Ft. Hood Killer Used FN Pistol

ABC Taps Brady Bunch for Firearms Info

Just posted this as a comment to ABC and at Opposing Views.  My comment should be up soon.

http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/news-fort-hood-shooter-used-cop-killer-armor-piercing-handgun

ABC appears to have drawn most of the firearms knowledge displayed in their story from this press release.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/cop-killer-gun-thought-ft-hood-shooting/story?id=9019521

This report reads like a press release from the Brady Center, using their buzzword, and their exaggerated characterizations of the gun’s power.  The writers’ ignorance of firearms technology is obvious in calling the ammunition "5.7 caliber" (it’s 5.7mm) and calling the magazines "clips."

It’s not hard to see where the claims of bias come from when your reporters run unedited press releases without knowing or understanding what’s in them.  We at The Firearms Coalition would be happy to provide technical assistance.  There are numerous other organizations and groups in the firearms community, including the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the National Rifle Association, and Gun Owners of America who would be equally willing to help you improve the quality of your reporting.

Chris Knox
Communications Director
The Firearms Coalition