What's the difference between a gun and a rifle? What makes a rifle an assault rifle? With the gun debate so much in the news, it's more important than ever to get the details right when reporting about firearms. You can learn all about it at the "Covering Guns for Reporters" seminar from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET Nov. 21 at the Virginia Press Association's headquarters in Glen Allen, just north of Richmond.

During the seminar, state-police firearms instructors will teach you everything you need to know about firearms, while Firearms Transaction Center personnel will walk you through the firearms purchase process. Admission is $25 for VPA members and $40 for non-members; the fee includes a free boxed lunch. Register here.