Stephen King referred to the massacre that occurred last night in a bowling alley and a bar in Maine of an army reservist, identified as Robert Card, 40, who on Wednesday night shot and killed 22 people and injured more than 50 at the same time. open fire in a bowling alley and in a bar-restaurant in the state of Maine, in the northeast of the country.
The writer, known as the “master of terror” and a native of Maine, the mythical territory where his fictions take place, considered that the massacre carried out yesterday by a shooter who opened fire in a pub and killed 22 people, is part of “madness in the name of freedom”relating the specific event to the tendency that exists in his country to defend the free carrying of weapons as part of a broader conception of individual rights and freedoms.
Stephen King’s message about the Maine shooting
“The shootings occurred less than 80 kilometers from where I live. I went to high school in Lisbon. They’re rapid-fire killing machines, people. This is madness in the name of freedom. Stop electing apologists for murder,” said the writer from his Twitter account. Although the author has been warning for years about the danger of weapons being accessible to citizens, this time the shooting that caused the massacre occurred a few kilometers from his house.
In another tweet King was more emphatic: “THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN IN OTHER COUNTRIES”.
The United States Police are intensely searching for an army reservist, identified as Robert Card, 40, who on Wednesday night shot dead 22 people and wounded more than 50 when he opened fire in a bowling alley and in a bar-restaurant in the state of Maine, in the northeast of the country.
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