"One only wishes Wayne LaPierre and his NRA board of directors could be drafted to some of these [violent] scenes, where they would be required to put on booties and rubber gloves and help clean up the blood, the brains, and the chunks of intestine still containing the poor wads of half-digested food that were some innocent bystander’s last meal."It's too bad that Stephen King is a hypocritical leftist. He has authored some of the best horror fiction ever written, novels like "Carrie," "IT" and "The Shining." I have truly enjoyed his fiction and have savored his writing talent. However, early in his career he wrote some dubious novels under the pen name of Richard Bachman. One of those was a short novel called "Rage," in which a mentally disturbed student brings a gun to class, kills the teacher, and holds the classroom hostage while police gather outside. I didn't like the story. It was very violent but had no point, no moral message. It was violence for the sake of violence. There was no epiphany, no satisfying resolution. I wondered why King would write such trash.
News Busters reports:
In subsequent years, numerous school murders occurred around the country with the assailants saying they had gotten the idea directly or loosely from "Rage."One can only wonder if Adam Lanza, James Holmes, Jared Loughner, Seung-Hoi Cho, Eric Harris or Dylan Klebold got their ideas from "Rage." All of these incidents involve some similarity to King's violent fiction, "Rage." Indeed, Lanza, Cho, Harris and Klebold all carried out their gun murders on school grounds or campuses. All four shot teachers and students to death.
Other documented cases connected with "Rage" are listed at Wikepedia here.
So when it's time to get the boots and buckets and mops to clean up the gore, maybe we should call on Stephen King, who has undoubtedly inspired mass murder with his fiction. The NRA? No.
Read more about it at News Busters here.