The shooting at Sandy Hook has brought gun policy to the forefront of
our national conversation. President Obama has pledged to act
aggressively on the issue, having laid out a comprehensive plan,
including new weapons regulations as well as law enforcement and public
awareness programs, in the hope of reducing gun violence. This will be a
marquee issue in Washington and throughout the country over the next
several months, and media coverage will only intensify.
said, too few journalists have a solid understanding of guns and gun
violence. Here are three major things the media gets wrong.