Guns by 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 issue and constructs his argument for what can and should be done.

King's earnings from the sale of this essay will go the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

STEPHEN KING is the author of 11/22/63, Under the Dome, Carrie, The Shining and many other bestselling works.

About Stephen King

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Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His most recent include Under the Dome, Just Past Sunset, and Lisey’s Story. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
Published January 25, 2013 by Philtrum Press. 25 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Gordon's reading of the research reveals Mabel to be highly manipulative, responsible for a dedicated slander campaign against Susan, and for trying to cut her out of the Dickinson history entirely.

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With the recent wave of shootings, Stephen King took it upon himself to tackle the issue in an e-essay that was released a couple of days ago for the Kindle.

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Open Letters Monthly

The centennial of the War of 1812 has flushed out a great many new histories from the printing presses of the West – big, plump volumes designed to redress the neglect this odd, furtive conflict has suffered for the last century.

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One of the most sought-after out-of-print books is a violent early novel by Stephen King that he removed from print because he feared it influenced kids to shoot up their schools.

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Civilian Reader

I wonder if I had read them in the late 70's, early 80's, when I was first reading King books like Night Shift and Salem's Lot, and loving them, if I would have liked The Shining and The Dead Zone books more.I did the same thing with Carrie, only reading that book this year for the first time, ev...

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The Truth About Guns

So far from being a pulp fiction collection of T n’ A n’ Glocks and guts, it’s actually an assortment of stories that feature strong women who aren’t afraid to kick a little bad guy butt.

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Fear Net

Stephen King has never shied away from politics.

Jan 29 2013 | Read Full Review of Guns (Kindle Single)

In this pithy screed, renowned horror writer King (Under the Dome) has a go at injecting a quick dose of reason into a debate he claims is all too often "hijacked" by "drunks in a bar." Spurred to action by the Sandy Hook shooting, King calls for the usual suspects of universal background checks a

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