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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:25 AM

The NRA’s New Target Practice App Teaches Four-Year-Olds to Shoot

Source: www.gizmodo.com

Here is some free PR advice for the National Rifle Association: Now is not the time to release a target practice iOS app—especially one intended for kids. According to the NRA, the app is intended for children as young as age four.

In Target Practice you can choose to test your skills in an indoor or outdoor range or opt to shoot skeet. You get to pick your weapon, and you can pony up $1 to unlock better (more powerful) guns. For example, in the outdoor range your default is an M16, but you can upgrade to an AK47 or an MK11 if you pay. It's really just a point-and-shoot game, but the fact that it's meant for kids is straight up stupid.

Read more: http://gizmodo.com/5975734/the-nras-new-target-practice-app-teaches-four+year+olds-to-shoot



Wow! The NRA really has no class!

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Reply The NRA’s New Target Practice App Teaches Four-Year-Olds to Shoot (Original post)
RetroGamer1971 Jan 2013 OP
Robb Jan 2013 #1
liberalcitizen1 Jan 2013 #2
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #5
Paladin Jan 2013 #3
Locrian Jan 2013 #4
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #6
Indydem Jan 2013 #7
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #9
Indydem Jan 2013 #11
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #12
Indydem Jan 2013 #13
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #17
IveWornAHundredPants Jan 2013 #20
Indydem Jan 2013 #23
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #31
Indydem Jan 2013 #32
crim son Jan 2013 #45
LongTomH Jan 2013 #19
Indydem Jan 2013 #22
LongTomH Jan 2013 #28
Indydem Jan 2013 #29
thucythucy Jan 2013 #34
MessiahRp Jan 2013 #39
MessiahRp Jan 2013 #40
LanternWaste Jan 2013 #37
PatrynXX Jan 2013 #42
bowens43 Jan 2013 #8
Indydem Jan 2013 #10
onehandle Jan 2013 #14
Indydem Jan 2013 #15
progressoid Jan 2013 #30
mokawanis Jan 2013 #33
PatrynXX Jan 2013 #43
tarheelsunc Jan 2013 #38
Puzzledtraveller Jan 2013 #16
Blandocyte Jan 2013 #41
PatrynXX Jan 2013 #44
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #18
ileus Jan 2013 #21
Hoyt Jan 2013 #24
Walk away Jan 2013 #26
Bay Boy Jan 2013 #36
NickB79 Jan 2013 #25
SCVDem Jan 2013 #27
Bay Boy Jan 2013 #35

Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:31 AM

1. They're well within their rights to make asses of themselves

And boy am I glad. Tone-deafness will be their undoing.

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Response to liberalcitizen1 (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:49 AM

5. Hope your stay at DU is short.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:43 AM

3. Dear Lord: Please Keep The NRA This Stupid, Clueless And Tone-Deaf, Forever And Ever. (nt)

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:45 AM

4. taking a page from the fundy religions - get em while they're young /nt

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:51 AM

6. I want an 'app' that teaches children from age one that guns are evil and vile.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:53 AM

7. Why do you need an app?

Why don't you just feed them your anti gun lunacy straight from your own mouth?

Same effect.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:57 AM

9. I do every day, but you see like the NRA, I can reach millions more with an app.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:06 AM

11. Then write an app.

I'm sure that tens of people who share your opinions on gun control will download it.

Maybe you can make it an app where people gt robbed and have no way to defend themselves.

Ooh, or an app where they have never been shown a gun or how to respect it and they shoot themselves or their friends. Trading in gun fear and ignorance seems like a winner.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:09 AM

12. Thanks. Been 65 years, in multiple big cities in many states, and never saw a need for a gun and

I live a life without fear.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:11 AM

13. Then why do you hate guns?

They are no threat to you or others. Statistically you have no chance of being killed by a firearm.

Irrational fear of firearms, that's why.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:36 AM

17. Because they are vile and the instruments of evil. Designed for a single use: to kill.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:39 PM

20. They aren't just for killing.

They're also handy for making holes in pieces of paper. See, a wide range of uses! No wonder the people who love them call them "tools."

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Response to Indydem (Reply #23)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:00 PM

31. Yes, they are. If I believed in mythical beings, I'd call them the spawn of the devil.

P.S. I didn't say they would 'kill anyone'. I said they were designed to kill. Doesn't matter if it's a rabbit, a bear, or a human, the use is the same.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #31)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:29 PM

32. Must be a lot of dead things

The vast majority of guns are not used to kill anything except paper targets.

Or to sit, unused, for home defense.

But keep up the spin!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #31)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:21 PM

45. You're right of course.

It's astonishing that the truth is "spin" to NRA types.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:38 PM

19. "They are no threat to you or others." Excuse me, I also live in a city!

I've heard gunshots in two neighborhoods I've lived in. I've seen the articles in local papers about the innocent people killed in gun violence, including children.

Fear of firearms is rational!

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Response to LongTomH (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:01 PM

22. It is rational if you fear the world.

You have a much more significant possibility of dying in many other ways rather than a firearm.

The fact that you fear something that has such a small possibility of killing you is irrational at best, paranoid at worst.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:28 PM

28. Did you miss this article on the DU front page?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014367942

Here's are some excerpts from the NY Times article linked:

Younger Americans die earlier and live in poorer health than their counterparts in other developed countries, with far higher rates of death from guns, car accidents and drug addiction, according to a new analysis of health and longevity in the United States.


........snip

Car accidents, gun violence and drug overdoses were major contributors to years of life lost by Americans before age 50.

The rate of firearm homicides was 20 times higher in the United States than in the other countries, according to the report, which cited a 2011 study of 23 countries. And though suicide rates were lower in the United States, firearm suicide rates were six times higher.

Sixty-nine percent of all American homicide deaths in 2007 involved firearms, compared with an average of 26 percent in other countries, the study said. “The bottom line is that we are not preventing damaging health behaviors,” said Samuel Preston, a demographer and sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania, who was on the panel. “You can blame that on public health officials, or on the health care system. No one understands where responsibility lies.”


Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/10/health/americans-under-50-fare-poorly-on-health-measures-new-report-says.html?_r=0

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Response to LongTomH (Reply #28)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:35 PM

29. The possibility of being killed by a firearm is virtually zero.

What part about that do you not understand?

0.0030% That's negligible.

You have a higher probability of dying of AIDS.


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Response to Indydem (Reply #29)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 02:58 PM

34. Tell that to the children and parents at Newtown.

"Virtually zero."

That's what 20 children now have, instead of lives.

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #34)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:47 PM

39. He's an NRA loon

Check his other posts. He's a troll but it takes a lot to get banned around here these days, it seems.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #29)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:53 PM

40. Like always, you are wrong.

30,470 gun deaths in the US in 2009. 33,015 diagnosed with AIDS in 2010. Not DIED of AIDS, diagnosed, meaning most will likely survive with treatment for quite a long time.

So once again like always, you are full of shit.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:21 PM

37. I do understand that people with different onions

Bless your little heart. I do understand that people with different onions often compel us to minimize those opinions and denigrate those who hold them so we don't feel too outclassed when confronted with them.

But just a suggestion-- doing that is pretty dumb in and of itself, and it also advertises things about ourselves we often don't intend...

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:58 PM

42. in order to to that

you need a wire near the palm grip that sends a tiny zap whenever the person shoots.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 10:54 AM

8. The gun lovers are completely insane.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:03 AM

10. I call bullshit.

While its not going to stop the anti gun lunatics from flapping their traps, their is no evidence that this is made by the NRA, or that its marketed towards kids.

The NRA has an app, and its specifically listed as made by National Rifle Association of America and costs $2.99. This app, while having NRA in the name, is made by MEDL MOBILE. I find it highly unlikely they would publish a game under anyone else's banner, or make it a free app.

But hey, if it helps you push you agenda, by all means, scream and shout irrationally.

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Response to Indydem (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:19 AM

14. NRA apologist says something. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:21 AM

15. Derp derp.

I point out a clear inconsistency and facts and you make a dismissive comment. Do you ever contribute anything useful to a conversation?

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Response to Indydem (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:57 PM

30. You point out clear inconsistency and facts?

Seems more like conjecture.


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Response to Indydem (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:01 PM

43. seems like we have a troll

now as for having a gun show in an elementary school in spooner wi where thats just life. now that's a knee jerk reaction. This with the NRA's name on it while making the argument it's the games when it's a known fact they give money to the video game makers yawn. I see troll hunting would be wise not to feed it energy burgers..

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Response to Indydem (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:05 PM

38. The point is, the NRA granted the publishers a LICENSE to use their name and insignia.

Otherwise, the NRA would be suing them for trademark infringement. They know what their doing, they want to get their pro-gun message out to a younger audience.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:30 AM

16. I got a Daisy BB Gun for my 6th birthday

I would shoot my dads empty Old Milwaukee cans in the back yard.

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:17 PM

41. You're lucky you didn't shoot your eye out n/t

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #16)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:03 PM

44. love the Daisy's.

bit safer than the ones with the CO2 cans in there. Just crank it back and oh look it bounce off (not thru) the fence. Usually where it was legal it was the squirrels we were aiming at for stealing the birdseed.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:43 AM

18. Jesuits in the NRA? ?

"Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man"


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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:51 PM

21. An AK isn't an upgrade

From an AR.

The AR is a much better target and hunting platform.

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Response to ileus (Reply #21)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:09 PM

24. Maybe so, except most yahoos don't covet and drool over them for target shooting or hunting.


Get real.

Here's some target shooters with their semi-autos out for a "wholesome day of target shooting."

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #24)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:14 PM

26. When I think semi-automatic weapons...this is excatly what I expect.

How many "Gun Collectors" with guns like these really hate the government?

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #24)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:17 PM

36. That's pretty tacky...

...it should be posted without the blur so their neighbors can be 'proud' of them.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:09 PM

25. Agreed, letting a kid use an app like this is stupid

But that's because I think too many parents use TV and games like this as a substitute for real parenting and quality time with their child. Much better to take them to the range and show them how to use the real thing. Here's what my wife wants to buy our daughter when she turns 5: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=chipmunk+rifle&FORM=HDRSC2#view=detail&id=7E2ABC325DA83D688F5C042EFFC6710E60CB39F3&selectedIndex=1

Though I'd rather start her on a BB gun for the first couple of years in the backyard before progressing to a .22 rife.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:28 PM

27. When it changed.

Look back at our history and you find chronicled in the newspapers, photographs of dead people. Many, usually crooks and other bad guys, had a pic showing all the gory details if they died in a shoot out.

Now the death pictures are rarely shown and especially if it's a dead American at home. No close ups!

Maybe it's time to print the true faces of death. Show what really happens during a murder/massacre.

Yes it is disgusting, but we have too many who just don't have a concept of the damage a bullet can cause.

Let's run those NRA and gun store ads next to the murdered childrens crime scene photos.

We have become so desensitized that perhaps we do need a slap of cold hard reality to bring us back to center.

If the NRA was based in the Middle East they would be a terrorist organization. They promote the murder of Americans.

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Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:14 PM

35. Who does the ratings?

Just curious, if it's like the movies then you can't blame the game maker.

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