Reader Dan sends a new National Review meditation on what would have happened in Stephen King’s novels if the characters had been properly armed:
And consider the novel Cujo. Had the mother been carrying even a hunting rifle she could have shot the rabid dog within seconds of encountering the animal, and thus spared her son a slow death.
Why stop at Stephen King’s characters? If Blanche DuBois had a Baretta 84FS Cheetah tucked into her garter belt, would she have had to rely on the kindness of strangers? Wouldn’t Anna Karenina have had a much cleaner end if, instead of throwing herself under a train, she had blown her head off with a Remington 870 Express Tactical Shotgun? How would a couple of Glock 37’s, some extended magazines, and Kevlar body armor have altered Holden Caufield’s experiences in New York City?
I’m sure many of you would like to probe the intersection between literature and the second amendment–I’ll leave you to it in the comments.