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January 26, 2013

Stephen King risks wrath of NRA by releasing pro-gun control essay

Filed under: Authors — Tags: , , , , , — Bookblurb @ 7:14 am

Bestselling author and gun owner says ‘autos and semi-autos are weapons of mass destruction’ in 25-page work for Kindle.

By Rory Carroll

Stephen King has entranced millions with tales of dread but his latest volume will read like a horror only to the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights advocates. The best-selling author made an unexpected charge into the national debate on gun violence on Friday with a passionate, angry essay pleading for reform.

King, who owns three handguns, aimed the expletive-peppered polemic at fellow gun-owners, calling on them to support a ban on automatic and semi-automatic weapons in the wake of the December shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school which left 20 children and six adults dead.

“Autos and semi-autos are weapons of mass destruction. When lunatics want to make war on the unarmed and unprepared, these are the weapons they use,” King wrote.

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