Logical Fallacies In Bowling For Columbine

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The director of the documentary Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore, portrays many of today’s issues in the United States of America. American’s have a hard time with thinking things through and trying to find the root to major problems, thus resulting into a total disaster. The United States has the most gun related crimes in the world. Michael Moore tries to find the root to this problem which is seemingly unknown. Citizens and the media tend to make generalizations that try to single out people or other things as if they are the problem to the gun related crimes, but most of these generalizations are logical fallacies that are irrelevant to the actual problem. Some of the main points that I received from the film Bowling for Columbine are …show more content…
This way of thinking ignores the existence of the 2nd Amendment in the United States Constitution. Abolishing guns altogether would not solve anything. This would only raise the sales on guns in the black market. Violence would increase drastically because if the government tried to take away one the rights given in the Constitution people would try to overthrow the government. In the documentary, Bowling for Columbine, Michael Moore interviewed some of the members in a militia in Michigan and the members were discussing that their duty was to protect the American people incase if the government became too powerful. The abolishment of all guns is an ignorant way of thinking, because the argument ignores the fact that there could be a safe community with the existence of guns. Michael Moore in Bowling for Columbine shows how Canada has a lot of guns and there is hardly ever any gun related crimes there. America could learn a lot from how the Canadians run their …show more content…
Moore shows both sides of the argument of gun control very well. Moore shows how Americans do not think things through. Many Americans make generalizations on the root of the gun control problem, but most of these generalizations are irrelevant. Michael Moore tried to find the root to the gun related crimes in the United States. There is not a concrete answer, but other countries around the world have figured it out, but Americans cannot seem to. Some of the main points that I received from the film Bowling for Columbine are that guns are not the root to the problem, a major part of the problem is what the media portrays in the United States, and the National Rifle Association (NRA) is a total joke. There are ways the United States could solve this increasing problem of violence. The United States government needs to make it essential on figuring out how to lower the amount of gun related crimes. The task of getting these crimes to occur in lower number is going to be very difficult, but needs to be

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