One of the most popular authors in the world has added his voice to the gun control debate.

Stephen King chose Amazon’s new Kindle Single platform because it allows authors to respond to current events quickly and in a longer form than most magazines and newspaper op-ed sections can accommodate.

King calls for “a trio of reasonable measures to curb gun violence”:

1. Comprehensive and universal background checks.

2. Ban the sale of clips and magazines containing more than ten rounds.

3. Ban the sale of assault weapons such as the Bushmaster and the AR-15.

King said:

“I think the issue of an America awash in guns is one every citizen has to think about. If this helps provoke constructive debate, I’ve done my job.”

News stories:

The Guardian

USA Today