March, 29th 2011
Interest Groups and Bowling for Columbine
In the movie, “Bowling for Columbine”, Michael Moore tries to answer the question why the Americans society is steeped into violence and fear. There were many tactics used by interest groups in the film to gain support for their cause. Some of the tactics were the media, the bank that gave guns for opening an account, and Charlton Heston’s interview.
The media seems to have an effective impact on our lives. Richard and Mark are two victims that were shot at the columbine high school. The bullets that they were shot with were from K-mart. Michael Moore took the two boys and went to K-mart to get refunds for the bullets that are still in the victim’s body, also to help stop the selling of bullets in stores. After a lot of debates with the manager of K-mart and the representative that is responsible for buying the bullets, a person finally speaks and says that they will change the policy and stop selling bullets at all K-marts in the United States. I believe that this tactic was very effective because K-mart did not want to have a bad publicity because the media has the power to do so.
Banks were so desperate for people to open accounts that for every person that opened an account at their bank, they get a free gun. Moore was filmed going into the bank, depositing a certain amount of money into an account, and he left the bank with a hunting gun. I think the Americans society is steeped into violence and fear because they are being encouraged to violent acts. I believe that this tactic is not effective because there was nothing done to prevent the people working at the bank to stop giving out guns to people.
People have become so selfish and only think of themselves. The tactic that was used when Michael Moore interviewed Charlton Heston about the six year old girl who was shot by a six year old boy. Michael Moore went over to Charlton Heston’s house and...