I came across a pretty cool article today, about how the latest issue of “People” magazine has taken a pretty firm stance on gun laws in this country. Here’s a link to the article, where it details how the magazine printed all 535 congressional phone numbers and urged its readers to give their own representative a call. Gun control in this country has been a pretty topical issue as of late, and in light of the Umpqua Community College shooting, has really started to attract the kind of media attention it needs.
I think it’s pretty neat that People magazine, which has a HUGE readership, consisting of a demographic that might not normally become involved with political matters of this kind, because the normal content they post is not very political or socially aware at all. The growing frustration levels in this country about gun laws and the NRA’s power over the government always seem to surge (understandably) after an incident that could have been prevented through stricter gun laws, and with this most recent incident, it’s not any kind of surprise as to why. I’m pretty impressed that People magazine actually did this, because it varies so much from the usual stories and content that they normally publish. I’d love to hear everyone else’s thoughts about this though!