I am not very familiar with guns and think I should be. I think all journalists should be. In light of the shootings in Orlando, some of the resources I mentioned in a previous post are still valid:
- a primer from Mother Jones, the investigative news magazine, which explains a lot of the basics of guns and ammunition.
- Summary of mass killings in U.S., including an interactive map
Mother Jones also has an article today about the gun that police say the Orlando shooter used, whether you call it an assault rifle a modern sporting rifle.