Jan. 15, 2013 | 5:55 p.m.

NRA releases shooting app, finds itself a target in online game

One month after National Rifle Assn. Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre blamed violent entertainment in the wake of the Dec. 14 school shootings in Newtown, Conn., the NRA has released a mobile shooting game that puts players behind virtual handguns and rifles. Meanwhile, an anti-NRA video game puts LaPierre in its sights. “NRA: Practice Range,” a free app released Monday for iPhone and iPad, aims to provide “safety, training & education” — with such resources as 2nd Amendment newsfeeds and gun law information centers — but its “target practice” game is stirring up controversy. The 3-D first-person shooting game touts “realistic simulations” that allow gamers “to enjoy the most authentic experience possible.” The game, officially licensed by the NRA and created by tech startup MEDL Mobile, features nine different firearms, including a Beretta, M16, Mossberg 500 and AK-47, some of […]
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