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Cupp: 'Educating' journalists about guns

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

For years I’ve advocated for the journalists, activists and politicians who argue for more gun control to better acquaint themselves with guns and gun laws. It’s always struck me as pretty appalling that the only requisite for an opinion on limiting gun rights appears to be passion, not knowledge.

From cable news anchors to newspaper reporters, college administrators to anti-gun lobbyists, local legislators to the vice president of the United States, the very people who want to reinterpret the Constitution and limit your Second Amendment rights often seem to know the least about the issue, save for their uncanny ability to prey on emotion and fear.

So I was thrilled to see that a reputable journalism school - indeed, one of the best in the country — will offer a class for journalists covering guns and gun violence.

But, sadly, my excitement was short-lived: “This workshop is being made possible by a generous grant from Everytown for Gun Safety.”

 

Read the complete article: NY Daily News

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