Guns and the laws that govern their control are again in the spotlight, in the wake of the massacre of 50 people in two Christchurch mosques on March 15. Senior Research Fellow at Griffith University’s Violence Research and Prevention Program Dr Samara McPhedran has researched this extensively, and is urging policy makers to take a considered approach rather than rush to solve this complex issue. She tells A Middle Ground that the media also must examine the part it plays in reporting mass shootings, and says recent reports catching One Nation courting funding from the gun lobby, do not reveal any new information.