NRA Shooting App No Longer 'Suitable' for 4-Year-Olds
'Practice Range' now for ages 12 and up
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2013 1:00 AM CST
A screen grab of "NRA: Practice Range."    (AP Photo/MEDL Media)

(Newser) – 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."

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scalar
Jan 18, 2013 10:48 AM CST
The NRA: Hear them roar like an old sow going to the slaughter house, hear them squeal with a fear of the imminent, listen to the gnashing of teeth, oh the stench of testosterone. A pig will demand special attention but will give none, will always take but give nothing in return, quite simply a pig is a pig is a pig! HA HA HA HA.
KoalaJohnson
Jan 16, 2013 1:00 PM CST
Regardless of the fact that this game is, in and of itself, fairly innocuous and in a completely different league from the hyper-violent GTA, Call of Duty, and the likes, the timing of its release is in extremely poor taste. As for releasing the game itself, and then setting the age-appropriate level to 4, or even 12 years old; that is an extremely hypocritical move for a group that is deflecting the blame of gun violence onto video games and and films that glorify weapons and violence to our youth.
gomer99
Jan 16, 2013 12:33 PM CST
Gun Violence ???? It's a foooookin' TARGET RANGE It isn't _Grand Theft Auto_ or _Kindergarten Killers_.......that are STILL ON SALE.