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1 Michael Moores documentary Bowling for Columbine is a powerful mix of humor and tragedy He explores the culture of violence in an America traumatized by terrorism teenage killers and economic inequality and focuses on Americas gun culture an exploration provoked by the Columbine High School massacre in Littleton Colorado on April 20 1999 According to Mr Moore there is something wrong with America He presents startling facts in every topic he goes into For example 11000 Americans are killed by guns each year and this digit is higher than Germany Japan and especially Canada combined Mr Moore tries to answer his question of what is causing this problem of why America still poses a discreet mystery on its civil war 2 Unfortunately to answer who is to blame for this madness is vague Everyone that Mr Moore interviews did not have an answer Though Mr Moore finds no definite answer he proposed Americas culture of fear as a root cause of gun violence Why fear and paranoia are so pervasive in America is not clear though Marilyn Manson shows up with a plausible explanation Keep everyone afraid and theyll consume this is where the media plays an important role in advertising fear Mr Moore suggested that enhanced by the medias obsession with death and violence is to blame They live in gated communities and lock their doors at night They sleep with loaded guns under their pillows Fear makes people jumpy and apprehensive and more prone to resort to violence And theres no cure for it And it is all perpetuated by the evening news and reality TV shows such as Cops 3 Mr Moore put an example of a humorous but plausible long-term solution from comedian Chris Rock to make bullets cost five billion dollars or better yet he shows the world his daring stunt of opposing k-mart with the successful result of banning bullets sold in K-mart This could be
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