Hey Moms 'n' Dads! NRA has a shooting game app for your kiddies - as young as four! - with targets in the shape of coffins!

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UPDATE:

(AP) — A new shooting game for mobile devices tied to the National Rifle Association is no longer being labeled suitable for preschoolers. "NRA: Practice Range" changed its age recommendation Tuesday from 4 years and up to at least 12 years of age, with an added warning that the game depicts realistic violence.

Oh, well, in that case...

Original post:

Hey weary moms and dads! Need a little something to keep Timmy and Susie busy while you're off smoking dope, guzzling boxed wine, stuffing your faces with Bagel Bites, and/or having private grown-up time? Well, search no more! Now your little cherubs can fend for themselves while you're otherwise occupied!

Yes, ladies and gents, all your babysitting problems can be solved by purchasing the NRA's newest family values product! Nope, not their new experimental child-size mini-Glockette with 1000-capacity magazine and matching shoulder holsters in Bullet Blue or Projectile Pink!

Nononosireebob!

Nothing says Happy Birthday Four-Year-Old like a video game in which aiming virtual guns at coffin-shaped targets makes you a winner! Weeee! Building self-esteem has never been easier!

So turn that frown upside down, parents! Your tot's well-taken care of now! “NRA: Practice Range” to the rescue!

Who the hell runs their P.R. department, Dick Cheney? Who's their product development head, this guy?

Via the Daily Mail:

As the nation debates gun control just one month after the Sandy Hook shootings, the NRA has launched a target practice shooting app, which it recommends for children from four years old. [...]

But the main focus is on the shooting game, where users take aim at coffin-shaped targets, complete with red bullseyes at head- and heart-level. Players can also upgrade to a more powerful weapon by paying $0.99.

On iTunes, NRA promises that the app, rated suitable for ages 4 and above, contains a large range of safety tips, information and educational material. This includes '2nd Amendment newsfeeds' and 'gun law information centers.'

Who knows? Maybe they'll even include a framed Steve Stockman collector's edition of the Second Amendment. What a treat that would be!

One perk of the game would be the in-game safety tips, such as "Never use alcohol or drugs before or while shooting." Are you listening, Mom and Dad? Make sure your tiny tots are sober before engaging in firearm fun! No sharing that boxed wine, ya hear?

So now can we all agree that these so-called "pro life" "family values" extremists are obsessed with guns at all costs? Thank you.

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  • http://twitter.com/amethyst_winter Sara Lin

    How does giving your kids a gun toy teach them that guns are not toys?

  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    Maybe you've demonstrated your ignorance or failed to read carefully, Priell. The article says "coffin-shaped".

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2LWRFZRROCPGAKTLWQIIKIYLVM priell3

    And this simulation of shooting paper targets is nothing like the bloody, graphic and realistic games where images of actual humans are being slaughtered.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2LWRFZRROCPGAKTLWQIIKIYLVM priell3

    The author of the article and those that repeat have demonstrated their ignorance once again.
    The targets are not "coffins".  They are silhouettes in the approximate form of a bad guy.  Commonly used by law enforcement and the military for training and any gun owner that trains for self defense.
    Teaching young children safe firearms handling is a priority among all responsible firearm owning parents.  Teaching them early to respect the power of the gun, how to handle them safely and that they are not toys eliminates curiousity and prevents accidents.  I learned myself at 5 year of age and I taught my son when he was that old.  I have home movies from 1966 of myself playing with the toy guns my parents bought me for Christmas.

  • http://twitter.com/JMBoard Jack M. Boardman

    I hope it includes instructions on understanding that "Obama WANTS to take your guns away" & "All about 'Black Helicopters."