At Landmark: Mark Timney, ‘Off Target’ 10/17/16

"Off Target: What Hollywood, Journalists, and Shooters Get Wrong About Guns"

his is an apolitical examination into the mythology that surrounds firearms. The term “mythology” is especially appropriate here given that much of what the average person, even the average gun owner, thinks s/he knows about guns is inaccurate. Without getting into a discussion about what we should or shouldn’t do about the issue of guns, Keene State College professor Mark Timney’s lecture and discussion will instead examine how our perceptions of firearms have been distorted by media and folklore. Such distortions—about the mechanics, ease of use, and lethality of guns— have seriously hindered public discussion about the regulation of firearms.

Mark Timney is an award-winning mass communicator and educator with more than 20 years of professional experience. He's worked as a television reporter, producer and news anchor, healthcare public relations professional, freelance magazine and Internet writer, and public relations and advertising consultant. Mark earned his M.S. in journalism and Ph.D. in mass communication from Ohio University. When he isn't at Keene State you might find him flying his hang glider, riding his motorcycle, in his kitchen cooking, or playing lead guitar in his classic rock band "Observant Ego."

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