A new Apple app released by the NRA, “NRA: Practice Range,” came under attack Tuesday from U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who called it "tasteless, hypocritical (and) insensitive just a month after the Sandy Hook massacre."
"NRA: Practice Range offers a 3D shooting game that instills safe and responsible ownership through fun challenges and realistic simulations," according to a product description by MEDL Mobile. "It strikes the right balance of gaming and safety education, allowing you to enjoy the most authentic experience possible."
The app includes "nine true-to-life firearms, three immersive shooting ranges, three distinct difficult levels, analog & gyroscope game controls and Game Center integration," according to the company.
The company refers to it as "the NRA’s new mobile nerve center, delivering one-touch access to the NRA network of news, laws, facts, knowledge, safety tips, educational materials and online resources."
“I believe that many parents would find the content of 'NRA: Practice Range' to be highly objectionable," Schumer said. "It would be preferable to have those parents who would like their children to access the game override the parental controls than to allow this game to be downloaded by a seven-year-old without parental consent.”
Schumer called on Apple to give the app a 17+ rating.
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