by Vir Kamath

The Joker released in theatres on October 4th, 2019. It made just over a billion USD worldwide in its box office collection. I believe that Joker is one of the best R rated movies of all time. 

In this movie stands the most famous supervillain from DC, the Joker. The Joker is indeed an interesting character but above all, he is evil and hateful. Let’s dive deeper into his life. In the city of Gotham ( a fictional American city ) a man named Arthur dances as a clown on the streets. He does this because his mother believed that his purpose was to bring happiness and joy to the world. During his job, he is constantly bullied and beaten for no reason. Because he was beaten all the time he started getting neurological problems and his friend at work gave him a gun for self-defense. One day when he was assigned to entertain disabled children, he was dancing and his gun fell out of his pocket. The minute that happens, Arthur was fired from his job and was taking the subway home. In the subway, there were three other men in his cart and he started laughing due to his neurological problem and the men thought his laughing had something to do with them so before he could tell them about his problem he was being beaten by the three of them in the train. On the train, the light kept going on and off and he still had his gun. Due to the light problem the men did not notice him slowly pulling out his gun. Suddenly out of nowhere a bang comes and one man is dead, the other two are startled and before they could react Arthur killed them both. This is when he became the Joker and continued to wear his makeup as a hobby but also to conceal his identity. He did not use the gun to defend himself but went around killing people and gained many criminal’s attention. Soon the Joker had an army of supporters and was unstoppable. In this movie, we see how the breakdown in one person’s life and the easy gun laws can be a potential threat to society. All it takes is one wrong moment in a person’s life who has access to a gun. It is impossible to control unless the laws change. 

In the United States of America, mass shootings are not uncommon. American law permits its citizens to own a firearm with complete freedom. It is also perfectly easy to walk into a shop and buy it over the counter. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads:  “A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Many organizations fight for guns while others fight against them. Half of the politicians in Congress think that owning a gun is a necessity. In what world is this law permissible when this month alone the USA has experienced 30 mass shootings with the average being over 40 per month.  In this movie, we see how the breakdown in one person’s life and the easy gun laws can be a potential threat to society. All it takes is one wrong moment in a person’s life who has access to a gun. It is impossible to control unless the laws change. And so the question remains, will this movie help the USA change the Gun Law.

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