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Stephen King Donates to Gun Control Coalition
04/23/2013 4:46 PM ET  

The Coalition for a Safer Maine says the contribution from authors Stephen and Tabitha King, will be used to fund the group's advocacy efforts.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Maine author Stephen King and his wife Tabitha King have made what's being called a "substantial donation'' to a statewide group advocating for stricter gun control laws.
 
The Coalition for a Safer Maine says Stephen King is a gun owner and a defender of the Second Amendment who also supports expanded background checks on gun sales and a ban on the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines.
 
The coalition says the contribution from the Kings will be used to fund the group's advocacy efforts. The Maine Legislature this week is considering several gun control bills.
 
After the Newtown, Conn., school shootings in December, Stephen King wrote a best-selling e-book called "Guns'' discussing his thoughts on gun control and gun rights.
 

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