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NRA Launches Target Shooting Game App

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WMDT 47 NEWS - In what many believe to be a questionable move, the NRA has launched a free shooting game for Apple products.  The app, called "NRA: Practice Range," puts the user in a gun range where they fire various handguns and rifles at stationary targets in order to earn points.  

There's no blood, the player isn't shooting anyone, and throughout the game are facts about gun safety and responsible use, but two things have critics up in arms.

The app was released just a month after the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, many people to say it was poor timing on the part of the NRA, and another point of contention, the game was originally recommended for people age 4 and up.  Monday, the age recommendation was raised to 12 year of age.

The NRA says the app is designed for safety, training, and education as well as target practice, and is not a violent game.

This release comes just weeks after NRA Executive Director Wayne LaPierre argued violent video games and movies are to blame for the nation's culture of violence.

 

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