Stephen King’s Guns

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I part company with Stephen King every time he starts talking about his novel, Rage, and why he pulled it from print, but I don’t think he is being irrational about it, or even missing the point. I think he has a big heart and the weight of how a few people relate to that book rests too heavily upon it. That said, I think he’s pretty spot on with his Kindle single essay, Guns. We need to have a rational conversation in this country about what it is we actually mean when we say we are in favor of gun control or the Second Amendment. The two are not necessarily mutually exclusive, IMO, and the inability to even entertain that notion as long as it takes to entertain what to have for dinner tonight isn’t doing anyone any favors. It might actually be hurting people. I’m with King on this. I think we should be having the conversation in a way that doesn’t involve shouting and name-calling. And the first thing we should be talking about is, why can’t we talk about this? Good on Stephen King for stepping up, risking some of his readership (not that it’ll hurt him any to lose the Wayne LaPierres among his Constant Readership), and saying something well-considered about the problem we have with violence in America.

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~ by poǝןɔɐɯ uǝʞɔɐɹq on 26/01/2013.

One Response to “Stephen King’s Guns”

  1. Wayne LaPerre reads Stephen King? I mean, actually READS?

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