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He uses them by editing parts of the film to marginalize the NRA and gun owners.
Similar situation, similar idea put into the minds of the audience.
This brings us to the fairness and legitimacy of this technique.
The obvious answer that the audience simply has to summarise is that America is class based.
Behaviors and events depicted in the film Bowling for Columbine are carefully crafted to portray this point of view.
This back-and-forth between the two opposing views allows the viewer to see both sides of the situation.
We see this same juxtaposition between Charlton Heston’s second rally, in Flint, Michigan, and the principal of the elementary school where the little girl got shot.
Then the film quickly cuts to a scene of a Columbine victim’s father speaking out about his son and why he is protesting the NRA rally that Charlton Heston is in fact leading.
Soon after, we cut back to the rally once again, with Heston still gripping that rifle and aggressively yelling.