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Bowling For Columbine

BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE is an alternately humorous and horrifying film about the United States. It is not a film about gun control. It is a film about the fearful heart and soul of the United States, and the millions of Americans lucky enough to have the right to a constitutionally protected Uzi.

Director: Michael Moore
Year: 2002
Time: 120 min
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Re-watching Bowling For Columbine

“Something is wrong in this country,” Tom Mauser says in front of a large crowd of people gathered to protest an NRA convention in Denver just eleven days after the mass shooting at Columbine High School where Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people before taking their own lives. It’s the statement, above all others, that resonates from the 1999 rally, through BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE’s release.”

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Columbine Did No Good

“More than a decade has passed since Michael Moore released his pro-gun control documentary BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, and the director says he’s saddened that the nation has not made enough strides toward ending violence in schools.”

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The Secret History of Guns

“The Ku Klux Klan, Ronald Reagan, and, for most of its history, the NRA all worked to control guns. The Founding Fathers? They required gun ownership—and regulated it.”

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World Reacts to Racial Tensions, Gun Violence in US

“We don’t understand America’s need for guns,” said Philip Alpers, director of the University of Sydney’s GunPolicy.org project that compares gun laws across the world. “It is very puzzling for non-Americans.” A frontier nation like the U.S., Australia had a similar attitude toward firearms prior to a 1996 mass shooting that killed 35.

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There Have Been 204 Mass Shootings In 2015 So Far

“The headlines all start to sound the same after awhile. Seven people shot inside Louisville nightclub. Four men shot in Suffolk early Sunday morning.Two dead, two hospitalized in Brice Street shooting. The shootings happen so often, the circumstances become so familiar, that we tune them out.”

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