What?!? So you think that the King/Bachman book "became a touchstone for some gun toting lunatics who went on to kill others in schools and he ended up withdrawing it from publication. To him it was the responsible thing to do." Why? It's just a piece of fiction. How on earth can a piece of fiction effect the attitudes of people who read King's books? Why do you think it's such a problem in the US? Might it be because a significant number of people believe they can solve whatever problem they have by the use of lethal force and their gun laws mean they often have the means to do it?
I seem to think some time ago you (under a different name) took great exception to me stating that I thought right wing (crypto-fascist) agenda of Kick Ass 2 (& Mark Millar & Frank Miller in general) would give confidence to people with extreme right wing ideas that they were justified in the beliefs they held. That the deluge of comics, books & particularly movies promoting the idea of "let's solve every problem we're faced with by imposing our will on it through threat of or use of physical force" has had no effect on people's general political beliefs and attitudes over the past few decades... not everybody, but quite a few.
I remember you claimed, quite clearly, that no comic book reader (none at all) would interpret Kick Ass 2 in the way I thought... presumably because you think that every person who would ever read the book thinks in exactly the same way. I think that is just plain wrong, lots of people think lots of different thinks & in lots of different ways.I wasn't suggesting and still am not suggesting banning books like that, but I certainly think people need to be far more educated about what fascism actually is & not just blindly go along with general Hollywood myths that it's all about Nazis & state control. In reality the only common aspects of fascist regimes are a powerful Police & Army & the belief it is legitimate to impose your will with the use of force, everything else varies.