PA Bill Number: HB785
Title: In minors, providing for the offense of access to firearms by minors; and imposing penalties.
Description: In minors, providing for the offense of access to firearms by minors; and imposing penalties. ...
Last Action Date: Mar 5, 2021
Gabby Giffords Turns To Hollywood To Promote Gun Control :: 01/17/2021
The cozy relationship between the entertainment industry and the gun control movement has existed for decades now, and organizations like Everytown for Gun Safety and Brady have specific initiatives like the Everytown Creative Council that are designed to use the influence and amplifying powers of celebrity to boost their gun control messaging and calls to action. Now, in a new interview with Variety, Gabrielle Giffords says wants to use Hollywood to advance her her own agenda.
Stories are important. Elected officials use them to help get their points across, and for centuries artists have used them to inspire, make us understand points of view different than our own and bring people together. Hollywood and the arts are vitally important to helping us through a period of isolation, bitterness and divisiveness.
In other words, Giffords doesn’t just want to cut one of those annoying PSAs where they earnestly look into the camera and repeat the same insipid phrases. She wants to use the storytelling power of Hollywood to aid in the push for new gun laws. It’s smart, honestly. She understand that politics is downstream from culture.
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Cam Edwards has covered the 2nd Amendment for more than 15 years as a broadcast and online journalist, as well as the co-author of "Heavy Lifting: Grow Up, Get a Job, Start a Family, and Other Manly Advice" with Jim Geraghty. He lives outside of Farmville, Virginia with his family.