Moore shows the irony that the USA sanction dropping bombs on others but can't understand why their children shoot each other. Archival footage of Columbine gives authenticity and strengthens Moore's narrative and the actual Columbine footage creates empathy
Michael Moore introduces a montage of a 'normal day' in the US on the day of the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. He then receives a free rifle with a new bank account.
National Rifle Association president Charlton Heston speaks at the organisation's convention in Denver, near Columbine, shortly after the massacre and is met my protesters.
Musician Marilyn Manson is amongst those blamed for the Columbine massacre after it is revealed that the shooters were fans. (Coarse language).
Michael Moore compares gun violence statistics and cultural differences around the world. An animation of American history, guns and the Second Amendment is included. (Depictions of violence).
Michael Moore meets National Rifle Association president Charlton Heston to discuss America's gun culture and the shooting death of a sixyearold girl by one of her classmates.
Michael Moore leads two injured victims of the Columbine shooting and a media pack to KMart's headquarters to deliver bags of 9mm bullets purchased at the store. A spokesperson announces the withdrawal of such ammunition from sale.
The documentary reviews the role of the media in reporting crime and generating a culture of fear, comparing editorial choices involving race and guns to evidence from researchers and authorities.
Moore uses narration and juxtaposition (deliberately putting two things side by side so the contrast is obvious to show that the everyday life in America has a darker side to it.
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