With titles like ‘G-Man’ and ‘Shooter,’ it’s apparent that Stephen Hunter is no stranger to guns.
In a world of seeming ignorance about everything guns, bestselling novelist Stephen Hunter stands out as a beacon of hope as he discusses the fact that there are now more voices than there have ever been. A fact that troubles many old school journalists, but breathes new hope into the “gun screwballedness” than ever before.
As reported by lifezette.com,
Stephen Hunter cut his teeth at the Baltimore Sun before moving to The Washington Post in 1997. It was there that he became the publication’s chief film critic and eventually won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2003.
Hunter left his job in 2008 to focus entirely on writing thriller novels, the newest of which, “G-Man,” was recently released. His primary literary protagonist, former Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger, is also now at the center of a popular USA Network series, called “Shooter.”
Other than films, Hunter wrote many pieces for The Post on the Second Amendment and guns. One need only read a handful of pages from a Hunter novel, including the new “G-Man,” to get a sense of just how knowledgeable and passionate the man is about firearms.
Unfortunately, Hunter hasn’t seen much progress made against the ignorance that has long peppered the media’s coverage of guns and gun owners.
“Among the elite media,” he said, “there’s more gun ignorance, more gun stupidity, more gun hysteria, more gun ‘screwballness’ than ever.”
But the author sees the independent and alternative media as glimmers of hope. “To some degree that’s counteracted by the fact that given the democratic reality of the internet, there are far more voices than there once were.”
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