NRA Releases New Violent App: 'NRA: Practice Range'

| by Michael Allen

The National Rifle Association (NRA), which has attacked video games since the Sandy Hook shooting, released a new app on Sunday called the 'NRA: Practice Range' that includes a gun range equipped with coffin-shaped targets.

The app includes what it calls “9 true to life firearms” and allows players to download an MK-11 sniper rifle setting for 99 cents. The military-grade sniper rifle can shoot 750 rounds per minute, reports

The NRA calls the 'NRA: Practice Range' a “network of news, laws, facts, knowledge, safety tips, educational materials and online resource."

Ironically, pro-gun advocates have attacked violent video games since the fateful Sandy Hook shooting.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) told CNN yesterday that she was “astounded” by scenes from the “Call of Duty” game series.

Rep. Blackburn said: “They are also wanting to make certain we get in behind these video games. I watched a couple of these last night in preparation for this segment and, Candy, as a mother and as a grandmother, I was astounded with some of the things I was seeing on ‘Call to Duty’ and, of course, we know the Norway shooter would go in and use that as target practice.”

Rep. Blackburn made no mention of violent video games produced by the NRA, or the fact that the NRA also licenses guns to appear in violent video games that the organization has repeatedly condemned.