NRA Blames Gun Violence on Shooting Games, Then Releases Shooting Game

NRA Blames Gun Violence on Shooting Games, Then Releases Shooting Game

“Videogames are among the suspects that the National Rifle Association blames for gun violence in the United States. In his press conference after the Newtown massacre, for instance, the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre called game makers ‘a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people.’ So the rest of us are entitled to ask, aren’t we, why the NRA just released a free app for iOS that teaches how to shoot? Especially since, as Annie-Rose Strasser noticed, the first screen shot that pops up on the game’s page is of coffin-shaped targets, with helpful red marks at head and heart level.”

— “The NRA, Which Blames Shooting Games for Gun Violence, Has Just Released a Shooting Game,” David Berreby, Big Think


“NRA Releases iPhone Shooter Game One Month After Sandy Hook,” Alex Fitzpatrick, Mashable

“NRA releases free video game, rated ages 4 and up,” CBS News


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