NRA criticized for nonviolent videogame

Ok, so the NRA is being criticized for an authorized videogame in the iTunes store. Basically, the game portrays responsible gun ownership at a target shooting range.

According to CNN, the main criticism is the timing. The game was released exactly 1 month after the Sandy Hook shooting. However, every app is screened by Apple, and is released only after Apple approves the game. What this means is that NRA had no control over the fact that it was released 1 month after a mass shooting.

In my opinion, the timing may appear crude, but I get what the NRA was ‘aiming’ for – in a time when the 2nd Amendment is under attack, the NRA is seeking to portray an alternative to violent videogames and to show the reality of the majority of gun owners.

In reading that article, the single best part is probably the quote from Lori Haas, “How two-faced of the NRA to introduce a violent video game on the heels of their blame game.” If you aren’t aware, the NRA recently blamed violent media for our violent society. I must point out to Lori and those like her, that the only victims in the NRA videogame are sheets of paper. It is completely nonviolent. Compared to the NRA game, childern’s cartoons look like a slaughterhouse.


About jurmond

'Jurmond' was the name of my first character in a homebrew D&D campaign. He was a gunslinger and tinker, creating and carrying strange weapons that belched fire and smoke. That was well over a decade ago but I still think of him whenever fiction and firearms collide, so it seems the perfect pen name for this project.
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