Rachel Elizabeth Spencer

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 23 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1247
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    A film by Michael Moore

    UK release date: 15 November


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    In this darkly humorous feature-length documentary, campaigning journalist and filmmaker Michael Moore sets out to ask why Americans kill each other at a far higher rate than citizens of other Western democracies. The figures he gives are staggering: in a year in which Germany had 381 fatal shootings, France 255, Canada 165, and Britain 68, the United States recorded more than 11 000. This total is far higher than could be accounted for by the difference in population. So what is it about the States that makes …

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