When bestselling author Stephen King released his short Kindle Single essay “Guns,” it instantly drew a myriad of responses both from the left and the right of the political spectrum, particularly in the aftermath of the last year’s tragic killings of an elementary school in Newtown.
After all that brouhaha, I was left a little disappointed because the book failed to provide any fresh insights on the issue. As a whole, it still makes for a very compelling piece by King who for the most part rehashed anti-gun arguments that have already been thrown around, albeit in a short and concise manner.
“The real question is hackneyed, but I suppose it has to be asked: How many have to die before we will give up these dangerous toys? Do the murders have to be in the mall where you shop? In our own neighborhood? In your own family?”
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