I have seen a bunch of Michael Moore movies. I like shit disturbers and that is what Mr. Moore is. I never agree with everything he says but I like talking about things he says- whether I agree with them or not.Bowling For Columbine came out in 2002 and if you have not seen it then I would highly recommend it. For those of you who have seen it you will know that in Canada people don’t lock their doors (not true) and not may of us get shot by guns (true). I hate guns. No good can come of them. Statistically, according to Mr. Moore, there are 11,127 deaths caused by guns in the United States every year. Compared to Canada at 165.
I never wanted my children to play with guns. I would not buy them and once when a family member bought them a Costco size assortment of water guns I made them take it back. That was in the earlier years of motherhood where my idealized version of how I was going to raise my monkeys included sheltering them. I soon there after realized that little boys will make guns out of anything, in our case: Lego, sticks, pool noodle and the most obvious- their fingers and hands.
I try not to shelter my monkeys and instead strive to educate them. It is not important how I FEEL about guns, what IS important is keeping an open dialogue which includes “if you are at a friends house and ….”
Here my monkeys made bullets out of my wine cork collection and a really fantastic gun stick.http://www.michaelmoore.com/