Michael Moore Causes Shooting

School shooter pleads guilty:

This is actually the first I’ve heard of this one. Long story short, Jon W. Romano, took a shotgun to school fired several times but luckily no one was seriously injured. One of the teachers took a bullet to the calf but that’s the extent of the damage.

What I found interesting was this…

The district attorney’s office also made public for the first time copies of a letter written by Romano before the shooting that was found in his room. In it, Romano talked about watching the Michael Moore documentary “Bowling for Columbine,” which was about teenagers who shot and killed students and teachers at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo.

Romano stated in the letter he was not a “monster.” He said he liked comedies and “to laugh,” and wondered how he was different from the two teenagers, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, who went on the Columbine shooting rampage in 1999 that left 13 students and a teacher dead and injured 23 others. The pair finally turned the guns on themselves, ending their lives.

Now it’s obvious that Romano had other mental issues but this is the second school shooting that I’ve heard about where the gunman had watched “Bowling For Columbine”. Now I say this with tongue partially planted in cheek but if we can blame school shootings on Doom, Marilyn Manson, GTA, and The Basketball Diaries, then why can’t the knee-jerkers blame Michael Moore for inspiring children to kill? His movie deals with an actual school shooting rather than peripheral subjects like the previous materials mentioned. Why is there no call to have his movie banned before someone tries to kill again?

Just a thought.

3 thoughts on “Michael Moore Causes Shooting”

  1. Calling it a documentary is a stretch but that’s my point. People are so quick to point fingers at video games and music and other films but why not this one.


  2. He was not influenced to “shoot up” the school by that movie. That movie has really nothing to do with Columbine. In Jon’s suicide letter it is stated that his father hit him, he got picked on at school, etc…


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