In describing the industry, NRA Vice President Wayne LaPierre said, “There exists in this country a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells, and sows, violence against its own people.”
Mr. LaPierre faulted the news media for failing to report on “vicious, violent video games” such as “Grand Theft Auto,” “Mortal Kombat,” and “Splatterhouse” as egregious examples. He also singled out “Kindergarten Killer,” a free, fairly obscure online game.
“How come my research department could find it and all of yours either couldn’t or didn’t want anyone to know you had found it?” he asked reporters.
More bullshit from the lie factory that is the NRA.
The gun industry lobbyist’s research department apparently didn’t turn up the violent games that gun enthusiasts’ play. Here’s a small sample:
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“General dynamics created Simunition decades ago for the military and later law enforcement,” Kaplan said in an email to Yahoo! News. “They recently created a civilian range program and we are probably the only facility doing person on person fighting. We are taking firearm training to a level previously held by professionals.”
“People are using real firearms modified to preclude the firing of a live/lethal round.”
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I’m not too worried about the fight between the gun industry and the video game industry. They’re both selling product, a lot of money is at stake, and I figure they’re evenly matched. What I do worry about is the fact that the gun industry hacks are now forcing their way into school issues and mental health policy.
The NRA has about as much business being involved in public school or public mental health issues as do the makers of Grand Theft Auto. The gun industry has absolutely no credibility lecturing anyone else on “violent games”. Take a stroll around the web and look at some of these gun enthusiast sites. Ask yourself if you want these folks driving a debate about the safety of 2nd graders or mental health treatment.