentary film by Michael Moore which I found to be interesting, humorous, and an eye opener. “Bowling for Columbine” reminds us that this is a society where more than 11, 000 people die every year from guns, where TV news and entertainment programs produce violent images, where banks give away rifles to customers, and where the public lives in fear of being robbed and killed. It shows us how easy it is to get a hand on a gun.
Since the beginning of this country the bearing of arms has been a right for the American people for many reasons, one of them being protection, and without them victims of shootings would never have any defense to protect themselves. There are many reasons that our forefathers decided that the right to bear arms is an essential right, but there are other thoughts on why it should not be a right, how the limit of them has been breached and why it’s time to take guns away. Guns have always been a part of my life, my dad hunts to provide food, I shoot them for fun as an activity and my family has them as protection. Taking away my right to have them is like taking my need for safety away. This is not a topic that should be up for debate in my personal opinion.
‘“Good intentions without thought make for bad laws and I think we have a risk of that,’ said J. Reid Meloy, a forensic psychologist and clinical professor at the University of California San Diego, who has studied rampage killers’’’ (Goode). “This point-of-view article discusses how the decades of case law interpreting and applying the other provisions of the Bill of Rights point to the troublesome approach to gun control and constitutional analysis” (Rivkin). “But you wouldn’t know from the current gun-control debate. Several states, for example are considering gun-insurance mandates modeled after those for automobile insurance. There is no conceivable public-safety benefit: insurance policies cover accidents, not intentional crimes, and criminals with illegal guns will just evade the requirement.