Skip to comments.Stephen King: Hey, isnít it time for guns to be regulated like booze and tobacco?
Posted on 06/21/2014 9:38:01 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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Multiple gunshot wounds last night at Red Rocks. We regulator booze and tobacco; it's time to regulate firearms.
And in Georgia, you can have a cigarette vending machine in an adult establishment. Ergo, we should have handgun vending machines!
You can also buy a case of alcohol with no background check. Ergo, we should be able to buy 12 assault rifles with no background check!
So I heartily agree with Steven King!
I’ll never understand where he gets his liberal streak.
You can’t be liberal and write something like The Stand.
Yes, and minors NEVER get their hands on cigs or booze. And cigs and booze are NEVER abused. What an assclown. STFU and go write something.
What coincidence, Mr. King.
I was just thinking about how it’s time to prohibit the sale of violent or macabre fiction.
It’s for the children.
Correct me if I am wrong, but I don’t think that booze or cigarettes have their own specific amendment in the Bill of Rights.
Welcome back, brother...
We need a media czar to make sure they spew state-approved propaganda.
So we can advertise on tv like we do booze?
I've got a news flash for you Stephen. The government already regulates the hell out of our firearms.
He almost got killed when a car hit him. Shouldn’t they be regulated?
King is perpetually “in recovery” from drug/alcohol addictions. So we don’t know exactly who he was on the day he wrote this.
There are approx 20k gun laws on the books now Mr. King. I would call that “regulation” even in your bazzaro world.
“Stephen King: Hey, isnt it time for guns to be regulated like booze and tobacco?”
I don’t seem to recall a Constitutional Amendment providing that the right to buy booze and tobacco shall not be infringed. Plus they did pass an amendment prohibiting booze and look how good that went!
Tell Mr. King “Hey, isn’t it time his First Amendment right to write, speak, think, and believe what he wants be regulated as well?”
Proving himself to be just another insufferable liberal douchebag.
He’s a good horror writer. He should stick to that, and stop messing with other peoples’ rights.
Sorry Stevie. Just like “a woman’s right to choose”, booze and tobacco are not covered in the U.S. Bill of Rights. THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS IS! Why don’t you try reading something other than your own books?! Back to your nap now!
"A well streaming free market, being necessary to the economy of a free State, the right of the people to buy and keep alcohol and tobacco, shall not be infringed."
Weird huh? I was/am prepping myself to re-read The Stand unabridged version but man is the print small. LOL! The TV movie they tried to make of it didn’t do the story justice. Too bad king is, otherwise, a blithering didiot.
Hey, Mr King, isn’t it time for you to go ride your bike?
Really? Never heard that.
Same here. Stephen King is a genius. LOL
In case anybody wants more info:
Must not have been the same crew that took out “sixpack” in Vegas several years ago.
You mean like, “I can buy it in a convenience store and I need to show ID if I look younger than 35.” Abso-freakin-lutely!! Best liberal idea EVER!
I wonder what kind of drugs he does?
Come to think of it, nobody was armed in The Stand, so this gun fear must go WAY back. Maybe we should tweet him back ‘where’d you pick up this phobia?’
Good point. Also, like one of the fools he rights about in his books, Stevie appears to want the government to control the people that they rule over. That's not the way freedom is supposed to work. It might serve Stevie well to read a book about what happened in America that lead to the Revolutionary War and independence for the American people.
Yes it is! Totally agree!
We've essentially been treating guns as we did with "intoxicating liquors" after the 18th amendment, and doing so for quite awhile, with thousands of laws. So, in perfect agreement with your point, let's now proceed to the remedy of the 21st amendment treatment of guns as with intoxicating liquors.
“Insomnia” was good aside from the crazy right wing terrorist trying to fly a plane full of explosives into a NARAL conference.
In defense of the crazy right winger, he was under the influence of Atropos the supernatural little bald doctor with a scalpel.
I thought the world was a lil more back on kilter this morning.
If Red Rocks doesn’t want any more shootings, all THEY have to do is ban rap concerts. Problem solved.
Is that what it was, a rap concert?
A stupid statement to be sure. Guns have an incredible amount of regulations.
The real question is: What isn’t regulated in this ‘free’ country?
On the other hand, Booze and tobacco are legal, as are firearms.
The lack of knowledge about The Constitution by these self proclaimed “intellectuals” is truly frightening
So let’s ban all his writings. How you like that idea, Mr King? The First and Second Amendments be damned.
Since he want to equate unrelated items:
I agree with the handgun vending machine.
Handgun vending machines should be in airports and schools.
...and crack, meth, and whores behind the store.
I thought they already were and this is the problem
Ah yes, “The Five Food Groups!”
Stephan King is a real idiot for a guy with a fertile mind.
The Stand is one of my all time favorites.
A). The implicational LIE that there are virtually no controls or law on guns - or in this case that there isn't a whole bureau regulating Alcohol Tobacco and FIREARMS
B). Lying by statistics to score whatever political points they can to Forward their gun grabbing agenda.
The Loose Laws Lie has been repeatedly used to attack our Commonsense Civil Rights by the following method:
Step one: Repeatedly scream that gun violence is caused by the ;easy access to guns or that guns aren't already heavily REGULATED -
Step two: Get whatever laws they can on the books in response to the latest incident - and then say its a good First Step.
Go back to step one, rinse lather repeat
Back up the process with Lies based on statistics..
... Yes Mr. King .... Maybe we could regulate guns under the jurisdiction of a new Federal Department ... we could call it the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms!!! ... Oh wait ....
Just a cursory look at the data, I bet if we regulated large gatherings of black people under the age of 35 and regulated hip-hop/rap music, we'd have FAR greater success in curbing violence in this country.
Think Steve-o would go for that?
How could a liberal mind write something like that?
Yeah, heard about the car accident. My comment, too bad it was not going faster.