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Stephen King Writes E-Book On Gun Control

Not only does Stephen King want you to tax him, for fuck's sake—he wants you to support gun control. King has published a 99-cent Kindle Single called Guns, an essay about gun violence in America. In 1977, King published a novella called Rage under the pen name Richard Bachman, about a high school boy who takes a classroom hostage with a gun. A number of teenage gunmen in the 1980s claimed to have been inspired in part by it, and King decided to remove the book from publication. "They found something in my book that spoke to them because they were already broken," King writes. "Yet I did see Rage as a possible accelerant which is why I pulled it from sale. You don’t leave a can of gasoline where a boy with firebug tendencies can lay hands on it."

January 25, 2013 3:12 PM