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Submitted by Lifeequals42 867d ago | opinion piece

NRA pulls bait-and-switch with iOS shooting app

NRA: Practice Range uses a low-rent shooter game as a bait-and-switch to educate users on the NRA and responsible gun ownership. While the intent is admirable, the app ultimately serves little purpose. (Culture, Industry, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, NRA: Practice Range)

SybaRat  +   867d ago
Sorta like the NRA serves no purpose. Outside of the comedy press conferences, I mean.
NagaSotuva  +   867d ago
Duck Hunt?
Lifeequals42  +   867d ago
Except Duck Hunt let you use one of those nifty Light Guns. My finger isn't nearly as cool.
AzaziL  +   867d ago
A game that encourages kids to shoot with a toy modeled similar to a gun, oh how the media would've had a field day with that game if it were released now.
Soldierone  +   867d ago
You this is funny. They want support, so what do they do? attack another group of people and do the exact same thing to gamers that everyone does to them. Ironic.

Ironic statement number 2, blame media all you want NRA. Aren't "fake guns" one of the most popular toys sold to kids? Walk down a toy aisle and try not to see a fake replica gun for kids.... Are We going to ban that too? Kids can't play cops and robbers at school anymore, so why not?

While we are trying to ban things, Take away airsoft and paintball guns while your at it. Books, poetry, and movies have connections too! Make it so all we can do in our free time is stare at a wall, then blame dripping paint for violence and ban that too.

The answer isn't with Obama, and it isn't with the NRA. Thats two extreme sides, the answer is somewhere in the middle.
starchild  +   867d ago
Well, I don't necessarily think the answer is in the middle of those two extremes, but I do agree that neither Obama nor the NRA offer sensible solutions.

Our insane Standard American Diet and the havoc it wreaks on the physiology of our bodies and the effect that has on our mental health is a much more likely cause for these sorts of tragedies.

I'm not calling for government to make laws forcing people to eat a certain way (they would probably get it wrong anyway), but if people are struggling to know the answer to the question "why?", our toxic western diet (and poisoned environment) has more to do with it than many people might realize.

Other than that, we have to realize that there will always be a certain small number of tragedies that occur in any complex society. We can't cure all of societies ills. Attempts to do so usually do far more harm than good. That is, the treatment is often far worse than the disease.
midnightambler  +   867d ago
You're never going to get a balanced argument if one side insists on waving guns around.

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