RoanokeFirearms http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/13157/all en Media to U.S.: Lose the Guns, Get Sophisticated http://mrc.org/commentary/media-us-lose-guns-get-sophisticated <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     I’m a rare combination: a trained journalist who grew up understanding the value of guns. </p> <br /> <p >     My dad taught me how to shoot and made sure I understood safety, my rights and my responsibility – namely, that the government wouldn’t be around if I suddenly needed protection.</p> <br /> <p >     I’ve been rather queasy reading and hearing journalists’ take on the Virginia Tech shooting.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/media-us-lose-guns-get-sophisticated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Business Cho Glock gun GunControl MarieClaire massacre media news NewYorker pistol rifle RoanokeFirearms shoot Shooting Texas VirginiaTech Wed, 25 Apr 2007 18:23:35 +0000 admin 29656 at http://mrc.org Media Blame Businesses in the Wake of Tech Tragedy http://mrc.org/articles/media-blame-businesses-wake-tech-tragedy <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     Last week after tragedy struck Virginia Tech and a gunman took 32 innocent lives, the media portrayed legal businesses as complicit in the murders.</p> <br /> <p >     The media coverage quickly turned into a raging debate about gun control, with reporters on the three major networks blaming a number of businesses that committed no crime. ABC’s Brian Ross was the worst offender, painting Roanoke Firearms as the villain on several different ABC programs.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-blame-businesses-wake-tech-tragedy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Government Cho Crime Glock gun handgun killing Markell massacre pistol RoanokeFirearms Shooting VirginiaTech Walther Wed, 25 Apr 2007 17:04:33 +0000 admin 25536 at http://mrc.org