Instead of taking even a morsel of responsibility, the NRA decided to use video games as a scape goat for the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut; a move of desperation, as proved time and time again over the years. In an almost hilariously bad press conference, the head of the NRA showed clips of violent video games, stating their interactivity and violence are a catalyst in the real world and tried to call for their ban. Now, one month after the tragedy, that same orginzation has self-published a shooting game.
Available on iTunes for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, NRA: Practice Range is touted as the “NRA’s new mobile nerve center, delivering one-touch access to the NRA network of news, laws, facts, knowledge, safety tips, educational materials and online resources.” In reality, it’s a crude first person shooter containing pistols, sniper rifles and automatic weapons (including an AK-47). The kicker? It’s free and rated 4+, a rating reserved for “applications that contain no objectionable material”, ensuring easy access for children of all ages.
Hypocrisy at its best; but hey, at least it’s responsible: