Question by ilovefridays 🙂: Why do you think there are so many murders caused by guns in the U.S. then other free-world countries?
I just finished watching “Bowling For Columbine” by the acclaimed filmmaker Michael Moore for the third time, and I’m beginning to wonder about the same question he strives to answer in the film: Why is America like this? All other free-world countries watch violent movies, play violent video games, hell, Japan makes almost all of those games. Yet we have so many murders a year, over 11,000, while other countries stay below 500. Maybe we should have tighter gun control. Maybe the local and world news we watch focuses too much on the few murders that happen everyday, giving others the idea of “taking care of their problems” themselves with guns. Maybe it is American culture, where we teach teenagers and even adults that without this product, she’ll never want you. Without this body, you will never be loved. Maybe they plant that fear on purpose to make us consume, as Marilyn Manson intelligently explains in the documentary. As one Canadian man explains, “If more guns make people safer, then America would be one of the safest countries in the world. It isn’t. It’s the opposite.”
What’s your opinion? This question needs to be answered, and solutions need to be found so Americans can be at peace with who they are and the country they live in.
I recommend this film, it’s amazing with the way it opened my eyes of what I’m afraid of and what I shouldn’t have to be scared of.
Maybe more murders happen because guns are so easy to get. and go to hell, i’ve watched it three times in the past year, it’s not a split second decision to ask this question 🙂
plus in Canada, 70 to 80 percent of the people have guns, explain how their murder rate isn’t higher. They too have murder weapons at their disposal, yet the U.S. has such a higher murder rate. suck on that.
why don’t all of y’all actually watch the film before coming up with fake answers? thanks.
wow, people. will you actually present some facts instead of trashing liberals? i should’ve known this would happen, another thing about our great country is our AMAZINGLY open minded-ness. I’ll defend Michael Moore to the grave, he has a right to his opinion, just as you do. Check out the constitution.
Answer by Dobby
I wish there was a 24-hour waiting period from the time a person finished a Michael Moore film from to the time a person posts questions on the internet.
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