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Subject Michael Moores Bowling for Columbine is a documentary that tackles many different social issues and there is a wide range of commentary that the movie has to offer on society Therefore to comply with the given questions of this assignment it is necessary to narrow down the scale of the movies arguments and comments on various societal concerns to one underlying issue Although the documentary offers commentary on issues from unemployment to the role of the media to racism in America what is perhaps the central question of the movie involves the situation of gun violence in America Moore constantly asks why America has over ten thousand gun murders per year while other countries like Canada and Japan who have similar media cultural and societal outlooks have so fewer gun murders The other social issues raised by the movie by and large reflect on this essential question which Moore poses to the viewer and is essentially unable to answer It is difficult to say when this situation really began because it is so mixed-up with the history of America The historical background of this issue goes all the way back to the drafting of the constitution which in its Second Amendment gave Americans the right to bear arms This was the action of a country that had just been under the oppressive control of a colonial power As the years passed since this point many Americans have defended their right to bear arms in various ways despite gun-control initiatives and they have been largely successful The NRA was formed in the late nineteenth century And in the present as Moore notes in some areas Americans can walk into a bank to get a new account and walk out with a free rifle or shotgun or go Current feelings and opinions The interests served by the situation of a nation that is able to massively arm itself are those
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