stephen king publishes 25 page essay on gun control

I came across this news article from USA Today this morning. The TLDR is that Stephen King published, for 99 cents in the Kindle bookstore, a 25 page essay about how semi-automatic guns should be banned.

I’m not gonna buy it, because I think it’s ridiculous to pay 99 cents for a 25 page essay in the age of the internet. He could easily have published it on his website. So I’m not gonna read it. Sorry, Mr. King.

Stephen King is one of my writing role models. I love his books. I’ve lost weeks of my life in the pages of his stories (try to make your way through the seven-book Dark Tower series in less than a few days of straight reading time, I dare you). But this is kind of silly.

His anti-gun points have been addressed in myriad forms. The counter-arguments are there. This is nothing new or groundbreaking. Don’t waste your dollar, buy a candy bar instead.