I've seen the same magazines and have had the same reactions. I'll sidestep the politics for a minute and try to deal with the survivalism for a moment. Yes, the prepper/survivalist magazines seem to over-do it on the guns thing. They need a more balanced approach to the totality of long term survival--going beyond security to include shelter, replenishable food, replenishable water, health/first aid, energy, and communications. It will take all of those and more to survive long term in a country that may be going through a revolution or trying to re-discover its moorings. Finding information on the well-rounded, balanced approach is more difficult. For one thing, the reader has to know what he or she is looking for. See the above list of seven categories. And it is likely that the information will be in several different places, and those places are not connected to each other. Forums such as this one are a big help.