I just finished watching "Bowling For Columbine" by the acclaimed filmmaker Michael Moore for the third time, and I'm beginning to wonder about the same question he strives to answer in the film: Why is America like this? All other free-world countries watch violent movies, play violent video games, hell, Japan makes almost all of those games. Yet we have so many murders a year, over 11,000, while other countries stay below 500. Maybe we should have tighter gun control. Maybe the local and world news we watch focuses too much on the few murders that happen everyday, giving others the idea of "taking care of their problems" themselves with guns. Maybe it is American culture, where we teach teenagers and even adults that without this product, she'll never want you. Without this body, you will never be loved. Maybe they plant that fear on purpose to make us consume, as Marilyn Manson intelligently explains in the documentary. As one Canadian man explains, "If more guns make people safer, then America would be one of the safest countries in the world. It isn't. It's the opposite."
What's your opinion? This question needs to be answered, and solutions need to be found so Americans can be at peace with who they are and the country they live in.
I recommend this film, it's amazing with the way it opened my eyes of what I'm afraid of and what I shouldn't have to be scared of.