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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:51 AM

NRA Changes age restriction for new shooting app

Source: Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A new shooting game for mobile devices by the National Rifle Association is no longer being labeled suitable for preschoolers. "NRA: Practice Range" changed its age recommendation on Tuesday from 4 years and up to at least 12 years of age with an added warning that the game depicts "intense" and "realistic" violence.

The move came amid pushback from liberal organizations that called the game tasteless and its timing politically motivated. It was released Sunday. This week is the one-month anniversary of the shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school that left 20 children and six adults dead, and the same week President Barack Obama is expected to announce his plan for curbing gun violence.

"This is a classic example of everything that is wrong with the NRA. Instead of coming to the table with constructive ideas to reduce gun violence, the NRA is instead developing a video game that gA week after the Newtown shooting, NRA executive Wayne LaPierre blamed violent video games and movies, and not guns, for contributing to mass shootings.

"There exists in this country a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people," he said during a Dec. 21 news conference

Read more: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/national_world&id=8956146



A progressive advocacy organization, Courage Campaign, on Tuesday circulated an online petition asking Apple to drop the free mobile application from its store.
Apple declined to comment.

Apple needs to be reminded that they DO have control over their content.

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okaawhatever Jan 2013 OP
msongs Jan 2013 #1
Sunlei Jan 2013 #2
okaawhatever Jan 2013 #3
BumRushDaShow Jan 2013 #4
Paladin Jan 2013 #5
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #6
Paladin Jan 2013 #8
and-justice-for-all Jan 2013 #7

Response to okaawhatever (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 03:53 AM

1. mental illness indeed nt

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Response to okaawhatever (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:10 AM

2. NRA had an apple ap shooting game labeled suitable for preschoolers!? NRA is harmful to our society

all they are is lobbyists for gun sellers.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:26 AM

3. Yes & I had no idea that NRA Pres. blamed violent video games for Newtown

hypocrit much? I mean c'mon. One week after you blame violent video games for killing kids, you introduce a video game to teach kids how to shoot guns? Dear God, cue up Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors"

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Response to okaawhatever (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:47 AM

4. "pushback from liberal organizations"

Why is it that the lamestream media has to frame everything in terms of "liberal" or "conservative"?

All it does is to insist that everything is somehow "partisan". I would think that apolitical groups and organizations that focus on children, etc., given what happened a month ago, are also concerned.... Yet the M$M continues to sow the false divisions.

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Response to okaawhatever (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:08 AM

5. Too Late, Assholes.


Your tone-deafness is out, for all to see. The frantic backstepping you're doing now just makes it worse---which suits me fine.....

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Response to okaawhatever (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 09:48 AM

6. More proof why the NRA needs to be legally restrainted from 'teaching' anything

to children.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:52 AM

8. Amen. Fuck Eddie Eagle. (nt)

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Response to okaawhatever (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 10:42 AM

7. The NRA needs put in check...nt

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