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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:53 AM

One Month After Newtown Shooting, NRA Releases Shooting Game App With Coffin-Shaped Targets

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Source: ThinkProgress

When 20 children and 6 adults were gunned down in Sandy Hook Elementary School exactly one month ago today, the National Rifle Association rushed to blame video games, not guns, for inspiring such mass murders. But the gun lobby seemingly lost sight of its target in the past weeks, and over the weekend released a shooting app, called “NRA: Practice Range.”

The app bills itself as a “network of news, laws, facts, knowledge, safety tips, educational materials and online resource.” The NRA reports that it “instills safe and responsible ownership through fun challenges and realistic simulations.”

But it isn’t all about hunting. It allows players practice shooting at targets — coffin-shaped targets, with red bullseyes at head- and heart-level:

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Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/01/14/1441701/newtown-nra-shooting-game/

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Reply One Month After Newtown Shooting, NRA Releases Shooting Game App With Coffin-Shaped Targets (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
Tanta Jan 2013 #1
niyad Jan 2013 #2
Robb Jan 2013 #4
Turbineguy Jan 2013 #3
ileus Jan 2013 #5
Hoyt Jan 2013 #7
naaman fletcher Jan 2013 #9
Hoyt Jan 2013 #14
naaman fletcher Jan 2013 #15
NickB79 Jan 2013 #13
Hoyt Jan 2013 #17
onehandle Jan 2013 #6
LiberalEsto Jan 2013 #8
NickB79 Jan 2013 #10
Javaman Jan 2013 #11
avebury Jan 2013 #12
SCVDem Jan 2013 #16
OKNancy Jan 2013 #18

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:57 AM

1. Stay Classy...NRA

Stay classy.
*sarcasm*

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:01 PM

2. dear goddess, can they portray their tone-deaf cluelessness any more graphically?

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Response to niyad (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:03 PM

4. It's as if we've got someone on the inside!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:01 PM

3. Maybe the first draft

used children instead of coffins?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:06 PM

5. coffin shaped targets...

Someone has never googled FBI targets I see.

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Response to ileus (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:18 PM

7. Most of us don't care what targets FBI uses, or plan on shooting targets that resemble people.


Do you -- and other Gungeoneers -- use silhouette targets to hone your "skills?"

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:36 PM

9. you've obviously never been to a gun range.

 

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:45 PM

14. Actually I have, and I've seen yahoos practicing on targets that resemble people.


I find it disgusting.

That's my point and one of the reasons I think it is time to do something about the way we view guns in this country. Folks that practice shooting people ain't stable, unless one thinks those like Wayne LaPierre are stable.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:46 PM

15. oh ok..

 

Just, while this may be disgusting, it is not particularly out of the norm.

The reasoning of course is that practice should always be as life-like as possible.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:44 PM

13. Most shooters have used silhouette targets

At some gun ranges, that's all they allow you to use (mainly because that's what they want to sell).

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:51 PM

17. Then we need to question the intentions of most shooters.


Shooting silhouette targets at a range really isn't much different from this:




Time we address the way we view guns in this country and what is acceptable.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:09 PM

6. Keep Doubling Down, Domestic Terrorist Enablers. Your Time Is Short.

Here come the NRA apologists.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:33 PM

8. These people are sociopaths

and should not be permitted to own guns.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:42 PM

10. These are very similar to standard IPSC targets

IPSC stands for International Practical Shooting Confederation. It's been around since 1976: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Practical_Shooting_Confederation

Here are some examples of standardized IPSC targets that have been in use for many years: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=IPSC+targets&qs=n&form=QBIR&pq=ipsc+targets&sc=8-12&sp=-1&sk=

Edited because of a wrong link added.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:42 PM

11. It's as if they want to be caught...

It's like the robber who keeps leaving a trail of evidence a mile long.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:43 PM

12. Talk about dumber then a sack of rocks! nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:50 PM

16. 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.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 12:51 PM

18. duplicate topic

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014367942

Please continue conversation in the older thread.

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