Stephen King

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Author Stephen King is an advocate of, in addition to multiple other liberal causes, more stringent gun-control legislation.

In response the Las Vegas mass shooting, King reasoned it would be an effective argument to conflate the shooting with a proposal by Gov. Rick Scott (R) to place a 3-day limit on opioid prescriptions:

Sounds reasonable, right? Yeah, no. At least not to Twitter users who rushed to point to the obvious fly in King's opioid ointment.

“Gab” kicks off the festivities with the most obvious question, while suggesting King may think the Constitution is a menu from which one can pick and choose:

Obviously aware that opioid addiction and overdose has reached epidemic proportions across America, Rembert thinks King should spend less time trying to control guns and more time advocating for opioid legislation in their shared home state:

Ward asked a great question:

Hang on — gun-control advocate Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) answered this very question during an appearance on “Meet the Press,” Sunday:

“Well, I don't know. I would have to take a look at that and really study it. I'm not sure there is any set of laws that could've prevented it.”

Apparently, Stephen King has not “really studied it.”

Chris tweeted a chart, purportedly listing deaths by category during the first half of 2016. Whether they're accurate, or not, wasn't his point. But, hey, this is the internet!:

King, a gun owner, made a similar argument in the aftermath of the deadly Orlando nightclub shooting in June 2016.

Ironically, the author has battled both alcoholism and drug addiction. In brushing aside Gov. Scott's latest attempt to address the opioid epidemic, he appears to have forgotten the devastating impact of both.

Then again, that wouldn't fit into his narrative, would it?

Please note: This is a commentary piece. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of IJR.

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