By: Matt Pressberg | Online Journalism Review
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.
With that said, too few journalists have a solid understanding of guns and gun violence. Here are three major things the media gets wrong.