Stephen King is one of my favorite writers. Unlike Hollywood types who tackle social issues with little more than celebrity, this is a fact based look at both sides told in a compelling narrative.
This is a tough question:balancing tinkering with the Constitution and common sense. I don't own a gun and abhor senseless acts of violence by crazy people. But there are two sides to every story and King tells them.
Stephen King has some very interesting thoughts about the gun culture in America.
As a Canadian, I learned some things. I certainly agreed with him about the ridiculous media coverage of these events.
I really enjoyed this audiobook. It is a short one and very informative about our gun rights and the government behind the decisions. I shared the information with quite a few of my friends
The lesson on our gun history and future
It is a good read in our current times of legislative gun rights decisions and the false information that our government would like for us to believe about guns in our nation.
Extremely well written, with all of the King wit and perceptiveness. Having seen some of his more left-leaning incidents over the past six or so years, I expected a scathing liberal diatribe about how anyone who could ever want to own a gun is heartless. Instead, I found a well-balanced, fair examination of the issue, concisely written and with a perspective that I think, to one degree or another, regardless of what the media on either side of the aisle may try to tell us, the majority of Americans hold.
It's only 49 mins. anyway, and even if you disagree, hearing opinions you don't like is good for you. You're time will not be wasted.
I would recommend. It is a quick, easy listen with an impactful message. The lesson is spoken to you, not at you. It is a man's opinion, and is presented as such.
Excellent material and perfect narration by Mr. Rummel.
I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you.
For $0.69, I think it was well worth my time. Bottom line: whatever your view on gun control may be, you should listen to this audio essay. Mr. King makes good points, especially about the lack of civil discourse on political issues equating them to barroom braggadocio. I fully agree with this analysis. However, I gave the book two stars because, while entertaining (to a point), it failed to help me reach some new catharsis on this very controversial issue.
Mr. King tried to reach across the aisle and provide both sides of the issue. However, he could have done a little more to balance the examples he presented - pro and con.
I guess that I was disappointed when Mr. King concluded his essay with the same old, tired anti-gun rhetoric. I was hoping for a third way...a workable compromise. You won't find that here.
Just to be clear, I don't think that there should be carte blanche access to firearms. But the argument Mr. King makes falls short. Like I said previously, I gave the book two stars because it failed to help me reach any new conclusions on this issue. Also, as stated in one of the previous reviews, the Second Amendment is not about hunting or home protection. The Second Amendment is a safeguard against tyranny.
King at least admitted he has 3 guns. Too bad he didn't mention what type of guns his family's bodyguards tote.
Love the bragging about how firearms assaults have decreased so significantly in Australia since their gun ban. Why didn't you mention the TRIPLE digit rise in rapes, burglaries, etc that have INCREASED since Australia implemented gun control. Criminals LOVE self-important liberals making their jobs easier.
Love how you man-upped in taking your book, Rage, off the market, while simultaneously refusing to admit any personal culpability. How many times was Rage found to be a factor in gun violence prior to your removal of it? 2 or 3? Why didn't you remove it the FIRST time, Stephen?
Love how you educated us on how gun laws in early Hitler-Germany were about like they are here now.........well except those pesky Jews couldn't own ANY type of gun. Yeah, just like the good old USA..... Not.
You need to get that other foot back in the red state, Stephen.
You are much like the sweet, self-important character, Sheldon Cooper, on The Big Bang Theory; except, he is sweet and he doesn't toss in all the "f*** and s*** and a**hole words you are so fond of using.
My now-deceased father fought in WW2 and he saw first hand what they did to the unarmed Jews and others you so callously dismiss. Daddy used to say that a man used filthy language when he had nothing else worth saying.
AR-15s are not for deer hunting; they are to stop a violent government if, and only if, that government leaves no other choice. Stephen King is an ignorant man whose own contributions to our culture is violent entertainment. He loves the cash but angrily - and in my opinion - violently, rejects any personal responsibility.
It was as I expected. Stephen King loves the sound of his own typewriter.
No but it probably won't stop his now-familiar bloviating.
another bias opinion. I would have expected it to be a researched unbiased source of information. Authors and newscast seem to have forgotten that given unbiased facts on both sides of the fence; people are intelligent enough to make intelligent, reasonable decisions on their own.
I believe both side have valid claims and both sides have valid fears, but there is definitely room for compromise.
on all books from this author.
It was well written but sadly it turned out to be just his poorly informed biased opinion
nope. at the beginning you seem to hear Fox news commentaries and at the end turned out to be nothing more than another MSNBC commentary. It will be nice to stop the current affair of extremist opinions one way or another.
yep. remove it from your list.
I found the profanity distracting and unnecessary in an audiobook. I think it detracts from whatever intelligent points the author might have made.
left out the profanity
Interesting to see how he tries to escape blame for writing his book RAGE. Like a true emotional Left Wing writter, he never mentioned the thousands each year who have sucessfully defended themselves with a gun against intruters.
Problems we face in the USA:
1. During the LA Riots, the police defended no one.
2. There are more bad guys with guns than police.
3. The Mexican Cardel is at our doorstep.
4. The Jews could not do anything against the Germans....no guns.
5. We don't keep criminals in jail very long and they our repeat offenders.
6. We punish victims more than criminals.
7. We give more money to prisoners than we do to educate our children.
8. We have no Capital Punishment.
Write down the number of people who are saved because they had a gun.