October 17, 2010
Bowling for Columbine Thesis Statements
1) The high casualties caused by guns are a result of how easy it is to obtain one. If policies were made stricter, casualties would go down.
I do not agree with this because it would only affect the people who go to obtain their guns legally. If you really wanted one all you would have to do is steal it, so the policies would then have no effect on you.
2) Minorities and blacks are made to be scarier than they are because they are always the ones portrayed on TV causing the crimes.
I agree with this statement because when I listen to the news 90% of the time when I heard crimes talked about they were committed by blacks or Mexicans. Only rarely do I hear of a crime committed by a white.
3) Canadians do not fear as much as Americans which results in fewer crime rates.
I agree with this statement because not only do Canadians have fewer crime rates, but they are also not afraid to leave their homes unlocked when they leave for the day or go to bed at night because they see it as trapping themselves inside.
4) The Welfare-to-Work program is indirectly increasing violence because it’s keeping parents away from their kids which could potentially put the children in a place where they could acquire fire arms.
I agree with this statement because if it weren’t for this program the shooting of little Kayla at Buell Elementary School would not have occurred because the boy that shot Kayla would not have gotten a hold of the gun that he used to kill her because he would have been at home with his mother and not his uncle.
5) People over use the right to bear arms even when not needed such as in the case of Charlton Heston.
I agree with this, especially with the case of Heston because if you have never been attacked or in an act of violence where you would need a gun, what is the point of keeping it loaded in the house? It’s unnecessary and could cause more problems if you were ever...
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