Guns Kindle Single In a pulls no punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elemen

  • Title: Guns (Kindle Single)
  • Author: Stephen King
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  • In a pulls no punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are palpable in this urgent piece of writing, but no less remarkable are King s keen thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the contours of the gun control iIn a pulls no punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are palpable in this urgent piece of writing, but no less remarkable are King s keen thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the contours of the gun control issue and constructs his argument for what can and should be done.brbrKing s earnings from the sale of this essay will go the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence brbrSTEPHEN KING is the author of 11 22 63, Under the Dome, Carrie, The Shining and many other bestselling works.

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    1. Stephen King

      Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.

    461 thoughts on “Guns (Kindle Single)”

    1. The recent gun debate in America has reached the chicken vs egg level of absurdity Do guns kill people Or do people kill people Well, I think the only thing that matters in the end is that people are shot and die, adults and children alike And something at some point needs to be done about that Someone needs to bring in the question of responsibility, not the blame Yes, sadly it s a human instinct to find someone or something to blame when tragedy strikes, to point the all knowing accusatory fin [...]


    2. GunsBy Stephen KingNarrated by Christian RummelThis is an excellent essay on a subject near and dear to most people s heart, one way or another Stephen King has a way of expressing his opinion in a way that mattersyou will understand after you hear his story I never read the story he mentions I used my Kindle Unlimited to get it, good use of it Narrator was great


    3. It s good to see somebody with as large an audience as Stephen King making a public statement on this issue I hope it s provoked a lot of thought in a lot of people.As for me, well, he s preaching to the choir in my case It just makes me bloody glad I live in the UK.



    4. Edited this review because I was being mean and unfair right about this area here, and it was, rightly, called to my attention My apologies Stephen King and I differ in regards to our stance on policy, in that I would be wholly and completely in favor of banning all guns outright However, since that s unlikely to happen, I would be happy with some sort of action being taken to prevent further tragedies like Sandy Hook I think that King laid out his opinion well, and provided a fair account of th [...]


    5. What struck me as so astonishing about the points raised in this 25 page essay on guns by bestselling author Stephen King, was not the reasonability of his points but that they needed stating at all He s not against the Second Amendment, he doesn t want it repealed especially as he owns 3 handguns himself no, he wants gun control, like millions of other Americans, because he s sick of seeing and news stories of yet another maniac loading up on firepower and shooting random innocents because th [...]


    6. i wouldn t waste your time as the author of this piece isn t interested in discourse.i saw this one advertised on the official stephen king website where it said that the proceeds would be going to a charity devoted to victims of gun violence it wasn t until a day or two after i made my purchase that i discovered at the same site that by charity king meant the brady center, a lobby devoted to taking guns out of the hands of the public strike one, or fool me once, shame on you.when i made my purc [...]


    7. I needed a short filler today while in the vehicle and turned to this well crafted essay by the King of Horror no pun intended who has great personal and professional insight into this topic that plagues America with a solution nowhere in sight Please enjoy the review I made when first I read it, or hate it your choice A great personal soap box speech type essay by the Master of Horror, who lays out some of his strong opinions on gun and their owners in the light of the Sandy Hook shooting in De [...]


    8. Let s be frank This 25 page essay is not an unbiased look at the issue of gun control I didn t expect it to be King s stance on the issue is a balanced and reasonable approach for reasonable people He supports the right to have guns he owns three but also supports universal background checks and bans on assault weapons and high capacity clips and magazines But you can get this type of info from any simple and quick research into this topic The strength of King s essay is that he delves into the [...]


    9. Uncle Steve s views on guns and gun control in the US pretty much match my own This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


    10. 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 this essay 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 Se [...]


    11. With his usual flair for blunt at times even crude prose, Stephen King has accurately and powerfully chronicled America s current gun violence epidemic King, a gun owner himself, right blames it on media sensationalism, cultural malaise, and a failure to seriously engage mental illness But these are only minor factors in our firearm affliction The true villain behind our mass shootings and rampant gun violence is the paranoia and fanatic insanity of a narrow group of far right extremists, who li [...]


    12. A short, to the point, no bullshit analysis of the gun situation in the USA King is not calling for a GUN BAN, just the notion that deadly automatic assault rifles perhaps should be harder to have in your living room He denies that gun culture even plays a role in the mass shootings that occur every year frankly, a lot of people will be surprised upon reading this He makes a lot of great arguments and is not afraid to back them up with the salty language needed for such a deadly issue.


    13. I ve read much of Stephen King s work He is a great craftsman and he brings that skill to this piece, a quickie Kindle Single The fact that he wrote the book fast shows He made at least one huge mistake He named the Newtown shooter as Ryan Lanza the first time he mentioned Newtown he later correctly names Adam This was after describing how the press reacts to a mass shooting including getting the shooter s name wrong There are also irritating quirks like the use of honey to address readers.Style [...]


    14. An interesting point of view on the gun control controversy, as Stephen King once authored a book, Rage, that inspired multiple high school shooting incidents King also happens to lean left, but owns three handguns himself, so his perspective pulls from both sides, although he is clearly in favor of Obama s reform proposals He is also hyper aware of the counter arguments and grandstanding taking place all over, and often instead of, this debate At the very least, this essay will hopefully create [...]


    15. Not really a book so much as an essay polemic, Stephen King s Guns is still a powerful and often profane pushback against the insanity of American gun laws I was particularly moved by the example of a story he wrote as a young man called Rage in which a bullied student uses a gun to take revenge on his school As assailants in school shootings began to quote from this book, King became horrified and voluntarily asked his publishers to take it out of circulation It may not have been the sole cause [...]


    16. Now me and Mr King don t really stand in the same camp when it comes to guns I live in the UK, we don t really have large predators so the only thing you could need one for here is hunting game or going off to war However, this was a very compelling read I like that King was able to speak to both sides He didn t try and argue too much for guns, he just said he has three and can see people s reasoning for owning them A lot is covered in this short essay and King doesn t just rant his opinion, he [...]


    17. Coming from the unique perspective of someone who wrote about the phenomenon of shootings before they became an obsession of the mass media, King s Guns is a must read for people of all political persuasions.The reader may come into the essay thinking King is biased one way or the other based on their political perspective, but you should find quickly that King cannot be easily put into the cheap cookie cutters the mass media and the main parties think everyone can be put into these days A gun o [...]


    18. This book is less than 80 pages which is the cut off line for a book to be entered onto my all time book list I do not really consider this to be a book at all This is a mere 25 pages, which gets it a written review instead of a video review This is a essay on guns, gun violence in America, politics, and violence King breaks up his essay into many shorter sections each covering a different subject By far the most interesting section to read is the one where King discuses his book Rage, which he [...]



    19. Saw this on Prime, snatched it because Stephen King, naturally A blunt reaction and examination of the gun culture in America I agreed with 100% of his views on the subject.


    20. Una reflexi n corta pero profunda sobre el gran problema que tienen los Estados Unidos con las armas King da a conocer su opinion que las armas no deberian ser ilegales, pero si deberian ser reguladas Se necesita un rifle semi automatico de 30 rondas para defender tu casa O simplemente algo menos poderoso que pueda disuadir a los intrusos Una comparaci n que hace es sobre como una de sus obras influyo en tiroteos de escuelas y como el, independientemente, decidi retirar su libro por que sinti qu [...]


    21. This is the best thing I ve read about guns and the present situation America is in Lots of great thoughts in here, but this is my favorite If I could wave a magic wand and have one wish granted, I d wish for an end to world hunger the small shit could wait in line If, however, the god or genie who bestowed the magic wand told me my one wish had to do with American politics, I think I d wave it and make the following proclamation Every liberal in the country must watch Fox News for one year, and [...]


    22. What King does best in his writing is notice King pays attention to how we act privately and in society at large This essay should be read, not as a manifesto on the gun issue in our country, but as an analysis of the actions of our society What happens in popular media proceeding a mass shooting King bullets the behaviors in chronological order How many Facebook posts have you seen your friends put up recently about Sandy Hook King notices that we, America or directly we, the TV news consumers [...]


    23. I think that Stephen King should become president of the NRA This essay provides personal insight into King s beliefs about guns and violence He wrote the essay shortly after the Sandy Hook shooting in response to some of the craziness that is coming out of the mouths of people on both sides of the gun control argument I believe that King has been able to find some good middle ground and I agree with the majority of his beliefs.To those who know me, it is surely no surprise that I am a strong su [...]


    24. I think Sandy Hook shocked us all , as a country, than any other tragedy maybe, except, 9 11 and I think this is because the victims were children It always seems to be different when it s children Soon afterwards, the issue of gun control became a very popular subject matter amongst friends, family and coworkers No matter which side you stood on, your opinion was strong Stephen King, who had the means and ability to do so, took his opinion on the matter to the masses with his Kindle essay, enti [...]


    25. Rather than a beat you over the head with a stick approach to discussing gun control, Stephen King approaches the subject by first doing what he does best dramatizing the horror That this horror has become so common place as to barely be a blip on an upward scroll through our news feeds is another matter entirely This is much than a dramatization, however, and King effectively raises not only relevant concerns but approachable resolutions and compromises that should or could be made Writing in [...]


    26. In a small essay Stephen King fumes against the arguments the pro gun lobby in the United States uses to keep the gun laws as they are.An an European, I ofcourse instinctively would side with Uncle Steve on this subject, so I leave the in depth discussion to whether he is right or wrong to the Americans themselves.One thing I found very striking, which also counts for the Europeans, is the way Stephen King describes the current way politics is waged he compares it to drunks in a barroom, where n [...]


    27. This was an interesting piece, I must say Uncle Stevie very clearly placed both sides of this argument before us and asked us to look at each side fairly He makes no bones about it, that he is a gun owner, and yet, he sees both sides He even talks about his out of print novel, Rage, that tells the story of a boy, who brings a gun to school He goes into the real reason why he, himself, had the book pulled from publication He doesn t preach or try to push any one opinion, but instead compels us to [...]


    28. 1 So, disturbed kids are taking guns to school and killing teachers and classmates We better make sure kids can t get guns.2 So, disturbed kids are taking guns to school and killing teachers and classmates We better find out what s making these kids want to kill, fix that, and then they won t want to use guns to kill teachers and classmates.See what I did there Which statement makes sense Don t bring up politics Don t refer to statistical data Don t nervously look at your cell phone Just read t [...]


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