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
NRA Shooting Game No Longer 'Suitable for 4-Year-Olds'
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." (Read more NRA stories.)

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