NRA Blames Games for Shootings, Then Releases Shooting Game
The NRA has released a new shooting game for the iOS appropriate for children ages twelve and up. Last month, the NRA called the video games industry “a callous, corrupt, and corrupting shadow industry that sells and sows violence” after the Sandy Hook shooting.
NRA: Practice Range is a free shooting range simulator with microtransactions to buy firearms like an AK47 assault rifle or an MK11 sniper rifle. The game initially had an age rating for four and up, but the rating has been upgraded to 12+ for “Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence.”
The game is described as putting “the National Rifle Association’s broad scope of resources in the palm of your hand – with 2nd Amendment newsfeeds, gun law information centers & educational materials you can access anywhere, anytime” and includes a target practice component which “offers a 3D shooting game that instills safe and responsible ownership through fun challenges and realistic simulations. It strikes the right balance of gaming and safety education, allowing you to enjoy the most authentic experience possible.”