Yes I definitely would. It's Stephen King for crying out loud.
Indifference would be the best word.
Meh meh meh.
I don't know as I didn't read the print version.
Well, I have to say that I agree with him. Outlawing all guns isn't going to solve the problem. But, perhaps outlawing the ones that are solely for the purpose of slaughtering (not game hunting) might make a difference and stricter requirements to purchase guns and better background checks might make it better. Putting all of these things into effect couldn't do anything but make a difference to the better. Although some might say "a little too little and a little too late", but in some things a little a little late is better than nothing ever. Maybe taking these steps will save some of our grand kids and great grand kids from the horrors that we are seeing today.
In spite of the many great novels, novellas, short stories, and essays produced by King over his long career, this short piece of writing is definitely some of his finest. Not kidding -- this is a must-listen!
Homemaker, married to Dave Bargar, mother of 8, Christian, Seventh-day Adventist, love to read!
Of course Stephen King has a great voice and reading style, but this essay falls very short of being complete. He mentions several things early on that he fails to follow through on. He is misleading in that he draws the reader in by leadng you to believe that it just might be an unbiased essay. It could not be further from the truth. Before you reach the end he shows a very mouthy liberal bias. His essay becomes very foul mouthed and then it becomes hard to really listen to it. Yes, Mr. King, you should stick to your fiction books.......and clean up your potty mouth. The essay was almost worth the 69 cents I paid for it.
Stephen King couldn't write with such success without knowing and understanding crazy. His sensibility is his ability to live and think normally while embracing the thoughts that come from dark places.
His commentary in Guns shows common sense and a strong grasp on reality, contrary to his usual genre. He did a great job of supporting the right to keep and bear arms while drawing a line on the need to have a military like arsenal capable of killing hundreds in only moments.
Did not read the print version.
Stephen King's book "On Writing"
It was ok.
King offers a very common-sense approach to the current issue of gun control. It is a non-biased look at our current societal issues related to guns and mass shootings, and the ways we can bring about change.
More than a few times over the years, I've wondered about King's thoughts on gun violence given his early Bachman story regarding just such an event. After Newtown it was on my mind again, so thank you to the author and to Audible for being there with his response. It was thoughtful, clear, and necessary. I'll recommend it to others as a springboard for futher debate.
Stephen King is known for his horror books. With this short essay, we leave the world of fiction for a world of opinion and political commentary that I daresay might just speak for the 'silent majority' of people that don't feel strongly enough about the 'Gun Control' debate to speak up one way or another. Mr. King shows a willingness to admit his own personal divide on the subject, being a gun-owner but also believing that there is a place for some sort of regulation of firearms.
This short essay reads like an appeal from the heart, an honest commentary that has less to do with actual Guns and more to do with the politics behind the Gun control debate. If you have no opinion on the subject, or you feel very strongly about this subject - this essay will make you think - exactly what it was intended to do.
Nothing could have made this a 4 or 5 star listen, but I was hoping for more than a one.
I bought this because it was Stephen King and I expected a thoughtful discussion of a serious topic. It was well written and the narration was fine but the material was nothing more than talking points promoting his personal opinion. If you are looking for a big name to reflect your personal point of view, he's your guy However, you might want to give that money to a group that will use your donation to actively effect legislation. If you are looking for an impartiality, new ideas, relevant background or insight into the subject of gun control, turn on your tv and listen to commercials for free.