In response to the mass weaponry shootings in America, the mobile game is out off the Apple App Store.
NRA: Practice Range is out!
In just a few weeks since the Sandy Hook mass shooting wherein elementary students were shot dead, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre released the game. Coincidentally making somewhat of a statement related to the issue of gun control and the use of weapons in America. It’s a simple shooting gallery game in which people get challenging scores in the shooting range. Some of the guns are not easily accessible, however, you can pay money for in-game currency to get them.
Polygon spearheaded the investigation in which they have put emphasis on the original developers of the game: MEDL Mobile. Needless to say, mission is almost done. The media and news provider wants to point out that the game is said to be appropriate for ages 4 and up. Which later changes to 12 and above when the investigation commenced.
Video games and Mass shootings – A relationship for the worse?
Ironically, before the removal of the game, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre responded to the accusation that video games are one of the causes of shootings in America. Stating that it needs cleaning up. Being a president of a game that’s not up anymore because of violence issues is kind of awkward. He states that there is an aura here that promotes, and sells violence through video games. MEDL mobile (former co-founder of the series) said that they haven’t touched anything NRA-related since 2013. Cleaning their acts because they are tied to Disney and Verizon. Smart move? Could it be that the recent shooting caused the controversy? That said, the NRA Membership is still available in the store.
None of the two related companies have stated their thoughts about the incident. We’ll update you when Apple and NRA have given their statements.