Moore contrasts his portrayal of the . attitude toward guns and violence with the attitude prevailing in areas of Canada where gun ownership is at similar levels to the . He illustrates his thesis by visiting neighborhoods in Canada near the Canada–. border , where he finds front doors unlocked and much less concern over crime and security . In regards to the film, Farber states “Moore's thesis, which he later elaborated in Fahrenheit 9/11, is that the fear-mongering that permeates American society contributes to our epidemic of gun violence". We are also shown news stories being covered in Canada and how they don’t follow the “if it bleeds it leads” mentality. This adds to Moore's argument that the media is driving America's fear as well as their need for protection. The cartoon "A Brief History of the United States of America" encompasses Moore's view of where the fear in America started and how it's progressed and changed over the years. 
Bowling for Columbine is a 2002 American documentary film about the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.
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