Moore focuses on the environment in which the massacre took place and what the public opinions and assumptions were related events that occurred. The film looks into the nature of violence in the United States and what may influence the large and diverse community. In Moore's discussions with various people – including South Park co-creator (Matt Stone), the National Rifle Association's then-president Charlton Heston, and musician Marilyn Manson – he seeks to explain why the Columbine massacre occurred and why the United States has a high violent crime rate (especially crimes involving guns).
The film title originates from the story that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold – the two students which initiated for the Columbine High School massacre – attended a school bowling class early that morning, before they committed the attacks at school. Moore incorporates the concept of bowling in other ways as well. For example, a Michigan militia uses bowling pins for their target practice. When interviewing former classmates of the two boys, Moore notes that the students took a bowling class in place of physical education. Moore states that this might have very little educational value; the girls he interviews... [continues]
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