The NRA's new shooting app for mobile devices is no longer being described as "suitable for ages 4 and up." The age recommendation for "NRA: Practice Range" was changed to at least 12 years and a warning that the game depicts "intense" and "realistic" violence was added after an outcry from anti-gun groups, the AP reports. The game offers a virtual shooting range with a variety of firearms, and provides tips on gun safety.
"This is a classic example of everything that is wrong with the NRA," says a spokesman for the Courage Campaign advocacy group, which started a petition urging Apple to drop the free game from its App Store. "Instead of coming to the table with constructive ideas to reduce gun violence, the NRA is instead developing a video game that glorifies guns and gun violence."