After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary last month, NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre said that “guns don’t kill people,” but that “there exists in this country…a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people” in the form of “vicious, violent” video games.
A concerned father drew attention to “Bullet to the Head of the NRA” in a Free Republic post:
I saw something today that upset and deeply disturbed me. I was walking past my son’s bedroom, where he spends all his time on his computer playing those damn games of his. I stopped when I heard the sound of Wayne LaPierre’s voice as he gave his speech about the Newtown massacre. I was surprised my son, who is just 14, was getting involved in anything political, but I was glad he was exposing himself to the right people. I opened the door, intending to tell him how proud I was, when the image on the screen stopped me cold. It was not, as I suspected, a video of Wayne LaPierre’s speech, but was in fact a virtual recreation of the event, a video game. And in the game was a virtual Wayne LaPierre, standing at his podium, giving his speech… with a crosshair over his head. Before I could even utter a word to scold my child, he clicked his mouse. And the virtual Wayne LaPierre’s face disappeared in a spray of blood.
The game is available for download on the internet, and as Katie Pavlich at Townhall notes, its creator hopes to see it all over the web.
“Share this everywhere, especially gun-nut and anti-game websites,” the creator writes with the username gizmo01942. “Also see if you can’t send it in to the NRA somehow, like through the feedback on their website or something.”
TheBlaze’s Meredith Jessup has more info on the creator’s intentions:
“I really want to shoot Wayne LaPiere in the head in a video game because I’m pissed about how he and others on his side have blamed violence on video games,” the game’s creator wrote. ”This’ll ultimately be a bonus level in the final game, but I want to get it done and released ahead as quickly as possible, in part because I wanna see the man wet his pants on television and bi**h about being victimized in a video game.”
The game itself appears to be a recreation of the tragedy at Sandy Hook.
Here are some of the still shots he posted to “show off” (content warning):
The video game released by the NRA allows gamers to shoot objects outdoors with the goal of “[instilling] safe and responsible ownership through fun challenges and realistic simulations.”
(H/T: Gateway Pundit)
This post has been updated.