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NRA’s New Shooting Game, Offered For Ages 4+, Launches One Month After Sandy Hook

The National Rifle Association launched a new shooting game called NRA: Practice Range for iPhone and iPad on January 14, which happened to be the one-month anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The game is free on iTunes and is being billed as appropriate for ages 4 years and up.

The game allows players to practice shooting in indoor or outdoor ranges, using their choice of nine different guns. Shots are fired at non-living targets that are “coffin-shaped…with bullseyes at head- and heart-level,” according to Annie Rose-Strasser at ThinkProgress, rather than living animals or bad guys — which may have helped the NRA get such a young age rating.

Despite the claims that the game was created to educate players on NRA facts and gun safety tips, the initial customer reviews are less than stellar. One reviewer gives the game 1 star and simply notes, “Your [sic] monsters.”

How do you feel about a shooting range video game for 4-year-olds? Would you allow young children to play if the targets were aliens or monsters? We want to hear from you in the comments section below.

Source: Huffington Post

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01.16.2013 / 06:12 AM EDT by Jo Aaron
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