Jannah Theme License is not validated, Go to the theme options page to validate the license, You need a single license for each domain name.

Reviews | Stephen King: Maine shooting shows we’re running out of things to say


There is no solution to the gun problem, and there is not much to write about, because Americans are addicted to guns.

Rep. Jared Golden, Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, reversed course and said he would now support a ban on military-style semi-automatic rifles like the one used in the killing of 18 people in Lewiston this week. But neither the House nor the Senate will likely pass such a law, and if Congress did, the Supreme Court, as it currently exists, would almost certainly declare it unconstitutional.

Every mass shooting is a gut punch; with everyone else, unimaginative people say, “I never thought this could happen here,” but such things can and will happen anywhere and everywhere in this locked and loaded country. Weapons are available and targets are soft.

When rapid fire weapons are hard to come by, things improve, but I don’t see that much improvement in the future. Americans love guns and seem willing to pay the price in blood.

Stephen King is the author of numerous works of fiction.

The Times undertakes to publish a variety of letters For the editor. We would love to know what you think about this or any of our articles. Here’s something advice. And here is our email: letters@nytimes.com.

Follow the New York Times Opinion section at Facebook, Twitter (@NYTopinion) And Instagram.



Ny

Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.
Back to top button