Neoseeker : News : NRA's controversial iOS shooter gets rating bump from Apple, now for ages 12+
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Josef Jan 17, 13
Where is the article about the extremely violent game, where you shoot the NRA vice president in the head while he's giving a speech?

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/01/15/new-video-game-allows-user-to-shoot-nra-president-in-the-head-n1489825

It is ignored, while this non-violent, educational game is bashed. Talk about hypocritical.
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WakeCraterWind Jan 17, 13
Always keeping the gun pointed in a safe direction would usually be downwards. Basically never where you think there would be people.


Sounds like this is a gun range instructional simulator, so I expect there would be other gun range safety rules like always assuming a firearm is loaded, always be cautious around squib rounds, anyone can call ceasefire during practice, always check downrange etc, etc.
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harbin Jan 17, 13
Yes because shooting a gun is anything like getting an iPhone and tapping a target, or whatever the controls will be like.

Two of the reviews on the front page say it all though:

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Great fun

by Joe in BrynMawr

This is fun and informative plus there is no need for eye and ear protection. A must have for any gun enthusiast and defender of the U.S. constitution.
Cool game from the NRA

by 76mark

Not a bad game. Too bad all the gun grab advocates think an app review is the appropriate place to vent about the NRA.
Chances are, ratings will be handed out at five star by those who strongly support the NRA and 1 star by those who disapprove.

Lol at Safety Tip #1 though



And what direction would this be then? Any idiots who by the game thinking it will improve their aim with a gun will probably aim it at their face because 'guns protect things'... even kids who will have access to this game (no idea why they need access to a gun), wouldn't even know a safe place to point it... but even a holstered pistol can go off.

This probably is just propaganda stuff. Seriously though, why in the US would you have to feel the need to carry a gun if you just want to go down to the shops?
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Demonfurby Jan 17, 13
quote Cain_Kousei_69
I don't understand the misconception that ALL games are for kids. What the hell America.
You're just as bad as them
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THM Jan 17, 13
You know what, to be honest, I support the proposed ban on assault guns in the U.S. NRA is just a butter club!!! Feel the power of interventionist state!!!
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Mastix Jan 17, 13
I'm not exactly pro-gun or anything. In fact I'm on the side of the debate asking for much much stricter regulation. This is stupid. I was shooting a gun at coke cans when I was six. This isn't far off from claiming Fruit Ninja is encouraging kids to go slash crowds up with a katana (I know that's a stretch, but it's what came to mind and I couldn't think of a better example). I agree that it's fairly hypocritical of the NRA, but I don't believe for a second that a game where you shoot simulated pieces of paper would offend the eyes of anyone under 12. I don't even think the demographic of children we're worried about is 5-year-olds playing games on daddy's iPhone.
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Cain_Kousei_69 Jan 17, 13
"blamed violent children's games"

This.

See how these people think, they think all games are children's play time fun and not a form of real intellectual media like films.

I remember back in the day the ABC news show 20/20 was going on ranting about how bad video games are then right after had a segment proclaiming how great the film Gangs of New York was (an exceeding violent film no less).

I don't understand the misconception that ALL games are for kids. What the hell America.
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Dreadlock Holiday Jan 16, 13
It wouldn't matter what age limit they change it to. Children are going to be exposed to that sort of stuff anyway. Television, internet games, console shooters, arcade games, carnivals etc.

Most children wouldn't dream of killing someone in real life.
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Peace-Child Jan 16, 13
So, we're still putting the blame on gaming then?
Sheesh, at this rate, video games are going to hit the fan due to excessive censorship and over-sensitivity, just like the comic book industry did all those years back.
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Praetorian_Lord Jan 16, 13
quote WakeCraterWind
I think the key is, they probably DON'T see their video game as violent
I think it's even more likely that the majority of them haven't played a video game in their lives.
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WakeCraterWind Jan 16, 13
quote Praetorian_Lord
WakeCraterWind I think it's more the timing than anything. Ordinarily I'd be torn on this issue because as you say, the game seems harmless enough, but having blamed mass shootings like the one in Connecticut on violent video games it's more than a tad hypocritical to release one of your own a couple of weeks later.
I think the key is, they probably DON'T see their video game as violent (I don't really either). It has guns, and you shoot stuff, but it's for sport. They probably see marksmanship on the same level of violence as fencing. The timing does seem appropriate if you take it as them trying to set an example as to how guns should be portrayed in video games.

That said, they should have been able to predict that not everyone would see it this way. They may have even expected it. That they did screw up in.
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Praetorian_Lord Jan 16, 13
WakeCraterWind I think it's more the timing than anything. Ordinarily I'd be torn on this issue because as you say, the game seems harmless enough, but having blamed mass shootings like the one in Connecticut on violent video games it's more than a tad hypocritical to release one of your own a couple of weeks later.

Typical of the rednecked knuckle-dragging NRA hicks. Reminds me of Charlton Heston's 'cold, dead hands' remark after the Columbine massacre.
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WakeCraterWind Jan 16, 13
Seems to me they want to show what a "good" video game about guns should be like. Seeing as they probably don't see the act of using firearms as violent (only the use of them on people) then I sort of fail to see the hypocrisy, as the game looks like it features firearms in the use of sport only. Not that I would know about what they say and how it would match up with my guess,but it looks to me like the NRA and the controversy just aren't seeing eye-to-eye.
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Demonfurby Jan 16, 13
This is shit. Really doing every (sensible) advocate of gun rights a disservice by looking like such huge asshats. When your organization's synonymous with their cause, don't do stuff like this.
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