The NRA released a mobile game on monday where players shoot stationary paper targets. As you can imagine, many people are up in arms about this. People are questioning the timing of the release of the game, however, people are also debating if it was intentional by the NRA due to the rise in membership after the Sandy Hook shootings or if it was an accident due to the time it takes apple to review and release apps onto the market. Although the article claims people aren't questioning the content of the game, it is still being raised as an issue. Supporters of the NRA claim that it is only paper targets that the player is shooting and that it practices the safe use of guns. The app also comes with rules for gun safety. Many opposers of the NRA are also claiming the association to by hypocritical, due to the fact that the executive vice president claimed that gun violence can be blamed on violent video games. The NRA now argues that this game released is not violent and in fact is intended to educate and promote safe gun use. 
(CNN.com)
 


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Catherine Soltesz
01/17/2013 6:26pm

After the Sandy Hook shooting, any thing that comes up about guns is blown out of proportion. These video games take a long time to produce and bring to market, so the creator probably could not have planned this.

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Andy
02/06/2013 6:00am

I agree with Catherine, if the word gun even comes into a conversation there is hell to pay. Since the recent shootings, one can't hold a conversation about guns without having someone start a heated debate over the issue of guns and gun control.

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